Category: American

Irvine: California Fish Grill

WHAT? No Taco Tuesday at this location?? I wonder if this is a franchise and not owned by the corporation? Regardless, I came to the one located off Jamboree on a Tuesday evening and maybe it was good there’s no Taco Tuesday. The place was busy but not […]

Las Vegas: Brooklyn Bowl 

It’s been about 2 years since I was last at Brooklyn Bowl.  The last few times I tried going, they had a private party and canceled my reservations.  I had given up going here but I gave this place one more try on this visit.  Hurrah! I got […]

Buena Park : Rock & Brews

Food trumps service here. This could have been a great review if only the hostess wasn’t such a dimbulb. We made reservations at 5:00 on a Friday to celebrate my BFF’s son’s high school graduation. We asked to be seated in the left side of the restaurant, where […]

Santa Ana: Joe’s Place 

This little place is located across the street from the Central Courthouse from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. It’s a grab and go kind of place, with a simple menu for sandwiches, pizza, and even a burger.  Think of it as a convenience store with a grill.   […]

Costa Mesa: Mastro’s Steakhouse 

Last year I took Stephen to Mastro’s Ocean Club in Corona Del Mar for his birthday.  We really enjoyed the meal, so for my birthday this year, I chose the Mastro’s in Costa Mesa.   We arrived at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. It’s located just down […]

Costa Mesa: Seasons 52 for #OCRW

It’s OC Restaurant Week (OCRW) 2017 and each year Linda, Anna and I get together for at least one OCRW restaurant. It’s our way to catch up and to make time for lunch. This year we chose Seasons 52 located at the South Coast Plaza, and it was […]

Santa Ana: Eat Chow

First timer at Eat Chow! I’ve heard about this place from many of my foodie friends, but I’ve been too lazy to travel to Newport or Costa Mesa. Finally, Eat Chow opens a (larger) location in downtown Santa Ana, just steps from the popular 4th Street Market and […]

Detroit: Downtown Louie’s Lounge

You ever heard that saying “I really wanted to like this place, but….” That’s my take on this place. The inside was quaint and cozy.  The staff, friendly.  But, the food had a spin to their food that maybe my SoCal palate isn’t used to the MidWestern way […]

Anaheim: the Scratch Room

This new breakfast place is located off Lincoln and Gilbert, in a tiny strip mall. It used to be a Peruvian restaurant, and I was told they’ve been open 8 months. Parking can be tricky so if you enter off Gilbert, park in the back by the Laundromat […]