Irvine already has a few shabu shabu bars: House of Shabu Shabu at the 99 Ranch plaza on Jeffrey, Ayame Hot Pot on Portola Parkway, and SWSH at Diamond Jamboree, which was the last entrant in a city that previously only had one a few years ago.
This is an update to an earlier post I wrote about a planned shabu shabu bar in Irvine's Trabuco Grove shopping center called OOii Shabu Shabu. The restaurant was to occupy the space where a Daphne's once stood in the Kohl's-anchored complex on Jeffrey near the 5.On this front, nothing's changed ... More >>
The Korean barbecue restaurant Honey Pig is coming to Irvine this summer. Chin Kim, a co-owner of the original Los Angeles location, confirmed that Irvine will host the third outpost of the unusual K-BBQ restaurant owned by a loosely-affiliated group of relatives and business partners. Mr. Kim wi ... More >>
There are exactly three restaurants dedicated to shabu shabu in Irvine: House of Shabu Shabu at the 99 Ranch plaza on Jeffrey, Ayame Hot Pot on Portola Parkway, and SWSH at Diamond Jamboree, which was the last entrant in a city that previously only had one a few years ago.
Well, well, well. Last week we told you that Rebecca Black was 2011's most-searched subject on Google. Today we find out that the video with the most pageviews on YouTube is, of course, Rebecca Black's "Friday." According to the Washington Post, the video garnered more than 180 million views th ... More >>
Just when you thought you'd finally got Rebecca Black's musical aneurysm "Friday" out of your head, the most obnoxious store in the mall has tapped the most annoying song in history to try to convince you to go shopping on the most stressful day of the year. Apparently, Kohl's brilliant mark ... More >>
Edwin GoeiPulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold described the chicken at the previously mobile-only Gourmet Grill Masters this way:"The chicken at Grill Masters stands a cluck or two above the rest: extravagantly seasoned fowl cooked on rotating spits, perfumed with smoke, slow-roasted ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Warriors of Radness and others team up with the iconic khakis to make guys look great!
Melissa Chesney, better known as the "Botox Bandit," has been sentenced to five years in state prison for 21 felonies, including burglary, fraud and identity theft. Her most famous scandal took place in March 2009 when she used a fraudulent name, ID and check to purchase more than $3,30 ... More >>
A Buena Park cop on routine patrol Monday morning spotted a van without a front license plate. Out of Alabama with pictures of dogs and "southernexpresstransporters.ning.com" written on the side, the van pulled over into the Kohl's parking lot across from the Buena Park Mall, about a half-mile fr ... More >>
[Hey, You!] A casualty of the monster-stroller rally
While he may or may not be the best talk show host on television, Isaac Mizrahi has been designing an exclusive, highly successful line for Target for years now—and like many other diffusion labels, such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, the more affordable also seems to be the most lucrative for Mizrahi. ... More >>
"You like that there’s some highly recognizable stitching on your butt that allows people to know exactly how much you spent. It’s okay!"
The Year in Music
Paul Freemans campaign to preserve a private trailer park on a public beach
Or: How I learned to stop bitching and love a TV commercial