"When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings" – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA

I received a call from Jason Quinn, a local chef that we first met when he was the chef on the popular gourmet food truck, The Lime Truck. Yes, the same Jason that helped take The Lime Truck to victory in the second season of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Since then, he hasContinue reading “"When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings" – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA”

Playing with Our Food at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot – Irvine, CA

There is a shopping center in Irvine, at Culver and Irvine Center Drive that we frequent when picking up our Asian cooking supplies. The last time we were there we noticed that the Teppan place had closed and something called Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot had taken its place. We kept telling ourselves that weContinue reading “Playing with Our Food at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot – Irvine, CA”

Artisan Pizza makes OC debut – Pitfire Pizza, Costa Mesa, CA

New pizza joints seem to be popping up all over the OC, with their various interpretations of Chicago-, New York- or Neapolitan-styles. We don’t get too caught up in the pizza wars because we don’t discriminate when it comes to pizza style, only taste. Pitfire Artisan Pizza, is a small Los Angeles-based chain that justContinue reading “Artisan Pizza makes OC debut – Pitfire Pizza, Costa Mesa, CA”

Unexpected Late Saturday Breakfast with Craft Cocktails – Hopscotch – Fullerton, CA

Kim and I were finally able to get over to Hopscotch Tavern in downtown Fullerton. We wanted to try their craft cocktails but heard mixed reviews when it first opened. I am glad we waited because it gave them a chance to work through the “just opened” kinks. We walked in from the back parkingContinue reading “Unexpected Late Saturday Breakfast with Craft Cocktails – Hopscotch – Fullerton, CA”

Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI

This was a breakfast recommendation that we received from a few Hawaii natives so we decide to check it out. If you are looking for a place that has local flavors and great service this is your spot. Be prepared to wait a bit and know that they are only open for breakfast and lunchContinue reading “Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI”

Perfectly Cooked Eggs in a Great Sandwich – The Big Egg – Portland, OR

There are a number of great food carts in Portland. One of the ones that stands out is The Big Egg. Simple cart with a simple menu, which is executed perfectly. A must visit cart especially if you like a great egg sandwich! Check out these two awesome sandwiches:

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”