Center Street is evolving its downtown digs in similar fashion as The LAB and CAMP in Costa Mesa, SanTana's Artist Village and downtown Fullerton. With three new eateries opening in the last month, we cannot ignore their climb to hipster neighborhood status.First stop: Jenny Ross' 118 Degrees Commun ... More >>
It's not enough to simply Facebook/tweet/Instagram photos of the latest amazing meal you're having, making your friends pout at the sight of their sad PB&J sandwich. Now you may be able to send over the scent of your food as well.
Remember how great an idea Tapatio-flavored Fritos was? Now the Lay's part of Frito-Lay has enlisted Eva Longoria to ask its fans to submit via its Facebook app or a text what the next great flavor should be.
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesGo to the end of this post for the latest... ORIGINAL POST, JULY 27, 10:26 A.M.: Facebook is currently abuzz with members of Kelly's Army who were at the Anaheim protest on Tuesday alleging that they caught a police plant.According to onlookers ... More >>
Madeon Yost Theater7/22/12 As a Sunday night crowd in SanTana crowd chanted Madeon's name with the strength of a Roman legion, the underage French DJ looked out onto the the Yost Theater from the stage at the scene he'd created. Raising one hand to the sky, he let the tense vocal line from ... More >>
The Seinfeld Food Truck made its first stop on its eight-city national tour Wednesday afternoon in Newport Beach.
If you're one of our readers who reads past the headline and the pretty pictureat the top, you may notice we have a nifty little commenting forum below each article and slideshow. It's a pretty lively place--a perfect complement to this "lively journal." Racism, intelligent discourse, spam for ... More >>
See update No. 3 at end of this post about the murder charge against Alexandre Louis Antal.See update No. 2 about Antal being arrested for the murder of Michael Vito Urso.See update No. 1 about the victim's name being released. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 17, 8:25 A.M.: Just after midnight, Huntington ... More >>
"Shh!!! Be very quiet--we're flying over rich people."--Whispered over the intercom of a Southwest Airlines flight this morning by a flight attendant as the plane left John Wayne Airport. John Wayne, of course, is notorious among pilots and passengers for its wild, nearly vertical liftoff, designed ... More >>
See update at end of this post about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offering to donate "virtual dissection equipment" to Newport-Mesa schools.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 2:15 P.M.: The nonprofit pressuring Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials to intervene to stop Newport Har ... More >>
A butcher in Minnesota has created a 7 pound dog that spans 25 inches. Yes, that's a big wiener. The man reportedly was inspired by a dare from his sons. No word if it was a double dog dare or the triple. According to the story by KVRR, which was picked up by CNN, customers are actually ordering it ... More >>
Yes, it's ice cream. But it's a special kind of ice cream offered at very special kind of place. You don't tend to find this flavor at any restaurant other than this kind ( yes, I'm being nebulous). To win this week's prize, you must identify what the flavor of the ice cream is as well as where I ha ... More >>
Digging through Facebook late at night always brings out hilarious surprises, especially when it's the individual pages of our local politicos, where we can see their personal stupidity in all its glory. Who can forget Congresswomen Loretta and Linda Sanchez dressed as a sexy angel and banana, respe ... More >>
The announced sale of the Orange County Register understandably caused ripples in the Grand Avenue newsroom as well as others in the Freedom Communications fold that Aaron Kushner's group is acquiring from the Irvine media company. But when one ripple washed onto a Freedom journalist's personal Face ... More >>
In keeping with Detroit Bar's long history of luring nearly every member of the Wu-Tang Clan through its doors, the club offers another evening of Golden Age rhymeslinging courtesy of long-time Wu-member, Cappadonna. The gruff, lyrically dexterous MC is rolling through Costa Mesa on Wednesday, June ... More >>
We've only written a hundred times or so about the Zambrano family's taco carts, Soho Taco. They show up pretty regularly at events around the county, they have giveaways to drum up business, and they launched a truck to get even more people hooked on them.You could be forgiven for thinking they're ... More >>
There are iPad and iPhone apps that aren't worth the space on your device, let alone 99-cents. But then there those that (if it were real and not a magic trick) would be the killer app of the century. To the amazement of customers at a brewhouse in Munich, this app turns pixels to a seemingly an inf ... More >>
