Category: Casual dining

RSM: SAJJ Mediterranean

On Tuesday night I was invited back to SAJJ Mediterranean in Rancho Santa Margarita to cover the media event for their new chocolate hummus. Unfortunately I was not able to attend, so my partner-in-crime, Chrissy went for me.  Here’s her recap: Originally a food truck, SAJJ Mediterranean currently operates two […]

Placentia, CA: El Farolito

My BFF Rebecca took me here to celebrate my belated birthday, and her daughter’s 15th.  El Farolito is located off the 57 freeway /Chapman off quiet Bradford Street.  There’s street parking and a private lot parking. Let’s start off with the food. Delicious! I couldn’t stop eating it. A+ for […]

Fullerton: Chicken University

Fullerton has a lot of KFC’s… that’s Korean Fried Chicken restaurants. Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken because it is fried twice and the skin is therefore crunchier and less greasy. The chicken is usually seasoned with spices, sugar, and salt, prior to and after […]

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 […]

Montréal: Reuben’s

After watching our Ducks lose 2-5, I started scouting out for dinner plans. Most of the group members were starving, since they didn’t eat at the game.  So I found Reuben’s, another deli type place that could accommodate us at 6:00. The place was packed, and we were […]

Montréal: Pub McLean’s

Pub McLean’s is located about 2 blocks our downtown Montreal hotel. While in flight from Los Angeles, I messaged the owner via Yelp and asked if we could make a reservations to watch the Ducks vs. Senators game at 7:00.  No problem. When we arrived, the assistant manager […]

Las Vegas: Viet Noodle Bar

Las Vegas has plenty of food to offer. You can find almost anything you want, on and off the Strip.  We try to get away from the Strip and eat where the locals eat.  About 10 minutes from the Strip, off Spring Mountain Road is their Asia town.  […]

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 […]

Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually its a Filipino restaurant. The only other Filipino place I’ve been to is […]

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 […]