Video of Waitress Being Run Over and Booking Photos of Alleged Dine-and-Dashers Released

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Booking photos courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office
Despite the smile, Rowshaid Cordell Pellum faces the most-serious charges.
UPDATE NO. 2, MARCH 25, 10:57 A.M.: Authorities have released booking photos of dine-and-dash suspects Rowshaid Cordell Pellum, Santeea Munay Ralph, Shyteice Lashay Miles and Markeisha Michelle Williams and video of waitress Maria Uriostegui being run over outside Mexico Lindo Que Rico restaurant in unincorporated Anaheim Sunday.

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Is a Starbucks Tip Jar Worth Dying For?

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Tale of the tip jar
A Huntington Beach Starbucks tip jar thief picked the wrong time to ride up on his bicycle and pull his evil deed, which led to a tug-of-war with an armed and retired cop. Their struggle over three dollar bills and some change Saturday night resulted in 55-year-old Scott Fahey getting conked in the head with a 40-pound metal sign, 26-year-old Francisco Cardenas getting booked on theft and assault with a deadly weapon charges and followers of the incident getting their virtual panties in a bunch on social media.

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Santa Ana's Fourth Street Market To Open Feb. 16, Preview at Savor Santa Ana Feb. 12

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Fourth Street Market opens Feb. 16.

[Updated 2/3/2015 with the correct pricing for Savor Santa Ana tastes: $2. Still cheap.]

It's been a long time coming, but downtown Santa Ana's food hall is finally ready to throw open its doors to the public. The paper is down, the signs are up, and the tenants are buying their start-up ingredients. Fourth Street Market (4SM) is located at 201 E. 4th St., adjacent to Style World and across from the East End Marketplace. Monday, February 16, 2015 is opening day, though there will be a public preview during the Savor Santa Ana event on Thursday, February 12 from 5-8 p.m. where the vendors will sell small tastes for $1 $2 each.


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Owners of Anaheim's El Patio, Glo-Room Blast City's Plans to Demolish Their Businesses

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Gabriel San Roman / OC Weekly
Tacos, burritos and tortas: Who could ask for more?
The fate of an Anaheim shopping center and the future of its tenants swings in the balance this afternoon. The city's planning commission is holding a public hearing at 5 p.m. to decide on moving forward with a proposal that would level businesses on the corner of La Palma and Magnolia avenues in favor of a future McDonald's, Rite Aid Pharmacy and retail space. The center is home to longtime and legendary Anaheim establishments like El Patio Drive In and the Glo-Room. If the planning commission approves the proposal by Frontier Real Estate Investments, they'll be crushing the hard work of immigrant entrepreneurship from El Salvador to Vietnam along with it.

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El Patio, The Glo Room and Other Legendary Anaheim Businesses Set to Be Demolished?

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An Anaheim staple...
Anaheim's El Patio Drive In is rallying a Mexi food militia against plans to bulldoze the shopping center where it has stood for decades. The hole-in-the-wall on the city's west side sounded the alarm on Facebook telling its loyal legion that Frontier Real Estate Investments, with Anaheim's all-too-eager blessing, wants to raze existing businesses in favor of putting up a McDonald's, Rite Aide and other bland retail outlets!

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Marilyn Hagerty Reviews McDonald's!

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Edwin Goei
MmmcDonald'ssss....
Marilyn Hagerty, if you don't remember, is the 88-year-old Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic whose Olive Garden review went viral several years ago because of the snarky hipsters who pointed at it to show how unhip she was. Backlash against the snark quickly ensued and many came to her defense, including Anthony Bourdain, who not only said this to his Twitter followers "Very much enjoying watching Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty triumph over the snarkologists (myself included)," but also offered her a book deal.

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Irvine Marriot Opens CANVAS, A Food And Drink Concept Lab For Aspiring Restaurateurs

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This could be you.
No, CANVAS is not another hotel restaurant. CANVAS apparently is a venue where aspiring chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to the Marriott Hotel group and then, if selected, get some start-up capital and see their ideas tested as a restaurant. It sounds like Restaurant Wars from Top Chef in real life, doesn't it?

Here's how the press release describes it:

By this Thursday, local start-up chefs can pitch their food or drink concept, and be selected to incubate their ideas at the Marriott Irvine hotel, receive up to $50,000 in startup money, and get professional advice from Marriott to realize their ambitions.The space is ready-to-build at the Irvine Marriott, and Marriott's expert team of designers will work with start-up Chefs to help realize a space that supports their vision. Marriott will test their restaurant chops and get the Chef's idea off the ground.
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Anatomy of a Santa Ana Pronto Pizza Robbery with Photos and Video

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All photos courtesy of Santa Ana Police Department
The pair entered the Pronto Pizza just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
The Santa Ana Police Department is looking for two guys who robbed Pronto Pizza on West First Street Saturday night--and the pair may have also hit a Radio Shack and Video Sky store on West 17th Street before that.

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Chapter One's Chef Moves To Hotel Irvine

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Jason "Chicken Wang" Montelibano
I used to joke that there are a total of two Filipinos in Irvine and I knew both of them. I reasoned that this was why there was no Filipino restaurants and markets in the Kingdom of Bren and will never be. But then Seafood City opened up and rendered my joke obsolete.

Now on the heels of that news, there's even more Pinoy-ness to celebrate. This next scoop was sent to me by one of those Filipinos I know (our own Anne Marie). She told me that Jason Montelibano, the executive chef at Chapter One: The Modern Local, is now cooking for Hotel Irvine at its Eats Kitchen & Bar.

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Yes, French Toast Crunch Is Back

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They'reeee backkk!

Alright, I'm going to make this easy for you guys.

Yes, French Toast Crunch is back. You'll be able to find it in most grocery stories by the end of January, with boxes starting to pop up by mid December.

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