Category: Casual dining

Baker, CA: Los Dos Toritos

We normally get something to eat in Vegas before heading back to SoCal, but decided to grab a bite in Baker instead. We looked up places to eat, and Baker has all sorts of fast food from McD’s to KFC, and then they have the “famous” Mad Greek […]

Santa Ana: Costa Azul 2

I stopped here with coworkers for lunch. The food isn’t the best I’ve had but the price is fair and you get soup plus a drink! I had the 2 item lunch combo, and chose 2 chicken enchilada (red sauce) and it came with rice and beans. The beans […]

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 […]

Costa Mesa: Cal Shabu (@calshabucm)

There’s so many Shabu places in SoCal, and yet Cal Shabu survives the test of time. I discovered the original California Shabu in Fountain Valley probably 15 years ago, after the original co-owner Taka, who worked at the Shabu Shabu House in Little Tokyo in downtown LA, opened his own store in […]

Buena Park: Porto’s

Orange County, rejoice!! The newest location of this popular Cuban bakery and café is finally open in Buena Park, off the 91 freeway on Beach Blvd., next-door to medieval times. If you have ever been to any of the other locations, whether it’s Downey, Glendale, or Burbank, you […]

Santa Ana: Taqueria Los Grandes

Great little taqueria, located about 1 mile outside the downtown Santa Ana area on the corner of 5th Street and Raitt. Arrive early if you want a parking spot, or find one off the street. There’s a handful of tables in the equally small dining room. Like their […]

Orange: Anepalco for brunch 

Following the Ducks Select-a-Seat, the group of us went to Anepalco’s for brunch. They must have changed the menu because it seems more condensed, and a bit pricier. Stephen and I split the signature dish, their chilaquiles, and added carnitas to it.  Sandy had the perdidos, which is […]

Fullerton: Noodle St

Located in a tiny, but very busy strip mall off State College and Chapman is this Chinese noodle place. It’s located in the building behind the Chipotle, which is across the street from the Mobil gas station / Pieology/ Whats up Men?  The place is still in the […]

Buena Park: Yoshiharu Ramen

Yoshiharu Ramen is located in the still being developed mall called “The Source”, located off Beach Blvd. and Orangethorpe, right off the 91 freeway (going opposite direction of Knott’s Berry Farm).  There’s a parking structure off Beach, which can be tricky to find if you’re not looking for the […]

La Habra: Continental Deli (German Food)

Ask someone where to go for German food in Southern California and people would say Old World in Huntington Beach, Alpine Village in Torrance, Matterns in Orange, or Jägerhaus in Anaheim.  One hidden gem can be found in La Habra, off Imperial Blvd. and Beach Blvd., located in […]

Buena Park: Aji Limon Peruvian food

I was driving through Buena Park and stumbled on Aji Limon.  Located near Lincoln and Knott, in the corner of the Big 5 parking lot is this simple restaurant.  The menu had your typical Peruvian items, and they even notated what is Chinese inspired and what is Japanese inspired, […]

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.   […]

Fullerton: Teriyaki Express 

I was heading to The Bruery and wanted a bite to eat beforehand. I yelped and this place was located a few blocks from Dunn Way. Perfect!! Located off State College and Orangethorpe, with a Subway sandwich, a Tattoo place, and a cell phone repair company is this […]

Artesia: Bowls by 39 Degrees 

Poke places are popping up faster than Starbucks.  For a while, Karen and I were going to a poke place at least once a week.  We have been going to J-Fish in Tustin and came across this place, Bowls by 39 Degrees and stopped by on a Tuesday […]