Ever so often I see two people get in an argument about Five Guys and In-N-Out, and I can't help but cringe. They directly compare the toppings, the meat and the buns like they're nothing, and they can't agree about which restaurant is better. Eventually it gets dropped, but everyone involved ends u ... More >>
Pasty Bakery in Downtown Long Beach could use a little help. A liquor license, a spruced-up exterior, a marketing campaign that actually tells people it exists--anything to ensure that the sweet Welsh man who freshly bakes pasties with his Salvadoran wife in the back corner storefront of Pine Avenue ... More >>
From now until OC Weekly's Best Of issue comes out, Stick a Fork In It will be counting down one hundred of our favorite dishes in the county--one dish we think you should be eating each day until the magnum opus is published.
It's rare that Donald Bren's empire will give you something for nothing...and this isn't one of those times; but the free Circus Vargas tickets The Irvine Spectrum is offering (with purchase) is more than I would usually expect from Bren & Co. So here it is: if you're going to spend $80 at one o ... More >>
Saddle Ranch Chophouse WebsiteIf you read the title of this post and are thinking, "Triangle Square? I thought everything moved out of that M.C. Escher-nightmare mall long ago." Well, yes, NikeTown and Virgin Megastore are gone; but Yard House and Sutra are hanging on, and now will apparently hav ... More >>
Edwin GoeiEliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but it's like other months in the coming and goings of restaurants. We saw a few entrants debut and old standbys exit. Some restaurants didn't close so much as they continued with a new name and new ownership. But also we witnessed with sadn ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park diner offers great dumplings and other late-night Korean munchies
Edwin GoeiIf you're not In-N-Out, Chik-fil-A, or one of the other proven local stalwarts like Lucille's Smokehouse or JT Schmid's, the only sure thing of doing business as a restaurant at The District in Tustin is that someone will take your place soon after you're gone. In its four short years o ... More >>
©2010 STUDIO LAMBERTJohnny Rockets CEO John Fuller, nickel-and-diming it...I don't think I've been to Johnny Rockets since I took some Mexican girl out on a date a decade ago at the location at the Block in Orange; she was immediately turned off by my obsession with politics (surprise, surprise) ... More >>
Orange County does not go as ga-ga--Lady or otherwise--for World AIDS Day as many other municipalities (especially nearby Long Beach). But there are some commemorations today in the onetime gay mecca of Laguna Beach and Saturday in the future gay mecca of Santa Ana.
Edwin GoeiHow do we know when this whole food truck thing has officially gone off the rails? When Sizzler and Subway get into the game. In an LA Times article today about the continuing phenomena that Kogi started, reporter Sharon Bernstein writes that Sizzler and Subway are planning food tr ... More >>
I'm not a pet owner, but I know many of my friends are. Actually, for some reason, now that I think about it, it's a rare thing to know someone without a pet. So it pleases me to tell you that if you are one, especially if you are a dog owner, restaurants in Long Beach will be participating i ... More >>
Flickr user Ben Dayhoe"Someday My Café Will Come"This week's awesome Flickr Photo of the Week showing a before and after of Downtown Santa Ana is brought to us by user Ben Dayhoe (hee). Here's his photo description: "My first attempt at the "Looking into the Past" series. You are looking at the ... More >>
Irvine's Veggie Grill is slated to open it's second Irvine outlet at The Irvine Spectrum, fellow food-blogger Brekkie Fan told me. The original, across from UCI, has become the darling of local vegetarians and omnivores alike, thanks to one of the co-founders of Costa Mesa's Native Foods. As Brekk ... More >>
A quartet of classic American dishes
Johnny Rebs aint the Waffle House