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Hipster Orange County's favorite place to ogle progressive waitresses. The menu is still filled with an eclectic collection of healthy post-hippie sandwiches; and the decor is almost identical, from the earthy walls to the funky art.
Open-mic events always bring out the aspiring teenage folkies, workaday closet emo crooners and ill-conceived joke bands, but OC's best open micsG...
On the first Wednesday of every month, eight-piece jazz group Riff Raff provides the perfect accompaniment to the cozy, warm bohemian atmosphereco...
We'll always love the Gypsy Den because...well, it's the pinche Gypsy Den, as essential to OC Weekly identity as Bob Dornan and bashing the GOP. But let's be honest: for the past couple of years, the ... More »
Sailors of Neptune—made up of singers Rachel Perry, 18, Sean Ryan, 16, and drummer Niko Dangond, 20—are a South County band with an earnest desire to chart their own artistic course. Perry and Ryan first met as members of local pop band the... More »
Formed from the ashes of Orange County teeny-pop band the Raymies, Sailors of Neptune are on the path to adulthood. Rocking an edgier surf sound and some catchy two-part harmonies, the two girls and one guy who make up this trio are not to be... More »
Dreamy singer/songwriter Beth Whitney brings her folksy, acoustic music to Orange Countys bohemian-artist haven, the Gypsy Den. Hailing from a small town in the Pacific Northwest, the self-taught guitarist with a sweet voice makes tunes with a... More »
After 20 years, 240 meetings, seven different venues, hundreds of poets and thousands of curious audience members, there's no question this monthly gathering has become something special. And the fact that it's produced by Santa Ana College professor Lee Mallory—a guy who has ridden the bus to work since 1978 and still doesn't have a cell phone or computer—is just icing on the cake. He started the readings with longtime colleague Jana McCarthy at the Chicago Pizza Factory in Santa Ana in 1988. For the past five years, Factory Readings poets have used the ultra-artsy setting of the Gypsy Den to spout verse as onlookers hoot and holler while imbibing tea and scarfing bran muffins. Stop by sometime and hear poems ranging from the solemn to the salacious, from the perverted to the just plain crazy.
After 20 years, 240 meetings, seven different venues, hundreds of poets and thousands of curious audience members, there's no question this monthly gathering has become something special. And the fact that it's produced by Santa Ana College professor Lee Mallory--a guy who has ridden the bus to work since 1978 and still doesn't have a cell phone or computer--is just icing on the cake. He started the readings with longtime colleague Jana McCarthy at the Chicago Pizza... More »
It's green and creamy and goes with chips like angels with heaven. In fact, it goes with everything just divinely. Use it as a salad dressing? Sure! Sandwich dippage? Of course! We're pretty sure it's blended . . . maybe. And there could be a smidgen of mint . . . possibly. The truth is that nobody can decipher what this delicious concoction consists of, but one taste, and you'll want to go swimming in it. Besides, it's fun to ask for a side of herb. More »
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