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  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    The Poorman's OC "4 Under $6": Top 10 Christmas Gifts "4 Under $6"!

    Ho, Ho, Ho, and a great big Hoe to one and all!!! 'Tis the season, "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", and that means your 'favorite' activity, Christmas shopping!!!!! Don't you just love it...Going to the Malls, Fighting the Traffic, Buying online (while praying you don't get hacked), and most i ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 26, 2013

    'All-Media: 2013' Is a Welcome Stomach Punch

    The Irvine Fine Arts Center's annual juried exhibit is a winner of mixed-media madness

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    How To Pronounce Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs) And Other IKEA Product Names

    IKEA's Swedish meatballs are tasty and great fuel for those long days of following arrows and picking out furniture that you're forced to assemble yourself using just a metal letter "L" and cartoon instructions. But how the heck do you pronounce Köttbullar? Like this: SHUT-boo-lahr. We learne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    IKEA Cakes Discovered To Have High Levels of Coliform (aka Poop) Bacteria

    So let's say you're not really that worried about IKEA meatballs having horse meat in them (the ones in the U.S. reportedly don't), how about coliform bacteria in its almond cakes? Yes, it's being reported that China has halted the sale of almond cakes by IKEA when authorities there discovered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    IKEA To Offer All-You-Can-Eat Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord

    With the bad IKEA food news I've been reporting of late, I think it's appropriate to counter it with some "good" IKEA food news.The OC IKEA in Costa Mesa will host an all-you-can-eat Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord on Friday, March 22nd.The price for "IKEA FAMILY Members" is $9.99 for adults; $2.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    US IKEAs Put Stickers on Meatballs Letting Consumers Know There's No Horse Meat!

    So as we sat down to our usual so-cheap-it-might-as-well-be-free-breakfast at the IKEA in Costa Mesa, my better half notices a sticker on the poster board with a picture of their meatball plate on it. It said, quite plainly "Our meatballs are from a US supplier - sourced from US and Canada only. Onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The Five Best Food Categories For Control Freaks

    We thought it was just us-- the satisfaction felt after explaining exactly how our entree should be prepared. It's the Sally Albright syndrome. Although we quickly learned that if you don't like the selection, order something else. Changing a chef's interpretation of a dish means you've messed with ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 2, 2012

    Me-Ality Is a Jeans Jean-ie

    [Trendzilla] This new system makes sure you get the perfect pair

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    10 Great Breakfast Spots In Orange County

    ​In this list of morning meals, you'll find not just the egg, bacon and pancake joints (although there are certainly a lot of those in there), but also a certain Swedish furniture super store that practically gives away its food, a Cambodian/Vietnamese noodle shop and a place to dip Chinese fried ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 10, 2011

    Mykea Lets You Brighten Your BILLY

    [Trendzilla] No more drab IKEA bookcases for you with these vinyl prints!

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Portola Coffee Lab to Open Tomorrow

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​We interviewed Jeff Duggan, the mad scientist of third-wave coffee, almost a year ago (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). We found him crammed into an alcove of Layer Cake Bakery, roasting coffee to order, designing his dream coffee shop at the SoCo collection (you know, Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Dan Aykroyd's Daughter Goes Viral in 'Pussy Breath'

    ​What do Dan Aykroyd, Daniel Libeskind (architect of the new World Trade Center) and actress Ellen Barkin (star of The Big Easy and Sea of Love) have in common? They all have immediate family members who appear in a video for a song called "Pussy Breath." (Watch it after the jump.)

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Free Breakfast at IKEA from Friday to Sunday

    Edwin Goei​It's that time of year again: The time of year where IKEA tries to entice you to come to do some holiday shopping at their yellow/blue warehouse by offering their already ridiculously low priced 99-cent breakfast plates for absolutely nothing at all. From tomorrow (yes, Black Friday), u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Pavement at the Hollywood Bowl Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPavement​PavementSeptember 30, 2010Hollywood BowlIs the Pavement reunion tour really over? While nothing has been confirmed about the future of the band, it seemed like it a swan song performance by Pavement at the Hollywood Bowl. It was only a few months ago that Pavement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish... at IKEA.

    IKEA​Yes, you read that correctly. IKEA, the Swedish purveyor of entry-level furniture to the freshly graduated and recently divorced citizens of the world, is hosting an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil on Friday, August 20, 2010.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Christopher VictorioYou get what your ask for.​ Deep fried butter, tasty Tijuana treats and more of what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It after the jump!

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    Costa Mesa IKEA Food Court Suffering from Tabasco Thieves

    ​The chica and I went to IKEA last week so she could buy some stuff, which of course turned into a lot of stuff. I only go for the food, and we enjoyed their so-so pasta with marinara sauce and great almond cake for next-to-nothing. One big problem, though: no Tabasco bottles on the tables. We wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    #79. Blackened Mushroom & Tofu Burger at Taco Loco

    Vivian LeMmm, mm.​ ​We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy!#79. Blackened Mushroom & Tofu Burger at Taco LocoQuick--You've scored yourself an entire meal in for under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010


    Edwin GoeiWe return to part three of a three Wacky Snacks series to focus on the food of Sweden, because as it turns out, IKEA's Swedish Food Market is all kinds of kooky wonderful. Our final installment? Name: Läkerol Origin: Sweden Found at: IKEA, Costa Mesa Cost: $1.69

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Jelly Rats

    Edwin Goei​We return to part two of a three Wacky Snacks series to focus on the food of Sweden, because as it turns out, as I said last week, there's a treasure trove of wacky stuff right under our noses at IKEA's Swedish Food Market. This week? Name: Jelly Rats Origin: Sweden Found at: IKE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Kalles Creamed Smoked Roe

    Edwin Goei​ This will be the first of three Wacky Snacks to focus on the food of Sweden, because as it turns out, there's a treasure trove of wacky stuff right under my nose at IKEA's Swedish Food Market. So kids, are ya ready for Kalles Creamed Smoked Roe?

