If it's a Friday afternoon, that means it's time for the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830 to give us a scoop on what they'll have on their Saturday morning show. Without further ado, here's producer (and kinda-co-host) Andy Harris with the details!
Hey, it's May! Let's take a look at what this week in food brought us...
Edwin reviewed Urban Seoul in Irvine and feasted upon their post-modern bibimap. Then he shared the closing of Endless Food and Fun in Huntington...and I will keep all ironic comments about it to myself. Then he posted a phot ... More >>
As your Anaheim Ducks charge into the playoffs (and win despite the referees turning a blind eye to the attempt by Detroit and their fans to get a timeout with less than a minute on the clock, not that we're bitter), changes are afoot at the Honda Center for next hockey season. The Grand Terrace--yo ... More >>
Brothels and underage drinking were a topic of discussion at the Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Grammy Museum exhibit induction, Tuesday. Band members remembered the good ol' days when youngest member, David Marks who at 14-years-old, stole vodka from Mike Love's saxophone case while on tour, and dran ... More >>
With Friday night service in full swing, we navigated around servers and kitchen crew into chef Paul Gstrein's corner office. Containing a fraction of his cookbook collection, we recognized authors of both classic and progressive cooking techniques. Despite having a dozen other things on his mind, h ... More >>
On June 6, Chef Rick Bayless received from the Mexican government the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Insignia class (lower ranking reserved for non-royals and non-politicians) for his work in promoting Mexican cuisine in general, and Mexican haute cuisine, specifically, in his PBS television series Mexic ... More >>
Our interview with Bob Brown continues as he calls while I'm en route to the dentist. After verifying his seriousness over some of his responses, I mentioned the tall tales told by his Spudrunners team in part one. Today's segment involves family; and by family I mean his wife, son, father and dog. ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterSupporting and sourcing local growers is important to Paul Martin's; and when we asked Brian Bennett about some of the purveyors they utilize, we received a comprehensive list of every food-related vendor they work with! Learn more about his passion for food, and find out h ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterIn our continuing interview, chef Gretchen Beaumarchais discusses her inner Julia Child and what we might expect to find cooking in the massive stainless-steel smoker. Get familiar with her stories of Boston, Beijing and Buttercup in Part One. Oh, and take note of where she ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterShe caters to evvvvvverybody!It's one thing to serve hundreds of guests per day, but how about thousands in a single night? That's the monumental task Gretchen Beaumarchais prepares for during hockey season and concerts. Amidst cameras setting up for UFC and Ducks skating t ... More >>
Christopher VictorioIf you've not heard of Bruxie, the waffle sandwich shop in Orange, time to catch up. We've reviewed it. Twice. We had slideshows, blog entries, the works. And it's not even a food truck. Now we go more in depth with Dean Simon, one of the owners as he goes On The Line. S ... More >>
Sol del Sur BistroSan Juan Capistrano, you've been holding out on us. About a month and a half ago, I polled the readership to find out what's new down in South Orange County. There were a surprising number of suggestions, but reader 1000steps mentioned a place in San Juan Capistrano called Sol d ... More >>
Photo by Todd BarnesToday we continue our Q&A with Kris Kirk, the chef at Ecco at The Camp in Costa Mesa.
Stay tuned for a recipe from the chef tomorrow.
If you missed the first part, click here.
What show would you pitch to the Food Network?
Something to do with preparing a three course m ... More >>
Craig MediciLook out Pizzeria Ortica: another artisanal-style pizzeria cometh. Fellow chowhound and frequent tipster Craig Medici has clued me on a place which I've only heard about on paper. This one is called Il Dolce and looks to be a contender to be reckoned with.
"I thought ... More >>
For the rock groupie The Slidebar is Jeremy Popoff's restaurant/club/local worship temple for Fullerton's home-grown rock group, Lit. For the foodie, the place is all about Walter Rowin and his cooking. He's the man behind the bar's uncommonly good food; mac and cheese better than mom's, stea ... More >>
I've had this dish a few times at the Wolfgang Puck Bistro inside Macy's at South Coast Plaza. At Chinois on Main, Puck's restaurant in Santa Monica, it's been on the menu for over 25 years, such is its popularity. It even includes Colman's mustard, which I blogged about yesterday.Cooking a chicken ... More >>
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket?
T ... More >>
Here's the thing about several films screening at the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival,
which opens Thursday, April 23, and continues through April 30: many
entries have been shown at earlier festivals in New York, Los Angeles
and elsewhere. Since the Weekly is part of a chain with papers in ... More >>
Window shopping our way around South Coast Plaza may be a pleasant way to spend a morning, but when it's time to fill our grumbling bellies, we're stumped. There are a few upmarket options, sure (Hamamori, Marché Moderne and Charlie Palmer), along with some fast-food joints at the other end of the ... More >>
Pizza isn't something you'll see very often on this blog. Don't get me wrong. I eat plenty of it. But this is Orange County, not Chicago or New York. Pho, tacos, and ramen we got in spades -- just as good as those served in in Vietnam, Mexico and Japan, some might say. But pizza? So far, what ... More >>