This Irvine restaurant brings its grilled cheese concept to the Irvine Spectrum
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the secret to making the best buñuelos on the planet?
Nothing against the late, great Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrel, but when I saw a burger on the menu of the Slidebar named the Cowboy from Hell after the metal legends' 1990 album, I began to wonder. How would Dimebag feel about a monster of a burger--a humongous patty topped with slices of sauteed ... More >>
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star
As winter approaches, with its occasional rain and frigid mid-50s-high temperatures, people break out the sweaters, boots and think about hot, stick-to-your-ribs food. In the winter, a lot of baking happens and a lot of lasagne, but when it's chilly out, I think of the time I spent in Minnesota a ... More >>
The latest winner from the Irvine Fine Arts Center does much more than tickle your funny bone
Flickr user xiamingI love fresh food. I love cooking from whole ingredients. I go slightly insane when I can't have plenty of fresh vegetables with my meals, and I live in Southern California, where we have a year-round growing season and farmers markets that make even people from other produce-r ... More >>
Betcha there'll never be a tamale pie truck...Cupcakes are on their way out, pies are supposedly in--but it seems Orange County's going to go through a Summer of Doughnut. M & M Donuts over in Anaheim have hundreds of Yelp reviews (!), all over a simple blueberry donut, a fried thing studded ... More >>
The Long Beach quasi-pub follows the Hooters model of booze, breasts and burgers
For Sunday's Superbowl XLV, which pits Pittsburgh against Green Bay in Dallas, I bring you a Texas dish made with Wisconsin cheese. "Queso" is a Tex-Mex dish served everywhere in Texas, but almost never seen outside the Southwest.ProfessorSalt.com
Got them for free, as does anyone who sits at this particular table...This past Saturday was National Nachos Day, that legendary borderlands dish of tortilla chips, jalapeño and goops of cheese. The above picture are the nachos at El Cholo Cafe, Southern California's oldest Mexican restaurant an ... More >>
Photo by Meg StrouseThis week, Gabe Zambrano of Soho Taco, the gourmet taco company, is on the line with us. You'd think that someone would have started a taco cart with higher-end ingredients before, but they didn't, and OC is lucky to have Soho. (Now get a truck!) If you missed yesterday's inte ... More >>
Flickr user 25960000@N05You. Yes, you. Get over here already, it's been an hour since I last saw you!Two of the editors of Chow.com, Roxanne Webber and Lessley Anderson, have gone on a three-city eating tour. They started in San Francisco, came down to LA (we tried to get them to Bootlegger's and ... More >>
Two women, eating and gabbing in a Huntington Beach City Hall break room:FIRST WOMAN: You know, Velveeta has a light cheese. It's hard to find.OTHER WOMAN: They have it at Target.FIRST WOMAN: [Excitedly] THEY HAVE IT AT TARGET!?! VELVEETA LIGHT!?!
Special sexy edición!
A synergy of cultures at Mario's Peruvian Seafood
Food Court Peruvian: LIMA CITY
'I no longer sell photos but there are great benefits to being married to the Mattress Maven of the Inland Empire. My sister the Rabbi tells me she is available at a moments notice.'
Disneys revamped steakhouse caters to tourists, boils things
To take her to Aire every night of the week
This week in homework
Back in April 2001, Alison M. Rosen wrote a cover story for the Weekly (available at the moment only through Google cache) on her inexplicable fondness for the work of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light™. She knew that Kinkade belonged on "a list of people you, as an enlightened individual, are ... More >>
Traversing the countys Italian-South American trattorias
Feasting into the early morning at Honda-Ya
Orange Countys 74 Greatest Holes-in-the-Wall
Travel through Peru with Norys
Alison M. Rosen confesses her love of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light
Might Joes Growl is badder than a roomful of James Browns
Fish so good, we got emotional