Sorry, ladies and germ: I really wanted to do as thorough a Game of Burgers first-round review as possible, but the news side of my life has occupied the past couple of days. Instead of being completely thoughtful, I'll try to be succinct, and offer my thoughts.One thing I do want to explain: the ov ... More >>
After we finished our Final Pho tournament last year in which Edwin, Dave, Shuji, and I subjected ourselves to weeks of pho to determine which was the best in Orange County (Pho Thanh Lich, come on down!), I figured we should do tournos for all the beloved entrees of Orange County. And I figured we ... More >>
It's rare that Donald Bren's empire will give you something for nothing...and this isn't one of those times; but the free Circus Vargas tickets The Irvine Spectrum is offering (with purchase) is more than I would usually expect from Bren & Co. So here it is: if you're going to spend $80 at one o ... More >>
It's Best Of time . . . you have your dead-tree copies, right? No? Go get one . . . we'll be here when you get back.Unfortunately, whoever was supposed to tabulate the Reader's Choice poll this year into one easy-to-read guide must have had a huge hangover because it's nowhere to be found online- ... 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 >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 27, 4:09 P.M.: Newport Beach officials were scheduled today to remove 200 to 300 dead squid that washed up on Little Corona Beach Friday.That will hopefully remove the death stench, too.The city had hoped the tides would return the Humboldt jumbos to the sea from which they came, b ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 12:08 P.M.: Despite that rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania last week, Brit T. Mark Allison reached Coney Island just after 2 a.m. this morning to complete a 3,100-mile charity run that began May 1 in Huntington Beach.He only missed his goal by two hours of reaching the fabled ... More >>
Photo by JC VeraSol de Sur's Dave Emery Here we go. San Juan Capistrano joins, well, just about every other city on the Restaurant Week bandwagon. But a deal's a deal.Spurred by the city's Chamber of Commerce, this week (from May 16-22) about twenty San Juan Capistrano restaurants will offer a sp ... More >>
JC VeraI was driving up from San Clemente, passing San Juan Capistrano, when I looked up and saw birds, a flock of them, and I swore they looked like swallows. They turned out to be seagulls (I'm not exactly National Audubon Society material), but it did remind me that the Mission's big event is ... More >>
Anyone who's spent any time in Southern California knows the above logo, the icon of the Ruby's Diner chain, that OC brand that has managed to stay good despite spreading nationwide. But they have yet to reach Tennessee, so imagine my surprise when I was flipping through channels in Nashville and ... More >>
About six weeks ago, Edwin announced that there would be a Restaurant Week for kids in June. Details were sketchy, and they still are, but the initial list of participating restaurants has been posted to the event's website.
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--a day late and many dollars short of paying off the creditors who won't stop calling!
Top photos courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department
A BOZO NO-NO: Here's the original suspect description Crime Time received for the Oct. ... More >>
Flickr user Ben Dayhoe"Someday My Café Will Come"This week's awesome Flickr Photo of the Week showing a before and after of Downtown Santa Ana is brought to us by user Ben Dayhoe (hee). Here's his photo description: "My first attempt at the "Looking into the Past" series. You are looking at the ... More >>
Bandwagon? What bandwagon?
Not to be outdone by the Newport Beach Restaurant Week that just passed and the Orange County Restaurant Week that is still to come, a few restauranteurs from SJC are holding a single event called "Taste of San Juan" tomorrow, Wednesday February 18th at ... More >>