The Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-2 on Monday with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilmember Joe Carchio against to have City Attorney Jennifer McGrath look into a possible ordinance to limit the use of Styrofoam by food vendors in the city. The vote came after a request by Mayor Conni ... More >>
Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this f ... More >>
Last weekend, I was in Tucson for the city's annual book festival, and I made sure to bash traditional Cal-Mex at every opportunity as a bastard child of Sonoran cuisine. It wasn't just me playing up to the hometown crowd, folks: our chimichangas are Styrofoam compared to theirs, California machaca ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Orange taquería sells tacos al vapor, one of the rarest—and tastiest—types of tacos in OC
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 >>
[Hole In the Wall] Los Alamitos' first Filipino restaurant is small but delicious
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park Indian restaurant is leading the city's subcontinental renaissance
Cup Noodles Facebook pageDoctors HATE these. Our post-college selves know that eating oodles of cheap instant noodles can wreak havoc on our insides, but an NPR report reveals that those 69 cent Styrofoam cups pose other dangers, too. Each day, kids are sent to the hospital with ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Elevating the placing of grilled meat on top of rice to an art form
Flickr user john.murdenA farewell to childhood. It's the end of an era. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees has banned flavored milk in school cafeterias, and corn dogs and chicken nuggets are also off the menus. Who knows what's next? No word on whether OC schools are ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Is littering a way of life for some people?
Edwin GoeiKoobideh at Wholesome Choice (left) and Hen House Grill (right)As Gustavo said in his review, "It's a bold move to open an Iranian restaurant in Irvine next to Wholesome Choice, the garden of grocery delights whose buffet beats most of the county's Persian eateries", but that's exactly ... More >>
And other pieces to view at the Irvine Fine Arts Center
[Hole In the Wall] Yes, they have dish called the Wake 'n' Bake. But it's actually good!
[Hole in the Wall] The La Cascada truck in Santa Ana offers birria at its best
Photos Courtesy of Cheeming BoeyBoyishly grinning in his black hoodie and jeans, artist Cheeming Boey easily blended into the crowd at Laguna Art Museum's OsCene. (Read Dave Barton's review of the whole exhibit here.) Yet, his exhibit--simply titled "Sharpie on Styrofoam Cup"--stole the spotlight ... More >>
Orange County has more than its shares of great salsas--the chocolate mole at El Fortín, a chile de arbol concoction sold at Rivera Mexican Food, blindingly hot habaneros at El Bukanis, Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen, Conde Cakes, and--breaking news!--the REAL Taco Adobe in Orange, and more I'll keep to m ... More >>
The Newport Beach City Council will vote today on an ordinance to ban Sytrofoam products. Initially proposed by students of Newport Harbor High School, the citywide ban would curb the use of those to-go containers we are all too familiar with, but according to The Daily Pilot, it includes a hardshi ... More >>
Name: Rotary Tapioca Crackers (a.k.a. Krupuk Aci) Origin: Indonesia Found at: 99 Ranch Market, Irvine Cost: $2.29 Ingredients: Tapioca Flour, Vegetable (Palm) Oil, Salt and Monosodium Glutamate Why I Bought It: Simple: I grew up with this stuff. And plus, it's one snack that left plenty ... More >>
Usually when I decide to spend like a baller for a nice dinner (about twice a year), Newport Beach is the first place I think of. Luckily, the 20th Annual Taste of Newport rolled into town, bringing an onslaught of appetizers and entrees to sink my teeth into. By the time I had scarfed and sipped my ... More >>
Just got back from the Long Beach Lobster Fest -- officially titled "The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival," which was a bit odd, as that moniker would seem to signify some competing crustacean frenzy occurring somewhere in the general area. That, or it’s meant to herald a comeback of some sort ... More >>
So here's what happened since we last checked in: Lima City (a Peruvian food stall in an Irvine food court I previously reviewed) is gone, replaced by Peruvian Kitchen, who moved out from its Fountain Valley digs, which is now occupied by another Peruvian restaurant called Casa Inka. I won't att ... More >>
The mummy strikes at the Bowers
Something Old, Something Aloo: Village Restaurant
Spoonfuls of Summery Hooray: Patbingsu at A.R. Supermarket
Garlic Shrimp Galore! At Aloha Hawaiian Barbecue
Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide
Say thank you and mean it at East Winds Asian Cuisine
What the hell's going on at the Long Beach Police Department. Reports Nancy "Ride, Nancy" Wride, in today's LA "By God" Times, the LBC fuzz is missing more than a quarter of its shotguns and Lord knows how many revolvers. It just brings to mind a drab, cluttered squad room ala Barney Miller, only in ... More >>
Noah Thomass Veneer makes us think.
About interior space
How I spent Earth Day
Slurping through Orange Countys steamiest Ramen bowls
Orange Countys 74 Greatest Holes-in-the-Wall
Dumpster-dive decorating tips at the Muckenthalers "Recycle, Renew"
Hot-rod god goes apeshit over music
Surf Citys sublime Chicken Co.
If Ed Wood were from Italy, he mightve owned Angelos and Vincis