Carlos Salgado is making waves with his Costa Mesa brick-and-mortar
Anne Marie PanoringanAll things oysterModernist cuisine isn't just about foams and liquid nitrogen slathered on a plate. Creativity and humor are often conveyed, making a dish more conversation piece than "elf food". We spent Valentine's avoiding the 405, excited to sit down at Taco Asylum for so ... More >>
For you foodies who missed the Top Chef Season 6 winner at the OC Fair on August 4, we've posted (below) a Q&A with the chef about his work with microwaves, his love for Los Angeles (ew!) and upcoming ventures (that might involve Orange County!). Enjoy after the jump!
Despite the plethora of entertainment options to chose from (judging by the excess of nosh and the impressive line up all-star chef guest speakers) food is the star attraction at the O.C. Fair. Last Thursday, Duff Goldman (of Ace of Cakes fame) kicked off the O.C. Fair Chef Series ... More >>
Flickr user ubercultureAnother great week wrapped up in the wackiest food blog this side of Fast Food Maven. Legitimate highlights after the jump!
Flickr User Erik AnestadMichael Voltaggio, the brooding champion of Top Chef Season 6, will be one of four celebrity chefs who will talk, and perhaps do a cooking demonstration, at the upcoming OC Fair.
Yelp is a huge force in the restaurant review world. They've taken a motley assortment of amateur writers and given them legitimacy and a huge platform from which to express their opinions. The site is a huge trove of information, written by normal people who don't see their name splashed across ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.The lady and I headed up to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to see what the first-ever LA Ti ... More >>
Top Chef fans may already know that recent winner Michael Voltaggio now cooks at The Langham in Pasadena. Well, Voltaggio's getting Craig Strong's sloppy seconds. Strong was the Chef de Cuisine there -- earning both himself and the restaurant accolades from Michelin, Gourmet Magazine, ... More >>
Bravo TVIt was Restaurant Wars last week in Top Chef: Las Vegas, and finally this season, things got interesting. Now I've never been a fan of Top Chef when the show focuses on the extracurricular antics of the cheftestants -- the head shaving incidents of Season 2 and the hidden-camera canoo ... More >>
The new lineup for Bravo's hit show--which kicks off on August 26 and is filmed in Vegas--has just been announced, and there's not a single SoCal (let alone OC) chef on the list. UPDATE: OK, there's Michael Voltaggio, although, weirdly, Bravo's own press info has him cooking both in LA and in Pa ... More >>