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  • Bennett: Drop in at Blinking Owl distillery for eclectic local liquors

    Bennett: Drop in at Blinking Owl distillery for eclectic local liquors

    If Wes Anderson decided to go into the liquor businesses, the result might resemble Blinking Owl, the quirky new distillery that's home to the first spirits to be made in Orange County since Prohibition. Not only are the spirits that are now being crafted inside a former staircase-manufacturing...

  • Blinking Owl, Orange County's first distillery, opens this week

    Blinking Owl, Orange County's first distillery, opens this week

    Southern California can add another craft distillery to its growing roster of booze businesses. Blinking Owl Distillery, which takes its name from the midcentury bar of the same name on Birch and 3rd streets in Santa Ana, will open to the public on Sept. 24. Co-owned by husband and wife Brian and...

  • Bennett: Wok N Tandoor to the rescue in O.C.

    Bennett: Wok N Tandoor to the rescue in O.C.

    Indian food has always worn many faces in Orange County, from formal to fast casual to fusion. Maybe it's because we're just a few miles on the wrong side of the county line to lay claim to L.A.'s famous Little India — the ample crowding of traditional restaurants and glimmering sari stores that...

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