Quail Hill

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Eat This Now: Crispy Pork Belly At Lucca Cafe

    Mona Shah-Anderson​When one thinks about the phrases "small plates" or "bar snacks", we visualize some simplistic dishes, like mixed nuts or maybe yakitori skewers. But Lucca Cafee ain't your normal tapas.Located in a strip mall just off the 405, Lucca elevates the utilitarian Quail Hill plaza wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The District in Tustin Loses 3 Restaurants

    Edwin Goei​I noticed in walking around The District in Tustin last week how deserted the place was. No, not the Costco part or the part where Target and Whole Foods continue to snarl up traffic; but the area around the theater. After the failure of Borders and Chaparosa Grill a few months ago, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Irvine Gets Three New Pho Shops

    Edwin Goei​At my count, Irvine has about eight pho/Vietnamese restaurants. Before long, this number will increase to 11, with new entrants La Pho in Quail Hill, Pho Saigon Pearl at Diamond Jamboree, and Pho So 1 in Westpark.La Pho and Pho Saigon Pearl are already open; Pho So 1 plans to debut soon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Reason No. 247 Not to Trust a Man in a Pony-Tail: He Touches Little Girls Inappropriately in Irvine

    ​That kid from The Wire who was too much of a pussy to be a gangsta has been annoying little girls in Irvine. Well, at least that's who the person depicted in this composite drawing looks like to me. He's described as black, age 20-26, 6 foot, 180-190 lbs. with a muscular build, brown eyes and bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    O Fine Japanese Cuisine to Open Second Sushi Bar in Irvine

    Edwin Goei​Last time I was at O Fine Japanese Cuisine in Laguna Beach, our server asked me where I drove from. Irvine, I said. She brightened at that statement and told me that pretty soon, there'd be a O Fine Japanese Cuisine in Irvine, too.  "Where will it be?" I asked. When she said Quail ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010

    The Real Squatters of OC

    Can you really just show up at a multimillion-dollar Newport Coast home and move in without buying it or paying rent? Apparently, yes

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    On the Line: Cathy Pavlos of Lucca Café

    Enthusiasm and authenticity are the bywords at Lucca, the Quail Hill café/deli/wine bar run by Cathy and her husband Elliott. The couple both trained in architecture before turning to the restaurant trade--and we're glad they made the move. We grilled Cathy with our usual set of questions.1.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008
  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Features

    June 5, 2003

    Don Brens Phallus Complex

    Billionaire Builders Disregard for Family Planning Evident in His Bedroom and Developments

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Over the Hill

    Quail Hill exposes Agrans migration from no-growth to pro-growth

  • Columns

    October 15, 1998
  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Knock 'Em Down

    Our 15 favorite places OC developers have missed