• Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Meet Today's Most Annoying Thief: Mohamed Bedier

    Mohamed Mahmoud Bedier, a native and citizen of Lebanon, is a thief who likes to complain. According to court records, Bedier came to the United States and illegally obtained government welfare payments, a crime that prompted federal officials to launch deportation proceedings against him last year ... More >>

  • Food

    September 27, 2012

    Kale to the Chef at Healthy Junk

    Root for the vegetarian food, even though it's so-so, at Anaheim's deserted-for-now Center Street Promenade

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Vegetarians Petition For In-N-Out To Make A Veggie Burger

    One of the travails of becoming a vegan, as Ari Solomon has found, is that your choices are pretty limited at In-N-Out. The LA-based activist once enjoyed the chain's burgers but can no longer eat them. So in an attempt to make In-N-Out more vegetarian-friendly, he started a petition that calls for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Hipster Trifecta Of Eats Now Open In Downtown Anaheim

    Center Street is evolving its downtown digs in similar fashion as The LAB and CAMP in Costa Mesa, SanTana's Artist Village and downtown Fullerton. With three new eateries opening in the last month, we cannot ignore their climb to hipster neighborhood status.First stop: Jenny Ross' 118 Degrees Commun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Angels Stadium Makes PETA's List of Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

    I haven't been to an Anaheim Angels game in about two years, busy as I've been. But I gotta head down there this year to check out that kid Trout. And when I'm at Angels Stadium, I gotta check out their vegetarian options.The motivation comes in part from PETA's recent release of the 10 most vegetar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Who's Picky Now? 30% of Meat Eaters Won't Date a Vegetarian, Survey Says

    Love may see no class or color buuut it's apparently pretty judgy when it comes to what's on your plate. A survey conducted by the Today show and found that out of 4,000 singles, nearly 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian. According to, the reasons for this ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2012

    Tree Hugger's Ball

    Santiago Event Center

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    PETA Sponsors 'Sexiest Vegetarian' Contest

    When you think of vegetarians and vegans, do you think of skinny, pale people with wan faces who wear baggy brown trousers and bare feet? Yeah, you do. Don't lie.To combat this image, PETA--you know, the lovingly whacko freaks who proposed that fish be renamed "sea kittens"--is running their annual ... More >>

  • Food

    January 26, 2012

    Hoa Sen Serves Cheatin' Chicken

    [Hole In the Wall] The Garden Grove Vietnamese dive sells fake meats even a Midwesterner could love

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Ten Questions With Long Beach Vegan Eatery's Jeff Terranova

    ​As of 2010, the population of Long Beach was somewhere in the 500,000 range, yet the city was home to only one vegan restaurant (Zephyr). While this animal-free diet ain't exactly sweeping the nation -- or the town -- by storm, that number still seemed small.Luckily, however, about two weeks ago, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Dr. Andrew Weil to Appear at True Food Kitchen on Thursday

    Photo Courtesy of True Food Kitchen​When True Food Kitchen was announced, I had my doubts about the concept and rolled my eyes when I heard one of the people involved was a doctor. "This was a line I had hoped would never be crossed," I wrote in my review. That doctor is Andrew Weil, whom you've ... More >>

  • Food

    October 6, 2011

    Red Table Makes a Good Egg

    Chef Louie Jocson's Huntington Harbour restaurant is intensely personal and intensely good

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    INFOGRAPH: Are You a Vegetarian?

    ​ Apparently, the stars have aligned and it's Vegetarian Weekend here in the United States of Where's-The-Beef.Today is Hug-A-Vegetarian Day, sponsored by those lovable but disturbed whackjobs over at PETA. Not content with trying to get fish renamed "sea kittens" and actually driving more busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    UK Dating Website Gets Dinged By Guv'ment: Claimed It's for Vegetarians, Yet Featured Mostly Meat Eaters

    ​Look at the page above. A quick glance would lead readers to believe this is a dating website for vegetarians, and that's how Veggie Dates UK initially advertised itself as. But now notice the tagline: "If you are someone looking to meet single people who lead a healthy lifestyle why not join.... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: Veggie Burgers

    Edwin Goei​By now, you should've gone to Rick's Atomic Cafe and had his breakfasts. You haven't? Stop reading and go. You back? Okay, now try his veggie burger. Seriously. Try it. Yes, I, too, was skeptical. Why would any meat-eater opt for a veggie burger when you don't have to? Answer: When Rick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Signs of the Apocalypse: Bacon Salt for Vegetarians and Jews

