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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Orange: Anepalco

Anepalco is a modern Mexican restaurant located inside the ALO hotel in Orange.  It’s been about 2 years since I’ve eaten here, and I stopped by for lunch with my friend Eleni.  Their menu is…

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Irvine: Cava Grill (@cavagrill)

Cava Grill is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern inspired restaurant located in Irvine, off Barranca and Culver, in the spot where Veggie Grill used to be. It’s in the same outdoor complex with many other…

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Kushari at Abu Terek in Cairo

Our trip is coming to a close.  We flew out of Luxor and headed back to Cairo. We were scheduled to stay one night in Cairo, but our flight back to LA was early, and…

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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…

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Santa Ana: Masala Craft Indian 

Who would have thought you can get good Indian food at the mall food court? I came here based on the positive reviews. Based on the price and portion, the reviews were spot on again. This…

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Encino: Streets of India

A real neighborhood gem featuring Northern Indian cuisine, and also Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. The place is on the corner of Ventura and Libbit, located inside a medical/ office building. Park in the structure behind…

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Newport Beach: TLT Food

TLT stands for “The Lime Truck”, and I’ve been a fan of The Lime Truck since the beginning, when chef Jason Quinn and co owner Daniel Shemtob ran the truck, and served up fresh, innovative food…

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Santa Ana: Soltani Restaurant

Located just in the outskirts of downtown Santa Ana, off 1st and Oak in a dilapidated strip mall is this Persian restaurant. The parking lot is tiny and a bit cramped, so be prepared to…

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Anaheim: Win Thai Cuisine

After a week of eating my way through Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, I was craving something non diner, non fried.  Thai food sounded fantastic! This place is located behind the Euclid car wash off…

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Mount Hood Parkdale: Draper Girls Country Farm

We were finished driving the E Columbia River Historic Highway and Stephen wanted to find Mount Hood. We keyed in coordinates in the GPS and headed this way, not knowing we were touring the “Fruit…

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Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts 

We had such a late lunch, we weren’t hungry for dinner.  It was approaching 8:00 pm, and I suggested skipping a proper dinner for Voodoo Doughnuts instead.  I didn’t hear any complaints from Stephen or…

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Fullerton: Seoulmate’s Taco Tuesday

This tiny restaurant used to be the old Cajun Swamp crawfish restaurant.  Now, it’s a Korean-Fusion place serving up sliders, tacos, burritos, chicken wings… and beer.  It  is located in downtown Fullerton, across the road…

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Santa Ana: Kebob Place

My original lunch plan was to try the new Irenia located next to the Rags newspaper stand, but apparently they don’t bother to post on the door they’re NOT open for lunch on Tuesdays.  So…

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Persian food at Peris, revisited

Persian food is probably one of my favorite comfort food, ranked up with American fried chicken, and Mom’s cooking.  Ok, there’s tons of other food that I love, but Persian food does rank pretty high.…

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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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