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Free Breakfast at IKEA Through Sunday, Jan. 3rd, 2010

    A little late in posting this, but there's still almost a half a week left to go.  All this week until Sunday, January 3rd, IKEA is serving their normally 99-cent breakfast for free until 11 am.  No coupon is necessary...just your inherent need to get something for nothing. So what a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Free Cocoa And Hot Cider at South Coast Plaza

    ​It's not a free IKEA breakfast, but it's something.  This year, like last year, South Coast Plaza will put out some free cocoa and hot cider to anyone needing a little pick-me-up after a marathon shopping spree...or at least they hope that you'll go on a marathon shopping spree after you get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Free Breakfast At IKEA This Weekend

    Edwin Goei​It's that time of the year again. The time when IKEA offers a free breakfast (eggs, potatoes and bacon) and coffee, to anyone coming in with THIS coupon between this Friday and Sunday. They did it last year, and probably the year before that. But as far as Black Friday marketing pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​ Gustavo scores some seriously spicy salsa, pits IKEA's 99-Cent breakfast against McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast, and recaps a PR fiasco for Ferrell's Ice Cream Parlour.Edwin has some reservations about the recent purchase of the Travel Channel by the Food Network, says sayonara to Beard Papa's resi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: IKEA's 99-Cent Breakfast VS. McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast

    Edwin Goei​This Dueling Dishes is about breakfast. Assembly line, fast-food breakfast. The kind with eggs that most likely came from a milk carton. A breakfast from which we Americans have been raised to believe is a proper start to your day, and which only recently did we realize that if we at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    IKEA's Meatball Plate For Just $1 From Nov. 7-10!

    ​The flier says it all. Want more info? Click HERE. But there's really no other detail you need to know. The fine print made me chuckle though. Offer not valid at IKEA Direct? Duh! And I'm not sure what's funnier: That's there's a town called Hicksville, or that there's an IKEA there. Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    A Sign of Redundancy at Costa Mesa's IKEA

    Edwin Goei​See the sign above? Add this to the redundant redundancy files (see what I did there?). 99 cent breakfast "weekdays starting at 9:30 am & weekends at 9:30 am!" it says. Not "everyday starting at 9:30 am", but "weekdays starting at 9:30 am & weekends at 9:30 am!" It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2009

    5 Great Places to Cool Your Heads With Frozen Sugary Treats

    Edwin Goei​1. IKEA - $1 is the total cost for their drippy-delicious non-fat frozen yogurt cone. There's no fresh fruit or cereal for toppings. What's more, IKEA's yogurt is squarely set on the sweet side of the spectrum, not the sour. But it's swirled by a trained IKEA employee into a standard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Will Crum Plays the Wedge in Newport Beach

    I've written before about Costa Mesa's Will Crum and his tendency to perform surprise, barely legal gigs in unique places (like a Wendy's and IKEA), but the singer-songerwiter's been fairly quiet the last few months. That changed this past Friday with a show at "The Wedge," the famous Newport Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Where Obama Might Chow Down During His OC Visit

    We may have been thwarted in our attempt to get tickets to see Obama speak at the OC Fair & Event Center later today, but that doesn't stop us from trying to guess where he might fill up on his OC jaunt, should hunger strike. Both Barack and Michelle are known for their love of food. They don't ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Will Crum Performing at Ikea

    Last month, OC folk rocker Will Crum performed an impromptu/flash mob show at a Costa Mesa Wendy's, and he was up to his antics again on Sunday, with a similar show at the Ikea in CM.Except while the Wendy's gig was relatively well received, his foray into affordably priced, Swedish-manufactured fur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    IKEA Does Catering?

    So I was eating my 99-cent IKEA breakfast the other day, when I noticed a placard on the table.  It said "Did you know that IKEA caters?". "No," I answered.  "No, I didn't know that." Though I've got nothing against IKEA food, I've always thought of it as a means to an end.  For IKEA, it's a dev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    An Etymological Meditation on the Great Almond Cake at IKEA

    "What do you think is better--breakfast or dinner at IKEA," my chica asked while she scarfed down pasta and vegetables with marinara sauce and I enjoyed a slightly-better-than-so-so chicken alfredo."Breakfast," I replied."Why," my best friend, Art, asked."Because it's cheaper," I said, before adding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Free Breakfast at IKEA on Nov. 28th (Black Friday)!!

    Well, it's finally happened. When I thought there was no possible way that IKEA could improve upon the price it charges for their egg-bacon-potato $0.99 breakfast plate -- see my review HERE -- they've gone ahead and done just that: IT WILL BE FREE! At least for one day. And not coincidentally, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008


    ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Urban Outfitters Furniture

    Urban Outfitters doesn't hold down much credibility in the fashion world these days, but their homegoods and furniture line is a major favorite amongst interior decorators and designers alike. And unlike their t-shirts, U.O.'s furniture is actually fairly priced—at least, when compared to IKEA. ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2007

    Goodbye, Cool World

    OCMA sees a future in the past

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 15 - June 22: Os Mutantes!

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Get Out!

    No Flip-flops
    March 23 - March 30

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • Music

    August 5, 2004
  • Columns

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    August 28, 2003
  • Food

    November 22, 2001

    Learn Italian Fast

    In the midst of Soviet-style shopping, Sapori Trattoria

  • Features

    September 27, 2001


    Not full of hot air

  • Features

    February 1, 2001

    Holy Mackerel!

    We came, we saw seafood, we ate it, we left

  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    Part Two

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