Irvine Spectrum is proving, yet again, to be the last frontier for chains that have made it everywhere else. In the past we've seen Cucina Enoteca, a branch of Tracy Borkum's Urban Kitchen Group based out of San Diego; Wood Ranch Grill, a BBQ chain with 14 stores that started in Moorpark; and Paul M ... More >>
Photo by Das UbergeekDos Chinos about to get even more national exposure!Facebook is abuzz about Cooking Channel's Eat Street heading to the OC. Per Edwin's article last week, Eat Street is a new show from the Cooking Channel documenting the food truck craze. Destinations covered so far include e ... More >>
Paul Fleming, the man behind Fleming's Steakhouse and the P.F. in P.F. Chang's has plans to open the first O.C. location of Paul Martin's American Bistro. Though one wonders why he didn't just call it "Paul Fleming's American Bistro", his landlords, The Irvine Company, said yesterday in their pr ... More >>
If you've stumbled across any random pianos recently, you may have wondered why there are 20 randomly placed around Orange County. The Pacific Symphony is promoting its "OC Can You Play?" project and dispersing the pianos everywhere from Costa Mesa to Brea to Mission Viejo. The instruments wer ... More >>
In addition to Capital (dim sum by the people that brought your Capital Seafood in Irvine and beyond) and Wood Ranch BBQ, the Irvine Spectrum Center will get another new restaurant tenant next year.The latest is an Italian restaurant called CUCINA Enoteca. The eatery, planned for Fall 2011, ... More >>
The so-called worldwide water crisis is being linked to current and future wars, disease and populations shifts.In fact, today's Huffington Post reports on a study showing water shortages will impact 70 percent of U.S. counties by 2050.But, back here in 2010, a different kind of water crisis has ... More >>
bravotv.com"Top Chef: The Tour," a 21-city tour -- which trots out recent and past chef'testants from town-to-town crammed inside the trailer of a semi truck like animals in a traveling circus (actually, I'm sure they'll be put up in posh hotels and stuff...but wouldn't it be funny?) -- will stop ... More >>
Various Orange County communities are going to be crawling with extra cops this weekend as pre-Thanksgiving pushes are made to get drunks, druggies, the unlicensed and unsafe motorcyclists off the road and to ensure everyone is buckling up.R. Scott Moxley blogged earlier today about the Orange Co ... More >>
The new outlet opened two weeks ago at the Irvine Spectrum Center. So it might not be the most auspicious location in the world, but no doubt Carm's fans--of which there are many--won't mind.Why the cult following? These dogs are proper New York-style; the signature Coney is made with veal and po ... More >>
Look, it's not too late. Jump in the car, drive. See something in her size? Are Pokemon still cool? What's a Ped Egg?--just fucking grab it at this point. Hey, Macy's is even staying open until midnight today and tomorrow for people like you. Hurry. South Coast Plaza: Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Chr ... More >>
A couple of days ago, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEUI) Local 1877 who clean offices at Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum Center voted overwhelmingly to strike against the two facilities' owner, the mighty Irvine Company. The Orange County Labor Federation is on board ... More >>
AN EVENING WITH FRANK MICKADEIT, 7 p.m.
Dying to get cozy with OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit? The flyer says there's a good chance he'll serenade you too.
Fullerton Public Library, Queen Mary, Long Beach
CASINO NIGHT WITH THE ANAHEIM DUCKS, 7 p.m.
The Ducks play dealers for charity as live ... More >>
HOLIDAY ICE SKATING, until 8:45pm
Try not to fall!
Irvine Spectrum Center near the Ferris wheel, Irvine
UC IRVINE BASKETBALL, 7:05pm
Versus UC Santa Barbara
UCI Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus, Corner of West Peltason & Mesa Rd.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, 8pm
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