Good morning. Are you sure you've found the real deal when you see it? I mean the Real Deal, in caps, or in quotes, or whatever punctuation is required to separate if from the rest? Friends, home-grown So Cal short story writer Jim Gavin is the R.D., though most everybody already knew that except, i ... More >>
Halloween is upon us. Being food bloggers, we're big fans of food-themed costumes. (Though please, if you go as Sriracha, aim for cute Sriracha rather than slutty Sriracha, mmm kay?) If you've got a group of food-loving friends, the results can be even more amazing. Here are five Halloween food ... More >>
The image of downtown Fullerton over the past several years has come to represent something very specific in the mind of the average weekend reveler. One could even argue that DTF is not as much of a place anymore as it is a state of mind--one you must strengthen through years of social irresponsibi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The second installment of Coachella 2012 kicks off today in Indio. I just got back from enjoying Weekend 1 in the desert and between great performances by At the Drive-In and Tupac's hologram, I managed to get a little food blogging done.It's always smart to fill up before you get to the festival, b ... More >>
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 >>
As California voters weigh whether to support legalization of marijuana on the November ballot, forces for and against Prop 19 are stepping up the studies, statistics and rhetoric aimed at propping up their respective sides.
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 >>
Exactly one month from now we'll be in the midst of Coachella, that annual sweaty, magical musical festival in the brutal yet glorious desert of Indio. It's also the 10th anniversary of the thing (well, kind of--the 1999 one took place in October).In the spirit of getting ready for this glorious eve ... More >>
●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 a ... More >>
SELLING LUST, NOT HAMBURGERS
"I am appalled every time I see the new Carl's Jr. ad about 'flat buns.' These ads certainly are helping to destroy our culture. The ads degrade both teachers and students. Please tell Carl's Jr. and the television channels that air th ... More >>
Nothing like a little suspense to kickstart one's Saturday.
I'm not just talking about the festival's first program of shorts, either, but the suspense over whether an actual parking spot would be had. It'd be great to say that the festival was just so popular due to our press coverage that fans pa ... More >>