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    Sexing Up Their Zaggat - Chanteclair gets new facade, keep their great food

    Photo by Jessica Calkins There's something vaguely bovine or maybe equine about the stampede of humanity that begins around 10 every night at Irvine's estimable Chanteclair Restaurant. Sensibly suited gray-haired execs and their wives finish their d...

    by ANDREW ASCH on February 19, 2004
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    Bright Lights, Big Bigots - Happy Veggie Combats Boorish Clientele with Vegan Love

    Photo by Matt OttoA band of pseudo-epicures hungrily approaches the bright lights of Happy Veggie Vegetarian Restaurant, happy but for the notoriously Picky Brother. Squinting and retreating at the same time, he points at a laminated salad picture h...

    by SARAH CALLENDER on February 12, 2004
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    Londondale Fish and Chips

    Photo by Tenaya HillsIt's a mannerly Chinese family, not a crusty New England clan or surly brood of Brits, who runs this long-standing Anaheim fish 'n' chips joint. The father usually remains in the backroom, so the bulk of the workload falls to a ...

    on February 5, 2004
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    Its Their First Time - Introducing the inexperienced to the decadence of Le Diplomat

    Photo by Joy WeberAh, virgins. Four in one evening. Three of them sisters. The dream that runs in full color in every perv's head arose for me one recent Friday evening. I had just rescued a trio of stunning sisters from their tyrannical familial ...

    on February 5, 2004
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    Assal Pastry

    Photo by Jessica CalkinsIn a race toward cultural indifference, rice pudding and rhubarb pie are dead even, unless your rice pudding is sholeh zard, Iran's literally breathtaking version of the simple dessert. Its secret is saffron. But it's not muc...

    on January 29, 2004
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    Super Bowled-Over - A county buffalo wings primer

    Photo by OCW staffWhile attending college in snowy South Bend, Indiana, my friends and I had a standing Tuesday-night date at Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3's for short), a Midwestern chain specializing in Buffalo-style chicken wings. For just 30 cents per...

    by ELLEN GRILEY on January 29, 2004
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    Tikal Tienda y Restaurante

    Photo by Matt OttoAsk to dine in at Tikal Tienda in Santa Ana, and the matronly Mayan owner shepherds you past shelves of Guatemalan produce toward a claustrophobic back room. Your supper experience will take place in this tiny grocery's storage spa...

    on January 22, 2004
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    M & Mmmmmm - Go for the soul food, stay for the soul food

    Photo by Joy WeberHaving drained our usual 25 cups of coffee one recent chilly day, the wife and I needed protein to counterbalance the caffeine. This was a job for one of the area's best barbecue joints. M&M Soul Food in Long Beach is the place t...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on January 22, 2004
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    Nikos Cafe & Restaurant

    Photo by Jessica CalkinsThey don't make places like Niko's Caf & Restaurant anymore, and maybe that's a good thing. The Fullerton restaurant's once-plush carpet bears the skid marks of a thousand strollers. Hanging throughout the Googie-style build...

    on January 8, 2004
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    Shes a Brick . . . Wall - Revisiting a Friendship at LHirondelle

    Photo by Tenaya HillsOf all the women who have crossed my life as a pseudo-Casanova, Araceli was the most enticing. We never experienced any romantic tension--I destroyed any chance of that back in 10th grade after I compared her emotional qualities...

    on January 8, 2004
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    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life - Banh Mi Cho Cu

    Photo by Joy WeberThe Bnh M Cho Cu experience--from entering to ordering to banging out the door--lasts about three minutes even during the most hectic hours. Don't stop to inhale the odors of ripe fruit and fried flour. "Yes?!" the attractive cas...

    by Gustavo Arellano on December 25, 2003
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    Habanero Xanadu - Red Rock Chilis Scorched Throat Policy

    Photo by Matt OttoChuck wagon cooks accompanying cowboys on long cattle drives invented chili. Or maybe it was prisoners trying to disguise the taste of the rancid meat that wardens forced on them. But whatever tale is true (or truer), culinary scho...

    by Rich Kane on December 25, 2003
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    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life - Rasthal Vegetarian Cuisine

    Photo by Jessica CalkinsBetween an Indian produce store and seedy liquor mart in Anaheim now stands Rasthal Vegetarian Cuisine, the only county restaurant specializing in the astounding meat-free diet of southern India. This ain't your Green Party f...

    on December 18, 2003
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    The Bemusement Stops Here - Scallops, Meatloaf and More at the Green Parrot Cafe

    Photo by Tenaya HillsA friend took me to dinner last week. It was a fancy dinner at one of the county's fancier restaurants, but I was early and he was late. Although the restaurant hosted only two tables worth of diners, it was 15 minutes before I ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 18, 2003
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    Wild Artichoke Hearts Cant Be Broken - Rustic Elegance in the Yorba Linda Badlands

    Photo by Joy WeberTakes a special kind of kook to appreciate the artichoke. Sure, gourmands of yore celebrated the thistly plant for its aphrodisiacal powers: proper manners prohibited women from consuming the vegetable until Catherine de Medici pro...

    on December 11, 2003
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    This Hole-In-The-Wall Life - Globe European Delicatessen

    Photo by Tenaya HillsThe meat counter at Globe European Delicatessen is a long-as-a-Cadillac cornucopia of sausages of every grind, animal and taste. There are gooey pork blood sausages; Polish and Lithuanian veal cuts with a crusty outer skin; brat...

    on December 11, 2003
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    This Hole-In-The-Wall Life - GEgg Rolls, Etc.

    Photo by Matt OttoNaming a restaurant Egg Rolls, Etc., implies that the eatery specializes in various versions of Asia's preferred fried snack. This recently opened Orange establishment, however, creates but one kind--lumpia, the Filipino type that'...

    on December 4, 2003
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    Paris Hilton, Pinot Noir & Moi - Devouring Lamburgers and Juicy Gossip at Plums

    Photo by John PickelleThough I'm one of her most insatiable admirers, I have to admit I'm terribly disappointed in Paris Hilton's recent activities. There's no excuse, none whatsoever for the disrespect she's shown the public. After all, how's one t...

    by STEPHEN LEMONS on December 4, 2003
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    This Hole-In-The-Wall Life - El Carbonero #1 & #2

    Photo by Rain LaneCall it Guanaco Row: two restaurants, a caf, a courier service, a travel agency and a beauty salon/record store side by side on Santa Ana's Main Street between Richland and Highland. It's the epicenter of the county's 100,000 guan...

    on November 27, 2003
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    Tax Shelters, Riding Crops and Grand Marnier - Dining With the Swells at Gemmells in Dana Point

    Photo by Tenaya Hills "Not another French restaurant in Dana Point!" exclaimed my sable-haired puss-in-boots, the illustrious Madame X, when I informed her that we would be taking our evening meal at Gemmell's on Golden Lantern Street, near the harb...

    by STEPHEN LEMONS on November 27, 2003
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