Nancy Luna, the Fast Food Maven for the Orange County Register, has breaking news for us. The Zagat guide, the culinary equivalent of the myriad of Who's Who books who get people to submit content and then convince them to pay to read what they've submitted, apparently just updated their Los Angeles ... More >>
After Thanksgiving, my holiday diet mainly consists of tamales and pozole until a few days after the New Year. With that uptick being the case for a lot of us Mexis, Wienerschnitzel is wise to roll out its 'for a limited time only' Chili Cheese Tamales starting this month. Loving the signature brown ... More >>
Taco Bell, the Mexican fast-food giant everyone loves to hate, celebrates its 50th anniversary this week and...yeah. Heaven knows it's an easy whipping boy for everything wrong with Mexican food in this country: the bastardized meals, the incessant appropriation (this week: I finally reveal the n ... More >>
Wow, we were just saying, "You know, there's not enough girl-on-girl movie makeout scenes as performed by hot dogs," when Sausage Party released this amusing/disturbing/strangely erotic mindfuck of a video. Thumbs up to peeper Kevin Bacon. NSFW, due to, um, processed-meat nipples.
Often times when a police agency shares with the public a photograph of a criminal suspect taken from a surveillance camera, the image is grainy, out of focus or it catches the subject at a weird angle.However, the one the Anaheim Police Department sent today from a Wienerschnitzel burglary last ... More >>
All that glitters is not gold...True story: I've never eaten at Wienerschnitzel before, but I consider myself a fan. You can only imagine all the PR crap I receive from all matters of freaks, but the world's largest hot dog chain has consistently put out some of the better PR stunts around (I sti ... More >>
Photo courtesy of WienerschnitzelDer-derivative!It had to happen.The bacon-wrapped hot dog, the messy, mouthwatering treat that awaits after stumbling out of a Hollywood club at 2 a.m., has been smothered with a logo-ed wrapper and made into a limited-time menu item at Wienerschnitzel.
Anne Marie Panoringan
My internal GPS works best in Orange County. Tell me what mall an establishment is next to, and chances are I'll find it. I also prefer surface streets over freeways (if the distance is short enough) because there's always opportunity for a discovery.
Located along Mac ... More >>
Taco Bell, Del Taco, In-N-Out, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.--the list of fast-food chains with headquarters in Irvine is among the largest in the country. They came to our land of plenty not just because of a friendlier business environment, but also because Southern California has always offered delive ... More >>
Edwin GoeiIf you think the year that's passed was bad, try owning a restaurant. It was a tough 2009. The luxury brands predictably suffered. The likes of Savannah, White Horses, Manhattan Supper Club and even Tracht's folded as people got tighter and choosier with their budgets. And some ot ... More >>
Following a period in which the number of closures was down, they've now increased again. September saw five OC places shut up shop for good. They were:Wienerschnitzel, Mission ViejoJaponaise Bakery, Tustin (for Edwin's full report, CLICK HERE)Contodo Mexican Grill, OrangeVessia Ristorante, Irvin ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Jason's CateringJason Kordas has catered for Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Pete Wilson. And for the past two years, his Santa Ana restaurant Jason's Downtown has been a fixture of the downtown dining and music scene.Kordas also still offers his catering services if you have people a ... More >>
I took this picture of new Jerry's Dog in the Irvine Marketplace a month ago, when their Public Notice of Application To Sell Alcoholic Beverages was posted outside their blacked-out windows. I peeked inside, through a slit, and I saw that construction's nearly finished on their counter, bu ... More >>
It's kind of poetic actually. Two fast food outlets replaced by one that touts its un-fast-food-ness. What's more it's The Flame Broiler, a homegrown chain that began life 14 years ago in Fullerton. Their claim to fame? Rice bowls that are made without frying, trans fats or MSG.
The two fas ... More >>