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  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    On the Line: Alexander Dale of SeaLegs Wine Bar, Part One

    Chef Alexander Dale and I met the morning of Valentine's to go over his questionnaire. In the unusually peaceful wine bar, we covered topics that included his connection to Villa Nova and his juice obsession. You find culinary inspiration based on the weather. Any ideas for the recent rainfall and ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    The Gals and Guys Every OC Native Has Probably Dated

    An illustrated version of our infamous listicles from last year

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    No. 2: Sauteed Chicken at Cafe Hiro

    Just ONE DAY left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), which means that very, very soon, you'll be able to run to one of the awesome businesses who loan us a few square feet of space and pick up a copy of our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    No. 4: Prime Gastro Burger at Dublin 4

    Just one week left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), which means that very, very soon, you'll be able to run to one of the awesome businesses who loan us a few square feet of space and pick up a copy of our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! In a county stacked deep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    No. 5: Lamb Tenderloin at Medii Kitchen

    Just one week left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), which means that very, very soon, you'll be able to run to one of the awesome businesses who loan us a few square feet of space and pick up a copy of our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! Chris Sarkissian is best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    No. 5: Apple Pie Cookie at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), to correspond with our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! I said in an earlier 100 Favorites entry on XA's ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Ten OC Girls You've Probably Dated

    You live here in Orange County long enough, you realize that even in this wildly diverse county of ours, all the chicks are virtually the same. Oh, they'll come in different sizes, income brackets, and levels of prettiness, but our ladies seem to gravitate toward particular tribes, with membership f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    No. 6: Charcuterie at Little Sparrow

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a little over a week left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), to correspond with our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    No. 7: Ají Verde at Inka Mama's

    The Peruvian green sauce at Inka Mama's carries on the precedent set last year of including condiments in our annual parade of food-cravings. The salsa de ají verde turns a small basket of ordinary bread into a dump truck for the spicy green sauce. When you run out of bread, you'll ask for more. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    No. 15: Ta Pin Lu at Pagolac

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    No. 16: The Chicken at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    No. 17: Mashed Potatoes at Tender Greens

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    No. 18: Twice-Baked Potato Purée at James Republic

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    No. 19: Salmon at Tavern On The Coast

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    22. Sausage Anything from Sabatino's

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    24. Champurrado and Pan Dulce from Las 3 Princesas

    We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    27. Bloody Mary Brunch At Charlie Palmer

    We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    25. Grilled Watermelon Salad At XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Playground in Santa Ana Now Has a Cocktail Menu!

    If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know we love Playground in downtown Santa Ana--great food, convivial atmosphere, and every draft beer is $5 all the time. But there's always been something missing, some spark in libations director Jarred Dooley's eyes at every meeting of the Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Getting Our Slapfish Brunch On In Huntington Beach

    When someone mentions the word brunch, we immediately say, "Where?!" It is our meal of meals, the bacon atop our mac and cheese. Brunch can be a Vegas AYCE extraordinaire, or a highbrow prix fixe served at Cafe Hipster. The interpretation may vary, but one thing remains consistent: eggs. Glorious eg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    On The Line: Dean Kim of OC Baking Company, Part Two

    "I don't consider myself old in any way, but I'm old school now. Even Dee (Nguyen), Mike (Rossi) . . .we're old."One of the best things about interviewing a well-connected baker is the exchange of information. Dean reminds us that the community of chefs is full of friends and customers. Can you beli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    PART ONE: OC Weekly Best Of Readers Poll 2012: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF?

    Today is the release of our annual Best Of issue, our fantabulous guide to all things wonderful about this infernal land. For the purposes of ustedes, you only care about the food section, and you can peruse it here. But what's always interesting to us is the Readers Poll: will our faithful fans be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    No. 13: Any Octopus Dish at Broadway By Amar Santana

    The first time I ever went to Broadway by Amar Santana was on a double date with Gustavo and his chica. I mostly wanted to drink, and I ordered something or other off the menu without really thinking too hard about it.Then the enormous, far-too-large-for-the-tiny-table plate was placed in front of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Game of Burgers: Burger Barons, Round One

    We've got no shortage of places in Orange County that specialize in burgers and only burgers. They're not diners (not enough blue hair and orthopedic shoes on the waitstaff), they're not fast food (not at these prices), and they're not gastropubs (which have non-burger foods). The question is, are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    PigOut 1.0 Coming August 5, to Feature a Bunch of Local Chefs Butchering Pigs

    When 15 accomplished chefs are given carte blanche to serve swine, you know it's time to make a reservation. Chef Amar Santana of Broadway and Bobby Navarro of 100eats100days.com fully intend to make your visit memorable, all while raising funds for culinary scholarships. The inaugural PigOut 1.0 is ... More >>

  • Food

    May 10, 2012

    Anepalco's Cafe Has Le Mexique

    Danny Godinez's second restaurant serves Mexican meals in the French style

  • Food

    March 8, 2012

    The Orange County Bartenders Cabinet Shake It Up

    The group of county libation crafters is teaching you to drink as you've never drunk before

  • Food

    February 17, 2012

    Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground

    Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star

  • Food

    December 29, 2011

    South County's Foodie Emergence, Steamed Hams and More!

