• Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Dough Exchange, Playground's Bakery Next Door, Opens Today

    Rejoice, friends, because Dough Exchange, the Playground's bakery next door is finally open today. Starting at 8 a.m., you can wandering in to the bakery space next to the Playground (it's around the corner, on the promenade) and grab a donut.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    The Playground Burger Is Going Away... For Now (They're Opening a Burger Place)

    We really enjoy the Playground's burger here at Weekly World, so imagine our fear when we heard over Instagram that the restaurant will no longer be offering it after this Saturday. Shock, horror, grief. And then I read another two sentences, and it turns out they're discontinuing it because they' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The Growlers' Hype Act Drag Queen DMTina is "Like American Idol on Acid"

    By: Isis Madrid Heading to Beach Goth this weekend? Been a while since you've caught the Growlers live? Well, brace yourselves because everyone's favorite jangly psych punk cowboys have a new hype act in tow and she's a full on tornado. Read more: The Growlers and the Rise of Beach Goth I was for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    This Halloween, Get a Chipotle Burrito for $3

    It's that time of the year again. Temperatures have dropped below 80, pumpkin spice is starting to get boring, and Christmas stuff has already overstayed it's welcome. Yup, it's almost Halloween, and that means it's time for one of my favorite food promotions of the year: Boorito. October 31 after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    FDA Offering Two-Day Workshop on E-Cigs--Um, What?

    The Food and Drug Administration closed public comment on e-cigs in general more than a month and a half ago, but their conclusions are still far off from being revealed to the public. No one expected a quick decision; the arguments for all sides are so extreme and starkly contrasted that it's almos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Kobe Bryant's Wife Vanessa Eyed for The Real Housewives of Orange County?

    Producers of The Real Housewives of Orange County are checking out Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's off-and-on-again wife, as a new cast member, an "insider" apparently claims. "There will be a new girl and a new friend," an unnamed Mr. RHOC told RumorFix. "They are looking at athletes' wives. There is one w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    This Week In Food: Glassware, Umami Cocktail, and a Long Overdue Yelp Lawsuit

    Happy weekend, folks. Let's take a look at what's up with OC food... Edwin took a walk down Retro Row in Long Beach and tried out their newest restaurant, Social List. He announced that Sushi Rook will be opening its first OC location at Fashion Island, and that it's time to prepare for Costa Mesa ... More >>

  • Food

    July 31, 2014

    Tanakaya Has Soba Power!

    [Hole In the Wall] This Tustin restaurant is the first in OC to specialize in soba noodles

  • Culture

    July 24, 2014

    Skin Food

    [Trendzilla] Simplify your body-care regime with these homemade products

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    This Week In Food: OC Fair Grub, Pizza for Dessert, and Never-Ending Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Hi everyone! Time for another food round up; let's take a look at what's happened... Edwin reviewed the long-awaited and controversial North Left (aka the new Crosby) in Santa Ana. He also told us about M Cow, a new Taiwanese restaurant in Irvine, and about two liquid nitrogen, ice cream shops open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    This Week In Food: Local Honey, Truffle Dealer, and LB's Giant Donut

    Hi guys! Happy 4th! I'm back now! Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin went to the cozy and beautiful Pirozzi in Corona del Mar for his print review. He gave us the June restaurant roll call and named the smoked trout at Provenance one of his favorite dishes for our countdo ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 3, 2014

    How Europe Beats SoCal

    [Trendzilla] From toilets to McDonald's, we've got nothing on the European Union

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Four Foods to Avoid on the Fourth (And What to Make Instead)

    Fourth of July is a time for celebration, fireworks, beer and lots of cookouts. Burgers, chips, ribs, potato salad -- they're essentials to any cookout, but you might want to rethink your menu. Is everything you're making going to be good? Will people actually want to eat it? Or are you just makin ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 29, 2014

    Seasons of Skin Tone

    [Trendzilla] Match your wardrobe using our handy-dandy guide

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Lynne Curtin Goes from Real Housewives of OC to Mom of a Suicide Girl and a Porn Star

    Considering the children of some former cast members of the Real Housewives of Orange County wind up in jail, props to Seasons 4-5 star Lynne Curtin for having two working daughters. And like mom, they are finding fame in front of cameras, as one is a Suicide Girl pin-up and the other is a porn star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    This Week In Food: Good Bad Eats, Hoppiest Place on Earth, and That Ain't Pho!

