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California hospitals take obesity fight to supermarkets

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Enter a US supermarket and the dilemma is all-too common: Will what I buy be healthy? Fattening? A substitute? That'...

smatbrat commented 21 days ago

Where can I buy Kizami Wasabi

by blueberry505 3 months ago

I've checked Mitsuwa, Seiwa and Tokyo Central, no luck. I'm new to Orange County and would love to find this condime...


blueberry505 commented 2 months ago

Taco Tuesday in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area?

by elmomonster 10 years ago

Any Taco Tuesdays worth trying in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area? I've had Arribas (both at the Unive...


bodybygravy commented 4 months ago

Best general Chinese food restaurant in Irvine?

by ns1 2 years ago

Our current default is Sam Woo, anything better? Assume Irvine is the only option. Must be sit down, suitable fo...


Foodnut8 commented 8 months ago

Tried Twenty Eight? Or something similar?

by Mandy 1 year ago

We are new to Orange and looking for a place for dinner that isn't super-loud or too pricey (The Ranch menu sounds go...

OCAnn commented 1 year ago

Kowloon Hong Kong Cafe in Irvine

by feed_the_pig 2 years ago

This should be one of the greatest failures of all time: ...

Chandavkl commented 1 year ago

Felafel in OC?

by josephnl 1 year ago

Eater LA just published a list of the best places for felafel in LA. Some look wonderful. Are there any terrific fela...


js76wisco commented 1 year ago

Korean in Irvine

by junglekitte 2 years ago

Can anyone please recommend a great Korean restaurant in or near Irvine? It could be BBQ, tofu, or another style, but...

junglekitte commented 2 years ago

Kingchops Opens Irvine Branch

by Chandavkl 2 years ago

Mention Taiwanese food to most people and they probably immediately think of two dishes--Stinky tofu and pork chop ri...

ipsedixit commented 2 years ago

New Mexico Style Mexican food

by irishkevbo 8 years ago

I live in Irvine and somehwere in Orange County there has to be a New Mexico Style Mexican restaurant. I need the Gre...


mc michael commented 2 years ago

Best lunch in Costa Mesa/Irvine/Santa Ana for under $10

by js76wisco 3 years ago

Pie Not + Sidecar Donuts - I dont have many comparisons to pie not but the crusts are buttery and flakey. The fill...


bringiton commented 2 years ago

Irvine: Talk about "Popcorn Chicken"

by TonyC 2 years ago been open a month inside Culver Plaza (99 Ranch, etc.). Main dish i...

jessejames commented 2 years ago

On the Hunt: Best French Bread/Baguette in OC/Irvine

by The Green Knight 13 years ago

After returning from vacation to Paris and Provence, I've been seeking a local bakery that provides at least the semb...


flaps767 commented 2 years ago

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Popcorn Chicken in Irvine

by huaqiao 2 years ago

They soft-opened last week in the 99 Ranch Plaza on Culver and Irvine Center Drive. In the food court where Tea Stat...

Lao Dong Beef Noodle in Irvine Bites The Dust

by Chandavkl 2 years ago

Like the sister restaurant in Rowland Heights, this one has now gone into the pages of history. It will be replaced ...

ipsedixit commented 2 years ago

RIP: Berkeley Dog Brea, Long live Berkeley Dog Irvine

by stuffed 2 years ago

North OC has lost another Chow worthy place--Berkeley Dog in downtown Brea. Fortunately our loss is Irvine's gain, si...


stuffed commented 2 years ago

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Meet Fresh - Irvine (Diamond Jamboree)

by js76wisco 2 years ago

This place has been pretty hyped up. A Taiwanese dessert, shaved ice, and tea type place. I went yesterday and trie...

Irvine Chinese Update: Li's Kite

by Porthos 2 years ago

Same plaza as Four Seas Irvine. The spicy seafood noodle soup is decent. Noodles were chewy, broth was spicy and g...

Porthos commented 2 years ago

McVean's, Irvine??

by josephnl 2 years ago

Just passed an new restaurant in Irvine called McVean's. Does anyone know anything about it? Is it a chain?


chabrab commented 2 years ago

Moving to Irvine...need restaurant recommends!

by ccbklnd 3 years ago

Hi there, I am moving to Irvine for a 10 week internship starting this June. Would love some great restaurant recomme...


cem3340 commented 3 years ago