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On Thursday, October 29, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers--the fast-food chain founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana--will officially open in Costa Mesa, its first location in California. Prior, most of the chain's locations were located in the south along with some in Arizona and Nevada.More »
When Fusion Tea Bar closed its Tustin location, its local fans found solace in the fact that it was at least still around in Fountain Valley (and Cerritos, too--but that's farther). But the Fountain Valley location has permanently closed, which means no more Coco Berry slushies, their delicious Chrysanthemum white teas, and fruity teas filled with pieces of fruit. Are y'all okay with more trips to Cerritos? (If so, might as well stop by Crispy House while you're there.)More »
Earlier in 2015, The Grilled Cheese Truck donated to the Orange County Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization helping the homeless become self-sufficient. Later, Tustin Buick GMC and the American Food Truck Group president Mark Parkinson connected with Rescue Mission president Jim Palmer and proposed a collaboration: in the Rescue Mission's 4,879 square-foot kitchen, they would train veterans to run a new Grilled Cheese Truck operation, and they would get paid more than minimum wage. Having spearheaded an initiative for veterans a few years back, Palmer loved the idea. Soon after, the veterans began training in the kitchen.More »
With the California drought upon us, Greg Daniels--Executive Chef/Partner at Haven Gastropub--decided to switch out the bar's water dishwashers for air compressors.
"When you're a restaurateur that relies on local resources during a drought, it makes you question the sustainability of local produce," he says. "Changing the way we use water seemed like our responsibility."More »
It's not everyday high school culinary students dream of opening a restaurant and, well, actually make it happen. But Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA) juniors Noah Rosen and Austin January are doing just that, opening an entirely student-run pop-up restaurant called CLASS Kitchen on June 26 that will serve a modern American, four-course prix fixe menu every weekend for five weeks. Within the first two weeks of starting their Kickstarter campaign, they've already exceeded their $1,400 goal by over $6,000 thus far.More »
At 11 p.m. on Monday, June 8, a 2001 Haulmark storage trailer belonging to Costa Mesa-based booze heaven Hi-Time Wine Cellars was stolen from their parking lot. The exact details are still being investigated by the Costa Mesa Police Department, but the company's beer buyer, Matt Link, noticed the trailer was missing on Tuesday morning.More »
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.
Booking photos courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office Despite the smile, Rowshaid Cordell Pellum faces the most-serious charges.
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.
OC Weekly archives Tale of the tip jar
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.