Culinary Arts

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    On The Line: Justin Miller Of Pizzeria Ortica, Part Two

    One thing we learned about Chef Justin Miller is his love of all things hoppy. Which is fitting when you consider their upcoming tap takeover with Cismontane Brewery. On Wednesday, November 13, Miller will team up with the brewery out of Rancho Santa Margarita for a beer dinner. Their collaboration ... More >>

  • Food

    August 1, 2013

    Diego's Downtown: The Missing Link

    This Mexican restaurant tries to straddle the culinary worlds of Santa Ana and SanTana

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Philippe Labbe, Rising French Cooking Superstar, in Conversation with Geeta Bansal!

    Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of European cooking. Today, she regales us with a conversation with French superstar Philippe Labbe. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Flavor Flav is 53 Years Old Today AND Has a Chicken Resto in Vegas

    ​Today, Public Enemy member and star of the reality TV series The Flavor of Love is celebrating his birthday. We're posting this to promise Flavor Flav that we'll celebrate it by eating at his newest food venture: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, at 3333 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. On the tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    An Interview with Diana Hsue, Queen of "Guess Where?"

    ​One of our favorite posts here is Guess Where?, where we put up photos of where we eat and ask ustedes to, well, guess where we eat. Doesn't get the most blog hits, but always awesome to see who knows their food and reward folks with small prizes.The great thing about the feature is that all sort ... More >>

  • Food

    June 9, 2011

    Delius Restaurant Is the Real Deal

    Getting to know the ambitious Signal Hill restaurant beyond the first crush

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011

    Best In the West Chowderfest

    Aquarium of the Pacific

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: Aioli Smackdown?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    More Proof Santa Ana is Racist at its Core: Jefferson Davis Pie!

    Davis: Culinary godfather of SanTana?​My one vice in life is buying books related to Orange County, and our fair land's numerous social organizations have gathered and published their recipes over the years. The oldest cookbook in my collection is one compiled by the Ebell Society of the Santa Ana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    New Hotel And Restaurant/Bar Opening Soon in Long Beach

    ​The AVIA is set to open on Bay Street on either August 6 or 7. The fact that the date isn't yet set in stone hints that preparations are down to the wire, so we wish them well in putting the finishes touches to the property.We're intrigued about this new hotel and, in particular, its restaurant a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    On the Line: Marc Cohen of Watermarc Marc Cohen's newest restaurant, Watermarc, is a flat out hit, even by Laguna Beach standards.  If you haven't heard of it, you will.  And if you haven't had his food, you need to.Here are his answers for our list of 8 frivolous questions.1. Dish that you cook that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    This Week In Food

    In the last five days in Stick a Fork In It:We worked out that, to the best of our knowledge, no OC restaurants closed in June. That's a first!Edwin chowed down on chicken bowls and rated Flame Broiler's above Yoshinoya's.Chef Steve Samson of Pizzeria Ortica worried us all with his "I would like to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    For Immediate Release: LA Weekly, Editor to Part Ways

    The LA Weekly is announcing that Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa and the paper are parting ways after eight years. A former intern, contributor, and special sections editor at the LA Weekly from 1984-1988, Ochoa returned to take over the editor in chief role in 2001. LA Weekly wishes her luck in all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Blogging All Over the World

    For all you armchair gourmands out there, here's a new roundup of the 50 best food blogs, courtesy of the Times in London. They range from the well-known (Chocolate & Zucchini) to the obscure (pretty much all the others), and are written by food lovers from across the planet.With useful recipes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Disney star proud to have "boned a duck"

    The Register today profiles Amy Adams, star of Disney's recent hit ENCHANTED, and kicks of with a rather spicy quote: "I boned a duck today," she boasted from the back of a taxicab as it sped through the streets of New York City. Yes, these are heady times for the hottest actress in Hollywood Wai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Weekly Writer Wins Pulitzer Prize

    Food critic Jonathan Gold of our sister paper LA Weekly has won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, it was announced today. The Pulitzer Board noted Gold's "zestful, wide ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater." The two other excellent nominees were both from the L ... More >>

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    Beautiful Strangers

    Absence ignites passions in Facing Windows

  • Unknown

    March 17, 2005