• Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Eat This Now: Monkey Balls at Chapter One: The Modern Local

    I spend so much time at C4 Deli in downtown SanTana that I've neglected its big sister, Chapter One: The Modern Local. So I swung by the other week to have myself a full meal: crunchy jalapeƱo poppers, a gigantic hamburger (make non-Sriracha hot sauce available, Argie Jeff and Gabacho Jeff!) and mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Restauration: Where There's Smoke . . .

    The closer you get to Restauration, the more you smell the sweet wood smoke that snakes out of its tall chimney stack. It's a wonderful scent, a scent that says something rustic, something special is being made, even if the oven the chimney is attached to is used mostly for pizzas. More than anythin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    The Best Restaurants in Orange County, 2014

    Well everyone, its that time of the year again. We've pondered ever so hard and have come up with a list of what we think are the best everything in Orange County. Now, for those of you who can't click over to the Best Of section of our website, or pick up a paper copy (Seriously though, they're glo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: Lay's Newest Novelty Chips

    Look, I wanna start off by apologizing, because this article might come off as a little uninspired. There might be an underlying sense of boredom to some sections, and again, let me apologize - if you feel that, know that it's simply there because potato chips are dumb. There, I said it. Think abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Eat This Now: Kampot Pepper Sauce at C4 Deli

    Hot Sauce Rarity Kirum Kampot Pepper Sauce at C4 Deli So you've known and loved and gotten blotto at Chapter One: The Modern Bistro and its sibling C4: Cure for the Common Deli. But what you might've not realized in your itis haze is co-owners Jeff Hall and Jeff Jensen also stock one of the rarest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Seriously, Hipster Chefs Really Need to Stop Calling Their Non-Pho Dishes "Pho"

    I normally refrain from publishing two rants back-to-back, but this next subject has got me so salty I can't wait. People really need to stop calling their random-ass food creations "pho" whatever. Seriously. In the last few weeks, I've seen a pho sandwich and pho nachos, and I'm sure there's a "ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    This Week In Food: Chicken Recall, Sriracha Fumes, and How to Not Be an Instasshole

    Guys! Guys! It's time for another food round-up. Let's take a look... Edwin went to Wei Shian Noodles in Irvine for his print review. He told us that Pier 76 moved a little ways down Ocean Blvd. (but their food is still great!) and he introduced Del Taco's new line of breakfast tacos, which is some ... More >>

  • Food

    April 3, 2014

    Samurai Burrito: The Subway of Sushi

    This Fountain Valley restaurant makes sushi burritos and sushi nachos

  • Food

    February 13, 2014

    Pho Crystal Noodle House: Pho for Mexicans

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana restaurant specializes in pho for a Latino clientele—but it's still great

  • Food

    January 23, 2014

    Atun Is the Warhol of Raw Fish

    This Long Beach restaurant does artful sushi and even better yakitori

  • Food

    January 9, 2014

    Bonefish Grill: No Bones About It

    This Tustin seafood house is owned by the same corporation as Outback Steakhouse, but it serves good food, with servers who actually give a damn

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    This Week In Food: Cheese, Southern California Loving, And Feelings About Turkey

    Hello dearest readers! With LP being a slacker and actually taking vacation time this week (who does that?), it falls to me to deliver to you the dining digest you all know and love. This week, Edwin made the trek down to the Irvine Spectrum to try The Melt, a Web 2.0, San Franciscan grilled cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2008

    $40 Omakase at Gen Kai in Irvine

    If you are at a sushi bar and the guy slicing the fish is the also the guy from which the restaurant is named, you are all but guaranteed exceptionally great sushi. In this category, there's Ikko, Hamamori, and Shibucho -- just to name a few in Orange County where the chef responsible for your meal ... More >>

  • Food

    December 7, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Garlic Shrimp Galore! At Aloha Hawaiian Barbecue