Thousand Islands

  • Food

    August 16, 2012

    Mariscos El Pescador: A Snail's Grace

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana lonchera is the only place in OC that sells the spectacular sea snail

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Game of Burgers: Fast Food Fiefdom, First Round!

    Sorry, ladies and germ: I really wanted to do as thorough a Game of Burgers first-round review as possible, but the news side of my life has occupied the past couple of days. Instead of being completely thoughtful, I'll try to be succinct, and offer my thoughts.One thing I do want to explain: the ov ... More >>

  • Food

    April 12, 2012

    Mick's Karma Bar Is Burger Heaven In Hell

    [Hole In the Wall] This Irvine gem makes amazing hamburgers from a corporate Irvine office tower

  • Food

    August 12, 2010

    Russian Gourmet's Dumplings of the Czars

    [Hole In the Wall] Go to the Lake Forest grocer/eatery for the the pelmenis, stay for the cookies

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: Aioli Smackdown?

    The Crow Bar's cool-as-hell logo...​Few culinary trends annoy me more than the spread of aiolis (pun intended)--just seeing the term on most any menu is a tell that the chef imagines himself to be some high-falutin', fusion-y maestro who's going to blow you away with something that's really glorif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Who Amongst You Has Experienced the TK Burgers Truck?

    Not me. But its quality is something I wonder about every time I pass by the OC steamed hams icon. I've seen the Carl's Jr. truck in action, eaten at an In-n-Out version, and virtually live at taco truck. But I've only seen the TK truck in person at their Costa Mesa location, loading up to service s ... More >>