That snapper you just ate? Chances are it wasn't snapper. According to a study just released by the non-profit advocacy group Oceana, in 34 samples they tested from sushi bars, restaurants, and markets in LA and OC, none of them were actually snapper.
You wouldn't go to a seafood restaurant to only eat the calamari. So why would we populate a list of seafood joints and only stick with the predictable, not to mention expensive, options? So for this list, we've drizzled on a few food trucks, some Asian eateries, a fish and chip shop and a marisc ... More >>
Dave LiebermanOne of the best things about writing about food in Orange County is the discovery of something great in a really out-of-the-way place. If you'd asked me what there was to eat in Yorba Linda, I'd have stammered something about the Wild Artichoke and are you sure you can't get to Plac ... More >>
Bear Flag Fish Company, the seafood purveyor/restaurant established in 2007 in Newport Beach, has announced that they're opening their second store in Crystal Cove Promenade, which is also kind of in Newport Beach.
Featured there will be the same items the original serves, including sashimi, smo ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraAs we conclude our series with seasoned chef Renzo Macchiavello, he leaves us with a parting recipe of seafood. Ideal for the summer days and nights, it's refreshing, yet packs some heat...maybe to make you sweat (because sweating is the body's way of cooling off, right?). For ... More >>
"Yo Dawg, I heard you like lobster so I put a lobster on your lobster roll..."What's a more American dish than lobster and waffles? Actually, lots of
things. But that's how the house of Belgian waffles in Old Towne Orange
rolls on this Fourth of July. It's Bruxie's take on a lobster roll, only ... More >>
The Lobsta Truck's lobster roll with mayoFor a long time, Orange County was a wasteland where no lobster rolls dared come. We saw Guy Fieri shoving toasted split-top buns full of succulent sea-cucaracha meat into his pointy blond head, and some of us who spent summers in Atlantic Canada or New En ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraOur last installment of On The Line with Chef Gonzalez finds him cooking some seasonal seafood. The addition of fresh peas and corn make for a bright dish, both in color and flavor. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out parts one and two of our interview.
Christopher VictorioIf you finish your dinner, you can have a small large piece of carrot cake.On the line this week is Pete Lehmar of Gladstone's first OC-area location. If you missed the interview, click here and here, then continue on for this week's chef's recipe.
Chef-owner Delia Snyder of Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach graciously provided us with her recipe for crab cakes. Crab cakes and a tall, cold, fruity rum drink: aloha in restaurant form! If you missed the interview portion of the program, you can find it here and here.
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, I got an unsolicited e-mail from a PR person working for South Coast Plaza's restaurants. This time, there's finally some information I'd want to share with you: the special Valentine's menus for just about every eatery at SCP.
So if you were thinking of one of SC ... More >>