Category: Casual dining

Fullerton: Dickey’s Barbecue 

Yesterday was the final Presidential Candidate debate, and Soup Plantation sent out coupons for a 2 for 1 deal.  I’m not a huge fan of Soup Plantation, but being that it was 90 degrees, a salad sounded ideal.  I guess the citizens of Fullerton thought it was a […]

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop is a casual seafood place, located off Pier Avenue and PCH, right at the outskirts of the Vons shopping plaza. It looked like it was once a fast food burger joint, and the drive thru was converted into a patio dining area. They have […]

Fullerton: Giovanni’s

This pizza place has been here as long as I could remember. There used to be another Giovanni’s off Harbor by Best Buy, but I was told they’re not the same owners. This one is located off Euclid and Williamson, tucked away in a tiny strip mall, if […]

Palos Verdes: Yellow Vase 

Casual place at the bottom of Hawthorne and PV Drive South, beneath Admiral Risty. It’s a place where you order at the counter then find a seat. Menus are at the counter so if you don’t know what you want, you tie up the line at the counter. […]

Garden Grove: Roasting Water

Tea places are dime a dozen in Orange County. What makes this place different is Roasting Water serves up their cold drinks in reusable containers and at prices no higher than their competitors like Bambu, Tea Station, Class 302, Lollicup, etc.. Their eco friendly, and freaking cute containers […]

Fullerton: Que Bueno Taqueria

If it’s Tuesday, its Taco Tuesday! The restaurant is located in the shopping plaza off Euclid and Orangethorpe. During the week, I stop at the Starbucks that’s next door and never considered coming here until I was looking for a new Taco Tuesday place. While passing by the […]

Santa Ana: Gu Ramen

Located on the corner of 3rd and Main, this tiny little ramen place can be hard to find. They took over the old Paninoteca Mangio spot, which was next door to the now closed Little Sparrow restaurant. Parking can be a challenge, but there’s street parking and a […]

San Pedro: Jersey Mike’s

If you didn’t know it was here, you’d have a hard time finding this store. It’s tucked in the back of the shopping center, to the left of Sprouts and Petco (another hidden store). This store is clean, and the people were friendly. One thing I like about […]

Tustin: Original Taco Factory 

The Original Taco Factory  is a little shack located on the corner of Newport Avenue and Walnut, and it is small! The parking lot is funky, and there’s only 4 spots in the front, and most customers will double park so they can run in/ out with their […]

Fullerton: Dripp 

So if you’re a fan of Portola Coffee, this is right up your alley. You don’t come here to grab and go. They prepare your coffee and treat your coffee like a science project. Dripp is located on the corner of Harbor and Chapman in downtown Fullerton, sharing the […]

Fullerton: Stadtgarten

Stadtgarten is a place where you can get a sausage and beer, and they serve plenty of both. Don’t come here thinking you’re getting a hot dog. If you’ve been to Wurstküche in LA or Wursthaus in Santa Ana, this is basically the same concept. They’ve got a […]

Fullerton: The Olde Ship 

The last time I ate here was back in 2009, so its been a while. I was watching the History Channel (don’t laugh) and Jack and Ozzy Osbourne was on a road trip and stopped at an English Pub for lunch. The fish n chips they had looked […]

Santa Ana: Benjies NY Deli revisited

Benjie’s is a New York style deli located in Santa Ana, California. The place is divided into 2 sections: a bar area where patrons can have a cocktail, happy hour food and watch a ball game in this newly renovated area.  Then, there’s the counter and dining area, […]

Tustin: J Fish Premium Poke and Sushi

What? Another Poke place in Orange County? YES! But J Fish isn’t another cookie cutter, assembly line, build your own bowl kind of poke place. You actually order your food at the cashier, and they bring your creation to you. Finally, a poke place that waits on you. […]

Santa Ana: Wokano Asian Restaurant

Dangle a discount, and I’m there! For a limited time, Pokemon Go Level 10 or higher players get rewarded with a 15% discount at Wokano. That was a good enough incentive to get me inside the door, as I had no idea what a “Wokano” was. I conjured […]