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  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Now Open: Oak Grill/Aqua Lounge and A&O Kitchen Bar in Newport Beach

    I think the list started with Fireside Tavern inside Crowne Plaza. Then, we checked in to Driftwood Kitchen alongside Pacific Edge Hotel. I'm not just talking [yawn] hotel restaurants-- these properties are trying to bring sexy back in the kitchen and dining rooms of properties overdue for change. T ... More >>

  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Amar Santana, Azuna Tequila, and Sustainable Fish Farms!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Naughty Sauce at Noble Ale Works, Our Drink of the Week!

    I pulled into the parking lot of Noble Ale Works recently and thought, "I don't get it... there's not a home game tonight. Why are there so many damn cars in the parking lo... oh, it's Naughty Sauce night." Naughty Sauce, like the Bruery's Black Tuesday, is a controlled-release beer. It comes out on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Russian Immigrant Went From Public Assistance To Drug Dealing In LA, OC

    Anush Davtyan reportedly earned a 1986 medical degree from a Moscow university, but when she immigrated to Southern California she lived on government benefits and shoplifted. You have to give Davtyan, who uses the first name "Lana," credit: she eventually graduated from public assistance and pett ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Adam Ant Isn't a Goody Two Shoes Anymore

    By: Shelley LeopoldAdam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 57, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from years in the music busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    No. 9: Farmers Market Feast at Anais

    Everyone talks about eating more simply, more healthfully. Everyone talks about going to the farmers market and eating more fruits and vegetables. Then they go to restaurants and get fried meat, fried potatoes, fried fried fried, and fruit only in syrup mode.Gross.It's different on Sunday evenings, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    No. 10: Tortilla de Patatas At Ole Spain Delishop

    We love our breakfast morning, noon and night. Hot meals consisting of eggs and potatoes are always welcome, so when we were introduced to one dish in particular, it was love at first bite.Noticed by Niyaz back at number 30, we were pleased by Ole Spain's cuisine. Their tapas and bocatas seem unassu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Pussy Riot Members Sentenced to Two Years for Anti-Putin Punk Prayer!

    See Also:*Mare Is a Rapper Hell-Bent on Equality for Women in Mexico *OC Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Postponed Until Next Summer*Five Feminist Anthems for International Women's Day!Sitting inside a glass enclosure, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich smiled today as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Mariscos El Cholo: Clamming It Up On Sixth and Madero

    One of my father's cardinal rules of life was that the police always eat where there's good food at a good price. New to town? Look to see where the uniforms are eating. It could be a luncheonette in New Jersey with the best Taylor ham, egg and cheese on a hard roll, a little shack in Iowa servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nicki Minaj's New Single Off Her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' is Awesome/Disturbing

    ​Nicki Minaj's video for her new single,"Stupid Hoe" off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (no, not a re-release) hit the internet last Friday. The album, due out next month, will feature one of Minaj's alter egos, Roman Zolanski. Zolanski is a flamboyant gay man who made an appearance on "Rom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2012

    Collaborators

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Snuggles Glenn Beck For Historical Inaccuracies

    Rohrabacher: He wears a pearl necklace.​Ten hours after New Year's Eve, the 110-proof booze must have still have been flowing at the Costa Mesa rental abode of Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's senior career politician.On Sunday at about 11 a.m., Rohrabacher wrote a Twitter post that shamelessly s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    No. 20: Chicken Pie at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

    ProfessorSalt.comChicken pie dinner at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop​This 100 Favorites Dishes feature is all about comfort foods for this writer. Granted, I  include tacos de tripas and fish pho in that category, but it also embraces American classics like chicken pie. In Orange County, old-scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    No. 23: ABC Burger at Peter's Gourmade Grill

    ​When Peter's Gourmade Grill opened last year, they staked a sign into the lawn across the off-ramp of the 55 freeway. The sign steered you toward a gas station, which just happens to host a terrific, if oddball, take-out restaurant.The first thing I ever tried in the early days of the restaurant, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish Goes on Tour After Near-Death Experience with Ruptured Appendix

    Reel Big Fish ​ Reel Big Fish, one of OC's stawarts from the mid-'90s ska phenomenon, have been touring hard lately. They just came back from Europe, are headed to South America in October this year and just kicked off their US summer tour with Streetlight Manifesto in Texas! The band have two mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    JEFF The Brotherhood: A Children's Jazz Odyssey of Super-Frankenstein-Party Music

    Beka Cope​Yes, they're brothers and no, neither is named Jeff. Instead, Jamin (drums) and Jake (guitar / vocals) Orrall of JEFF The Brotherhood picked a name out of thin air to go with the heavy Wipers-guitar-meets-Thin Lizzy-rhythms songs they use to turn punk houses and rock clubs inside out for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Iran Bans 'Foreign' Cooking on TV--But What Does 'Foreign' Mean?

