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  • Grilling on the patio at the Crown Valley Market in Mission Viejo
    Weekends at Crown Valley Market: Shopping and eating grilled kabobs is great
    Crown Valley Market in Mission Viejo is certainly one of the better places to shop for food in the Southern Orange County area. Tending towards a Persian clientele, they have a deli with six types of feta cheese, several types of pre-made...
  • Dr. Nima Shemirana Patient
    Traditional Persian holiday now trending towards gift of plastic surgery
    Nowruz is the Persian New Year and will be celebrated this year on Thursday, March 20th. It was made an official national holiday by the UN in 2010 and is a symbolic day because it falls on the first day of spring where the number of hours of...
  • Moustache Cafe
    Dine with Charlie Chaplin at Moustache Cafe
    You might not realize that Moustache Café, at first inspection, is open on a Saturday night. The “Quiznos Subs” logo still bleeds through the teal green awning above the front entrance in the desolate strip mall location next to the...
  • On the south side of Bristol
    Persian Cuisine in Costa Mesa, California (Photos)
    Orchid Restaurant is serving Persian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Best way to describe Orchid’s is quick service and delicious food.I love the spices and the vibrant colors of these dishes that take you to another part of the world if only...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kitten Mercy
    Kim Kardashian's kitten Mercy dies
    Kim Kardashian was given an adorable white persian kitten from her boyfriend Kanye West named Mercy in September. Kim seemed so excited to have the little kitten and took photos with it everywhere she went, posted them all over the internet, took...
  • Persian cat
    Kim Kardashian shares photos of new Teacup Persian kitty named Mercy
    Kim Kardashian has added a new member to her family: a beautiful, Teacup Persian kitty named Mercy. Sharing several photos of the pure-white fur ball on her official Twitter account, Kardashian’s newest addition was met with welcomed praise...
  • The Olive Tree Restaurant is a hidden oasis of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine
    The Olive Tree Restaurant is a hidden oasis of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine
    Joe Abdo loves to cook. In 2005, during his retirement, he saw a restaurant for sale. Now, the Olive Tree Restaurant is bringing people from across the county for home-cooked Middle Eastern food. Most of the clientele are students and the main...
  • Curry Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops: Hog Wild with Flavor.
    Curry Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops: Hog Wild with Flavor.
    Curry. I use a touch of it on all my meats: meatloaf, corned beef hash and even tuna fish sandwiches, my family won’t eat food without it. But some curries have a harsh bitter flavor so you have to be picky in your selection.I use a special...
  • one-eyed Calico Persian
    Weekly Alert: One-eyed calico Persian needs home
    This beautiful girl is a purebred calico Persian.She was adopted from a shelter at 3 years old and is now 9 years old.At the time of her original adoption, she only had one eye.The shelter staff did not know the reason she was missing an eye and...
  • The Palatable Plate
    The Palatable Plate
    Local author Pari Danian has cooked up a beautiful selection of dishes that are sure to please your palate. In her new cookbook The Palatable Plate, she not only created each dish, she is the photographer of the entire book and she sculpted the...
  • Sammie
    In It For The Love: Big hearts make difference in local animal rescue
    James Croall sent in this article he wrote about his experiences with some local rescue groups. Purebred rescue groups, although every bit as deserving, often don't get as much attention as larger groups, so I thought you might enjoy this.So...
  • Cafe Caspian interior
    An incentive to check out Café Caspian
    If you are unfamiliar or wary of Persian food, Entrée has a deal that provides additional encouragement. Through this weekend, $20 buys a certificate for $40 worth of food, or $10 purchase $20 at Café Caspian on the western stretches of Westheimer...
  • Small demonstration to 'stop systematic genocides of Hazaras'
    Small demonstration to 'stop systematic genocides of Hazaras'
    Toronto - The Hazara people make up the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and are mostly a Persian-speaking people living in the central region of Afghanistan. However, the Shia Muslims and human rights organizations claim they are being...