Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>
Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm!
Native American Headdresses
These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
Wine pairing is just one of the topics covered in this segment of On the Line. THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon's Michael Rossi also confesses to a little line dancing. Part one is a good read, but we get a better understanding our of subject in today's edition. "Everything that we can do in hou ... More >>
Playground's duck rillettesJason Quinn's new restaurant, Playground, opened a couple of weeks ago on la Cuatro, near the Yost Theatre. Originally conceived as a high-end burger-and-beer bar à la Burger Parlor, Quinn revamped the concept to allow him and his staff a little more creativity in the ... More >>
Blackmarket Bakery FacebookIt's beginning to look a lot like fall at Blackmarket Bakery.Here's our lineup--with a couple extra events for the week ahead! FRIDAYRare Beer Weekend At The Factory What: Drink up--these beers aren't so easy to get your hands on. As part of the final weekend ... More >>
Greg MacGillivrayGreg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman founded MacGillivray Freeman Films in the mid-1960s, and the Laguna Beach-based company has been making large-format films, documentaries on the natural world mostly, ever since.Freeman was tragically killed in a Sierra Nevada helicopter crash in ... More >>
Edwin GoeiThe Place: Opah at Town Center, 26851 Aliso Creek Rd., Ste. C, Aliso Viejo, (949) 360-8822; www.opahrestaurant.com. Opah at the Marketplace, 13122 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (714) 508-8055;www.opahrestaurant.com.
The Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 4-6:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9-11 p.m.
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www.harmonyfestival.comI've been to music festivals in Southern California, in the Midwest, Northern
California and the East Coast, but I had an epiphany at the Harmony Festival in Santa
Rosa (about an hour north of San Francisco) last weekend. There, I realized that for some reason,
NorCal mu ... More >>
Flickr user jcookfisherLast week's storms brought the mountains to life for snowboarders all over Southern California. With well over 14 inches at local spots like Baldy, Mountain High and Bear, people grabbed their boards and headed for higher altitudes. Mammoth Mountain, the southern part of ... More >>
By Nolan HallOffshore Conditions in BajaThe Santa Ana Winds and the hottest weather of the year are already showing up this year, even as early as late August. It brings back memories of last year, coughing and surfing ash-covered waves under dark, smoky skies. Early Santa Anas bring that haunted ... More >>
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 >>
Ted Soqui shot this in Yorba Linda the weekend past. See his amazing slideshow here.
Now that the fires have been contained, heroes have been identified, firefighting techniques have been blasted, causes have been zeroed in on, and our Last Action Hero Governor has likened the disaster to one of th ... More >>