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 >>
Those of us who live at Memphis at the Santora have been asking Chef Diego Velasco for years the same question: when are you going to open Sunday evenings?The answer is now--for Velasco to mess around with ingredients in a way that strays from his Southern-fied take on food.
Did you miss out on our co-Happy Hour with KCRW-89.9's Good Food with Evan Kleiman at Memphis at the Santora on Tuesday? Sucks to be you. You missed out on free cocktail samples handed out by members of the Orange County Bartenders Cabinet--and it wasn't sips but basically whole cocktails. You mi ... More >>
How can your restaurant qualify to host an OC Weekly/KCRW Good Food with Evan Kleiman Happy Hour? Pretty simple: you have to be awesome. I have to like you--which, if you're awesome, is already taken care of. You have to sell booze. And you have to create a happy hour drink special and a food spe ... More >>
Michelle Woo/OC WeeklyFeeling crabby--er, crawfishy? Memphis at the Santora has a party idea for groups of eight to 20: a crawfish boil, complete with all the fixings. For $30 per person, you get a pound and-a-half of the little (cooked) creatures, along with smoked sausage, corn, potatoes, cor ... More >>
Am glad to say that my watering hole, Memphis at the Santora, has succeeded enough that they're now open for dinner on Tuesday nights. Better yet: they've elected to use this night to allow people to build their own burgers! Remember: Memphis knows meat the way the Catholic Church knows how to co ... More >>
Danielle BacherEven if you don't know him by name, you've probably attended at least one show at a Jon Reiser venue in the past decade. He owns Detroit Bar with Dan Bradley, Diego Velasco, David Hastie, Mike Harris and Scott Hamilton (who also own all Memphis Restaurants and Tin Lizzie Salo ... More >>
The much-beloved Memphis Restaurant (both its Costa Mesa and SanTana locations) will soon have a third addition to their family: Memphis at the Beach. Head chef Diego Velasco told me recently they expect to open their first non-OC venture early in July. The menu will retain most of the Southern-ized ... More >>
Pardon this unasimmilated Mexican, but what is the great gabacho aversion to meatloaf? I've enjoyed it the dozen or so times I've tasted the meat--not my favorite carnal creation, but also no headcheese (another much-maligned butcher offering). I thought about this on Saturday as I chomped down on a ... More >>
Debra's Girls Present: Going Green Theme Party, Friday 7 p.m.
Long Beach's favorite gay bar pitches in to help the environment.
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Hootie & The Blowfish, Friday 8 p.m.
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With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from my first book signing at Librería Martínez last Thursday:
*Fliers for the event promised free tequila for adults courtesy of SanTana-based La Tequilera, but some pendeja called t ... More >>