There's been a slew of new Mediterranean eateries invading our southern borders lately. Luna Grill, a San Diego-based chain that calls itself a "kabobery," opened not just one but two locations recently (Irvine and Lake Forest). Then there's Taverna Blu, which is technically Greek. They opened in Ir ... More >>
I still miss Fatburger, which used to hold court here at Park Place in Irvine. It's not that the plaza was exactly burgerless (you could technically get a burger at Ruth Chris, Houston's, or even the employee cafeteria in one of the buildings if you can find it), but open finally this past week ... More >>
We thought it was just us-- the satisfaction felt after explaining exactly how our entree should be prepared. It's the Sally Albright syndrome. Although we quickly learned that if you don't like the selection, order something else. Changing a chef's interpretation of a dish means you've messed with ... More >>
A male teacher who fondled little girls at his Garden Grove elementary school and a Santa Ana Walmart was sentenced Monday to eight years in state prison and the burden of having to register as a sex offender for life.A jury in October had found Christopher Micah Brazelton, 36, of Irvine, guilty ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI eat at Flame Broiler more than I care to admit. An unintended side effect is that I now see them everywhere. It's sort of like how you start to notice a certain make of car on the road because it's also the make your car.
Edwin GoeiWhile walking through the produce section of Ralphs at Irvine's Woodbury neighborhood the other night, we were stopped cold in our tracks. This is what we saw. Rambutan. At first I didn't believe my eyes. But as I refocused my vision on the familiar fur on the golf ball-sized ... More >>