Janelle Hutcherson's Facebook pageUPDATE, NOV. 14, 3:59 P.M.: While Jenelle Hutcherson wasn't crowned this weekend, she wrote on her Facebook page that "history has been made." See her pose on stage in her handmade tux and swimsuit at the end of the post. Kristin Bopp was named Miss Long Beach ... More >>
Sanchez: Show that cha-cha!UPDATE: Sorry, folks, but you're going to have to wait until the 2012 election season to see a picture of Loretta wearing a Halloween costume of what was essentially her version of an angel: wearing a see-through nightgown. As you'll notice below, someone left a comment ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterWhen asked to provide a recipe, the Burnt guys all agree the way to a hungry heart is through fried chicken. A virtual Hungry Man dinner that fits in the palm of your hand, layers of flavor from hearty gravy and garlicky mashed potatoes make for comfort cooking. Get to know ... More >>
The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) has launched what's hailed as a first-of-its-kind social networking page developed and utilized by a U.S. prosecutorial agency: a Facebook page for children abducted from Orange County. Developed by the OCDA Bureau of Investigation, the page f ... More >>
Is Frances Bean Cobain engaged to local band The Rambles' Isaiah Silva? According to various sources around town--and Facebook--yes. Sources say that the two, who have been dating for more than a year, changed their relationship status on the social networking site to engaged a few weeks ago. Alt ... More >>
SWSH FacebookSo did you attend that Chef Hung official grand opening today? Turns out it wasn't the only one at Diamond Jamboree. SWSH, the shabu shabu bar directly above Chef Hung, also had its ribbon cutting this morning . . . apparently an hour before its downstairs neighbor.
MedMob Facebook pageIs it just us or are flash mobs getting lazy? They've gone from full-fledged, song-and-dance spectaculars like this:
Photo by Jonathan HoHave you ever wondered what chefs like Pascal Olhats feed themselves and their kitchen crew before service? Me neither. But now that I've brought it up, I bet you are. Starting tomorrow, Pascal Olhats, French chef extraordinaire, who has a half dozen eateries in OC, will ... More >>
Cadillac Facebook pageThe Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive pulls up to Irvine Spectrum this Saturday and Sunday. Why this sounds more like a hybrid between Cars and Coffee and the Top Chef Tour is a conundrum we'll never know the answer to. At least they're offering sleek cars and free eats ... More >>
I first experienced the wonders of the bacon taco thanks to the fine folks at the BACON MANia truck. They offer a fine array of bacon-infused Mexican dishes, but the bacon taco is their best dish. I recently paid homage to the taco, and whipped up a modified version of my own. Check out how to br ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 11, 12:32 P.M.: Someone leaving a comment on the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) Facebook page, which broke the news about three elderly folks being rushed to the emergency room after unknowingly eating brownies laced with marijuana at a funeral, claims a woman was arrested ... More >>
Tavazo Dried Nuts and Fruits opened quietly in Irvine last week, or perhaps the week before. Like I said, it was a quiet debut. This outlet of a mostly Ontario, Canada-based Persian goods purveyor can be found next to Smart & Final and Trader Joe's at Culver and Walnut.
Hey South Countians who read this blog. All one of you. Did you know about the Taste of Aliso Niguel happening tomorrow, October 8th, from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the Summit Office Campus at 101 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo?Well, there you go. Now you do.
For the recipe portion of our interview, Erin modified hers to accommodate for home cooks who don't possess a cold-storage refrigeration micro-computer temperature controller (It makes more sense when you read part two). Hit the nearest craft store, roll up those sleeves, and let's get poppin'!W ... More >>
Since its second store in Huntington Beach can now be safely called a bona fide success, Slater's 50/50 is moving onward and southward. The burger joint has announced it will be opening its third outlet in San Diego.
