Jason Coulston

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Notes, Quotes and Observations from Last Night's "Mad Meat Men" Bird Finale at Picnics in Costa Mesa

    With apologies to the dearly missed former Orange County Register sports columnist Randy Youngman, notes, quotes, and observations from last night's game fowl extravaganza at Picnics Kitchen in Costa Mesa hosted by the Mad Meat Men.*Fucking Dave, I swear: fucking mensch! Unlike me, he's not a shamel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Mad Meat Men: Come Eat Our (Boar) Meat

    Occasionally, and as a direct result of an OSHA investigation, the management of this blog unchains me and gives me a few hours of liberty; I like to spend it with a group of carnivores known as the Mad Meat Men.A little while back, eight of us went in on an entire boar from Da-Le Ranch in Lake Elsi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    An Interview With Jeff Dobkin & Jason Coulston of Hidden Kitchen

    Chad Sengstock ​You might remember Hidden Kitchen, the spectacular but clandestine restaurant experiment that a foursome of aspiring restauranteurs (Jeff Dobkin; his wife, Julie Thompson-Dobkin; Holly Roberts; and her husband, Jason Coulston) opened up a few nights a week in borrowed space a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Wild & Crazy Taco Night This Thursday

    The 16th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night will be held this Thursday. 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM VIP Party 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM $60 - advance registration onlyVIP Party $150 - advance registration only There's limited availability, No tickets sold at the door For those wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Another Baja Fresh Turns Into a Mesa Grill & Barbeque

    The Baja Fresh on Sunflower near Bristol is now a Mesa Grill and Barbeque. This makes (at least) the second Baja Fresh to be transformed. The first, on 17th St., made the switch earlier this year. At both locations, expect Southwest pizzas, baby backs, the whole BBQ gamut, but also coconut shrimp. ... More >>

  • Food

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    "Hidden Kitchen" Opens in Costa Mesa

    Psst. I got a tip about a clandestine and secret restaurant from a reader named Steve. Appropriately enough it's called "The Hidden Kitchen" -- a project by two local couples. One pair (Jeff Dobkin and Julie Thompson-Dobkin) are the owners of Thompkin Cellars. Their partners are Jason Couls ... More >>