Dairy and Eggs

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    On the Line: Sheri Drewry Of Wilma's Patio, Part One

    Researching a family-owned restaurant always uncovers a story. In the case of Wilma's Patio, it spans over 30 years on picturesque Balboa Island. Wilma passed away earlier this year, but her establishment lives on thanks to daughter Sheri, plus her kitchen and dining room family. How long have you ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    First Our Guns, Now Our Cheese: Is the FDA Cracking Down On Using Wood To Age Cheese?

    Back in 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act, which aimed to make the government agencies proactive rather than reactive when it came to securing the United States' food supply. There have been many changes in the food production world since then, and the latest may be a di ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Del Taco's Response To Taco Bell's BreakfastL Its Own Line of Breakfast Tacos and Free Hash Browns

    Apparently this Taco Bell breakfast business hasn't gotten lost on the other OC-based fast food taco chain. As a response, the Lake Forest-headquartered company has put out a press release that notes that it has been "serving breakfast for more than 30 years". Although it didn't follow that procla ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: E.J. Malloy's

    The corner of Redondo Ave. and Broadway is a familiar intersection for Long Beach lunches. First, we were here for cheap Mexican grub out of a makeshift Baja shack attached to the Reno Room and, later, we came for the delicious sandwiches made by the sweet Chinese family next to Baddeleys. But it' ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    The Cheese Shop: Frontin' for Fromage

    [Hole In the Wall] This Costa Mesa store at the OC Mix stocks great cheeses and even better sandwiches

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    August 28, 2013

    No. 33: "No Soup" Ramen at Santouka Ramen

    It was a gutsy move on my part, deviating from my usual order at Santouka--a standard bowl of miso ramen that's pure comfort in a bowl. But I saw a special posted on a paper sign. "No Soup" Ramen, it read. In a game-time decision, I went for it. "No Soup" ramen shouldn't be confused with hiyashi c ... 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

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    February 15, 2013

    Mead's Green Door, New Vegetarian Cafe, Opens in Old Town Orange

    Central County vegetarians, rejoice. You have a new place to eat. Mead's Green Door CafeIt's a couple of blocks west of the Orange Circle proper, with the eponymous entryway tucked around the side of the building.They've been open for about a month, and they're open only for breakfast and lunch, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Game of Burgers: Gastropub Gentry, First Round

    This gastropub round fancies up the Weekly's Game of Burgers. At a gastropub, the stakes are raised from the fare you gladly accept and adore from a fast food restaurant. A frozen beef puck ain't gonna cut it. A gastropub burger calls for freshly-ground beef from the subprimal cuts of steer that de ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Soledad Goats Now at Long Beach Marina Farmers Market

    We don't give Long Beach much love around here, but when it comes to Sunday farmers markets, the Marina market far outshines anything here in these fair orange acres. It's the largest market south of Hollywood, and like Hollywood, it finally has a Soledad Goats booth.

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    April 5, 2012

    Taqueria Two Guys Cheeses It

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana Mexican restaurant loves its cheese, damn the authenticity

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    January 31, 2012

    Recipe of the Week: 'God Hates Figs' Tart

    ​The poor members of the Westboro Baptist Church and their pointless "God hates fags" signs! If only their blinkered interpretation of God had allowed them to have a little more education, they might have been able to read the message I Am That I Am sent them: He actually hates figs. . . .Which is ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Cheese Shop Opens Today At OC Mart Mix

    ​The OC Mart Mix is fast becoming a good, um, mix of eclectic food vendors. It already has Jeff Duggan's Portola Coffee Lab, We Olive & Wine Bar, and Savory Spice Shop, among others. Soon the meandering indoor swap meet will welcome a purveyor of ice cream called N'Ice and a raw oyster bar cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    On the Line: Bruno Serato of Anaheim White House, Part Three

    ​Our time with Bruno draws to a close so he can make his rounds, greeting and checking in on every table he passes. A most hospitable subject, he disappears with our photographer for his close-up. Bruno leaves us with a duo of recipes, but you're gonna have to ask him about the sculpture(?) that a ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Toast The Holidays With Beer Nog

