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Belgium

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    First Look: Anaheim White House's Italian Steakhouse Menu

    Why make changes to your menu if you've fared this long with your existing one? That's the question we wondered when Sir Bruno Serato (He was knighted recently, didn't you know?) began speaking to the group. It was simple, really. The reason had to do with perception. When callers would inquire abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Father's Day Dining in OC: Something Besides Golf and Ties

    Mothers may carry us for nine months, but Fathers are parents, too. So we're taking a moment to check in on a few dining options this weekend. Let's pretend dad doesn't want to grill for once, but have someone cook for him. It's also less clean up in the kitchen. Reservations are always recommended. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013

    The Kids

    Alexs Bar

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Sunday Brunch: SideDoor

    Slowly but surely, we're rediscovering Sunday brunch. And so is everyone else, as SideDoor demonstrated last month. Expanding from their bar to the greenhouse, they also feature artists, DJs and other merriment in addition to brunch one weekend a month. But our first priority is that favorite meal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    On The Line: Brooke Des Prez Of Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, Part Two

    Did you know homemade doughnuts are the new health food? You didn't? Well, that's what Brooke Des Prez is telling us. We're liking that diet. Malasadas, lemon poppy seed, rosemary, Devils food and anything else she considers "healthy". Oh, and they are frying up the dough every hour. Count us in!Rea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013

    DJ Hype

    The Observatory

  • Food

    January 31, 2013

    The Globe's Beer Goggles

    This Garden Grove tavern appears to be from a previous era, but its Belgian beers and food are wonderful

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    On The Line: Scott Brandon of LinX, Part One

    Scott Brandon is no stranger to the restaurant scene, but he will be making his Old Towne Orange debut next month, as LinX is ready to rock and roll. Scott made time to answer our burning questionnaire, and well, you've been warned. This chef interview is rated PG-13 for adult language.Your earliest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Top 5 OC Events For LA Beer Week, Which Starts Tomorrow!

    On the first day of LA Beer Week, my true love gave to me: a schedule full of ways to drink beer for the next 10 days!  (Yeah, we're not exactly songwriters here.)   LA Beer Week is among us and it's packed with events throughout Southern California--beer crawls, a beer float showdown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    On the Line: Matt Strickland of The Bruery, Part One

    Who is Matt Strickland, and why are we interviewing him? That's the OTL question of the week. His job title is wood cellerman. No, really. Matt makes sure clients get their beer, and that it tastes exactly the way it should. Comparable to a winemaker, he works very closely with his product. You'll p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    The Bruery Goes Global: Bottles Spotted In Netherlands--Ishn't Dat Vierd?

    We all know the Netherlands is the place in Europe to get great pot and decent-looking legal prostitutes, but bottles from Orange County's own craft beer creators (and subject of last year's cover story) The Bruery? Yup.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    April 24, 2012

    A State Of The Union Address (Of Sorts)

    3hree Things is where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. I'm four days away from leaving for the (very brief) European/UK portion of Thrice's "Farewell Tour", and since my brain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    LinX, Artisan Sausage and Belgian Frites Shop, to Open in Old Towne Orange

    While researching an upcoming interview, we learned of a farm-to-table concept moving into the neighborhood this summer. Scott Brandon, known most recently for his work at Crow Bar Kitchen, plans to launch his next venture in Old Town Orange. Originally located at a historic space, Brandon's newer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet to Host Craft Beer Festival April 21

    When you think of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet--you know, right off the 5 right when the beautiful, wide roadway of Orange County gives way to the choking, backed-up awfulness of Los Angeles County--what do you think of? Tchotchkes, un-shrink-wrapped DVDs, and tribute bands, right?

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Delirium Noel: Our Drink of the Week!

    Taylor Hamby/OC Weekly​Ah, Christmas. It's the time of year when every business known to man vies for your Jesus money. They pull out their big guns of gimmicks and faux frenzies.Thanksgiving dinner is now a meal you have to wolf down quickly so you can get a good spot in line before Target opens. ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 24, 2011

    Glowbox Gifting

    [Trendzilla] And Lancome Christmas Crackers for the gal you have no idea how to shop for

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Yeti Imperial Stout at Crow Burger Kitchen, Our Drink of the Week!

    ​Hey, kids! This is Gustavo--but the review below isn't by me but rather submitted by occasional contributor Charisma Madarang, one of the great minds behind the UC Irvine publication Jet-Lagged. Enjoy!Located beside a Chipotle and a Pavilions at the newly opened Landing shopping plaza on the Balb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Le Pain Quotidien Opens Today in Fashion Island

    http://www.lepainquotidien.us/​You read Anne Marie's preview last week of the new Belgian bakery at Fashion Island by Anne Marie. Today, amid a flurry of press releases the bakery has announced Le Pain Quotidien is officially open.The chain, which started in Brussels in 1990, went on to conquer th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    It's LA Beer Week--With Lots of OC Events!

    ​LA Beer Week begins today, and this year, it's two whole weeks of craft beer mayhem. Beer crawls! Beer dinners! Beer workshops! The lineup is extensive with things to do for drinkers of every budget and neighborhood. Here's a sampling of the beer events happening in Orange County and Long Be ... More >>

  • Food

    August 25, 2011

    Brunch a Bunch Across OC!

