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A Meeting of Burgers and Hipsters – Umami Burger in Costa Mesa

I’ve heard alot about Umami Burger.  There are 13 locations in Southern California and I finally went to the one located in “The Camp” in Costa Mesa.   A meeting of burgers and hipsters. Along with the burgers, we had to try some sides and dip them in the great variety of sauces they offer. Umami […] [...more]

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Famous Dave’s BBQ comes to Santa Ana

With about 18 Famous Dave’s BBQ locations in California, I’m surprised that I’ve never actually been to one.  This week, their latest location opened on Bristol just a couple of blocks north of South Coast Plaza.  What better than a plate of bbq after a day of shopping?  Go on, wear that new Armani shirt […] [...more]

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Fresh Griller at MacArthur Plaza in Santa Ana

Fresh Griller is a new Santa Ana restaurant at MacArthur Plaza (next to Starbucks).  You get to build and customize your meal to your liking from a variety of natural and fresh ingredients.  It’s all surprisingly affordable considering the quality of the food.  We’re talking only $6 per meal!             […] [...more]

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The Huntington Beach food revolution begins, enter Red Table!

As a Huntington Beach resident, I’ve often wondered why Huntington Beach has been so far behind our neighbors in unique culinary offerings.   While there are some great restaurants, it’s nowhere near the amount it should be for the size of this city and it’s population.  Enter Red Table.  This place just opened a few months […] [...more]

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And God said…”Let there be MORE Prime Rib!”

You might be thinking…”Really? Back to back posts on prime rib?” And yes, you would be justified for thinking that that. However, I thought it appropriate to follow up my last post on “Five Crowns” in Corona Del Mar with this one on “Side Door“, being that it is literally the side door to Five […] [...more]

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And God said… “Let there be Prime Rib!”

Or something to that effect.   Well, when you are at Five Crowns in Newport Beach, beef does get elevated to somewhat of a religious experience.  I mean, any place that fries their potatoes in beef fat must have the blessing of some higher authority.  Or maybe it’s the admonishment of a higher authority?  Read on […] [...more]

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Burger Time at Park Ave

Park Avenue is the shining jewel in Stanton.  Its unassuming location in this city not known for it’s culinary offerings adds to its fun character.  I learned of it glancing in Orange Coast magazine a couple of years back and found that it topped the list of best restaurant in all Orange County for that […] [...more]

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