Prime Cut Café and Wine Bar Offers $20 Prix Fixe Menu – Orange, CA

Hidden in a shopping center full of large chain restaurants, near Angels Stadium and down the street from the Honda Center, is Prime Cut Café and Wine Bar. The philosophy behind this modern steakhouse was to bring a contemporary approach to American food, does it really well and at a better price than most upscaleContinue reading “Prime Cut Café and Wine Bar Offers $20 Prix Fixe Menu – Orange, CA”

The Controversy of Foie Unites O.C. Chefs – Fight for Foie at Haven Gastropub – Orange, CA

California’s controversial ban on foie gras goes into effect on July 1. As the deadline nears, foie gras proponents have hosted fundraiser dinners all over the state. Orange County is no different. On Monday, May 14, Haven Gastropub Executive Chef and partner Greg Daniels joined forces with other Orange County chefs to host a dinnerContinue reading “The Controversy of Foie Unites O.C. Chefs – Fight for Foie at Haven Gastropub – Orange, CA”

Finally Umami comes to the OC – Umami Burger, Costa Mesa, CA

A couple years ago, Kim and I had the chance to try Umami Burger in Los Angeles. The only negative about Umami was that they were 50+ miles away from us. It’s worth the drive, but hard to do regularly when you are craving a really great burger. We have been waiting for their much-anticipatedContinue reading “Finally Umami comes to the OC – Umami Burger, Costa Mesa, CA”

A Top Orange County Gourmet Food Truck Opens Their First Brick and Mortar – SLAPFISH, Huntington Beach, CA

Like many of the gourmet food trucks in LA and OC, SLAPFISH has built up a loyal following with its mobile food business and is scheduled to open its first brick and mortar location on April 20. The goal of the fast-casual concept fronted by chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude, is to serve seafoodContinue reading “A Top Orange County Gourmet Food Truck Opens Their First Brick and Mortar – SLAPFISH, Huntington Beach, CA”

Shabu doesn’t have to be Taboo at Tabu Shabu, Costa Mesa, CA

Tabu Shabu is the new restaurant concept from Jeff Chon, the force behind reviving The Alley, a Newport Beach restaurant and bar. If you’ve never had shabu, it doesn’t have to be intimidating. It is a Japanese hot pot, where you cook your own food in front of you. It’s similar to fondue, where youContinue reading “Shabu doesn’t have to be Taboo at Tabu Shabu, Costa Mesa, CA”

Spectacular Donuts in Surf City – The Donuttery – Huntington Beach, CA

Every once in awhile I get a craving for donuts.  The problem is most donut shops out there have terrible donuts.  They are usually old, heavy, stale and sometimes just greasy.  Yuck! Every once in awhile you hear about a place that people just rave about and it will either be really good or itContinue reading “Spectacular Donuts in Surf City – The Donuttery – Huntington Beach, CA”

My One Weakness, Cajun Shrimp with all the Fixin’s – Kickin’ Crab – Santa Ana, CA

We love spicy food; we love shrimp, clams and other seafood. Put those together and you have an addiction that we’ve had to feed every week for the last two months. It started about a year ago when someone turned us onto a place called Boiling Crab in Garden Grove. This place was good butContinue reading “My One Weakness, Cajun Shrimp with all the Fixin’s – Kickin’ Crab – Santa Ana, CA”

California Italian in the Heart of Irvine – Cucina Enoteca

Cucina Enoteca, is the latest addition to the Irvine Spectrum restaurant line up, and it is all about great food and wine. This is one of the most attractive restaurants I have been to in a long time. It has two large patio-dining areas, and an eclectically decorated dining room and bar. It can easilyContinue reading “California Italian in the Heart of Irvine – Cucina Enoteca”

Bruxie Creates Two Specials For This Year’s Super Bowl Teams

Super Bowl Battle of the Bruxies! Bruxie puts its own spin on the Super Bowl with a Surf vs. Turf “Battle of the Bruxies” to be held Super Bowl Weekend, Saturday, February 4th at its locations in Old Towne Orange and Brea Downtown. Number of Bruxies sold for each team will determine the Battle ofContinue reading “Bruxie Creates Two Specials For This Year’s Super Bowl Teams”

Sneak Preview of Chef Jason Quinn’s The Playground – Santa Ana, CA

Tonight Kim and I got to visit The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana as part of the friends and family pre-opening event. We were lucky enough to try a number of their dishes and as you would expect from owner and executive chef Jason Quinn, he did not disappoint. The restaurant concept is based aroundContinue reading “Sneak Preview of Chef Jason Quinn’s The Playground – Santa Ana, CA”