Greetings, ladies and germs. It's that time again for your condensed food update, because you probably forgot about all of the awesome Stick a Fork In It blogs that you read earlier this week, right? Let me refresh your memory...
First off, Edwin went to Four Sea, a Chinese restaurant in Irvine tha ... More >>
Happy Friday ladies and germs, let's take a look at what this week in food brought us...
Edwin went to the new ARC Restaurant in the OC Mix and while he believes they still have kinks to work out, it seems the place is coming along well. He told us that the CEO of Starbucks is now the protagonist i ... More >>
Thankfully, this week's food blog didn't have any gross stories to tell. I'm still creeped out every time I think of that KFC drumstick, but alas, we must move on. This week showed us some awesome things to look forward to. Let's take a look.
Edwin reviewed the new Earl of Sandwich chain in Downtow ... More >>
The New Year means at least two great things for Orange County. One, we made it through the end of the world and lived to see another day behind the orange curtain (Hooray?!) Two, 2013 is going to bring us even more fabulous places to eat. We've grown a reputation for only having chain restaurants, ... More >>
Every culture that distills alcohol infuses it with the local fruits, herbs and flowers available. In Italy, there's Benedictine and Galliano and a million amari; in Germany, schnapps is made with everything from tree bark to rare mountain flowers gathered by virgins in dirndls. They started off as ... More >>
When Tacos Salceados (sauciers) appeared back in 2007--known by the locals as Tacos La Ermita (the street where it's located)--tijuanenses had no idea they'd become hosts to the coolest taqueria in the Milky Way. This is a unique street food presentation found only in Tijuana, and the envy of everyo ... More >>
Last week in our Tijuana Sí! column, I wrote about one of my favorite food products anywhere in the world: Misiones de Baja California, an olive oil so good I feel lucky to be close enough to get my hands on it.Jay Porter loves it too. He's the owner of El Take It Easy and the Linkery in San Diego. ... More >>
A few years ago, when Jeff Duggan of Portola Coffee and I were talking about his plans to move into the OC Mart Mix, he said it was going to be OC's version of the San Francisco Ferry Building. I confess that I rolled my eyes--people are always saying these sorts of enthusiastic things to me--but at ... More >>
Dave LiebermanDoesn't look like much, but it's still awesome.I love dive bars. Dive bars are my birthright as an American. I love walking into a dim, dank room, bellying up to a worn old bar of no pedigree whatsoever, ordering a beer and maybe a shot, and talking to the random characters sitting ... More >>
The only time I met Orange County Register reporter Jeff Overley, one of the people with the fine--if sporadic--Food Frenzy blog, was a couple of years back, when we were both judges at a dog show at the Back Bay Bistro. He struck me as a good, earnest person, which is the attitude he's carried i ... More >>
It was while I was at Trader Joes, looking at their hideously overpriced pack of barely edible corn tortillas, that I remembered something: we're blessed with tortillerías in Orange County. We don't have to rely on Maseca's masa monopoly for our tortilla needs--from San Juan Capistrano to La Hab ... More >>
John Steinbock, the bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Fresno, no longer has to suffer through the hell that is cancer after passing away yesterday, but he can now look forward to an eternity of Satan for his lifetime of protecting pedophile priests. And before some apologist comments that I shou ... More >>
Headline: Campaign Ads Targeting Illegal ImmigrantsComment by RDEIGHT: If current population trends continue, the U.S. population will reach 1.1 billion in the next century. This is exactly what Ted Kennedy swore wouldn't happen when he rammed his Immigration Act of 1965 through Congress ... Now ... More >>
Headline: Mickey to Celebrate Mexican BicentennialComment by RFORGY: Be a good place to arrest Illegals.Comment by SPARKLETTS: Not renewing my annual passes this year.Comment by KVAN123: I can't afford to feed my children so I apply for welfare, but I have plenty of money to bring my huge family ... More >>
Rebecca ArandaThe Growlers
June 27, 2010
The Hype: The Growlers specialize in summer anthems with a minor key, or as they call it, "beach goth"-perfectly suited to the recent string of hazy days and chilly nights. They might also be the greatest band named after a shit. As the b ... More >>
Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LAOur local food bloggers are clearly finding their niche on television. First we had former Weekling Eddie Lin (Deep End Dining) and Mexican food guru Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA) as guest judges on Top Chef Masters. Now Bill has gone on and introduced Andrew Z ... More >>
Forest of TongueAre you in a band? Are you dying to ask your other musician friends in bands -- or even famous bands -- about their deepest, darkest secrets? Heard Mentality can get you answers! This week, Elise Ewoldt of Fort Wife asks Forest of Tongue this question: Would you
rather play ... More >>
The Orange County Museum of Art's 2008 Biennial features twenty exhibits beyond the museum itself, scattered all the way from San Francisco down to Tijuana. Einar and Jamex de la Torre's "Pho’zole 2008," at South Coast Plaza's Orange Lounge, seems weirdly symbolic of the Biennial itself, offering ... More >>
Got a voicemail yesterday in Spanish from Diocese of Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto urging us wabs to vote sí on Proposition 8 to protect the children, and I spit out the carnitas I was devouring from laughing so hard. Bishop Soto cares for children? The man who, while serving in his hometown Diocese ... More >>
Release date: May 8, 2007
Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now.
Ah, Mexican techn ... More >>