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  • Food

    November 21, 2013

    Kolache Factory Is Czech-Mex

    Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Songs about Tamales EVER

    Fans of rap genius Tyler the Creator must've scratched their head in confusion when he released a music video this month for his equally head-scratching song "Tamale." What exactly could a hip-hop head possibly know about this quintessential Latin American meal, and why would he craft a song based o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fracking on the Fringes of Orange County, With Little Oversight

    Early this month, the Weekly reported the gas drilling practice known as fracking has quietly been occurring around Orange County's borders. For just how long is hard to say, and pinpointing the exact number of companies who have engaged in the practice locally isn't easy. What is known is that fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    In-N-Out Sends Restaurant a Cease-And-Desist Letter for Its Use of "Double Double"; Restaurant Responds By Renaming It "Cease & Desist" Burger

    Take a lesson from Underbelly, a Houston restaurant and wine bar which was sent a cease-and-desist letter from In-N-Out when the burger giant discovered that they were using the trademarked term "Double Double" to describe their burgers. What did Underbelly do? Well, they ceased and desisted alright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Orange County Zine Library and Reading Room Exhibit Opening this Saturday!

    Orange County may not have as big a zine culture as, say, Brooklyn or Los Angeles, but we're trailing close behind with hidden zinester gems in our own neighborhood (Santanero, Zineworks, etc.) and a DIY culture like nobody's business. So for you kiddies into alternative print, it behooves you to at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    10 Songs Celebrating the Life of Selena

    On April 16th, 1971, in the small town of Lake Jackson, Texas, an angel was born. Her name was Selena Quintanilla. This angel, who was tragically taken from us at the young age of twenty-three, was a Latina superstar before JLo or Shakira or Ricky Martin. Her voice, full of love and joy and heartbre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Dish Network Wants Accused Orange County Satellite Pirate To Pay $6.4 Million Penalty

    Dish Network is asking a federal judge in Orange County to grant it summary judgment against a Little Saigon man who allegedly operated a satellite piracy website and order him to pay $6,376,600 in damages.Tan Nguyen, a single father of two young boys in Westminster, told the Weekly that he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    The Five Best Rap Songs of 2012 You May Have Missed

    While we at the Weekly are certain that you're making the most of this first week of January, every new calendar comes with a reminder of what a cultural dead zone this month truly is. Often the time where major studios and record labels release the media they have little faith in as an early tax wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post a ... More >>

  • Food

    December 27, 2012

    Read Stick a Fork In It!

    If you're still not reading our food, then you're mean

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    [UPDATED with Disney Nixing Future Gigs:] Suzy Favor Hamilton: 3-Time Olympic Runner, Disneyland Marathoner and "Full GFE" Escort

    See the update at the end of this post on Disney canceling a 2013 Suzy Favor Hamilton appearance in Anaheim.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 20, 1:08 P.M.: Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three-time U.S. Olympic runner who appeared in a Nike commercial, reportedly spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour escort for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Poolside Set To Bring The Dance Party This Friday At South Coast Plaza's Sony Store

    Culture guide gurus Flavorpill have teamed up with Sony to present the "Sony Sessions," an event that celebrates the local culture of six US cities including Houston, Long Island, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and our very own Costa Mesa.The fact that we made it into the company's lexicon of pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    The Top Five Post-Break-Up Rap Debuts

    With the release this week of rapper Big Boi's sophomore album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, we're reminded of how truly great his 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty truly was. It's rare that a rapper hits a home-run when making their first effort as a solo artist fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Texans Invent a Taco Cannon, a Cannon That Shoots--Yep--Tacos

    For all our obsession with Mexican food in Southern California, I gotta hand it to Texans--they're even more obsessed. They're the people, after all, who historically have contributed more to the combo plate of Mexican food in this country than any other region--including the combo plate. In San Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Bistro Champagne Lemonade at Paul Martin's, Our Drink of the Week

    The Paul behind Paul Martin's American Bistro is the same as the "P" in P.F. Chang's. He is Paul Fleming, the restaurateur who first struck gold with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse. Instead of mass-marketed Chinese food or steak, the angle for this newest venture is localvore cuisine, but truth is, it s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Dawn of the Shred Has a Special Effect on Local Sound

    Gearheads flock to the Long Beach guitar shop for hard-to-find accessories

  • Columns

    May 31, 2012

    How Can Mexicans Stuff So Much Into a Pickup?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And is it the Rio Bravo or Rio Grande?

