If there was any doubt that Irvine has more Taiwanese eateries than any other OC city, here's one more drop in the bowl...of niu rou mian, that is. Yes, the weirdly named M Cow Restaurant serves the beef noodle soup that is more popular than pho here in the Land of Bren.
Dino Ferraro's French/Italian/Spanish/Moroccan menu would be oddball anywhere but Beach Boulevard
This is no April Fool's gag, but the joke's on Anaheimers: Three-time city councilwoman Lucille Kring successfully campaigned last year as an 'independent' politician. "I have...no special interest support," she told working-class Latinos at an Anna Drive candidate forum last October. "I always say ... More >>
Despite the departure of restaurants in Laguna Beach this past year (The Royal Hawaiian, The Cottage, French 75 and now Katsuya), the third annual A La Carte event hasn't skipped a beat. The four-day celebration begins this Thursday with kick-off dinners galore. There are events and specials through ... More >>
It's been three months since we broke the news that the Orange County Register was hiring award-winning food critic Brad A. Johnson, and about a month since he started doing restaurant reviews for the Reg. SO...how's he doing? Not bad--not bad at all, actually. He's everything we'd say he'd be, for ... More >>
Why are they still covering up an April outbreak of E. coli at a local restaurant?
Former Filling Station owners John Hughes and Hyun-Sook (Juliette) Chung take over where Pascal Olhats left off
When you've got a resort view like that from your dining room, life should be pretty mellow, right? Yet David Man became a tad nervous when I hit the record button. He had nothing to worry about, though. Once we started exchanging Bay Area stories about our favorite ramen in Burlingame, I knew he wa ... More >>
Oh, look, this year's edition of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants", sponsored by San Pellegrino and its subsidiary Acqua Panna, has come out. Cue the precious online debates and the bored yawns from the rest of the world.Ranked lists of the best anything are patent bollocks: they necessarily reflec ... More >>
One of our favorite posts here is Guess Where?, where we put up photos of where we eat and ask ustedes to, well, guess where we eat. Doesn't get the most blog hits, but always awesome to see who knows their food and reward folks with small prizes.The great thing about the feature is that all sort ... More >>
Flickr user jakrapongIt's practically a reflex. The moment a friend suggests that we check out a new restaurant, at least one person in the group has already pulled out her smartphone and logged onto Yelp, searching what's nearby and has the most stars. Anything in the red or orange warrants a fu ... More >>
Chef Jason Petrie reflects on his passion for food as the conversation turns to Pinot Provence's upcoming spring menu (including new desserts!). You'll also find out the recipe he's so proud of, which he's sharing with us tomorrow. For more on Jason, part one is just a link away.Hardest lesson yo ... More >>
This Costa Mesa restaurant is great for pre-theater meals, just stick to its regular menus
Amar Santana's new restaurant in Laguna Beach would make Charlie Palmer proud
The concept has spearheaded the revival of downtown Fullerton. But will it work in Zooport?
Courtesy of Roy's...It was 98 F'in degrees out last week. Welcome to "autumn." There's no chilly nip in the air, no smell of fallen leaves, no sense of the coming snowboard season. On a day like this, my thoughts don't turn to spiced cider and pumpkin pie. I'm thinking of sitting under the shade ... More >>
Photo by Todd Barnes Today we continue our Q&A with Gabe Gordon, chef and owner of Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Stay tuned for a recipe from our chef tomorrow. If you missed the first part, click here. What show would you pitch to the Food Network? I don't really watch the Food Network, so ... More >>
East Village Arts District
The Place: Dave and Buster's at the Block, 20 The City Dr. West, Orange; (714) 769-1515. Second location at Irvine Spectrum, 71 Fortune Dr. Irvine; (949) 727-0555.The Hours: 4:30-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.The Deal: 50% off all cocktails; beer and wine speci ... More >>
Flickr user othermaciej under Creative CommonsWhy is it so hard to find properly written menus? Some are too concise and offer no details; others can't shut up. Below are twelve helpful hints for people doing menu writing.
Seeing as I'd dissed Zimzala's management before even setting foot in the place, I thought it fair to actually check it out (anonymously, of course). I'm glad I did.The setting--within HB's groovy new Shorebreak Hotel--is unlike many other hotel restaurants. This is a destination restaurant, with a ... More >>
No, not that one. I'm talking about Champagne. Or, rather, the lack of it. Picture it: Cedar Creek Inn, Brea, Valentine's Day dinner. I was already mentally black-marking the restaurant for informing me just the day before, when confirming the reservation, that there was a "strict two-hour table tim ... More >>
Long Beach Lobster Festival
Old Vine Dinner
Takashi Abe’s new izakaya does Japanese pub fare right
Food critic Jonathan Gold of our sister paper LA Weekly has won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, it was announced today. The Pulitzer Board noted Gold's "zestful, wide ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater." The two other excellent nominees were both from the L ... More >>
Mozambique in Laguna Beach is great once you pass the birds
Two grand ways to eat at Kappo Suzumaru
Riding the delicious waves of White Horses churning menu
Our salacious savant seeks vintage erotica and miso-seared ahi in historic Fullerton
If this is hell, where do I sign, Mr. Wilhelm?
Stephen Lemons downs dunkel at San Juan Capistranos Cafe Mozart
Japanese cuisine cut five ways
How I learned to really love food
Godzilla vs. Red Pearl Kitchen
This aint the fat boy in the checkered trousers
Theyve got Rosines Mediterranean Rotisserie & Grill
Mother India insists you eat seconds
French dining with Art Davis