John McLaughlin

  • Film

    November 21, 2012

    'Hitchcock': Hollywood's 'Psycho' Moment

    Anthony Hopkins shows the famed director's dark side

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    10 Great Chicken Dishes in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>

  • Food

    January 13, 2011

    Sol del Sur Bistro Cooks Everything Under the Sun

    The San Juan Capistrano restaurant's globe-trekking menu is already dizzying when you realize that one guy insists on cooking it all by himself

  • Film

    December 2, 2010

    Dance Dance Revulsion In 'Black Swan'

    Natalie Portman goes bat-shit in a tutu in Darren Aronofsky's latest

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Long Beach's At Last Café Expands

    Photo by Russ Roca​Some good news from a Long Beach favorite of mine, At Last Café. Darcy Leigh Richardson of the Grunion Gazette reports that the little restaurant by John McLaughlin featured on our print pages and lauded in a few Best Of issues, has finally decided to expand.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    On The Line: John McLaughlin of At Last Café

    Photo By Russ Roca​Every city should have a chef like John McLaughlin, who at his At Last Café cooks gourmet food but charges diner prices.  Long Beach, you're lucky to have him.  And we are lucky that he agreed to answer our silly survey.1. Dish that you cook that most represents you. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Top Chef Masters Contestants Announced; O.C. Chefs Shut Out

    The food blogosphere is on FIRE (pun intended) right now over the announcement of Top Chef Masters, airing on June 10th. Think of it as Top Chef meets Iron Chef America meets WWE Smackdown. If there's such a thing as a foodie-gasm, this is the thing to inspire it. The judges will be celebrities, ... More >>

  • Food

    March 26, 2009
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    In the Vanguard

    Bobby Hutcherson and Joey DeFrancesco

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Miles Above: The Complete On the Corner Sessions Documents One of the Greatest, Most Controversial Albums Ever

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2006

    Wanted (sort of)

    Remember President Bush's steely determination to get Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive? Turns out he meant we'll get him, if we happen to bump into him. The New York Times reports this morning that "The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama b ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Microphone Maestro

    Jazz DJ Chuck Niles: Stone cold and straight-ahead

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Fusion Fanatic

    Matthew Von Dorans eardrum buzz