This Long Beach restaurant is a reincarnation of the recently defunct McKenna's
Whether or not Lil B is trolling the Internet, doing some sort of satirical performance art, or just having fun rapping about looking like Jesus Christ and Paris Hilton, there's no question that his knack for picking producers borders on mastery. That's mostly because he's managed to find beatsmiths ... More >>
This Huntington Beach restaurant serves small plates with promising, if as-yet unfulfilled, results
Today, Public Enemy member and star of the reality TV series The Flavor of Love is celebrating his birthday. We're posting this to promise Flavor Flav that we'll celebrate it by eating at his newest food venture: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, at 3333 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. On the tak ... More >>
Dana Point Harbor
This Newport Coast eatery introduces great Indian cuisine to the rich folks
LB Lobster Festival website Another season, another Festivus (if it has a Wiki page, does it really exist?) for the rest of us. What is there to celebrate after Labor Day, yet before Oktoberfest? Lobster Fest!. . . at least, according to our friends in the LBC.This weekend-long devotion to the cl ... 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 >>
ProfessorSalt.comSummertime in Maine. But in So Cal.Few foods better capture the flavor of the New England shore better than the lobster roll. It's simply steamed, chilled lobster meat in a butter-grilled New England-style split-top roll. Portable, chilled, light-yet-substantial, it's the perfect ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Dana Point Lobster Fest Last year was the first year of the Dana Point Lobster Fest and evidently it was successful enough that they're doing year two this Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 4 to 9pm at Doheny State Beach.
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.
Lobsta TruckMany luxe loncheras originate in LA and then slowly make their way down the map to OC (hurry--we're hungry!), but here's one that's truly worth the wait. Lobsta Truck announced on Twitter that it's launching an OC truck later this month. Yay!
Aquarium of the Pacific
If, like me, you are allergic to crustaceans and never get to try their yummy goodness, then you may want to pass on this contest. Or, you can just go to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival to watch a bunch of great bands--many of whom are local.John Doe and Exene Cervenka are performing. So ... More >>
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.
IKEAYes, you read that correctly. IKEA, the Swedish purveyor of entry-level furniture to the freshly graduated and recently divorced citizens of the world, is hosting an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil on Friday, August 20, 2010.
Kimberly ValenzuelaAs promised, the co-executive chefs from Antonello Ristorante at South Coast Plaza share with us recipes from their restaurant. Read 'em: two recipes! If you missed it, check out the first part, or the second part of our questionnaire with the twosome. Otherwise...
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. Photo by ... More >>
John BisnarJohn Bisnar, a Newport Beach personal injury attorney (or "trial lawyer" to his conservative talk radio pals), has coined a new disease: "Orange County food poisoning." It's all right there in black-and-white--or whatever the virtual equivalent of black and white is--on the Bisnar/Chase a ... More >>
Remember THIS POST I published last month? It was about Savannah at the Beach (formely Chimayo) offering $10 dinners from March 2-8 in celebration of their so-called 10-year anniversary. Well, right on the heels of that offer expiring, they've decided that they will extend the deal inde ... More >>
Everything that Edwin wrote about Hamamori in South Coast Plaza earlier this year is true--the sushi is creative and stunning (and, quite frankly, worth it), the sashimi a bit pricier but also divine, the entrees decadent. One appetizer he didn't mention, however, were the rock shrimp tempura with a ... More >>
"Crab cakes sounds good. How about that French brie too?" --Then-Sheriff Mike Carona pausing temporarily in August 2007 from plotting how to foil a federal grand jury corruption probe during a meeting at a Newport Beach restaurant with Don Haidl, his onetime assistant sheriff who is secretly wearin ... More >>
The Pelican Grill at the Pelican Hill Resort is the last place I would think of when it comes to Monday Night Football. After all, this is a valet-parking, ocean-views, uniformed-waiter, white-table-cloth kind of establishment, where the customers are the country-club types, not the average Joe Six ... More >>
According to various news reports and this one from ABC News, beginning this week, the USDA is requiring that all food retailers label some foods with their country of origin. The law, called COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) will mandate that the consumer is informed where all "raw beef, veal, lam ... More >>
Just got back from the Long Beach Lobster Fest -- officially titled "The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival," which was a bit odd, as that moniker would seem to signify some competing crustacean frenzy occurring somewhere in the general area. That, or it’s meant to herald a comeback of some sort ... More >>
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