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For the past 19 years, Thai Bros. has been serving locals and tourists mostly traditional Thai cuisine, save the occasional exception like fried wontons with cream cheese and avocado. This little storefront restaurant is a pleasant and unpretentious...
Tags: Ice Cream, Shrimp, Onions, Cheese Corn, Cilantro
Kyle Domer, owner of the cleverly named Phoney Baloney's, a vegan sandwich shop in Irvine, is passionate about his food. After his parents' divorce when he was a young man, he gained about 45 pounds from eating fast food and had health issues. In...
Tags: Calcium, Mineral Supplements, Onions, Butter, Bacon
Elle's son lives in Thailand, so she is very familiar with the tiny neighborhood restaurants lining the streets of Phuket, serving fresh food made to order, with that homemade feel, for a very few baht. Thai Pepper has that vibe. Located in one of the...
Tags: Barbecued Chicken, Chicken, Shrimp, Pasta, Dining and Drinking
Taste of Orange County, a premier food, wine and entertainment festival featuring more than 50 restaurants and wineries, will kick off at noon Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. The two-day event is back after a 16-year hiatus and...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Salt, Entertainment, Onions, Hamburgers
Although King's Fish House is a regional chain restaurant, it prides itself on the quality of its sustainable, farm-raised fish and seafood in addition to a large selection of wild caught products. For example, their Idaho rainbow trout comes from...
Tags: Seafood, Shrimp, Trout, Butter, Dining and Drinking
From London's Mayfair area, Tamarind of London comes to Newport Beach with the tandoori-based cuisine of Northwest India, sporting an American accent. Here, the elegant Michelin-starred dining establishment has relaxed into Orange County's more casual...
Tags: Breads, Lentils, Cilantro, Dining and Drinking, Fennel
Most of the Indian food we are familiar is from the Punjab, a region of Northwestern India and Eastern Pakistan. It is a cuisine characterized by the liberal use of ghee (long-cooked clarified butter), butter and cream. The main seasonings in both...
Tags: Breads, Vegetarian Diet, Pistachios, Shrimp, Onions
The other day we dined on delicious "fried" avocado mini-tostados, tasty olive pizettas and scrumptious garden tahini veggie wraps. We adored the chocolate ganache with sea salt and coconut butter. What was amazing was that every bit of this excellent...
Kudos to Nancy Wilhelm! This consummate restaurateur has finally opened her dream establishment with a concept that she has been refining in her imagination for years. Starfish is a gorgeous transformation of the former Taz restaurant in the South...
Tucked away in the corner of a very unprepossessing mini-mall is a tiny box of a restaurant called Thai Gulf Restaurant with a perpetual line out the door. At first, we couldn't tell if people were waiting for a washing machine at the laundromat next door...
Tags: Seafood, Ice Cream, Human Interest, Bananas, Dining and Drinking
Year after year Marché Moderne has won accolades as the best restaurant in Orange County. Sometimes restaurants glide by on their reputations while the food slides downhill. Not so at Marché Moderne. We hadn't reviewed this restaurant since 2008 and...
Tags: Salads, Apples, Restaurants, Papayas, Foods and Beverages
Greer's OC and the mobile Rasta Taco are teaming up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. While enjoying awesome, mobile, street-style tacos at a location of your choice, Rasta Taco will donate 5% of the sales from mid-week...
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