Tag Archive: orange county

Orange County: Opah Grill in Aliso Viejo

  I’ve now been to Opah in Aliso Viejo in Orange County several times. I’ve only gone for lunch but I’ve ordered this chopped seafood salad twice now. It’s my favorite thing on… Continue reading

Orange County: Lunch at OC & LAU

  After getting nem nuong (pork spring rolls) at Brodard as an appetizer, we jetted over to OC & LAU for a Vietnamese seafood feast. OC & LAU is also known for hot… Continue reading

Orange County: Nem Nuong Rolls at Brodard

While on the way back from San Diego, we stopped at Brodard for pork spring rolls (nem nuong). I’ve heard about these rolls at Brodard for years and always wanted to try them.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2017 Meals

  In 2017, I had a lot of wonderful meals. Some so memorable, I want to build a time machine to go back to that meal. Here’s a list of my faves this… Continue reading

Noods Noods Noods Returns to Santa Ana January 27

  Noods Noods Noods returns to Santa Ana on Saturday, January 27. If you love noodles as much as I do, you know this is the place to be. Tickets are on pre-sale… Continue reading

Santa Ana: Aquavit from Blinking Owl Distillery

  Orange County’s first distillery after Prohibition is the Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana. I visited when the distillery first opened with the initial three offerings; vodka, orange vodka and aquavit. They… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Craving Those Mussels at Mesa

  After a show one night in Orange County, my friend and I headed over to Mesa for mussels. He was craving them and knew Mesa had them. It was on the later… Continue reading

Five Food Fests For You – October 2017

    The food’s coming! The food is coming! Look out for these five food festivals coming this weekend and next in October. First we have the annual Oyster Festival at Grand Central… Continue reading

More Food Festivals in Los Angeles – July-September 2017

  Just when you thought all the food festivals were over, we’re actually just getting started! Here are all the wonderful food festivals and happenings until September! Starting with the 8th Annual Luckyrice… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Tapas and Drinks at Vaca

  Vaca in Costa Mesa opened at the end of 2015 and though I managed to make it in for drinks last year, I didn’t have a chance to eat there until just… Continue reading