Hostess Twinkies

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Free Slurpee Day Is This Friday (And Free Stuff Week is Next Week)

    Alright everyone, it's that time of the year again: This Friday is 7/11, the day 7-Eleven decides to grace everyone with a free small slushee slurpee. Same rules apply as always. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., you can show up to a participating 7-Eleven and grab a free small slurpee. Not e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Seven Ways Working Food and Beverage Will Ruin Your Life

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! It's no secret. I'm a big fan of working in food and beverage despite all its pitfalls and pratfalls. It's not an easy life but ev ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014


    St. Angela Merici Church

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Well, That Was Fast: Twinkies Are Returning

    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!

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Famima!! Convenience Store Opens in Newport Beach

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Deep-Fried Cereal, Coming Soon To The OC Fair

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Hostess Employees Threaten Strike; Twinkies Could Disappear From Shelves

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Tustin Avenue's Hidden Chippie

    Dave Lieberman​We'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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    10 Food-Themed Baby Costumes For Halloween

    Top Cultured​We 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! 

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Chicken Charlie's, Maker of Deep Fried Kool-Aid and The Krispy Kreme Sandwich, To Open OC Restaurant?

    Chicken Charlie's Facebook Page​Our 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Chicken Charlie Reveals This Year's Cholesterol Contenders

    Courtesy of Chicken Charlie​Shhh... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Five Tastiest Non-Farm Animals to Throw on The Barbie This Memorial Day Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Save Your Bucks For Blackjack: Three Affordable, Delicious Eats In Sin City

    Hot and hearty fare​Everyone 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Five Deep Fried Desserts Worth the Calories

    Flickr user judybaxter​What 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 >>

  • Food

    April 7, 2011

    Commonwealth Lounge and Grill Bring Fullerton Flavor

    The concept has spearheaded the revival of downtown Fullerton. But will it work in Zooport?

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Fair Games Over the OC Fairgrounds

    The huge swath of public land is in play. But is the whole thing rigged?

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Study: Imagine Eating To Eat Less

    Flickr User muchadoaboutnothing​Forget 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Isaac Robert Longo, the Face of Marijuana Manslaughter?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Slideshow: Food Disguised As Other Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Bids for the OC Fairgrounds: REJECTED!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    5 More NBFF Recommendations (and 4 Other Ones)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Red Chinese are All Over Barack Obama's Visit to OC

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    Rascal Flatts; Jessica Simpson

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Skwinkles Salsagheti

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    To Do Tonight 5/20

    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 >>

  • Features

    February 7, 2008

    Take It Off! (No, Put It Back On!)

    Three local strip clubs reviewed

  • Features

    July 19, 2007

    Soil to Soul

    Orange County’s freshest farmers, farmers markets, food purveyors—and the chefs who love them

  • Food

    February 1, 2007

    Fourth of July On a Plate


  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Out On The Streets It's A Weird War

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Get Out!

    Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!

  • Columns

    May 25, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    May 17 - May 23

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Sorry, Wrong Number

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    The Killer Laughed

    Now hes likely to spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death and robbery of a gay man

  • Unknown

    October 27, 2005

    Halloween 2015

    Everyone's a star! So here's your script!

  • Music

    July 7, 2005


    Out On The Streets, Its A Weird War

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Bar Fight:

    Moore vs. Brosnan in Laws of Attraction

  • Music

    August 21, 2003
  • Music

    July 24, 2003
  • Culture

    July 10, 2003

    Less Talk, More Shooting

    Execution of Justice

  • Features

    November 14, 2002

    Stalking Josefina Lopez

    Fourteen years ago, the creator of Real Women Have Curves dumped my ass

  • News

    July 11, 2002
  • Features

    March 14, 2002
  • Features

    September 6, 2001

    Its a Living

    You think your jobs tough? Try being the Ty-D-Bowl Man for Huntington Beach

  • Columns

    June 22, 2000

    Who's Gay In History?

    Pretty much everybody

  • Columns

    February 3, 2000


    Hope and heartbreak, with supersecret special guest appearances!