Category: Casual dining

La Mirada: Sol Inka Peruvian

I needed a restaurant that was near the La Mirada AMC 7, and this Peruvian place popped up. It’s located off Imperial and Santa Gertrudes, next door to a Mike’s burger, across the street from a Grocery Outlet strip mall. Upon walking in, the place is dark. We […]

Santa Ana: Cali Tacos

I’ve had Cali Tacos bookmarked for the longest time, but hesitate on going because the one on Chapman had the reputation of having poor parking and crowded.  Then, this location at 1631 17th Street opened up, and I took advantage that not too many people knew it was […]

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 […]

Fullerton: the Pizza Press (@ThePizzaPress)

The Pizza Press in Fullerton is another “build your own” pizza place, but this place also serves craft beer.. the bonus in coming here versus Pieology located around the corner. It’s a little hard to find, as there’s no real big sign off the street. They’re located on […]

Lake Forest, CA: Delicias Peruanas

I was in South County and hankering for some Tallarin Saltado… not the green pesto version, just the “normal” one with chicken or beef. This place popped up on Yelp with decent reviews. It wasn’t easy to find because it’s tucked in a non descript strip mall, behind a Walgreens. The […]

Anaheim, CA: MFK by Aysee (@MFK_Aysee) #MFK

MFK means “Modern Filipino Kitchen” and Aysee is the owner’s grandmother. I have driven by this location multiple times, and never knew it because it really is hidden. It’s near the corner of Magnolia and La Palma, sandwiched behind a convenience store and an Ethiopian restaurant. If you […]

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 […]