The 29 Best Tacos in O.C. | November 2016

COVER Tacos!
The top tacos in Orange County, from gourmet to taco stands and surprises along the way.

Julie Rivett: Rossmoor resident is the granddaughter of Dashiell Hammett, author of the Maltese Falcon, Thin Man, etc. She talks about his estate, the battle her mother did with Lillian Hellman to get it, Pat Broeske writes.

Memoir: Yes Orange County has wealthy folks who shop regularly at the high end jewelry stores like Harry Winston, Chopard and Tiffany. But for two sisters on retirement incomes, those stores became a place to feel like princesses for a day playing dress up.

Person of Interest Jeff Yokama of Yoki Shop in Newport Beach recycles fabric and pushes his casual fashion forward in an earth friendly way.

Hip Hoods Brea. Stores featured include: Pretty Plum Sugar, Blue-Eyed Girl, Kaiser’s Natural Pet Store, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern.

Perfect Getaway A trip to San Antonio in time for the holidays.

Culturephile Surfer photographer Craig Peterson chats about 35+ years of surf culture, travel, his new book, and a talk at the Newport Beach Library with his buddy, fellow surfer Kevin Naughton. Also a photo exhibit at the Great Park by musicians.

Arts Averi Endow, student at Laguna College of Art and Design who has a show at Laguna Art Museum and another exhibit on the way in January

Don’t Miss Our events page featuring lineup for the holidays, including Kris Kristofferson at Segerstrom and Christmas Carol at South Coast Rep.

O.C. Style Opener
Mardo cuff bracelet, yours for just $150,000 at Twyla True shops.

Finds ‘90s goth makes a comeback

Tastemaker StyleCon founders chat about how they started their convention, which has its second appearance in November, and how they’re learning from their kids.

Hot Shop Period Correct, a shop for men and auto enthusiasts in Costa Mesa.


Main Course
Izakaya Hachi in Costa Mesa.

Nibbles & Bits Behind the Counter with Delilah Snell and her new shop full of Mexican platewear and more in Santa Ana.

OC’s Best: Best kinds of whiskey and best places to get it in OC. 320 Main in Seal Beach, Arc in Costa Mesa, Macallans Public House in Brea, Dublin 4 in Mission Viejo, Sushi Roku in Newport Beach.

Global Diner Broken Rice, the Vietnamese staple that’s not just a side dish

Dining Guide Our guide to many of our 200+ recommended restaurants. We’ll also have short spotlight features on the Wharf in Garden Grove, The Walker drink at the Hatch and Hello Kitty Café at the Spectrum.


My O.C.
A magician’s wife suspends her skepticism and visits a psychic. Barbara Neal Varma

Out and About The new Lincoln Experience shop at Fashion Island. What is this thing, why is OC the first place they’re trying it and what does it mean for the future of car buying. Laura Saari

Next Chapter Twin sisters from Costa Mesa who used the Youth Employment Service to get their first jobs. Alan writes

Answer Man Three local trivia questions: Swallows in SJC, who is Culver named for and why is everyone here barefoot?

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