To be familiar with Scott Raczek is an honor. For his past employment with Mr. Stox to Raxzek's ongoing charitable contributions, this is someone with a genuine spirit. We begin our interview with a thorough response to a simple inquiry. Most undervalued ingredient: Red beets are becoming very popu ... More >>
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill
Huntington Beach Library
It's the quintessential summer cocktail--with a kick! This easy recipe is from The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Vegan "Rooster Sauce" Recipes That Pack a Punch, out on Tuesday, July 2 and available for pre-order now.
This year, we're going to publish our top drinks as well as our top restaurants, and I already know where the bone of contention will lie with my list; not all of these are cocktails. I don't want to put up something that may have rotated out of availability, since the best cocktails in Orange Count ... More >>
Kind of looks like the monolith from 2001--you kids do know that film, right?My memory of boxed wines from when I was a teen and wanted to mix up my diet of Kahlua and Presidente was watery syrup: dreck lighter than wine coolers, lighter than water, with strange tints from weirdly shaped boxes. A ... More >>
Chris A. Michaels/ / CC BY 2.0Santa Barbara VinesIf there was a moment for California wine--one in which it went from being something that only came from Napa and Sonoma or was just two buck chuck--and became something relevant in pop culture, it was the release of Sideways.
Willy BlackmoreStephanie Anglim at Anglim Winery White wine is certainly worth drinking year round, but with the heat making its way back to Orange County, a cold, crisp bottle has become evermore tempting in the past weeks. We've tasted some wines from nearby Temecula in previous editions of Due ... More >>
When I first heard about the unusual pairing of wine and ice cream, honestly it sounded like a stomach ache waiting to happen. Then again, I'm one of those people who likes to try weird and possibly gross food, so I decided to check it out. The four-course tasting was held at the Wine Gallery in ... More >>
Enjoying the pairings at the HB Hyatt Regency
The Los Diablos Times just chimed in (read: posted an AP release) on the luxurious conditions of John Mark Karr's flight to California. Karr, in case you're allergic to the 24-hour news cycle, is the guy who says he killed six-year old beauty queen (a truly shudder-worthy compound adjective) JonBene ... More >>
Sipping gourmet vintages with a classy dame at La Maison Gourmet
Appreciating the ways of the oenophile at Tannins
Of Vine, wine and conspiratorial romance
Delicious Mediterranean fare at Byblos Cafe
Flemings provides the steak, you bring the dough