February is not only about government holidays and Valentines, but food celebrations. Check out tomorrow's IHOP deal: A free stack o' buttermilk flapjacks when you come in to celebrate their National Pancake Day! Not to be confused with Pancake Tuesday (a.k.a the day before Lent), it's still a big d ... More >>
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Who is Matt Strickland, and why are we interviewing him? That's the OTL question of the week. His job title is wood cellerman. No, really. Matt makes sure clients get their beer, and that it tastes exactly the way it should. Comparable to a winemaker, he works very closely with his product. You'll p ... More >>
We wrap up our time with George and Lawrence a little envious; being not only good friends, but business partners must have more positives than negatives, right? And making desserts for a living can only be a win-win situation. Wonder if they need someone to stage for them?Since sharing a recipe tha ... More >>
The Santa Ana eatery moved into bigger digs, but its Venezuelan food is still wonderful
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J&D'sYou know it had to happen. Someone decided to bring together the world's two greatest inventions, sex and bacon. Introducing bacon lube. For sex that sizzles. For bacon lovers. For porking--with pork.
M83November 9, 2011The Music BoxIt's fitting that M83 chose a glittering starscape to background their set last night at the Music Box. Their music feels like you're being dragged through space in a grand journey through the cosmos--though this we're not talking about this in a modern sci-fi sens ... More >>
IHOPFree Spooky Face Pancakes at IHOP today!Halloween edition! TODAY Mitsuwa's Umaimono Gourmet Fair What: Your must-try ramen for the weekend: sesame-flavored tan tan men, and hot and sour sung hon men, both from Gomaichi, a popular Japanese noodle shop in Honolulu. When: Now through ... More >>
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Gentle readers: por favor welcome Charisma Madarang, a recent graduate of UC Irvine's acclaimed literary journalism department, and the author of the great mini-essay on Newport's Dory fleet that appeared in our summer issue. She'll contribute occasional pieces for SaFII--that is, until she leave ... More >>
Edwin GoeiPhoto is of Ngu Binh's Hue dishesYou know what OC needs more of? Restaurants that serve banh beo, those button-cute mini Jell-O shots of steamed rice flour batter from the Hue region of Vietnam.
Flickr user theimpulsivebuyThere's not enough brown sugar in the world to make this appetizing.Tired of Starbucks and their awful, industrial pastries and burnt coffee? Sick of the insipid pancakes from IHOP, drowned in butter and artificially-flavored syrup? Can't hack another packet of instant ... More >>
Last November, we celebrated the closure of the Baker's Square restaurant in Garden Grove's International West district, the very worst example of a chain that struggles to achieve mediocrity. It was, in retrospect, pretty bad--limp produce, low-quality meat, and service that met every criterion ... More >>
Craig Shoemaker is more than just funny. He is an intellectual mind who is unbelievably relatable to audiences of all ages. With a track record that spans years, he is not here to impress--he is here to be himself. And "himself?" Well, he's as entertaining as they come. He's won various awa ... More >>
Original image: heidigoseek @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Ding-dong, the witch is dead, the witch is dead, the witch is dead...The Baker's Square on Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove closed at some point. I'm not sure when, but I only noticed it a few weeks ago when we had friends staying in the area an ... More >>
Flickr user ilovemypitGiven this was Turkey Week, the blogging 'round here was at a more-relaxed pace, but that doesn't mean there weren't goodies in the mix (sorry for the double negative, a no-no in English, but I'm still asleep from the racks of ribs we ate last night). After the jump, some hi ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyJack Grisham's life has taken more twists and turns than the PCH. The 49-year-old gained early notoriety as the lead singer of seminal Orange County punk rockers TSOL. After five years fronting the group, Grisham left amid rumors of substance abuse and acrimony from the ... More >>
Flickr user DoxieoneThis week Stick a Fork In It featured everything from more food abominations to the opening of restaurants you'll want to be first in line to try!Find out what you missed after the jump!
Courtesy of IHOPEveryone's getting fatter! Santa Clara County is trying to ban fast food toys. The Obamas just launched a childhood obesity task force in February. And nevertheless: IHOP has just announced their latest dish, Pancake Stackers.What is a stacker exactly? It's a layer of cheesecake s ... More >>
At the second Dosa Place location in Tustin, bigger is bigger and, in some ways, better
Despite the fact that Shrove Tuesday was last week, just a reminder that today is National Pancake Day. Go to IHOP and get your free short stack of pancakes. Contribute generously to charity. Expect lines.Now that that has been dispensed with, on to more important discoveries: today is also National ... More >>
Andrew YoussefA new generation of Captain EO fans.We arrived at the Disneyland gates at 9 a.m. and the line was surprisingly short. Considering the holy trifecta of popularity here (Disney, Michael Jackson, a post-mortem tribute), only about an estimated 400 fans had started lining up as early as ... More >>
marriageequality @ flickr.com CC BY 2.0Marie wants you to eat pancakes!Mark your calendars, everyone: February 23 is National Pancake Day at IHOPs nationwide.Guests at IHOP on that day can ask for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Donations will be accepted for the Children's Miracle Net ... More >>
Original image: heidigoseek @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Certainly not the only offender, but the worst one...Harbor Boulevard. If there were any justice for people who love good food, the stretch between Ball Road and Chapman Avenue in Anaheim and Garden Grove would be called Horror Boulevard. Th ... More >>
Edwin Goei Name: Bug Factor Arackneggz Candy Origin: Candy Made In USA; Toy Made in China Found at: 99-Cent-Only Store, Cypress Cost: $0.99
A few weeks back we brought you news of a survey of America's healthiest fast-food chains (Panera Bread topped the list). Now comes the reverse: America's unhealthiest fast-food restaurants. A report by health and nutrition experts David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, authors of "supermarket survi ... More >>
Gendy Alimurung writes in our sister paper LA Weekly about having breakfast at the Laguna Niguel IHOP with members of Ferrets Anonymous, a support group for people pissed off over the state's prohibition of their pets as pets. "Chinchillas are legal, why not ferrets?" asks one flapjacking dude.It br ... More >>
Tomorrow (24 February), in honor of National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving away free short stacks of pancakes (one per diner), from 7am to 10pm. In return, they're asking customers to consider making a donation to the Children's Miracle Network (an alliance of kids' hospitals) or another charity of th ... More >>
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