You've read enough of these intros from the rest of the gang, so let's just get to my list of five favorite drinks, shall we?
Irvine Spectrum is proving, yet again, to be the last frontier for chains that have made it everywhere else. In the past we've seen Cucina Enoteca, a branch of Tracy Borkum's Urban Kitchen Group based out of San Diego; Wood Ranch Grill, a BBQ chain with 14 stores that started in Moorpark; and Paul M ... More >>
William J. Ferry, a former stock broker and investment adviser, was convicted Tuesday for his part in a scam promising investors extremely high yields from a cut of humanitarian funds for relief from disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which smacked New Orleans seven years ago today. Among those th ... More >>
The Paul behind Paul Martin's American Bistro is the same as the "P" in P.F. Chang's. He is Paul Fleming, the restaurateur who first struck gold with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse. Instead of mass-marketed Chinese food or steak, the angle for this newest venture is localvore cuisine, but truth is, it s ... More >>
Being the (relatively) new kid on the blog, I over-thought what I should include in my top five. All I really had to do was think about the places I'd already revisited without hesitation, and the answers were right there. Also, I've interviewed all but one, and getting to know the people behind ... More >>
Why yes, that is Vincent Van Gogh's Stary Night made out of salts and spices. Read all about this masterpiece and others in this week's edition of highlights from the blog.
Photo by Meranda CarterWe got to watch Brian work on the line as we wrapped up our interview. Grilling and plating with a critical eye, this dish has comfort food written all over it. For more storytelling, capture the free Wi-Fi at Paul Martin's as you go over parts one and two.Paul Martin's Mar ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterSupporting and sourcing local growers is important to Paul Martin's; and when we asked Brian Bennett about some of the purveyors they utilize, we received a comprehensive list of every food-related vendor they work with! Learn more about his passion for food, and find out h ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterOne of the visionaries behind Paul Martin's, Brian Bennett teamed up with Paul Fleming in selecting local purveyors and perfecting the sustainable menu at their ideal neighborhood restaurant. With a personality as grand as his Tommy Bahama shirt collection, Bennett shares q ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Lee Healy Marketing CommunicationsFresh salmon, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, chilled quinoa & bulgar wheat saladWe had the opportunity to explore Paul Martin's (American Grill) Orange County debut at the Irvine Spectrum yesterday. All hands were on deck for final preparations: s ... More >>
Open! open! open!The second of Spectrum's four new eateries is days away from unlocking its doors. Wood Ranch BBQ led the charge at the beginning of the month next door to Ruby's. Remaining are Paul Martin's American Bistro and CUCINA Enoteca, both working to welcome guests as early as Thanksgivi ... More >>
Did you know A.C. Slater from Saved By the Bell has a cookbook? Yes, Extra host Mario Lopez recently debuted a cooking tome called Extra Lean Family -- and what's more is it's not even his first cookbook. Lopez will appear at the Irvine Spectrum under the Giant Wheel on Thursday, Oct. 6 from ... More >>
Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed
Paul Fleming, the man behind Fleming's Steakhouse and the P.F. in P.F. Chang's has plans to open the first O.C. location of Paul Martin's American Bistro. Though one wonders why he didn't just call it "Paul Fleming's American Bistro", his landlords, The Irvine Company, said yesterday in their pr ... More >>
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