Every Monday, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal
shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of
European cooking. Today, she regales us with a visit to Barcelona,
where Sebastian Mazzola is making his name at 41°. Enjoy!
Monday, October 29Skeleton WitchSlidebar
Hailing from Ohio, Skeletonwitch rocks a technical brand of schreechy metal. Be sure to check out their video for "Bringers of Death," which blends images of furries with Orwelian commentary and a zombie apolcalypse straight out of the film Easy Rider. -- Br ... More >>
Did you read Michelle's post this morning on the Craigslist poster in Irvine who tried to give away a dish of shrimp because they didn't realize it included the heads? I have to assume it was those wee beady eyes. In a society where meat is often faceless, limbless, skinless and boneless, seeing the ... More >>
Ever pass by a bro and hear a noise indicating something is rotten in Denmark--and by "Denmark," I mean "Main Street Huntington Beach?"Fear not, Perq's rummy, for that might possibly NOT have been the sound of the gastronomic curtain call of an El Ranchito combo plate (a.k.a. a fart) but a snazzy li ... More >>
Geeta Bansal doesn't sit still. Her travel plans to visit chefs Europe are around the corner, and they've just finalized plans for another dinner collaboration-- and that's just for October. Most recently, they served wild boar at Taste of Newport. Plans to prep their signature Thanksgiving turkeys ... More >>
Oh, look, this year's edition of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants", sponsored by San Pellegrino and its subsidiary Acqua Panna, has come out. Cue the precious online debates and the bored yawns from the rest of the world.Ranked lists of the best anything are patent bollocks: they necessarily
reflec ... More >>
Placentia usually gets the short shrift in the county's history, even though there was no city that had more of a plantation mentality at the height of King Citrus than this town. Most of the city was orange groves back in the day, with most of the Mexicans working as pickers and most of the gaba ... More >>
There are things you want, and there are things you need, but some products cross into the very special territory of want-need-now. TopBrewer, developed by Denmark-based Scanomat, is an awe-worthy coffee machine built like a sleek faucet. It can produce four cups of coffee in a minute ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
Today marks what would've been the 69th birthday of Jerome John Garcia, the late guitarist, front man and de facto leader of the Grateful Dead. To honor Jerry's legacy as the father of psychedelic jam-rock, here are four must-have Grateful Dead shows. Taken into account are strength of setl ... More >>
Flickr user chiropracticNot 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 >>
A replica of Elvis Presley's Graceland opened in Denmark this week, proving that the creators of Lego are a lot less classy than they've always let on.
To be fair to the Danes, we figured there must be an even stranger assortment of music-related museums here at home. We were right.
The places ... More >>
Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I
co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyClick here to see the full slideshow!The Hype: In the middle of a successful pack of U.S. club dates, the down-tempo Danes of Quadron are quickly becoming Copenhagen's brightest aural export since, uh...well...the names are escaping us now. But judging by the pus ... More >>
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyQuadron at the Commonwealth Lounge last nightHours before their gig at Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton, we found Coco O. and Robin Hannibal of Quadron hanging out by the stage. So we figured we'd help them kill some time with a probing interview about a wide range of topi ... More >>
Something's rotten in Denmark and Foothill Ranch.Toxic fertilizer dumped behind the Foothill Ranch Wal-Mart store was cited in today's announcement that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. agreed to a $20 million-plus settlement with 20 prosecutorial agencies, including the Orange County District
Attorney's O ... More >>
http://www.noma.dk/According to this recent CNN article, the world's best restaurant is in Denmark. Noma, as it is called, finally dethroned Ferran Adria's El Bulli, which held the top spot for the past four years. If you're wondering how such a list is made, here's how: the "illustrio ... More >>
Keep those Blackberries pushed up tightly against your heads, Christmas shoppers: a very large,
30-year study of just about everyone in Scandinavia shows no link
between cell-phone use and brain tumors.Reuters has the skinny.The findings validate what UC Irvine medical researchers have been sayin ... More >>
www.hitthebitch.dk"Hit the Bitch" suffers a black eye.The furor over "Hit the Bitch" now prevents you from visiting the supposed "anti-violence website" out of Denmark that allows a mouse-powered (and male-looking) hand to repeatedly
smack and slap a young woman.
Photo courtesy of the Chance TheaterHair: Give peace a Chance!Blame the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this summer for the fact that the OC Weekly didn't put the Chance Theater's production of Hair on its must-review list. Just one more aromatic homage in a summer filled with Baby Boomer nostalgia ... More >>
The fourth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF) opens on April 2 in Orange County and will showcase more than 60 short and feature films, panel discussions and an special award to actor Dustin Nguyen (pictured), who co-starred with Cate Blanchett in Little Fish.Event organizer Ysa ... More >>
PowerSolo: Nordixie Danes show us Americans how to rock, white-trash-roots style.
There's something terribly sad about seeing Jon Spencer playing with his latest band, Heavy Trash, before a crowd in the two figures on a Sunday night. Spencer once led his Blues Explosion trio to glorious heights of ... More >>