Once, in a fit of creative madness while writing for this august publication, I wrote a review of the Viking Truck as a filk of the Völuspá, the Icelandic heroic saga. Our beleaguered editorial staff kindly let it through, and now when I read it, I feel like an adult looking back at a goofy candid ... More >>
Drink beer and eat burgers with other blasphemes at this Long Beach brew house
I applaud the back-to-basics ethos that's creeping through American dining recently, where chefs are taking seriously the idea of cooking from ingredients, rather than cooking from prepared foods. It's a sort of anti-Sandra Lee, anti-Semi-Homemade revolution that, in general, is improving American d ... More >>
Pretty soon Campbell soup cans will be a relic everyone associates with that iconic Andy Warhol masterpiece, not something you pick up at the grocery store. Same thing with ketchup bottles, which already has metamorphosed from glass bottles to those upside down squeezable plastic ones in recent y ... More >>
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star
Kimberly Valenzuela As promised, Harry Kho of Harry's Deli in Irvine shares a recipe for this final part of our three part interview. If you missed it, click to read the first and second part. Read on for his recipe.
11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>
Hail Britannia beans!Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, and we lazy scribes love easy hits, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...Traditional British pub food isn't meant to be nu ... More >>
Willy BlackmoreThe Sriracha Aisle Long featured in the constellation of condiments served alongside a classic bowl of phở, the iconic rooster-labeled chili Sriracha chili sauce has developed a growing cult following among chefs, foodies and bloggers alike over the past few years. Prominently fe ... More >>
Courtesy of Haven GastropubDraft magazine, a trade publication aimed at professional beer geeks and the groupies who fling themselves at them, has named Orange's Haven Gastropub as one of the top three new gastropubs in the United States.
If you missed the first part of our interview with Greg Daniels, executive chef and partner at Haven Gastropub, you can find it here. If you've missed the fantastic "spaghetti", the burger par excellence and the great beer, you can find that just south of the Orange Circle. Meanwhile, back to the qu ... More >>
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Gaga over black pudding and the PMs wife
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