OC Weekly music editor Nate Jackson on the fights, the questions—and the witty comebacks
[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our bold scribe Dave Lieberman takes over for web editor Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby ... More >>
After wading through a nearly full parking lot of cars, some--according to their plate frames--from as far away Valencia, Riverside and, yes, Kentucky, which is where Lebowski Fest started 12 years ago (Louisville, to be exact), your intrepid reporter tonight ran into Barry Asher, the "master bo ... More >>
A map to all of our fine craft breweries, liquor stores and pubs pouring the good stuff!
I hate English pubs. No, that's a lie; I love Englisih pubs. I hate what Americans think English pubs are. My fellow countrymen all seem to think a pub is a sort of hobbit house with alcohol: dank, dark, places with tons of little dark cubbies to hide in, waitstaff who learned their British accents ... More >>
This year, we're going to publish our top drinks as well as our top restaurants, and I already know where the bone of contention will lie with my list; not all of these are cocktails. I don't want to put up something that may have rotated out of availability, since the best cocktails in Orange Count ... More >>
San Diego? Oh, please. La naranja is where it's at these days for beer. We've got the space, we've got quasi-libertarian city governments who would love nothing more than to bring in business, and we've got three million thirsty people and easy access to Los Angeles. Here are ten of the best.
ProfessorSalt.comWhat real bagels should look like You know what bugs me about chain restaurants? It's the way they co-opt the names of distant regional foods and market their shitty versions as the real thing to people in a different part of the world who don't know any different and grow up thi ... More >>
Here are a few things you need to know about the inaugural "Walk the Dog Day" event on Saturday hosted by OC Weekly and Newcastle Brown Ale.1. DRINK ALL THE BEER YOU CAN: Newcastle Brown Ale (affectionately called the "Dog" in the UK because "walking the dog" is a British drinking excuse) will be ... More >>
What does the term "walking the dog" mean, you ask? It originates from the North East of England, where people refers to Newcastle Brown Ale as "Dog" because people would often use the saying, "Going to walk the dog" to grab a pint at the local pub. So next week, OC Weekly's Heard Mentality and ... More >>
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If you throw a chicken strip, we guarantee it'll hit a pool table.The Place: The Classic Q, 4250 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, (949) 261-9458; www.theclassicq.com.The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.The Deal: 25 percent off all appetizers, $5 for select appetizers, $4.50 for house ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comGrilled chicken marinated in achiote with pineapple riceIf you thought I meant Papas and Beer, that south-of-the-border mega-bar, calm down. This is Tapas and Beer, a new restaurant that seeks to fuse a small-plate concept with a neighborhood sports bar.And the place looks like a ... More >>
Dave LiebermanAfter confessing in an earlier article that I am a dévoté of Newcastle; I repeated it on my Facebook page, and there was this moment of palpable, stunned silence, followed by a stream of suggestions both common and esoteric. Since I am never one to turn down an opportunity to drin ... More >>
Edwin GoeiThe Place: Lucille's Smokehouse, 2550 Park Ave.,, Tustin, (714) 259-1227. Also available at its other locations; check Lucille's website for addresses. The Hours: 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 p.m.-close all week. Available in the bar only The Deal: Appetizers from $1.95 ... More >>
Dave LiebermanThere aren't many reasons to go to Rancho Santa Margarita when you're a food blogger. It's nice to head to the Pavilions on Antonio Parkway to see the orange trophy wives shopping in their terry-cloth yoga pants, and of course Pane e Vino and Rice and Spice (our best Thai this year) ... More >>
Sunday's local news highlights include:Wearing out the delete buttonRon Campbell, a Register investigative reporter who specializes in computer-assisted reporting, launched the first part of his four-part Sunday series on immigration and the California economy. Grab your magnifying glasses, becau ... More >>
MLB.comIf you've been reading along with OC Weekly recently, you'll remember that we reviewed the eats both inside and outside the stadium where a certain important baseball game will be played tomorrow.If you can't handle the idea of overpaying for stadium food, here are some additional suggesti ... More >>
The chicken tikka masala at the Olde Ship in SanTana? Two moist, slightly grilled chicken skewers coated with a thick tikka masala sauce. On top of a large mound of succulent jasmine rice with peas. Ramekins of a curry sauce that worked this time and yogurt more sour cream than raita. As good as you ... More >>
One thing I do miss about my life before the soul-crushing debt, round the clock collector calls and general feeling of numb is my nightly Newcastle. Ironically, it was around the time my financial house was falling down that I noticed the price of six packs, across the board, going up. Actually, th ... More >>
BritWeek sounds smashing. It naturally makes one think about all the local reminders of Great Britain. Never having been to England (something that's scheduled to change very soon), these evoke memories of that jolly old land.1. Westminster. There's a city by that name sandwiched between Huntington ... More >>
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WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Ten bands that werent singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in '06
Stumbling in and out of Harbor House Cafe
Insert Freudian reference about Revolvers gestation here
Cooing over Groove Ensembles didgeridoo at Subject Matters kegger
Insurgo Theater Movements The Rivals
Will Wingnuts fly?
Anthill Pub, a place to get beer
Richard Nixon was bored here
Not full of hot air
A film by Jim Washburn
We call it 'urination fermentation'