Long Island

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    On the Line: Christopher Tzorin of Tortilla Republic, Part One

    First impressions of chefs are generally positive. While it might be a dog and pony show for me, instinct will say whether they are genuine in their demeanor and response. The first time I met Chris Tzorin, he was working alongside Pascal Olhats during a culinary competition I judged. While he hamme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Q & A With Adam Gertler: Dog Haus Sausage Pimp

    Vacation happens so few and far between, I'm happy to leave home and not have to make my bed. Striking up a conversation is second nature when I travel, and somewhere between a barefoot bar and dinner at Pappadeaux inside DFW, I hung out with new friend Adam Gertler. You may recognize him from Kid i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014

    Theresa Caputo Live!

    Terrace Theater

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013

    Eddie Money

    Coach House

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2013

    Melanie Martinez

    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Burger King Serving Cocktails

    You read the headline correctly. Burger King is offering mojitos, Long Island iced teas, daiquiris, and Cuba Libres. But wait...before you head out the door to get your drink on, I should add that it's only being offered at select Burger King stores in Japan.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Bartenders Tell All: What Your Drink Says About You

    Someone on Reddit posed a question to bartenders: "What do drink orders say about people?" The responses that followed are enlightening and pretty hilarious. Redditor pres82 wrote this definitive guide. (Note to self: No White Russians ever.)

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Poolside Set To Bring The Dance Party This Friday At South Coast Plaza's Sony Store

    Culture guide gurus Flavorpill have teamed up with Sony to present the "Sony Sessions," an event that celebrates the local culture of six US cities including Houston, Long Island, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and our very own Costa Mesa.The fact that we made it into the company's lexicon of pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Octomom Nadya Suleman Banned by Celebrity Boxing; Celebrity Jousting Now on Speed Dial

    Professional boxers who have been banned include the famous and unknown: Muhammad Ali, Luis Resto, Paul Griffin, Dong-Kih Choc, Nadya Suleman.Yep, you read that right, La Habra's Octomom has been banned "from any future Celebrity Boxing matches," informs CEO Damon Feldman in an email.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Is This The Moment Justin Bieber Becomes A Man?

    For those of you not in the know, this past weekend up at the Commons in Calabasas, teen idol Justin Bieber allegedly punched a photographer. Yes, that's right, you read correctly. The Biebs, that little squeaky-clean fella who once caused a riot at Roosevelt Field in Long Island because he didn't s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Floral Park Cafe, New Bistro, to Open in Downtown Santa Ana

    Photo by Ben Dayhoe​SO...remember how I wrote about the above space in downtown SanTana, and that the rumor was it was going to be a bistro of sorts? The cat is out of the bag--sort of. The name of the restaurant will be Floral Park Cafe, and all that they'll say right now is that it'll be a "new ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Matt Pryor Ditches His Band

    The Get Up Kids singer gets ready for the annual Where's the Band? tour

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Down Goes Fisher! Octomom Nadya Suleman Defeats Long Island Lolita

    Pre-fight​With the Hollywood crowd on her side, the "Literally Broke" Lefty out of La Habra, Octomom Nadya Suleman, defeated "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher in three Celebrity Boxing rounds last night.In other Octomerde, it was reported over the same weekend that the unemployed single mother of 14 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    El Grito at Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen, Our Drink of the Week

    ​ Gabbi Patrick and her namesake Mexican Kitchen in Old Towne Orange has rightfully earned praise for her meals, which skip across Mexico to offer different regional treats (go right now while they're offering her take on chiles en nogada, featuring fluffy picadillo and a walnut sauce so sweet it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Brand New to Reissue 'Your Favorite Weapon'

    ​Long Island rock band Brand New are reissuing their debut, Your Favorite Weapon, in November. The set was originally released on Nov. 21, 2001, but the 10-year-anniversary edition will have new artwork, liner notes and a download card with previously unreleased demos.

