Gasoline Stations

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Former Filling Station Owners Open Juliette Kitchen & Bar

    When John Hughes and Hyun-Sook (Juliette) Chung, the husband-and-wife original owners of Orange's Filling Station sold their restaurant in 2010, we broke the news with a heavy heart. Chung, the woman behind the best pies in Orange County had burned out from being a one-woman bake shop. But we just g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Filling Station Changes Ownership

    ProfessorSalt.comDon't go changin'...​Sorry to break this news to you on the first day of autumn, but The Filling Station in Orange--known for their mile high, shortbread-crusted pumpkin pie--is about to change hands. The legal notice has come down, and the place is in its 30 day escrow.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Five Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Orange County

    ​We hear all sorts of horror stories of pups not even allowed at outdoor restaurants thanks to Health Department restrictions... and even with all the nice weather and patios around here, it can be difficult finding a place to fine with your furry equivalent(s). Here's a list of five dog-friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Filling Station Owner Still Won't Apologize for Payola Insinuation

    Last week, after quite the active back-and-forth on a post about how Filling Station owner John Hughes accused Edwin and I of payola, Hughes finally responded. Did he give the apology he owes us for his serious accusation? Is his food a bargain? Here's Hughes' note:It appears the touchy one is you! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Do OC Weekly Food Critics Practice Payola?

    Last month, I took issue with The Filling Station in Orange because I felt they overcharged for merely good food. Over the weekend, owner John Hughes (not the same genius behind all those Brat Pack films) left this humdinger of a comment:I always found it funny that OCweekly [sic] gives great review ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Filling Station Overpriced for Merely Good Meals

    I promised milady a special breakfast this morning, but she's the kind of gal who wants things her way. I suggested Anton Schwager's Jagerhaus, La Galette Creperie in San Clemente; she demanded The Filling Station, an Orange institution even though it truly hasn't been around that long, which goes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Bumming on Empty

    If there's one thing that unites just about everyone in Orange County, it's probably not opposition to the War in Iraq or a sincere belief that our beaches are too clean. No, that one thing is this: gas is too fucking expensive and it's about fucking time to do something about it. Fortunately, some ... More >>

  • Features

    June 22, 2006

    Summer Swimming Fun Facts

    Going to the beach? You might not want to read any further

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Mr. Spineless, to You

    New suit, more questions ON DA, ARCO

  • Food

    September 20, 2001

    Hi-Fi Food!

    Oranges Filling Station pumps up the vittles