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Del Taco Inc.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    A Plea for the Art of Fast Food, Or: Why "Bad" Food is Good, Damnit

    Down here in Weekly World, LP and I are desk neighbors, so that means that every time I decide to eat "badly" for lunch (my quotes, not hers) I get an earful; it's kind of endearing, really. A few (dozen) chicken nuggets? Yup. A McDonald's cheeseburger? Mhmm. That one time I ate Hot Cheetos with cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Blackcraft Turned a Heavy Metal T-Shirt Operation into Big Business

    In the summer of 2012, sepulchral Orange-based clothing company Blackcraft Cult was just an idea, an itch burrowing through the brains of co-founders Bobby Schubenski and Jim Somers. Less than two years later, their designs appear on celebrities and musicians ranging from Slayer to Kesha, their reve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    This Week In Food: Chicken Recall, Sriracha Fumes, and How to Not Be an Instasshole

    Guys! Guys! It's time for another food round-up. Let's take a look... Edwin went to Wei Shian Noodles in Irvine for his print review. He told us that Pier 76 moved a little ways down Ocean Blvd. (but their food is still great!) and he introduced Del Taco's new line of breakfast tacos, which is some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass

    It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    No. 4: Prime Gastro Burger at Dublin 4

    Just one week left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), which means that very, very soon, you'll be able to run to one of the awesome businesses who loan us a few square feet of space and pick up a copy of our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! In a county stacked deep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    No. 5: Apple Pie Cookie at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), to correspond with our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! I said in an earlier 100 Favorites entry on XA's ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    No. 7: Ají Verde at Inka Mama's

    The Peruvian green sauce at Inka Mama's carries on the precedent set last year of including condiments in our annual parade of food-cravings. The salsa de ají verde turns a small basket of ordinary bread into a dump truck for the spicy green sauce. When you run out of bread, you'll ask for more. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    No. 16: The Chicken at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    27. Bloody Mary Brunch At Charlie Palmer

    We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    57. Clam Chowder at Billy's at the Beach

    The number of choices for clam chowder in Newport Harbor is nearly endless. You could grab that imposter Manhattan-style stuff they ladle out at the Crab Cooker or you could literally have a chowder crawl, walking from the pavilion side of the peninsula all the way up and around to the Balboa Bay Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts Returning to So Cal

    ​ East-coast donut giant Dunkin' Donuts announced yesterday that they're returning to Southern California in 2015, with 18 of 45 initial locations planned in Orange County and the South Bay area. There was a time before the Internet when Dunkin' had stores in Orange County, and we old people migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    66. Tacos Dorados at Tortas Ahogadas Los Primos

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    No. 70, The Continuous Ramen Chronicles at Playground

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    No. 73, Urban 3b at Urban Seoul

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    No. 75, Ahi Tuna Tartar at Nieuport 17

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    No. 78, Breakfast Sausage Hash at Thasos Greek Island Grille

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    No. 80, Loco Moco Dog at Dogzilla

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    No. 79, Chocolate Doughnut with Jacobsen Sea Salt at Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    No. 82, Daing Na Bangus (Marinated Milkfish) Silog Breakfast at Chowking

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    No. 81, Fruit Tart at Le Croissant Dore

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    84. Lemongrass Chicken Salad at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    No. 85, Tofu Soup at Tasty Thai

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    No. 88, Popcorn Chicken Salad at Guppy House

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    No. 87, Hodo Gwaja at Cocohodo

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    No. 89, Fried Okra at Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2013

    No. 91, Boysenberry Lemonade from Bautista Creek Local Produce at SOCO Farmers' Market

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    No. 95, Halal Pizzas from San Giovanni Pizza

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    No. 97, Lunch Buffet at Dosa Express

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Anaheim's "Chump Change" Del Taco Bandit: Yes, I Stabbed The Manager Eight Times But I Wasn't Trying To Kill Her

    Jose Joaquin Guzman rode his bicycle to a Del Taco in Anaheim like he'd done many times before to eat but one night he wanted money.Guzman walked in the fast food restaurant's rear entrance and saw no customers. Edith, the manager, was wiping tables clean. She recognized him, said hello and continue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    The OCeeker: The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Tustin and the Legends of the Falls

    There's a particular danger in singing old hymns, ye heathen. That is, some words from them times don't mean what they mean today. And wouldn't you know it, just the other night, your sanctified sensei was givin' praises to the Lord when he stumbled into a saying that made him feel a little squeamis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    [VIDEO:] Chuck DeVore and Bouncing Bald Eagle Head Back Dan Hughes for Senate

    Orange County may not have Chuck DeVore to kick around anymore, but the former assemblyman-turned-Texan (ugh!) can still entertain us online with his inbred goofiness.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Allerto's Mexican-Indian Comida is All-Halal All The Time!

    Go to Allerto's if you're in the area, and you're craving Mexican and/or Indian food. Some might feel like they're making a pit stop on a road trip when entering the 24-hour restaurant. It's probably because it doubles up, with no barrier, to a gas station store. There are about a dozen small tables ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 8, 2012

    Why Do Mexicans Pick Through Trash to Look for Recyclables?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!!] And why are Mexicans so funny?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Five Alternatives to California Pizza Kitchen's 1160-Calorie Thai Crunch Salad

    Chasen Marshall/OC Weekly​The excellent Men's Health series called "Eat This, Not That" made its bones by mocking the atrocious nutritional bomb CPK sold as a "Thai Crunch Salad." In its original incarnation, it contained 2,238 calories if you added the heart-healthy avocado option.Shamed by this, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jack in the Box Tacos Still Gut-Wrenching--But No Longer Good

    ​Oh, that wonderful feeling after eating a Jack in the Box taco, that punch to the stomach that makes you tap your feet like a telegraph, that creates rumblings from depths in your bowels that had remained dormant since you were in the womb. Their tacos, a superfluous nipple from its shared herita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    3hree Things: Riley vs. The McRib

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where 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.The McRib is back and coincidentally, so is explosive diarrhea. I used to have a gullet of steel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Five Reasons Why Orange County Should Thank Mexico Today

    ​Today, as Orange County Register readers know too well, is the official marking of Mexico's bicentennial. SanTana will become one massive fiesta this weekend, although the elites marked their own celebration last evening at the Bowers Museum. With all the arribas in the air, what better time to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    May 3, 2008

    Reg-O-Meter© -- Week Ending May 3

    ●We’ll dispense with the usual rundown of all things eye-rollingly wretched in the Reggie this week—our way of being nice, what with the new round of departures at OC’s largest-circ fishwrap just announced. So we won’t even get into that intellectually-challenging poll where the Reggie ask ... More >>

  • Food

    January 24, 2008

    What Rent Payment?

    Hamamori is pricey, but worth every bite

  • Film

    February 8, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: The Adventures of Don Juan

  • Columns

    May 4, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    April 26 - May 2

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    The Fabulous Masonaires

    Groove Ensemble and Take Back, tonight!

  • Columns

    October 2, 2003
  • Food

    August 29, 2002

    Eating Responsibly

    A guide to union dining in OC

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    A Hopeless Search for Authenticity

    SCRs California Scenarios

  • Columns

    July 18, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Mission Viejo

    The Paris of South Orange County

  • Food

    August 16, 2001

    Holy Mole!

    Kicking back among the Aztec heroes of El Matador

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