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  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Rollie's Bakery & Mexican Cafe Closes; Kaminariya Yakitori Dining Opens in Tustin

    Rollie's Bakery was one of OC's few Bolivian restaurants, specializing in salteñas, which are "ostensibly empanadas, but few in Latin America are so sturdy that they can contain broth inside their shells," as Gustavo wrote in his Hole-in-the-Wall column back in 2009. The restaurant opened in 2008 ... More >>

  • Food

    January 16, 2014

    Honda-Ya Box: Costa Japan

    [Hole In the Wall] This Costa Mesa restaurant is the first outpost of the Japanese pub chain to specialize in fast food

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Honda-Ya Box Opens in Costa Mesa

    As we said in a previous post, the Honda-Ya empire has claimed a shuttered sushi joint in Costa Mesa and turned it into a take-out joint. And this week, it opened for business. Honda-Ya Box, as promised by the Honda-Ya person I spoke to months ago, offers an abbreviated list of Honda-Ya's food. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Honda-Ya Will Open a Honda-Ya Box in Costa Mesa!

    What's better than two Honda-Yas in Orange County? Three Honda-Yas, that's what. The izakaya we named in more Best Of Issues than I care to count right now has announced it's opening a so-called Honda-Ya Box in Costa Mesa at the former site of Taka Sushi at 2969 Fairview Rd.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    On The Line: Scott Brandon of LinX, Part One

    Scott Brandon is no stranger to the restaurant scene, but he will be making his Old Towne Orange debut next month, as LinX is ready to rock and roll. Scott made time to answer our burning questionnaire, and well, you've been warned. This chef interview is rated PG-13 for adult language.Your earliest ... More >>

  • Food

    October 25, 2012

    Ennar Calasian Grill Puts Japan in Little Saigon

    The new izakaya takes over Xanh Bistro's old space

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    New Yakitori Bar Opens In Costa Mesa

    If you haven't heard, Hana No Ki, the old multi-purpose sushi and Japanese restaurant at the corner of Baker and Bear not far from the Mitsuwa Marketplace and South Coast Plaza, has folded. Now a new yakitori bar called Takaya Yakitori Izakaya has moved in. Expect all parts of a chicken to be s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Q & A with Aron Habiger of The Crosby!

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>

  • Food

    June 28, 2012

    Sit Like a Shogun at Honda-Ya

    The Tustin haunt brings its formidable brand and izakaya food to Fullerton

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    On the Line: Ryan Adams of Three Seventy Common Food Drink, Part One

    When interviewing a chef at their establishment, there's always the possibility that we'll be interrupted by one of their staff and our meeting will be cut short. In the case of Ryan Adams, it was quite the contrary. He assured us that interruptions wouldn't occur in their private dining room (a.k.a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    10 Great Chicken Dishes in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    O.C.'s Second Honda-Ya Opens in Fullerton

    Effectively there are already two Honda-Ya's in OC: the one in Tustin and the one in Fountain Valley. But the Fountain Valley location is technically called Kappo Honda. It's a sister restaurant, not a clone. It's also smaller and doesn't offer a lot of what the one in Tustin serves.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Honda-Ya to Open In Fullerton

    ​Sharp-eyed Chowhound contributor and loyal SaFII reader OCSteve noticed that the old Sizzler on Yorba Linda Blvd. near the 57 in Fullerton is going to turn into a branch of the popular izakaya Honda-Ya. Honda-Ya's website confirms this and talks about a spring opening.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Five Ways to Celebrate Elvismas

    ​Christmas is a lame holiday celebrating the fake birthday of some guy who probably never even existed. And that's just one reason why it sucks, which is why January 8 is a way better day to get your party on.For those who don't know, January 8 is Elvis Presley's birthday. Depending on which camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    On the Line: The Men of the Burnt Truck, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​When we suggested the guys behind local luxe lonchera the Burnt Truck split up the answers, it wasn't until after the fact we realized all three (Paul Cao, Phi Nguyen and Minh Pham) submitted answers to the entire questionnaire. So this week, we flex our keyboarding muscles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Blink 182 at the Honda Center Last Saturday Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow for more blink-182 pictures here!Blink-182 and My Chemical RomanceOct. 1, 2011Honda CenterIf you've been keeping up with Blink 182 news, you know they've spent the last two months trucking along with the decade-old Honda Civic Tour and are pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Tustin To Mull Over Weekly "Family Fun Night" at Old Town

    ​I don't know why I was watching the Tustin City Council Meeting last night. It is usually just about as riveting as sitting through The Weather Channel's Local On the 8s ; but something they were discussing piqued my interest. During the meeting, the owner of Beach Pit BBQ, Tim DeCinces, stood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Ronald Charles Vinci, Former Santa Ana Honda Dealer, Dies Mysteriously in Florida

    ​The body of the former owner of a Santa Ana Honda dealership was found this week wrapped in duct tape in the two-story, $5 million mansion he  purchased a couple weeks ago in Fort Lauderdale, Florida's upscale Tarpon Bend neighborhood.Police there revealed few other details about the death o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    On the Line: Hung Tram of La Creperie Cafe, Part One

    Photo by Laila Derakhshanian​It helps to have a sense of humor when you're launching two restaurants. Just ask Hung Tram. A couple of months ago, he opened one in Chino Hills; this month, the second La Creperie Cafe welcomed diners off Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Hung found time between commutes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    New Japanese Restaurant Coming To Tustin

    Will you mess with the Gohan?​In one of the too many strip malls along Newport Avenue in Tustin, another competitor has dared to go up against local samurais Cream Pan and Honda Ya. Its name: Gohan. Not to be confused with a bad Adam Sandler movie or the Dragonball hero, loosely translated, it mea ... More >>

  • Food

    April 28, 2011

    Mandoorang Dumpling House Is the In-N-Out of Korean OC

    [Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park diner offers great dumplings and other late-night Korean munchies

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Britney Spears Confirms Honda Center Date

    ​Britney Spears just announced her SoCal dates with Nicki Minaj. Nervo and Jessie and the Toy Boys will also be opening. Spears will be at the Staples Center on June 20 and the Honda Center June 24. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    How to Cook Perfect Bacon!

