Steamers has been open a long damn time. Like before obnoxiously drunk college kids realized there was no better place to get in fights, pee on walls, and just generally go buck wild-long time. But its seniority and location a ways down from the hobbling girls trying to cross the street has made it ... More >>
I think it was about 2005 that the Chowhound boards went mad for macarons, those colorful, chewy, crispy, filled cookies of Parisian persuasion. I remember it well because there was a particularly lively debate over whose macarons were better, Boule's or Jin Patisserie. Boule's long gone now, but ... More >>
Everyone knows the tale of the sandwich being invented as a way to eat during a card game, but it turns out the descendants of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, still have skin in that game. Fastforward 250 years, and the 11th Earl of Sandwich and family own a stake in the fast-food chain E ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comSeville oranges at Super IrvineSour oranges caught my eye at the market this weekend not because they're delicious, sweet, or juicy, because they're none of those. In fact, these hard-to-find fruit are pucker-inducingly sour, bitter, pithy and full of seeds. So what's the appeal? ... More >>
If you're totally into the food truck craze, you best be accessorizing your passion for the meals on wheels with some fab food accessories! Lori of Dirt Road South hails from South Mississippi and creates amazing tiny snack-themed jewelry for your ears, fingers and neck. Let's check out some of her ... More >>
Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaJonathan Munsayac and Michellee Phelps are the siblings behind Tranquil Tea Lounge, a loose-leaf tea bar which has become a sort of refuge in Downtown Fullerton for those who aren't feeling up to getting drunk at its many rock & roll bars or boozy cantinas. At t ... More >>
Is the Irvine noodle restaurant as overpriced and underwhelming as the Yelpers and Chowhounds make it out to be?
At Cafe Blanc, Tomi Harase makes desserts worthy of a gallery
Have your tea and eat it too at Chuao Chocolatier in Irvine
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