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    August 21, 2014

    Company Recalls Nut Butters Sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Others Due to Salmonella

    Careful before you snack everyone, there's another nut butter recall going on. nSpired Natural Foods, a food company that produces nut butters for Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger, and a bunch of other stores issued a voluntary recall Tuesday over some salmonella concerns. The recall affects peanu ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    This Week In Food: Pot Tacos, Meaty Sins, and Way Too Much Fast Food News

    What's up, duders? It's time for another food round up! First, Edwin took us to Samurai Burrito in Fountain Valley for his print review, then he gave us the March Restaurant Roll Call where we see restaurants lost and gained in the past month. He told is to eat the sushi at Tabi-Ji and shared Taco ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Lisa & Mo Desserts: Not Just Good For Gluten-Free, Good Period.

    I am the worst kind of skeptic when it comes to dairy substitutes; I think non-dairy ice cream is one of the cruelest tricks ever played on a vulnerable public; I think that you'd have a tastier experience eating the box that tempeh bacon comes in than the contents; I think "nut cheese" ought to be ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Damn Fine Coffee! David Lynch Releases New Line of Lynchian Coffee at Whole Foods Market

    David Lynch: director, actor, musician, maker? Yep, the visionary multimedia artist and filmmaker behind mega-iconic art house films such as Eraserhead, Inland Empire and Blue Velvet is teaming up with Whole Foods Market to release his own blend of signature roasts--only to be availabl ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Geeta Bansal of Clay Oven Doing Indo-Peruvian Pop-Up Tomorrow

    Geeta Bansal, who is the chef and owner of Clay Oven in Irvine as well as a contributor to this blog, will be hosting another one of her pop-up dinners at her restaurant tomorrow. The dinner was originally planned to be held like her last, at the Whole Foods in Newport Beach, but it has just now be ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Whole Foods Suspends Workers for Speaking Spanish: Claim

    I personally have nothing against Whole Foods, because I don't shop there. What I do find hilarious about the company, however, is how the vast majority of its clientele are liberals even though CEO John Mackey is a self-proclaimed libertarian who's actually far more to the right than he lets on, wh ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Bloody Mary at Back Bay Tavern at Whole Foods Market Newport Beach, Our Drink of the Week!

    Earlier this week, I attended a special dinner by Clay Oven Irvine executive chef-owner Geeta Bansal at Whole Foods Market's Newport Beach location. It's a snug space that's encyclopedic in its offerings but not as intimidating as the cavernous Tustin location. But what I didn't expect was its Back ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Geeta Bansal Doing Pop-Up At Whole Foods In Newport Beach

    Clay Oven chef, and now Stick A Fork In It contributor Geeta Bansal, is doing another pop-up event, this time at the Back Bay Tavern in Whole Foods at Fashion Island. It'll be on Wednesday March 6th. Mrs. Bansal will offer a 5-course dinner focused on modernist Indian cuisine, with guests arriving a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    On The Line: Dean Kim of OC Baking Company, Part Two

    "I don't consider myself old in any way, but I'm old school now. Even Dee (Nguyen), Mike (Rossi) . . .we're old."One of the best things about interviewing a well-connected baker is the exchange of information. Dean reminds us that the community of chefs is full of friends and customers. Can you beli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Eat This Now: Kickin' Ketchup

    Written by our resident Brit, Jack Grimshaw... Sexy, ketchup ain't. If your shining moment is being the punch line of a joke (albeit one told by the delectable Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction), then you have, in PR and advertising lingo, an image problem. And Dana Point's Beach Cities Ketchup aims to ch ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    On The Line: Geeta Bansal Of Clay Oven, Part One

    Geeta Bansal doesn't sit still. Her travel plans to visit chefs Europe are around the corner, and they've just finalized plans for another dinner collaboration-- and that's just for October. Most recently, they served wild boar at Taste of Newport. Plans to prep their signature Thanksgiving turkeys ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Lots Of OC Chefs (And Fabio!) To Give Cooking Demos At The New Whole Foods Laguna Niguel

    A new Whole Foods is coming to Laguna Niguel on May 16, and it's a fancy one. It's one of those places where you can spend all afternoon (and definitely all your money.) There's a wine and beer bar (with 12 local brews on tap), a pizza station, a juice bar, a taco eatery and a huge outdoor patio wit ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    5 Foodies To Follow on Pinterest

    ​Pinterest is not just another social media time-suck that leaves women wishing they had more money, vacation time and hours in the day to crochet coffee mug cozies. For food lovers, it's a pretty incredible source of inspiration for daily meals, parties, kitchen tools--everything. Since the site ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    The District in Tustin Loses 3 Restaurants

    Edwin Goei​I noticed in walking around The District in Tustin last week how deserted the place was. No, not the Costco part or the part where Target and Whole Foods continue to snarl up traffic; but the area around the theater. After the failure of Borders and Chaparosa Grill a few months ago, ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 8, 2011

