Who has a food festival in the middle of the week? Taste of Anaheim that's who. Tonight, May 9th, the 18th Annual Taste of Anaheim will be held at Anaheim GardenWalk. Participating will be restaurants from the GardenWalk itself, like Fire Ice and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., but there will also be a lot, ... More >>
We can't stand the term "soft opening." It's like slang for "forgive any shoddy reviews our first month; we're still learning the ropes!" Places don't need to man up all over themselves-- just be ready for the bum rush that is opening day, week and month. Especially for an established chain, previou ... More >>
The picture you see above is crappy, and it shows only a quarter cut. The sandwich isn't much to look at anyway. Its appearance isn't important. What's important is that it is possibly the best dish at North Shore Poke Company, which is little more than a cold station with the proprietor, Shawn Gole ... More >>
We've got no shortage of places in Orange County that specialize in burgers and only burgers. They're not diners (not enough blue hair and orthopedic shoes on the waitstaff), they're not fast food (not at these prices), and they're not gastropubs (which have non-burger foods). The question is, are t ... More >>
For this list of things eaten between two slices of bread, I've limited it to those that couldn't possibly be mistaken for a hot dog or a burger (thank goodness we already did those lists). Even then, the problem with these 10 listicles is that I still had to cut out a great many sandwiches for spac ... More >>
Shawn Gole's Huntington Beach restaurant finally gives the Hawaiian standard its full, undivided attention
Its first OC location is pricey, but what else would you expect at Fashion Island?
The daily bread...Signage announcing the upcoming Belgian bakery and café has been up for months. Situated directly across from La Brea Bakery inside Bloomingdale's, one can't help but wonder what makes Le Pain Quotidien any different from La Brea -- or any comparable brand, for that matter. Acc ... More >>
Flickr user quevedoports This week's recipe goes out to disgraced ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, who began serving a five-and-half-year prison sentence yesterday in the minimum-security federal pen in Littleton, Colorado. Since prison will present Carona so much time and so few outlets for ... More >>
This Long Beach storefront offers specialty products and delicious hot food without demanding your paycheck. Imagine that!
Flickr user roadsidepicturesIf you don't care enough to be bothered with a multiple-stop shopping trip, of course go right ahead and buy whatever you want at your local Albertsons or Ralphs. Try buying the following five things from specialists just once, though, and you'll be astonished by the i ... More >>
I eat Brussels sprouts precisely once a year. On December 25, to be exact. I know they're good for me, with their fancy schmancy vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, fiber and sinigrin (the last two are believed to protect against colon cancer).But, yet, despite their impressive credentials, I could ta ... More >>
The L.A. Times reports that Nancy Silverton, famed founder of L.A.'s Mozza and La Brea Bakery (now also at Macy's Signature Kitchen at South Coast Plaza, along with Downtown Disney) had her savings wiped out in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.Read it HERE.
Orange County's going to be home to a restaurant by an Iron Chef. No, not Batali. No, not Morimoto either. It's Cat Cora -- the lone female Iron Chef. But first, let me clarify that the planned restaurant -- called CCQ for Cat Cora's 'Que -- is actually going to be paired up with Nancy Silverton ... More >>
Loving just about everything at Biggs