    OC's best brunches: The ethnic, the gorgeous views and the bottomless booze!

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Anheuser-Busch Wants the 713... and the 714?

    Flickr user tsandHow is drinking Bud Light 713 Beer like having sex in a boat? Both are fucking close to water.​Our sister blog, Eating Our Words over at the Houston Press, reported that Anheuser-Busch's parent company, AB InBev, has applied for trademarks on the number 713--which just happens to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    What's Odd Future Doing in Indio in June?

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Odd Future just announced a few more California dates on their Tumblr, squeezing in a stint at the Indio Performing Arts Center  and San Diego in between stops at Spain, Australia and Belgium.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    On The Line: Dean Simon of Bruxie, Part Two

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​Today we continue our Q&A with Dean Simon of Bruxie in Orange. Have no idea what Bruxie is? Where've you been? If you missed the first part, click here to read it. And stay tuned tomorrow for a recipe. What show would you pitch to the Food Network?My idea for a sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Gorillaz, Yeasayer, Lupe Fiasco and More Give the Gift of New (And Free!) Music

    Myspace.com​Hot artists from Gorillaz to Lupe Fiasco are releasing new material. The cool part? The songs will be available online for download, and the cost ranges from totally free to "name your own price." These artists are among the most creative and challenging in popular music today, so ... More >>

  • Food

    December 23, 2010

    Bruxie Is a Euro-Smash

    The waffles are Belgian at this Old Towne Orange eatery, but the stuffing is pure Americana

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Bruxie: Leggo Your Eggo. Right. Now.

    ProfessorSalt.comThe Bruxie Burger!​If you have the chutzpah to open a one-item restaurant with variations on that single specialty, that thing better be so amazingly good that people gladly line up around the block for it and wait, and wait...  Bruxie, the brand new waffle restaurant in Old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Belgian Waffle Sandwich Shop Opens Monday in Orange

    ​Despite Eggos might lead you to believe, waffles aren't just for breakfast. A few years ago, I was in Brussels. After a morning hunting chocolates and settling on a box from Leonidas, I had a few Euros left in my pocket, and a hunger for a snack--something to tide me over until dinner.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    3hree Things: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Late-Summer European Festival Circuit

    ​I've been overseas for a week, playing string of European festival dates. The fests we've played have been much like Coachella or Bonaroo back in the states; they're three or four day events, have multiple stages, feature bands of all sorts of genres, and are built around camping, imbibing, sunbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    3hree Things: Airline Passengers I Hope To Avoid On My Trip To Europe

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music. ​At the time that this is posted I will be 35,000 feet above t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Christopher VictorioYou get what your ask for.​ Deep fried butter, tasty Tijuana treats and more of what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It after the jump!

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Brussels Bistro

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyBeer: Way more civilized in stemmed glasses.​The Place: Brussels Bistro, 222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach; (949) 376-7955.The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. dailyThe Deal: Draft Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe Blonde, and house Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, each yours for $4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    No U2 Means No Interpol: Interpol Tour Built Around U2 Dates Postponed

    Lilledeshan Bose​[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Wheat Beer Showdown

    cogdog / CC BY 2.0Mothership Wit​With the masses of craft beers now widely available--many coming out of our southerly neighbors in San Diego County--American beer doesn't have quite the same stigma as it once did. There is certainly still the watery, cheap swill to uphold that stereotype, but wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    On the Line: John Q Humphreys, Chef/Owner of Ramos House Café

    ​San Juan Cap's most famous eaterie has been home (literally) to Newport Beach native John Q Humphreys for the last 15 years. During that time it has built a reputation for low-key yet memorable grub, in particular a stellar brekkie/brunch. While succumbing to our inquisition, he gets fruity and v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Orange County Beer Festival Coming on Sunday, August 30!

    The booze-up, held at Irvine Lake from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature the county's best breweries, plus domestic and international brands, including ones from Hawai'i, Brazil and, of course, Belgium. Look out for The Bruery (from Placentia), TAPS (Brea), Bootlegger's Brewery (Fullerton) and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Deilirum Tremens

    Sometimes nothing tastes better than a cold, smooth beer. And if you're going to pay over five bucks a pop, you might as well go with World Beer Championship's 1998 winner of "Best Beer in the World," Delirium Tremens (Latin for "trembling madness"). Don't let the name fool you, this Belgium brewed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Meat Free Monday Goes Mainstream

    Of course, by 'mainstream' I mean that celebrities are now endorsing the campaign. Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney today launched a new website, Meat Free Monday, which encourages everyone to, yes, you guessed it, give up meat on Mondays. Other famous names weighing in include Kevin Spacey, Sheryl C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/21

    Mixer for a Mission, 5:30 p.m. Held at the Diamond Club in Angels Stadium, Project Access assists low-income families and seniors of affordable housing to achieve self-sufficiency through access to onsite education, health and social services. Price: $35 Anaheim Angels Baseball 2000 Gene Autry Way A ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 4, 2007
  • Food

    December 14, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    December 7, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    November 16, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    November 9, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    August 10, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Men Among Giants

    2006 Doheny Blues Festival

  • Food

    May 11, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    June 30, 2005

    A Portrait of the Food Critic as a Young Man

    You dont have to be English to appreciate Brussels Bistro, but it helps

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