Earlier this month, Moxley told us the fabulous tale of one Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma, a former CVS pharmacist whom the feds accused of raising money for Al Qaeda. Using the name "Cindy Palmer," Mihalik sent a couple of thousand to folks in Pakistan who wanted to harm American soldiers--she ple ... More >>
India and Pakistan might be right next to each other on a map, but it's not often you see them listed together on a sign for a Long Beach restaurant, much less a small, Himilayan-salt obsessed one tucked away in a storefront just off Pine Avenue and Third Street. Originally lured into the Kabob Curr ... More >>
Learning about a subject's interests outside of the kitchen always interests us. When Alfred Prasad isn't traversing between his Michelin-starred London flagship and his outpost in Newport, Alfred keeps active with tennis, sketching and exploring local neighborhoods with his wife. When we bring the ... More >>
If you've got a foodie family that won't scoff at anything other than white-meat roast turkey, gravy and mashed potaters, let us suggest this exotic Thanksgiving option. For the 16th year, Irvine's Clay Oven Cuisine of India is selling its famed tandoori turkey. It's available now for pre-order and ... More >>
Taste of India seems to be a catch-all name for West Coast Indian restaurants, like what Ray's is to New York pizza. But unlike all the Ray's that finally came together to form one franchise chain, the Long Beach Taste of India--a tiny corner storefront across from the Willow Blue Line station--rema ... More >>
Clay Oven has played host to a few pop-up restaurants recently, usually with cutesy names ("Play Oven" for the Jason Quinn pop-up), but tonight's "Clay Birds" seems like an obvious match: the ladies from Seabirds will be teaming up with Chef Geeta Bansal to cook two seatings' worth of Indian-inspire ... More >>
This seems destined for a trivia question some day. "Where in the world does McDonald's have an all-vegetarian restaurant?"
The answer would be India.
The company has announced that it will open a pair of restaurants -- one in the city of Amritsar and another in the town of Katra -- whi ... More >>
What a shame the county line lies where it does; the best Indian restaurants in SoCal lie just five minutes from Buena Park, La Palma and Cypress, yet they're in Artesia, squarely in Squid Ink territory. Damn. Still, we have some good contenders, from Afghan to Southern Indian; it's just a tragedy t ... More >>
The medical doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden--only to be left hung out to dry in Pakistan--is getting an assist from an unlikely source: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. The Costa Mesa Republican--who blames most societal ills on illegal immigration and vomits a little in his own m ... More >>
Orange County, for all its Republican, meat-and-potatoes reputation, has a fantastic array of vegetarian restaurants; not just vegetarian, but vegan, and from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. We have little patience with hippy-dippy vegetarian places that skimp on flavor in order to emphasize ... More >>
Ah, Pakistan, that U.S. . . . ahem . . . ally with the homegrown terrorists trying to blow up American soldiers and citizens abroad. Let's us keep those special friends in mind while checking out this: Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma has been indicted on federal charges of providing material suppo ... More >>
Talk about a timely lunchtime topic: "Transgender Rights in Unlikely Places: The Case of Pakistan" will be discussed at Chapman University hot on the high heels of the Pakistani Supreme Court ordering the government to register transgender citizens as voters.The country's 80,000-strong transgende ... More >>
Not to be outdone by the blindingly fast Chinese cake-shop lady, we bring you India's answer to food-service workers with their own flair for their jobs.
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In a Pakistan television interview over the weekend, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said, "If fighting starts between Pakistan and the U.S., we are beside
Pakistan. . . . If Pakistan is attacked and the people of Pakistan need
Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."The comments ... More >>
As India's middle class grows, so does their waistlines, says a fascinating article on News24 and other outlets. The culprit according to the article? McDonald's and KFC of course. The fast food giants, along with their kin Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, are said to be making inroads there and they're ... More >>
Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden is dead and American drone attacks along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border have supposedly decimated Al Qeada's leadership. But despite repeated rumors of his demise (and in one case, capture) neither American nor Pakistani anti-terrorist ... More >>
Photo by Das UbergeekWhat is a burrito if not a chapati wrapped around tandoori chicken?We all know that tacos are big in Sweden, that fish tacos have been big in Australia for nearly 40 years now, that Mexican restaurants are across Europe and even Japan.Now comes word from India that Mexican fo ... More >>
Those of us that patronize finer Indian restaurants in the county know that there is a wine list available, but nothing as extensive as one may expect for a restaurant of its caliber. It's mostly because India doesn't have much of an alcoholic tradition, which would be expected in a country with ... 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 >>
On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed by United States Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Click here to see a collection of headlines from around the globe as the world reacts to bin Laden's death.
A Yorba Linda family was scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Santa Ana Wednesday on charges of arranging sham marriages so more than 20 foreigners could stay in the country legally.Ajit Bhargava, his 56-year-old wife Nisha Bhargava and their daughter Runjhun Bhargava, 30, are facing cha ... More >>
UC Irvine law students are holding a first-ever, all-day conference today on climate justice. "A3 [Assemble. Advocate.Act]: A
Conference on Climate Justice" examines "the social injustices faced by vulnerable populations who
are disproportionately affected by climate change," according to organ ... More >>
Originally formed as a duo by Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani in northern Israel, Infected Mushroom's trippy/psychedelic music has influenced electronic-music fiends and stoned groovers alike. They met in Goa, India, in 1996 through a mutual DJ friend and started making music for fun. In 1998, they ... More >>