Laguna Beach is the New York of OC's restaurant scene. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Proof: Katsuya, that high-priced, high-concept sushi joint that has branches at LA Live and Brentwood, didn't last more than two years here.
The Laguna crowd, which will quickly flock to the next new hot restaurant opening as easily as they'll abandon the stinkers, are a finicky and particular bunch.
So herewith are this finicky and particular food writer's favorites.
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The first night of the 2014 OC Music Awards Best Live Band Showcase at the Yost on Jan. 7 featured Breach The Summit, Ceasefire, the Devious Means, Jeramiah Red and the Field Trip.
The battle will continue for six more rounds at venues across the county with five bands advancing to the...
With hot drinks and even hotter girls, Natalie Nguyen is trying to uncloak the area's most enduring mystery: Vietnamese coffee shops. The Weekly's Charles Lam went inside Little Saigon's "taboo" coffee shops and came back with this full report.
Little Saigon's Café...
Santa Barbara's reggae-rock outfit Rebelution performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Natural Incense and Through The Roots also performed. All images by Josue Rivas.
Rebelution Are Zen Reggae Masters
Rebelution of the Mind
As awards season draws nearer and best-of-the-year lists keep rolling in, there's only one thing left to do: get excited about what comes next. Here are ten films you won't want to miss in 2014. By Calum Marsh
Emblematic of their deep faith and passion, Latino families honor the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with glorious altars decorated with candles, flags, and flowers--lots of flowers--throughout the month of December, while other families choose to celebrate the religious end of Christmas with...
The staff at this infernal rag sure have been busy with our writers afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted, art directors searching high and low for a ring of fire for a motorcycle to jump through and a Klan robe, and our photographers were there to document it all. This...
It's a long-running joke that James Franco is a busy guy -- not just in the film industry, but it academia and the arts. Voice Film Critics have ranked James Franco's 2013 for you, the discerning, uhh, Franco-phile. Click on the link to read more about the project.
The Top 20 Films...