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Yppah Moved to California and Made the Album He'd Been Dreaming Of

    Joe Corrales didn't have imaginary friends when he was little, he had imaginary songs. In fact Corrales, who performs under the stage name Yppah (pronounced "Yip-pah"), was comforted by one song in particular. "When I was younger, I would always make up songs in my head -- and this was before I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop

    Our good friends over at LA Weekly ran a post today recommending ten rap albums for people whose knowledge of the genre is limited to Kanye West -- and only then because Obama called him an asshole for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. Naturally, the comments section has exploded with " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Avicii: "In Buddhism it means the lowest level of hell"

    See also:*Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's Hologram*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesAt 22, Swedish producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has done more in the electronic dance music ... More >>

  • Food

    March 8, 2012

    THE RANCH Offers a Fistful of Dollars

    Extron owner Andrew Edwards has invested major coin into his restaurant and saloon

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Man Overboard's Chain Reaction Show is Sold Out, But You Can Still Watch It TONIGHT

    ​Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on Fans can log in at watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Thrice Announce Farewell Tour

    ​Well, this is it. Irvine prog-rockers Thrice are really doing it--taking a break after 13 years together. Singer/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge (our 3hree Things columnist) will go on tour on May 4 in San Diego and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Tour Due to Foot Injuries

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their upcoming U.S. tour supporting their Grammy-nominated snoozefest, I'm With You, due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. According to a statement, "Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Charlie Murphy Talks Strippers, Acid Trips and Kissing Babies

    ​If you think that you know Charlie Murphy from his entertaining and hysterical stories from the Chappelle show, think again. Charlie has a ton of huge movies under his belt, a stand-up career that's been entertaining crowds worldwide for over ten years, and this Thursday through Sunday, he is bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Conrad Murray Sued by Newport Beach Attorney Repping Imaging Company

    ​As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish Goes on Tour After Near-Death Experience with Ruptured Appendix

    Reel Big Fish ​ Reel Big Fish, one of OC's stawarts from the mid-'90s ska phenomenon, have been touring hard lately. They just came back from Europe, are headed to South America in October this year and just kicked off their US summer tour with Streetlight Manifesto in Texas! The band have two mus ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 30, 2011

    Would Mexico Have Been Better Off if the American Southwest Remained Part of Mexico?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus why the American Immigration Council is great!

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Debt Collector Picked Wrong Lou Correa to Mess With

    One Lou Correa​The many, many, many laws cranked out of Sacramento every year usually come from constituents (one hopes), lobbyists (more likely) and the winds of change blowing off the Delta (likeliest of all).However, there are instances where a legislator's own experiences shape legislation. Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Seven Rap Songs about Eating Well

    Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box​Last week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Robi Draco Rosa Diagnosed With Cancer

    ​ Terrible news to report today: Latin pop star and producer Robi Draco Rosa has just been diagnosed with cancer.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011 and Select Boutiques Donating Net Proceeds to Japan Disaster Relief Tomorrow

    ​It's now the world's most famous mouthless white cat's turn to help out Japan: Tomorrow, and select participating boutique locations will donate all net proceeds toward Japan disaster relief.The company (whose stateside headquarters is housed in Torrance) seems to be following in the f ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Jandek Brings His Monastic Mystique to OC

    The reclusive outsider-music icon will play his first SoCal show at UC Irvine

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Warped Tour Annouces 2011 Dates

    ​The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but  the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Landry's Restaurants Submits Highest Bid on Bankrupt Claim Jumper Chain

    ​The only restaurant I'm familiar with owned by the mammoth Houston-based Landry's Restaurants company is the Rainforest Cafe. Anyone out there heard of Harlows? Kemah? Red Sushi? La Grilgia? Well, we better acquaint ourselves with them, because the Weekly has learned Landry's put in the winning b ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    An Immigrant's Heart

    To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Amid Bad Ticket Sales, Lilith 2010 Looks For Free Labor A Social Media Ambassador

    www.lilithfair.comNorah Jones was supposed to play five Lilith dates in August; her management says the shows have been cancelled​Reports all over the Interwebz say that Sarah McLachlan's all-female music festival Lilith Fair, now simply called Lilith, is quietly cutting more dates from the tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Union Line Tour With Local Natives

    ​So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer.  This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​Robbing a Taco Bell for money, I understand. Robbing for food--gotcha. Assault at a spot--hey, their Value Meals have a way of upsetting one's bowels and being, so I understand. But what fucked-up soul would steal a dog?

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    944 Magazine Files For Bankruptcy, Mocks It

    ​944 Media, which publishes fashion/entertainment/lifestyle magazines in 10 different regions, including Orange County, has filed for bankruptcy.But, not only does the company plan to keep publishing, it is having fun with its financial pickle by posting on its website, "The Top 9 Fun Facts About ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 1, 2010

    ¿Ask a Minuteman?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] In honor of April Fools' Day, Jim Gilchrist puts on the sombrero and bandoliers this week

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Returns to Orange County! Eventually.

    Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 25, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    "The same women who complain about ‘sleazy’ Mexican men go to France and giggle about ‘how flirtatious’ French men are"

  • Columns

    August 17, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special Food Edicion

  • Columns

    January 26, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special Comida Edition

  • Food

    December 26, 2002

    Dropping Names

    Gulfstream 2002formerly Cowboy a space odyssey

  • Food

    June 15, 2000


    Tulsa meats tabouli in Orange

  • Columns

    April 1, 1999
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