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  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    More OC Register Problems: OC Metro Shuttered, Saddleback Problems, and...a Lobster Bake?

    The bad news just keeps coming for the Orange County Register, so much so that we gotta combine items now instead of pacing them out day by day. So on this day's edition of As the Kush Turns, we have the death of OC Metro, embarrassing proof that the Reg no longer has any institutional knowledge lef ... More >>

  • Film

    October 30, 2014
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    October 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Bill Burr, MST3K Crew and Cartoon Mike Tyson Featured Among 5 Small Screen Can't Misses

    I can't speak for you, but here are five things coming to small screens that I don't want to miss.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Brix at the Shore

    When you're totally verklempt and might challish from hunger, it's best to grab your favorite shiksa and do lunch at Brix in Belmont Shore. That's where you'll be greeted with a Soho-wine-bar interior so glossy that it almost subverts a menu that is full of so much New York deli jewishness, you'd th ... More >>

  • Film

    April 17, 2014

    NBFF Forever!

    Your cheat sheet for the Newport Beach Film Festival, from the parties to the flicks about speed-dating geezers

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Inside the Foodie Matrix, Or: Why Food PR People Are Worthless

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! Winter here in the OC may lack the simple charms of a New England one but it does have its advantages. We don't get many snowball ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The Best Places to Drink in Orange County

    In honor of the recent release of our largest issue of the year, Best Of 2013, we present to you a handy guide to the places we deemed the best drinking establishments in Orange County. Best Sports Bar, Best Place to Get Drunk on Rum, Best Cougar's all here folks. Thank us now, curse us dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    PETA Lauds Self-Storage Centers Owner in Newport Beach for Banning Glue Mice Traps

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals often sends out notices shaming those who harm or endanger animals. After an anti-vivisection group came down on Newport Harbor High School students a couple years ago for posting pictures of themselves online messing around with dead cats they'd dissected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Have You Seen Leandra Elizabeth Clark?

    Have you seen Leandra Elizabeth Clark? The 16-year-old left her Irvine home on June 26 after being disciplined by her mother, was last seen by acquaintances in the area of Culver Drive and Scottsdale Road the next day and may now be in New England. She has previously run away from home before "and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Fare Thee Well Sweet, Sweet Bahooka

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    On the Line: Raquel Jubran of the Attic, Part One

    We make no assumptions when meeting a chef -- although we were surprised to learn that the chef who worked at Lasher's (the establishment before the Attic) was the same person we'd be interviewing. Per Raquel, "I get to run with the menu, so I have a lot more creativity." Throw in the fact she's hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Toasted Santa Ale from TAPS Fish House and Brewery, Our Drink of the Week!

    The problem with seasonal drinks is that, well, they're seasonal. Why the hell do you want to taste pumpkin in spring, or get the sting of peppermint come summer? So when I heard that TAPS Fish House released a "Toasted Santa" holiday ale, I wanted to worry.Then again, we're talking about TAPS, Brea ... More >>

  • Food

    December 20, 2012

    Go to Nimroz for an Afghan Holiday

    [Hole In the Wall] This Lake Forest restaurant is lonely, so go give it some love!

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur: Baja's Daily Bread

    One of the many generous concessions to foreign investors during the Porfiriato was a 70-year contract granted to the Compagnie du Boleo to mine copper in the town of Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, from 1885 until their tax exemption ended in 1954. The venture ended in a state of bankruptc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Five Ways to Be An Ugly American in Mexico

    Good news: U.S. tourists are finally starting to return to Baja California. Three friends and I just returned from yet another fantastic weekend doing the "20,000 calories south of the border" tour, and while we adjusted to "Mexican time" and had a grand time lowering our blood pressure, some of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    No. 57, Gudeg at Indo Ranch

    If you're lucky enough to see gudeg at Indo Ranch, one of a handful of OC Indonesian restaurants (and I use that term very lightly here), it will be offered without rice. Indo Ranch's version is close to perfect despite missing the beef rinds in the sambal...that is if you even know what I'm talking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    SLAPFISH: Brick and Mortar Preview

    "We want to change the way people think about and choose their seafood" says SLAPFISH co-owners Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude. "The idea is to get people to eat more seafood, but the right types of seafood, because sustainable tastes better."When we interviewed Andrew for On the Line last summer, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    McDonald's Testing Out Fresh-Baked Items to Compete With Dunkin' Donuts

    ​The Boston Globe has reported that McDonald's has started offering "cheese danish, two kinds of muffins, banana bread and vanilla scones" that are baked on the premises in stores in the New England area.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Ten Great Seafood Restaurants in Orange County

    ​You wouldn't go to a seafood restaurant to only eat the calamari. So why would we populate a list of seafood joints and only stick with the predictable, not to mention expensive, options? So for this list, we've drizzled on a few food trucks, some Asian eateries, a fish and chip shop and a marisc ... More >>

  • Food

    November 17, 2011

    Indo Ranch's Java to Go

    This Lake Forest market isn't a restaurant, but it still celebrates the dishes of Indonesia in to-go containers

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Tustin Avenue's Hidden Chippie

    Dave Lieberman​We're awash in great Vietnamese; Mexican food improves with every opening of a regional Mexican place determined to lift OC out of its carne asada rut; Chinese food has made Irvine, sleepy Irvine, a destination.But English? N . . . n . . . no. A bastion of fine, rough-hewn, stick-to ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 25, 2011

    When Life Hands You Steak Knives

    STAGEStheatre's production of 'Death of a Salesman' shows Arthur Miller's masterpiece is still scarily relevant

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    James P. Marion, OC Superior Court Judge, Dies

    ​Orange County Superior Court Judge James P. Marion, who was assigned to the Central Felony Panel, died Sunday morning at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente. He was 58.Marion, who was educated in New England and served in the U.S Marine Corps, was an Orange County deputy district a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Bruxie: Lobster Waffles for Fourth of July

    "Yo Dawg, I heard you like lobster so I put a lobster on your lobster roll..."​What's a more American dish than lobster and waffles? Actually, lots of things. But that's how the house of Belgian waffles in Old Towne Orange rolls on this Fourth of July. It's Bruxie's take on a lobster roll, only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    #82: Lobster Roll at Lobsta Truck

    ProfessorSalt.comSummertime in Maine. But in So Cal.​Few foods better capture the flavor of the New England shore better than the lobster roll. It's simply steamed, chilled lobster meat in a butter-grilled New England-style split-top roll. Portable, chilled, light-yet-substantial, it's the perfect ... More >>

  • Food

    August 12, 2010


    Huntington Beach's Fish Camp would be beloved by Melville's star

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    Dooney & Bourke, De-Lohanized

    [Trendzilla] Their classic-Americana handbags are back

  • Food

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Warped Tour to Launch in Pomona This Year, Lineup Announced

    For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>

  • Food

    August 2, 2007

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Breaking Into the Upper Crust: New York's Upper Crust Pizza

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    Icey U P

    Over on there's plenty of coverage on the ice storm. If you haven't heard, a massive weather system caused chaos and death from Texas to Illinois, then relocated towards New England. Thousands upon thousands are without power, 36 are already dead, so naturally I'm going to make a snarky edit ... More >>

  • Food

    February 16, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in supporting Costa Mesa restaurants

  • Food

    May 31, 2001

    Insane In the Membrane

    How to cook Santa Monica Seafoods yummy shellfish