As I promised in an earlier post I did, here's an update on Bonefish Grill being built in Tustin Marketplace, the seafood-centric restaurant that's part of a chain that started in St. Peterburg, Florida and has gone to expand to 32 states. The Tustin location will be the first in California.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all gabachos Mexican-haters?
How was your long holiday weekend? Single, unemployed, welfare queen mother of 14 Nadya Suleman, formerly (thank God!) of La Habra, first discovered she will earn more green stripping in Florida again--after saying she would never strip for money before stripping for money the first time in Florida ... More >>
Emeril Lagasse has done it all in his long career in the culinary world. He's an accomplished chef and regional James Beard Award winner, he's a successful restaurateur with eateries all over the US, he's written plenty of amazing cookbooks enabling us to channel our inner chef, and most notably, he ... More >>
A man in Florida went to a McDonald's drive-thru last Friday and allegedly demanded a free meal. He claimed he deserved it because he said he was a cop who had just come back from a sting operation. He flashed a gun and a badge. That was when the restaurant called the real cops.
When it comes to metal, any band coming out of Denmark is met with an instant amount of shred cred--isn't metal, like, the national music over there? Not content to stick to one particular style of savagery, Volbeat offer a spleen-crushing blend of hardcore, metal and rockabilly that started to make ... More >>
[Crossing the Line] New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
Fresh off a flurry of sales of newspapers in Texas and the Midwest, the Orange County Register's owner Freedom Communications reveals it has sold 20 more papers in Florida and North Carolina.
As news continues to unravel daily surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, a number of rappers have already recorded songs expressing their feelings about the 17 year-old African-American youth shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Chaka Khan and musical guests also went into ... More >>
When it comes to "The Lost Boys of Summer," two former ballplayers who have worked to get better retirement benefits for decades are Pensacola, Florida, buddies Ken Wright and Jim Hutto. They even tried to enlist retired, well-known major leaguers such as Dave Winfield and Robin Yount to help th ... More >>
We're still living in a burger Renaissance folks. As you may recall, the past few years saw a surge of new burger joints, some came from highfalutin gourmets chefs (think Joseph Mahon's Burger Parlor, Charlie Palmer's DG Burger, and Marcus Samuellson's MarcBurger), some came from the In-N-Out-lev ... More >>
An incident from Ladera Ranch last week brings to mind the young Florida mom who was busted last year for posting a photo on Facebook of her baby appearing to smoke from a bong.Only, in the latest case, the toddler actually did consume something.No, not the pot in the bowl. The bongwater.Yeccch!
Flickr user briandavidflynnOn the same week there was an inappropriate use of 911 for a food emergency (lady gets the wrong Chinese food order and calls the cops), comes news from Palm Harbor, Florida of a horrifyingly real emergency when a bananas foster flambe went horribly awry and burned seve ... More >>
[Locals Only] The singer/songwriter has a four-night residency at the Continental Room accompanied by a killer lineup
Ah, Florida: your insane residents haven't appeared in this column enough. I think "indecent exposure" is written into your state constitution--but also peeing, then eating a burrito? GROSS...
Taco Bell headquarters in IrvineYears ago, I visited a book club that had selected one of my rants as a group project. The setting was someone's house in Corona del Mar, with a beautiful view of the Pacific. It was a great time save for one awkward conversation: one of the gentleman (whose name I ... More >>
A weekend call from Orange County routed through a Sears call center in Florida came from an 80-year-old man who made a comment about blowing up the department store at Laguna Hills mall, according to authorities."He thought he was getting the runaround," an Orange County sheriff's official repor ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray/Denver WestwordWhy was Westboro Baptist Church picketing punk ska band Less Than Jake's show in Pensacola, Fla. last weekend? Does God, in fact, hate ska? In a statement, drummer Vinnie Fiorello says he has no idea why the notorious religious group came out to their show with "si ... More >>
Hot on the tail of my "Comida Critic" article yesterday about tomato dishes, The New York Times today tells a fascinating, disturbing tale that further shows we're in the midst of something worse than the Great Recession: Thieves are targeting cargo trucks loaded with the juicy orbs because the p ... More >>
Last week's Jonathan Gold article notwithstanding, Olive Garden's got a more serious problem on its hands as news broke in Florida that the restaurant served a 2-year-old sangria instead of orange juice.
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Pamela Anderson: California's TV identity.Apparently we were foolish to believe the rest of the country saw our glorious state as more than a hot body in a red bathing suit.A doctoral student in geography, Andrew Shears, came up with a nifty map (which appears after the jump) that appeared on his ... More >>
The Glass House
The blessing of Islamic Korans during Sunday's regular worship services at Irvine United Congregational Church will go on despite a Florida pastor announcing he has canceled plans to burn copies of the Muslim holy book on Saturday, the anniversary of the 9-11.
www.myspace.com/surferblood[via Pitchfork]Last week, Surfer Blood and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart played a gig in Florida--and members of both bands collaborated on a cover of Fullerton-based band Lit's 1999 hit, "My Own Worst Enemy." Chris Principe from Hooray for Earth also joined the tw ... More >>
The website If It Was My Home allows anyone to personalize the magnitude of the British Petroleum (BO) Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill--also known as "the greatest environmental disaster in United States history."The site opens with a map superimposing the shape of the spill as of t ... More >>
Dave LiebermanShe likes her hair to be real orange; she uses ta-a-angerines...This week's national news was full of tales of woe from Florida: a long, hard freeze that is killing the legendarily-lush landscaping. The low temperatues may have wiped out the citrus crop, and more of the same is pred ... More >>
Christmas Vacation easily ranks as one of my all-time favorite films. My family lives in Florida and this year will mark the first year in more than a decade I haven't watched the 1989 classic with my younger siblings and parents. Here's my favorite scene. Chevy Chase's character watching old home ... More >>
I thought people went to Taco Bell after toking the doob, not in search of it. The following story shows how much I know. From southwest Florida:The manager of a Cape Coral Taco Bell has been arrested after allegedly selling marijuana to undercover deputies on four separate occasions, three in the v ... More >>
Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire Corp., the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co., wants you to know it is "making history" today at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, where each Porsche 911 race car competing in the Patrón GT3 Challenge series event ... More >>
Things are tough all over--even the Happiest Place on Earth.Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is offering buyouts to 600 executives in its theme parks in Anaheim and Florida and the Walt Disney Co. in Burbank, reports the Business Journal's Orlando and Los Angeles outlets.More than half of the buyouts a ... More >>
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Here's rice in your eye!
The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans." A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>
Hurricane Melvin, meet Hurricane Jeanne
Thank Florida for electronic elections
Register engages in reckless gunplay
I went to an anti-hate rally, and a political-science class broke out
This weeks featured NFL game: New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
W. on the verge of power, America at the edge of the abyss