• Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    St. Paddy's Day the OC Way: Irish Tortas, Anyone?

    ​Quick, what's the most Orange County way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?Okay, yes, corned-beef pho would probably be the right answer. What's the second best?Irish-Mexican mash-ups! And that's exactly what Fullerton's (O')Matador Cantina is doing. Corned-beef-and-cabbage fajitas? Sounds better th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Drink of the Week: Irish Coffee at Branagan's Irish Pub

    Thinkstock​There are many advantages to being the first patron of the day at a bar, especially if the only other person in the joint is a pretty bartender. Besides not having to deal with drunken riff raff and boisterous rambling regarding what decisions major league coaches should have done in la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

    ​I've been bear-hugged by Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green. Talked politics with Toby Keith. Sat with Norah Jones just weeks after her multi-platinum debut dropped and killed a pint of Bushmills with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson. All of this went down during the past decade while writing for Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    More St Patrick's Day Treats--At Charlie Palmer, Bloomingdale's

    Dig into some delish-sounding Irish-themed comfort food at the lounge at Charlie Palmer, South Coast Plaza, on Tuesday, March 17. Chef Amar Santana will be showcasing ingredients traditionally associated with the Emerald Isle, including the requisite cabbage, corned beef and potatoes, but he's also ... More >>

  • Food

    November 18, 2004

    Tastes Like Downtown LBC

    Taste of Long Beach squirms under self-imposed limitations

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Into the Void

    A psychonauts guide to Black Sabbath

  • Columns

    May 2, 2002

    Losing Their Sexy

    In a clinch, always go bisexual!