Chef Justin Miller isn't one to hobnob with guests; he spends his time perfecting the menu at Pizzeria Ortica. He grew up a water baby, but learned cooking was his real passion. The importance of food was instilled early in his life, making for some great stories in this week's OTL. Could you elabo ... 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!
The local-born chef returns to OC, and he's cooking burgers
Edwin GoeiI bet most of you reading, even those who are regulars at the two Memphises in Orange County, had no idea that there was a third Memphis, one called Memphis at the Beach in Manhattan Beach.I had the pleasure of eating there around two years ago, about when it opened. My story angle w ... More >>
The LA Times had the scoop on a bombshell at one of Costa Mesa's most buzzed about restaurants. Steve Samson, whom we've profiled here on these pages, is leaving his post as chef of Pizzeria Ortica. This comes in the wake of other shakeups in David Myers' restaurant group. As for a planned C ... More >>
It's hard to believe that Costa Mesa's Pizzeria Ortica, co-founded by David Myers and Executive Chef Steve Samson, has only been open since January. An instant hit, despite being slightly off the South Coast Plaza beaten path, it's known for its stunning pastas, meats, fish and p ... More >>
David Myers may be a household name in L.A. -- what with his popular Comme Ça enjoying accolades from food critics and buzz from the Internet foodies -- but here in O.C., we barely know the guy. Not for long. Myers is opening his Pizzeria Ortica this coming Monday in Costa Mesa (at 650 An ... More >>
Libertarians win one