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  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Provenance in Newport Beach Now Open; Q & A With Chef Cathy Pavlos

    Cathy Pavlos, chef/owner of LUCCA Cafe in Irvine, opened her second concept yesterday in the Eastbluff neighborhood of Newport Beach. There's much to say about Provenance, but I got Pavlos to discuss her sophomore effort, answering all those questions you're thinking. Take it away, Cathy! What is t ... More >>

  • Food

    August 23, 2012

    The Mein Event: OC's Best Noodles

    Noodles, noodles everywhere, from pho to pad Thai and everything else

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    On the Line: Frederic Castan of Motif Restaurant, Part One

    We've met many multicultural chefs while doing On the Line, but Frederic Castan might be my first Frenchman. Distinguished and worldly, he represents the eclectic European cuisine served at Motif. A fan of West Coast wines and excellent cheese, our interview strings together anecdotes from experienc ... More >>

  • Food

    October 20, 2011

    Midan Al Tahrir Rocks the Khaleeji

    [Hole In the Wall] Maybe the Reg will get around to reviewing this Little Arabia gem in 10 years or so

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    On the Line: Iliana Chiarini of Cafe Chiarini, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda CarterPretty in purple - Iliana as Part Two's spokesperson‚ÄčLadies' month at On the Line continues with Iliana Chiarini. If you frequent Cafe Chiarini, she has probably greeted you by name. I was thrown for a loop by her humor the first time, her warm greeting (as though I were fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    You can't protest us; we're already protesting you!

    On Saturday, OC Weekly staff writer Luke Y. Thompson and myself took to the streets to see what was going on in Anaheim as a left-wing group known as the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition and put together a fairly huge "Anti-Zionism" protest with only a few days notice. Fairly predictably, a smaller scale "Pr ... More >>