• Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Another Year, Another Decadence: An Overview

    Another year, another Decadence, and what an event it was: Over 40 Orange County vendors set up their table cloths, heat lamps and tiny plastic plates for approximately 2,000 guests this past weekend at our 11th annual food festival. For all you crazy cats who missed the feasting, the slideshow will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Sneak Peek at Decadence 2014 Vendors!

    Our 2014 Decadence party will be here before you know it - and we still have tickets available! Yet we think it best to give you a little preview of what this year's food ball has to offer...

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Coachella's Best Parties

    A road map to the best festival parties, and how to get in (or not)!

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    EDM vs the Beat Scene: A Fun, Illustrated Guide

    By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep. See also: *Moon Rocks: The Best High on Earth *What the Hell Is Trap Music (and Why Is Dubstep Invo ... More >>

  • Food

    June 28, 2012

    Sit Like a Shogun at Honda-Ya

    The Tustin haunt brings its formidable brand and izakaya food to Fullerton

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Six Ways to Maximize Your Bar Dollar

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender Dave Mau tends bar at Memphis at the Santora and hosts Dinner with Dave, where he treats drinkers to free meals as the night progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every Wednesday morning to a ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Win Tickets To OC Weekly's Summer Carnivale This Saturday!

    Have you picked up OC Weekly's annual Summer Guide yet? It's on newsstands now. In it are all sorts of awesome food stories that fit our "Barely Legal" theme, from a guide to making your own absinthe to an inside look at OC's top-secret Hidden Dinner eat-easys.For us Weeklings, the issue marks the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    10 Great Japanese Restaurants in Orange County

    ​For this list of Japanese restaurants, we intentionally left out the sushi bars, because, well, we already did that list. We also shut out the ramen joints, teppanyakis, and yakinikus because, well, we still want to do those lists. But you can certainly have ramen and sushi, even a Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Drunk After Work: Gyu-Kaku

    Flickr user drustarUnpictured, really cheap beer.​ The Place:Gyu-Kaku, 14181 Newport Ave., Tustin. (714) 731-1719.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Ramen Yamadaya Coming to Costa Mesa!

    ProfessorSalt.comKotteri ramen at Yamadaya​When I heard the news, it was like Christmas in October. Yamadaya, the renowned LA ramen shop, will open store No. 3 in Orange County in late November. There are plans afoot to open a fourth location in Westwood in December, maybe in time for actual Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Ra Sushi

    Edwin GoeiOnly Saturdays at 3 p.m. is it this empty.​The Place: Ra Sushi, 2401 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782;(714) 566-1700. The Hours: Mon.-Sat., 3-7 p.m. The Deal: $2 hot sake. $3 domestic beers. $4 well drinks, Corona, Sapporo, Stella Artois, and Tsingtao. $5 Kirin, Le Terre Chardonnay, Le Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Asian Tapas

    Edwin Goei​The Place: Asian Tapas, 6380 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, (949) 651-8999; The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The Deal: All 16 ounce draft beers and domestic beers are $2.00 each, and all 16 ounce imported beers are $3.00 each. Prices on shochu and sake range bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Chomp Sushi

    Dave Lieberman​The Place: Chomp Rockin' Sushi and Teppan Grills, 181 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton; (714) 738-3511; The Hours: Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. The Deal: $3 beer specials, sushi and food specials.

  • Food

    October 14, 2010

    No Sushi, No Problem at Izakaya Meijiya

    Another (delectable) attempt to make a small-plates Japanese eating-and-drinking concept work in OC

  • 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 13, 2010

    #20. Hakata Ramen at Shin Sen Gumi

    ProfessorSalt.comNot the ramen from your college days​Just as New York, Chicago, Naples, and Rome have evolved their distinct styles of pizza, different parts of Japan have regional styles of ramen, distinguished primarily by their soups. Did you know Orange County has adopted its own ramen style?

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Japon: El Original Cacahuate Estilo Japonés

    Edwin Goei​Name: Japon: El Original Cacahuate estilo Japonés (The original Japanese-style peanut) Origin: Mexico Found at: Superior Grocers, Buena Park Cost: 4 bags for $1 Ingredients: Selected Peanuts, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Water, Iodized Salt, Brown Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy, Hydrolyzed Soy P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Sagami

    Edwin Goei​The Place: Sagami, 3850 Barranca Pkwy. Ste B., Irvine, CA 92606, (949) 857-8030 . The Hours: Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The Deal: Sapporo on tap for 50% off ($1.88 for a frosty mug). Hot sake, also 50% off. $4.95 sushi rolls (Rainbow, Spicy Yellowtail, Salmon Skin, or S ... More >>

  • Food

    September 17, 2009
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    November 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Read Sheriff Carona's indictment here

    This morning, the Weekly stood with folks from the LAT, ABC7, NBC4 and other media outlets outside the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, waiting with bated breath and loaded cameras for the man of the hour—Sheriff Michael S. Carona (R-Indicted)—to make his walk of shame. Alas, ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The Chuck Wagon

    Steakhouses, mess halls, eateries, barbecues, fine-dining establishments, & gratuitous & thematically inconsistent Tolkien references

  • Food

    September 14, 2006
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    May 25, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

  • Food

    July 14, 2005
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    July 25, 2002
  • Food

    November 1, 2001

    Sushi Master in Training

    Lessons from Wasabi & Sushi

  • Food

    September 28, 2000


    No-frills thrills at Osaka

  • Food

    October 21, 1999

    The Land of the Rising Beer

    And thats why were here

  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food, Part 2

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!