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    March 17, 2014

    San Diego's Donut Bar To Open in Fountain Valley

    Fountain Valley recently welcomed Afters, a new dessert shop that stuffed ice cream into its donuts. By comparison, the new Donut Bar, with its maple bacon topped donuts is old hat. This new donut shop is officially titled Orange County's Donut Bar--the original is called San Diego's Donut Bar.

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    March 4, 2014

    On the Line: Thomas Trevethan of VUE Restaurant, Part Two

    The day before we met up with Chef Trevethan, he threw two birthday parties for his children. One was a sleepover, and he spent the morning cooking an elaborate breakfast for his daughter and her friends. It was one of the few instances where Thomas felt overwhelmed. But he powered through, despite ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Tijuana Panthers

    Glass House

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    October 10, 2013

    Sydney Dance Company

    Barclay Theatre

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    September 27, 2013

    Title Fight - The Glasshouse - 9/26/13

    Last night, the floor of the Glasshouse floor was packed. Pushed tight up against the stage, crowd surfers climbed over, jumped on, and smashed into one another. For one hour, Pennsylvania punk rockers Title Fight put on an amazing performance. The set included older songs like "Symmetry" and "No On ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Touche Amore Tell Us Why They'll Never Play Warped Tour

    Looking into the hardcore punk landscape today, if you're an outsider, things tend to get a little confusing. Touche Amore is a post-hardcore band that is changing what it means and sounds like to be a punk band, combing elements of '90s screamo and post-hardcore with an intense work ethic and never ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Could You Survive On $1.50 Per Day? A Bunch of People Tried It for a Week, and Here's What Happened

    A buck fifty. Less than the price of an energy bar, it is the amount that 1.4 billion people in the world must live on each day. They are the ones who fall below the "extreme poverty" line, a sum set by the World Bank. Makes you kind of feel like an asshat for Instagramming a picture of your $4 St ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    'I Love Poke' Hawaiian Food Festival Returns To OC!

    Back in 2011, we ate our way through aisles and aisles of fresh poke, creatively prepared by local chefs. Poke with mango sorbet, poke with habanero sauce, poke with wasabi avocado mousse, poke with soy truffle vinaigrette, spam poke, tofu poke and salmon poke. It was glorious.

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    March 26, 2013

    Greg Long, OC Weekly People Issue Star, Wins Big Wave World Tour Crown

    Greg Long, the San Clemente big wave rider who recently starred in OC Weekly's inaugural People Issue, has been crowned the winner in this year's Big Wave World Tour contest. The event, now in its fourth year, was cancelled after just three of five rounds (in Todos Santos, Baja California and P ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    On The Line: Chris Sarkissian of Medii Kitchen, Part Two

    Most of the time, we have follow-up questions with our chef subjects so they can elaborate on some of their shorter responses. This was not one of those instances. Read our interview with Chris Sarkissian of Medii Kitchen, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . . When you're not in the kitchen, what ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins - Gibson Amphitheater - October 14, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins Gibson Amphitheater October 14, 2012 This crazy month of good concerts(better known as Rocktober) kept chugging along last weekend as  the Smashing Pumpkins filled up the Gibson Amphitheater for a blistering performance. Blessing us with sonic offerings old and new, this is t ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    The Big Island Sound of Tini Grey

    [Locals Only] The Samoan singer/songwriter stays true to his legendary roots

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    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    "It's like we're in the '90s," says Fingerprints' manager Dustin Rodriguez said when I phoned in for their top 5. Anyone else ready to relive the best decade in recent history? (Yeah, I said it. And I'm right.) The dream of the '90s is alive at Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in 
Long Beach, (562) ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    Not a G'Day Down Under: Marmite Shortage Strikes New Zealand

    ​ 2011 was a great year for earthquakes. Not only did they manage to get the world to rethink nuclear power (something Greenpeace has failed to do since...well, ever) but now they've started to rid the world of Marmite, that off-putting yeast spread our cousins across the pond and down under seem ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    On the Line: Chris Kim of Rolling Sushi Van, Part Two

    ​Our sushi entrepreneur continues rolling out answers as we learn more about Chris Kim's biggest influence, as well as how honey factors into a perfect dish. His no-nonsense interview begins in part one. If you're curious about his recommended dishes, stick around tomorrow for some langostino.Hard ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'The Invisible Empire' by Beatnik

    ​BeatnikThe Invisible EmpireEcovox RecordsA little out of our usual coverage here given that Beatnik are over the hills in Corona (rather than Corona Del Mar, say), but given the continuing Occupy protests -- accompanied with various articles and comments about 'where is the music or anthem of ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Hobbit Feet, 'Sting,' Gimli's Battle-Axe, a Ringwraith Costume and Other Things You'll See at the 'Lord of the Rings' in Concert

    ​If the final, seemingly seven-hour long installment of the behemoth film franchise wasn't enough to quench your thirst for the ring (or put you to sleep), Lord of the Rings In Concert has got you covered.  The Fellowship of the Ring (movie 1) is touring the country in 2011 (f ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Maya Jupiter Brings Latino Flavor From Down Under

    The underground MC from Sydney is a cultural melting pot unto herself.

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    October 6, 2011

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Wiltern

    ​Smashing PumpkinsOctober 6th, 2011The WilternClick here to see more photos.When bands kick off a tour they are often rusty and display jitters of nervousness. Smashing Pumpkins displayed neither of those traits as they ignited the Wiltern with a two hour twenty-one song set ripe with deep cuts, f ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Miami Horror

    Detroit Bar

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    September 1, 2011

    Mexican Food Now Big in India!

