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 >>
Aside from La Palma Chicken Pie Shop and a handful of chain restaurants (Claim Jumper, KFC, Marie Callender's), there just aren't enough places doing pot pie anymore. And if they are, it's certainly almost never beef pot pie.Comfort food in the wrong hands can be too much of a good thing--over-porti ... More >>
Pitfire Artisan Pizza, an LA-based hipster mecca known for its fire-singed pizzas, awesome beer list and heaven-sent smothered cookie (yes, you'll want one), is coming to OC in early fall! The restaurant will be taking over an old Marie Callender's on 17th Street in Costa Mesa. Designer Anthon ... More >>
Are three average-looking twentysomethings named Jason, Jesse and Kong, who live in a dumpy apartment
complex behind an alley in what they call "the asshole of Orange County" (Fullerton), the greatest pickup artists of all time?The no-last-names-given trio stars in the YouTube channel Simple Pic ... More >>
Marie Callender's has always fostered an atmosphere of down-home, matronly cooking, from its start as a single location in Orange County during the 1940s to its reign today as a multi-unit empire. But I wonder how Ma Callender would feel about news that not only did her company declare bankruptcy ... More >>
Dick's most-recent booking photo from Temecula.UPDATE, MAY 16, 8:57 A.M.: More details have been released about the April 29 incident that resulted in the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) considering taking legal action against troubled comic actor Andy Dick.The piss-destroy-chew episode (see o ... More >>
Photo by JC VeraSol de Sur's Dave Emery Here we go. San Juan Capistrano joins, well, just about every other city on the Restaurant Week bandwagon. But a deal's a deal.Spurred by the city's Chamber of Commerce, this week (from May 16-22) about twenty San Juan Capistrano restaurants will offer a sp ... More >>
JC VeraI was driving up from San Clemente, passing San Juan Capistrano, when I looked up and saw birds, a flock of them, and I swore they looked like swallows. They turned out to be seagulls (I'm not exactly National Audubon Society material), but it did remind me that the Mission's big event is ... More >>
Turn on the weepy, string ensemble music: It's time for us to look back on the year that (almost) was and remember some of the figures from Orange County who have left us. There was unexpected tragedy, there were some suspicious circumstances, there were rich legacies... there's even the possibil ... More >>
Bandwagon? What bandwagon?
Not to be outdone by the Newport Beach Restaurant Week that just passed and the Orange County Restaurant Week that is still to come, a few restauranteurs from SJC are holding a single event called "Taste of San Juan" tomorrow, Wednesday February 18th at ... More >>
NEWS ITEM: Don Callender, founder of the Southern California restaurant chain Marie Callender's, has passed to that great pie shop in the sky.. . . AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORY: The mortuary will return a small fee to the grieving family once it gets back the tin receptacle holding the deceased.
Cold War Kids, 7 p.m.
In store performance
4612 E. Second St.
Long Beach, CA
It Happens, 9 p.m.
Gallagher's Pub & Grill
300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 113
Huntington Beach, CA
Patrick Henry Democratic Club, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss current political ... More >>
First things first: if you are Vietnamese or otherwise familiar with the culinary terrain and back alleyways of Little Saigon, stop reading right now. If you do not heed this warning, I will not be responsible for the damage your spit-take will do to your computer screens.
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PATRICK HENRY DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 6:30 p.m.
Nothing goes together like pie and politics.
1821 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana CA 92705
KARAOKE, 9 p.m.
A bunch o' drunks singing oldies. Could you ask for anything more?
McClure's Bar & Grill
14401 Newport Ave.
Tustin CA 92780
THE ... More >>
Cooking Class: Exceptional Pizza, 6 p.m.
Why not cook your own pizza for once? You lazy little...
17941 Sky Park Circle, Suite E Irvine, CA 92614
Mic Check Tuesday, 9 p.m.
The Blue Café
210 N. Promenade Long Beach, CA 90802
Orange County's ... More >>