    Hey guys, welcome to the fiery depths of hell. Allow me to distract you from melting for just a brief moment with some delicious foods... This week Edwin visited the new, El Amerikano in Fullerton and fell in love. He also announced the opening of Ocean Market Grill in Long Beach. Gustavo went to C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    This Week In Food: Bear Coast Coffee, Saving Beer, and Foodies Who Aren't Hipsters

    Well, shoot, wouldn't you know that it's time for another food round up. Let's take a look at what happened this week and where you need to go next! Edwin went to The Breakfast Bar in Long Beach and ate...breakfast. He commanded us to eat everything at Rocharin Thai Bistro and showed us a raining f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Understand Beer: How (Not) To Ruin Your Brew

    Not all craft beer is created equal. Sure, it's great to see so many new brew houses and bars opening up, but that also means you have to hone your standards. These are the things that will ruin your beer-drinking experience, so be smart and start raising your bars.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    How to Make It: Chocolate Chip Cookie-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

    Mornings are tough. Cinnamon rolls help. But chocolate chip cookie stuffed cinnamon rolls help even more. Yes, this is real life. What a time to be alive.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    This Week In Food: Pot Tacos, Meaty Sins, and Way Too Much Fast Food News

    What's up, duders? It's time for another food round up! First, Edwin took us to Samurai Burrito in Fountain Valley for his print review, then he gave us the March Restaurant Roll Call where we see restaurants lost and gained in the past month. He told is to eat the sushi at Tabi-Ji and shared Taco ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 3, 2014

    Hipsters Put a Sack on It

    [Trendzilla] Hobo bindles are suddenly becoming the rage

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Now Open: El Amerikano In Downtown Fullerton

    A few months back, I saw a nondescript storefront over at Fullerton's transportation depot had gone out of business. It was Seafood Grill, but construction was already underway on another concept. On Monday I drove by and noticed signage, but didn't have time to check it out. Thank goodness for tips ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 27, 2014

    Motor Mood Gives You Hands-Free Road Rage

    [Trendzilla] The Orange-based start-up allows you to flash a smiley face—or something less happy—at the car behind you

  • Culture

    March 20, 2014

    Adored Vintage: Stories In Stitches

    [Trendzilla] Rodellee Bas' Long Beach shop offers vintage clothing with stories to tell

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    LA KISS Single-Game Tickets at Honda Center on Sale Saturday; Plus, the Final Roster

    Single-game tickets for LA KISS games at the Honda Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Arena Football League team partly owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley announced. You can get them through or at the Honda Center box office, and the starting price is $15 per game, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    This Week In Food: Fresh Reese's, Algae Milk, and No More Homebrewers Festival

    Hey, you guyz, it's time for another week in food! Let's see what happened... Edwin went to Nesai California Italian Cuisine & Bar for his print review. He shared the opening of Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japanese sweet shop, at Fashion Island. And he told us about yummy pho sliders at a restaurant in Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Anaheim-Santa Ana Ranked One of the "Selfiest" Places on Earth by Time Magazine

    The Anaheim-Santa Ana area is among the top places in the world for taking "selfies," none other than the esteemed Time magazine claims. Sandwiched between No. 3 Miami, Florida, and No. 5 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, is where you'll find Anaheim-Santa Ana at No. 4 in the Time rankings. Sorry, LA, that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    This Week In Food: A Racist Burrito, Hipster Vietnamese Food, and a First-Date Guide

    Hey ya'll, let's take a look at what happened on our little blog this week... Edwin went to Chianina Steakhouse in Long Beach for his print review. Then he told us about some new spots opening up: try a beef noodle place in Irvine, the infamous ramen burger in Santa Ana, or a donut filled with ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Romantic Dinners for One You Can Easily Make Just in Time for Valentine's Day

    Dateless this Valentine's Day? Why your friends be having all of the fun? Dedicate yourself to something you love this Friday: you. You are so amazing (smart, good-looking -- do I sense nodding right now?) that you deserve the best food of all time on the day you hate most. So while your friends are ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 6, 2014

    Lulu Le Men

    [Trendzilla] Bizarre app lets gals rate guys without the guys butting in

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    New Bill Wants to Ban Online Sale of E-Cig Products in California to Protect the Children

    Electronic cigarettes and vape pens continue to wade into murky waters. Yesterday, officials in Sacramento met to discuss outlawing the online sale of e-cigarette products in California. Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) is spearheading the bill, and points to protecting our children as the ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 2, 2014

    Gift Your Gift Cards to Indies

    [Trendzilla] Peg and Awl, Love Jules, and other indie crafters to support with your Christmas gift cards

