• News

    May 30, 2013

    Growing Up Black In OC

    OC Weekly music editor Nate Jackson on the fights, the questions—and the witty comebacks

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Take 5: Welcome to Anaheim's New Old Dive Bar

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2013

    Fountain Bowl Rolls with Lebowski Fest

    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 >>

  • Food

    January 31, 2013

    The Orange County Beer Trail

    A map to all of our fine craft breweries, liquor stores and pubs pouring the good stuff!

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Old Speckled Hen at The Olde Ship, Our Drink of the Week!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Dave's Top 5 Drinks of 2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    10 Great Breweries in Orange County

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Five Shitty Corporate Ripoffs of Regional Food Favorites

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Walk the Dog with the Silent Comedy: Send Pics of You Doggie and WIN Newcastle Swag!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Save the Date: Walk the Dog Day on Sept. 24

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Cooling Down With Local Beer

    [SUMMER GUIDE] No. 44 of the 100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Classic Q Billiards & Sports Club

    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; 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Tapas and Beer In Rancho Santa Margarita: First Taste

    ProfessorSalt.comGrilled chicken marinated in achiote with pineapple rice​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    What Can Brown Do For You Today? Battle Brown Ale

    Dave Lieberman​After 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Lucille's Smokehouse

    Edwin Goei​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Drunk in the 949: Cismontane Brewing Co.

    Dave Lieberman​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: New use for Mike Carona's head

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Where To Eat Before The 2010 MLB All-Star Game​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Pinback at the Detroit Bar Last Night

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  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Good Chicken Tikka Masala at the Olde Ship, But What the Hell is that "Naan"?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Welcome to the Poorhouse: Put-a-Head-on-It Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    In Honor of BritWeek: My Top 10 British Things

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2008
  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Saloons and Such

    Watering holes, bars, dance halls, houses of ill repute, whiskey, wine, tequila, whiskey, whiskey, beer, whiskey, whiskey & also whiskey

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Atlantic Divide

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Ten bands that werent singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in '06

  • Columns

    January 20, 2005
  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Cuppa Sober-Up

    Stumbling in and out of Harbor House Cafe

  • Music

    April 22, 2004


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  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Movin on Up

    Cooing over Groove Ensembles didgeridoo at Subject Matters kegger

  • Culture

    May 8, 2003

    The Drama Queen

    Insurgo Theater Movements The Rivals

  • Food

    July 11, 2002

    A Wing and a Prayer

    Will Wingnuts fly?

  • Food

    May 2, 2002

    Beer, Beer, Beer

    Anthill Pub, a place to get beer

  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Yorba Linda

    Richard Nixon was bored here

  • Features

    September 27, 2001


    Not full of hot air

  • Features

    May 31, 2001
  • Features

    October 26, 2000
  • Features

    June 1, 2000

    The Future of Beer

    We call it 'urination fermentation'

  • Features

    October 28, 1999