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Gastronomic Misbehavin’ at The OC Fair

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A gastronomic walk through of the 2012 OC Fair Food. Read More »

Bravo Top Chef Tour Makes Orange County Drool and Swoon

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Bravo Top Chef  Tour Bravo Top Chef  Blais and Viviani Makes Orange County Drool Any fans of Bravo’s Top Chef Television Show might be interested that the show is on tour, featuring their winners and notorious personalities. I just attended the event in Orange County and watched Chef Richard Blais vs Chef Fabio Viviani. The Chefs competed in a quick ... Read More »

Pictures from Cadillac Culinary Challenge October 15th Featuring Chef Milliken and Chef Goetz

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  Your Foodie Blogger, Tom Holmberg, was a VIP Guest Judge for the Cadillac Culinary Challenge and Test Drive at the Irvine Spectrum on October 15th. The food throw-down will pitted Chef Mary Sue Milliken (Food Network and The Border Grill) versus local foodie hero Chef Yvon Goetz from The Winery Restaurant in Tustin. Chef Yvon Goetz created a Chili Lime Rubbed Hawaiian Mahi Mahi ... Read More »

Images from OC Foodie Fest and Judging the "Best in Show" Food Contest

This years OC Foodie Fest made some amazing gains in improving the overall festival experience and ensuring easy access to the food trucks. With that said, the event was still poorly managed. There was plenty of water stations, although with high prices. There was sufficient entertainment, and the lines for the food trucks were in control (except for the celebrity trucks). If you saw ... Read More »

Food from the Orange County Fair 2011 – Battered, Fried, Grilled

This was my gastronomic destruction at the 2011 Orange County Fair, I hope that next year I can take this to another level. The Orange County Fair only comes around once a year, so take advantage of it while you can. Next year I want to try one of each deep dried items. Keep an eye out for Chicken Charlie’s, ... Read More »