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By substitute on January 15, 2011
Mike is a frequent visitor to the Corner. He lives in his van. He has had—and is—a long, strange trip. He goes to swap meets a lot and shows up with some very colorful women he’s met, especially at the San Diego one. He drinks half & half and smokes a lot, and has probably […]
By substitute on August 7, 2008
Note for non-locals: Tony’s Place is a dive bar of a particular sort: a haunt of semi-retired felons. Most of them are over-the-hill cirrhotic carnie mumblers. This guy was apparently still sparky at the advanced age of 42. The last sentence is the best. Man’s skull fractured by pool cue in bar fight Fight in […]
By substitute on December 10, 2007
http://substitute.livejournal.com/1694577.html?view=8941681#t8941681 They open Dec 15.
By substitute on December 5, 2007
Bob gave me the manager’s card. Looking him up, it seems he’s has run Sapori and Mamma Gina’s, or been involved in their management. So at least he knows how to restaurant. We’ll see. Also: “Athos Fiori” is a great name! Buon Giorno, we await you.
By substitute on August 7, 2007
THE ACK STEAK HOUSE, PROUDLY SERVING THE FAMOUS AND JUICY PTUIBONE STEAK: IT’S NATURAL LIGHTER FLUID, YOU KNOW, THE STUFF THAT SQUIRTS OUT OF TREES, SUDDENLY, FATALLY AND PAINFULLY BURNING YOUR SKIN WITH A STICKY NAPALM-LIKE BUT TOTALLY NATURAL GEL:
By substitute on July 25, 2007
Big banner on the old 17th St. Diedrich: COMING SOON: CAFFE BUON GIORNO Good morning indeed! They don’t know what they’re in for. simulcast to
By substitute on July 23, 2007
O Daily Pilot, I can’t resist your headlines: Restaurant Review: Doria’s Haus of Pizza’s charm, crust fills seats
By substitute on June 14, 2007
I don’t see a “for lease” sign on it any more. Wonder what’s going in there?
By substitute on April 26, 2007
This restaurant is part of my childhood. There’s no longer a cigarette machine, but not much else has changed. It’s “Mexican Food” as it was understood by Anglos in 1972 Costa Mesa. Hard shell tacos, refried beans with rice with every entrée, no surprises, and literally deadly quantities of cheese. For adults there is a […]
By substitute on April 14, 2007
I’d love to see people, do things, get out of the house, etc. And I may! But if anyone wants to hang out, you’re driving. My two modes right now are It Hurts To Drive and I Am High On Drugs, and I don’t relish either. I can walk just fine, though. Maybe I’ll walk […]