Tanaka Farms: Irvine’s Hidden Farm

Tucked amongst schools, neighborhoods and shopping centers lies one of Irvine’s greatest treasures, Tanaka Farms. Located in the heart of Irvine, Tanaka Farms has been in the Tanaka family for three generations. Their mission is twofold: Not only do they strive to grow the highest quality produce for their community, but they also educate the community about where their food comes from. Throughout the year, Tanaka Farms creates opportunities for …

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In Praise of the Firm Soundation’s Gospel Brunch

As you learn in the introductory video at Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues Anaheim, the Biblical music genre has unique roots. Dan Aykroyd, co-star of Blues Brothers and co-founder of the House of Blues chain, narrates the short film to a background of scraping forks and humming mouths. He describes the history of Gospel as a cousin to the Blues – begun by African-Americans who used it to …

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Entertainment and Food Collide at Diamond Jamboree

Choosing a place to spend one’s evening can sometimes be a challenge. First, there’s the difficult choice of selecting what to eat, which can be a downright contentious issue when it comes to couples or family dining. That said, Diamond Jamboree, located at the intersection of Alton Pkwy. and Jamboree Rd., which labels itself “Orange County’s International Eatertainment Destination,” provides a cross-section of colorful options. Most of the numerous restaurants …

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