Wil Dee

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Food Porn From Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach

    When friends invited us to attend Taste of the Nation Los Angeles, we couldn't say no to a collection of great restaurants all in one spot. Then I realized the Orange County event was around the corner, and covering it only made sense. While it was a much more intimate setting, the caliber of expert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    [UPDATE: Taco Asylum Responds] Animal Liberation Front Vandalizes Taco Asylum Restaurant

    *See end of post for Taco Asylum's official response to the Animal Liberation Front. Original Post: Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a radical animal rights group, has taken credit for an act of vandalism against Costa Mesa's Taco Asylum restaurant. The vandalism allegedly took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    First Look: Provisions Market In Old Towne Orange

    With 30 beers on tap and another 300 by the bottle, Wil Dee has his work cut out for him. Haven Gastropub's beverage director dropped in as Greg Daniels conducted our tour of the soon-to-be open Provisions Market (formerly The Bruery Provisions). We discussed their menu, changes to the space and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Haven Gastropub Celebrates American Craft Beer Week

    Wait, what? It's American Craft Beer Week? Here I thought it was Bike to Work Week, and I could have been sucking down beers instead of pedaling to the office, uphill and into a stiff headwind both ways. Wil Dee, the Beverage Director at Haven Gastropub and enthusiastic road cyclist, can celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    21st Amendment Beer Now at Taco Asylum

    ​Hopheads rejoice! Beer from San Francisco's 21st Amendment Brewery hasn't been sold in Southern California--until today. Starting at tonight's dinner service, they'll have it at Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa.Yesterday, in a happy bit of synchronicity, I happened to e-mail Taco Asylum and Haven Gastro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Taco Asylum Opens This Week at THE CAMP

    Greg Daniels, Wil Dee and Alkesh Patel, a.k.a. the people who brought you the wildly successful Haven Gastropub in Orange has finally put the finishing touches for their CAMP offering called taco asylum, what they describe as a "non-traditional" taco shop. The official opening is Thursday, Janu ... More >>