At least 39 people, many fed up with the death of the American dream, made their voices heard last night thanks to the magic of telephonic conferencing. People with degrees ranging from business management to graphic design, some struggling to find decent paying jobs in a dire economy, called in ... More >>
Dickey's Barbecue Pit at Irvine Village Center, at the corner of Jeffrey and Irvine Center, has been closed for about two years, after lasting about a year there. Now the vacant space has apparently been taken up by a new business: Koko's Cafe. The tip came from loyal reader thatguy542, who saw t ... More >>
It had to happen, and now it has: a social networking website for medical marijuana smokers.Do you use Facebook mainly for chatting online about cannabis? Do you love it when you get a barrage of moronic "420 alert" status updates each afternoon? Are you hoping to connect directly with "experienc ... More >>
Facebook games are on a completely different wavelength than modern gaming on consoles. They're simple, often mindless, and accessible to just about everybody. People who aren't typically gamers have now been introduced to games with a community larger than XBOX Live, or PSN. It did a better job ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioAnother two cities before the final showdown of The Great Food Truck Race and OC boys Daniel Shemtob, Jason Quinn, and Jesse Brockman of The Lime Truck are still very much the contenders we knew them to be. Last episode they came out victorious, wowing a Memphis veget ... More >>
Samuel ZideAre you the biggest Thrice fan ever? Then you'll probably love our cover story this week, which talks about the trials and tribulations the post-hardcore band went through before making their latest set, Major/Minor, out next week on Vagrant. Maybe you've liked them since you were 12. ... More >>
Facebook.com/BruxieWafflesThere's a holiday for everything these days--this month alone: All American Breakfast Month, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month, Be Kind to Editors & Writers Month (no, seriously), Fall Hat Month, International People Skills Month, Happy Cat Month. . .But ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comYou'd be hard-pressed to find this sandwich in our fair county. That's your hint. There's not that many places that make it, so someone ought to guess the answer pretty quickly. What is this dish, and where did I eat it?
Dave found the burger deal of the month, but I stumbled upon the taco deal.At the Mexican chain that is drama-free compared to Taco Bell, the magic coin total is 29-cents for a regular taco this Wednesday, August 10, only. Take your starving (metaphoric or literal) self down to the nearest Del Ta ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comSeeing how this dish is a very specific thing served at only a handful of restaurants in the Weekly's coverage area, this ought be solved fast.What is this, and where did I eat it? Your hint: the lighting.
Edwin GoeiOn a recent trip to Irvine Spectrum, I noticed that Le Napoleon, the coffee shop that boasted Intelligentsia coffee and Cream Pan pastries was gone from its perch underneath the merry-go-round. I was going to put it on the list of restaurant casualties for the month...
Photo by Meranda CarterSouth County is represented this week, as we sit down with Joe Youkhan and discuss his Italian-inspired, Rancho Santa Margarita-based luxe lonchera, Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon. An East Coast transplant, he loves his butter, salt and vino. Learn how this father of two ... More >>
Various online media outlets have been reporting Facebook is experiencing a numbers slump. Sky news writes approximately 6 million North American users deleted their accounts in May, in addition to 100,000 British users. This is a drop in the bucket when considering Facebook reportedly has roughl ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Two 40 South's FacebookPane e Vino, the Italian restaurant that's been in Brea Downtown for as long as Brea Downtown has been, closed around March. Now a new wine and tapas restaurant called Two 40 South has taken over the space at, you guessed it, 240 South Brea Blvd.
Flickr user john.murdenA farewell to childhood. It's the end of an era. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees has banned flavored milk in school cafeterias, and corn dogs and chicken nuggets are also off the menus. Who knows what's next? No word on whether OC schools are ... More >>
Everyone's posting this, so we should as well--along with our own Whole Foods Nazi experience!
Edwin GoeiPhoto is of Ngu Binh's Hue dishesYou know what OC needs more of? Restaurants that serve banh beo, those button-cute mini Jell-O shots of steamed rice flour batter from the Hue region of Vietnam.
