So Much Cheese, So Little Time! – Grilled Cheese Invitational 2010

Now that I am finally over my cheese coma it is time to share. Recently we visited the 1st 8th annual Grilled Cheese Invitational in downtown LA. We had been looking forward to this for sometime. We were also able to be judges, which added to the excitement. As you would expect the event wasContinue reading “So Much Cheese, So Little Time! – Grilled Cheese Invitational 2010”

Test Kitchen – Crepes, with a Little Flare!

Back into the test kitchen. This time it was all about the crepe. These are fun to make once you get the batter down! We started with a traditional savory batter then added some flare from there. This was a small batch and we learned a lot about making the crepe itself. It is amazingContinue reading “Test Kitchen – Crepes, with a Little Flare!”

When is a Burger more than just a Burger? – Umami Burger

Let me start by saying that we have wanted to try these guys out for sometime ever since we saw them on the Best Thing I ever Ate on the Food Network. Umami Burger are high-end burger joints in the greater Los Angeles area. We made our way to the one on Hollywood Blvd. ThisContinue reading “When is a Burger more than just a Burger? – Umami Burger”

Pub Crawl or is it a Gourmet Truck Crawl? – Comfort Truck, FrySmith, Bootleggers Brewery & The Bruery

Last Saturday was a good food adventure day. We started out by going to Charlie’s Chili in Newport Beach for breakfast. Then it was watching all of our Twitter & Facebook peeps talking about visiting the 15 gourmet food trucks that were at the California Democratic Convention at LA Live. Unfortunately we were not ableContinue reading “Pub Crawl or is it a Gourmet Truck Crawl? – Comfort Truck, FrySmith, Bootleggers Brewery & The Bruery”

Test Kitchen – The Perfect Panini

One thing that people may not know about me is I have actually worked in a kitchen. When I was younger I worked my way from dishwasher to sous chef and then to manage my own kitchen. The only problem was that I was too young and burnt out after years of 60+ hour weeks.Continue reading “Test Kitchen – The Perfect Panini”

Good Food and Good Booze! – @brcelonaonthego at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA

What more can you ask for? A gourmet food truck at one of my favorite places Hi-Times.  This was just too good to pass up! First we went shopping and picked up some of Kim’s favorite wine and a couple of bottles of tequila for me. Then it was on to the main event, finallyContinue reading “Good Food and Good Booze! – @brcelonaonthego at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA”

Late Night Craving – Crepes bonaparte & Louks to go – Downtown Fullerton, CA


You know when you get one of those cravings that you just can’t shake. Well I had a crepe craving last night. This is all Crepes Bonaparte’s fault! I blame them because they make a great crepe. I think Kim was sick of hearing me talk about it all day. So we checked out TwitterContinue reading “Late Night Craving – Crepes bonaparte & Louks to go – Downtown Fullerton, CA
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Breakfast Adventure – Wilma's Patio – Balboa Island, CA

After another fun morning at Newport Beach with the dogs we searched and searched for a breakfast joint.  Finally we stopped at Wilma’s Patio.  Wilma’s is an older joint with a good sized menu.  Place seemed a little pricey and we were just not feeling it.  When the food came out we were pleasantly surprised.Continue reading “Breakfast Adventure – Wilma's Patio – Balboa Island, CA”

Quick Stop for Breakfast – Side Street Cafe – Costa Mesa, CA

You have to love their mantra, Cheapskates Welcome! This past weekend we stopped at Side Street Cafe to have some breakfast after visiting the Dog Beach down at Newport.  This is a simple joint on Newport Boulevard with indoor and outdoor seating. They had a very eclectic menu that was full of home cooked goodness.  I orderedContinue reading “Quick Stop for Breakfast – Side Street Cafe – Costa Mesa, CA”

Good Food, Isn't Complicated – The Taco Dawg

That is the main theme at the @theTacoDawg and they nailed it! Dang, I really love food trucks. Food trucks are all the rage these days. Some people wonder and some people get in line and dive in. I am lucky enough that more and more food trucks are coming to Orange County. Today IContinue reading “Good Food, Isn't Complicated – The Taco Dawg”