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  • The Matahari Cafe

    The Matahari Cafe

    The baba ghanoush will usually be on the house, and the pomegranate sangria refreshing. Stay a while and owner Cynthia Klanian will take care of the rest. Matahari is one of the few places in OC to get a properly made lahmajoun (Armenian pizza). More on The Matahari Cafe »

  • Opus Restaurant

    Opus Restaurant

    There's a soothing aquarium that seems to put everyone at ease and a Happy Hour that's priced right. Fill up on the baby-artichoke appetizer or the caprese salad, and be glad you chose the place over Olive Garden. More on Opus Restaurant »

  • The Fling

    The Fling

    For better or worse, this little dive is a legendary among local patrons and all that pass through it. Descriptors range from "epic" to "disastrous," but a vast majority manage to agree that if you enter the premises without a stick up your ass,... More on The Fling »

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Bars & Clubs

  • Bootleg Theater

    Bootleg Theater

    Based in a former 1930s warehouse, this brick-walled performance space hosts music, theater, dance and film events in a medium-size theater, which is adjoined by a more bare-bones bar, where indie-rock musicians are booked by the local promoters... More on Bootleg Theater »

  • The Fling

    The Fling

    For better or worse, this little dive is a legendary among local patrons and all that pass through it. Descriptors range from "epic" to "disastrous," but a vast majority manage to agree that if you enter the premises without a stick up your ass,... More on The Fling »

  • Harvelle's Long Beach

    Harvelle's Long Beach

    Those in search of Harvelle's Long Beach location must descend through a musty staircase leading to a space underneath Congregation Ale House. Here, guests are greeted by a dark room with hardwood floors, and plush red booths accented by moody... More on Harvelle's Long Beach »

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Music Venues

  • Villa Nova

    Villa Nova

    You must know where this place is already. Drive down PCH in Newport and you can't miss it. It's big, grand, like a palace among shacks. You must also know that there is music and dancing and Italian food of the romantic variety, whatever that means. More on Villa Nova »

  • Good Hurt

    Good Hurt

    In the past decade, Good Hurt has become West Los Angeles' longest-running live rock nightclub. Its fiery red interior creates an appropriately lurid mood for a wide range of music, from funk and indie rock to techno and reggae. The club's weekly... More on Good Hurt »

  • Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    The Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is a performing arts venue in Costa Mesa. The 2,000-seat hall, an estimated $240 million expansion of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is a delirium-inducing cocktail of scale, architecture and... More on Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall »

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Movie Theaters

  • ArcLight Hollywood

    ArcLight Hollywood

    This fifteen-screen theatre is located on Sunset Boulevard and Vine. Amenities include reserved seating, a bar and a cafe. It also offers special 21+ screenings, film exhibits, Q&A events and a themed "ArcLight Presents" series featuring cinema... More on ArcLight Hollywood »

  • Pacific El Capitan

    Pacific El Capitan

    This historic theatre is located on Hollywood Boulevard just West of Highland. Featuring 1,000 theatre seats and several lobby spaces, it regularly hosts world premieres, live stage shows and other special events. More on Pacific El Capitan »

  • AMC Loews Broadway 4

    AMC Loews Broadway 4

    This four-screen theatre is located on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Amenities include a concession stand, wheelchair-accessible stadium seating, and RealD 3D. More on AMC Loews Broadway 4 »

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Food Trucks

  • Oh for Sweet's Sake

    Oh for Sweet's Sake

    Oh for Sweet’s Sake is a food truck that specializes in cupcakes and other sweets. The cupcake craze is petering out, but the Elvis cupcake from the Oh for Sweet's Sake truck may be the epitome of everything that's good about the reinvented... More on Oh for Sweet's Sake »

  • Tacos El Chavito

    Tacos El Chavito

    Here is Orange County's best deal: two tasty tacos for a buck, with free, unlimited pineapple juice. Who cares that this taco truck is in the middle of Surf City's notorious Slater Slums-two tacos for a buck with free pineapple juice! More on Tacos El Chavito »

  • Ippo Sushi

    Ippo Sushi

    This Irvine-based sushi company is a delivery service rather than a restaurant, delivers exclusively to UCI students and doesn't open until 6 p.m.--when the average college student begins studying. From bowls to rolls--the healthy late night... More on Ippo Sushi »

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Coffee Shops

  • Paul's Coffee Shop

    Paul's Coffee Shop

    The menu is small and doesn't really vary from omelets, hamburgers, pancakes and waffles. But surprises lurk in the specials board-Korean barbecue with kimchi, a linguiça-and-eggs breakfast (note to readers: Whenever a restaurant serves this... More on Paul's Coffee Shop »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in Orange County and around the world. Named for the chief mate on... More on Starbucks »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in Orange County and around the world. Named for the chief mate on... More on Starbucks »

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    • David C. Mau writes for OC Weekly

      Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! Winter here in the OC may lack the simple charms of a New England one but it does have its advantages. We don't get many snowball fights, sleigh rides or other such trappings but we are granted a great time to surf. When the water warms up just a tad and that wind turns around with just the right swell, truth be told, I'll trade all the mittens and hot cocoa in the world... More on Zubies Dry Dock »

    • Playwright Samuel Hunter's characters are ordinary people with ordinary problems: mortality, illness, loneliness, figuring out how to get from Point A to Point C with no idea where Point B is. But Hunter raises the ordinariness of his characters to extraordinary status. That's both a testament to his dramatic skill as well as the latest evidence that the stories we tell ourselves about Americans don't have to be confined—as so many of Hunter's predecessors and peers do—to cultured, articulate, big-city types who whine and fret about their... More on South Coast Repertory »

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