Tabasco Pepper Sauce

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    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Food

    April 17, 2014

    Eureka! It's a Burger Discovery

    This chain of beer-and-burger-centered restaurants is poised to expand all over—but is it good?

  • Food

    February 6, 2014

    Smokey Fred's BBQ: 'Cueing On Collins

    [Hole In the Wall] This Orange restaurant specializes in four barbecue traditions—and nails them all

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Kolache Factory Now Open In Tustin

    We discovered the Texas-based chain planting roots in Orange County a couple of months ago. Tuesday was Kolache Factory's grand opening, and we stopped by after our workout to check out their wares. Above you'll notice an assortment of baked goodness. All items are under four dollars. The ones tha ... More >>

  • Food

    August 22, 2013

    Yogis Teriyaki House: Gospel of the Bowl

    [Hole In the Wall] This Tustin restaurant keeps it simple with teriyaki bowls

  • Culture

    June 20, 2013

    Eating Raoul: The Musical Is a Feast

    STAGEStheatre offers a rip-roaring homage to the cult film

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Bloody Mary at Back Bay Tavern at Whole Foods Market Newport Beach, Our Drink of the Week!

    Earlier this week, I attended a special dinner by Clay Oven Irvine executive chef-owner Geeta Bansal at Whole Foods Market's Newport Beach location. It's a snug space that's encyclopedic in its offerings but not as intimidating as the cavernous Tustin location. But what I didn't expect was its Back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    This Week In Food: Creamistry, Free New York Times Articles, and Proper Enchiladas

    Welcome to March ladies and gentleman! Let's ease into your weekend with a little food news... This week Edwin went to Xa Sweet and Savory Café in Orange and reported that it just keeps getting better. Then he announced the opening of a new ice cream shop in Irvine called Creamistry. He shared the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    CEO of McIlhenny, Maker of Tabasco, Confirms It's Working On Version Of Sriracha; Dies at 68

    In what is perhaps the most definitive article on Huy Fong Food's Sriracha hot sauce to date, Businessweek revealed that the maker of Tabasco is working on its own version of Sriracha. The writer of the story interviewed Paul McIlhenny, the company's sixth-generation CEO. McIlhenny said he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    On The Line: Dean Kim of OC Baking Company, Part Two

    "I don't consider myself old in any way, but I'm old school now. Even Dee (Nguyen), Mike (Rossi) . . .we're old."One of the best things about interviewing a well-connected baker is the exchange of information. Dean reminds us that the community of chefs is full of friends and customers. Can you beli ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 6, 2012

    Isn't DACA Just a Ruse to Identify and Deport DREAM Act Students?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why might a Mexican family hate a wealthy Mexi-and-white couple?

  • Food

    June 14, 2012

    Slapfish Truck Stops Here

    The former luxe lonchera goes brick-and-mortar but is just as great

  • Food

    February 17, 2012

    Mozambique Peri-Peri Does the Mazavaroo

    This Newport Beach restaurant is the cheaper, fast-casual sister of the venerable Laguna Beach original

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    10 Great Breakfast Spots In Orange County

    ​In this list of morning meals, you'll find not just the egg, bacon and pancake joints (although there are certainly a lot of those in there), but also a certain Swedish furniture super store that practically gives away its food, a Cambodian/Vietnamese noodle shop and a place to dip Chinese fried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Gustavo's Top 5 Restaurants of 2011!

    ​And I'll end our year-end write-up of lists with this! If it skews a bit toward the Latino side, it's because that's where some of the most exciting cooking was happening in Orange County this year. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    First Look: Playground

    Playground's duck rillettes​Jason Quinn's new restaurant, Playground, opened a couple of weeks ago on la Cuatro, near the Yost Theatre. Originally conceived as a high-end burger-and-beer bar à la Burger Parlor, Quinn revamped the concept to allow him and his staff a little more creativity in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Cooking! Bacon Artichoke Balls Recipe

    ​Bacon and artichoke hearts are both ingredients that are often added as a twist to staple dishes. Artichoke hearts are thrown in to make that salad or pasta seem fancier than it is. Bacon has been thrown into everything from milkshakes to tacos to brownies in recent years as a selling point to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Five Things You're Doing Wrong With Mexican Food

    Flick user Ryan Leighty​We love Mexican food 'round here, and not just because I'm doing a book on the history of Mexican food in the United States. It's the native cuisine of Southern California, something many Americans have seamlessly assimilated into their day-to-day lives--and an easy subject ... More >>

  • Food

    September 1, 2011

    Cafe Calacas Is Deli-cioso!

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana deli already has great licuados and yummy sandwiches—and there's more to come

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    This Week in Food: David Cross As a Ham Sandwich, Perfectly Grilled Wieners, and Coffeehouse Lingerie!

    Flickr user Jo Naylor​With a headline like that, you know we had a great week 'round here. More after the jump!

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Wasasco: Wasabi-Flavored Tabasco Sauce!