  • Food

    January 2, 2014

    Little Saigon's Café Queen

    With hot drinks and even hotter girls, Natalie Nguyen is trying to uncloak the area's most enduring mystery: Vietnamese coffee shops

  • Culture

    December 26, 2013

    Gypsum Style Is an Affordable Nasty Gal

    [Trendzilla] Justine Cuenco's popular resale website lets gals buy stylish clothing at a lower price point

  • Culture

    December 19, 2013

    Blushington's One-Stop Makeup Shop

    [Trendzilla] The Fashion Island Store helps out gals who don't know a mascara from a makeover

  • Culture

    December 12, 2013

    Eco-Friendly Holiday Guide for Granny

    [Trendzilla] Peg and Awl's lunch bags, Bogberry's wool dryer balls, and other presents for this holiday season

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013

    Facaro's Sustainable Chandeliers

    [Trendzilla] Carolina Fontoura Alzaga salvages bike parts to make stunning light sculptures

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Two OC Idiots Used Blackface to Dress Up Like Trayvon Martin and Tupac For Halloween

    It's not every day you stumble across racially offensive blog fodder in your inbox...unless you work at the Weekly. Then, of course, it's most days. As if that little UCI scandal last spring didn't remind us that racist tropes of the Jim Crow era are still in vogue around here, we bring you...OC Bla ... More >>

  • Food

    October 3, 2013

    The Blind Pig: Off-Broadway

    This Rancho Santa Margarita restaurant has a great view and a slew of young talent, but the food is still in progress

  • Culture

    October 3, 2013

    Patchwork Goes Edible

    [Trendzilla] The popular arts-and-crafts festival starts a foodie offshoot

  • Culture

    September 19, 2013

    No-Poo Your 'Do

    [Trendzilla] Movement advocates dropping your shampoo in favor of old-school procedures—and it works

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    A New Doritos Locos Tacos Flavor Is Coming And It's Hot

    I don't know much about the inner workings of the U.S. economy but I'm pretty certain that Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos will save us all. Last month, the Irvine-based chain revealed it had sold a half billion of the corn-chip/taco hybrids, enough to wrap around the Earth twice. Damn. Adding t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    On The Line: Tony Lu Of The Slummin' Gourmet - Part Two

    This week's chef/husband/father looks back on his employment that inspired The Slummin' Gourmet. We also learn about the (soon-to-be) newest addition to the TSG family. Read our interview with Tony Lu of The Slummin' Gourmet, Part One. And now, on to Part Two . . . What did you do prior to runni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Be a Part of #TOKECHELLA This Weekend With Heard Mentality!

    Imagine for a second that you're in the crowd at Coachella this Saturday, sweating your ass off. The band you came to see is still in the middle of an annoying, feedback-filled sound check. Eventually you realize this is the perfect time to step up your game and celebrate 4/20 in proper festival fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    [UPDATED with Tito Takes Kids:] Jenna Jameson Accused of Brass Knuckle Beat Down

    See Update No. 4 at the bottom of page 2 on Tito Ortiz taking custody of his kids with Jenna.See Update Nos. 1-3 on page 2 with the name and hospital photo of the transgender porn star "victim;" the restraining order request claiming Jameson beat her with brass knuckles; and the DA declining to pros ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013


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  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    No Jokes, Only Free Food: April 1 Deals

    Free food comes in many forms, and waiting outside of a restaurant overnight is one of them. But instead of putting you through that, we found a couple of bargains to kickoff the new month. Call it our "Surf & Turf" combo. Our fun-loving brick-and-mortar duo at Slapfish want to give folks someth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Eat This Now: The Femme Fatale From The Sticky Pig

    With a temporary heatwave descending upon us, what better time to discuss our coolest of treats: Ice cream! Our resident bacon vixen, Tara Simon now has a restored dessert cart in her custody. In the months leading up to The Sticky Pig's cart completion, she's been getting all mad scientist with her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    "Slide Into Spring" Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area Burger Bash Recap!

    We had the pleasure of judging a very special tasting event over the weekend. Somewhere between the hosted bar, auctions and food tasting, we helped support the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area in Costa Mesa. Along with Moxxe PR busybody Mona Shah-Anderson and our new friend Rudy Chaney of F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    New Fiat Has An In-Car Espresso Machine

    In an age of multitasking and NEVER ENOUGH TIME! comes this new development from Fiat. The Italian car manufacturer announced that its 500L model will be "the first standard-production car in the world to offer a true espresso coffee machine." Who wants to wait in line at Starbucks with the commoner ... More >>

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