Casha Cheema of Irvine was in custody today in lieu of $50,000 bail for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal accident on the 405 freeway near Culver City, where the life of a motorcycle passenger was taken. Someone from Orange County with the same as 25-year-old Cheema may have been talking about ... More >>
The Costa Mesa branch of the legendary Culver City market has everything a serious cook needs, plus a café that makes a damn-good burger
Tonight, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is scheduled to present a repeat showing of Lisa Ling's documentary God & Gays, which followed the complete change of heart by Alan Chambers, president of Irvine-based Exodus International, to "gay conversion therapy." Ling hosts a private screening at Sony P ... More >>
It seems that it is the year of the donut hybrid. You've probably heard of a little thing called the Cronut (croissant donut), which now has its own black market. And on National Donut Day earlier this month, CoolHaus in Culver City sold a donut ice cream sandwich, which I guess isn't exactly new ... More >>
Just a reminder folks to tune in to the SoCal Restaurant Show every Saturday morning on KLAA-AM 830 because it's Anaheim-based and Weekling pal Jet Tila is the host. Here's the lineup for mañana, from producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
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Click here to find out where you can sign a Change.org petition to bring Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to Newport Beach!ORIGINAL POST, MAY 8, 1:30 P.M.: To promote the 15 new episodes being released soon of Arrested Development--only the best television show ever about life in Orange County, ... More >>
As a guest food blogger brilliantly reported on the Weekly's Stick a Fork In It, NetFlix is promoting new Arrested Development episodes by taking Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to London, New York and Los Angeles. That's sparked a petition drive to bring the stand to the wacky family's "hometo ... More >>
A Santa Ana artist who has created an institute dedicated to the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci has joined visions with a former Huntington Beach museum director opening a new exhibit on citizen space exploration "to dream, conceptualize and build the world of tomorrow." You can't see the fruits ... More >>
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Today in the Red Pencil Diaries: people who actually manage to stuff relevant content into a few sentences! Yes, there are actually succinct Yelp reviews that don't totally suck! (Shocking, isn't it?)Sadly, they are far outweighed by people who change their minds without telling anyone why, and the ... More >>
[UPDATED Nov 8., 9 a.m.] Well, apparently the management has other ideas. Despite three separate employees, including two managers, giving the date, Steven Surfas says not yet. Watch this space for an announcement whenever they get their I's dotted and their T's crossed.[ORIGINAL POST, Nov. 5, 8 a.m ... More >>
Friend of the blog, Weekly contributor, author of Deep End Dining and frequent Good Food contributor Eddie Lin and Valentino Herrera of Trippy Food have unleashed the first episode of their "Kamikaze Kitchen" project. The point of the show, in case you missed it, is to drop in on chefs at their rest ... More >>
Surfas, the Culver City paradise that draws food lovers from every corner of the Southland, is opening a second store, right here in Costa Mesa. It'll be located at 3309 Hyland Ave., in the South Coast Collection, across the parking lot from the OC Mart Mix (Portola Coffee, the Cheese Shop, Savory S ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comYamadaya's Kotteri ramenThey're finally open! Back in November we reported that Yamadaya's first Orange County restaurant was opening by the end of that month. They put up hand-written signs in their papered-over windows counting down the days. "8 Days," the sign promised, and ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comTacos & Carnitas SahuayoIt's the time of year again when I select a short list of five favorite restaurants. I love places with a tiny menu, tightly focused on producing one thing or variations on the thing at which they excel. Often, that specialist is an ethnic hole-in-the ... More >>
SO...my chica had one of her Patchwork festivals this past weekend in Culver City, and I saw someone I never imagined was into crafty stuff: Jaime Cárdenas, the PR guy for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer squad. He's a pal, and a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. I congratulated Jaime on his team's ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comKotteri ramen at YamadayaWhen I heard the news, it was like Christmas in October. Yamadaya, the renowned LA ramen shop, will open store No. 3 in Orange County in late November. There are plans afoot to open a fourth location in Westwood in December, maybe in time for actual Chris ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.courtesy of Moonlight GrahamGentlemen* of Orange County, 2200 square feet of absolute awesomeness ... More >>
Screw Carmageddon. The weekend of culinary desmadre in the Southland is ON. Since the original post, we've discovered that not only will OC be represented at Eat Real, but OC Weekly will--Gustavo is leading panels at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, and I will be demonstrating preserved lemons ... More >>
Update: Amy Scattergood unfortunately had to pull out of the "Future of Food Writing Panel" for Saturday, but we got a great guest for Sunday's panel on the Great Mexican Food Authenticity Debate: Matt McCollum, the main sales guy for Gringo Bandito. It'll be awesome to have Matt--a Dallas native ... More >>
Yay, Kelly!Last night the Los Angeles Press Club held its 53rd Annual Southern California Journalism Awards at the ornately appointed Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. We know you have some burning questions: Did award presenter and Mary Tyler Moore Show thespian Ed Asner really ... More >>
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UPDATE, MARCH 21, 4:10 P.M.: The doomed twin-engine plane pilot who died in Wednesday morning's Long Beach Airport crash has been identified as Kenneth Earl Cruz.The 43-year-old Culver City resident worked for Rainbow Air of Long Beach, had been a commercial pilot since 2003 an ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comKotteri Tonkotsu soup with kakuniEven though Orange County has its share of first-rate ramen shops, I'm afraid we've just been demoted to second-tier losers. There's an escalating pork arms-race waged by the new-school purveyors of tonkotsu (pork bone) soup in the South Bay like ... More >>
Come on, LA food trucks. We know traffic on the 5 and 405 sucks, but if you make Orange County a regular stop on your weekly routes, you'd surely have lines waiting. Bonus: OC has more parking. Here are five of my favorites: 1. LudoTruck LudoTruckI had a chance to try the very-hype ... More >>
Make sure you leave room in your plans this Friday night to head up to Culver City to check out the Off the Strip art show opening at the WWA gallery! "Kent" by Ken Garduno Get all the details on this comic-strip based art show after the jump.
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Dave LiebermanEmpanada isn't a very specific word in Spanish. It just means something enveloped in dough, something "em-breaded". It doesn't prescribe the filling, the shape or even the method of cookery. Beef Wellington would technically be an empanada, as would a deep-fried pig in a blanket.Usu ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano and his ¡Ask a Mexican! column was honored in the large ciculation category at last week's 2009 AltWeekly Awards presentation during the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) convention in Tuscon, Arizona. Arellano received honorable mention in the "Column: circulation 50,0 ... More >>
It cracked me up when commentator hungrymomma left this gentle scold regarding my taco review--hey, I'm a wab, chula! But I also laughed because I was planning to do a re-review of El Chinaco, the iconic Salvadoran eatery whose owner, Mirna Burciaga, famously took on the Minuteman Project a couple y ... More >>
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