You had us at the Knight Rider theme song. The TV spot for Australia's Hahn Beer was directed by Tom Kuntz, known for his award-winning campaigns for Old Spice and Skittles.Now, take us to this superbrewery!Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on&nbs ... More >>
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook wunderkind, shocked his 847 "friends" when his status update read, "I just killed a pig and a goat."What does that mean, Zuck? Do we Like? Dislike? Please share more. The 27-year-old billionaire elaborated to Fortune, emailing them a pretty thorough explanation o ... More >>
Oscar MeyerHere's a luxe-lonchera we can wholeheartedly endorse: to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its iconic Wienermobile, the country's first gourmet food truck (Gustavo note: not really, but let's play along, shall we?), the hot dog giant has trotted out a mini-version from which its frank ... More >>
Angry Bird Droppings Facebook PageIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . actually a bird. An angry bird! On a soapbox! Flying through the finish line at the always-wacky Red Bull Soapbox Race was Angry Bird Droppings, a Garden Grove-based team made of former UCI engineering students. W ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyHere's a treat: We're doing a free ticket giveaway today instead of our usual Tuesday extravaganza because Jack's Mannequin is headlining! OC native, frontman Andrew McMahon, will be at the Roxy in LA on Wednesday to kick off 7-Eleven's 4-concert series (all tickets are on ... More >>
DC Central KitchenSay cheese, grilled-cheese sandwich. A school district in San Antonio has installed a system of cameras that takes a picture of what kids are eating and not eating for lunch.
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Berkeley DogBerkeley Dog's third and newest outlet soft opens tomorrow at the University Center, across from UC Irvine. Finally, the hot dog stand that emulates (and is supplied by) Top Dog in Berkeley fulfills its purpose: to feed a collegiate body in need of sausage sandwich sustenance. It's ot ... More >>
Searching the High Road.Checking in on the Newport Beach Film Festival at its halfway mark, viewers have been treated in this 12th year to the option of sticking to one genre of presentations--say, only shorts or comedies or Spanish-language movies--or creating their own cultural bouillabai ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyWe just gleaned this from Fingerprints Records' Facebook page a few minutes ago: "Oh, look. We just found 30 spots on the guest list, no purchase necessary, for today's performance by The Airborne Toxic Event. It's at 1:00pm, and you can bring your lunch. Lets do this. ... More >>
Photo by Das UbergeekDos Chinos about to get even more national exposure!Facebook is abuzz about Cooking Channel's Eat Street heading to the OC. Per Edwin's article last week, Eat Street is a new show from the Cooking Channel documenting the food truck craze. Destinations covered so far include e ... More >>
After reading some of the comments posted on bands and fans during my reviews of this year's OC Music Awards, douchebag probably rates somewhere in the middle of the richter scale. Yet when I saw Daniel Morones, the 32-yer-old singer, guitarist of Tustin folk duo Foxxhound had called me just that ... More >>
From JIB's Munchie Mobile Facebook PageCarl's Jr. has one; so does In-N-Out. Last week, ball-headed Jack got a truck of his own. Jack In the Box's so-called "Munchie Mobile" is tricked out in side graphics featuring the typically business-suited mascot all muscled-up in a He-Man pose and ri ... More >>
And you thought J.K. Rowling kept us in suspense. . .At last night's KCRW Good Food/OC Weekly fete at the Crosby, the topic, of course, kept coming back to food. One place in particular piqued our interest--Chapter One: the modern local. Located in the Artists Village area of Santa Ana, Gus ... More >>
This guy just gave a talk in Orange County. . . . Better change the title of that book, son!UPDATED, 10:50 P.M. Those dingbat Dervaeses won't give up. Rather than take their licking and apologize to the authors, bloggers, and libraries who dared use the term "urban homestead" or "urban homeste ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe five finalists for Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase Series have been chosen! These 10 bands will perform at the Showcase Finals on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 where the category winners will be announced on stage at the end of each night. Find out who wo ... More >>
"Like Akram Lotfy from Alexandria, Egypt, wrote on his Facebook wall before the shutdown, 'A government that is afraid of Facebook and Twitter should govern a city in Farmville.'"--Posted by Roqaya Ashmawey, one of the many young Arab-American activists looking to rename Anaheim's stretch of Broo ... More >>
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