You know your publication is doing right when you become the talk of the local press club awards ceremony not just for all the awards you won, but also all the awards you didn't win--and also for the people in your paper who couldn't be in attendance, and for getting the keynote speaker to fuck up h ... More >>
The humble "drink" doesn't get the respect it should. Centuries ago, tea and coffee houses were the centers of philosophical and political discussion. The Age of Enlightenment conveniently corresponded to the rise coffee shops in Europe, and revolutions were planned around steaming glasses and kettl ... More >>
We were early and thirsty for our dinner date. Beer seemed too casual; wine excessively formal. In an establishment better known for their bottle selection (they even offer a complimentary glass of vino after spa treatments), we decided to buck tradition and expand our limited mixology knowledge. So ... More >>
Betty Has a Big Season Ahead of Her
Every 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 >>
County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has brought together a variety of experts and advocates for an "Orange County DUI Summit" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Concordia University in Irvine.Ah, for the Don Draper days when they'd serve cocktails at these deals.
Valentine's is over and now we can get back to the good ol' regular food stuff. Let's take a look at what this week brought us... Edwin reviewed the crepes at Thahn Ha in Westminster. He told us about the most expensive drink made at Starbucks so far, which involved 48 shots of espresso (why world? ... More >>
Lately, I've had to resort to picky douchebaggery when ordering Old Fashioneds in bars, just as when I order a martini. It's all the fault of the writers and producers of Mad Men, who wouldn't know a good Old Fashioned if it got spilled on their nuts.We're not going to get into the martini thing a ... More >>
Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant—and still beloved. Why?
Costa Mesa's steakhouse shrine to young hipsters and elderly cool cats alike knows the best is yet to come
I don't watch Mad Men, nor do I know a lick about fashion, but the designer McDonald's has hired to revamp their uniforms has told the Telegraph that the new look the company is debuting at the London Olympics has "a little bit" of Don Draper in it.
[Trendzilla] The chain partners with the AMC show to create a fashion line
Don Draper on TMC's hit show Mad Men says "What?" a lot, which, in the Internet world, automatically means a supercut of all the times Draper says the word by way of YouTube. (Watch it here.) If you're not a fan that's not that terribly interesting, but today (via Jezebel), you'll find a mas ... More >>
Last Night: Jenny Lewis, Beachwood Sparks, Pierre de Reeder at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2008. Better Than: Staying home and watching the season premiere of "30 Rock." Which isn't a dis of "30 Rock," because that show is fantastic, it's a testament to how great this show was. (Pl ... More >>
H-ween's almost here, dudes. If you're wondering where you and your Don Draper, Sarah Palin or Sexy Jailed Ted Stevens costume should show up to, here are some ideas on what to do this Friday. Or should I say what to BOO! Ahahaha. Right.