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    February 17, 2012

    Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground

    Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star

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    September 20, 2011

    No. 18: Pate Chaud at Au Coeur De Paris

    ProfessorSalt.com​Pate chaud is a puff-pastry snack sold at most Vietnamese bakeries and banh mi shops. Nestled in the buttery flakes is a spiced meatball of ground pork or chicken. While many places make an overly-greasy puff pastry, or an insipidly flavored, rubbery-dense meatball, the ones from ... 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 14, 2011

    No. 22: Almond Croissant at Layer Cake Bakery

    ProfessorSalt.comLayer Cake Bakery's almond croissant​Irvine's Layer Cake Bakery and  Westminster's Au Couer de Paris Bakery went toe-to-toe in Battle Almond Croissant, and the Irvine shop happened to win. I felt bad about calling that close race based on the humid weather that caused the oth ... 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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    September 9, 2011

    No. 25: Happy Hour Pho at Pho Thanh Lich

    ​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.Dave, Edwin, Shuji and I are still pretty pho'ed out from our epic Final Pho tournament earlier this year; otherwise, the winning Pho Thanh Lich would've pr ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    No. 26: Longsilog at Manila Groove

    Photo by Das Ubergeek​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.Like the recent entries, any breakfast is grand at this Filipino dive. But I cannot lie: I almost always pick the longsilog.

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    September 7, 2011

    No. 27: Paletas from Nevería Flor de México

    Photo by Todd Barnes​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. My apologies for the spate of entries here that are more a species than an actual entity, but some places perfect a particular genre to ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    No. 29: Cheeseburger at TK Burgers

    ​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 I note here about every third sentence, I'm an Anaheim boy, which means I never experienced TK Burgers until enrolling at Orange Coast College in the lat ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    No. 30: Peanut Butter and Jealousy Burger at Slater's 50/50

    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 the latest entry.

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    August 19, 2011

    No. 40: Nuco Mia at New Duc Huong

    ​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. . . .Boy, was it hot and muggy yesterday. Reminded me of my recent trip to Kentucky and Tennessee (which you'll be hearing about A LOT next week...starting ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    No. 41: Mantu at Chili Chutney

    ​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. . . .Oh, mantu: what can't you do? Afghanistan's contribution to the world of dumplings is one of the best: light, airy, chewy mounds of love "messily hidi ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    No. 45: House Special Pork with Sauteed Kimchi at Koba Tofu 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. . . .This is drinking food at its best. Fatty pork is pressure cooked to tenderness, sliced into magazine-thick, bite-sized squares and kept ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    No. 46: Seared Artichokes With Lemon Aioli at Il Garage

    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. . . .Anything on the antipasti menu at Il Garage that has a leaf icon needs to be ordered. The distinction indicates the item came from the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    No. 47: Green Curry With Pork at Papaya Thai Bistro

    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 far as I'm concerned, Papaya Thai's only purpose is to cook this dish: the green curry. No other thing they make quite meets the hi ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    No. 48: Mongolian Hot Pot at The Red Pot

    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. . . .The Red Pot is an all-you-can-eat for $19.99 Mongolian hot pot joint. AYCE here, more than at any other place, is a license to explore. And ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    No. 49: Beef Roll at 101 Noodle Express

    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. . . .Ask anyone who's been to the 101 Noodle Express locations in LA what to get there and they'll say unequivocally: the beef rolls. It's the s ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    No. 52: Special-Events Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Old Vine 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. . . .Old Vine is always a favorite of mine, and lunchtime usually finds me ordering their quatro formaggi sandwich, a beautiful thing of--yep!--four Italia ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    No. 53: A Big Ol' Plate of Rice With Must-o-Musir at Wholesome Choice

    ​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. . . .Talk about weird: Last year, I gave the Persian buffet at Wholesome Choice the 55th slot on our 100 fave dishes list for 2010. This year, we find a mo ... 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 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 21, 2011

    No. 61: Panuchos from Conde Cakes

    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-et-un, the latest entry.

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    July 20, 2011

    No. 62: Sandwich and Egg Cream from Benjie's

    Dave LiebermanI didn't have any pictures of corned beef or rare roast beef sandwiches, alas...​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-deux, 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 13, 2011

    No. 67: Bacon Fried Rice At The Loft Hawaiian

    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.Before folks began to praise the Lard, bacon was a staple for breakfast. Chewy or crisp, Canadian or candied, more versatile than its s ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    No. 68: Charcuterie and Cheese at SideDoor

    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.When Five Crowns decided to 'convert' their bar into a bonafide gastropub, it was a strategic move that paid off. Ye olde kitchen that ... 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 6, 2011

    No. 72: Fried Brussels Sprouts at 320 Main

    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.320 Main in Seal Beach is beloved for its drinks, and rightly so. But I submit that it should also be appreciated for its food, which is often sol ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    No. 73: G-Style Fries at G Burger

    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.George Makri's G-style fries is a superlative mound of food that has a drive-thru origin but a sit-down pedigree. If it cribs a bit from In-N-Out' ... 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 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 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 9, 2011

    No. 91: Egg Breakfast at Rick's Atomic Kitchen

    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've had egg breakfasts at home, at Denny's, at your local greasy spoon. What Rick Le Blanc of Rick's Atomic Cafe serves starts with the s ... More >>

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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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    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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    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 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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    July 27, 2010

    James Foxall of OC Foodie Fest (and Taco Dawg), Part One

    Photo: Meg StrouseJames Foxall and Virginia Strickland, organizers of the OC Foodie Fest​James "Fox" Foxall is the owner of Taco Dawg and one of the organizers of the upcoming OC Foodie Fest, a gathering of 50 of the new-style food trucks at the Honda Center. He took some time out of his two-job d ... More >>

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