• Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Tequila Fortaleza, Our Drink of the Week!

    Nearly all of the distilled liquor in the world comes from three sources: sugarcane (rum, cachaça, caña), grain (wheat, rice, corn, rye) and potatoes (some vodka). They're not tied to a sense of place: there is rum from Mauritius and rum from Jamaica, there's whiskey from Scotland and whiskey from ... More >>

  • Food

    October 11, 2012

    Forrest Cokely, Liquor Expert

    [Best Of 2012] The Hi-Times Wine Cellars master's favorite things about Orange County

  • Food

    February 17, 2012

    Mozambique Peri-Peri Does the Mazavaroo

    This Newport Beach restaurant is the cheaper, fast-casual sister of the venerable Laguna Beach original

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Pink Pigeon Rum, Our Drink of the Week!

    ​The suits gave us Hi-Time gift cards for Christmas, and ain't Village Voice Media a swell company to work for? No sarcasm: I was ecstatic to buy something outside my bourbon/tequila/mezcal triumvirate that rules my liver, and scheduled a day to roam their many aisles.I decided on a bottle of scot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Mozambique Peri Peri Opens in Newport Beach​OC's only South African restaurant has begat OC's only South African fast-casual eatery. Mozambique Peri Peri, the take-out little sister of Mozambique in Laguna Beach, is now open for business in Newport Beach's The Bluffs, joining Pei Wei, Freshii and Islands.