Eddie Lin

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    September 24, 2012

    The Kamikaze Kitchen Debuts First Episode With Chef Ben Ford

    Friend of the blog, Weekly contributor, author of Deep End Dining and frequent Good Food contributor Eddie Lin and Valentino Herrera of Trippy Food have unleashed the first episode of their "Kamikaze Kitchen" project. The point of the show, in case you missed it, is to drop in on chefs at their rest ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Medieval Times Sword Shard Allegedly Blinds Honeymooning Man

    So a South Dakota man and his new wife went honeymooning in Orange County and found themselves in the front row of Medieval Times in Buena Park. The festivities commence, and as the swords clang, a piece of metal allegedly flew off and hit Dustin Wiseman, 37, in the left eye. The man has reportedly ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin Announces YouTube Show Called "Kamikaze Kitchen"

    Eddie Lin--the adventurous eater and intrepid writer behind Deep End Dining and Extreme Cuisine, contributor of radio segments on Good Food at KCRW and occasional articles here on this humble rag--has announced a new project called "Kamikaze Kitchen."

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    November 18, 2011

    Evan Kleiman Releases "Easy As Pie" App for iPhone, iPad

    Photo by Christopher VictorioEvan with some random weirdo...​At last week's KCRW-SaFII Happy Hour at Memphis, Good Food host Evan Kleiman gave everyone an exclusive announcement: she was about to release her own app for the iPhone/iPad universe.Called "Easy as Pie," the app would feature videos an ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    [UPDATE: Now, Gringo Bandito to Participate!] Two Cool Gustavo-Involved Panels for this Weekend's Carmageddon Eat Real Festival!

    ​Update: Amy Scattergood unfortunately had to pull out of the "Future of Food Writing Panel" for Saturday, but we got a great guest for Sunday's panel on the Great Mexican Food Authenticity Debate: Matt McCollum, the main sales guy for Gringo Bandito. It'll be awesome to have Matt--a Dallas native ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Taquería Don Victor Gets the Good Food Treatment

    Usually, any reviews I do for KCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food with Evan Kleiman happen a couple of months after I originally wrote them for this infernal rag. But I guess my description of the pancita de borrego at Taqueria Don Victor, which I reviewed only a couple of weeks ago, must've been incredibly co ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Eddie Lin Appears on Which Way, L.A.? to Talk Shark Fin Soup

    We always shamelessly self-promote the many media appearances of the Forker familia, so click on the embedded clip above to tune in to Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining fame talk shark fin soup on KCRW-FM 89.9's prestigious Which Way, L.A.? last night. What did he say? Tune in...Follow Stick a Fork in it ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Eat St. Premieres On The Cooking Channel

    Deep End Dining​Dang it, I missed Tuesday night's U.S. premiere of Eat St. on The Cooking Channel, where our buddy, Deep End Dining blogger, Weekly contributor and author of Extreme Cuisine, Eddie Lin was featured munching on a sandwich at The Grilled Cheese Truck.

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    March 18, 2011

    Final Pho Round 1: Pho Hien Vuong vs. Pho Nguyen Hue

    Pho Hien Vuong: OC's OG pho?​​Welcome to OC Weekly's Final Pho. Sixteen pho shops chosen from the more than 100 in the county; four critics who know what the pho makes a good bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup. The chosen 16 will face off in each of our brackets, two by two. Now, Gustavo's final ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Final Pho: The Participants!

    Photo by Professor SaltCan a fish pho place take it all?!​Behold, the 16 lucky pho shops that Dave, Edwin, Shuji and I have selected to participate in Stick a Fork In It's inaugural Final Pho, the tournament to end all tournaments to finally decide who makes the best pho in Orange County (if not t ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: Bánh Mì for the Los Angeles Crowd, Or: More Reasons to Hate on Red Medicine

    In some ways, I wish they kept this idiocy...​Last night, I traveled to Los Angeles to dine at Rivera, the fabulous restaurant that spans Latin America and is the latest stunner by John Sedlar, the last of the Southwestern-cuisine Mohicans. I was there to interview Sedlar for my coming book, and I ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Tacos Dorados de Papa!

    Return of Smut and Locusts from eric alba on Vimeo. Excuse the frame of my god-awful mug, but the above video was one of my favorite OC food moments: me teaching Deep End Dining's (and OC boy) Eddie Lin that there was nothing to fear about eating chapulines and huitlacoche. We ate the latter at SanT ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Eddie Lin Book Giveaway Quiz Time!

    ​In digging through my archives for a document for my investigative side, I came across a couple of autographed copies of SaFII friend-idol Eddie Lin's Extreme Cuisine, his awesome book that the Fullerton native released through Lonely Planet. It'll make a great stocking stuffer for your dearest f ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Eddie Lin, Deep End Diner Extraordinaire, Does Pirate's Dinner Adventure!

    "The Soup or Salad Wench"--Lin's hilarious quote, not mine...​The food critic's food critic, Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining--OC native, occasional Weekly contributor, author, and the man who will eat ANYTHING--recently graced our county for a strange dinner choice: the hokey-as-hell Pirate's Dinner ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Newest Stick-a-Fork Blogger Debuts Here; And On TV!

    The Bacon Explosion from Ed Lin on Vimeo.Did you notice a new byline on our blog yesterday? Yes, it's none other than Professor Salt, a.k.a. Shuji Sakai! The man, who has been giving sage food advice on the Orange County Chowhound Board for as long as there was a Chowhound, has finally joined our ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Talkin' Huitlacoche Blues at El Rincón Chilango

    Photo by the brilliant Eddie Lin​Oh, those wacky gabachos! It seems huitlacoche--the swollen black growths on corn that American farmers labeled corn smut and toss away but that Mexicans have eaten for millennia because of its earthy, beautiful taste--is the Mexi culinary flavor of the month, ever ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Last Night's Top Chef Masters Didn't Have Me Saying "D'Oh!"

