Apologies for the crappy photo above, but the lighting at the Crosby is never bueno...We're all still waiting for the Crosby guys to open their much-anticipated Grilled Cheese Stop, so in the meanwhile we must content ourselves with the genius that sparked this restaurant: the Starving Artist at the ... More >>
Last month, the first issue of Santanero hit the streets of downtown SanTana, and I was impressed: not too Brave New Urbanist, not too Aztlanista, but somewhere right in the middle, with an art-centric approach, on glossy paper, and nearly fatter than your favorite infernal rag--not bad! The best pa ... More >>
When 15 accomplished chefs are given carte blanche to serve swine, you know it's time to make a reservation. Chef Amar Santana of Broadway and Bobby Navarro of 100eats100days.com fully intend to make your visit memorable, all while raising funds for culinary scholarships. The inaugural PigOut 1.0 is ... More >>
Sorry for the delay, folks, but behold my write-up from last week's successful pop-up at the Crosby for Dave Mau (the pants-less genius above) and his partner in crime, Cody Requeno. Their four-course meal was home cooking at its most gourmet: no fancy preparation, no weird ingredients, just heap ... More >>
Jason Quinn: Ready to go 2, 4, 6 on y'all!Earlier this year, Aron Habiger of the Crosby hosted Dee Nguyen of Break of Dawn for a pop-up night that had the SanTana restaurant slammed. We Forkers welcomed the occasion, not just because we all lover Habiger and Nguyen, but because it also heralded t ... More >>
The Crosby Cristo, in one of its rare sightings...Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .We here at SaFII make no bones about our love for the Crosby, about our respect for chef Aron Habige ... More >>
The Crosby Trailer from ChristianLong on Vimeo.Yeah alright, we know we love The Crosby. That's no secret. But we don't seem to be the only ones. NxtLvlFilms, an indie outfit that puts out documentaries and shorts on the local music scene, has released what I've linked above: a teaser on the film ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I had a fabulous toad in the hole at the Crosby: over-easy quail eggs, a fat strip of Canadian bacon, bread that cracked perfectly with each bite. I was looking forward to ordering it again yesterday--but it wasn't there.In addition to chef Aron Habiger's longstanding sandw ... More >>
Kimberly Valenzuela/OC WeeklyUPDATE, MARCH 24, 9:30 A.M.: The menu has been set (and we've seen it, and it's damn creative), but you may have to wait to get it. From Bill Crosby (HA!) writing on the Crosby's Facebook page:TONIGHT!!!! This is the first time that we're doing this, and all of our re ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThanks to everyone who came out! Click here to see more photos from last night.It was a hell of an evening last night at the Crosby in Santa Ana, as your favorite food blog and KCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food with Evan Kleiman held our first-ever Happy Hour event in la nar ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 8, 2 P.M.: Ehrline Karnaga of Layer Cake and Valhalla Table has donated a box of her macarons to the giveaway. How the hell are we going to give so many goodies to ustedes? See you this Thursday! ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 2: Remember to mark your calendars for next Thursday at 7 p.m ... More >>
Yes, Virginia: We're going to plug next Thursday's Happy Hour event at the Crosby as much as possible. But there is further incentive to go beyond Aron Habiger's that-night-only special, the opportunity to meet with Evan Kleiman, to talk with fellow Forkers.There's going to be giveways. Good give ... More >>
Last week, the Crosby in downtown SanTana reopened after a week of remodeling. Out went the bookcases and mini-lounge; in went more tables. A new, massive DJ stand, more lectern than turntable holder, is near the front. And chef Aron Habiger has ditched the Crosby's longtime menu of pizzas, pasta ... More >>
Dee Nguyen, of Break of Dawn: Il capo di tutti capi of OC dining in 2010Yay! It's the end of the year, which means it's year-end list season! YAY! In all seriousness, these lists are great opportunities to further highlight restaurants that did a wonderful job in 2010. Dave, Edwin, and Shuji will ... More >>
I bounce back and forth between The Crosby and Memphis in downtown
SanTana depending on what I want to eat. If I'm looking for Crosby chef
(and half-Mexi!) Aron Habiger to wow me with his monthly menu, I drop
by and read the magazines I bought at Rags next door. If I want the
comfort of a Cob ... More >>
Edwin GoeiWelcome to a new feature on our blog called 100 Favorite Dishes, where we countdown, um, 100 of our favorite dishes. That's right, starting now and for every day for the next 100 (week)days we will rehash all our favorite dishes. Simple as that. And if we did the math right, it shoul ... More >>
Taco acorazado picture lovingly ripped off from Edwin's personal blog, Monster Munching...Edwin and Dave will chime in later with their lists; here's mine, in a particular order:1. Tacos acorazados at Alebrije's: Out of all the regional Mexican specialties la naranja offers, this is the best: a h ... More >>
John GilhooleyAron Habiger is the wunderkind chef behind the scenes at the so-hip-it-hurts hangout The Crosby in Santa Ana.
Here are his answers to our survey.
1. Dish that you cook that most represents you.
2. What was the last meal you had at home?
Peanut butter and jelly ... More >>