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Chef Orange County

Interview: chef Ryan Adams (Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Parallel Pizzeria + Three Seventy Common)

Chef Ryan Adams has been a driving force in the Orange County culinary community for years. He attended California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and worked for restaurants like One Market and Stars before...
Sugar Cane Juice Orange County

Nuoc Mia Vien Tay Kumquat Sugar Cane Juice (Drink of the Week)

Nuoc Mia Vien Tay is a rebranded Little Saigon sugar cane juice bar that dates to 1996, when Chuyen Nguyen and wife Thuy opened in a Westminster strip mall. I first wrote about Nuoc...
Vietnamese Food Orange County

King Noodles 68 Hủ Tiếu Hoac Mi Kings Noodle (Food of the Week)

In the bathroom at King Noodles 68, the owners posted a surprisingly moving quote from Mahatma Gandhi on the mirror: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Love as if you were to...
Craft Beer Orange County

Gunwhale Coastal Ales, Fusty Puckett + Extreme Brewers

Grapefruit, White tea, coffee, guava, ginger, raisins, rum-soaked oak chips, milk sugar, watermelon, fennel, cranberry, clove. That list gets you partway through all of the different ingredients that were on creative display at the...
Craft Beer Orange County

Chapman Old Towne Fest (Drink of the Week)

Thankfully, all was not lost when Haven Gastropub + Brewery closed in Pasadena to end 2013. Co-founder Wil Dee returned to the friendly confines of Old Towne Orange, home to the original Haven Gastropub...
Pop-Up Orange County

BoD Yam Apple Uni Ikura (Food of the Week)

Running Orange County’s best brunch restaurant is no small feat, but for Break of Dawn chef Dee Nguyen, that distinction is no longer enough. Every couple months, he opens the Laguna Hills restaurant for...