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  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    This Week In Food: Tequila-flavored Vodka, Delightful Everything, and People Who Need to Stop Eating Out

    Hello wonderful readers! LP's gone for a bit, so you'll be dealing with me again. Now let's take a look at the week that was in food. This week's lead restaurant review takes Edwin down to deep South County to dine at Village Mediterranean Rim, one of the few restaurants in Orange County that serv ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    This Week In Food: Homemade Bitters, Night Market, and Correctly Popping the Cork

    Hi guys! It's time for another week in food... Edwin went to the clean and beautiful Provenance in Newport Beach for this print review. He shared the opening of Calivino Wine Pub near the Angels' Stadium and previewed the OC Night Market that will be held at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Last, he a ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    This Week In Food: Bear Coast Coffee, Saving Beer, and Foodies Who Aren't Hipsters

    Well, shoot, wouldn't you know that it's time for another food round up. Let's take a look at what happened this week and where you need to go next! Edwin went to The Breakfast Bar in Long Beach and ate...breakfast. He commanded us to eat everything at Rocharin Thai Bistro and showed us a raining f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    This Week In Food: Pot Tacos, Meaty Sins, and Way Too Much Fast Food News

    What's up, duders? It's time for another food round up! First, Edwin took us to Samurai Burrito in Fountain Valley for his print review, then he gave us the March Restaurant Roll Call where we see restaurants lost and gained in the past month. He told is to eat the sushi at Tabi-Ji and shared Taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Taco Bell, Del Taco Unite to Fight Stoner Expo That Used Their Logos Without Permission

    I think you can divide the world--or at least Southern California--into two types of people: those who love Taco Bell and those who love Del Taco. And then there are the stoners who swear by both of them for midnight munchies, who'll shove either of the two down their gullets, especially if it's ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Jack in the Box Joins The Waffle Sandwich Game

    With the original McGriddle and Taco Bell's "waffle taco" and the monstrosity that is Dunkin' Donuts' glazed donut breakfast sandwich, fast food chains are realizing that what Americans want first thing in the morning is more sugar.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Drunk Man Crashes Into Taco Bell!

    I will say this about the drunk fans of Taco Bell: although I am strenuously opposed to driving while blotto, most lushes comport themselves well when having a hankering for the Bell. They usually cause their mayhem once falling asleep at the drive-thru, once engaging police in high-speed pursuits A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Week In Food: Linx Sausages, Drunk Drive-Throughing, and The Great Awakening

    It's that time again and I bet you missed me, didn't you? Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin reviewed the highly, highly, anticipated Linx in the Orange Circle and it was amazing as you might have guessed. That would have been a real bummer if it wasn't after all the wait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Runs Into Taco Bell Waving a Gun!

    I've driven past Oklahoma City before, only eating there once: at the horrific Taco Bueno chain, which, when I wrote about it, created a revolt of readers for reasons I can't remember anymore. It's main claim to Mexican food is a big one: that's the hometown of Rick Bayless. And I once remember seei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Carjacking Leads to Police Chase, Arrest!

    So you know how all the hip kids now say "YOLO"? Turns out there's a Yolo Bypass in Arkansas--and that was the place where a group of idiots were caught after carjacking a car from Taco Bell.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Officers Charged for Dropping off Drunk Man at Taco Bell Who Died!

    Last month, I wrote about a sad case in Ohio involving police officers who, instead of arresting an obviously drunk man, instead dropped him off at a Taco Bell to walk it off. The man did--to his death, after being run over on a nearby highway.Now, amazingly, the officers who dropped him off are fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Guard Uses Taco Wrappers to Sneak Marijuana into Jail!

    The stereotype of marijuana users loving Taco Bell is one that goes back years--the munchies, the high, 4/20, and all that--but the commercial marriage of the two have yet to happen. But we're getting there. There was the post I did last month about the Denver-area marijuana dispensary housed in a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Hit-and-Run in Parking Lot, Followed by High-Speed Police Chase!

    ​Living in Southern California, where high-speed police chases are as common as newscaster promises of weather reports, we tend to forget that other areas of the United States has such entertaining television. But the last place in this country where I'd expect such a thing to happen is in Mansfie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Employee Throws Head Set, Utensils, and Pizza at Customers!