    Soy Nail Polish Remover Allows You to Say 'Adiós' to Acetone

    [Trendzilla] Kaia House, Priti NYC and Karma Organics offer options

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    November 10, 2011

    On the Line: Keith Stich of Wildfish Seafood Grille, Part Three

    Photo by Meranda Carter​We wrap up our interview with Wildfish's Keith Stich with an easy-peasy ahi main course. [Editor's Note: While the exact amount of fish isn't stated in the recipe, Stich said that 6 ounces of ahi feeds one person.] While things are marinating, take a look back at parts one ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Hundreds March To Trader Joe's Headquarters In Monrovia To Demand A One Penny Per Pound Raise For Florida Farm Workers

    Marisa Gerber/ OCWeekly​Three vans of people -- many from El Centro Cultural de Mexico and others from Justice for Janitors and an inter-faith group -- carpooled from Santa Ana to Monrovia today for a protest at Trader Joe's headquarters. The crew of 30 or so from Santa Ana convened with abou ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Fast Food Sushi vs. Supermarket Sushi

    Edwin GoeiSushi Boy's Sushi​ Fast food sushi. If there's a better food oxymoron out there, I think it'd have to be "veggie burgers". But that's disingenuous of me to say. I've actually enjoyed more "fast food sushi" than veggie burgers. Most of the time, it's Sushi Boy; not usually for the sushi, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    The Power of Whole Foods: Almost One Million 696,132 Living Social Deals Sold So Far

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 10:30 P.M.: The Washington Post is reporting that the Whole Foods Living Social deal was their most fastest-selling offer ever: Approximately 115,000/hour, which breaks down to 30 deals/second.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 2011, 11:23 A.M.: Around here, Whole Foods is referred to as ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Prankster Fakes A Whole Foods Opening in Silver Lake; Two Real Ones Coming To OC

    ​So over in LAist, there's much about ado about nothing. Literally nothing. They report that someone apparently took the time to put up a banner announcing the arrival of a new Whole Foods in Silverlake, at an abandoned Circuit a joke. The website posits "It's an odd thing to joke about ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Whole Foods Scrambles To Do Damage-Control After One Region Buckles Under Islamophobic Pressure

    Whole Foods​Whole Foods wants to get one thing straight: Addressing a report from our sister paper Houston Press--Whole Foods: "We Should Not Highlight Ramadan"--which set off a maelstrom of attacks on the haute-hippie market, the corporate-run @WholeFoods has spent the day doing damage cont ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Drink of the Week: Ventura Limoncello

    Dave Lieberman​Ventura County produces more lemons than any other county in the United States. A drive inland along Highway 150 from Santa Barbara to Santa Paula goes past thousands of acres of lemon trees, but limoncello, the lemon liqueur that's on every bar shelf in Italy, was never produced lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    "Whole Foods Parking Lot" Video: Miracle of Filmmaking!

    Everyone's posting this, so we should as well--along with our own Whole Foods Nazi experience!

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    May 27, 2011

    Five Tastiest Non-Farm Animals to Throw on The Barbie This Memorial Day Weekend

    Flickr user Another Pint Please...As if the Weekly had the budget to buy us lobster...​Tired of the same old burgers and dogs you grill every Memorial Day? Steaks and chicken don't lift your kilt like they used to? Here's some ideas for things to throw on the grill this weekend that your frie ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Truck Brings Free Ice Cream to SoCal, Now Accepting Locations

    @BenJerrysWest​Now these boys can come over anytime. Ben & Jerry, makers of yummy and wittily-named ice cream, have a truck that will hand out free scoops throughout SoCal for the next six weeks. There are only a couple OC stops on the schedule so far--Whole Foods in Tustin on June 1 and ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Filed Under Awesome: An Angry Birds Gingerbread House

    Flickr user zero-livesThe Chinese zodiac may point to the tiger but all those who've played that addictive mobile video game know this has indeed been the Year of the Bird. As a holiday tribute, Flickr user zero-lives built an Angry Birds gingerbread house. (Let's hope the supplies weren't pur ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Whole Foods Recalls Ginger Bread House For Possible Bacteria Contamination

    Flickr User Andrew Kelsall​If you think it's safe to chow down on that stale gingerbread house you've been eyeing for the past month, you may want to just let it foreclose. On Christmas Eve, Whole Foods Market recalled the houses made by Rolf's Patisserie, a Chicago-area bakery and one of its sup ... More >>

  • Food

    December 9, 2010

    Olive Gourmet Grocer Is the Anti-Whole Foods

    This Long Beach storefront offers specialty products and delicious hot food without demanding your paycheck. Imagine that!

