Hey, no one said there would be an intelligence test for would-be burglars. Which may explain why so-so-so many are so-so-so dumb. After the jump, we present a collection of Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius.
It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
Growing out of a re-blooming Orange County emo scene and a supposed national "emo revival" taking hold in blogs, Aliso Viejo outfit Pedestrian have been one of the latest local bands to take advantage of the genre's upswing. In recent months, ths local band has graduated from playing tiny garage sho ... More >>
With a name like Pee-Wee's, you sort of expect some tongue-in-cheek humor. What we got was a Joe Vieyra, a man with some serious work ethic. His schooling included endless hours with the family businesses, plus influences from a some well-established brands. Of course, you'll still find some humor. ... More >>
I've long had a soft spot for El Pollo Loco, and not just because it's one of the few Mexican-originated fast-food chains. My parents would take us there for as long as I remember, because their charbroiled chicken was buttery and smoky, their pinto beans weren't half-bad, and they had Orange Bang! ... More >>
There was a time when it was all about chocolate chip. After taking home economics, we learned how to bake snickerdoodles. But our tastes for dessert changed, like our desire to end a meal with savory instead of sweet. It was a fluke for us to come across this particular treat at Tender Greens, a pl ... More >>
The chain that El Jefe loves to hate has been on a mission to up the ante. Remember their attempt at breakfast? Those Doritos tacos? Now they want to knock on Chipotle territory. I had a fast food childhood of the Bell, but spent a large part of the last decade chowing Chipotle fare. We were curious ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe excellent Men's Health series called "Eat This, Not That" made its bones by mocking the atrocious nutritional bomb CPK sold as a "Thai Crunch Salad." In its original incarnation, it contained 2,238 calories if you added the heart-healthy avocado option.Shamed by this, ... More >>
Whether its movies like Scary Movie, The Wayans Brothers, White Chicks, Dance Flick, or Don't be a Menace, the name "Wayans" goes hand in hand with the word laughter. This Thursday through Saturday (April 21 to April 23), Shawn and Marlon Wayans are coming to the Irvine Improv.
Flickr user scaredy_catQSR Magazine reported earlier this week that Pollo Campero--a chicken chain specializing in Central American-style fried chicken--was opening a branch in Walt Disney World. Good for them, but in visiting their website to try and steal an image, I realized something rather d ... More >>
I remember El Pollo Loco when it existed only in Mexican neighborhoods, decades before it became the conglomerate-owned chain it is. And its quality, surprisingly, hasn't gone down much over the years: you can still order the same basic, charbroiled chicken drenched in lime juice, skin blackened ... More >>
It ain't free KFC or El Pollo Loco, but it's only a $1...what the hell else do ya want?And yes, this is legit -- not one of those hoax coupons that's plagued the Internet in the past.Here is THE LINK. Print it out. Use it before November 1st, because practically free chicken doesn't l ... More >>
Yes, that's right. Not only is the whole country being offered a free piece of Kentucky Grilled Chicken today (Monday, April 27, aka UNFry Day), but Southern Californians are also benefitting from a further deal: buy an eight-piece or larger KFC meal from May 4 to May 31 and you'll receive four free ... More >>
It's hard to keep on top of the glut of depressing news about the economy, especially when it comes to restaurants--that is, which ones are struggling and which ones appear to be financially robust. Although fast-food chains are so far weathering the storm better than many high-end eateries, several ... More >>
Orange County Register: Former Rams kicker Tony Zendejas was found not guilty of raping and sodomizing a woman in a hotel room after allegedly drugging her at his San Dimas restaurant. . . . OC Watchdog has the scoop on Orange County's 14 lawmakers in the State Legislature receiving nearly ... More >>
Today is Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday), so it's fitting that I'm writing about how unhealthy we're becoming as a nation - indeed, as a planet. According to the Guardian, the number of new cases of diabetes being diagnosed in the UK is growing at a faster rate than in the US. Now that is depressing. A ... More >>
If you're going to use the word "ultimate" in a description, you have to bring it. Ultimate fighting? Used to, before they added all these so-called "rules." The Ultimate Warrior? Crazy intense wrestler who retired from the ring to become a completely deranged right-wing motivational speaker. But t ... More >>
Life's a (bikini) beach for KDOC's returning late-night host
Feb. 21-Feb. 27
From the Bowers patio to Merry's
Hush your poor gut at Laguna Beachs buzz spot
The Mae Shi: Fist or five?
Firehouses sides kick your visit over the top