    ​Did you catch last night's Top Chef Masters? Finally, a worthy episode on what seemed like a season in danger of backsliding into the histrionics of regular Top Chef with the F-bombs and manufactured drama. That's not to say there wasn't some of that last night, just less.

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    May 11, 2010

    Local Bloggers Judge This Week's Top Chef Masters

    Photo Courtesy of Eddie LinFrom left to right: Jay Rayner, Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Food), Eddie Lin, Marc Moss (Weird Food Festival), Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA).​I know we write a lot about Eddie Lin. He--the author of Extreme Cuisine and the blog that started it all, Deep End ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Eddie Lin Asks: Could Elijah Wood Be A Food Blogger?

    Photo by Eddie Lin​Our friend Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining spotted none other than Elijah Wood at Chego, Kogi's new sit-down eatery in L.A. And what was he doing? No, not just eating his pork belly bowl; but actually snapping pictures of it! Eddie thinks he's a "food blogga" by night. Go to E ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Kogi Reveals in Time Magazine That It Got Idea From Blogger

    Edwin Goei​For the most part, the recent article in Time magazine this week on Roy Choi of Kogi and the food truck phenomenon did not reveal anything new. But there was one thing in it that confirms something that I've long suspected: Kogi got the idea for their Korean tacos from a food blog ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Oscar Winners Bust Sushi Restaurant For Allegedly Serving Whale

    Did you hear about the sting operation recent Oscar winners for The Cove conducted at The Hump in Santa Monica? The covert investigation led to allegations that the popular restaurant was serving endangered whale meat. Above is the ABC 7's news clip on it. It became a national story in a ... More >>

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    March 9, 2010

    Athenian Burgers #3, Eddie Lin Gets the Good Food Treatment

    I originally reviewed Athenian Burgers #3 in Buena Park nearly two-and-a-half years ago, and its reputation for wrapping the best breakfast burritos in Orange County remains, even continues to grow. May the following conversation I had about it with Evan Kleiman of KCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food bring it ... More >>

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    March 5, 2010

    This Week in Food

    ​ It's been a busy week for Stick a Fork in it, so we'll just drive right in!Dave introduces us to five foods first eaten out of desperation, gives his suggestions on how to circumvent tasty tomato scarcity, describes how one food truck has begun to do deliver and holds a battle of the Lebanese pi ... More >>

  • Food

    March 4, 2010

    Go Laotian at Vientiane Thai Laos Restaurant

    [Hole In the Wall] The country's only culinary representative in OC lives up to bloggers' hype

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    February 19, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Photo Courtesy of Gunaway.comKids' Beer​This week in food Edwin gets Ehrline Karnaga of Valhalla Table on the the line, scores an interview with Mario Melendez of Rasta Taco, announces the debut of a new Spanish Tapas and Paella food truck this weekend and shows that there is such a thing as a fre ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Eddie Lin to Sign Copies of His Book March 6 in Santa Ana!

    Eddie Lin needs little introduction to local foodies--he's the food blogger's food blogger, the man who celebrates the so-called bizarre foods of the world with wit, knowledge, and a cast-iron stomach. His Deep End Dining blog has garnered him appearances on CSI, Bizarre Foods, and some other shows ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Chowhounds Suspect That Disneyland Has Changed Their Corn Dog...For The Worse

    Edwin Goei ​ I'm always monitoring Chowhound for the latest food grumblings. A recent thread reports on lamentable news involving the possible change of one of Disneyland's beloved staples: the corn dog. It started with a chowhound (a poster named ReelMike84) suspecting that something has ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin's First Book Out In Stores Today

    Photo Courtesy of Eddie Lin​You may have seen, heard, or read Eddie Lin before. That was him you saw chomping pig's ear and nibbling crickets with the jolly-Buddha-meets-cueball Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern on the Los Angeles episode of Bizarre Foods. That was him you heard regaling NPR li ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    This Week In Food

     As the mercury soared, SAFII got all hot and bothered. In the last five days, we:Whinged about the lengthy menu at Mustard's.Ranted about how New York magazine grub blogger Hadley Tomicki seemingly ripped off Fullerton food critic Eddie Lin.Seethed and fumed about Padma Lakshmi, who has appare ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    New York Magazine Blogger Rips Off OC Weekly Contributor

    Lin, at left, with his alter ego... Whenever food critics, whether in newspapers or blogs, argue about who first wrote about a restaurant or rail against those who followed their "discovery," I remember the The Simpsons episode when Gabbo knocks Krusty off the air. Gabbo makes a crank phone cal ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Good Food's Map of Holes-in-the-Wall Includes OC Dives

    For local foodies, Good Food needs no intro; for everyone else, it's a long-running show on KCRW-FM 89.9 hosted by famed L.A.-area chef Evan Kleiman on everything food--books, recipes, trends, articles, and holes-in-the-wall. The main voice in the latter field, of course, is LA Weekly's Jonathan Gol ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Kogi Korean Taco Truck...Only in L.A., For Now

    Surely by now you've heard about Kogi Korean Taco Truck, right?  If you haven't, catch up by reading up on it over on our buddy Eddie Lin's blog, Deep End Dining (or listen to Evan Kleiman's KCRW show, Good Food, where Eddie talks about it).  But really, it should be obvious what it is ... More >>