    ​It exists. Yay! In Japan. Boo. But it can be shipped internationally through Amazon. Yessss.  From Tokyo-based Rocket News 24: The appropriately-titled WASASCO sauce is made with wasabi from Izu city, an area well-known for its wasabi production. Sankakuya, the Izu-based company behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Five Search Features Yelp Should Add Instead of "Hipster"

    ​So news is going all around that Yelp added "Hipster" to its possible categories for a location's ambiance (which spelling is correct again?), and the first reaction that came to my mind is "redundant." Isn't Yelp the epitome of hipsterdom, of a sea of shallow reactions and It buzz, with the crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Buffalo Wings

    ProfessorSalt.comTwo, uh, small orders of wings​​Chicken wings are the consummate beer snack. In pubs the world over, you'll find fried chicken wings, but today, we're talking specifically about Buffalo wings. The problem with most Buffalo wings? They're puny, overcooked, and dipped in a red, fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: Tabasco Brand Spicy Chocolate

    Edwin Goei​ Name: Tabasco Brand Spicy Chocolate Origin: U.S.A. Found at: Cost Plus, Santa Ana Cost: $3.99 Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Vanilla, Tabasco Brand Dry Red Flavoring (Red Pepper, Distilled Vinegar, Salt).

  • Food

    August 26, 2010

    Double Up at Apollo Burgers

    [Hole in the Wall] Another local answer to Five Guys

  • Food

    August 19, 2010

    'Cue It Up at Beachwood BBQ

    Debates over barbecue style aside, this Seal Beach spot has all the right stuff for stuffing yourself

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    Costa Mesa IKEA Food Court Suffering from Tabasco Thieves

    ​The chica and I went to IKEA last week so she could buy some stuff, which of course turned into a lot of stuff. I only go for the food, and we enjoyed their so-so pasta with marinara sauce and great almond cake for next-to-nothing. One big problem, though: no Tabasco bottles on the tables. We wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Spicy Pickle Shot

    Jorge Negreros​Salt. Tequila. Lime? Only for the weak.It's now: Tabasco. Tequila. Pickle.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Craig Connole of House Of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer, Part Two

    Photo by Tracy Powell​Today we conclude our Q&A with Chef Craig Connole. If you missed the first part, read it here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef. What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint: Street vendors.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    #90. Beans on Toast, The Olde Ship

    Hail Britannia beans!​Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, and we lazy scribes love easy hits, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...Traditional British pub food isn't meant to be nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    95. Collard Greens at Johnny Reb's

    Dave Lieberman​This week, it's my turn for our 100 Favorite Dishes. Find out what you're missing with this list of 100 memorable dishes at local restaurants. We'll count down every weekday, with the top dishes appearing right before our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Drink of the Week: Bloody Mary at SOL Cocina

    Jessica Ford Bloody Mary​After a night of New Years Eve partying, many will mark the new year with a hangover. And the best cure is to keep drinking, of course. If you can manage, drive or crawl to SOL Cocina in Newport Beach for one of the best Bloody Marys in Orange County. After tryi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: IKEA's 99-Cent Breakfast VS. McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast

    Edwin Goei​This Dueling Dishes is about breakfast. Assembly line, fast-food breakfast. The kind with eggs that most likely came from a milk carton. A breakfast from which we Americans have been raised to believe is a proper start to your day, and which only recently did we realize that if we at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    On the Line: Mark Cleveland of Avanti Cafe

    Cleveland: Ex-cellent!​I'm still mad at Avanti Cafe for stopping their International Tuesdays, so that just means I now try to visit once a week instead of every other day. I usually visit in the evening, when Mark Cleveland relieves his co-owner Tanya Fuqua in a transition as seamless as a Jamaic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Recipe: Taps' Seafood Ceviche Cocktail

    This is another light, summery, easy-to-prepare dish, courtesy of chefs Tom Hope and Manny Gonzalez at Taps Fish House & Brewery, Brea. The following quantities serve six as an appetizer. And if you're really too lazy to try making it yourself, go to the restaurant for the real deal, where it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Getting Ripped Off By Bland Food at Geisha House

    I've eaten at restaurants where the bill came to more than $300 for two (the late, great Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel). Where the buffet cost $100 for two (Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel again). Over $100 for omakase for one (Hanamori). Many other places too expensive and too superflu ... More >>

  • Food

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Does Rutabegorz Serve the Best Gabacho Nachos?

    Nachos have an interesting existence--enjoyed mostly by gabachos yet of Mexican origins, but created to serve hungry gabachos. Edwin has written about the carne asada nachos Alerto's (or is it Alberto's?), and the county has enough renditions of Chili Billies to placate a Little League squad. But pe ... More >>

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    December 15, 2005

    Multiculti Hawaii

    The Loft Hawaiian Grill

  • Food

    December 25, 2003

    Habanero Xanadu

    Red Rock Chilis Scorched Throat Policy

  • Food

    December 12, 2002

    As American as Apple Pie Shot

    Holidays behind the bar

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    July 25, 2002
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    December 27, 2001
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