The Best Chicago Pizza in Orange County can be found….

I’m a Chicagoan who was transplanted to California at the age of 8.  Some of my fondest memories of childhood were going to Lou Malnati’s, sitting at their red and white checkered tablecloths and devouring their delicious pizza.  Now as a Southern Californian, my only indulgence in Chicago style pizza is when I travel there […] [...more]

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Seeking Taco Asylum at The Camp in Costa Mesa

Every once in a while I get into a what I call a “kick” where I seem to want only one thing for a long period of time.  I’m not talking about eating it everyday.  It’s more like 2-3 times a week.  This normally ends in me avoiding the food for 6 months because I’m so […] [...more]

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Shuck Oyster Bar in Costa Mesa’s OC Mart Mix

Oysters, I love em.  Who doesn’t?  Luckily, Costa Mesa’s OC Mart Mix just opened Shuck Oyster Bar. Before moving on to this great meal, I gotta give props to the people behind the South Coast Collection (SOCO) redevelopment.  Having lived in Orange County for almost 15 years, I remember this place when it was just […] [...more]

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Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party!

Last weekend I had a chance to check out the Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party held at the Newport Beach Lexus Dealership. The event was a great kick off to a week of awesome culinary delights from over 100 participating restaurants in the OC.   February 24th – March 2nd.  It only happens once a […] [...more]

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High Time for High Tea in the OC – Seventh Tea Bar

Do thoughts of “pinky in the air” snootiness enter your mind when you think of drinking tea?  Well those thoughts have no place at Seventh Tea Bar, opening January 2nd at the OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa.  Last week, we got to check out what’s in store for next year.  Also it’s good to […] [...more]

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Christmas Comes Early for Orange County Pizza Lovers!

Last week, Pitfire Pizza opened their first location in Orange County!  It’s on 17th Street in Costa Mesa.  With 5 locations already in LA, it’s about time!  We got a sneak peak a day before the grand opening last week and have to say, this place f*#$n rocks. The overall vibe of this Pitfire Pizza […] [...more]

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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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Marche Moderne at South Coast Plaza – “I’ll have Fois Gras with that Gucci handbag”

So, we’re in the shopping mecca that is South Coast Plaza, on the 3rd floor dubbed “The Penthouse”, next to Nordstrom.   Marche Moderne.                     A nice little morsel to start off with. In case you don’t know, I love duck.             […] [...more]

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