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  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Talking With OC's Woman Brewers: The Grit and the Glamour

    A one-ton pallet of grain arrives outside the Tustin Brewing Company. All 40 sacks must be carried one at a time up the long flight of stairs for storage. Any glamour associated with beer brewing quickly drowns in the sweat of the brewer's brow. The work is so grueling and so time consuming that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Tea Room Opens In Newport Beach

    I found out about a new afternoon tea venue called The Tea Room in Newport Beach not by stumbling into them while on the road or through tips. To announce their arrival, they've practically plastered the social coupon websites like Groupon and Amazon Local with discounted tea time meals. They open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    On The Line: Sid Fanarof Of zcafe, Part Two

    "I never realized what a joy it is to make food for other people."Sid Fanarof used to be envious of musicians performing for fans, but realized that he brings pleasure to people through his cooking. He recounts an instance when a mother of three approached him to say, "I just needed to tell you, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Waffle Shop Blames Groupon's 'Bloodthirsty Business Practices' For Its Demise

    Back Alley Waffles, a Washington, DC restaurant that served Belgian waffles with fresh-churned butter, has closed after just three months in operation. Owners are blaming Groupon. An dramatic explanation is posted on their website:  

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at the Forum Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​Guns N' Roses The Forum 12/21/11 This isn't your older brother's Guns N' Roses, and hell, they aren't even MY Guns N' Roses, but they're not trying to be nor do they give a shit what you and I think. Last night at the Forum, Axl Rose and the latest incarnation of GN'R took the stag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Sabores Mexican Grill Shutters; Bella Cuba Moves In

    Photo by JB​It used to be a Carl's Jr. Then Lani Grille moved in around 2006, trying its best to fill the grand space, the biggest dining room in a restaurant-heavy island at the northwest corner of Bristol and Sunflower. Lani offered Asian-inspired Polynesian food, something the South Coast Plaza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    A Groupon for Far East Movement's International Secret Agents Festival

    ​When we talked to Far East Movement about their upcoming sophomore album, their new tricked out Cadillac and ISA in Long Beach's Queen Mary, we didn't think tickets for the event were still onsale. We'd heard it sold out, but we were wrong, because today's Groupon is offering tickets to the event ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2011

    Why Do Mexicans Hire People Dressed as Shrek to Advertise Businesses?

    [¡Ask a Mexican] And why do Mexicans want to redistrict political boundaries in their favor?

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    [UPDATED with Death Stench:] Holy Calamari! Orange County Waters Squid-y (Again)

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 27, 4:09 P.M.: Newport Beach officials were scheduled today to remove 200 to 300 dead squid that washed up on Little Corona Beach Friday.That will hopefully remove the death stench, too.The city had hoped the tides would return the Humboldt jumbos to the sea from which they came, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    The Power of Whole Foods: Almost One Million 696,132 Living Social Deals Sold So Far

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 10:30 P.M.: The Washington Post is reporting that the Whole Foods Living Social deal was their most fastest-selling offer ever: Approximately 115,000/hour, which breaks down to 30 deals/second.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 2011, 11:23 A.M.: Around here, Whole Foods is referred to as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    French Restaurants Realize They're Too Expensive

    Flickr User WallyG​Reuters had a report that fancy eateries across France will cut down their prices for a week in September (from the 19th to the 25th) to attract those who were previously put off by the pretentiousness and scared away by the cost. For example, a three-course meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Is Groupon Good For Restaurants?

    ​There's been a lot of recent talk and articles written about Groupon and its competitors, specifically on whether they really do any favors for the restaurants that sign up for its services. Groupon, for one, charges a 50% commission. And though the restaurants do get seats filled, their marg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    How to Score Coachella Tickets, Even Though It's Been Sold Out For Months

    Vickie Chang​If you missed your chance to buy Coachella tickets for the six days in January that they were still onsale, you're in luck. This late in the game, we found a couple of ways to score tickets. Price tag? From free to $975 !

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Best Online Coupon Sites

    [Trendzilla],, LivingSocial, Market for Drama and Rue La La Allow You to Get Your Coup-On