Another year, another Decadence, and what an event it was: Over 40 Orange County vendors set up their table cloths, heat lamps and tiny plastic plates for approximately 2,000 guests this past weekend at our 11th annual food festival. For all you crazy cats who missed the feasting, the slideshow will ... More >>
Our 2014 Decadence party will be here before you know it - and we still have tickets available! Yet we think it best to give you a little preview of what this year's food ball has to offer...
Seems like Brazil just can't win against Mexico lately. First, the ran up against great wall of Ochoa, and now they can't even prank people correctly. A Brazilian reporter took the streets earlier this week to try to prank some Mexican soccer fans into eating some obscenely hot salsa. The only prob ... More >>
Acai Republic, a tiny, one-counter Tustin Brazilian juice bar flanked by a small movie theater and an MMA gym, serves the kind of food that Orange County needs during the cruel Southern Californian Winters. How else are people supposed to deal with the bright sun and mid-70s temperatures without chi ... More >>
Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she interviews Toshiro Konishi, one of Peru's most famous chefs. Enjoy!
Molotov may not be Jägers, but they are definitely "meisters" (masters) when it comes to their music. Since 1995, the quartet from Mexico City has raised desmadre everywhere they go. From Buenos Aires Argentina to Moscow Russia, Molotov captivates the crowds with songs filled of controversy, satire ... More >>
Renzo's A Taste of Peru was beloved by its cult, but its location stank. The storefront might as well be hidden under a rock. Most who come to the parking lot where it stood until it closed suddenly last year ignore it for the food court which anchors the plaza.
Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she regales us with a dispatch from Mesamerica 2013, one of the world's premier chef conferences. Enjoy!
This week's chef/husband/father looks back on his employment that inspired The Slummin' Gourmet. We also learn about the (soon-to-be) newest addition to the TSG family. Read our interview with Tony Lu of The Slummin' Gourmet, Part One. And now, on to Part Two . . . What did you do prior to runni ... More >>
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!
WHERE MY LATINOS AT?! Wednesday night, they were being celebrated for their recent achievements in cinema at Newport Beach Film Festival's Latino Showcase through three spotlight films from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at the Lido, Triangle, and Big Newport theaters, respectively. While I wish I coul ... More >>
Greg Long, the San Clemente big wave rider who recently starred in OC Weekly's inaugural People Issue, has been crowned the winner in this year's Big Wave World Tour contest. The event, now in its fourth year, was cancelled after just three of five rounds (in Todos Santos, Baja California and P ... More >>
Coffee addicts may long for a java IV-drip but there is now proof that this is a very bad idea. A student nurse in Brazil has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter after accidentally injecting a patient with coffee instead of IV fluid. The patient, 80-year-old Palmerina Pires Ribeiro, died ... More >>
A couple of chairs flipped right side up in the middle of a gutted dining space. That is how we roll with Chef Gonzalez in his unfinished room, also known as Phase Two in the grand scheme of things at Roe in Belmont Shore. Thanks to some dedicated parking spots, we start our session on time and with ... More >>
The food-obsessed stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan had a great line once about food delivery. He said, "Delivery is really a combination of two of my favorite activities: eating, and not moving."People of the same mindset might soon have not just pizza and Chinese food but Whoppers they don't have ... More >>
Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux debuted her video "Shock" yesterday to audiences across the globe. The song is the lead single off of Tijoux's forthcoming sophomore album La Bala, which features collaborations with Jorge Drexler and Cuban rappers Los Aldeanos and is due for release on January 31. The ... More >>
On site in Santiago filming a new music video for 'La Vitrola' While Southern California has been slugging through an often humid summer full of music events and festivals, singer-songwriter Pilar Díaz has been chillin' in Chile as inverted seasons make the country a winter wonderland. Hard at ... More >>
¡Co-lom-BIA!Celebration of Colombia's Independence Day officially kicked off ten days early on Sunday at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim with the Festival Colombiano O.C. The day-long event featured food & drink stands, gift booths, musical stylings, and more sombreros volteados than you could s ... More >>
Grand, overarching summations derived from research papers must always be viewed skeptically, but the global organization Oxfam is well-regarded for its research, and its only real agenda is feeding folks, something they've been working on since the 1940s. They know a bit about global food trends ... More >>
Surfer Renzo Macchiavello creates Incan favorites in Irvine
The Brazilian new rave combo is back in SoCal looking for 'something crazy'—and Double-Doubles
The Glass House
Flickr user neoliminalStarbucks' original logo: Perhaps the most-graphic American corporate example of vagina-as-sweet-food EVERYa gotta love Latinos. Even though we share the same language (except for those retrograde Brazilians and pinche indios), regional variations lead to more than a few sni ... More >>
Courtesy of Nacional Records Chile, the longest and thinnest country in our hemisphere, has culturally gifted the world in literature, poetry and music. After all, it is the land of Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda and Violeta Parra. For the past couple of decades in Chile, the legacy of artful lan ... More >>
The tango is one of Latin America's most sensual and enduring contributions to the world of art. Tango Buenos Aires will bring their dramatic-yet-sophisticated brand of Argentinean dance to the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa this Saturday. "The Fire and Passion of Tango" features intri ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Colombian Cuisine at Mitzi's Kountry Kitchen in Laguna Hills reintroduces the hearty South American cuisine to OC stomachs
Michelle Woo There's one major tragedy in traveling to Argentina. You'll probably never be able to fully enjoy American steak again. I just returned from my two-week honeymoon and despite the country's stunning scenery, insane nightlife and raging political culture, when anyone asks me abou ... More >>
Take a look at the photo and try to figure out exactly what it has to do with the headline. A clue, then the answer, after the jump!
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPerry FarrellSay you were going to be in Santiago, Chile on April 2 and 3 next year. That would mean you'd be able to go to the first ever Lollapalooza held abroad!Throughout its history Lollapalooza has toured the country many times, but this is a first. Mastermind Perr ... More >>
Edwin GoeiName: D'Onofrio Pezi Duri Lucuma Ice Cream Origin: Peru Found at: Aji Limon, Buena Park Cost: $10 Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Milk Whey, Lucuma Flour, Milk Protein, Skimmed Milk, Glucose, Emulsifiers (Mono and diglycerides, Guar Gum, Garrofin Gum, Carragee ... More >>
foxrc.comRemember True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island? I wrote about it back in January. Well, the projected Spring 2010 opening date has come and gone, but this week, there was a press release that the restaurant--which touts itself as "celebrating high quality, locally-sourced ingredients ... More >>
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Many, many books get delivered to the Weekly. Some of them are likely Very Important Books that Very Serious Thinkers would spend much time mulling over. But some of them are little escapist gems of chick lit, my own frothy, guilty pleasure. I've been scooping up books from the receptionist's office ... More >>
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