Jim Beam Brands Co.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Today Only: Red Robin Gives Away Free Burger To People Named Jim

    If you are someone named Jim, James, Jimmy, Jamie or something related to it that you're willing to argue your case with your server at Red Robin, today's your day. December 4th is apparently "Jim Day" where if you can prove with photo ID that you do, indeed, share the same moniker as other James (B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    OC Weekly Lays Off Staff Writer :-(

    Man, God sure knows how to fuck with you: just one day after dominating the OC Press Club Awards with the type of reporting that led the New York Times to describe us as a "lively journal," the numbers people came to me with something I feared might happen: I needed to lay off a staff writer.FUCKFUC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Allagash Curieux, Our Drink of the Week!

    ​The Allagash Brewery of Portland, Maine has combined two drinks that aught be kept separate in a night's worth of drinking, according to conventional alcoholic wisdom; tripel ale and bourbon. Good thing craft breweries defy conventional wisdom. Unlike the often-dastardly beer cocktail, Curieux is ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Belgian Beers Shine At The Copper Door Tasting Event

    ​The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a time but dozens upon dozens bottled delights. Their simple menu is broken down into categories (beer connoi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Five Things You Didn't Know About Bourbon

    Flickr user spenceke​September is National Bourbon Month. As the weather cools off (OK, everywhere except Southern California), it's a good time to consider one of the finest drinks made in America. Uncork a bottle, pour a little into a snifter, add a little pour of cool spring water, and lean bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Morton's The Steakhouse

    ​ The Place: Morton's The Steakhouse, locations in Santa Ana and Anaheim.The Hours: Mon.-Fri., 4:30-6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to close. Santa Ana also has the same hours on Sunday.The Deal: $5 beers; $6.50 wines; $7.50 Mortinis and cocktails. Bar bites ranging from $6 to $7. Anaheim lists bar bite de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Bourbon and Cherries at Mesa

    Photo Credit: Jorge NegrerosWho you calling a cherry?​As cocktails go, Mesa's Bourbon and Cherries demonstrates that just because a drink is fruity doesn't mean it can't be manly. 

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Prego

    Photo courtesy of Prego Ristorante​The Place: Prego, 18420 Von Karman Ave., Irvine; (949) 553-1333; The Hours: 4:30 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Deal: $4 beers, $4.50 wine, $5 well drinks, $4 appetizers.

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The General Store

    Trading posts, purveyors of fine goods & services, skilled tradesfolk, trinkets, gewgaws & sundries

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Year in Letters

    Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.

  • Columns

    April 27, 2006


    'And this one time . . . my balls itched. I washed them with Jim Beam and a paper towel.'

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Cazadores Straight Up

    Mexicos best tequila woos American hearts, livers from Seal Beach

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Food

    January 30, 2003

    Soju Satori

    Is the Korean liquor soju the next St. Johns Wort?

  • Columns

    June 27, 2002
  • Columns

    February 10, 2000

    Where I Been?