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  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    On The Line: Brian Fast Of Waff-N-Roll, Part One

    Luxe lonchera owner Brian Fast is no stranger to foodservice, but he is relatively new to the mobile meal scene. He draws his restaurant experience from Arthur's Coffee Shop in La Habra and collaborates with chef consultant Elizabeth Whitt to create fulfilling meals sandwiched in a waffle made with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    On The Line: Alissa Grenis & Chris Rubinstein Of Bite Me Foods, Part One

    We knew about the Bite Me luxe lonchera a long time ago. What we didn't know was that she catered more than she rolled into food truck roundups. Alissa Grenis may be the brains behind the concept of cuisine that isn't deep fried (there isn't even a fryer on the truck), but she insisted on including ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    Reggie Watts' Humor Might Hurt Your Head

    When it comes to the humor this beatboxing madman, it's best to not overthink it

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rihanna To Charge Fans $250 For Diamonds Executive Platinum Box Of Her New Album

    Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    On the Line: George Wu and Lawrence Tai of Waffles de Liege, Part Three

    We wrap up our time with George and Lawrence a little envious; being not only good friends, but business partners must have more positives than negatives, right? And making desserts for a living can only be a win-win situation. Wonder if they need someone to stage for them?Since sharing a recipe tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Bruxie Opens in Rancho Santa Margarita TODAY

    Orange County's favorite wafflería officially opens its third location today in Rancho Santa Margarita. The Bruxians treated the local food bloggerati last night to a fabulous pre-opening celebration during which we sampled our way through countless delicious versions of Bruxie favorites, as well a ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    How the Church of Scientology Responds to a Reporter's Repeated Requests for Comment

    ​Asshole. Prick. Handsome. I've been called all three. But Karin Pouw, a spokesthetan for the Church of Scientology, dropped a u-bomb on me in a Feb. 20 email. She called me "unprofessional." Sniffle. Between Feb. 13 and 18, I called the church's media-relations outfit in Los Angeles t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Bruxie Number 2 Opens in Brea Today

    Photo by Bruxie​Can you believe it's only been a year to the day that Bruxie opened in Old Towne Orange? It's been a few months since we broke the news, but as they promised, Bruxie opens their second location on their auspicious day in Downtown Brea, in the corner space formerly occupied by Fatbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Five Great Pumpkin Treats In Orange County

    ​Halloween has come and gone. Our costumes are once again being put away, packed in boxes or hung in closets, pushed to the corners of our minds until next year. But one culinary theme remains throughout the rest of autumn: pumpkins. While your squash-based sculptures won't keep through November, ... 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 >>

  • Food

    August 25, 2011

    Brunch a Bunch Across OC!

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

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Reza Abedi's Greatest Escape

    A local high-school-wrestling coach gave up his Olympic dreams to flee Khomeini's Iran

  • 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

    October 25, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: Vegemite

    Edwin Goei​Name: Vegemite Origin: Australia Found at: Cost Plus, Santa Ana Cost: $6.99 Ingredients: Yeast Extract (From Yeast Grown on Barley), Salt, Mineral Salt (508), Malt Exact (Frm Barley), Colour (150c), Flavors, Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate.

  • 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

    January 25, 2010

    Film Explores Hitchcock's Role in Fear-Mongering

    Photo courtesy of Universal and ZapomatikAlfred Hitchcock appears frequently in Johan Grimonprez's lauded film Double Take.​Alfred Hitchcock's television show and movie cameos frame the trajectory of the mass media's influence on collective fear in a highly praised documentary screening Thursday n ... 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

  • Food

    May 11, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The county's best damn dining guide

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Calendar

    December 29, 2005
  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Culture

    July 14, 2005

    Street Theater

    Cirque Lili is a small, sweaty, slightly miserable spectacle

  • Food

    July 14, 2005

    The Asian Persuasion

    Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them

  • 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

  • Columns

    January 6, 2005

    How Green Was My Valley?

    Tsunamis, bloody abortions, and the Painter Of Light, Thomas Kinkade!

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Voltaire Surfed

    Mark Axelrods Borges Travel

  • Film

    May 1, 2003
  • Columns

    October 10, 2002
  • Film

    April 18, 2002
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