    What the Stick a Fork In It bloggers learned about food in Orange County in 2011

  • Columns

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: Burger Combo

    ​For this installment of Eat Here, Not There, I revisit Mick's Karma Bar in Irvine, which is owned by Michael and Megan Schepers, who also own Kitima Thai next door. I came back for the burger combo that so impressed me back in March, and found that it is as good a deal now as it was back then. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call for September 2011

    ​Let's get down to it, shall we? Here's our monthly roll call of what we like to dub "open and shut cases". This list compiles what we've observed over a month that saw the momentous opening of Batali's long awaited Mozza in Newport Beach and Broadway by Charlie Palmer protege, Amar Santana.See th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Report (and Photos) From Last Night's Dos Lime Pop-Up

    Meg Strouse/OC WeeklyCrispy-skin salmon with orange couscous, watermelon, mango and tomatillo sauce.​See Meg Strouse's slideshow of last night's Dos Lime dinner here!We've never understood what led Jason Quinn and Hop Phan to open food trucks, other than lower startup costs, but whatever the motiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Jason Quinn of Lime Truck and Hop Phan of Dos Chinos to Host Pop-Up Restaurant at Shark Club Sept. 19!

    Jason Quinn: Ready to go 2, 4, 6 on y'all!​Earlier this year, Aron Habiger of the Crosby hosted Dee Nguyen of Break of Dawn for a pop-up night that had the SanTana restaurant slammed. We Forkers welcomed the occasion, not just because we all lover Habiger and Nguyen, but because it also heralded t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Higher Standard of Review for Expensive Burgers

    Dave Lieberman​Two weeks or so ago, Jeff Overley at the Orange County Register wrote a poll for their Food Frenzy blog about whether gourmet burger joints are a rip-off. Overley knows his stuff, and he's got his feet on the ground when it comes to value received for money paid. When something is e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Inaugural Costa Mesa Restaurant Week to Be Held This Month

    ​Add Costa Mesa to the ever-growing roster of cities that have decided, "Hey, this restaurant week thing is a pretty lucrative way to get customers to spend money they otherwise wouldn't on a typical week!" It joins Irvine, Fullerton and Newport Beach as a city not content to wait until those OC R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Interview with a Great Food Truck Race Contestant's...Dad

    Photo by Christopher VictorioThe Lime Truck's Jason Quinn​As I wrote earlier this week, two of OC's luxe loncheras are contestants on the second season of The Great Food Truck Race, which is being filmed at this very moment. Although The Lime Truck and Seabirds are contractually prohibited by The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    New High-Concept Restaurants Slated for Laguna Beach

    Starfish​Ah, Laguna Beach.  If there was a rallying point where the high-concept restaurants flock, it'd be here.  There are at least three new restaurants slated for the Laguna coast this year, all of them fit for a town that seems to demand a new restaurant or bar to go to every weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    On the Line: Danny Godinez of Anepalco's Cafe, Part Uno

    Photo by Todd BarnesGodinez putting the finishing strokes on his bomb-ass huevos divorciados​I must admit I wasn't blown away the first time I visited Anepalco's Cafe in Orange--found the chilaquiles a bit too exotic. But I'm always man enough to admit when I was wrong, and I've more than made up ... More >>

  • Food

    July 22, 2010

    Your Essential OC Happy Hour Guide

    Where to go for the best deals and drinks

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck, Part One

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob​When I say that The Lime Truck is the youngest of OC's new age food trucks, I mean it. It's as green to the scene as their bright lime paint job. As you read this post, the truck would've been on the road roughly a month. The two guys beh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub, Part 2

    If you missed the first part of our interview with Greg Daniels, executive chef and partner at Haven Gastropub, you can find it here. If you've missed the fantastic "spaghetti", the burger par excellence and the great beer, you can find that just south of the Orange Circle. Meanwhile, back to the qu ... More >>

  • Food

    December 31, 2009
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    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    On the Line: Executive Chef James Hamamori of Hamamori

    ​An early pioneer of the sushi conveyor belt concept in New York, James Hamamori worked at Asakuma in Los Angeles before teaming up with entrepreneur Bronnie Lee and opening the first of several Wasa Sushi outlets. Hamamori, located in the satellite wing of South Coast Plaza, followed in December ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    On the Line: Amar Santana of Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's

    ​This week we grilled Amar Santana, Executive Chef at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's, South Coast Plaza. As well as cooking, the Dominican Republic-born chef also teaches regular kitchen technique classes at the restaurant (for information, check the website).Here, he talks about his love of por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Tippling Treats This Weekend (And Beyond)

    Now that Lent is but a distant memory, we can take to the bottle again without fear of recrimination.Tomorrow, Saturday April 25, sees two wine events taking place locally: The first is at WineStyles in Irvine (Portola Parkway) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, where you can taste up to six wines for just $5. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    O.C. Restaurants With No Corkage Fees

    I got the following e-mail from a reader named Dorn: I know you are not an alcohol drinker, but I suspect many of your foodie fans love wine. I would love to see a topic covered on OC restaurants that do not charge a corkage fee. Considering that most restaurants mark-up their wines 200% - 300%, thi ... More >>

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