Crazy Rock'N Sushi To Open in Irvine

We're gonna need a bigger boat.
Crazy Rock'N Sushi, which has branches in West Hollywood and La Puente among others, is coming to Irvine at Alton Square, which has been an unlikely hotbed of new restaurant activity in the past year. Both Mooyah Burgers and Pizza 90 opened there recently, and in a few months, the space vacated by El Cholo Cantina will become a California Pizza Kitchen.

Crazy Rock'N Sushi will be located next to Mooyah and takes over the space of Yen Sushi which closed in the last month.

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We Want in on Valerie Bertinelli's Home Cooking!

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Long before Valerie Bertinelli was stealing teenage boy's hearts on One Day at a Time, being a hot mama while living a rock and roll style, chilling our souls on Touched by an Angel, and making us laugh on Hot in Cleveland, she was honing her craft in the kitchen. And with years of experience whipping up delectable dishes for family and friends, she's now taking her passion to the tubes with her new show, "Valerie's Home Cooking" that starts August 8th on Food Network. Before the shows big debut, we chatted it up with this superwoman all about family inspiration and even swapped recipes teaching us the lesson that learning can be endless in the most fun of ways.

OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): I'm so excited to talk to you because I feel like I grew up with you and also, my dad totally has the hots for you. So yeah, I just wanted to make it weird right off the bat.

Valerie Bertinelli: [Laughs.] Oh my god that's hysterical. I love it! Please tell your dad I said hi.

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Tebo Tebo Lounge Coming to Irvine

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Named Tebo Tebo Lounge because of their tea-in-a-bottle concept (Tea + Bottle = Tebo!), the tea-and-snack house is expanding from their Westminster and Garden Grove locations to Irvine. Serving cold milk teas, regular tea, and Vietnamese-inspired food and desserts, it's smartly situated between Kaya Restaurant and Boiling Point, the former known for its sizzling hot soon dubu, bibimbap, and meats and the latter known for its Taiwanese hot pot. Now, you no longer have to spend 15 minutes wondering about where to cool down your palette after eating at these restaurants.

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2015 Hatch Chile Roasts in Southern California Begin August 8--Here are Locations!

Dave Lieberman
Hatch your chile roasting plans now!
It's almost that time of year, when the front patios of supermarkets across the Southland turn into roasting pits for Hatch chiles. Here are the dates for this year's chile roasts, with Orange County and Long Beach's dates bolded and at the top of the list for each date. Bookmark this post for updates as we get them, especially if times change or if the season runs shorter or longer than expected.

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HoneyMee Ice Cream Coming To Irvine and Garden Grove

Honey and ice cream. Together at last.
Honeymee Ice Cream, a Korean-style ice cream shop that swirls raw honey over soft serve ice cream, is being planned for Irvine and Garden Grove.

The chain is growing rapidly, with stores in LA, Rowland Heights and Buena Park. A Sawtelle location just opened a week ago and a new store in Gardena is hiring as we speak.

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Jason Quinn is Next Month's Connecting Things Speaker


Connecting Things is an awesome OC-based monthly talk series that's been going on for a little over half a year, and Jason Quinn, Orange County's home-grown master chef, will be the event's next speaker. Check him out at the event on August 5, when Quinn will head over to the Batch co-working space in Downtown Santa Ana (204 E 4th Street, Suite H. Santa Ana, CA 92701) to talk about his road to success and the bumps, bruises, and roadblocks he's hit along the way.

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Stacks Pancake House Coming to Irvine

Stacks Pancake House, winner for Best Pancake in our Best Of Issue last year, currently has two restaurants serving OC: Dana Point and Mission Viejo. Now we've learned that a third is planned for Irvine at Walnut Village Center on Culver and Walnut, whose restaurant tenants currently include Burntzilla, Pizza Hut, Curry House, and Scoops N Scoops.More »

Lola Gaspar to Host Donald Trump Piñata-Bashing BBQ July 25!

Illustration by Lalo Alcaraz
Dale, dale, dale...

Lola Gaspar wingman Eddie Perez writes in to let us know that not only does his fine SanTana restaurant have a Donald Trump piñata (already on display at Lola's patio, which just expanded), but that he's going to have FIVE piñatas. And to celebrate the destruction of those piñatas, Lola Gaspar is going to hold a barbecue on July 25--HELL YA!!!

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OC Weekly Decadence Ticket Prices Go Up This Week, So Buy Them TODAY!!!

Girls' night out or date night? You decide.

Last month's advanced ticket sale was a glimpse of what to expect. This week, we announce more of our featured talent scheduled to create and serve to the masses. It's also a friendly reminder of when and where the Decadence is taking place, so calendar this ish already!

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Burger Lounge To Open In Irvine

The San Diego-based Burger Lounge chain that started out in 2007 in La Jolla and touting itself as "The Original Grass-Fed Burger" is planning its first Orange County location in Irvine at Los Olivos Marketplace, which is located on the south side of the 405 on Irvine Center Drive.

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