[Hole In the Wall] This mini-chain has grown without sacrificing its excellence
I reviewed LinX this week for the dead-tree edition, but it was, alas, too early for me to try what promises to be their most intriguing and calorically irresponsible item yet. LinX announced via its Facebook a few days ago that it plans to start serving breakfast beginning April 20th. They'll featu ... More >>
As a college student who spends her nights studying or working on group projects, I'm not a big fan of dining out all the time. Going out to eat requires you to drop everything you're doing, and students with deadlines can't afford to take that risk. And there comes a time where you can only take so ... More >>
Where did I eat this sushi roll which is obviously made of salmon? Guess correctly and you win our mystery prize! One guess per comment per person. No Weeklings allowed and be sure to use a valid e-mail address when you log your entry. Good luck! Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocwee ... More >>
The Buena Park restaurant's all-you-can-eat meat feast is not for the weak-willed or of the partly full stomach
If you fancy yourself a sushi purist, you, too, might have dismissed Sushi Imari as a roll-peddler, an entity that would initially appear so diametrically opposed to the respected raw fish masters at Sushi Shibucho and Sushi Wasabi that it becomes like comparing a graffiti artist to Michelangelo and ... More >>
If I'm at the Catch, I'm eating seafood and/or steaks--maybe a burger, if I don't need to impress anyone and want to pig out. But regardless of entree, my appetizer is always the same: the Sizzling Hiramasa Sashimi, a flowery title for a dish that skips across culture like the city in which it's mad ... More >>
Roe Restaurant And Fish Market has opened on Second Street where Naples ends and Belmont Shore begins. As I mentioned in a previous post, the seafood eatery, which takes the place formerly occupied by The Dog House and Barry's Beach Shack, boasts a legion of chefs including Cody Requejo (t ... More >>
On Second Street where Naples ends and Belmont Shore begins, there used to be a great hot dog joint called The Dog House, which was itself an offshoot and subsidiary of Barry's Beach Shack next door. The Dog House didn't last long and neither did Barry's after it folded.Now we see its replacement: a ... More >>
That snapper you just ate? Chances are it wasn't snapper. According to a study just released by the non-profit advocacy group Oceana, in 34 samples they tested from sushi bars, restaurants, and markets in LA and OC, none of them were actually snapper.
Shawn Gole's Huntington Beach restaurant finally gives the Hawaiian standard its full, undivided attention
When I tried sushi at The Venetian Gentlemen's Club, I knew Dave would make for a good On the Line feature. Working in the service industry for 18 years, he gets a great deal of satisfaction from pleasing others with his cuisine. If you're down with hot women and cold sushi, he recommends making ... More >>
Sitting down for lunch at Twisted Vine in downtown Fullerton, Dave Fernandez and I talked about family, restaurant reviews and great wines. It wasn't quite a business meeting, more like two friends sharing a bite to eat. Of course, he periodically checked his iPhone for incoming reservations, men ... More >>
When a friend requested assistance with a project, I offered to meet close to their Anaheim home. As luck would have it, someone suggested a sushi place near by that I would find interesting. Last seen rolling on the radar in downtown Fullerton, "Sushi Dave" resurfaced about a year ago inside the ... More >>
As we reported last September, Bear Flag Fish Company, the seafood purveyor/restaurant established in 2007 in Newport Beach, was planning second store in Crystal Cove Promenade, which is also kind of in Newport Beach. According to reader Laliahma, who made a comment on our monthly restaurant r ... More >>
As Dave reported back in November, Genki Sushi--the revolving sushi chain that practically owns the revolving sushi market in Hawaii (there are 10 on the small island of Oahu alone)--is now open, taking over a defunct Sanrio store at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. The restaurant, which by the way i ... More >>
Flickr user drustarUnpictured, really cheap beer. The Place:Gyu-Kaku, 14181 Newport Ave., Tustin. (714) 731-1719.
If I hear someone pronounce EVOO i-vuu one more time, I'm going to shoot myself...You. Yeah, I know you. Your knife skills are up there with the best line chefs in Orange County. Your knife block costs more than a month of my rent. Every time you watch Top Chef, Chopped, or Iron Chef, you come up ... More >>
Magnolia PicturesThere is already a movie about ramen. It's called Tampopo, which isn't just one of the best food movies, but in my opinion, one of the greatest films of all time. Now there's a documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi where the central subject is Japan's other ubiquitous dish: sus ... More >>
Genki Sushi, a kaiten (revolving) sushi restaurant that's huge in Hawaii and has spread to Seattle, will open its first California location in the Westfield MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. The sushi-ya will be located on the first floor near JCPenney, next to the children's train ride. It looks to b ... More >>
MakinoLasVegas.comFew people remember Russell's Seafood Palace or that it was located in the now vacant building at the corner of Main and MacArthur in Irvine. To jog your memory, it used to be behind Agora Churrascaria, both restaurants being within walking distance from John Wayne Airport. It f ... More >>
In the battle of sushi versus foie gras, sushi wins. Or so says the Michelin Guide, which has decreed that Japan has more top restaurants than France for the first time since the book started rating restaurants in The Land of The Rising Sun in 2008.
I'm just as guilty of butchering foreign word pronunciation as any American, but there are times when the media perpetuates mistakes that will make you look like a schmuck. This week--five things for you to avoid sounding like one in a Japanese restaurant.
Previously scheduled to open for business on June 1, Gatten Sushi's website now only advertises their official grand opening for Saturday, June 18.Calling themselves a revolving sushi factory, Gatten is one of a family of restaurants owned by RDC. Other members include Katsutoshi (cutlet), Karame ... More >>
Photo by Tracy PowellChef Craig ConnoleThe House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer new late-night Happy Hour isn't just about rolling with the Great Recession punches and discounting stuff; we're talking drink deals each and every night. They're hooking it up with the food too, except for Fridays a ... More >>
It was a long weekend for the LBC, but friends, family and fans got to pay tribute to a West Coast legend: On Friday, friends, family and fans flocked to New Hope Church in Long Beach for Nate Dogg's viewing. On the following day, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, the Game, Warren G and others helped pay trib ... More >>
Almost didn't spot it because of the glare, but Zipangu's sister restaurant recently received a makeover.Located in Irvine's Orchard Hills Village Center, Ayame first appeared on the scene at the end of 2007. The sushi spin-off was considered a high-end departure from the usual Agran-preferred ch ... More >>
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