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2011

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Regency South Coast Village

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011

    Taking Back Sunday

    House of Blues

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011


    Glass House

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Drunk After Work: The Balcony Grill & Bar

    Edwin Goei​ The Place: The Balcony Grill & Bar, 2710 Alton Pkwy. Ste 215, Irvine, (949) 387-0888; The Hours: Drink specials, all day Sunday through Thursday. Open till 2 a.m.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    3hree Things: On Holiday Shopping And Retail Zombies I Hope To Avoid This Season

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Tis the season to be an asshole jolly. A caveat: I love giving gifts, and love that the hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    LA Water Cocktail

    Jorge Negreros​When it comes to the battle of OC versus LA, at least we don't have a cocktail named after our murky drinking water. 

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2010

    Black Orchid Tea at Sakura

    Jessica Ford​Sakura in Huntington Beach features shabu-shabu, a Japanese dish in which you to cook thinly sliced pieces of meat and vegetables in a personal pot of boiling water or broth. This restaurant caters to groups and has a large outdoor eating area as well as a full bar to begin t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Incoming: Raekown, As Tall as Lions Coming to Detroit Bar

    The Wu-Tang invasion of Detroit Bar continues. Following GZA's show in March, fellow Wu-Tang member Raekwon will hit the westside Costa Mesa venue on August 7, a mere month before the release of his much anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, quite clearly the sequel to 1995's Only Built 4 Cuban Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Aushua Prepare New EP, National Tour

    It's been a while since we've heard from the fine young men of Aushua, but here comes some news: they're about ready to release an EP, Limbo, featuring six new tracks. As is the custom 'round these parts, they're celebrating the release with a show at Detroit Bar on July 11, with We Barbarians and R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    TONIGHT: Dr. Acula at Chain Reaction

    Haha.I don't know all that much about Long Island hardcore band Dr. Acula, other than the fact that they're playing Chain Reaction tonight. But really, what do you need to know? Their name is "Dr. Acula," and they have songs with titles like "Beer Pong Massacre" and "Go Eat Worms." Whether or not th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009

    De La Soul

    Galaxy Theater

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Director Brings Teen Embarrassments to Big Screen

    Derick Martini works his no-budget magic.Lymelife, which opens the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival tonight at Edwards "Big Newport," was written by Derick and Stephen Martini, based on their experiences growing up on Long Island in the early 1980s. It would stand to reason the character of J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Tickets Now on Sale for Newport Beach Film Festival

    Tickets for the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), which runs April 23-30, are now on sale here. Those will cost you $12 for general admission (or $8 if you are a student or senior buying before 5 p.m.); $30 for all Spotlight films and parties; $55 for the Opening Night film and party; ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Vintage Dinghies

    Classic Boat and Yacht Festival

  • Columns

    January 4, 2007

    Commie Girl

    Do You Hear the Drums, Fernando? We look under rocks in Joshua Tree

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Microphone Fiend

    Rakims lyrics of fury

  • Music

    February 2, 2006
  • Features

    May 19, 2005

    Tapping Margarita

    At Newport's El Ranchito, Margaritas come fast and blurrious.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Best Music Writing 2004

    Special web Exclusive Anthology

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Shopping Bagged

    Deck the malls with rounds of Stoli

  • Music

    July 15, 2004
  • Features

    July 24, 2003
  • Columns

    April 3, 2003
  • Features

    February 27, 2003

    This Cat Never Strayed

    20 years later, Lee Rocker is still rockabillys biggest fan

  • News

    December 19, 2002
  • Food

    October 3, 2002

    Let Them Eat Nachos

    You, too, can live off happy hour food

  • Film

    April 25, 2002

    Lets Roll

    The Rain People hit the pavement

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    No Lecture Band

    Le Tigre has the roller-skate jams

  • Culture

    July 12, 2001


    Dick Loderhose's immense organ keeps an era alive

  • Columns

    July 5, 2001
  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    Cry of the Yuppie

    Eastern Standard not nearly scary enough

  • Culture

    March 15, 2001

    Ass-Boils of the Lord

    Neil Simon not worse than painful afflictions

  • Columns

    October 5, 2000
  • Culture

    September 28, 2000

    Poor Rich People

    OC gets the treatment in Everett Beekin

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    De La Soul, Live at the BBQ

    Big-Ass Music Weekend!

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