Hello wonderful readers! LP's gone for a bit, so you'll be dealing with me again. Now let's take a look at the week that was in food. This week's lead restaurant review takes Edwin down to deep South County to dine at Village Mediterranean Rim, one of the few restaurants in Orange County that serv ... More >>
Oversleepers, rejoice! Early Bird Cafe, the Fullerton breakfast spot that makes the county's greatest omelet and other morning jaw-droppers, will begin serving dinner on June 4.
[Updated, 3/20/13, 04:07 a.m.] During the night, we received a new e-mail from Mr. Menzies requesting another clarification. He wrote:Just put it back to how it originally was written if you don't mind. Again, my email was intended to be a quick comment about the ownership issue not to insinua ... More >>
The Playground, never one to leave any stone unturned or cuisine un-tackled, is taking on Southeast Asian food in its latest pop-up. On Aug. 20, sous chef Frank DeLoach will be heading up "Bites: South East Street Food," a casual, night-market-style event featuring dishes "inspired by the deliciousn ... More >>
Frank DeLoach put on a fantastic omakase-style pop-up dinner at The Playground last month. Guests sat at the bar and watched the restaurant's inventive sous chef assemble raw creations with fish flown in from Japan that same morning. It seemed like a rare treat, but luckily for those who couldn't ma ... More >>
When I spent a day with The Playground gang a couple months ago for my cover story on chef Jason Quinn, I was in awe of the ideas that kept spewing out of the mouth of sous chef Frank DeLoach. He came up with a brilliant soft-shell crab and waffles dish, and later proposed they do something with a D ... 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 >>
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star