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Dave Mau

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Developer Douchebags Score Again!

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! Dave Alvin's seminal album Blue Boulevard features "Dry River", a song of longing and loss, redemption and hope. When I saw him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    This Week In Food: Banh Mi, Burritos, and Negroni Week

    Another week, another write up. You guys are stuck with me again while LP's away. Let's take a look at the week that was in food:

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Seven Ways Working Food and Beverage Will Ruin Your Life

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! It's no secret. I'm a big fan of working in food and beverage despite all its pitfalls and pratfalls. It's not an easy life but ev ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Inside the Foodie Matrix, Or: Why Food PR People Are Worthless

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! Winter here in the OC may lack the simple charms of a New England one but it does have its advantages. We don't get many snowball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    This Week In Food: Hatin' on Pliny, Cute Things Made of Cookies, and Good God - Not Expensive Limes!

    Hi guys, I hope you enjoyed St. Paddy's Day! Let's see what happened the rest of the week... Edwin went to Boathouse on the Bay for our print review. He told us to try the leche frita at Cafe Sevilla, and announced that HB's Hyatt Regency has a new restaurant.

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    July 26, 2013

    This Week In Food: Lead Hot Sauces, Russian Vodka Boycott, and We Win a Blue Ribbon!

    Holy hell! July is almost over, but we've got an abundance of summery food news for you... First, Edwin visited Tavern on the Coast in Dana Point for his weekly review. Then he told us that the Food Network will be doing a taping at Fashion Island next week, and last he showed us how to replicate C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    This Week In Food: Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes, Candied Ribs, and Homemade Horchata!

    Greetings ladies and germs, let's take a quick look at this week in food... First, Edwin reviewed Eleven46 Kitchen and then he told us that Britta's Cafe in Irvine is closing. :( He also shared Pho Thanh Lich's new location in Garden Grove. Gustavo went to Lindo Michoacan #2 for his Hole in the Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Diatribe with Dave: A Ribs-Trader Joe's Candied Ginger-Sambal Recipe!

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    This Week In Food: Horchata Beer, Mmmhops, and the Banana Stand is Coming!

    Hi, we hope your week was swell. And we want to make your weekend even better by showing you some awesome things. Sure, this is really just a recap of awesome things, but we need page views and you need condensed information so you can get to partying even sooner. Here we go... This week, Edwin wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    This Week In Food: Craft Beer Week, Bluth's Traveling Banana Stand, and MTV Being Dumb

    Well howdy-do, and welcome to another week in food. This time around, Edwin reviewed Black Trumpet Bistro in Huntington Beach, and then he gave us the restaurant roll call for April. He announced the opening of Tootsie - a cute ice cream shop in Santa Ana. And last, he told us that MTV will soon ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    This Week In Food: Black Sleep of Khali Ma, Playground's Cocktails, and Boozy Dippin' Dots

    We've had some colorful stories these past couple of weeks because of Michelle's return. Who knew a new baby mama was so good at writing about food!? Let's take a quick look at what else happened this week... Edwin reviewed Hue Oi in Fountain Valley for his weekly story. They he announced the openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Diatribe with Dave: Achiote?! Gesundheit!!, Or: Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen's Ass-Kicking Achiote Sauce

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The Five Worst Reasons to Open a Restaurant

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    This Week In Food: A Wine Fountain, the Femme Fatale, and F'ing Huge Tortillas

    It's Friday ladies and gents, but before you go out and drink yourself to oblivion or find something more productive to do, let's take a look at this week in food. Edwin went to Two 40 South in Brea and experienced a wine fountain! I don't mean an actual fountain, which would really be in poor tast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    This Week In Food: Sriracha Chips, A Proper Old Fashioned, and Pig Crates

    Valentine's is over and now we can get back to the good ol' regular food stuff. Let's take a look at what this week brought us... Edwin reviewed the crepes at Thahn Ha in Westminster. He told us about the most expensive drink made at Starbucks so far, which involved 48 shots of espresso (why world? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Diatribe with Dave: An Ode to the Unsung and Lowly Dishwasher

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Diatribe with Dave: Still the Best Old Fashioned........Ever

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Diatribe With Dave: Dealing Carbs from a Horseshoe in the Land of Lincoln

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Gustavo's Top 5 Drinks of 2012!

