Dishes Worth the Drive: Creamistry Creations and Le Diplomate Café’s Bahm Mi

With Valentine’s Day behind us and spring just around the corner, this month’s issue of dishes worth the drive from Los Angeles to Irvine offers a little sweet and a little savory. These two places are so unique that we truly believe they make up for the often rough commute from L.A. to Orange County. Our first stop is on the sweet side: Creamistry, an ice cream shop where everything, …

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Agora Churrascaria and Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Serve Up “Dishes Worth The Drive”

With the holidays past and 2019 in full swing, most people are trying to eat a little healthier now. In that spirit, we decided to go very protein-heavy in the dishes we picked to spotlight for this month’s “dishes worth the drive from Los Angeles to Irvine.” Our first culinary stop is for all the carnivores out there: Brazilian steakhouse Agora Churrascaria. Churrascaria is a Portuguese word for a place …

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The Hidden Secrets of Disneyland

People travel from all over the world to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, so Irvine residents lucked out having the theme park right in their backyard. Indeed, Disneyland has been a staple of Orange County since its opening in 1955. But no matter how many times you may have been there, chances are you haven’t uncovered all the hidden secrets sprinkled throughout the Magic Kingdom — until now. Irvine Weekly has …

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Dishes Worth the Drive to Irvine

Unbeknownst to many in Los Angeles, their southern neighbor Irvine is quickly becoming one of the best, most diverse culinary destinations in Southern California. While Los Angeles no doubt has many edible delights throughout its vast metropolis, there are some unique dishes that are not available in the City of Angels and that can only be found in Irvine. Don’t get us wrong, Irvine is not exactly a quick hop, …

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Spring Theater Preview

Theater is one of the oldest forms of art and entertainment (just ask Shakespeare!). Often when one thinks of theater, Broadway and New York City immediately come to mind. While the Big Apple may very well be the country’s theater capital, Orange County has a diverse and celebrated offering of live stage entertainment for theater enthusiasts. Therefore, Irvine Weekly has put together a guide for what is coming to Orange …

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Angelina’s Serves Up a Little Slice of Naples

A little slice of authentic Naples has found a home, of all places, in the middle of Irvine. Indeed, Angelina’s Pizzeria in the Los Olivos Marketplace across the freeway from the Irvine Spectrum has gone out of its way to provide genuine and delicious Italian fare beyond just pizzas. Angelina’s first location opened in Dana Point in 2012 as more of a traditional pizzeria. Four years later, in 2016, the …

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Signature Dishes at Diamond Jamboree

For the last 10 years, Diamond Jamboree Center has been an anchor of the Irvine community. Often called “Orange County’s international dining destination,” it’s home to a group of unique and delicious Asian restaurants that collectively make it a premiere culinary phenomenon for foodies everywhere. To celebrate Diamond Jamboree’s 10th anniversary this month, we’ve spotlighted a few signature dishes that simply can’t be missed.    About 15 years ago, Diamond …

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Hello Kitty Cafe Lands in Irvine

When you think of Sanrio’s Hello Kitty brand, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t a craft cocktail bar. Luckily for the adult Hello Kitty fan wanting to celebrate the Sanrio brand, there’s now a place to go. On Sept. 14, the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe opened its doors at the Irvine Spectrum Center. It’s the brand’s first permanent cafe concept, and offers both afternoon tea and a …

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