Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>
Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>
When we were talked into attending the Winter Fancy Food Fest in the Bay Area, we anticipated some hoity-toity finds. What we didn't count on was eccentric bites reminiscent of those Truly Tasteless Jokes books. Don't get us wrong-- they're all legit products. We just think creative fell more than t ... More >>
When it comes to dive bars, Long Beach has some of the best in Southern California. An area stuck between Orange County and Los Angeles, Long Beach is truly its own city, belonging to no one. An iconoclast. A haven for cheap beer and wild stories. And after spending many hour ... More >>
Is the Orange International Street Fair here again? Yes it is, reminding us that summer is wrapping up. For those unfamiliar, it ain't the OC Fair. Chicken Charlie will not be in attendance, but I'm sure there will be just as much fried foods there than is probably advisable to consume in any quanti ... More >>
[3hree Things] Riley Breckenridge takes on the clam-chowder-flavored beer
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 as an OC native. In an attempt to continue the tried and true tradition here at 3hree Things in which ... More >>
Flickr user drustarUnpictured, really cheap beer. The Place:Gyu-Kaku, 14181 Newport Ave., Tustin. (714) 731-1719.
PR NewswireToday, Beerpulse posted on its Facebook page the news of a Budweiser reality show coming to ABC on Jan. 21. Those who follow Beerpulse, a craft beer news site, are typically those programmed to hate the Anheuser-Busch InBev empire, and thus, a snark explosion ensued. "I envi ... More >>
RIP the Helm :-(We lost several good men this week including Costa Mesa's the Helm bar, Sassoon Chicken in Orange, and South Coast Winery in Santa Ana, to name a food. But our news wasn't all bleak this week. See our good news of the week after the jump!
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 as an OC native.Summer officially starts next week, which means BBQ season is officially in full swing (altho ... More >>
Oh my Lord, this column LIVES for crimes like the following.
The Place: Buffalo Wild Wings, multiple locations in Orange County, www.buffalowildwings.com.The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.; daily, 10 p.m. to closing.The Deal: $4 domestic beers, $5 house wine and wells, $6 bombs, food specials Monday through Thursday.
Flickr user nidhugNow THAT is a beer fridge.Today is New Beer's Day. Yes, that's right. Threescore and 18 years ago, the Cullen-Harrison Act took effect, allowing thirsty Americans everywhere the right to drink beer rated at 3.2 percent or less ABV.Seventy-eight years after those first tenuous si ... More >>
As I always point out, I'm not a beer drinker, but that doesn't mean I don't taste it. And I've never understood why anyone would bother with either Budweiser or Coors, or their Light derivatives--it all smells like piss to me, and tastes barely better. But that obviously means nothing to America ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBLOKClick here to see the slideshow!The unifying theme of last night's Orange County Music Awards showcase was high-energy performance. And for the most part, every band that played demonstrated a minimal level of competency, which was lacking in previous showcases. ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Drunk at the tattoo parlor at 6 p.m.? Sad
Flickr user tinfoilraccoonNew Year's Day is coming. In the interest of the gastronomic improvement of our fair readership area, I offer the following set of suggested New Years' resolutions for the diners of Orange County.
The Place: Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina. 2104 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach, (949) 723-0606.The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3p.m. to 6p.m.The Deal: Pints of Dos Equis, Tecate, Land Shark and other drafts beers and well drinks, $3. House margaritas will cost you $4. Selected appetizers and "outra ... More >>
Relish in another work week almost over! In honor of the weekend, I've found some great boozy-themed Etsy selections to satisfy your distinguished drinky tastes and get the party started right. Bee stainless steel flask by Cosmic Firefly You can hardly be called a drunkard if you're sporting a fl ... More >>
Brandon FergusonThe New LimbAugust 4, 2010Detroit BarThe Show: Listening to The New Limb's brooding piano-infused pop rock, it's hard to shake the feeling I've heard these guys somewhere before. Then it dawns on me: Maritime, the Milwaukee-based group featuring former Promise Ring singer Davey&n ... More >>
The Place: Bootlegger's Brewery, 401 S. Richman, Fullerton; (714) 871-2337.The Hours: 4-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2-9 p.m. Saturdays.The Deal: $2.50-$4 half-pints, $3-$5 full pints. Growlers available for $10-$12 (plus $5 if you need to buy the glass itself).Dave Lieberman
Andrew YoussefPearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater last SeptemberThere was a time when leveling the word "sellout" at a band was the equivalent of pinning a scarlet letter to a musician's leather jacket. For some of those bands who made it big in the '90s, fame was ostensibly a lamentable state o ... More >>
Dave LiebermanThe Place: Tustin Brewing Company, 13011 Newport Ave. #100, Tustin; (714) 665-2337.The Hours: 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to close on Thursdays, and 10 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday.The Deal: $3-$4 pints of house beer, $11 pitchers (except IPA) and discounted app ... More >>
Headline: Friends, Brothers Attack Man with Beer BottlesComment by getalifeyou: We need to ban Budweiser, Coronas, Tequila and Mariachi music.Comment by surfcityred: Deport all of their sorry butts. Mexicans do not drink to get a little buzz on, they drink to get drunk. My favorite illegal buddy ... More >>
nostromoo @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0The first time I had gin was at my local bar in the town in rural Iowa where I used to live. A friend ordered gin and tonic in a place called the Checkered Flag, a place that sold Budweiser for 70 cents a glass and Grain Belt "Primo", the world's most insipid be ... More >>
Burger King has announced that it will start to offer beer, beginning at their store in Miami's South Beach. Their plan is to eventually expand the idea to more cities, including Las Vegas and L.A. The concept will be called Whopper Bar. The beer, domestic Budweiser to start, will be served in ... More >>
Nothing more can be said about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's dominating 11-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers last night to win the American League West crown. The offense, defense and especially Ervin Santana's pitching were of a caliber one would expect from a World Series-bound team. So, l ... More >>
World-Class Beer Tasting Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Enjoy the frites (we prefer them avec mayonnaise) and learn to love something other than Budweiser. Price: $14 Per Person KIMERA 19530 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92612 949-261-1222 It’s Too Darn Hot: Climate Change Panel, 7 p.m. Special gues ... More >>
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Last night, I went to the Jane magazine/Rimmel Cosmetics party at the Beauty Bar in LA. Just because it was a Tuesday didn’t stop me from going out. I know our beloved Orange County can rock midweek, but it doesn’t hurt to see how our globally famous northern neighbor does it and maybe take some ... More >>
Yesterday, with little or no warning, LAPD officers attacked unarmed Fox News personnel as well as men, women, children and the elderly gathered peacefully in Los Angeles--during the May 1 immigration rallies. Women? Children? Elderly? And Fox News personnel? We can guess that those cops rarely ... More >>
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