    Flickr user quigibo​The Islamic Republic of Iran has decreed that cooking shows on state television may not promote foreign cuisine and must showcase traditional Iranian food. The ruling, issued by the state broadcasting service, seeks to reduce Western influence in Iran and, according to the gove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Gustavo Drinks Through the Election, Or: Trashing the Dems and Bashing Whitman

    ​Updated throughout the day, with the freshest post on top. Click after the jump for vignettes on Barbara Coe, Loretta Sanchez, Meg Whitman, and Borat!Midnight. Drink of choice: Alka-Seltzer...my pockets hurt. Loretta Sanchez has pulled away by thousands of votes, but we'll wait until the official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    #2. Uni Spaghetti at Cafe Hiro

    Edwin Goei​We're one spot away to the #1 dish on our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Stay tuned for that tomorrow. Then, next week, make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands Thursday, October 14!

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    #3. Smoked Salmon and Eggs at Break of Dawn

    Dave Lieberman​The final installments of our march to the Bridge on the River Calorie are coming your way. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands next Thursday, October 14!

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    #6. The Whole Sha-bang Shrimp at Boiling Crab

    Edwin Goei You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    #13. Fresh Sangak at Wholesome Choice

    Nearly as long as a shopping cart...​You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!Last year, we ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    #14. Strawberry Croissant at Cream Pan

    Edwin Goei​ You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    #16. Tripas Tacos at Taco Pronto

    ProfessorSalt.comGutsy tacos!​ You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!If you're the sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    #18. Deep Fried Fish with Mango Salad at Thai Nakorn

    Edwin GoeiYou'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    #19. Sausage at Sabatino's

    Dave LiebermanJust opening the package will suffuse your senses with the smell of porky perfection.​You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    #22. Kheema Dosa at Dosa Place

    ​Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...Tip for stalkers: I eat lunch at one of three places: Wafu of Japan, TK Burgers, and Dosa Place. And it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    #25. Pecan-Sea Salt Tarts at Old Vine Cafe

    Excuse the night-time shot...​Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...A lot of people don't like the McDonald brothers behind Old Vine Cafe. A lot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    #30. Torta Ahogada at Los Primos

    Dave Lieberman​We are getting closer to the top dishes we think you should try, Orange County. For the complete list, see below; at the end of this countdown, our Best Of Orange County 2010 issue will hit the newsstands.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    #32. Reuben Sandwich at Harry's Deli

    Edwin Goei​We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy! #32. Reuben Sandwich at Harry's DeliThere are many things to love about Harry's Deli.  One of those is owner Harry K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    #34. Chao Chow Rice Noodle Soup at Trieu Chau

    Edwin Goei​ We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy! #34. Chao Chow Rice Noodle Soup at Trieu Chau As of this writing, the weather's probably too hot to eat soup for l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    #35. Ahi Poke at Fish Camp

    Edwin Goei We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy! #35. Ahi Poke at Fish Camp I've had a lot of ahi pokes (pronounced "poh-kay"; not "poke" as in what you do to people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    #36. Flan at Taleo Mexican Grill

    ​Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...Years ago, I deemed the flan as Taleo "the best in the universe," a line that the restaurant includes in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    #40. Tacos de Rajas con Queso at Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

    ​Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...Whenever it's my birthday, I ask dear old mami for one of two dishes to celebrate: asado de boda jerezano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    #41. Odessa Sandwich at Moscow Deli

    Dave Lieberman​Our Best of Orange County is coming out in just a couple of months; in the meantime, here are 100 dishes that we think make dining in OC the happy experience it is.

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Raising Standards

    Sophie Milman

  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    A Star is Bourne (Again)

    Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    'Biggest racist ever' back on Anaheim school board: Last week, the Anaheim Union School District appointed Harald Martin to an open board seat created by the death of Denise Mansfield-Reinking. I managed to obtain the board's top-secret qualifications checklist for Martin: Racist, check. Uneducated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    The Forerunners of Commie Girl

    OnDVD: Reds: 25th Anniversary Edition

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Over the Hedge and Under the Radar

    Mapping todays kiddie-movie landscape

  • Food

    February 16, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in supporting Costa Mesa restaurants

  • Film

    March 17, 2005

    Wet Hankie

    Shona Auerbachs Dear Frankie

  • Columns

    August 5, 2004
  • Culture

    March 13, 2003

    Life In the Airport Lounge

    Where is utopia in 2003? Youre parking on it

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Virtual New Year

    BeatDown 2000 and other ways to celebrate the beginning of the end

  • News

    February 25, 1999
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