Ever wait until the last second to buy candy to give out at Halloween? Gone are the convenient sacks with the Twix, the Kit-Kats, the Snickers, the Milky Ways, the M&Ms... all the stuff kids go for first. No, you're stuck with the second tier, with its Mounds and Almond Joys and Butterfingers, o ... More >>
In some ways, OC punk/pop band Dodge Dart has been around forever. And in others, they haven't. That's because the group has taken a few, shall we say, hiatuses, during its career. These lapses in activity aren't due to the usual inter-band fightings or the guitarist devoting himself to yoga. Nope, ... More >>
Meeting Justin Shea at a busy coffeehouse one morning, I thought for a split second he would kick my ass if our interview wasn't to his liking. But he reminded me of a friend I knew, a sort of gentle giant. Of course, there begs the question: What does an Newport Beach native know about island cu ... More >>
Dave LiebermanWe're awash in great Vietnamese; Mexican food improves with every opening of a regional Mexican place determined to lift OC out of its carne asada rut; Chinese food has made Irvine, sleepy Irvine, a destination.But English? N . . . n . . . no. A bastion of fine, rough-hewn, stick-to ... More >>
Edwin GoeiWould you rather not give out boring old Snickers and M&M's this year? You want to be the special house on the block that has stuff that no one else dares give away? Here are some unusual candies and treats we dug out from our blog's long-dead Wacky Snacks featurette, most of ... More >>
Flickr user zapstratosphereThe story of Anthony Ward is relatively known at this point--the British fund manager whose manipulation and domination of the world's cocoa bean market have earned him the nickname "Choc Finger." It's his thirst for cash that can drive up or crash cocoa prices, which i ... More >>
[Locals Only] Homegrown metallers play back-to-back shows at Alex's Bar and the House of Blues
Eat me, not a Snickers!It's not enough that hard-working folks fund food stamps for the jobless in Orange County.Our government officials also feel the need to supplement that spending with additional expenses.How so?
Kimberly ValenzuelaToday we continue with part two of our interview with Harry Kho, owner and "Executive Sandwich Creationist" of Harry's Deli in Irvine. Missed the first part of our interview? Click here. Otherwise, read on.
baskinrobbins.comWe were just innocently perusing BaskinRobbins.com for more info on the aforementioned 31-Cent Scoop Night when we came across the above image. Yep, that's DJ Pauly D of MTV Jersey Shore "fame," trying to get you to buy a soft serve ice cream--with mix-ins, hilarious!--at B ... More >>
Edwin GoeiAs I was waiting to pay for my Borders book purchases at The District in Tustin, guess what I saw at the checkout line? Not Snickers. Not M&M's. Pocky!
Katherine Lou It's hard to go wrong with deep fried potatoes. Hell, it's hard to go wrong with deep fried anything (except Snickers bars.. that's just gross). But some places just do it better than others. How do they do it? With three kinds of dipping sauce and enough garlic to melt your face of ... More >>
Edwin Goei Name: Bug Factor Arackneggz Candy Origin: Candy Made In USA; Toy Made in China Found at: 99-Cent-Only Store, Cypress Cost: $0.99
Donley: Her creations make See's taste like a shower matIf the reward for running full speed, shoulder-first into a wall was a lifetime supply of C Salt Gourmet's pistachio-and-cherry-spiked chocolate, I'd do it. But Courtney Dudman Donley, the O.C. native and Long Beach resident behind the compa ... More >>
Hi, it's Vince. No, I'm not going to try to dump 389 ShamWows on you for $19.95. Today I have something far more absorbent--or is that pronounced exorbitant? Whatever. It's the Orange County Fairgrounds, which the state of California has officially put up for sale. Are you getting this, came ... More >>
The Orange County Fair, which in the past has served us bloomin' onions, smoking brisket, fried Spam, fried avocados, deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried cupcakes, deep-fried Snickers bars, deep-fried White Castle burgers, chili-cheese fries, pulled-pork sandwiches . . . pardon me a second: PADDLES! CLEAR! ... More >>
Dana’s Idea of Sacrifice: Ex-Dana Rohrabacher aide Erik Prince and other Blackwater USA corporate officials have been dodging congressional questions about their private army’s alleged corruption, including killing innocent, unarmed Iraqi citizens. Mainstream news accounts thoroughly detail the ... More >>
Almusal of Champions
Yesterday, with little or no warning, LAPD officers attacked unarmed Fox News personnel as well as men, women, children and the elderly gathered peacefully in Los Angeles--during the May 1 immigration rallies. Women? Children? Elderly? And Fox News personnel? We can guess that those cops rarely ... More >>
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