The Orange oyster house has a Michelin-starred chef and prices to match
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
Essays by longtime activists on how gay life has changed in Orange County over the years
Just a reminder folks to tune in to the SoCal Restaurant Show every Saturday morning on KLAA-AM 830 because it's Anaheim-based and Weekling pal Jet Tila is the host. Here's the lineup for mañana, from producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
By: Rishabh BhavnaniEmancipator El Rey TheatreMarch 16, 2013 It's not often that an attempt to combine an avant garde club night line up with glossy club vibes manages to leave us fully satisfied. Last night on the peripheral edge of West Hollywood, the El Rey Theatre played host to one of The Do-L ... More >>
The award for mini-chain that took Costa Mesa by storm goes to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Open since last spring, Jonathan Rollo and Kristi Ritchey helped bring sexy back to a mild-mannered strip along 17th. With meals that are neither strictly vegan nor tasteless, Greenleaf's menu includes organic ... More >>
Orange County isn't exactly San Francisco, West Hollywood or Palm Springs when it comes to a thriving LGBT community, but we will always have Laguna Beach, which was a gay mecca for years before gays were priced out, and nearby Belmont Shore in Long Beach. There's also now a local LGBT Archive at UC ... More >>
Psychic Friends Network, the much-parodied chat line of the 1990s that had singer Dionne Warwick as its celebrity endorser and later went bankrupt due to bad business decisions, "re-launches" in Newport Beach next week. Mark Lasky, who co-founded the network in 1991 before cashing out and reacquirin ... More >>
As if we needed another reason to load up on caffeine, it's National Coffee Day this Saturday. (It just happens to come the day after National Drink Beer Day--thank you, calendar gods!) A handful of chains are offering coffee freebies (and cheepies). Here's where to go to score a cup of joe. ... More >>
See Also: *Heretic To Film Live DVD In Santa Ana This Weekend *Kiss - Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Aphitheater - 8/14/12*Kiss at the Honda Center Never ones to deviate from the bigger is better mantra, veteran rockers KISS announced Tuesday at the Viper Room that they'll be releasing a massive 45 ... More >>
A 36-year-old psychic who claimed to be ridding an Irvine woman of a curse inherited while in her mother's womb pleaded guilty last week to stealing about $200,000 from the mark.Lisa Debbie Adams of Los Angeles cut a plea deal Thursday that had her copping to grand theft with a sentencing enhancem ... More >>
Much like rock stars and supermodels, hip hop and street art have a long history that spans decades. And never before has the relationship between street art and hip hop had more of a literal representation than with the soon-to-be-unveiled "Now Royalty" collection by Los Angeles-based street artist ... More >>
Newport Beach ranks third among American cities where adults most value sex in a relationship.So that's why our hook-up ads sell so well!By the way, this wasn't some crappy greeting card company survey.
Propelled into the national rock arena during the Detroit renaissance at turn of the millennium, Electric Six garnered significant critical acclaim for its up-tempo, sexified take on classic garage rock. Despite shuffling band members through the years, Electric Six has maintained an impressive l ... More >>
What do you get when you take one part scientific coffee brewer and another part award-winning brewmaster? Some intensely caffeinated beer, that's what! Two great minds teamed up on a limited-edition taste that will get you pretty hopped up (Insert wah-wah trombone here).The players: Portola Coff ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Two 40 South's FacebookPane e Vino, the Italian restaurant that's been in Brea Downtown for as long as Brea Downtown has been, closed around March. Now a new wine and tapas restaurant called Two 40 South has taken over the space at, you guessed it, 240 South Brea Blvd.
