Marie Callender Pie Shops Inc.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 14, 2013

    America's Porn Paradise!

    Jenna Haze, Aurora Snow, Dani Daniels and more of the 20 greatest adult film actors and actresses in OC history

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    No. 8: Pot Pie Purse at the Crosby

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Pitfire Artisan Pizza Is Coming To Costa Mesa!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Are Three Would-Be Losers in Fullerton the Greatest Pickup Artists of All Time?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Marie Callender's Declares Bankruptcy, Closes Seattle Location and Kicks Out Eating Customers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    [UPDATED with More Details:] Newport Beach Film Festival May Seek Legal Action Against Andy Dick

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    This Week: San Juan Capistrano Hosts Inaugural Restaurant Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    'Taste of San Juan Capistrano' Tomorrow

    JC Vera​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Looking Back: 2009 Orange County Deaths

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Tomorrow: "Taste Of San Juan"...Capistrano, That Is

    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 the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Life of Pie

    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.

  • Film

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    To Do Tonight 9/23

    Cold War Kids, 7 p.m. In store performance Fingerprints Music 4612 E. Second St. Long Beach, CA 562-433-4996 It Happens, 9 p.m. Sometimes... Gallagher's Pub & Grill 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 113 Huntington Beach, CA 714-536-2422 Patrick Henry Democratic Club, 6:30 p.m. Discuss current political ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2008

    Benley is Vietnamese food with an asterisk

    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. The restaurant I'm about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/24

    PATRICK HENRY DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 6:30 p.m. Nothing goes together like pie and politics. Marie Callender's 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 714-544-1995 THE ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    To Do Tonight 5/27

    Cooking Class: Exceptional Pizza, 6 p.m. Why not cook your own pizza for once? You lazy little... Blackmarket Bakery 17941 Sky Park Circle, Suite E Irvine, CA 92614 949-852-4689 Mic Check Tuesday, 9 p.m. One. Two. The Blue Café 210 N. Promenade Long Beach, CA 90802 562-983-7111 Orange County's ... More >>

  • Food

    April 10, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Wednesday - 11/28

    No End In Sight at Marie Callenders, Army of Darkness at Regency South Coast Village

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Tron

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Loving Your Country

    Impeachment Forum

  • Features

    February 9, 2006

    Local Girl Gone Gonzo

    Ladies and gentlemen, Jenna Haze

  • Features

    August 9, 2001

    Active Eats

    And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?