Believe it or not, the charred-nearly-to-cinders dish you see in the foreground is Brussels sprouts. Question is where is it from? And yes: despite all evidence to the contrary, it was edible and actually delicious. One guess per comment per person. No Weeklings allowed. Use a valid e-mail address ... More >>
"Citizen complaints" about an increase in Surf City massage parlors led the fire, police and code enforcement departments to inspect 20 establishments and issue more than 70 violation notices that could shut down up to three suspected rub 'n' tug joints, according to the Huntington Beach Police Face ... More >>
Orly Taitz's U.S. Senate campaign has released a 4-minute video that is said by orlytaitzesq.com to have "improved sound."One wonders if that improvement is there being no sound of the dentist/lawyer/real-estate saleslady/Obama denier/Zsa Zsa Gabor impersonator's voice.Apparently, Marge at the Aliso ... More >>
Yeah, so Jered Weaver pitched a no-hitter yesterday, and the Halos Nations is happy. But the fact remains: the Angels' marquee addition during this off-season, Albert Pujols, plain sucks so far.What the hell is wrong with him? Why is the greatest hitter of the past 15 years batting a measly .208, wi ... More >>
Anaheim Police received numerous calls of shots fired before arriving around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment complex in the 300 block of East Clifton Avenue, where a man on the front walkway had been shot.He was rushed to emergency, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His name and a ... More >>
There are times when it would be appropriate for a fast food chicken restaurant like KFC to remind people to pick up a bucket of chicken on a Facebook update. Sometime this Friday, April 20th, when certain segments of the population will get the munchies, for instance, would be quite opportune--and ... More >>
Octopus and Doritos? Albacore and pixie tangerines? Yellowtail and cuties? These are the types of seafood concoctions that will pop up at "Bites: A Raw Bar," a special dinner event happening at The Playground in downtown Santa Ana on April 17. Playground sous chef Frank DeLoach is the mas ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal reports that AFA Foods, which contributes to about 2% of total U.S. beef production has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company's products are sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Burger King Holdings Inc., Jack in the Box Inc., Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., Wendy' ... More >>
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Proceeds from the event, which will also feature a talk by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, will go toward educating sheriffs and peace officers on the ... More >>
The Naked and Famous March 19, 2012 The Observatory You know you're in for a treat when the headlining band blows an amp before they even hit the stage. There was a minor technical difficulty once the house lights dimmed and we were stuck in the darkness for a little bit, but the crowd didn ... More >>
Miguel VasconcellosHappier Days at Creme Tangerine RecordsCreme Tangerine Records in Costa Mesa suffered a second break-in in two months on March 5. The most recent robbery involved two men who broke into the vintage trailer-turned-record store at the LAB Anti Mall in front Urban Outfitters, as well ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 29, 11:45: Because I dare not leave you with broken dreams, I have an update. The cookie candy is real! The Girl Scouts mothership told Huffington Post that the photo is of a retail sales sample and fans should "look forward to some very exciting news in June." Yesssss.ORIGINAL POST, ... More >>
Like a scene from The Game, where Michael Douglas searches for a company that doesn't really exist, Aria Supermarket is a little ambiguous with its public information. With a just-made Facebook page, we get address, hours and a ringing phone. And that's about it.Replacing the defunct Sears Essent ... More >>
They just keep on coming at Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection. There's yet another restaurant slated to open at a mall that is already host to a handful of eclectic upstarts. Arc Food & Libations has already put up a placeholder menu on their website and on the SoCo directory it describes i ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 22, 8:03 A.M.: Since Matt Hoff's disappearance was publicized in the media and on social networking sites, the bipolar 18-year-old was reported spotted in Brea, Lake Forest and Laguna Beach. However, the Ladera Ranch man was found Tuesday evening in Santa Ana, not too far from the ... More >>
Have you been following the Death Row Meal at Playground? It's a dinner of things the chefs would eat as their last meal, one course at a time, every Friday.I ate the first one--a huge plate of Benton's country ham served with two large pieces of pa amb tomàquet (toasted bread smeared with tomat ... More >>
