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  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    On the Line: Toby Keil of AoSA Coffee, Part One

    Disclaimer: This week's non-traditional interview took place in a non-traditional setting. I arrived at AoSA Coffee in Huntington Beach unprepared. Toby Keil and I were inundated with work this week, resulting in an off-the-cuff interview in a multi-functional space behind AoSA-- where imaging and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    5 Things You'd Thought You'd Miss After Going Vegan

    The decision to go vegan can be an overwhelming one, especially in a culture where animal products are in so many different foods. But with growing interest in alternative sources of meals that don't include meat or dairy, many products that vegans thought were gone for good are opening back up. Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Sriracha-Flavored Lay's Loses To Cheesy-Garlic Bread Flavor in Potato Chip Contest

    In an upset victory, Cheesy Garlic Bread has triumphed over Sriracha in Lay's Potato Chips "Do Us A Flavor" contest. Short of saying that this might indicate that the Sriracha craze has finally ebbed, we actually never got to taste any of the three Cheesy Garlic Bread might have actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    "Wendy's Be Our Valentine!" Protest Today in SanTana!

    Today the Student Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (those always-awesome chingones who have led successful boycotts against everyone from Taco Bell to Trader Joe's) are invting la gente to meet and prep at El Centro Cultural de Mexico at 5pm to be part of today's "Wendy's Be Ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    On The Line: Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part One

    We interview chefs for two reasons. For those already familiar with their cuisine, it gives diners an opportunity to get to know the chef on a more personal level. Those who haven't been to their establishment are able to understand the individual in the kitchen. If they like what they read, it moti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    From Fu Manchu to Creepy Fingers: Brad Davis Talks Boutique Pedals and Crappy eBayers

    When the OC stoner rock band Fu Manchu began twenty years ago, the world of effects pedals consisted of a few rusty ones leftover from the 1970s waiting to be stumbled upon at random pawn shops. But today, even that world has become dominated by mass-market brands such as Boss and DigiTech that sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Orly Taitz, Discredited Obama Birther Lawyer, Now MedPot Activist?

    An interesting news story came out of Costa Mesa yesterday, where a medical marijuana activist was arrested in front of Mother's Market. The activist, Deborah Tharp, was attempting to gather signatures for a proposed ballot initiative that would demand Costa Mesa city officials end their crackdown o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    An Open Letter To Friends of Food Writers

    "Oh, it's not up to your standards, I'm sure."I hate that phrase. I hate that phrase so much that just typing it made my blood pressure spike for a moment. I hate that phrase so much because it means someone is intimidated by cooking for me, and they shouldn't be.I write about food and seek out what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Kinde Durkee, Near Plea Deal for Ripping Off Democratic Politicians, Makes a Love Match

    ​Before we get to the news about Kinde Durkee's possible plea deal, may we point out that, based on their respective booking photos, we believe we have found a love match between the disgraced former Democratic campaign treasurer and a certain disgraced former city official who called Huntington B ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2012

    Paulien Lombard Was a Spyentologist

    A former spy for Scientology came clean on abuses. Now, she says, the church is chasing her

  • Food

    February 17, 2012

    Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground

    Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    On the Line: The Men of the Burnt Truck, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​When we suggested the guys behind local luxe lonchera the Burnt Truck split up the answers, it wasn't until after the fact we realized all three (Paul Cao, Phi Nguyen and Minh Pham) submitted answers to the entire questionnaire. So this week, we flex our keyboarding muscles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    How to Smoke Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs aka MOINK Balls

    ProfessorSalt.comMOINK!!​As with any festive meal, an outdoor cookout ought to begin with appetizers. This week on Grill Marks, we make MOINK Balls. Moo oink = beef meatballs wrapped in bacon, then smoked.Like the rest of the Grill Marks series, this post will focus on the technique and the gril ... More >>

  • Food

    February 17, 2011

    Roots Gourmet for the Home Team

    Coffee, sandwiches, empanadas and more make this delicious Long Beach eatery hard to classify

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona's Sheriff and Pink Undies Distributor, Seizes Nixon Library

    ​Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Yorba Linda tonight, but protesters may have a hard time getting themselves, their noisemakers and their picket signs near Maricopa County, Arizona's no-shit-taking, immigrant-jailing, pink-underwear-dispensing lawman.That's because he'll be inside the gated, guarded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Five Local Food-Related Host(ess) Gifts For This Holiday Season

    Flickr user roboppyThanks. I'll put it with the other 5 boxes of the same thing that I won't eat until I can regift it.​This year, instead of flowers, a box of See's, or a bottle of wine from Trader Joe's, shake up the host/hostess gifts a little bit. There are plenty of local options that will ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Put Down The Damn Cool Whip. Do It Now.

    Flickr user roadsidepicturesYou're not fooling anyone, you know.​Last week was a very stressful week, and when I get stressed out, I cook. The concentration required to work in a kitchen, a place with knives, boiling water or oil, fire, and slippery floors, takes my mind off whatever's gone wrong. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Crime Time: Is Tobias Fünke the "Blue Note Bandit"?

    It's the Weekly's weekly crime round-up--now with more blatant Arrested Development imagery.Could Tobias Fünke be the "Blue Note Bandit" (Wednesday) or the man making "blown" offers (Thursday)?​TUESDAY, DEC. 1Nice Racks! After pulling over a silver 2004 Acura TL four-door at Newport Boulevard and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    On the Line: Jason Kordas of Jason's Downtown

    Photo Courtesy of Jason's Catering​Jason Kordas has catered for Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Pete Wilson. And for the past two years, his Santa Ana restaurant Jason's Downtown has been a fixture of the downtown dining and music scene.Kordas also still offers his catering services if you have people a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Just Another Orange County Murder: Jasmine Fiore Car Found

    UPDATED THROUGHOUT! The final piece in the puzzle explaining how swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore was brutally murdered and mutilated, as well as whether anyone helped now dead murder suspect Ryan Alexander Jenkins kill and/or dispose of the body in a Buena Park dumpster, could have b ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008
  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Mmm . . . Vittles

    Hardtack, biscuits & gravy, salt pork, beef jerky, burritos, falafel, & banh mi—you know, cowboy  food

  • Features

    July 19, 2007

    Soil to Soul

    Orange County’s freshest farmers, farmers markets, food purveyors—and the chefs who love them

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    The Ultimate Stoke

    Independent longboard shapers ride a small wave to the big time

  • Food

    April 3, 2003

    Chewing the Chatpatas

    From Bollywood to La Palma with Haldirams Indian Munchies

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    You Say Rubbish, We Say Opportunity

    Not everyone cheers trash strikes resolution

  • Food

    October 4, 2001

    Continental Drift

    Brittas brings Europe a little closer

  • Features

    August 9, 2001
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    May 10, 2001


    You didnt lose a band. You gained a compagna

  • Features

    November 23, 2000

    Were Shallow, They Say

    After the big-time, Mirainga just want to have fun