Folks

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Review: The 20 best pizzas still available in Orange County during the coronavirus pandemic

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 23, 2020

., Costa Mesa, 949-642-3810, filomenasoc.com Pepperoni pizza at Filomena’s in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Folks The naturally leavened dough here combines the best traits of both Neapolitan and sourdough styles. Get

Fennel sausage pizza at Folks in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Il Dolce The wood-fired nduja pizza is a full-throttled spin on a classic Margherita amped up with nduja, which is a soft, spreadable, almost liquid

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Here Are the L.A. Food Folks Nominated for James Beard Awards

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 4, 2020
It’s a very tough time for the hospitality industry, but today’s announcement of the 2020 James Beard Foundation Awards nominations may offer a glimmer of good news. The nominations honor some beloved local figures–but there is an element of the...

Review: 10 restaurants to impress friends and family visiting Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 25, 2021

Folks in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 7. Eat pizza at Folks in Costa Mesa. You’ll have to circle the parking lot at least a dozen times before you find a parking spot, so be patient. This pizza is worth it. And the

Best thing I ate: Could this new pizza in Costa Mesa be OC’s best?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • January 12, 2022

cooked in a traditional deck oven, not a wood-fired hearth. This crust is entirely unique. And I am completely in love. Kuro Artisanal Pizza recently opened at The Lab, directly across the street from one of the best pizzerias in OC, Folks at The Camp

Critic’s Notebook: When readers critique the critic, 2021 edition

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • December 9, 2021

check on Steve? I hope he wasn’t eating oatmeal this morning. Meanwhile, other folks get mad any time I offer a less than favorable opinion of something, like when I recently suggested that Kraft Singles might not be the greatest cheese. That upset a

Top 5 pizzas: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 10, 2020

County Register/SCNG) 4. Folks The naturally leavened dough combines the best traits of both Neapolitan and sourdough styles. Focus on the fennel sausage, mozzarella and pecorino with a drizzle of salsa verde. 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-617-4888

, folkshospitality.com Pizza with housemade fennel sausage and salsa verde at Folks in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 5. Rance’s I lived in Chicago for seven years and ate far more than my fair share of stuffed and pan pizzas, and I am

2145    Brick    Parallel Pizza    Folks    Rance's   

How to make the perfect margarita

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 29, 2021

I’m not a bartender but I am a professional drinker. So while I’ll leave the intricate mixology to the folks behind the bar, when I’m at home I do enjoy making margaritas. And for decades, without much thought, I have defaulted to the classic 3-2-1

'Black Smoke' gives African American pitmasters their due

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 17, 2021

African Americans are: Every time barbecue is redefined, if initially there isn’t a strong presence of African Americans cooking that way, in time Black folks adapt and, say, make brisket if that’s what customers want.” Miller delves into the past as a

The Attic: Old Folks At Home

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • December 20, 2012

cream and salsa. It may only be southern by name, but it would taste like it was made by meemaw anywhere you have it, especially in this charming old house, next to that honest-to-goodness fireplace. This review appeared in print as “The Old Folks At

L.A.’s Best Doughnuts? We Asked Local Shops What Their Customers Love

Vinz Karl • Los Angeles Magazine • June 4, 2021

boasts tangy, fruity flavors that help to balance out the sweetness of their cake doughnuts. 631 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; other locations. SK’s Donuts & Croissants: Strawberry Cheesecake Doughnut The folks at SK’s in Mid-Wilshire are known for