Sedona, AZ: Elote Cafe

When you visit Sedona, one of the most popular places to eat is Elote. It’s located in the upper part of the town, and reservations are a must. You can make reservations on their website…

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Disney World: Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Villas, Kidani Village

Our last dinner at Disney World was at the Animal Kingdom Kidani Village. I actually think we saved the best for last. We had to get there from our hotel, and the bus service was…

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Disney World: Tiffins restaurant

Animal Kingdom used to not have good food places. It’s changed and I was told to eat at Tiffins. Unfortunately, Tiffins is not cheap. Let’s put it this way, it costs 2 dining credits to…

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Las Vegas: Rao’s (@RaosRestaurants)

This place has been bookmarked for the longest time, as I definitely love the Rao’s sauce that you can get at the market. Best sauce on the market, hands down. So I decided to bite…

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Gardena: El Rocoto

El Rocoto is located in a strip mall, sandwiched between a Ranch 99 Market, and Daiso discount store. There’s nothing out front to state its Peruvian (I always assumed it was Mexican, my bad). My…

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Costa Mesa: Din Tai Fung 

Din Tai Fung is a world renown dumpling restaurant, given a Michelin star in 2010. Some people rave about it, and some people think it’s pretentious and overpriced.  I have tried 3 of their Southern…

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Costa Mesa: Mastro’s Steakhouse 

Last year I took Stephen to Mastro’s Ocean Club in Corona Del Mar for his birthday.  We really enjoyed the meal, so for my birthday this year, I chose the Mastro’s in Costa Mesa.  …

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Costa Mesa: Seasons 52 for #OCRW

It’s OC Restaurant Week (OCRW) 2017 and each year Linda, Anna and I get together for at least one OCRW restaurant. It’s our way to catch up and to make time for lunch. This year…

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Costa Mesa: Marché Moderne

Merry Christmas to me!! My friend and coworker Ken wanted to take me out to lunch for the holidays and surprised me here… which was good, since they’re moving to Crystal Cove Newport Beach in…

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Santa Ana: Soho taco caters

Soho Taco is not just a taco truck.  They also do catering for private events. I was invited to Soho Taco’s Tasting Night at their corporate office at 132 Dyer in Santa Ana to try their…

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Los Angeles: LA Paella

LA Paella is a tiny restaurant located in Los Angeles, tucked away in a side street near a residential area.  I’ve been coming here since 2008, enjoying the various tapas plates and of course, their…

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Yelp Event: Lunch at DönerG

My first Elite Lunch event!! I’ve always wanted to check out a Yelp Elite Lunch event but they were too far or my schedule never allowed it.  I’ve been to the other Doner G location…

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Orange: Pepito’s  Taco Tuesday

I was craving gringos style tacos for Taco Tuesday. Pepito’s, located down the street from the Outlets of Orange, where the City Drive meets Memory Lane, fits the bill. They have street tacos with meats…

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4th Street Market, revisited

The 4th Street Market is located a few blocks from downtown Santa Ana.  For the government employees like me, we get only an hour lunch break.  This location is perfect if you need to meet…

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UCLA: The Boiling Crab

These so called “Crab” places have been popping up everywhere, but the Boiling Crab is one of the originals, and sort of like the Starbucks of the “seafood in the bag” restaurants. The original Boiling…

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Lawry’s, Beverly Hills revisited

I love Lawry’s. Their food is excellent, and its a place to celebrate a special occasion or a a fancy night out. Having said that, the Beverly Hills location is probably my least favorite of…

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Fathers Day at Naples Rib Co.

Naples Rib Co is probably my favorite barbecue joint in Southern California. Aside from the hit and miss service, there’s very little I can find fault with.  To start off, check in on yelp and…

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