    Although we've been boozehounds here at SaFII since forever, 2012 was the year where we really took off and became full-fledged drinkers. Not only did we hold an epic Happy Hour with KCRW and the OC Bartender's Cabinet (and stand by for the next one...) but we began reporting on alcohol as its own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Diatribe with Dave: Casserole Culture Clash

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Diatribe with Dave: For The Love Of Logan

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Diatribe with Dave: 10 Years at Santora with Chef Diego Velasco

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: The Rise of Ryes

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Pop Up Restaurants Are The Flavor Of The Month In The OC Food Scene

    Dave MauBy Dave Mau As the culinary world turns, so do the fads and foibles that inhabit restaurant culture. Food truck mania (except for some standouts) is slowly fading into the past, joining others like taco Tuesday, gastro pubs and overly-gourmand street tacos in realm of passé food OC concepts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Q & A with Aron Habiger of The Crosby!

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Talking with Frank Panza, Legendary Bartender at Santa Anita Park's Turf Club

    Every first and third Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender Dave Mau tends bar at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to free meals as the night progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every Wednesday morning to a random OC food or drink musing of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Introducing "Diatribe With Dave," Featuring the Wisdom of Legendary Bartender Dave Mau!

    Anyone who has spent any time in Orange County food circles has crossed paths with Dave Mau, whether at pop-up restaurants, grilling 'cue for some celebrity or other, or getting drunk off his potent drinks at his every-other-Wednesday Dinner with Dave shindigs at Memphis at the Santora. You can find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    5 Long-Shuttered OC Restaurants That I Miss

    It's been exactly five years since I was given the honor of writing restaurant reviews for this fine paper. In that time, I've been to what I estimate is about 300 restaurants. I'm not going to start rattling of my favorites, because, well, I and your other humble Forkers already do that with our we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Dispatches from the Dave Mau-Cody Requeno Pop-Up at the Crosby Last Week

    ​Sorry for the delay, folks, but behold my write-up from last week's successful pop-up at the Crosby for Dave Mau (the pants-less genius above) and his partner in crime, Cody Requeno. Their four-course meal was home cooking at its most gourmet: no fancy preparation, no weird ingredients, just heap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    [UPDATE: TOMORROW!!!] Dave Mau to Do Pop-Up at Crosby March 21!

    ​A couple of Wednesdays ago, I stopped in at Memphis At the Santora for "Dinner With Dave," for which the irrepressible Dave Mau holds the fort down every other Wednesday with whatever the hell he wants to cook that night and some great music. After getting me blitzed with a Blue Hawaiian, he reve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas/Happy Hannukah/Kwazy Kwanzaa/Tip-Top Tet/Solemn, Dignified Ramadan from OC Weekly

    Dave Mau, bartender extraordinaire, spreading the Chrismas love...now, gimme a Manhattan up!​The headline for this post, of course, comes from the Simpsons, but we mean it--we thereby declare a Christmas truce for the weekend, in which any posts put up will be happy puppies or cute kitties. Maybe ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    ReTreat In Costa Mesa Has Closed. Where Are Dave Mau and Cody Requejo Now?

    Photo from Dinners with Dave​The ReTreat, the Costa Mesa sushi-bar-cum-breakfast-cum-barbecue restaurant where the irrepressible Dave Mau and rock & roll sushi master Cody Requejo worked, actually ended its run Dec. 20, 2010.  But I didn't know about its demise until I tried to come back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    What You Missed: The Growlers, Dinner With Dave, Christmas Lights

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyIt's Mau vs. Claus.​What'd you miss this weekend? It was a quiet one in Orange County, but we've got a few photos for you: First up is the Growlers' hometown show at Detroit Bar, then came Dinner With Dave (super special Christmas edition!) and then we checked out a neighborhood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2010

    "Dinner With Dave" to Celebrate Fourth Anniverary at Memphis at the Santora

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​The irrepressible Dave Mau will celebrate four years of giving drunks free food every second and fourth Wednesday of the month this Wednesday, and prepare for desmadre! A mini-appreciation after the jump!

