A key player to the cupcake trend, Sprinkles Cupcakes expanded their repertoire to include chilly treats and dessert ATMs last year. Once they took over neighboring Gelato Paradiso in November, it was only a matter of time before good news arrived. And just in time for spring break!If their website ... More >>
We don't own a dog (yet), but when we roomed with someone who did, we picked up treats for Cocoa and Mocha from Three Dog Bakery in Corona del Mar Plaza. Other than the occasional Gelato Paradiso fix, we rarely head down there anymore.Turns out the owner of the Newport locale retired, leaving our lo ... More >>
Scott Brandon is no stranger to the restaurant scene, but he will be making his Old Towne Orange debut next month, as LinX is ready to rock and roll. Scott made time to answer our burning questionnaire, and well, you've been warned. This chef interview is rated PG-13 for adult language.Your earliest ... More >>
Six Three months ago, there were only a handful of worthy pubs that coined the G-word. Haven in Old Towne Orange, Corona del Mar's SideDoor and The Crosby in SanTana were some of our favorites (Still are!). But the trend is booming with the latest trifecta of stiff drinks and quality eats.Wild Goose ... More >>
That was fast. Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to remove the 60 fire pits at Corona del Mar and Balboa Pier. Goodbye summer bonfires. Au revoir to that guy who always whips out a guitar. So long to the bits of marshmallow that always fly into your hair and are a bitch ... More >>
The White House has released an official transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks at a breakfast fundraiser in Corona del Mar this morning--complete with laugh and applause breaks.Admission to the event started at $2,500 and rose to $35,800 depending on what kind of access one wanted to The ... More >>
Under intense security, Air Force One and Barack Obama landed late this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport for the president's ninth trip to Southern California and, during a series of fund-raising events, touted his administration's accomplishments, including a repeal of "Don't Ask; ... More >>
BeatnikThe Invisible EmpireEcovox RecordsA little out of our usual coverage here given that Beatnik are over the hills in Corona (rather than Corona Del Mar, say), but given the continuing Occupy protests -- accompanied with various articles and comments about 'where is the music or anthem of ... More >>
A pet store chain with two Orange County shops sold puppies supplied by a puppy mill, alleges a class-action lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles law firm.The complaint alleges puppy breeds prone to illness and other health woes are being sold by Barkworks, which has stores in Brea and Mission Viejo.
UPDATE, SEPT. 27, 4:09 P.M.: Newport Beach officials were scheduled today to remove 200 to 300 dead squid that washed up on Little Corona Beach Friday.That will hopefully remove the death stench, too.The city had hoped the tides would return the Humboldt jumbos to the sea from which they came, b ... More >>
Photo by Kevin Lara
Today we continue with our interview with John Cuevas, the new kitchen mastermind at The Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona Del Mar. If you missed the first part of our Q&A, click here. Otherwise, read on.
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten:Sea cucumber.You're ... More >>
This week's Weekly feature story is about the struggle to survive for Southern California theaters that run art, indie and foreign films. Included in "The State of the Art House" are the experiences of Edwards University in Irvine, the Art Theatre in Long Beach and the Regency Lido in Newport Bea ... More >>
Easter means ham, and most of Orange County gets their hams from Honeybaked Ham. The Honeybaked folks actually have the distribution down to a science, which is a plus, but it still takes a couple of minutes per customer, and that means huge lines. Tempers can flare, especially since the lines at th ... More >>
The Crow Bar's cool-as-hell logo...Few culinary trends annoy me more than the spread of
aiolis (pun intended)--just seeing the term on most any menu is a tell
that the chef imagines himself to be some high-falutin', fusion-y
maestro who's going to blow you away with something that's really
glorif ... More >>
Sometimes nothing tastes better than a cold, smooth beer. And if you're going to pay over five bucks a pop, you might as well go with World Beer Championship's 1998 winner of "Best Beer in the World," Delirium Tremens (Latin for "trembling madness"). Don't let the name fool you, this Belgium brewed ... More >>
Only one surprise in the elite field at the 23rd Los Angeles Marathon yesterday ... 9 of the top 10 finishers being the usual flock of 5-foot, 102-pound Kenyans. (The dude listed as from Bahrain and the one from Marietta, GA? Kenyans.) How the hombre from Mexico snuck into sixth place, we have no id ... More >>
When I first heard about the unusual pairing of wine and ice cream, honestly it sounded like a stomach ache waiting to happen.
Then again, I'm one of those people who likes to try weird and possibly gross food, so I decided to check it out.
The four-course tasting was held at the Wine Gallery in ... More >>