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    July 31, 2014

    57. 10-Item Plate at Thuan Kieu Noodle & Grill

    Behold our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! There's one reason--no, scratch that--there are ten reasons to go to Thuan Kieu Noodl ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! We don't have Greek food in Orange County, or not much of it, anyway ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! Story by Moss Perricone It's a burger's responsibility to hold itse ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    No. 82, Taquitos at El Toro Bravo

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! Like most people of non-Mexican ancestry, I've been used to being of ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    No. 84, Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! Wei-Shian isn't obviously a Szechuan restaurant, revealing itself to ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    No. 83, Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! The Donuttery has revamped the classic jelly doughnut in a way so si ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    No. 86, Smoked Trout at Provenance

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! Provenance's house-smoked trout, which was recently transferred from ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    No. 87, Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! There isn't much to San Clemente's Rider's Club Café beyond burgers ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    No. 88, Corn Cheese at Zoomak Asian Bistro

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! Perhaps the most literal foodstuff on Earth, the Korean pub food cal ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    No. 90, Poke at Costco Tustin II

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! Poke is the food I crave as soon as the plane's landing gear hits th ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    No. 89, Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! By Courtney Hamilton Thai curries in their red, yellow, and green v ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    No. 98, Any Special Dinner by Old Vine Cafe's Mark McDonald

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! I'm proud to say that I've eaten at Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa not ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    No. 20: Chicken Pie at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

    ProfessorSalt.comChicken pie dinner at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop​This 100 Favorites Dishes feature is all about comfort foods for this writer. Granted, I  include tacos de tripas and fish pho in that category, but it also embraces American classics like chicken pie. In Orange County, old-scho ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    No. 23: ABC Burger at Peter's Gourmade Grill

    ​When Peter's Gourmade Grill opened last year, they staked a sign into the lawn across the off-ramp of the 55 freeway. The sign steered you toward a gas station, which just happens to host a terrific, if oddball, take-out restaurant.The first thing I ever tried in the early days of the restaurant, ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    No. 54: Pork Souvlaki Plate at Kentro Greek Kitchen

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Kentro Greek Kitchen is the newest addition to downtown Fullerton, a great restaurant that maybe tries a bit too hard to make Hellenic cuisine as hip ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    No. 55: Toum at Sasoon Chicken

    ProfessorSalt.comOooh la la Sasson!​It's the King Midas of Garlic. Though it's not a dish in itself, the Lebanese garlic sauce at Sasoon Chicken turns everything it touches turns into richly garlicky gold. Besides the small cup they provide with your order with your rotisserie chicken, you'll want ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    No. 56: Bacon Hash Dog at Berkeley Dog

    ProfessorSalt.comBacon. Hashbrown. Dog.​Some things sell themselves: sex and bacon, to name two. The most savvy marketers know you just need to whisper those words, or show a well-shot photo, and the mere mention will hook into your brain like a stainless steel gaff-hook.  The less you talk a ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    No. 57: Blueberry Donut at M & M Donuts

    ProfessorSalt.comM&M's blueberry donuts​Every now and then, I'll overhear (accidentally, of course!) a great food tip while I'm eating at a place I love. One day, I'm lulled into a happy trance by the phenomenal nem nuong cuon at Dat Thanh when my ears perk up. One of the owners is raving abou ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    No. 59: Mulitas from Tacos & Mulitas Ruben

    ProfessorSalt.comMulita de suadero at Tacos Ruben​When a restaurant names their business after their specialty, it's a no-brainer that you should order that thing. This time, it's a mulita from the Ruben truck of Santa Ana. The Ruben truck specializes in hand-patted masa, which you should always f ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    No. 60: Pho Ga from Pho Quang Trung

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante, the latest entry.

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    July 19, 2011

    No. 63: Margherita from TJ's Woodfire Pizza

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-trois, the latest entry.

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    July 18, 2011

    No. 64: Macaroon at Disneyland

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-quatre, the latest entry.

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    July 15, 2011

    No. 65: The Sputnik At Rick's Atomic Cafe

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Favorites come in all forms, and this one doesn't contain any beef, chicken, or other animal meat. Yet it is one of the tastiest lunche ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    No. 66: Corn Dog from Disney California Adventure's Corn Dog Castle

    Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.The "Happiest Place on Earth" creates some of the best snacks in Orange County, as far as annual passholders are concerned. Selling approximately 1,000 corn ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    No. 69: Burger (With Duck Confit) at Watermarc

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Trying to agree on a great burger is debatable; everyone has their favorite. That combination of doneness of the patty, preferred condi ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    No. 70: Korokke Pan at Cream Pan

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Cream Pan makes many wondrous things. The strawberry croissant is legendary; but even their plain white bread is divine. The subject of today's po ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    No. 71: Chorizo and Quail Egg on Toast at Sol de Sur

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.It doesn't surprise me that Sol de Sur's Dave Emery hasn't run out of steam. What drives the man is a constant need to challenge himself. Japane ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    No. 74: Fried Cuttlefish at Benley

    Edwin Goei​ Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . You can get a plate of fried squid just about anywhere. But in Benley's rendition ($7.95), simply called fried cuttlefish (though I believe ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    No. 75: Roti at Bangok Taste

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . Thai Nakorn rightfully gets all the praise for local Thai, but I still find myself more often at Bangkok Taste because it offers rarities even Thai Nak ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    No. 76: Wet Burrito at 301 Cafe

