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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    No. 35: Wild Mushroom Taco at Taco Asylum

    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 27, 2013

    Taco Maria Now Officially Open; Menu Changes to 4-Course Prix Fixe

    Ever wonder why the marquee food critics for a publication never review soft openings? It's because the point of a soft opening is to make final tweaks before the ravening hordes descend on a restaurant. In Taco Maria's case, it's less a change to the dishes than a change to the timing. In an effor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    35. Chivito at Puerto Madero/El Gaucho #2

    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 23, 2013

    No. 37: Breakfast Tacos at Chelas Mexican Grill

    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 23, 2013

    No. 36: Lamb Burger at Haven Gastropub

    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 >>

  • Food

    August 22, 2013

    Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking: Cajun Steampunk

    This Santa Ana Cajun restaurant uses a novel cooking apparatus to bring you in, but it's the food that's keeps you coming back

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    No. 40: Tulsa Potatoes At Tulsa Rib Company

    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 21, 2013

    No. 39: Fried Almond Shrimp Balls at Capital Seafood

    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 21, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Edna's Filipino Cuisine

    Cambodians might be Long Beach's most visible Southeast Asians, but take any of the city's major streets across the river to the Westside and you'll quickly discover a large Filipino community hiding among the taco shops and wartime houses. Instead of its own designated strip of Anaheim littered w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    On The Line: Lucie Wood And Sean Schickling Of Steamers Jazz Club, Part One

    When we lived in Fullerton, our two favorite reasons to head into downtown were for The Reagan Years and Steamers. Our arcade may be long gone, but the independent coffeehouse breathes new life in the evening, thanks to Lucie Wood and Sean Schickling. For a brew more potent than espresso, this duo w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    No. 42: Pasta Salad from Crave

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    No. 41: Tiropites from Kentro Greek Kitchen

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    No. 43: Chicken Plate at Surfin' Chicken

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Angels Stadium's Chef, Lemonade (the Restaurant), and Broadway's Moscow Mule!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • Food

    August 15, 2013

    Bangkok Spice: The Persistence of Thai

    [Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim restaurant serves Thai standards, with a few surprises

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Starts Friday

    As far as city restaurant weeks go, this is one of the good ones. Costa Mesa, home to a lot of one of the best restaurants in OC--such as Mastro's on the high-end, and newcomer Pie-Not on the low-end--will hold its annual Costa Mesa Restaurant Week starting this Friday, August 16 and last till, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    No. 47, Hitsumabushi at Sagami

    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 >>

  • Food

    August 8, 2013

    H2O Sushi & Izakaya Is Not for Sushi Snobs

    Hipster sushi at the Triangle in Costa Mesa

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    No. 49, Paint it Black Pie at Rebel Bite

    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 8, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: La Shish

    The plight of 130 Pine Avenue over the last few years is a direct reflection of the changing culinary landscape of downtown Long Beach. When I first moved to the LBC seven years ago, the prime dining drag was a paradoxical mix of high-end restaurants and seedy nightclubs and 130 Pine was a Hooters. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Cucina Enoteca To Open At Fashion Island

    Following the success of Cucina Enoteca at the Irvine Spectrum, Tracy Borkum's San Diego-based Urban Restaurant Group has announced that it will open another Enoteca at Fashion Island. The restaurant is going to claim a 8,300 square foot location across from Nordstrom. The anticipated opening date ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    No. 52, Free Happy Hour Food at Gulliver's

    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 5, 2013

    No. 55, Congee at Capital Seafood

    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 5, 2013

    No. 54, Dinner at Marrakesh

    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 >>

  • Food

    August 1, 2013

    Vishnu Restaurant: The Return of the Dosa

    [Hole In the Wall] Ram Kadiyala's Irvine restaurant sells South Indian specialties from a tiny space—but with big flavors

  • Food

    August 1, 2013

    Diego's Downtown: The Missing Link

    This Mexican restaurant tries to straddle the culinary worlds of Santa Ana and SanTana

  • 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 31, 2013

    58. Volcan at Tacos Ruben y Mulitas

    If you're headed to the Tacos Ruben y Mulitas truck (parked in SanTana on either Bishop and Main during the day or behind the Pep Boys near First and Main at night), chances are, you're likely ordering an oozing, gooey muilita or tacos al pastor on handmade corn tortillas. These items are wonderfu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    59. The Burger at ARC

    Noah Blom's ARC in Costa Mesa is special, especially in Orange County where the number of restaurants with such a ballsy approach can be counted on one hand. He butchers his own meat. Nothing but fire touches the food. No fancy appliances--but none needed. True caveman cuisine. The off-menu burger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Sapori Ristorante Planning a Pizzeria Next Door

    Not to be outdone by the Pieologies and Mozzas of the world, Sapori Ristorante which has been a fixture at Bayside Center in Newport Beach since 1989 is going to expand into a pizzeria spin-off.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    On The Line: Robert Setina Of Smoqued BBQ, Part One

    With a foundation of culinary knowledge and experience that includes the kitchens of SideDoor and 370 Common, Chef Robert Setina has street cred to act like Ramsay in his kitchen over in Old Towne Orange. Just ask his team. For his employment interview, Setina even brought along a bottle of his own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    60. Chocolate Chip Cookie at Crave

    It's rare for a shuttered restaurant to ever reopen, so when Cafe Chiarini was resurrected under the new name Crave by one of its former owners, we actually stood in awe upon our first visit, gawking through the glass partition, only half-believing the chocolate chip cookies we thought we'd never se ... More >>

  • Food

    July 25, 2013

    Donde Adela: Colombian Chowdown

    [Hole In the Wall] This Orange restaurant is the second Colombian eatery to grace OC

  • Food

    July 25, 2013

    Tavern On the Coast: Act of the Apostle

    Bryan Podgorski flaunts his Thomas Keller cred and proves it at the Dana Point bistro

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    XA Sweet & Savory Cafe Revamps Its Menu

    This week, Shawn Xa, owner and chef at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe in Orange, rendered the review I wrote on his restaurant outdated, but in a way I've always been anticipating. Xa has always promised that he would continually improve and change things up as his restaurant gains momentum. From rearrangin ... 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 >>

  • Food

    July 18, 2013

    Antojitos Don Juan: The Tastiest Insult

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana restaurant offers iconoclastic Mexican food

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    67. Tlacoyo at El Rincon Chilango

    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 17, 2013

    No. 68: Whole Pig Roast at Haven Gastropub

    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 16, 2013

    The Blind Pig To Open In RSM By The End Of The Month

    A "Blind Pig" is another name for a speakeasy, but it sure makes for a funny logo, apt for T-shirts which are, by the way, already printed up, waiting to be sold. And the new RSM restaurant which takes the name and is located at the edge of Rancho Santa Margarita Lake, isn't even open yet.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Five Reasons Tasting Menus Are a Dining Scourge

    Done well, a tasting menu is a wonderful meal where the chef picks a theme and the kitchen shows off what it can do; you leave satisfied and awe-struck, and wanting to come back to taste the kitchen's prowess again. I've had great tasting menus in Orange County and outside of it, and I've had absolu ... 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 12, 2013

    No. 72, Bacon Cotton Candy at Biggy's Meat 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 for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Marche Moderne Bouilabaisse, OC Fair, and More!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • 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 10, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: KPasta

    Long Beach loves its family-owned restaurants and the perpetual lines at East Long Beach mainstay Enrique's is proof not only of its namesake owner and head chef's mastery of Yucatan cuisine (try the pork shoulder!), but also of he and his wife's connection to the community. Two doors down, however ... 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 9, 2013

    No. 77, Brussels Sprouts Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

    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 >>

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