• Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    The Best Restaurants in Orange County, 2014

    Well everyone, its that time of the year again. We've pondered ever so hard and have come up with a list of what we think are the best everything in Orange County. Now, for those of you who can't click over to the Best Of section of our website, or pick up a paper copy (Seriously though, they're glo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Eat this Now: Capirotada at Taqueria Zamora

    It's Lent right now, which means some of the best food in Orange County is popping up at Mexican restaurants every Friday, when faithful Catholics eschew meat. Out comes the seasonal specials: tortas de camarones (ground shrimp reconstituted as fritters), chile rellenos in a potato soup, potato taco ... More >>

  • News

    February 6, 2014

    Santa Ana Michoacanos Vs. the Templarios

    Santa Ana residents are helping to wage a secret war against one of Mexico's most ruthless drug cartels—and they're winning

  • News

    February 6, 2014

    Los Autodefensas en Santa Ana

    Michoacanos en el condado de Orange ayudan en la guerra clandestina en contra de unos de los carteles más despiadados de México—y están ganando

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Teen Driver Who Died with 4 Others on Jamboree Road Had No Valid License: Update

    See Update No. 2 on page 2 on teen driver Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan not having a valid California's driver license and having been cited previously for violating the terms of his provisional license. Plus, more details. Update No. 1 on the next page has ID's of all five Irvine teens.ORIGINAL POST, MAY ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    10 Great Tacos in Orange County

    We'll get to these guys soon enough...​The numbers don't lie, people: despite the protestations of some commenters to the contrary, ustedes LOVE lists! Ustedes LOVE Best Of-related stuff! So, to increase the love, we're combining the two! A list of Best Ofs! YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!Here's the comprende, M ... More >>

  • Food

    August 25, 2011

    Brunch a Bunch Across OC!

    OC's best brunches: The ethnic, the gorgeous views and the bottomless booze!

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Get Great Mexican-Style Panocha at Taquería Zamora

    ​Oh, the funny names we Latinos give to our meals. The above picture is what I know as a gordita de trigo, even though that name might throw off most people. This gordita isn't savory or even stuffed, but rather a flatbread sweetened with brown sugar and bits of cinnamon sticks. It's a Zacatecan f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Another Great Santa Ana Restaurant Suffers a Murder

    At least when the Mafia was around, they murdered with class, according to Hollywood​Sigh...we here at SaFII know, love, extol the beauty of SanTana, the county's dynamic seat, fight the wrong perceptions of many Orange Countians that it's a cesspool, a place dangerous to visit even during the day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Battle Bad-Ass Chilaquiles: Amorelia Mexican Cafe vs. Taquería Zamora!

    Taquería Zamora's epic chilaquiles​My favorite breakfast after pozole is chilaquiles, that beautiful creation of beans, rice, eggs, crema, and tortilla strips of varying degrees of hardness--but it's one I rarely have outside my mother's kitchen. Far too many Mexican restaurants don't understand ... More >>

  • Food

    August 19, 2010

    Home Cooking at Taqueria Zamora

    [Hole In the Wall] Is this the most Mexican restaurant in OC?

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001


    Girly Freak Show brings beatings, masochism and long needles for your viewing pleasure