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  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Wendlandt Brewery, Ensenada B.C.- The Baja Craft Beer Scene Looks to the International Market

    There are a couple of problems with Mexican craft beer at the moment: 1) It's difficult to find bars that have a selection beyond a few brands. 2) Many are talking about how great the beer is without telling you much about the beers(how do they taste?), and there's a lack of discernment among the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Red Robin Undergoes Brand Makeover in Tustin: Separate Zones for Adults and Kiddies?

    It's Saturday night, and we're in the burbs. After viewing the wait outside BJ's (and realizing we could do better than Hooters), our trio agreed to Red Robin across the way. We spotted an unusual flaming logo, but thought nothing of it.While the Tustin Marketplace location shut down last year, migr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Insane List Of Breweries Coming To OC Brew Ha This Saturday

    Prepare your livers now. OC Brew Ha Ha, one of the greatest craft beer events in Southern California, is coming to Oak Canyon Private Park near Irvine Lake this Saturday. (Check out our photos from last year!) The latest brewery list has just been released and it's massive.  

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Weekend Guide: BBQ, Beer and a Chef Throwdown

    Orange County BBQ BonanzaBabyyyyy, baby back ribs [barbecue sauce] at the Orange County BBQ Bonanza. ​You're busy people. Let us plan your weekend for you. Happy eating! TODAYOrange County BBQ Bonanza What: BBQ ribs, pulled pork, tri-tip, sausages. And maybe some Handi Wipes. The four- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Morton's The Steakhouse

    ​ The Place: Morton's The Steakhouse, locations in Santa Ana and Anaheim.The Hours: Mon.-Fri., 4:30-6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to close. Santa Ana also has the same hours on Sunday.The Deal: $5 beers; $6.50 wines; $7.50 Mortinis and cocktails. Bar bites ranging from $6 to $7. Anaheim lists bar bite de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Tapas and Beer In Rancho Santa Margarita: First Taste

    ProfessorSalt.comGrilled chicken marinated in achiote with pineapple rice​If you thought I meant Papas and Beer, that south-of-the-border mega-bar, calm down. This is Tapas and Beer, a new restaurant that seeks to fuse a small-plate concept with a neighborhood sports bar.And the place looks like a ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Ws China Bistro

    Edwin GoeiThe Place: Ws China Bistro, 17585 Harvard Ave. Suite A., Irvine, CA 92614, (949) 757-1588; The Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Monday-Friday 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday 4 p.m.-9 p.m. The Deal: $3-$6 appetizers. $8 entrees. $4 beer. $4 wine. $5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: New use for Mike Carona's head

    ​Sunday's local news highlights include:Wearing out the delete buttonRon Campbell, a Register investigative reporter who specializes in computer-assisted reporting, launched the first part of his four-part Sunday series on immigration and the California economy. Grab your magnifying glasses, becau ... More >>

  • Food

    July 22, 2010

    Your Essential OC Happy Hour Guide

    Where to go for the best deals and drinks

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    This Week in Food

    bsx @ flickr.comSam Adams Utopias 2009​50 Cent gets his draws in a bunch when Taco Bell "asks" him to change his name to "70 Cent" to promote its new low-priced menu items.Is Tustin's Total Wine & More having a ghost problem? Then what's Dan Aykroyd doing there?Do breakfast at Huntington Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Sam Adams "Utopias 2009" Released at 27% ABV

    bsx @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0​As reported today by the OC Weekly's sister publication, Phoenix New Times, Boston Brewing Company, the makers of Sam Adams, have released their biennial Utopias beer. The beer, a barrel-aged strong ale that came out at a whopping 54 proof, is sold in 24-ounce copp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Welcome to the Poorhouse: Put-a-Head-on-It Edition

    One thing I do miss about my life before the soul-crushing debt, round the clock collector calls and general feeling of numb is my nightly Newcastle. Ironically, it was around the time my financial house was falling down that I noticed the price of six packs, across the board, going up. Actually, th ... More >>

  • Food

    September 23, 2004

    Chug! Hug! Chug!

    Making friends and beer at Brewbakers

  • Columns

    September 12, 2002
  • Food

    December 13, 2001

    Will You Marris Me?

    A find just off the 405

  • Music

    October 4, 2001
  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Unknown

    August 24, 2000