Less than six months after America fake-mourned the death of the Twinkie, we now learn the iconic, cream-filled sponge cakes are returning. Wait, what? It's a junk-food miracle!
I had thought I had seen the last of Famima!!, the name for a concocted by FamilyMart, the Japanese company with thousands of such stores throughout the planet, including a few in L.A. Picture 7-Eleven and Mitsuwa siring an offspring, and that would be Famima!! a convenience store that sells Po ... More >>
The OC Fair is around the corner (wahoo!) and that means only one thing--bring out the fat pants! Chicken Charlie, SoCal's undisputed king of the deep fryer, will have a brand new artery-clogging offering: deep-fried cereal. Partakers choose from either Trix or Cinnamon Toast Crunch--both are ... More >>
If your idea of weekend fun is a spliff and some Twinkies for the post-smoke munchies, get to the store right now and stock up. Hostess is in trouble, and a strike that could shut the company down for good is looming.
Dave LiebermanWe're awash in great Vietnamese; Mexican food improves with every opening of a regional Mexican place determined to lift OC out of its carne asada rut; Chinese food has made Irvine, sleepy Irvine, a destination.But English? N . . . n . . . no. A bastion of fine, rough-hewn, stick-to ... More >>
Top CulturedWe know babies can be cute enough to eat, but the sentiment gets taken whole new level at Halloween. But hey, we like food, we like infants. Here are 10 munchable munchkins!
Chicken Charlie's Facebook PageOur arteries are quivering already. Chicken Charlie's, the county fair stand famous for its deep-fried wonders--s'mores, PB & J, Oreos, cheesecake, frog legs, cheeseburgers and Girl Scout cookies, just to name a mouthful--may become a brick-and-mortar resta ... More >>
Courtesy of Chicken CharlieShhh... that sound you hear is your arteries clamping shut as a preventative measure. They know county fair season is right 'round the corner, and that means deep-fried God-only-knows-what, sure as eggs is eggs.Our brethren and sistren at Squid Ink up there in that Ange ... More >>
Flickr user Another Pint Please...As if the Weekly had the budget to buy us lobster...Tired of the same old burgers and dogs you grill every Memorial Day? Steaks and chicken don't lift your kilt like they used to? Here's some ideas for things to throw on the grill this weekend that your frie ... More >>
Hot and hearty fareEveryone makes the pilgrimage sooner or later; Take the 15 North beyond Barstow, Zzyzx, and Primm, and you can just make out the tractor beam pull from Luxor that is Las Vegas. To power through that bachelor party or milestone celebration, liquid nourishment can only take sinne ... More >>
Flickr user judybaxterWhat a pity this isn't Scotland. There are chippies (that's fish and chips shops to us) where they'll fry just about anything. Frozen pizza, Twinkies, Mars bars, you name it, they'll batter and deep-fry it.Sure, we have our fried desserts here, our beignets and our doughnuts ... More >>
The concept has spearheaded the revival of downtown Fullerton. But will it work in Zooport?
The huge swath of public land is in play. But is the whole thing rigged?
Flickr User muchadoaboutnothingForget the treadmill, shun your trainer, and start eating carbs again. It seems we've been doing it all wrong. Or to be precise, THINKING about it all wrong. In a report published in the journal Science, researchers from Carnegie Mellon have found that people who ... More >>
Don't be surprised if Isaac Robert Longo becomes a poster child for the evils of driving while high by forces girding to defeat marijuana legalization in California this November.After all, the 33-year-old Placentia man smoked pot before causing a five-car pileup on the 55 freeway in November 200 ... More >>
Flickr user DebbieDoesCakesBuffalo wings platter cake: Serves 85! The wings are dark chocolate with fondant "skin." To see more by Debbie of DebbieDoesCakes, you can visit her blog here.Food disguised as other food; quite possibly as cute as kittens. Click though this slideshow where even meat i ... More >>
That's right fellow OC denizens, all bids on the Orange County Fairgrounds have been rejected. Which means you can look forward to more summers filled with deep-fried Twinkies, Zipper marathon runs, and high quality headliners like Weird Al Yankovic. For now...The Department of General Services, ... More >>
Here's the thing about several films screening at the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which opens Thursday, April 23, and continues through April 30: many entries have been shown at earlier festivals in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere. Since the Weekly is part of a chain with papers in ... More >>
White House photo by Pete SouzaBring on the Australian beer-battered Twinkies.Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to the Orange County Fairgrounds will mark his first visit to Southern California since becoming president, the first visit by a seated president to the facilities more prone to hosting gun s ... More >>
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Name: Skwinkles Salsagheti Origin: Mexico Found at: Bodega "R" Ranch, Tustin Cost: $2.99 for 12 count box Ingredients: Straws: Corn Syrup, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Dextrose, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Partially Hidrogenated [sic] Vegetable Oil, Chili Powder, Glycerin, Iodized Salt, Wheat Fiber, Sodi ... More >>
Roadkill Kings, 9 p.m. We like to scoop 'em up with a shovel, skin 'em, then deep fry 'em with Twinkies The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90802 562-437-4453 South Austin Jug Band, 7 p.m. Jugs! Seacliff Country Club 6501 Palm Ave. Huntington Beach, CA Live Country Music, 8 p.m ... More >>
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THIS HOLE-IN-THE-WALL LIFE
Noted crackpot/cassandra Ian Svenonius did an interview with me last year that got buried alive in the music section, as do all things in the music section, but since being buried alive is much on my mind today I thought I would go back and dig it up. Spiv quotes a lot of classics--anyone familiar w ... More >>
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