    Flickr user B*2Not beer nog, but still looks yummy.​Yes, beer nog.The recipe comes from Randy Clemens, author of The Sriracha Cookbook, PR dude at Stone Brewing Co. and inventive homebrewer. Inspired by this sketch comedy bit, he brewed up a real batch made with homemade eggnog and Port Brewing Ol ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Holiday Tea

    Ritz Carlton

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    November 17, 2011

    On the Line: Gretchen Beaumarchais of Honda Center, Part Three

    Photo by Meranda Carter​The beauty of ravioli is the promise of yummy filling inside each pasta pocket. While typical options may include rich cheese or meat, chef Beaumarchais opts for something a little different. Enjoy a meatless Monday with the following ravioli recipe, and take the time to re ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Tavern On 2 Shows Who's On Second

    This Belmont Shores gem is a gastropub's gastropub

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    September 9, 2011

    The Raw Milk Debate Rages On--But Is Raw Milk Worth Its Higher Cost?

    Dave Lieberman​It seems not to be possible to have a reasoned discussion about raw milk. For such a minor part of people's everyday lives, it inspires bitter argument.Detractors of the raw milk movement, including pretty much every food safety organization you've ever heard of, say that food-borne ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    On The Line: Joseph Mahon of Burger Parlor, Part Three

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Some combinations taste great together; bacon and eggs, coffee and doughnuts, peanut butter and jealousy jelly. Chef Joseph Mahon of downtown Fullerton's Burger Parlor decided to do a mash-up with his pop-up's combination of fried chicken and watermelon....and a salad was b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Cheddar? Please. Five Proposals for New Burger Cheeses

    Flickr user chiropractic​Not that a slice of really great Cheddar isn't a treat by itself, and not that we're attempting to foment rebellion here, but can we please have a break from the same old five cheeses on our cheeseburgers? Cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, pepper Jack (oh look, now it's a spicy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Cheese 101 Workshop at The Bruery Provisions

    Wanna be a cheese whiz? (Okay, was cheesy.) The Bruery Provisions in Orange, the gleaming retail offshoot of OC's most renowned craft brewery, is hosting Cheese 101: Recognize the Rind, the first in a new monthly series of cheese classes. Led by "Bruery Cheesemonger" Kendra Birdwel, the cours ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Chipotle Introduces New Kids' Menu With a Special Offer in April

    Chipotle Mexican GrillBuild-Your-Own Taco Kit ​Good news, parents. Now you don't have to share that gargantuan burrito.Chipotle Mexican Grill is rolling out its new kids' menu in LA and OC. To promote the launch, every Saturday and Sunday in April, until May 1, kids get a free meal when parents pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Adult Chocolate Milk, Our Drink of the Week

    ​About two weeks ago, Edwin spotted a pallet of Adult Chocolate Milk in Costco. I also witnessed that same gigantic stack of bottles right by the entrance and had to try it out.It's a 40-proof-vodka beverage packaged in a retro glass bottle with a swing-top lid--the spiked version of your favorite ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Go Now: Free Latte at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Free Spicy Chicken Biscuit at Chick-fil-A, $2 Artisan Breakfast Sandwich at Starbucks

    ​The perfect antidote to those post-holiday blues--and that post-holiday debt: Free (and cheap) food! Today from 4 to 7 p.m., get a free 12 oz. latte at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Choose from the Scottish Breakfast Tea Latte, the English Breakfast Tea Latte or the Vanilla Latte. Exc ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Regular Flour Quesadilla

    Flickr user jamesg2​One meal I never buy, and get angry when those around me buy it, is a regular quesadilla. I'm not talking about a regional version (more on that in a bit), but the basic: flour tortilla melted with an American cheese--sometimes cheddar, sometimes Monterey Jack. There is no reas ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Gratin On My Nerves: Sweet, Sweet Pot(atoes) and Cheese

    Dave Lieberman​I used to dabble in [unlicensed] catering for friends and family, once upon a many moons ago, and like all caterers, I learned which dishes can be used to "cheat" when time is of the essence. Gratins are one of those cheats; people love the flavor, it doesn't matter if they're ugly, ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Asian Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    ProfessorSalt.comAsian pears at UC Irvine farmer's market​ If you've been to our local farmer's markets in the past three weeks, you'll have noticed that Asian pears have arrived. As with the apples they closely resemble, the new crop is packed with lightly sweet nectar. Their firm crunch adds a ... More >>

