Category: American

Las Vegas: Shaq’s Big Chicken

We heard Shaquille O’Neil opened a chicken place in Las Vegas. The Big Chicken restaurant is located across from the famous Hofbrauhaus in a strip mall. We went mid week at around 5:30 pm, so we knew it wasn’t going to be busy. It wasn’t. There was a […]

Anaheim, CA: The Blind Rabbit

There’s a food hall in Anaheim called the Anaheim Packing District.  The hall used to be the packing center for citrus in 1919.  Now, its a culinary collection of 50 food and beverage kiosks, and hidden on the first level is this Speakeasy called the Blind Rabbit. Find […]

Pioneertown, CA: Pappy & Harriett’s

Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is located near Joshua Tree National Park and is the only bar / restaurant and music venue in Pioneertown, California.  We had dinner reservations at 7:00 on the Sunday before Memorial Day… and good thing we did! Without a reservations, the wait time […]

Anaheim, CA: Lamplight Lounge at DCA

In January 2018, Disney California Adventured closed the Paradise Pier section of the park to give it a rebranding called Pixar Pier, where everything is themed with characters from the Pixar movies.  Last weekend, the pier reopened, and in the rebranding was the Lamplight Lounge, formerly the Cove […]

Orange, Ca: Old Crow Smokehouse

Old Crow Smokehouse is a Chicago based barbecue restaurant. There’s 2 in Southern California: 1 in Huntington Beach, and 1 in Orange, just a stone’s throw away from the Honda Center.  We came here after we did the Paint the Ice event, and at 11:00 am, there were […]

Las Vegas: Wahlburgers

Wahlburgers is a Boston burger restaurant owned by chef Paul Wahlberg in partnership with two of his celebrity brothers Donnie and Mark.  There are 14 locations, but only 1 in Nevada… and this one is located in front of the Bally’s hotel and casino, in the shops and restaurants area. […]

Victorville, CA: Cracker Barrel

It’s a Cracker Barrel. You come here for the inexpensive, brown or yellow food. There’s not a whole lot of food that’s considered fresh and healthy. Even their green beans are cooked with bacon, and limp like a can.  The good part is I don’t have to drive […]

Fullerton: Pie Dog

Pie Dog is probably Stephen and my favorite burger place. I like this place for their burgers made with 1/2 rib eye, 1/2 sirloin patties.  I had the plain ol’ GI Joe, while Stephen had the My Cousin Vinnie, a burger with marinara and sausage. Stephen likes their […]

Escondido, CA: Stone Brewing

My friend Shellie did a indie-gogo type crowdfunding event that was a partnership beer with the Bruery in Placentia, CA (Orange County). The bottle was ready for pickup so we made our way down to Escondido to get it. If its your first time, use your GPS. There […]

Las Vegas: Gritz Café (@gritzcafe)

I’ve had this place bookmarked for the longest time.  They serve fried chicken, waffles and grits… sinful, comfort food.  The reviews on yelp said the place is tiny, a bit slow (as they cook to order) and terribly busy on weekends. For my visit, I came on a […]

Whittier: Original Pancake House 

Back from vacation, and it’s good to be back home.  For the most part, the UK has plenty of American comfort food, but there’s just some things I missed and American breakfast food is one of them. Being a bit jet-lagged, I was up early enough to beat […]