Surge, Legendary Cult Soda from the 90s, is BACK!

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From 1920 to 1933, America experienced the dark days of Prohibition. Apparently forgetting the lessons taught by those 13 grueling years, America endured a similar dry spell of the nation's lifeblood from 2001 until today, this most historic and glorious of days.

Surge is back, you guys.

The legendary super-soda with a cult following reigned supreme in the late 90s with it's "fully loaded" citrus taste that came with a buzz fit for a rabid monkey, much to the chagrin of parents everywhere.

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Five Father's Day Recommendations For This Weekend

Categories: Holidays

Photo by Christina Bryson/OC Weekly
I hope you have a big trunk, because that's a big bike.

Let's be honest. Sometimes you want someone to do the thinking for you. Instead of browsing ratings or reviews, an emphatic "Go Here" is enough reason to hit up a place. A place with beer, wine and liquor, plus its share of belt-loosening grub. Keep calm and Chive on-- here are five for your consideration.

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Five Places In OC to Dine for Mother's Day

Categories: Holidays

Smile and say Mom!

Flowers? Check. Glittery card? Check. Reservations for Mother's Day? Good question. Here are a few last minute options for you to ponder. Don't forgot to make reservations!

Ways & Means Oyster House - Orange

Our recent On the Line subjects will be in the kitchen come Sunday for a full day of holiday dining. Brunch will be served between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For $25, patrons are given options during their three-course prix fixe like a Benediction with braised duck leg. At night, the price amplifies to $45, but now includes items like white chocolate berry cobbler with streusel and housemade vanilla ice cream.

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10 Places For Easter Dining in OC

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The Deck on Laguna Beach
Eggs: Making asparagus bundles even better.

Easter eats are a Sunday treat. This year's roundup is a little beach-centric, and for good reason. Most shopping plazas are closed for the day, so it's the perfect reason to get out for some patio dining. Our list travels from Laguna to Anaheim and back, so select your destination, set your Waze app and go!

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10 Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Orange County

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Chapter One FB
Thirsty much?

If you've already partied hard over the weekend, great! Extend the celebration into the actual holiday. But if you have yet to get your green on, we've got options for ya. And I even threw in a couple of non-alcoholic ideas for you underagers.

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For People Still Without Plans, Shuck Oyster Bar Offering 'Fourplay' Valentine's Menu

Photo by Dave Lieberman

Wait, you still don't have Valentine's Day plans? It's literally tomorrow.

Well, okay, luckily for you, Shuck Oyster Bar at the OC Mix at South Coast Collection (that's still a mouth full, even with out the whole Mix Mart, Mart Mix thing going on) is offering a special "Fourplay" four-course menu from today to Sunday.

Good news, it's not going to break the bank, coming in at $50 per couple. What do you get for your $50? Well..

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Valentine's Dinner Suggestion: Xa Sweet & Savory Cafe

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Anne Marie Panoringan

Have you made reservations yet? If you're dreading the research and phone calls, I'm here to help. It's too boring to compile a lengthy list of properties. I'd rather share an edited few for your reference. So let's begin with my number one pick for 2013.

Get past the unassuming strip mall exterior, and you'll find one of the better dining spots in the vicinity of the Orange Crush. Shawn Xa is known for both his extensive cookie collection and his healthy meals that manage to be darn tasty.

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Celebrate Australia Day At Pie-Not This Weekend!

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Anne Marie Panoringan
Hel-LO brekkie pie!

If you aren't busy Sunday afternoon, you are now.

See how Aussies celebrate their holidays over at Pie-Not as Ryan and Jai supersize festivities in their modest space. I don't really know HOW they plan to fit all that fun around the pie line, but it'll certainly be worth the stopover (if nothing else, to at least pick up some tasty grub). They've even planned for overflow parking, but more on that after you click it.

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Celebrating Elvis' Birthday? Bruxie and the Melting Pot Have Options for You!

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Photo courtesy of Bruxie
A hunk of burning (waffle) love

January 8 is a significant day if you are loyal to The King. Presley may not be around, but his memory lives on in the form of remembrance here, there and everywhere. Don't believe us? We found two restaurant mini-chains celebrating in similar ways.

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Bradley Ogden Meet and Greet at Lark Creek Next Week

Categories: Holidays


Every year, it gets tougher to find just the right present. I think the best gift you can give someone is time. And no, not the metallic kind that goes on your wrist (doesn't everyone use their phone for that?). I mean sharing a memory, and usually one that includes eating. For Forkers who know chefs like my guy knows quarterbacks, this one will do.

Next Monday and Tuesday evening, Chef Bradley Ogden will be in town celebrating his cookbook, Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden. Best known for New American cuisine, his Lark Creek Restaurant Group opened its newest location at Fashion Island earlier this year. You can check out Edwin's review here. If you're the kind of shopper who prefers to "sample the goods", you're in luck. A la carte dishes (inspired by the cookbook) from Lark Creek's local chef, John Ledbetter, will be available for consumption.

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