• Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Cooking Gravy with Al Capone: Q A With Deirdre Marie Capone, Al's Niece

    "Your word is your bond. And family is everything." Deirdre Marie Capone was the last person born with the Capone surname. Her family was so misunderstood, the more research Deirdre did, the more she discovered how sullied her family name was. Yes, Al Capone had money. But he shared it. Her father ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Gustavo's Top 5 Drinks of 2012!

    Although we've been boozehounds here at SaFII since forever, 2012 was the year where we really took off and became full-fledged drinkers. Not only did we hold an epic Happy Hour with KCRW and the OC Bartender's Cabinet (and stand by for the next one...) but we began reporting on alcohol as its own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Rye Sour at Two 40 South

    When the American whiskey renaissance happened, rye was all but ignored; most liquor stores only carry ryes that could substitute for turpentine, stuff that could make even a seasoned whiskey drinker's esophagus go hide behind his spinal column. Bourbon drinkers who try rye are often turned off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Templeton Rye, Our Drink of the Week!

    Iowa is known for many things--pork, dairy, Lutherans, Starfleet captains--but production of alcoholic beverages isn't high on many people's list of Iowegian exports. Until relatively recently, it was a 3.2% beer state, wine production was limited to the Germans in the Amana colonies and a few viney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    "Trick My Truck" Rolls Into Costa Mesa

    As you no doubt already know, having marked your calendar, set your Blackberry alarm and tattooed it on your forehead, the fifth episode from the fifth season of Trick My Truck premieres at 9:30 p.m. April 4 on CMT, "America's most popular country music network." You have inked, pressed buttons and ... More >>

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    August 9, 2007


    Charlotte’s Web

  • Film

    December 14, 2006

    New Reviews

    Charlottes Web, Eragon