• Calendar

    November 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    The Malted Grain Goodness of Old Potrero Rye: Diatribe With Dave

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Five Cray Cray Finds At SF's Winter Fancy Food Fest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Top Five Long Beach Dive Bars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Orange International Street Fair This Weekend

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Riley vs. the Budweiser Chelada

    [3hree Things] Riley Breckenridge takes on the clam-chowder-flavored beer

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    3hree Things: Riley vs. The Budweiser Chelada

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Drunk After Work: Gyu-Kaku

    Flickr user drustarUnpictured, really cheap beer.​ The Place:Gyu-Kaku, 14181 Newport Ave., Tustin. (714) 731-1719.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Budweiser To Launch a Reality Show on ABC (That Has Nothing To Do With Beer)

    PR Newswire​Today, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    This Week In Food: RIP The Helm, Slater's 50/50, Free Food From Seabirds Truck

    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!

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    3hree Things: On Improving Your Summer BBQs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Drunk and Using a 30-Pack as an Armrest!

    ​Oh my Lord, this column LIVES for crimes like the following. 

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Buffalo Wild Wings

    ​The Place: Buffalo Wild Wings, multiple locations in Orange County, 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.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Five Beer Cocktails for New Beer's Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Coors Light Exec: "Budweiser is Going Down, Baby"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    OC Music Awards at Slidebar Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBLOK​Click 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 >>

  • Columns

    January 20, 2011

    Buzzed Big Spender

    [Hey, You!] Drunk at the tattoo parlor at 6 p.m.? Sad

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Five New Years' Resolutions for Orange County Diners

    Flickr user tinfoilraccoon​New 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.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Gettin' Made: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    The New Limb Last Night at Detroit Bar

    Brandon Ferguson​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Bootlegger's Brewery

    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​

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Five Indie Sell Outs: Does Anyone Really Care Anymore?

    Andrew YoussefPearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater last September​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Tustin Brewing Company

    Dave Lieberman​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010


    nostromoo @ CC BY-NC 2.0​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Burger King: "Would You Like Alcohol With That?"

    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 >>

  • Culture

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Top 11 Moments From Angels AL West Victory Celebration

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    OC Beer Fest

    Irvine Lake

  • News

    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/30

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    Hops to It

    World Class Beer 
Tasting Wednesdays

  • Columns

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Pink Lipgloss And Free Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Beating Mexicans and Fox News Reporters

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Checking Out Your Neighbor's Ass

    The Secret Affair at the Pike

  • Columns

    August 17, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special Food Edicion

  • Music

    July 28, 2005
  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Proclaim This

    More than a decade after walking 500 miles, the Proclaimers save pop rock with Born Innocent

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Lexus Xmas

    Do people really buy cars for Christmas presents? Rich people do

  • Features

    October 30, 2003

    Killing Them Loudly

    When Tributes Attack

  • News

    July 18, 2002
  • News

    July 11, 2002
  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Kills for Blood

    High on Fire gives whales boners

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Johnny Jones

    Singer/Songwriter, Artist, Hot Wheels Collector

  • Unknown

    August 24, 2000
  • Features

    June 1, 2000

    The Future of Beer

    We call it 'urination fermentation'

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    The Punkiest Man in Punk

    Lee Ving. Fear him

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