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 >>
For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle.
Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their al ... More >>
The daily bread...Signage announcing the upcoming Belgian bakery and café has been up for months. Situated directly across from La Brea Bakery inside Bloomingdale's, one can't help but wonder what makes Le Pain Quotidien any different from La Brea -- or any comparable brand, for that matter. Acc ... More >>
Edwin GoeiOnly Saturdays at 3 p.m. is it this empty.The Place: Ra Sushi, 2401 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782;(714) 566-1700.
The Hours: Mon.-Sat., 3-7 p.m.
The Deal: $2 hot sake. $3 domestic beers. $4 well drinks, Corona, Sapporo, Stella Artois, and Tsingtao. $5 Kirin, Le Terre Chardonnay, Le Te ... More >>
Edwin GoeiThe Place: Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660;(949) 640-4110.
The Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the pub or Celtic Bar.
The Deal: $5 draft pints, including Guinness Stout, Bass Ale, Smithwick's, Muldoon's Honey Blond, Amstel Li ... More >>
The Newport Beach Film Festival's annual occupation of Fashion Island began last night with another boozy, schmoozy and cruisey coming-out party in the Bloomingdale's Courtyard.Stars spotted on the red carpet leading into Big Newport, in front of the screen after the end credits of opening night ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comGrilled chicken marinated in achiote with pineapple riceIf you thought I meant Papas and Beer, that south-of-the-border mega-bar, calm down. This is Tapas and Beer, a new restaurant that seeks to fuse a small-plate concept with a neighborhood sports bar.And the place looks like a ... More >>
The Place: House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer, 540 S. Coast Hwy., Ste. 200, Laguna Beach, (949) 715-4500; www.houseofbigfish.com.
The Hours: Mon.-Fri., 2:30-6:30 p.m.
The Deal: 25-cent shrimp-and-wings extravaganza; $1 oysters; $5 margaritas; $1 off all beers. $5 well drinks, plus a handful ... More >>
Edwin GoeiThe Place: Opah at Town Center, 26851 Aliso Creek Rd., Ste. C, Aliso Viejo, (949) 360-8822; www.opahrestaurant.com. Opah at the Marketplace, 13122 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (714) 508-8055;www.opahrestaurant.com.
The Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 4-6:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9-11 p.m.
The Deal: $6 marti ... More >>
Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyBeer: Way more civilized in stemmed glasses.The Place: Brussels Bistro, 222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach; (949) 376-7955.The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. dailyThe Deal: Draft Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe Blonde, and house Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, each yours for $4 ... More >>
Jessica FordConveniently located down the street from the OC Weekly office, Durty Nelly's is an after-work hangout with cold beer on tap and surprisingly good pub food for a place tucked into an office park. If the chili, a Wednesday special, or fried mac and cheese bites aren't tempti ... More >>
Last night all eyes would be focused on Lee "Scratch" Perry's performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Honestly? I was only there to catch the all too brief performance by Mexican Institute of Sound. I had just arrived, roughly thirty minutes after the "arrive at 7" marker - and glancing up at ... More >>