    ​Enough of our Taco Bell love-in for this week; back to the wacky. Back to Florida, where an employee was plenty angry and threw his head set, utensils and pizza inside the restaurant, necessitating a shutdown. Fun!

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    February 27, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Police Beat Up Man in Parking Lot, Get Sued, and Lose

    ​This week is interesting: usually, we have cops catch criminals at Taco Bell, not be the bad guys themselves. Yet that's exactly what happened in Oakland, where a man alleged that police officers beat him up at a Taco Bell parking lot for no reason--and is now $43,000 richer for it.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Teens Use $ 5Bill Forged to Look Like $100 Bill at Drive-Thru!

    ​Never have bothered with forged money, although I used many a slug in my Street Fighter II days, back when 7-11s used to have video games. But no way would I ever used a forged bill, ESPECIALLY if some doofus modified a Lincoln to look like a Franklin, then tried to used a $100 bill at a Taco Bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    On the Line: Keith Stich of Wildfish Seafood Grille, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Change is inevitable when it comes to the restaurant business, and while we've previously featured Wildfish Seafood Grille for On the Line, a new executive chef means a new technique and insight on what makes him tick. Keith Stich is now at the helm, and we reel him in (pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Woman Hooks Up with Guy, Then Robs Him!

    ​Straight out of Thelma and Louise, except Brad Pitt is now some fat white chick.

  • 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

    January 16, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Dine, Then Ditch Detention!

    ​Has it been long enough after a tragedy to start ridiculing Arizona again as one of the nation's capitals for bizarre news, especially its law enforcement. Seriously: How inattentive must a sheriff's deputy be to take an inmate to a Taco Bell, then let him escape?

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Punching Out Glass Doors!

    ​Couples: Don't get in your spats in public. And abusers: whatever you do, DO NOT punch out a glass door, ESPECIALLY if it's at a Taco Bell. Talk about trashy people!

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Strangest Mexican Food Chain in America: Taco Bueno

    A massive painting inside Taco Bueno--WTF??? But I guess it's better than a Chihuahua...​This past summer, I drove from Anacrime to Louisville, Kentucky, down to Chattanooga, then took I-40 back home. Along the way, I did some research for my coming Mexican-food book, research that was necessary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Employee Gets Hit With Food, Files Police Report!

    ​Just like the headline says, although I think all customers should do the same to Taco Bell for their lack of quality eats. The details after the jump!

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Dave Lieberman​ Grab yourself a second helping of this week's food news after the jump!

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​You know how tough times are? People are panhandling outside Taco Bells. Like your average Taco Bell diner wants to give money away instead of spending it on food, or has enough cash for charity!From Salinas, where I think I have a cousin who doesn't like the rest of the family due to rancho goss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​Apologies for the tardiness in this week's column, but it's a goodie: a hit-and-run involving a car and Taco Bell! From the charming town of Lawrence, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas:

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​How stupid can you be to impersonate a police officer? How stupid can you be to be an elected official and impersonate a police officer? How stupid can you be to be an elected official and impersonate a police officer and threaten someone? How stupid can you be to be an elected official and impe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​The Taco Bell crime of the week that's getting the most attention is Miami Dolphis star linebacker Joey Porter getting arrested outside a location for DUI; the crime that's probably the most hilarious happened in Charlotte and involved masked men robbing a spot for food (what methed mind thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​When I first read this dispatch from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I thought that the criminal involved was a homeless guy who was honestly hungry and thus felt sad. Turns out the guy wasn't homeless and had a blood-alcohol count nearly three times over the driving limit. Ah, boozing...anyway, the repor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    This Week in Food

    https://taylorhicksgirlfriend.wordpress.com/R.I.P. Glen Bell​Gustavo pays homage to the death of Taco Bell founder, Glen Bell, by breaking a 15-year streak of abstaining from the fast food chain. He also recounts a botched inside job in Taco Bell Crime of the Week and discusses some delicious Viet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    On the Line: Marque Hernandez of "The Worst Cooks In America"

