Scott Brandon

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Save the Date: The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival - September 19-21

    When a culinary event celebrates their inaugural run, we want to run in the opposite direction. There will be kinks to work out and temperamental cooking stations to deal with. You just never know what to expect when you have no history to base it on. But after reading the lineup for The Newport Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Five Father's Day Recommendations For This Weekend

    Let's be honest. Sometimes you want someone to do the thinking for you. Instead of browsing ratings or reviews, an emphatic "Go Here" is enough reason to hit up a place. A place with beer, wine and liquor, plus its share of belt-loosening grub. Keep calm and Chive on-- here are five for your conside ... More >>

  • Food

    May 22, 2014

    Fireside Tavern Needs No Reservations

    Costa Mesa Crowne Plaza's newest eatery is a hotel restaurant locals need to discover

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Five Places In OC to Dine for Mother's Day

    Flowers? Check. Glittery card? Check. Reservations for Mother's Day? Good question. Here are a few last minute options for you to ponder. Don't forgot to make reservations! Ways & Means Oyster House - Orange Our recent On the Line subjects will be in the kitchen come Sunday for a full day of holid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    How to Score Tickets to The Big (Grilled) Cheese Competition Next Week!

    Take a talented group of culinary professionals, throw in a selection of OC Baking Company breads, and you've got the inaugural Big Cheese festival and competition being held at Provisions Market. Although it is sold out, we learned of one avenue hungry followers can go down to acquire a coveted pai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Now Open: Fireside In Costa Mesa

    While options are aplenty for meeting or eating in Costa Mesa, finding a space to call your own is tough. The popularity of happy hour specials has a direct correlation to your chances of scoring a spot to rest your drink (or your ass, for that matter). Generally, the dining scene within hotels surr ... More >>

  • Food

    April 4, 2013

    LinX Is Frankly Great

    There's much to love about the Old Towne Orange restaurant's sausage sandwiches

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    First Look: LinX Artisan Sausage

    LinX Artisan Sausage welcomes the public this Thursday, but in the meantime . . . . some food porn! We were some of the first paying customers lined up to taste a limited menu. Scott Brandon, Jared Cook and a nonstop stream of servers, hosts and kitchen crew helped crank out orders last Friday.Of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    This Week In Food: Sandwich Earls, Speckled Hens, and the Cutest Damn Toaster You've Ever Seen

    Thankfully, this week's food blog didn't have any gross stories to tell. I'm still creeped out every time I think of that KFC drumstick, but alas, we must move on. This week showed us some awesome things to look forward to. Let's take a look. Edwin reviewed the new Earl of Sandwich chain in Downtow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    On The Line: Scott Brandon of LinX, Part Two

    There was a moment during our interview when we thought, "Is this guy for real?" Yeah, he's the real deal. A chef who has paid his dues, traveled, and survived enough restaurant drama can finally call a place his own. With a team that includes the talented Jared Cook (formerly of VINE in San Clement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    On The Line: Scott Brandon of LinX, Part One

    Scott Brandon is no stranger to the restaurant scene, but he will be making his Old Towne Orange debut next month, as LinX is ready to rock and roll. Scott made time to answer our burning questionnaire, and well, you've been warned. This chef interview is rated PG-13 for adult language.Your earliest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    LinX Confirms Opening Date In Old Towne Orange

    It's been nine long months since we first discovered Scott Brandon's plans to build a new concept. Not to be confused with another sausage party in Costa Mesa, LinX is about ready for their debut. But before that happens, this former Crow Bar chef not only answered our extensive chef questionnaire, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    On The Line: Dean Kim of OC Baking Company, Part Two

    "I don't consider myself old in any way, but I'm old school now. Even Dee (Nguyen), Mike (Rossi) . . .we're old."One of the best things about interviewing a well-connected baker is the exchange of information. Dean reminds us that the community of chefs is full of friends and customers. Can you beli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    LinX, Artisan Sausage and Belgian Frites Shop, to Open in Old Towne Orange

    While researching an upcoming interview, we learned of a farm-to-table concept moving into the neighborhood this summer. Scott Brandon, known most recently for his work at Crow Bar Kitchen, plans to launch his next venture in Old Town Orange. Originally located at a historic space, Brandon's newer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Dessert of the Week: S'mores Sundae at The Crow Bar

    ‚ÄčThe Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona Del Mar has reinterpreted s'mores, a staple of any campfire, by taking the graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, and creating a sundae. The Crow Bar's S'mores Sundae, our Dessert of the Week, has all of the essential ingredients, but chef Scott Bra ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 20, 2007


    'All credibility has just gone down the drain'