Eat Chow Opens Second Location in Newport Beach (Shores)

There is a secret dog beach in Newport that we take Martini and Mojito to on Saturdays when it is warm out. As we were driving there a few months ago, I was looking out the window and saw a sign for Eat Chow. I exclaimed to Jason “Eat Chow is opening another location!” ButContinue reading “Eat Chow Opens Second Location in Newport Beach (Shores)”

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”

Spectacular Puerto Rican Triple D in Miami – Benny’s Seafood – Miami, FL

Jason and I started this whole Foodie blog thing because of Food Network Channel’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Triple D) TV show, yet we’ve hardly written about half of the Triple Ds we’ve eaten at. (Too much food, so little time!) But we couldn’t eat at Benny’s Seafood a second time without writing a fewContinue reading “Spectacular Puerto Rican Triple D in Miami – Benny’s Seafood – Miami, FL”

Great Pizza without Chasing a Truck – SliceTruck on Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

We have not been shy about the fact that we love the Slice Truck. The challenge has been that they are very hard for us to get to. And the few times they’ve come to the O.C. it has been for festivals. We love this gourmet food truck! . (Check out our original article here.)Continue reading “Great Pizza without Chasing a Truck – SliceTruck on Sawtelle, Los Angeles, 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”

Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR

Somewhere in the Twitterverse, I found out about a place called Vault Martini. It is a martini lounge that offers over 140 specialty martinis. Yes, that’s right 140. They also offer 44 takes on the classic martini. For someone that has spent the last 10 years trying to create new martinis from scratch, this placeContinue reading “Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR”

The Craft Cocktail, Not a Lost Art Form at the Teardrop Lounge – Portland, OR

When we took a second foodie trip to Portland, on the top of my “must-do” list was Teardrop Cocktail Lounge. Located in the Pearl District, it is a hip but dimly lit lounge with concrete walls and gray velvet curtains. The large bar is situated in the center of the room allowing many patrons toContinue reading “The Craft Cocktail, Not a Lost Art Form at the Teardrop Lounge – Portland, OR”