    ProfessorSalt.comOven-baked = perfect bacon​A few days ago, we told you about the Bacon Challenge, a contest to show off creative bacon cooking skills. Today, let's talk about cooking fundamentals and show you the best way to cook loads of bacon.The target? Perfectly crisp, beautifully de-fatted, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Lady Gaga Puts Anaheim Heckler in His Place

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLady Gaga at Honda Center last week​At Lady Gaga's show at Honda Center last week, she talked about her encounter with a man who was preaching Jesus talk outside the venue. even handing her a "get out of hell free card."There are a few incredible things about this sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: Non-Pho Beef Tendon Dishes?

    ​From a close friend:Recently been enjoying beef tendon only pho. Looking to kick up the tendon experience. Have you had any beef tendon salads in OC? Looking for that Chinese dish, but hopefully there are variants in other ethnic foods.Ah, tendon: that slippery, tender band that Asians adore, L ... More >>

  • Food

    October 14, 2010

    No Sushi, No Problem at Izakaya Meijiya

    Another (delectable) attempt to make a small-plates Japanese eating-and-drinking concept work in OC

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Metallica: Kings of the Bass Creep

    Metallica's playing the Honda Center Dec. 10, so last night I decided to check out some recent footage of the band on Youtube to see if it's worth going to see the metal demigods. Fast forward to the 2:00 minute mark of this video and see for yourself. Needless to say, new bassist Robert Trujillo ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    'Fame Kills' Killed; Kanye West and Lady Gaga Scrap Tour

    ​From the "well, you kind of had to see this coming" department: Kanye West and Lady Gaga have canceled their much-publicized, co-headlining "Fame Kills" tour, which was to stop at Anaheim's Honda Center on November 15. (Yes, surely a lot of people are going to be using "'Fame Kills' Killed." Who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Easy Writer Part 2: Gettin' Greasy

    ​Once you decide on the bike that suits you best, make sure it's in good mechanical shape by either going through it yourself if you're into working with your hands, or take it to a reputable motorcycle shop in the area. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    On the Line: Chef Florent Marneau of Marche Moderne

    Courtesy of Marche ModerneHe is Florent Marneau, chef and proprietor of Marche Moderne, one of the best French restaurants in the county.  We are food bloggers with a few dumb questions that we've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.  What do you get when you mix?  You get wh ... More >>

  • Food

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Most Pointless Valet Service in Orange County: Geisha House

    Geisha House in SanTana's cursed CityPlace development just opened, and I haven't stopped by to try the place so can't comment on the food. I can, however, offer an opinion on its valet service: pointless.It's one thing to offer valet service in urban areas where parking is scarce or in vast lots, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Next for Diamond Jamboree: A Greek Restaurant & A Yakitori Bar

    Two more places put their sign up at Diamond Jamboree. First, there's Greek Islands Cuisine. If the name sounds familiar, it's because they already have a food stall at the Main Street Plaza Food Court, also in Irvine. Their new store in Diamond Jamboree will be significantly bigger. It will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Izakaya is the New Sushi

    Have you noticed something lately? Izakayas -- the Japanese equivalent to the gastro-pub, tapas house, and neighborhood bar all wrapped up into one -- are popping up all over O.C. So many izakayas have opened lately, in fact, that the trend is obvious: Izakaya is the new sushi. Last year, Takashi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The Chuck Wagon

    Steakhouses, mess halls, eateries, barbecues, fine-dining establishments, & gratuitous & thematically inconsistent Tolkien references

  • Food

    August 2, 2007

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: 'Stinky' White House

    777: The Gabrielino-Tongva tribe is coming to Garden Grove with a huge bag of Halloween goodies. What's the treat? $78 million-a-year to city coffers, 10,000 permanent new jobs and college scholarships to every graduating high school student in the city. The trick? Let the tribe--and some guys named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Brookhurst Do's and Don'ts

    Three days. Three meals. Stand and shoot: H. Salt Fish & Chips 18856 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley Don't: Stop by for lunch. It'll take a small lifetime. And the seating area's tight. Do: Step in if you like your seafood caked in batter. And if you don't mind that everything tastes the same. Sto ... More >>

  • Food

    April 12, 2007

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Kkkcuf Amerikkka

    Jan. 4-Jan. 11

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Prostate Orgasm

    GET OUT! Nightlife and more: Dec. 7 - Dec. 14

  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Playtime

  • Food

    August 25, 2005

    Plum Pickings

    Two grand ways to eat at Kappo Suzumaru

  • Unknown

    March 17, 2005
  • Food

    October 14, 2004

    Sushi by Moonlight

    Feasting into the early morning at Honda-Ya

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    For Shame!

    Despite all the talk, were still creeped about sex

  • Features

    May 15, 2003

    Dude, Wheres My Electric Car!?!

    Can one activist fight off Detroit, Japan, Big Oil and the Bush administration to keep EVs alive?

  • Food

    June 29, 2000
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