Barbecuing and Grilling

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    The 10 Meatiest Sins of Orange County

    As a former two-year vegetarian, ribs, pastrami, and barbecue chicken were nowhere in my dictionary. At barbecue restaurants, I (sadly) opted for salads and pasta while my friends sucked on ribs. One bite of meat was a capital vice. Then I became not a vegetarian. Vegetarians, this is your guide to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Gourmet Grill Masters Opens in Irvine

    Edwin Goei​Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold described the chicken at the previously mobile-only Gourmet Grill Masters this way:"The chicken at Grill Masters stands a cluck or two above the rest: extravagantly seasoned fowl cooked on rotating spits, perfumed with smoke, slow-roasted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Memorial Day: What to Do Today?

    Flickr user DClemmLaguna Beach: Doesn't this look like fun?​Bored? Why are you at home? Still have no idea what to do today? Check out our handy calendar listings for barbecues, free live music and more. 

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Legendary Skinhead Martin Cox Hilariously Thin-Skinned

    Cox: Wants to attend one of my book signings...​I once made the late, great, decrepit Wally George cry because I called him a coffin-dodger. Mater Dei boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight threatened to sue me mostly because I wrote that he "waddles." Articles I've written in the past have prompted ... More >>

  • Features

    June 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2008

    Avocado Pizzas at Stonefire Grill in Irvine

    Pizza isn't something you'll see very often on this blog. Don't get me wrong. I eat plenty of it. But this is Orange County, not Chicago or New York. Pho, tacos, and ramen we got in spades -- just as good as those served in in Vietnam, Mexico and Japan, some might say. But pizza? So far, what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2007


    Never trust Moviefone's directions. As an OC noob, I actually expected to get the correct map to Edwards Island Theaters, but the step-by-step instructions left me in the middle of Newport Beach before giving up. Fortunately, I found the Lido Theater, and the owner was more than happy to give me d ... More >>

  • Unknown

    May 19, 2005

    Spread Some Aloha

    World peace starts at your summer barbecue

  • Food

    September 18, 2003

    A 12-Napkin Salute

    Eating spicy tofu at Lucys

  • Food

    May 9, 2002

    Battle of the Strip-Mall Chinese Restaurants

    Plowing through the suburban-sprawl experience

  • Food

    July 12, 2001

    Stuck on the Bayou

    Delicious hope in Santa Ana