The greatest thing about last Thursday's Newport Beach Film Festival issue was that I freely said with pride that I was on the cover, the idea being people assumed that was a reference to the rock-hard abbed fellow holding the giant film reels, not the "By Matt Coker" type on the lower right.Those w ... More >>
A legal loophole may never be as sweet as a cocktail made of soju. The clear liquor, which can be made of rice, barley, or sweet potatoes, is backdoor vodka, a distilled spirit that can contain as much as 24% alcohol by volume, but can be sold by any establishment with just a beer and wine license.
Orange County law enforcement and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) recently took aim at a major source of beer and booze for underage drinkers: those over 21 appearing as if they won't kick the ass of kids outside quickie marts asking if the adult will buy beer and booze ... More >>
This is an update to an earlier post I wrote about a planned shabu shabu bar in Irvine's Trabuco Grove shopping center called OOii Shabu Shabu. The restaurant was to occupy the space where a Daphne's once stood in the
Kohl's-anchored complex on Jeffrey near the 5.On this front, nothing's changed ... More >>
Depending on your perspective, we are currently in the midst of a burger Renaissance or a burger fustercluck. There are more places to get a ground beef sandwich now than ever before. Just over the recent few years, we've seen 25 Degrees, DG Burger, and G Burger. Just over the recent months, Bast ... More >>
Proof BarRead the first part of the Proof Bar and Consular ID Controversy Here.The Sunday night lineup featuring Los Angeles-based acts Santoros,
Them Howling Bones, and Moondog Orchestra was originally set to be
another Wreck Hall event at Downtown SanTana's Proof Bar on May 15th.
Promoter Jo ... More >>
Because a whopping 72 of its patrons were arrested for drunk-driving in a 22-month period, Baja Sharkeez in Huntington Beach will soon have to stop its entertainment at 11 p.m. nightly.Meaning no deejay-ing or live performances after that. Though alcohol can still be served until 1:30 a.m., when ... More >>