The officials have assured us we're fine, a very safe distance from the radiation that's still emitting from the disaster-hit nuclear plant in Japan, but that hasn't stopped folks around here from taking extra precautions. People are flocking to local health food markets such as Mother's and Wh ... More >>
The Foo Fighters have been playing a round of secret, unannounced shows in Los Angeles lately, and we just got a tip that there's another one tonight in West Hollywood. It's first-come-first-served, and we hear there will be a camera crew to tape the whole thing. Want to go? Details after t ... More >>
Flickr user Ko_An South Africa's ruling party has proclaimed that eating sashimi off a semi-nude model's body is officially offensive. Known in Japan as nyotaimori, the practice involves a nude female model lying supine, her lady-parts covered discreetly with leaves or other garnish on which raw ... More >>
Antoine Dodson has had his 15 minutes of fame and then some. He received more than 67 million hits on YouTube for "The Bed Intruder" jam, and we're still not over the catchy song that rose to viral fame last summer. Now the bona-fide superstar is taping a reality-show pilot with media compan ... More >>
Update, November 26, 3:51 p.m.: A cameraman has dropped his lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen over an alleged assault at a Prop 8 rally in West Hollywood.Mike Skiff, who is openly gay, cited his own "emotional well being" as being the reason for ending the legal claim filed last month in Los Ange ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Antoine Dodson beyond the Internet, plus Justin Bieber in comic-book form
This time "Bruno" went too far, claims a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego and his crew assaulted a man at a Prop 8 rally, alleges the suit that seeks $25,000 in punitive damages and reimbursement for medical expenses and general damages.
www.antoinedodson.netNow that Antoine Dodson, inadvertent YouTube star, has conquered the BET awards, marketed his likeness as a Halloween costume and bought his family a house so they could move out of the projects, he's conquering Hollywood. Last night, according to WeHo Daily, he launched ... More >>
UPDATE: For the second time, City Councilman Phil Luebben has failed to get his colleagues to adopt resolutions declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law City" and applauding Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law while damning cities that oppose it (details at end of this post) . . . Cypress Cit ... More >>
LAPD assholes hold Kid Cudi at gunpoint "in a case of mistaken identity."John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame--thought to be stolen--has been relocated next to George Harrison's, Ringo Starr's scheduled to join February 8.TMZ makes big deal of Christina Aguilera fender bender in West Holl ... More >>
Edwin GoeiTopz "The Healthier Burger Grill" seems to be shutting down all over. The Hutton Center location was completely barren, the space already available for lease. And the Orange store's phone number has been disconnected. Reports of other Topz locations locations shuttering include West ... More >>
Stanton may be an unlikely place to open a destination restaurant, but, with Park Ave, chef and managing partner David Slay has made it work. OK, you may find a burger on the menu, but it'll be sitting alongside the likes of scallops and filet mignon. And those 'fresh-clipped greens (which, as yo ... More >>
This week's Locals Only spotlights pop punk trio He's Not Gay, a band with the type of name that you have no choice but to pay at least some attention to them--and thankfully, they're worth it. They're from Buena Park, clearly establishing them as the most exciting thing to come from the city since ... More >>
Of all the ways to make your band's wildest dreams come true, winning a radio station contest might not have the most street cred, but it certainly seems efficient.
Sasha Baron Cohen's comedy has nothing to do with OC pride festivals. We just can't find photos from past fests. Orange County's first-ever gay and lesbian pride festival was held in Santa Ana's Centennial Park in 1988, when angry Christian conservatives showed up not because they'd finally come ... More >>
In yet another move for Brand New followers to keep up with, the band has changed the title of their upcoming album to Daisy, rather than, And One Head Can Never Die, only two days after reporting the latter as the title. The release date for the band's fourth full length is the same, S ... More >>
OCProgressive.com gets the credit for catching this first, but the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it received complaints about the re-emergence of an anti-gay infomercial titled Speechless: Silencing the Christians--and among the stations around the country that just showed ... More >>
It's been a difficult time recently for British celebrity chefs. First, eateries owned by Antony Worrall Thompson and Tom Aikens hit money trouble. Then last week it was reported that Heston Blumenthal's famed Fat Duck restaurant has had to close because hundreds of diners became ill after eating th ... More >>
Okay, Prop. 8, supporters, be honest: Would you rather attend a party thrown by gays or straights? If you answered the latter, well, then, you haven't been to a party thrown by gays, have you? Think of all the collected knowledge of Martha Stewart, the Queer Eye guys and Chelsea Handler funneled int ... More >>
The KTLA Morning News just ran a story about a campaign launched by West Hollywood's Sean Hertherington to have everyone "call in to work gay" today to demonstrate outrage over the passage of Prop. 8 and how, "You really can't live a day without a gay." The memo obviously did not reach Wo ... More >>
Some ambitious comeback plans, a call for any—any—hip-hop artists to collaborate, and not a little crazy shit. Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart is about to return to the stage after a long absence. He's performing with a makeshift version of the Family Stone (rumor has it that Sly's bro Fredd ... More >>
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