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . I just did an interview with KPCC-FM 89.3's Multi-American blog about my coming book on the history of Mexican food in the United States and, of course ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    No. 79: Pork Curry at Miyabi-Tei

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Supposedly, Portuguese missionaries introduced curry to Japan after they picked up the meal in Goa, India--I say "supposedly," because almost all food ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    No. 78: Bánh Tieu at Bánh Mì So 1

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .I'm still of the opinion that Vietnamese pastries don't get enough respect, get lost in the world of bánh mì, pho, and even bún. Bánh Mì So 1, of ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    #80: Fish Pho at Pho Vinh Ky II

    ProfessorSalt.com​Fish pho is an unusual star in the galaxy of Vietnamese noodle soup within Little Saigon. Is it because fish filets are trickier to cook perfectly? Is it because fewer restaurants are willing to commit to keeping the more perishable protein on hand? Whatever the reason, only a fe ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    No. 79: Any Sandwich Made at the Crosby

    The Crosby Cristo, in one of its rare sightings...​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .We here at SaFII make no bones about our love for the Crosby, about our respect for chef Aron Habige ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    #82: Lobster Roll at Lobsta Truck

    ProfessorSalt.comSummertime in Maine. But in So Cal.​Few foods better capture the flavor of the New England shore better than the lobster roll. It's simply steamed, chilled lobster meat in a butter-grilled New England-style split-top roll. Portable, chilled, light-yet-substantial, it's the perfect ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    No. 85: Comida Corrida at Taquería La Raza

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 14, 2011

    No. 88: Chicago Dog at Chicago Harv's

    ​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 7, 2011

    No. 93: Beef Koobideh at Hen House Grill

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .As the name suggests Hen House Grill specializes in chicken, roasted, stewed, ground up and grilled. Go there for those, but at least once, ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Eat Street Visiting Orange County Food Trucks Next Week

    Photo by Das UbergeekDos Chinos about to get even more national exposure!​Facebook is abuzz about Cooking Channel's Eat Street heading to the OC. Per Edwin's article last week, Eat Street is a new show from the Cooking Channel documenting the food truck craze. Destinations covered so far include e ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Dogzilla: Definitely Not Your Typical Wiener

    ​Watching the rise and fall of the luxe-lonchera craze reminds me a lot of watching the ebb and flow of the housing market. When the housing market takes off, condominiums are the last thing to go up in value. When it tanks, condos are the first thing to lose value.While LA is still reveling in do ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Blackmarket Bakery "Cake Open House" This Saturday

    Photo by John Gilhooley​Stopped by the bakery this morning to munch on some carb delights. Found out Rachel Klemek and the gang are scheming something new in their kitchen laboratory.The last open house I attended showcased their love of wine flour. Penne pasta caberneti and nutty noir Cabernet ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Crepes Bonaparte Named One of America's Top 20 Food Trucks by QSR

    One of their beauties...​ This is actually a cool honor: QSR Magazine put Crepes Bonaparte on its list of the top 20 food trucks (really, luxe loncheras because not a single actual lonchera was mentioned).

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    December 3, 2010

    Two Truck Events, Two Days, Two Charities

      Photo by Christopher Victorio​Food truck gatherings happen practically every day, but few usually benefit charities. Those happening today and tomorrow do. Today, a so-called "Gourmet on the Go Food Drive Event" is happening at the OCEA (Orange County Employees Association) office in ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Three Separate Food Truck Gatherings Today

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​Last week, more than most weeks, was a food truck lover's week. I got wind of three events bringing together roaming luxe-loncheras at three separate venues. And all seemed to have gone as planned. Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery tells me that the Saturday thre ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Irvine's Global Village Festival This Weekend

    ​Is it really time for the City of Irvine's Global Village Festival again?  And is it really going to be October in few days?  Why yes, yes it is. And this Saturday, and this Saturday only, on October 2nd, Bill Barber Park will, once again, be the site of the city's we-are-the-wor ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    The Great Food Truck Race: Can Anyone De-throne Nom Nom?

    Courtesy of Food Network​Never underestimate the power of people who've been churned through the Anderson School of Business machine. This week's episode of Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" showed that an ounce of amazing marketing savvy can overcome a pound of unfamiliarity with the pro ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, Part Two

    Photo by Meg Strouse​This week, Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, the gourmet taco company, is on the line with us. You'd think that someone would have started a taco cart with higher-end ingredients before, but they didn't, and OC is lucky to have Soho. (Now get a truck!) If you missed yesterday's inte ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, Part One

    Photo credit: Meg Strouse​You know you're doing it right when Gustavo approves of your tacos (and you're not El Chavito and the two-for-a-buck-plus-pineapple-juice in Huntington Beach). Gabe Zambrano is the head of the kitchen at Soho Taco, a gourmet taco cart that has been eating up Twitter, and ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Blackmarket Bakery To Host Four Food Trucks For Lunch Tomorrow (Friday the 13th)

    Photo by John Gilhooley​Rachel Klemek has always been a friend to OC's new brand of food trucks. Her Blackmarket Bakery in the Skypark Circle section of Irvine plays host to different ones just about every week. But tomorrow is special. Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, she will welcome four food truc ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Vespas Bring Musicians, Global Warming Message to Sutra

    Singer-songwriters Jason Reeves, Brendan James and Amber Rubarth, who today began a two-week ride up the California coast on Vespas to raise awareness of global warming, make a stop at 7 p.m. Friday at Sutra Lounge, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. "It seems like back in the late '60s and early ... More >>

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