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    November 15, 2010

    Six Dollars Too Much And Bad Besides: The Whole Foods Bánh Mì

    Dave Lieberman​Orange County's third Whole Foods opened in mid-October in the Bella Terra complex at Beach and Edinger in Huntington Beach. This didn't stir up much sentiment around these parts, since most of us at Fork live closer to the organic juggernaut of a Whole Foods in Tustin, until we dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Self-Caffeination As It Was Meant To Be Done

    Our coffee culture, sadly, tends to run toward Starbucks and drive-through at It's A Grind. Largely missing from la naranja is the local, artisanal small-batch roaster whose singular focus on the product raises the coffee bar. Sure, we have Martin Diedrich, and the lines out the door at his two coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    A Sign That Food Trucks Are Still Hot: Whole Foods Takes Notice

    Edwin Goei​ Our sister paper, SF Weekly asks: How do you know when street food is hot? When Whole Foods takes notice.

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    May 14, 2010

    Champagne With Wild Hibiscus Flowers

    ​BevMo! carries just about every type of alcohol you could possibly need and if they don't have it in stock, they will special-order it. Their most under-appreciated aisle happens to house all of the non-alcoholic items. There is just about every flavor of rim salt and sugar possibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Whole Meals to Go at Whole Foods

    Grace Le​ Kind of pretty isn't it?Find out if it tastes as good as it looks after the jump!

  • Food

    March 4, 2010

    How Far Can Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito Go?

    What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business

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    March 4, 2010

    Baked Crispy Bread With Almond Cream at Capital Seafood

    Jessica Ford Capital Seafood in the Diamond Jamboree Center of Irvine has all of the necessary qualities of a fine dining establishment--linen napkins, chandelier lighting and attentive servers--without the prices such touches suggest. This most upscale outpost of the mini-chain of Chinese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Life on the Veg: Taco Verde at Raw

    Anyone that has been grocery shopping will know that one of the worst moves to make is to tour the isles on an empty stomach. Unless you've brought your mother along to help you "just say no," chances are you'll end up with a cart full of crap you didn't come for.I almost suffered this same fate the ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Dean and Deluca Cancels Fashion Island Store

    jorgeq82 @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Not actually coming to a mall near you...​Well, I hate to be the Christmas buzzkill, but the Irvine Company today announced that Dean & Deluca has cancelled plans for the Newport Beach store. The store, which was originally supposed to open in spring 2009, ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Whole Foods Recalling Hazelnuts Because of Salmonella

    ​Whole Foods is recalling organic and non-organic raw hazelnuts (known also as filberts) sold in bulk at stores in California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. So far, according to the company, no illnesses have been reported. You can call 512-542-0656, for more info ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Five Great Local Foodie Twitter Accounts Worth Following*

    Flickr user casch52Okay, so seagulls don't really go tweet but...​ *Aside from our own @OCWeeklyFood, of course. Yes, there are millions (presumably) of food-related Twitterers/Tweeters out there, but most of them are either a) gibberish (check out Jamie Oliver's semi-literate ramblings @jami ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: Costco Pizza Versus Whole Foods Pizza

    Edwin Goei​This week on Dueling Dishes: pizza. But not just any pizza: supermarket pizza, bought from opposite ends of the retail spectrum. Yes, it's Costco's pizza versus Whole Foods'. One is unquestionably proletariat, a massive mass-produced pie, sold for price so low ($9.95) it's almo ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    UPDATE: Organic Food "No Better Than Conventional," Study Finds

    ​As reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition yesterday, the British-commissioned survey, which took its findings from 55 studies made in the past 50 years, claims that eating organic food "will make no important difference to a person's overall health".According to Alan Dangour, one ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Flippin' Good Fun For Father's Day

    I'm not normally one to plug Whole Foods--love their grub, but it's way overpriced, to the extent that they once charged me 90 bucks for a chicken. Accidentally, admittedly, but the fact that I didn't realize until I got home is pretty telling.But this upcoming event at the District at Tustin Legacy ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    November 7, 2008

    To Do Tonight 11/7

    Fresh Fridays Grand Opening Featuring DJ MomJeans, 9 p.m. Surprise! DJ MomJeans is really Danny Masterson! Tentation Ultra Lounge 4647 MacArthur Blvd. Newport Beach, CA (949) 660-1010 Bats Day Dark Park Festival featuring Voltaire; Frankenstein; Unextraordinary Ge ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    This Saturday: Irvine Global Village Festival

    This Saturday, October 4, is the City of Irvine's Annual Global Village Festival, held from from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park. Festival admission and parking are free. There will be musical performances and of course, lots of dancing, including hula, belly, and break. But what's a fe ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008


    In an interview with MTV, famed Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg shared a few of his New Year's resolutions with the kids. No, he's not talking about leaving his weapons and/or marijuana at home before he tries to board airplanes, and no, he's not promising to finally release a rap album that doesn't to ... More >>

  • Food

    September 13, 2007

    Disneyland for Foodies

    The new Whole Foods Market fills your belly and lightens your wallet

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    August 16, 2007
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    April 14, 2005

    Natural Selection

    Survival of the fittest at the Natural Products Expo

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