    Courtesy of Food Network​Normally our On the Line feature runs on Tuesdays and features a professional chef whose cooking has captivated the hearts of Orange Countians. We ask a series of not-very-serious questions and publish the results.Well, for this extra edition of On the Line, which we're pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​I think my column comes out in Greenville, North Carolina. Can't say much about the place other that either the reporter who wrote this is lazy, the police not forthcoming with info, or something else is up. I choose the middle option. How can you take a report on a robbery and not reveal how man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​Criminologists note that criminals usually return to the scene of the crime, but what recently happened in Dayton, Ohio borders on the pathological. Also, Irvine corporate headquarters of Taco Bell? Pay for some security in your stores that get robbed THRICE in the same week!Police are looking fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​I'm surprised the following story has never happened at Fullerton's 24-hour Taqueria de Anda. From the McDonald's State...An Aurora man has been charged with DUI after getting his car stuck in a West Surbuban Montgomery Taco Bell drive-thru lane. On Nov. 28, Aaron Dawson, 27, of the 800 block of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​What's really the bigger crime here: the robbery, the Taco Bell in West Virginia, or a man named Brenya? From West Virginia: A Charleston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing a Taco Bell manager of more than $4,000 as he was on his way to make a bank deposit. Brenya Bever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​What deranged criminal would call in a fake 911 call claiming a fake shooting at a Taco Bell so their pal could rob a Wendy's? It happened in Florida: Altamonte Springs authorities say a woman called 911 early Sunday about a fictional shooting at a Taco Bell to distract officials as a male accomp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​Over the last seven days, we:Brought you tales of exploding trash cans outside a Taco Bell in Tracy, California.Broke news about openings: Belacan Grill (a Malaysian coming soon to Tustin), the Counter (another outpost of the gourmet burger joint coming soon to Newport Beach) and Daily Express (a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: Das Racist, 'Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell'

    Thanks to Tim Heidecker (of the sublime Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! on Adult Swim), who posted the link to this video on his Twitter account. Hope you're ready for a new favorite song. We've all enjoyed the combination Taco Bell/Pizza Huts in the past (not so much their bastard cousin, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    This Week In Food

     As the mercury soared, SAFII got all hot and bothered. In the last five days, we:Whinged about the lengthy menu at Mustard's.Ranted about how New York magazine grub blogger Hadley Tomicki seemingly ripped off Fullerton food critic Eddie Lin.Seethed and fumed about Padma Lakshmi, who has appare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    This Week In Food

    So, this week:Edwin revealed that two new local eateries--Sol Cocina (NOT Cucina!) in Newport Beach and Andrei's in Irvine--were finally opening. And that was just a day after Brasserie Pascal threw open its doors at Fashion Island. Vive la France!We also broke news of a new, cheaper three-course me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    TMI? Frighteningly Fattening Fast Food

    Time magazine has revealed a list of the top ten worst fast-food meals. "Worst", in this case, meaning the highest in calories, fat or sodium. Everything from salads to shakes, sold by everyone from Applebee's to KFC, makes the grade. Topping the bill is Outback Steakhouse's Aussie Cheese Fries, wei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    Is that a leather cap?I had lunch with someone recently at TK Burgers, and when I told them about this particular SAFII feature, they mentioned how their mother once had a credit card stolen. Among the items charged to the lady's accounty? Taco Bell. From the Baltimore area:The male subject in the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    Here is the answer to the eternal question: What happens in Green Bay besides the Packers?A 19-year-old man reported he had been robbed April 26. Upon investigation, police learned he had been drinking with a 19-year-old woman at a party in the 2600 block of Heartland Terrace and became angry with h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    This Week in Food

    Our favorite SAFII posts of the week:Gustavo unearthed another Taco Bell Crime of the Week. The "restaurant" overcharged a Washington family by $135, not including overdraft fees (which TB subsequently paid on his behalf).Edwin ate in the dark one night--no, not because he didn't pay his electricity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week, Part VII

    Is Taco Bell truly God??? From northern New York state:Jesus has left the manger. A Watertown Department of Public Works employee noticed that the iconic statue of baby Jesus, and its manger, were missing from the display in Public Square on Friday morning. The thief did leave a clear plastic Taco B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    And the Wiener Is ... a Burger!

    The Cancer Project today issued its list of the five worst fast-food value menu items. And the envelopes, please...   1) Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (Jack in the Box, pictured). $1; 400 calories; 23 grams of fat; 8 grams of saturated fat; 1 gram of trans fat; 55 milligrams of cholestero ... More >>

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