Identical twins and stand-up comics Cory and Chad (a.k.a. The Smash Brothers) produce and host "The Dirty Show" at the Ontario Improv and in case the name of the show isn't obvious enough, let's just say these guys aren't for the faint of heart. With that said, when these guys hit up the Irvine Impr ... More >>
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
Orange County Fairgrounds
The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe may be getting all the attention on this year's county fair circuit, but it's not the only food that'll make your jaw drop (and arteries squirm). At this year's OC Fair, which runs from July 12 to August 11, there'll be plenty of reasons to wear the fat pants. Here are fi ... More >>
You may have seen it making rounds on social media. You may have even tried to avert your eyes. But there's no escaping the fact that it's heading this way. Yup, the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe is coming to the OC Fair on July 12.
Greetings ladies and germs, let's take a quick look at this week in food... First, Edwin reviewed Eleven46 Kitchen and then he told us that Britta's Cafe in Irvine is closing. :( He also shared Pho Thanh Lich's new location in Garden Grove. Gustavo went to Lindo Michoacan #2 for his Hole in the Wa ... More >>
Sometime in the past decade, cupcakes, the single-serving frosted cakes that moms lugged to classroom birthday parties, became OMGCUPCAKES!, a cultural phenomenon that had folks waiting in long lines and forking over three bucks or more for a gourmet red velvet (or carrot, mocha or gluten-free red v ... More >>
Ching He-Huang may be a self-taught chef but she was taught by some of the best, her very own family. With a long line of traditional heritage, Taiwanese-born Ching helped out with a lot of the cooking growing up and moves to South Africa and later to London helped mold her tastes and styles but luc ... More >>
Yes, East Coast expatriates, you read that right. Dunkin' Donuts, pretty much the doughnut monopoly in the East Coast, is coming to California.According to a statement issued by CEO and Head Donuteer Nigel Travis, the huge chain is actively recruiting franchisees in SoCal, with the intent of opening ... More >>
As if we needed another reason to load up on caffeine, it's National Coffee Day this Saturday. (It just happens to come the day after National Drink Beer Day--thank you, calendar gods!) A handful of chains are offering coffee freebies (and cheepies). Here's where to go to score a cup of joe. ... More >>
The OC Fair is around the corner (wahoo!) and that means only one thing--bring out the fat pants! Chicken Charlie, SoCal's undisputed king of the deep fryer, will have a brand new artery-clogging offering: deep-fried cereal. Partakers choose from either Trix or Cinnamon Toast Crunch--both are ... More >>
It's National Donut Day! (Or to Homer Simpson, it's just another Friday.) This isn't simply another Twitter-fueled food holiday--today marks the 75th anniversary of the carb-laden celebration. The day was created by the Salvation Army as a fundraiser to honor WWI's "donut lassies," the wom ... More >>
You East Coast transplants surely have heard about the Dunkin' Donuts that just opened in Camp Pendleton. It's open to the public. Though you don't have to actually have some sort of security clearance to enter the base to eat a cruller and sip a cup a' joe, there are some requirements and restricti ... More >>
Free food! Woo! This Friday, restaurants everywhere are rolling Veterans Day freebies and deals for our fine servicemen and women. If you're a veteran or active-duty service member, get in on the free-grub action with the list below. And thank you for serving our country! Fine print:&n ... More >>
It's Coffee Day! It's Coffee Day! It's Coffee Day! (We may or may not have taken advantage already.) As part of National Coffee Day (wheee!), a couple chains are giving away--yep--free coffee.Here's the info:
Flickr User AblemanAfter ill-advised over-expansion and a really ill-advised accounting scandal, Krispy Kreme is rebounding. Business Week reports that last month, the donut purveyor posted its best quarterly profit since 2004. Now it's got its sights on the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.H ... More >>
Limp Bizkit announced that their first record in eight years, Gold Cobra, will be released on June 28 (coinciding with a tour of Europe, where they inexplicably maintain a fan base). Here in the US, it's a different story, with Fred Durst and company derided for the last decade as everything fr ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI have this theory that while most everyone loves donuts, if given a choice, almost no one (except maybe tween-aged girls) will ever eat a pink-frosted or pink-sprinkled doughnut. I realize this is a gross generalization, but it is one that I have come to after personally observing the ... More >>
The Orange County Fair, which in the past has served us bloomin' onions, smoking brisket, fried Spam, fried avocados, deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried cupcakes, deep-fried Snickers bars, deep-fried White Castle burgers, chili-cheese fries, pulled-pork sandwiches . . . pardon me a second: PADDLES! CLEAR! ... More >>
For some bizarre reason, given my love of all things sweet, it somehow passed me by until right now that the first Friday of June every year is National Donut Day. Still, "better late than never" is my motto, so here's the deal(s), which run all day today at participating locations:One free donut pe ... More >>
One of the hottest sites tagged on delicious.com right now is the aptly named food blog called "This is why you're fat." It only began this month, but so far it's got the momentum of a greasy chili dog racing through a fat man's digestive system.It's just a very simple format of pictures coupled w ... More >>
To thank all you politically conscious citizens, several businesses are happy to hook you up on Election Day (which is TOMORROW, so get out and vote). Ben and Jerry's will be giving out free ice cream: http://www.benandjerrys.com/features/i_voted/ Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach will be taking 50 ... More >>
Steakhouses, mess halls, eateries, barbecues, fine-dining establishments, & gratuitous & thematically inconsistent Tolkien references
When it's the opening day of the Orange County Fair, you have plenty of time in traffic — an hour, in fact, just to get from Santa Ana to the fairgrounds — to realize just how poorly the 55 is designed. Immediately after some major road feeds into it, forcing a mass slowing as a new torrent of c ... More >>
Over at Pererro, Julie Scott laments the disappearance of Krispy Kreme chains from Orange County: I already noticed that pretty much every location I was used to seeing had been taken over by Chik-Fil-A, with the notable exception of the Block in Orange. A skim through their website confirms that O ... More >>
A report arrives from the cutting edge of science, where wonders never cease. The cutting edge is currently in Durham, North Carolina, and Dr. Robert Bohannon is busy honing it. Dr. Bohannon, according to the Associated Press, is a "molecular scientist" (the sort of impressive yet vague job t ... More >>
OCs top five new restaurants and other random observations
Friends of Coyote Hills—the group battling valiantly to protect the last undeveloped land in Fullerton—hold their fifth annual Garage Sale Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday at 925 Valencia Mesa, Fullerton. Promising "tons of bargains" (and advising shoppers to arrive ear ... More >>
The Big Easy marches into Tustin at Crescent City
Pizzarelli patriarch shatters young jazzbos dreams!
So let a man get up and do the popcorn
SUV the Earth!
Winter makes for ice dreams
Jumping on the (band)wagon
2001 Inductee: LOU SHELDON
Discount capital of OC
A film by Jim Washburn
And then shoot to kill!
24-Hour Dining Adventures
The sensitive ickiness and wicked violence of Jay Buchanan
Worse than Titanic yet still floating
Fabulous, glamorous La Habra!