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Breweries Southern California

New Breweries to Visit in 2019, Dream of Barleywine + Plan 9 from Eagle Rock

At the end of 2018, I finally visited Liberation Brewing. I highlighted six upcoming breweries in April of last year and with that last taster flight (OK, two taster flights), I had ticked all...
Indian Food Orange County

Vishnu Indian Food Buffet (Food of the Week)

The buildings that line Sky Park Circle, an Irvine industrial park near John Wayne Airport, is sneaky interesting for food. The original location for increasingly popular Blackmarket Bakery currently houses Arnabel International (oils, vinegars,...
Bakery Orange County

Blackmarket Bakery: Chomping Contraband at OC Business Park [MOVED]

“Resistance is futile” at Rachel Marie Klemek’s bakery in a business park near John Wayne Airport. The location is unlikely, but Klemek has been producing some compelling baked goods since 2004. Klemek plays up...
Tortilla Soup Irvine

Taleo Mexican Grill [CLOSED]

Mexico City native Jose Acevedo helms the kitchen at this trendy Mexican restaurant in Irvine, preparing premium takes on Oaxacan and Pueblan specialties. Given the fashionable space, the food probably costs more than it...