I think I've dubbed Irvine O.C.'s unofficial Taiwan Town before. But I'll say it again now, because along with the recent Taiwanese additions such as the second Class 302 at the Irvine Marketplace, Meet Fresh at Diamond Jamboree, and so many others I don't feel like listing because I'm actually unde ... More >>
California Gogi Korean Grill, the Chipotle-style Korean concept that opened in 2013 at University Center across from UCI, is now expanding to the parts of Irvine with fewer college students. The restaurant will go in between Panda Express and Yogurtland at the Irvine Marketplace. It will follow G ... More >>
Hey Irvine, are you ready for the burger where you don't tell the counterman what you want on it; you tell him what you don't? G Burger is opening today at the Irvine Marketplace next to Thai Spice. Or if that doesn't work out, definitely tomorrow.
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I'm not gonna lie. I didn't spend my formative years as a music listener (late-80's/earl ... More >>
Harry and DavidI received a newsletter last week from Harry & David that our local store at the Irvine Marketplace was closing. But Hang Nguyen over at The Orange County Register has confirmed that all three of the Harry & David stores in Orange County has closed.
Edwin GoeiMore than a decade ago, the Thai Spice in Costa Mesa--a take-out shack if ever there was one--begat more locations in and around Irvine and Lake Forest than you probably realize. At one point, I counted at least five Thai Spices doing business in the area. You might be aware of the o ... More >>
Kimberly ValenzuelaWith the recent opening of Lazy Dog Cafe in the Irvine Marketplace--the chain's third OC location--word is spreading about the little chain of restaurants with rustic decor and an eclectic menu. The man behind the food at all Lazy Dog Cafes is Executive Chef Gabriel Caliendo. P ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI will never understand why people camp out overnight for anything, let alone at a Chick-fil-A just for a chance to get a year of free food, but that's apparently what 100 or so are prepared to do on Tuesday night at the grand opening of one in Yorba Linda (at Savi Ranch). So if ... More >>
http://www.lazydogcafe.com/From the ashes of failure, sprouts new life. First French 75 in Newport Beach's Fashion Island was spared an uncertain future when Pascal Olhats of Tradition and Cafe Jardin came to the rescue. It's now revived and more French than ever as Brasserie Pascal. And today ... More >>
First, let's get it out of the way: The Yogurtland that I said was going to open in the Irvine Marketplace is now open. And yes, I tried it. And yes, I liked it. How could I not? It's even closer to me than ever now.Also in a previous post, I ventured a guess, actually a wish, that the new Dum ... More >>
I took this picture of new Jerry's Dog in the Irvine Marketplace a month ago, when their Public Notice of Application To Sell Alcoholic Beverages was posted outside their blacked-out windows. I peeked inside, through a slit, and I saw that construction's nearly finished on their counter, but no ... More >>
(May 1, 2009) MOVED UP (POSSIBLY FOR THE LAST TIME...unless there are still more out there). This week, I got a few more submissions via comments and direct e-mail (THANK YOU ALL!). We've built up an impressive list of sightings of yogurt shops in O.C. This has been a fun project. See the li ... More >>
Here's a heads-up I got from my friend Brekkie Fan: Pat & Oscars's will hold an All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet on Monday, May 4th from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at their Irvine Marketplace location. The prices are as follows: $25 per family (2 adults and 2 kids) $10 per adult $5 per child 12 and under (kids un ... More >>