It's rare that Donald Bren's empire will give you something for nothing...and this isn't one of those times; but the free Circus Vargas tickets The Irvine Spectrum is offering (with purchase) is more than I would usually expect from Bren & Co. So here it is: if you're going to spend $80 at one o ... More >>
The Irvine Co.'s revamped Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach won't open to the public until Friday, but charity screening events tonight and Wednesday night give sneak peaks to guests who pony up $50 each.
An ex-Cheesecake Factory executive sells Italian and Korean food under one roof in Irvine
Small but deadly to land developers.Readers of the Weekly before there was a Weekly may recall the California gnatcatcher, a cute little bird who managed to stop development in its tracks in Orange County in the early 1990s, cause Donald Bren to forever be saddled with a menacing Mr. Burns squint ... More >>
California Pizza Kitchen's QSR (quick-serve restaurant) concept is fizzling. Last year saw the closing of the CPK ASAP adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, presumably cannibalized by the full-service CPK in the GardenWalk mall.Now it's the turn of the CPK ASAP in the South Coast Plaza annex (you ... More >>
I've had Zpizza before, and it's good for a chain: thin, flavorful, with a good sauce, milky cheese, and a crunchy crust. I didn't know--or rather, forgot--they were originally from Laguna, which means I'll urge folks to buy from them when looking for mass-order pizzas. And to further entice thos ... More >>
Flickr user b r e n tThere's a bit of a controversy brewing over two proposals vying to get the food concession contract at John Wayne Airport as it prepares to open its latest terminal next year. One, HMS Host International, has the current contract and proposes to change up the offerings to ref ... More >>
Doyenne of the locavore movement, defender of the schoolyard organic garden and quintessential Berkeleyite Alice Waters spoke at the L.A. Times Festival of Books yesterday morning. A crowd of nearly a thousand gathered to watch her present, completely extemporaneously, a series of demonstrations on ... More >>
Seems we're not even buying burgers any more. On the other hand, maybe we're starting to think that it's not all doom and gloom, and that we might live beyond 2010. Two divisions of the struggling Fatburger chain, Fatburger Restaurants of California and Fatburger Restaurants of Nevada, ha ... More >>
Ruth Chris Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen, Bubba Gumps, McCormick & Schmick's, Rain Forest Café, Naples Restaurant, Catal Restaurant, Tortilla Jo's, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Alcatraz Brewing Company.These are the names of some of the restaurants that will be participating in this ye ... More >>
Looking for an excuse to finally check out the new Anaheim GardenWalk? Their free and outdoor Garden Party Music Series starts tomorrow, Saturday, September 6th and will continue every Saturday until the 27th. Click HERE for the schedule and more details on the acts. Even if you've seen their s ... More >>
The homies call it AV
Meaty treats at the Gaucho Grill
Getting back to the pizzeria basics
Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!