  • Food

    September 9, 2010

    Listen for the Ecco

    New Italian eatery elevates the Camp from gearhead's hangout to foodie nexus

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    August 9, 2010

    The Funniest Food-Related Traffic Accident Report Of The Week​Traffic accidents are rarely funny. But if no one is hurt and it involves 39,000 pounds of cheese and a truck fire, you bet it is. Add to that mix a newspaper reporter with a penchant for puns and what results is comedy gold! In his report, Sean Dugas, writer for News Herald ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    A Cake for Any Fruit

    Willy BlackmoreAlmond cake with white peaches​When summer fruit season is at its peak, as it is now, and the temperatures outside or rising, as they were last week, baking can be a uncomfortable task to face. Why sweat while the oven preheats when the fruit is so good to eat out-of-hand? But bake ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Soledad Goats

    Dave Lieberman​Mojave's not exactly a place people expect food to come from, situated as it is in the middle of a hot desert, a stopping point for air shows and people driving from San Francisco to Las Vegas and people connected with the Air Force base.The first time I saw the sign for Soledad Goa ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Recipe of the Week: Bailey's Chocolate Soufflé

    For years, I read of the terror of the soufflé. "Leave the kitchen and be quiet," recipes cautioned, "lest you make the soufflé fall in the oven." Fiction books were full of anecdotes of 1960s-era housewives, their stereotypically tiny waists accentuated by a carefully-tied apron, being subjected ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    A Minimalist's Rice Pudding

    Jonathan Gill/ / CC BY 2.0A different grain for dessert​When it comes to desert and grains, wheat is by far the king, with flour turning up in nearly every treat you could put together to end a meal with. But rice, too, has its place in the sweetest course, with its natural, unadorned flavor lendi ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Five Things To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs

    75491103@N00 @ CC BY-ND 2.0​So the kids spent all day Saturday coloring the eggs for the Easter bunny to "hide." The hunt is over now, though, the kids have moved on to the next big thing, and you've got a dozen or more hard-boiled eggs sitting in the fridge. Fear not: here are five ide ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    December 18, 2008

    To Do Tonight 12/18

    Special beer and cheese tasting, 6:30 p.m.Not just your regular, run-of-the-mill beer and cheese tasting. This one's special.Morry's, 5764 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA; 562-433-0405Call Sick On Friday, 10 p.m.Come on. You were going to do it anyway. Why not have a little dance party first?Que Sera, 19 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Mother's Market Don't Know its Mexicans

    Don't get me wrong--I like Mother's Market, our homegrown Whole Foods. I make it a point to support businesses that subscribe to the principles of the Slow Food movement--we all are sinners (except for the do-gooders at Avanti Cafe), so I understand slip-ups or exceptions occur from time to time. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Crime Made Sheriff Mike Carona Hungry

    "Crab cakes sounds good. How about that French brie too?" --Then-Sheriff Mike Carona pausing temporarily in August 2007 from plotting how to foil a federal grand jury corruption probe during a meeting at a Newport Beach restaurant with Don Haidl, his onetime assistant sheriff who is secretly wearin ... More >>

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    April 21, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVII

    By far the most interesting thing to happen this weekend was the thievery of Jenna Jameson's vagina. You're just going to have to read about it yourself. Speaking of vaginas, Rich Kane submitted another arousing issue of the Reg-O-Meter complete with mentions of Asian masseuses, pussy (cats) and sa ... More >>

  • Food

    September 14, 2006

    Sweet, Sweet Goo

    La Fondues epic epicureanism

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    August 24, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Your Summer Guard: Mil Jugos

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    August 10, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Zorba the Geek lives at Greek Town Grill

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    June 9, 2005
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    May 15, 2003

    It Aint Easy Being Cheesy

    Takin a dip with Berlin Jim at the Melting Pot

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    April 10, 2003

    Fromage Fanatic

    A turophiles tale of cheese hunting in the county

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    October 18, 2001

    The Sage of Newport

    This aint the fat boy in the checkered trousers

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    October 4, 2001

    Continental Drift

    Brittas brings Europe a little closer

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