When we initially began compiling our list, it appeared relatively easy. But when we got to talking to others about their love of all things pizza, pasta and marinara, there were so many more places to consider. We're certain your place for that perfect slice is missing from our ranks, so make it ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comTacos & Carnitas SahuayoIt's the time of year again when I select a short list of five favorite restaurants. I love places with a tiny menu, tightly focused on producing one thing or variations on the thing at which they excel. Often, that specialist is an ethnic hole-in-the ... More >>
Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton's long-awaited Newport Beach outpost of their pizza hut finally opens
ProfessorSalt.comJust when you thought Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton's new and much-anticipated OC outpost of their blockbuster Pizzeria Mozza was just settling into things at their Newport Beach address and making friends, there's word that they might get their liquor license taken away by th ... More >>
Flickr user quevedoports This week's recipe goes out to disgraced ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, who began serving a five-and-half-year prison sentence yesterday in the minimum-security federal pen in Littleton, Colorado. Since prison will present Carona so much time and so few outlets for ... More >>
Photo by Todd BarnesWe continue our interview with Chef Shelly, and learn why the peculiar name A Restaurant and Market was chosen. Click here if you missed Part One of her interview.
Photo Courtesy of Macy's Culinary CouncilCat Cora, one of the three big heads you'll see (on gigantic posterboard) when you walk into Macy's Signature Kitchen at Macy's Home Store in South Coast Plaza, is actually going to be there in the flesh, Monday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. to share tips on thr ... More >>
This really is the most exciting thing I've heard in a long time.According to the LA Times' Daily Dish, Mozza is considering expanding its brood into the OC. No word yet on whether we're talking Osteria or Pizzeria or--dare we even think it?--both.
Our fave Stick A Fork In It Blog Posts, from this week:Those of us on a budget had plenty to smile about, with free Roastburgers from Arby's and, at the other end of the scale, an extended $10 posh entrée deal at all three locations of Savannah.Fitting news for spring: Edwin reported that Iron Chef ... More >>
I eat Brussels sprouts precisely once a year. On December 25, to be exact. I know they're good for me, with their fancy schmancy vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, fiber and sinigrin (the last two are believed to protect against colon cancer).But, yet, despite their impressive credentials, I could ta ... More >>
The L.A. Times reports that Nancy Silverton, famed founder of L.A.'s Mozza and La Brea Bakery (now also at Macy's Signature Kitchen at South Coast Plaza, along with Downtown Disney) had her savings wiped out in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.Read it HERE.
Was doing what everyone else was doing last Saturday: shopping. Well, that's not true. I was with someone who was shopping. And it was while I was waiting for her at the shoe department that I noticed this odd sight you see to the left -- a line to get a seat at Nord ... More >>
Orange County's going to be home to a restaurant by an Iron Chef. No, not Batali. No, not Morimoto either. It's Cat Cora -- the lone female Iron Chef. But first, let me clarify that the planned restaurant -- called CCQ for Cat Cora's 'Que -- is actually going to be paired up with Nancy Silverton ... More >>