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    July 26, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts Returning to So Cal

    ​ East-coast donut giant Dunkin' Donuts announced yesterday that they're returning to Southern California in 2015, with 18 of 45 initial locations planned in Orange County and the South Bay area. There was a time before the Internet when Dunkin' had stores in Orange County, and we old people migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    What Will The Drive-Thru of The Future Look Like?

    I'll admit I don't give a ton of thought to the state of drive-thru restaurants (they're quick, they're cheap, they're making us all obese--what more is there?), but one team of consultants has been watching them slowly become food-industry dinosaurs. Ohio-based Big Red Rooster, a "multidimensional ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!

    Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Leaked: Britney Spears' After-Party Plans

    ​ Britney Spears has had a busy week, announcing a pair of June SoCal shows as part of her Femme Fatale tour and popping up unexpectedly at a club with Nicki Minaj, causing such a stir that six fans collapsed from hyperventilation. Not wanting to miss out on the excitement, we used our connecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Habit Burger Grill Probably Won't Become One

    ​The chica's parents bought me a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas, so this cheapskate finally splurged on Mark Kurlansky's The Food of a Younger Land, which collected excerpts from a long-forgotten WPA program that sought to capture America's regional food traditions. It's a great read, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2009

    On the Line: David Slay, Chef at Park Ave

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    June 25, 2009

    OC Fair Food: Disgusting or Really Disgusting?

    The Orange County Fair, which in the past has served us bloomin' onions, smoking brisket, fried Spam, fried avocados, deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried cupcakes, deep-fried Snickers bars, deep-fried White Castle burgers, chili-cheese fries, pulled-pork sandwiches . . . pardon me a second: PADDLES! CLEAR! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Square Burgers Suck

    Great bar food should be the rule, not the exception. Important, but often overlooked, on the spectrum of gastronomic delights is the pairing of a great beer with a great (and specific) specialty bar food item: a burger, thick, salty fries, fish and chips, fried calamari, onion rings...You get the p ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
  • Features

    November 4, 2004

    O, America . . .

    Reflections on Election Day, 2004