[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our bold editor-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find cr ... More >>
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 >>
Bill Cosby's body of work is more recognizable and respected than most. You could say he's a bit of a legend--not every day you can talk to one of those. We're not bragging, OK, maybe we are a little, but with an upcoming show at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center on June 9th, we obviously jumped a ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Garden Grove food truck makes awesome Korean pancakes—but they're not pancakes!
Baby showers are weird. You gather with strangers over finger foods to tell your pregnant friend that she looks "glowing" (do not use the word "huge") and play awkward games involving diapers and chocolate-bar poop. And then, of course, there's the cake. In the name of creativity, some people a ... More >>
In this new animated flick, a comic Dracula still kills
This Newport Beach bakery brings out obscure French pastries and tried-and-true favorites
Center for Living Peace
Shawn Gole's Huntington Beach restaurant finally gives the Hawaiian standard its full, undivided attention
This Lake Forest restaurant offers beer-can chicken and other delicious alcohol-laced oddities
The Irvine Taiwanese joint offers roiling hot pots with the malodorous delicacy called stinky tofus
Edwin GoeiPhoto is of Ngu Binh's Hue dishesYou know what OC needs more of? Restaurants that serve banh beo, those button-cute mini Jell-O shots of steamed rice flour batter from the Hue region of Vietnam.
Betcha there'll never be a tamale pie truck...Cupcakes are on their way out, pies are supposedly in--but it seems Orange County's going to go through a Summer of Doughnut. M & M Donuts over in Anaheim have hundreds of Yelp reviews (!), all over a simple blueberry donut, a fried thing studded ... More >>
This new Irvine entry in the Korean chain offers many soft-tofu soups that burn and roil, but, boy, are they delish!
From Twitter follower @CRACK_BERRY:Looking for the hands down #PersianFood in #OC - Anyone have suggestios? - Recommendations @OCWeeklyFoodDamn straight we do! It's little secret now that Orange County is a hotbed of Persian activity almost rivaling Beverly Hills and the Westside of Los Angeles. ... More >>
Jelly Shot Test KitchenRainbow Cherry Jigglers!Sisters Amy and Michelle have created one of the most fun recipe blogs we've come across yet: the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen... Amy creates these neat gelatin concoctions while Michelle shoots the gorgeous photographs. So what's a Jelly Shot? Think of a ... More >>
Flickr user alpha du centaureOh, stop scoffing. We can see that face you're making: Ain't no shame in admiring a pretty drink every once in a while. While you'll usually find the cutesy cocktails with the cutesy garnish at things like bridal showers, outdoor wedding receptions, beach-side resorts ... More >>
Edwin Goei 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! #62. Roasted Beef Marrow Bones at Brasserie Pascal You could trace back the popularity of roasted beef marrow bone ... More >>
You'll need a lot more than 15 minutes to digest this collection of portraits
A Crown Burgers location...The New York Times has an article today about how people in Utah apparently love pastrami on their burgers more than anywhere else in the country, something shocking to me because I thought all the state subsided on was Jell-O. But a fascinating local connection is buri ... More >>
Name: Grab It Origin: Korea Found at: Freshia, Tustin Cost: $0.99 Ingredients: Filtered Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Corn Starch, Carrageenan, Malic Acid, Glucose, Non Fat Dry Milk, Vitamin C, Aspartame, Natural & Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, Salt, Vitamin B2 Why I Boug ... More >>
First things first: if you are Vietnamese or otherwise familiar with the culinary terrain and back alleyways of Little Saigon, stop reading right now. If you do not heed this warning, I will not be responsible for the damage your spit-take will do to your computer screens. The restaurant I'm about ... More >>
'The more Mexicans who come to this country, the better'
Scary Soup Spectacular!
...You should join them this Saturday in Anaheim. The California Coalition for Immigration Reform--authors of the infamous Proposition 187 and architects of the modern Know Nothing movement--will hold a potluck for all members and interested individuals in lieu of their usual monthly Nuremburg ralli ... More >>
This eclectic Laguna Beach eatery is a real gem
July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique
May 25 - June 1: Heaven and Back
Picking apart racist caricatures at Orange County Latino grocery stores
Noah Thomass Veneer makes us think.
About interior space
Its Magick time!
And whos a dick? Im a dick!
Make a Pilgrimage to Jamillah Garden
Tamales, topos and pan dulce at Panaderia y Antojitos Guatemala
Indulge your antojo at Pupuseria San Sivar
U.K.s Lube ready to loosen up
Meating the paste in northwest Anaheim
A Weekly program of glop, gunk and raising Iqs in county schools
And Martha Stewarts rear end
A Film by Ken Widmann
Washburn lost on coke
Write your own damn letters
Seven days of fabulous music