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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[Locals Only] The Samoan singer/songwriter stays true to his legendary roots
"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 >>
Oak Canyon Ranch
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 >>
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 >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The underground MC from Sydney is a cultural melting pot unto herself.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Place: The Counter, 6416 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, (949) 336-7272; www.thecounterburger.com.The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Edwin GoeiName: 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.
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 >>
House of Blues
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The Grove of Anaheim
Didgeridoo Jam Session