Is the recession over yet? Is it safe to spend major coin on food and wine festivals now? Because if it is, there's the Laguna Beach Uncorked! event happening on Saturday, March 10, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on the Festival
of Arts grounds, which might be worth the splurge.The general admission is a ... More >>
December's biggest debut was Irvine's new Mitsuwa, which constituted an uptick in the number of Asian markets by one and Asian restaurants by four, the latter in a food court the size of a studio apartment. In closures, the most cursed restaurant location in Tustin claimed one more victim, er, te ... More >>
http://mozambiqueperiperi.com/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.
Photo by JB Mozambique, the South African staple of Laguna Beach, is bringing its peri peri chile-spiced chicken and shrimp dishes to a fast-casual concept in Newport Beach. It will use the Mozambique name and the aforementioned chile as a subtitle. Reader JB gave us the scoop, as well as these p ... More >>
Flickr user ILRICattle from Mozambique--how many more immigrant cattle will come? Earlier this week, Foreign Policy published a somewhat tongue-in-cheek essay in which the author argued that the United States treats foreign cattle better than it does immigrants. According to the piece, the U ... More >>
Flickr user jlastrasThis being Valentine's Day week and all, it was only inevitable that many of our stories would fall on the--how do you say it?--steamy side. But there was more to the world of food, of course--highlights after the jump!
Decisions, decisions....One Christmas, we received a gift card for Mozambique in Laguna Beach, that South African fine-dining restaurant/reggae bar that old-timers still remember as the original Tortilla Flats. We enjoyed the dinner, but I usually don't give the place much thought--and then I acc ... More >>
If we're not inundated with food-truck events, there's always some restaurant week happening somewhere. We're in the midst of Irvine's Restaurant Week. But yesterday, OC Restaurant Week, arguably one of the most successful in our realm, announced its line up for this year, and it's a nice ro ... More >>
Flickr User L.RicharzNot looking forward to the impenetrable traffic jumble and the lines at Knott's Scary Farm? Not keen on getting your kid strung out on HFCS? Here's a round-up of Halloween happenings from a few OC restaurants that are doing something special this week and beyoooooond! Cue ... More >>
The headline is self-evident, but let's repeat the pregunta anyway. From reader Lance:I was in South Africa during the [FIFA World] Cup and fell in love with biltong. Is there any restaurant I can get them in around here? Or just South African food in general?Biltong, of course, is the delicious, ... More >>
The OC Restaurant Association came out with their final list of participants for the 2010 OC Restaurant Week taking place February 28th - March 6th.
As it seems they signed on virtually every restaurant in existence, perhaps an easier thing to do would be to list who's NOT participating.  ... More >>
Eat, drink and be merry! Happy Hour Week runs from this Sunday, April 12, to Saturday, April 18, with more than 60 local restaurants, bars, breweries and pubs offering drinks and appetizers at "very happy" prices all day, as well as prix fixe happy hour menus. Teetotalers needn't miss out, however: ... More >>
Toys For Tots show with Social Task; Loogie; Craic Haus, Friday at 8 p.m.Free entry into this Christmas concert requires bringing a toy. For the tots. Surf City Saloon, 18528 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA; 714-963-7744Oreo Divas, Friday at 8:45 p.m.Soul, funk and R&B divas take the stage.Moz ... More >>
UFC fight featuring Koscheck vs. Yoshida, 9 p.m.Who doesn't love a good fight?Chronic Cantina, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA
80's Wednesdays, 5 p.m.Blonde, Sex Pistols and Prince... Who could ask for anything more?Mozambique, 1740 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA; 949-715-7100
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Catwalk Fashion Show, 9 p.m.
Fashion Event & Laguna Artwalk After-Party featuring Stella & Upside Down.
1740 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA
Animal Magnetism, 12 p.m. - close
Not just Pandas stuck to your fridge.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N. Sycamo ... More >>
The Night Shift, Friday 11 p.m.
1800 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA
Ray Bush & the BBC Jazz Band, Friday 8 p.m.
Jazz things up.
THE OLDE SHIP PUB & RESTAURANT
1120 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA
Team Tough Titties Breast Cancer Fundrasier, Saturday 9 p.m.
Cocktail ... More >>
“Crazed in May: Creativity and Madness”, 8 p.m.
Music by Michael Ubaldini, "The Rock N' Roll Poet"
Alta Coffee House
506 31st St. Newport Beach, CA
Book Publishing 1-2-3, 6:30 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the three major steps of the publishing process and find out who h ... More >>