• Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    [UPDATED] Early Bird Cafe Now in The Capable Hands of Frank DeLoach; Joseph Mahon Exits Fired! Exits!

    [Updated, 3/20/13, 04:07 a.m.] During the night, we received a new e-mail from Mr. Menzies requesting another clarification. He wrote:Just put it back to how it originally was written if you don't mind. Again, my email was intended to be a quick comment about the ownership issue not to insinua ... More >>

  • Film

    March 7, 2013
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    December 18, 2012

    Anne Marie's Top Five Restaurants of 2012!

    If last year was spent finding our footing, this year was spent embracing our petiteness concentrated awesomeness. On the Line got a nip/tuck, and our subjects had more to discuss than ever (We're talking to YOU, Matt Strickland and Dean Kim). Our culinary crew discussed comings and goings, but we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call for October 2012

    What a busy month this was. Not only did we get another tenant at "The Most Cursed Restaurant Location in Tustin" (see picture above), we also witnessed the opening of Burger Parlor, Chef Joseph Mahon's once homeless burger joint. Now that it's finally open, expect little or no updates on it, a subj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Burger Parlor Brick And Mortar Confirms Opening Date

    There was one burger venue that didn't make our Game of Burgers that should have. Its disqualification: The owner was busy converting it from pop-up joint to full-fledged establishment. Dave applauded the steamed hams in his list of 10, while Edwin reviewed the owner not as a hipster pendejo, but a ... More >>

  • Food

    September 13, 2012

    Early Bird Is Egg-cellent

    Eat a perfect omelet at Joseph Mahon's new breakfast spot in Fullerton

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Elvis To Sing at Early Bird's Fried Chicken Night

    I'm not an Elvis nut, but I had always thought The King's favorite food was fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. But maybe he liked fried chicken, too. If so, that why's Joseph Mahon's Early Bird was able to convince "him" to come perform this Thursday night, September 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m.t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Joseph Mahon to Open Breakfast Joint in Fullerton!

    Our reasons to frequent Fullerton in the past year have increased by leaps and bounds thanks to visionaries like Joseph Mahon. Us Forkers are practically falling over each other with bated breath for news of his former pop-up, now brick-and-mortar launch (Note: he emailed me to say August). As if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Downtown Fullerton Walk-By Reporting: Spanish Restaurant Closes, Mexican One Coming, & Another Burger Parlor Update

    I'd be shirking my duties as a food blogger if I didn't snap pictures of newsworthy food stories during a stroll I took yesterday afternoon in downtown Fullerton. Whenever I get the chance (and the time), I do this: I put rubber soles to the ground and do cursory visits to check the pulse of places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Burger Parlor Countdown: "50 - 60 Days"

    Burger Parlor's neon sign glows like a red-light district come-on from a still-shuttered space -- teasing, denying, and frustrating fans of Chef Joseph Mahon's luxe-burgers. The restaurant started life as a dinnertime pop-up in the Rialto Cafe space, which Edwin reviewed a year ago. At the time, pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Anne Marie's Top Five Restaurants of 2011!

    ​Being the (relatively) new kid on the blog, I over-thought what I should include in my top five. All I really had to do was think about the places I'd already revisited without hesitation, and the answers were right there. Also, I've interviewed all but one, and getting to know the people behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    [UPDATED] Burger Parlor Announces Brick And Mortar

    Photo by John Gilhooley​UPDATED: DECEMBER 12, 2011: Via an advance copy of a press release from their PR representation, we learn that BP's run at Rialto Cafe is now over. In addition, the future home of Burger Parlor will not only have its own beer sommelier, but biweekly menus for their vegetari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    On The Line: Joseph Mahon of Burger Parlor, Part Three

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Some combinations taste great together; bacon and eggs, coffee and doughnuts, peanut butter and jealousy jelly. Chef Joseph Mahon of downtown Fullerton's Burger Parlor decided to do a mash-up with his pop-up's combination of fried chicken and watermelon....and a salad was b ... More >>

  • Food

    July 14, 2011

    Joseph Mahon Plays Burger Parlor Games

    The local-born chef returns to OC, and he's cooking burgers

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    April 28, 2011

    LA Weekly Gets The Scoop on New Fullerton Burger Joint

    Photo by A. Scattergood​Our sister paper's food blog has the story on Joseph Mahon's migration to our side of the fence. Mahon, for those who might not know the man, is an OC native who trained at the CIA and became the chef at Bastide, who until recently did successful pop-up restaurants in L.A.L ... More >>