Bacchus Bar and Bistro in Irvine

Bacchus Bar and Bistro is one of those places that I love.  Located in Irvine right off the Sand Canyon exit in the Quail Hill Village Center, Bacchus offers delicious food and drink in a warm inviting environment that’s perfect after a long day.                   Bacchus offers […] [...more]

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Elbows Mac n’ Cheese – Comfort Food Times 10

The quintessential American comfort food has been taken to a new level at Elbows Mac n’ Cheese.  With locations in Brea and Cerritos, Elbows brings a new twist to that oh so gooey food we all love.  Their dishes blend classic American home cooking with gourmet international inspiration.  A taste of their Masala Mac is […] [...more]

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A Little Paradise in Huntington Beach – The Watertable in the Grand Hyatt

There’s no denying that Huntington Beach is beautiful, especially if you’re near the ocean. The Watertable at the Grand Hyatt is the epitome of this. Formerly known as the Californian, the Watertable was reimagined to be a modernized culinary concept that combined rustic and refined elements into it’s design and cuisine.   Open for about […] [...more]

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Taste OC is giving away a $50 Gift Card to Veggie Grill to 4 Lucky Winners! Enter Now!

To celebrate the opening of the 25th location of Veggie Grill at the Tustin Marketplace, TasteOC will be giving away a $50 Gift Card to 4 lucky winners! Just enter the drawing below. a Rafflecopter giveaway All entries must be received by next Monday June 30th at midnight.  Good luck! Veggie Grill has captured the appetites […] [...more]

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SeaLegs introduces their new Spring Menu! In other news, Huntington Beach Happiness Index Skyrockets.

SeaLegs Wine Bar, Huntington Beach’s gift from the culinary gods, has introduced their new menu which draws from the freshest spring ingredients.  Their ever evolving menu continues to impress as does their evolving list of wine. TasteOC is excited to announce a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to SeaLegs Wine Bar!  Just enter here!   a […] [...more]

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Yes, This Tastes As Good As It Looks. But Wait, There’s More!

I’m happy to welcome another Izakaya into my life.  Lucky for me, it’s close to where I work in North Orange County.  Dami Sushi and Izakaya just opened about a month ago in Buena Park’s Village Circle on Beach Blvd. Izakaya style restaurants offer patrons the opportunity to share multiple small dishes with beer and/or […] [...more]

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If you want Awesome Turkish/Mediterranean Food in Irvine, Here’s Where To Get It!

Sometimes a picture really is a worth a thousand words.  I mean, there’s not much I can add to convey the deliciousness of all these pictures.  Yet, I will! DonerG  just opened it’s second location in Irvine a few weeks ago on Barranca in the Target shopping center.  Their first location is Anaheim.   The restaurant is the brainchild […] [...more]

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LA versus NYC style Pastrami – In this corner “The Hat”!

When I’m in New York City, I always make it a point to get pastrami at least once during my trip.  Do people think the same thing when traveling to California?  Probably not, but should they?  If you’re a fan of The Hat’s Pastrami Dip, you might be thinking “Hell yeah you should!”. Traditional New […] [...more]

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What is Sisig and is this Sisig “The Best In Town”?

On a banner outside Ellen’s Pinoy Grille in La Palma reads the words “Best Sisig in Town”.  Quite a bold statement as this popular Filipino dish has many die hard enthusiasts. Sisig is a term which means “to snack on something sour”.   It’s use in savory dishes involves preparing fish and meat, especially pork, and marinating it […] [...more]

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Shrimp and Vege Lettuce Wraps Recipe

                  Ingredients:  Serves 2 1 1/2 Cup of Shrimp (peeled and de-veined) 1 Head of Iceberg Lettuce 2 Celery Stalks 3 Green Onions 1 Green Bell Pepper 1 Red Bell Pepper 1 Avocado 1 Apple 1 Lemon The Sauce Sesame Oil Soy Sauce Sugar Sambal Chili Sauce […] [...more]

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