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    May 9, 2013

    Tonight: 18th Annual Taste of Anaheim

    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 >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Earl Of Sandwich "Official" Grand Opening In Downtown Disney Today

    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 >>

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    September 20, 2012

    No. 17: Sashimi Sandwich at North Shore Poke Company

    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 >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Game of Burgers: Burger Barons, Round One

    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 >>

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    April 20, 2012

    10 Great Sandwiches in Orange County

    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 >>

  • Food

    April 12, 2012

    North Shore Poke Co. Has a Poke-Man

    Shawn Gole's Huntington Beach restaurant finally gives the Hawaiian standard its full, undivided attention

  • Food

    December 15, 2011

    Le Pain Quotidien Lets Them Eat Cake

    Its first OC location is pricey, but what else would you expect at Fashion Island?

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    October 11, 2011

    A Sneak Peek at Le Pain Quotidien, Newport Beach

    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 >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Prison Winemaking: Mike Carona Edition

    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 >>

  • Food

    December 9, 2010

    Olive Gourmet Grocer Is the Anti-Whole Foods

    This Long Beach storefront offers specialty products and delicious hot food without demanding your paycheck. Imagine that!

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    July 26, 2010

    Five Things Not To Buy In A Supermarket

    Flickr user roadsidepictures​If 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 >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Nancy Silverton's Seasonal Sprouts Recipe

    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 >>

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    December 24, 2008

    L.A. Times: La Brea Bakery's Nancy Silverton's Savings Wiped Out by Madoff

    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.

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    September 18, 2008

    Iron Chef to Open Restaurant in O.C.

    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 >>

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    March 23, 2006

    Super Fantastisch

    Loving just about everything at Biggs