SanTana is home to OC's densest and greatest mix of Mexican cuisine and some of the most cutting-edge of OC's restaurants. It's also here that you'll find one of the most authentic bowls of mi nam vang in the county. Here is a list of this food writer's essential Santa Ana restaurants, some of which aren't actual restaurants. Don't see your favorite on there? Share them in the comments. Selected by Edwin Goei.Related Content 10 Essential Laguna Beach Restaurants
Happy 103rd Birthday, Norman Collins (aka Sailor Jerry)! Fans of the famed tattoo artist (and probably the spiced rum too) across the country celebrated Sailor Jerry's birthday by getting his signature sparrows tattooed on them--for free! Tattoo Gallery in Huntington Beach took part in the...
Over 100 supporters flocked to Kelly's Corner, the make-shift memorial at the Fullerton Train Station where Thomas was brutally attacked two and a half years ago, yesterday following the reading of the "not guilty" verdict. As Charles Lam reports here.
All images by Josue Rivas.
Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) performed a sold out show at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Jan. 11. Vince Staples also performed. All images by John Gilhooley.
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German trance DJ Markus Schulz performed at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa on Jan. 9. All images by Fabian Ortiz.
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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 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