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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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:
Andrew YoussefGuns 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 >>
Photo by JBIt 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 >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican] And why do Mexicans want to redistrict political boundaries in their favor?
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 >>
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 >>
Flickr User WallyGReuters 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 >>
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 >>
Vickie ChangIf 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 !
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