    Photo by Das UbergeekWhat is a burrito if not a chapati wrapped around tandoori chicken?​We all know that tacos are big in Sweden, that fish tacos have been big in Australia for nearly 40 years now, that Mexican restaurants are across Europe and even Japan.Now comes word from India that Mexican fo ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    "It's a Small World" Could Have Been Much More Annoying

    ​This year marks the 45th anniversary of Disneyland's "It's a Small World." The ride--which originally had a working title of "Children of the World" (and Walt himself only ever referred to as "the happiest cruise that ever sailed")--debuted in the park on May 28, 1966.Ever since then, the ride's ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Gout Increasing in the United States As Americans Getting Fatter than Ever

    ​Gout was historically known as the disease of kings blah blah blah--you know, because they ate so much and did so little (although it must be said the only reason Henry VIII became husky was because of an injury he suffered--for a truly chubby, shiftless bon vivant, you have to look to the French ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Drunk After Work: The Counter

    ​The Place: The Counter, 6416 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, (949) 336-7272; Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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    July 8, 2011

    Xzibit Says Planking is Racist

    ​Sure planking (especially by celebrities) is a really stupid craze, but racist? That's what rapper/actor Xzibit says. Yesterday, after he said, "Planking is the dumbest shit ever," he tweeted, "Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it's not funny. Educate yours ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Report: Pasta the Most Popular Dish in the World

    ​Grand, overarching summations derived from research papers must always be viewed skeptically, but the global organization Oxfam is well-regarded for its research, and its only real agenda is feeding folks, something they've been working on since the 1940s. They know a bit about global food trends ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Most Epic Beer Commercial Ever

     You had us at the Knight Rider theme song.   The TV spot for Australia's Hahn Beer was directed by Tom Kuntz, known for his award-winning campaigns for Old Spice and Skittles.Now, take us to this superbrewery!Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on&nbs ... More >>

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    May 7, 2011

    [UPDATE: Brazilian Takeover Complete; Gudauskus Second] World's Best Surfers Descend on Trestles--Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe Brazilians will be celebrating Pupo's (yellow jersey) win tonight.​​UPDATE, MAY 7, 9:28 P.M.: In the end, Tanner Gudauskas couldn't be perfect. He was the only surfer left holding back the utter domination by the Brazilians. He held on until there were just minutes t ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    New Zealand Blogger Paints Larry Agran Red

    ​A New Zealand libertarian blogger who has compiled an online list of socialist politicians in the U.S. ("Red Reps" as he calls 'em) has at No. 6 Irvine City Councilman Larry Agran.And, no, this is not another April Fools joke.

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    February 24, 2011

    Rhys Darby

    Irvine Improv

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 2, 2011

    Are Headliners Kings of Leon Going to Cancel Their Appearance at Coachella?

    ​The countdown has begun: 72 more days until Coachella. But, as CNN reported yesterday, drummer Nathan Followhill of Kings of Leon tore the bicep on his right arm. The group were forced to cancel a handful of March dates in Australia and South Africa. As you probably know, Kings of Leon are a head ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Broadcast Singer Trish Keenan Dies From Pneumonia

    ​We lost another great musician today. Warp Records (the band's label) announced that lead singer Trish Keenan of British electronic-pop band Broadcast has died from pneumonia-related complications this morning. Her manager, Martin Spoke, announced, "She had been in Australia and had stayed on to ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: Vegemite

    Edwin Goei​Name: Vegemite Origin: Australia Found at: Cost Plus, Santa Ana Cost: $6.99 Ingredients: Yeast Extract (From Yeast Grown on Barley), Salt, Mineral Salt (508), Malt Exact (Frm Barley), Colour (150c), Flavors, Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate.

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    October 19, 2010

    3hree Things: Essential Rainy Day Albums

    ​Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Apparently, we're in for an uncharacteristically damp and gloomy week in Orange County. I can ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010


    House of Blues

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    April 23, 2010

    Director's Own Words: Clive Neeson of "Last Paradise"

    Aaaaaannnd . . . ACTION!​"I'm told what sets this film apart is being able to tell the whole story with crisp original footage. That was because I began filming it in the '60s as a kid, when the world was a very different place. I conceived the script then and focused my filming on things that I s ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    "Last Paradise" Director Clive Neeson's Outback Stake Out

    Smile for the camera.​"Going to Extremes to Get the Shot" looks at filmmakers who hiked through mountains, hung out of helicopters and waded in shark-infested waters for their action-sports movies playing at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday and continues through April ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 29, 2010

    OC Catholic Sex-Abuse Survivor Visits Guam to Give its Pedo-Priests Hell

    Wonder if Brownie sent any pedo-priests out here...​This past Saturday, after traveling for nearly 24 hours nonstop, Joelle Casteix finally returned home after a week of giving pedophile priests and their apologists hell. The setting wasn't her usual stomping grounds outside any Diocese of Orange ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    She & Him 'Vol. 2' Streaming, Lady Gaga Collapses, Hold Steady Album Art, Allmans Still rock

    She & Him Volume Two streaming on NPR!Too much for Lady Gaga? Singer/spectacle collapses on stage in New Zealand. Check out the artsy, raised-hand album cover for the Hold Steady release Heaven is Whenever due out May 3.The Allman Brothers remain only "jam band" worth a damn. 

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    July 30, 2009

    Reel Big Fish, English Beat

    The Grove of Anaheim

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    July 2, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Blowing Up

    Didgeridoo Jam Session

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