September 2011

September 2011 Cover

September 2011

Cover Story
The Ultimate Food Lovers Guide INSIDERS ONLY!
Don’t trek to L.A. for the choicest meats, produce, breads, and ethnic fare. It’s all happening right here. Orange County’s cheese shops, cooking classes, kitchen gear, and farmers markets suggest a cooking revolution that’s already at full boil. Here’s a sample.
By Gretchen Kurz

Farmers Markets
Our searchable and comprehensive online guide to Orange County farmers markets, with locations, and days and hours of operation.


All Hail the Home Team
Has it really been 50 years? The Angels’ arrival was an opening salvo in Orange County’s declaration of independence from L.A. It’s time to salute the Halos.
by Christopher Smith


Separates That Soar
Fur. Color. Sequins. Pleats. This fall, make every piece count with new classics that celebrate ladylike style. Shot on location at the Lyon Air Museum.
Photography by Carly Hebert
Styling by Michelle Hernandez

CASA of Orange County’s 26th anniversary gala, “Celebration of Children”
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s charity events, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates fundraiser, which netted a record $680,000.

The Trucks Stop Here INSIDERS ONLY!
From tattooed 20-year-olds with bed head to corporate refugees in their 50s, Orange County’s food truckers are as diverse as their menus.
>> Online Only Browse past Guides, plus vote for your favorite local food truck and upload photos of your favorite food-truck dishes.

Coast Lines
Neighborhood visits Beachwood BBQ and other Seal Beach notables. Answer Man explains the O.C. connection to the cult classic “Death Race 2000.” In Books, we review “The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness” by Brianna Karp. Trade Secrets introduces you to Fountain Valley car beautician Steve Perkins. We’ve got the vital statistics for (and a fairly remarkable photo of) Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen of Laguna Hills. The Fun Page features a roundup of local college mascots (Thurber the Bulldog? Seriously?). Plus, we show four amazing home theaters in On the Market.

O.C. Style
Architectural swaths of color can bring new life to neutrals and tame bold prints. Let us show you what we mean. Plus, in Hot Shop, we visit The Passionate Collector on Balboa Island.


Drive With the popularity of the prewar preservation class at Dana Point’s Concours d’Elegance and similar events, it’s possible to experience the pleasure of driving without power steering, power brakes, or even turn signals.


My Orange County Novelist Victoria Patterson writes about the trauma and transformation she found inside a green-shuttered Costa Mesa home.



Land’s End Columnist Shawn Hubler on why the inside of your ride seems suddenly cavernous.

Editor’s Letter Baseball as Metaphor

Artist Spotlight “Winter Watch” by Geoff Krueger, whose work is showing at Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach through Sept. 30
>> Online Only An exclusive gallery of other Krueger works, as well as our comprehensive events listings that will guide you to the month’s best in local arts and entertainment.

Happy 25th Anniversary!
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 with concerts and other public events, some of which are free. Watch a video produced exclusively for Orange Coast about those events, then start making plans!

Main Course Fish Camp in Huntington Beach and Rock’n Fish in Laguna Beach
Tastemakers Jeff Duggan of Portola Coffee Lab at the OC Mart mix
>> Online Only Our authoritative, expanded, and searchable dining listings

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