    Dave Lieberman​A friend of mine gave me a jar of a product called "J&D's Bacon Salt." Initially, I had trouble figuring out what I was going to use it on. Eggs, certainly, and in gumbo or coq au vin.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Life on The Veg: Taco Loco in Laguna Beach

    Grace LeBlackened Mushrooms & Tofu Burger​ Laguna Beach's beloved Taco Loco is a tiny beach-side establishment that boasts a largely eclectic menu that draws from Mexican, Southern, and vegetarian culinary influences. From shaggy bearded beach bums to fixed-gear bicycle enthusiasts, you'll enc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    On the Line: Ray White of the Veggie Grill

    Courtesy of Veggie Grill​The first time I heard tell of a group of people who eschewed not only meat but all animal products, I was stunned. I put down the fork and steak knife and said, "Exactly what do these people eat anyway?"As I started dating a woman whose father and sister are strict vegeta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Life on the Veg: Au Lac Vegetarian Restaurant in Fountain Valley

    Humanese, if you please.​ It's unfortunate, but after a few years spent living up in Berkeley I can safely say that, here in SoCal, most restaurateurs treat veganism as more of a novelty than a lifestyle. From the premium pricing of upscale establishments such as Costa Mesa's 118 Degrees to being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Meat Free Monday Goes Mainstream

    Of course, by 'mainstream' I mean that celebrities are now endorsing the campaign. Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney today launched a new website, Meat Free Monday, which encourages everyone to, yes, you guessed it, give up meat on Mondays. Other famous names weighing in include Kevin Spacey, Sheryl C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Zen Vegetarian Restaurant in Little Saigon Now Much Bigger

    I kept pacing, walking, texting, getting insane. Saturday near noon in Little Saigon, with horrific traffic and sad news. I was supposed to meet a pal at Zen Vegetarian Restaurant, a place I hadn't visited in a while but which my vegetarian friend swore by. Only problem: it no longer existed; constr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009
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    October 6, 2008

    Veggie Grill to Open at The Irvine Spectrum

    Irvine's Veggie Grill is slated to open it's second Irvine outlet at The Irvine Spectrum, fellow food-blogger Brekkie Fan told me. The original, across from UCI, has become the darling of local vegetarians and omnivores alike, thanks to one of the co-founders of Costa Mesa's Native Foods. As Brekk ... More >>

  • Food

    September 20, 2007
  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The Chuck Wagon

    Steakhouses, mess halls, eateries, barbecues, fine-dining establishments, & gratuitous & thematically inconsistent Tolkien references

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Trailing Me

    I like the idea of bribing me with food in order to get me to pay attention to a cause. PETA, for one, would do better to give away free vegetarian food that tastes good rather than getting celebrities to act like idiots -- sorry, but I'm not gonna spare the poor animals' lives if it means eating d ... More >>

  • Food

    February 15, 2007

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Your moment of Zen: Zen Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Food

    June 1, 2006

    Veggie Vexing

    Missing and loving Thuyen Vien

  • Food

    March 9, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    The Glory of It Thali

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Food

    August 12, 2004
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    February 12, 2004

    Bright Lights, Big Bigots

    Happy Veggie Combats Boorish Clientele with Vegan Love

  • Features

    January 15, 2004


    Four Reasons to Throw Away this Issue NOW!

  • Food

    December 18, 2003

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Rasthal Vegetarian Cuisine

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Dont Spare Me

    Lucky Strikes cosmic bowling utopia

  • Food

    October 23, 2003

    Bodhisattvas of Vegetarianism

    The Pham family re-emerges with Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Cafe

  • Food

    April 10, 2003

    Temple of Tofu

    Luck for everyone at Van Hanh Vietnamese Restaurant

  • Food

    June 20, 2002

    How Delicious

    Veggies, cocktails and cow tongue with DJ Wanda

  • Food

    June 13, 2002

    Mmmmmm, Subjugation

    Banh mi and tortas: The French connection

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Food Fighter

    LA jail menu led to Long Beach protesters early release

  • Food

    May 16, 2002
  • Food

    April 18, 2002

    The Accidental Vegetarian

    Al-Sanabel makes you forget meat

  • Food

    April 11, 2002

    Of Meat and Men

    Calvin Free spreads the gospel of beef

  • Food

    January 24, 2002

    Meat Knowlwood!

    In this carnivores paradise, the veggie burger is best

  • Columns

    June 14, 2001
  • Food

    January 27, 2000

    Veggie Logic

    Lotus Cafe offers a healthy break for the fern-nibbling set

  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food, Part 2

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!