Doctor-patient confidentiality? Not so much at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach. The two hospitals accidentally made the medical records of more than 21,000 patients publicly searchable on the web. Names, lab results, medications, allergies, body mass inde ... More >>
Hung inconspicuously on the wall leading to the bathroom, it's easy to miss the series of plaques honoring the members of the Quarter Club amongst the rust-colored lamps and chaotic din that defines the Anthill Pub on the UC Irvine campus. But often, someone will stand there, blocking the path ... More >>
The Tustin gas station restaurant is no longer in a gas station, but it's still in Tustin. As we reported a few months ago, Peter's Gourmade Grill, a burger joint that became successful despite of (or is it because of) its location inside a Valero's gas station near a freeway offramp, has now op ... More >>
Last month, we reported that OC fave SlapFish Truck would be going brick-and-mortar (yep, this is a thing these days), and now we've got an address to share.As announced on its Facebook page, the restaurant will be located at 19696 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach. It's expected to open in early M ... More >>
I am pretty sure a lesson that was drilled into our heads as kids is that it's bad to steal. Whether you are stealing a car, some money, or heaven forbid someone's school work, it's just wrong. Actually, stealing has been frowned upon since biblical times as it is even listed as one of the Ten C ... More >>
Wow, 2011 sure went by fast. And while our most popular posts had all the elements that make up the Interwebz (cats, Kreayshawn and Lil Wayne all made the list) we found that our biggest hits are made up of solid news coverage. Read on to see our most popular posts of 2011!
Canadian R&B act The Weeknd (fronted by Abel Tesfaye) last night released his third mixtape of 2011 (following the critical acclaim of the last two mixtapes, House of Balloons and Thursday). The latest set, called Echoes of Silence, comes after the Weeknd's Polaris Prize-nomination and a ton ... More >>
Health Department rules have long been the bane of charcuterie makers and Chinese restaurants who hang their ducks by the window. Now New York health officials are getting tough on the kimchi makers. Several online sources have reported that there's been an inherent crack down on the quintessenti ... More >>
Portola Coffee LabNot only do they brew the best coffee around, Portola Coffee Lab baristas can turn a cup of Joe into a cup of Van Gogh. How they do it: "The colors are a result of an overwhelming amount of Christmas spirit! (and food coloring)," according to the shop's Facebook page. &nbs ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterLet's count 'em, shall we? OC food-truck chefs who went brick-and-mortar: There was Hop Phan of Dos Chinos a few months ago, then the folks at the Tropical Shave Ice Truck. Most recently, Jason Quinn of the Lime Truck opened his Playground in Santa Ana, with fellow Great Fo ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraI meant to post this earlier this week after I got a tip from a reader from Tony who wrote:"Long time reader over here. I was on my way to work and saw that on the corner of McFadden and Newport, where the Masala Bowl used to be, is now signage of Peter's Gourmade Grill com ... More >>
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! We're back to our weekly guessing game with this dish.What is it, and which restaurant makes it?
Last week's Guess Where was waaay too easy. This week's may be a little more difficult. If you can ID this dish, you can probably guess which restaurant makes it, as it's not a common one!
ProfessorSalt.comMore flavors than Baskin-Robbins!This week's photo was taken at a place that makes these delicious frozen confections daily, not just your average market that sells them. What are these things called in their native language, and where is the shop that made them?
Slater's 50/50 Facebook pageAdd this to the list of Things To Eat Before You Die (because you will probably suffer a heart attack upon consumption). Fried chicken and pancakes, recently added to the permanent menu at Slater's 50/50.
Anne Marie PanoringanWhile strolling through Cougar Country Crystal Cove Promenade the other day, we spotted ongoing construction at the future Tamarind of London. When Edwin announced its coastal arrival back in February, our friends at the Irvine Co. had not released a time line, leaving us han ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioI was thinking of making a list that included ALL loncheras, luxe and not, but it'd be a wash: loncheras in a landslide. That said, I've warmed up a bit to the idea of non-Mexis muscling into the food-truck business with gourmet, usually overpriced meals. The one wond ... More >>
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