Every Monday, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of European cooking. Today, she regales us with a visit to Peru, where Virgilio Martinez is currently the toast of the country's cooking scene. Enjoy!
How an award-winning documentary about a boy in an Afghan mountain village wound up with a screening date in a Santa Ana art gallery Tuesday evening sounds worthy of a film itself. The movie is The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan, and it's screening as part of an Afghan New Year celebration and fu ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on today's hearing being delayed.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 29, 7:05 A.M.: With temperatures in the triple-digits, Blythe is not the place anyone wants to be right now. But Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Chrisopoulos is scheduled to make the trip t ... More >>
So maybe it isn't a new team, unfamiliar American League pitching and/or since-fired batting coach Mickey Hatcher that are preventing Albert Pujols from hitting out of his $250 million Angels cap.Perhaps it's home cooking--or the lack thereof.
Anton Newcombe is ready to do his interview, but he's not truly ready to do his interview until he reaches back to grab his red aviator sunglasses. Once he's suited up, then we're set, and this Newport Beach native who can trace his family's local history back to the days before farms turned into pa ... More >>
I was in Australia when I walked into a McDonald's for the first time in years. I was desperate. I needed what it can give me. No, not a Big Mac or even a McNugget. I wanted the Wi-Fi. With free Wi-Fi access and locations at just about every other block in the land down under, McDonald's made my ... More >>
Courtney Love caused a teeny stir this week when she raved about the hallucinogenic tea Ayahuasca. Sounding like a frat boy detailing his first blunt, Love shared some of the urban legends surrounding Ayahuasca, namely, that users experience identical visions of a mysterious "Black guy" (Editor ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Unfortunately, The Steelwells will not get to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. The magazine today announced the eight finalists who go on to the next round: Empires, Fictionist, Lelia Broussard, Mod Sun, The Romany Rye, The Sheepdogs, Skyler Stonestreet and Tha Boo ... More >>
Nothing was going to stop Helen Oh from getting married this past Saturday, not even the fact that her hubby-to-be, Samuel Kim, had come down with a lung infection that landed him in the isolation ward of the UCI Medical Center in Orange. Family and friends from Korea and New York had flown in fo ... More >>
I've been overseas for a week, playing string of European festival dates. The fests we've played have been much like Coachella or Bonaroo back in the states; they're three or four day events, have multiple stages, feature bands of all sorts of genres, and are built around camping, imbibing, sunbu ... More >>
Now that all the hype and excitement surrounding the recently announced iPhone 4 has died down a bit, let's take a step back and consider if the new smartphone is worth your time and money. Is it worth it to upgrade from last summer's 3GS model? Is this a good time for first-time users? Here are ... More >>
Oh yeah. That's the drummer from Death Hymn Number 9, pounding away at an especially zombie-filled performance Saturday night at La Cave in Costa Mesa. Chris Victorio was there, and he took fun pics like the above, with more to be seen here. The Colourists and the Studiofix also performed (DJ Oldboy ... More >>