Tag Archive: orange county

Laguna Beach: Dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana

  During my Negroni Week research, we stopped in at Broadway by Amar Santana for dinner.   I was craving pasta and since I love cavatelli, the dish with lamb ragout sounded awesome.… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: The Burger at ARC

  I had been meaning to go back to ARC for a meal after I first tried it for drinks a couple of years ago. After a first dinner at Social, we headed… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Craft Beer at Barley Forge Brewing Company

  Barley Forge Brewing Company opened a few months ago in Costa Mesa. It’s the first production brewery to open in Costa Mesa. They make Belgian, West Coast and German-style beers. We stopped in… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Modern Hot Pot at Cal Shabu

  When temperatures dip below 70 degrees in Southern California, I think about soup a lot. So it was no surprise I wanted to try Cal Shabu. I’ve been to a few different… Continue reading

PigOut 3.0 Hits Costa Mesa Sunday, August 24

  PigOut returns to Orange County on Sunday, August 24. The pork-centric food fest features an incredible piggy this year- a pig that’s been fed the spent Templeton rye whiskey mash. It’s one… Continue reading

Anaheim: Checking Out The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy

  The Blind Rabbit in Anaheim is the latest speakeasy style bar to hit Orange County. Find it tucked behind a wall of Japanese beer kegs in the new Anaheim Packing House, part… Continue reading

Anaheim: Ramen at Orange Tei

  After checking out Nepenthia, the craft beer fest, at the Anaheim Packing District’s Farmers Park, I went into the new Packing House. The Packing House just opened at the beginning of June… Continue reading

2014 Summer Eating and Drinking Guide

  June  6/21 – Nepenthia  6/28 – LA Street Food Fest 6/28 – Tacolandia 6/29 – Art Beyond the Glass   July  7/13 – FoodGPS Rib Festival 7/14-7/27 – dineLA    August  8/7… Continue reading

Santa Ana: Cocktails and Bites at the Playground

  Occasionally I make it down past the Orange County and usually I hang around the same couple of spots around the performing arts center in Costa Mesa. One evening after a show,… Continue reading

Costa Mesa – How to Create a $12 Bowl of Ramen at Santouka

Step 0 – Go to Santouka Ramen. Step 1- order the shio (salt) ramen Step 2- get it large (not small, not medium) Step 3- add an egg Step 4 – get extra… Continue reading