  • Food

    October 14, 2010

    Cleaver-Wielding, Pants-Optional Man About Town

    [Best of OC 2010] Dave Mau's 10 OC Survival Tips

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Tonight: Dinner With Dave featuring Brother Cecil

    Danielle Bacher/OC Weekly​Locals Only alumni, bluesy Brother Cecil, is performing at tonight's Dinner With Dave at 10 p.m. As usual, it's a free dinner--and there's no cover, with Dave Mau, chef at The Re{treat} at The Spa in Costa Mesa, serving buffet-style at the Memphis at the Santora in Santa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Free Food and Music at Memphis in Santa Ana Tonight

    Kimberly ValenzuelaDave Mau himself!​Two Wednesday ago, we checked out "Dinner with Dave"--Memphis Santa Ana's every-other-week offering of food and music. A quick review for you:

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    PHOTOS: Dinner With Dave at Memphis Santora

    Kimberly ValenzuelaDave Mau himself!​Dinner With Dave took place last night at the Memphis at the Santora. Generous, generous man Dave Mau whips up a free meal for anyone who wants to partake on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Mau is chef at the Re{treat} (along with Cody Requejo) at ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    PHOTOS: Dinner With Dave at Memphis Santora

    Kimberly ValenzuelaDave Mau himself!​Dinner With Dave took place last night at the Memphis at the Santora. Generous, generous man Dave Mau whips up a free meal for anyone who wants to partake on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Mau is chef at the Re{treat} (along with Cody Requejo) at ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    PHOTOS: Dinner With Dave at Memphis Santora

    Kimberly ValenzuelaDave Mau himself!​ Dinner With Dave took place last night at the Memphis at the Santora, where generous, generous man Dave Mau whips up a free meal for anyone who wants to partake on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Mau is chef at the Re{treat} (along with Cody Requ ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Dinner with Dave Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary

    ​Time to back up our words. In last week's "Best of" issue, the OC Weekly declared Costa Mesa's the New Limb to be the "best live band" in Orange County. Quite the title! And you judge for yourself, tonight, for free. With free food, too. Pretty good deal, all things considered.

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    July 21, 2009

    On the Line: Dave Mau of The Retreat

    Dave Mau (left) and his brother Chris Dave Mau is the chef and raconteur behind the Dinners with Dave event, a night of free music and free food, held every second and fourth Wednesday at Memphis at the Santora. When he's not doing that or cooking at the Vermilion Valley Resort in the High Sie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    TONIGHT: Dinner with Dave and We Are the Pilots

    Yes, it's time for another twice-monthly installment of Dinner with Dave, where Dave Mau cooks up some free food, a local DJ spins, and a local band plays. Tonight it's two dear Heard Mentality favorites, DJ Oldboy and Anaheim's We Are the Pilots, pictured. WAtP bassist has referred to it as "the fi ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    ALSO TONIGHT: Dinner with Dave with the New Limb and DJ Oldboy

    Here's a recipe (pun! sort of!) for an extremely pleasant Wednesday evening: free food from Dave Mau, free music from The New Limb, and tunes spun by DJ Oldboy (also free, natch). Sound like some beautiful dream? No sir and/or ma'am! It's reality tonight at Memphis in Santa Ana, with the latest of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    TONIGHT: Dinner with Dave (and the Yellow Red Sparks)

    Twice a month (the second and fourth Wednesday, to be exact), Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis in downtown Santa Ana. It combines two awesome things: free food and free music. Tonight, the music will be provided by central OC folk rockers Yellow Red Sparks, pictured, who may or may not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Tarantino Night at The Retreat in SCP

    The folks at The Retreat inside The Spa at SCP are hosting a Quentin Tarantino Costume Party tomorrow, Saturday October 25th, starting at 8 PM. The sushi-chef/rock-star Cody Requejo should be there, and since they're cookin' burgers, I'm sure Dave Mau will be too. He's the place's grill master aft ... More >>

  • Food

    October 2, 2008
  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Mau-Mauing the Fact Catcher

    Dave Mau and the aesthetic of everything

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