I think I've dubbed Irvine O.C.'s unofficial Taiwan Town before. But I'll say it again now, because along with the recent Taiwanese additions such as the second Class 302 at the Irvine Marketplace, Meet Fresh at Diamond Jamboree, and so many others I don't feel like listing because I'm actually unde ... More >>
Hours before your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim would rally to beat the Philadelphia Phillies at the Big A Wednesday night, dozens of their fans rallied nearby to keep the Major League Baseball franchise in town.
My, my, a lot of stuff opened in October. We had the Hidden Dinner folks finally opening their long-anticipated brick-and-mortar called Ketri in Santa Ana; there was that Michelin-rated chef opening an oyster bar in Orange; more hot dogs and G Burgers; and that's just a few of what we wrote about on ... More >>
It's been over two years since we first checked out Pieology Pizzeria by Cal State Fullerton. Since then, a half dozen other joints opened up, all peddling their crust and toppings as supreme. How do we judge success? Earnings, Facebook followers, or maybe the difficulty in finding parking. Although ... More >>
While most individuals are getting shopping done and attending parties, the hospitality industry barely rests. In fact, Christian De La Vera worked the entire weekend; and Brunos Trattoria is open for dinner on Christmas and New Years. So we thank Christian for taking a break and sharing a few of hi ... More >>
You know you've made it as an ethnic group in this country when not only is the public at large appropriating your holidays to transform them into bacchanals of booze and women, but when women start slutting up native costumes for Halloween. But still: it's one thing to dress as a spicy señorita, a ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This North County chain is ready to go countywide
After all that has been said and done, I gotta say that the jury is still out on whether Arte Moreno is the best owner your Anaheim Angels could have. Yes, he's spent hundreds of millions of dollars on marquee free agents...yet the Halos haven't been to the World Series since he bought the team back ... More >>
The Tustin haunt brings its formidable brand and izakaya food to Fullerton
No, seriously: There are people out there who are too lazy to wrap bacon around hot dogs themselves? Answer: Apparently. Spotted at Superior Grocers City of Industry location.
AEGA stadium will be built ... somewhere in LA County.An NFL stadium is coming to the greater Los Angeles area, at some point. The sponsorship deal with Farmers Insurance has been sealed, the promotional propaganda has been spread, the LA city council has voted unanimously in favor of a tentative ... More >>
Everyone craves pizza, because we're talking a meal based on bread and covered in cheese. Chains involving tables, huts and brewhouses work in a pinch. Neighborhood joints can be nostalgic, almost Cheers-like.To go beyond the acceptable taste of Costco-style, but not so chic as Pizzaria Ortica, w ... More >>
Edwin GoeiWell that was fast. Two weeks ago, Nice Time Deli, Irvine's decades-old Taiwanese stalwart for pork chop rice and other comfort food standards closed. Now, its replacement is already packing them in. Good-luck plants crowd one corner and red paper lanterns dangle outside as a hastily hu ... More >>
Vickie Chang/OC WeeklyWasabi! Dorritos! TOGETHER!Spotted at the City of Industry Costco location: Giant bags of Wasabi-flavored Dorritos. Are they delicious? And are they really that nuclear green color?
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship
Photo by Star ForemanDid Steve Carell blaze the trail for Anthony J. Tarquinto?Aliso Viejo's Anthony J. Tarquinto, who is profiled in today's News section, may have The 40 Year Old Virgin star Steve Carell to thank for making it okay to be a real-life, 40-year-old virgin.
Once upon a time, there were two Beard Papa's in Orange County. Now there are none. Several months ago, the Beard Papa's shop in Santa Ana MainPlace, which was the last to debut in O.C., was the first to go. Last week, as reported by Weekly contributor and Chowhound Professor Salt, the very firs ... More >>
Hicks: Dedicated Follower of Fascist FashionOh, the hilarity! Last month, I wrote about the sartorial choices of supporters and members of the Candy-Ass Gang, the trio of pendejos (and one pendeja) who prosecutors say drove into Huntington Beach's Slater Slum neighborhood on Fourth of July weeken ... More >>
It seems, from our un-lofty perch in Orange County, as if an NFL stadium will not be built in Los Angeles as long as there is a Los Angeles Coliseum Commission, a rogue's gallery of fumblers if there ever was one.But there are still dreamers who believe they can swing a stadium deal outside LA city ... More >>
Orange County Register: The third Disney theme park April Fools prankster comes clean. . . . Two teens are busted in the Old Towne Orange tagging spree. Holiday sales were down 18 percent at South Coast Plaza. . . . Sokol: Military members living under Don't Ask, Don't Tell tell. . . . Mickadei ... More >>
More Bang for Your Bukowski: MC/Producer Sol-T refreshes old-school hip-hop
Devinn Lane returns to OC, sucks down a few frozen bananas, and talks about life before she became the den mother of porn
Argyros tells feds hes a billionaire
The art of flour and water