Category: Vegetarian friendly

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 up with other government employees, who don’t necessarily work at the same agency […]

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 Crab is in Orange County near Little Saigon off Euclid, where the wait […]

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 the Lawry’s locations. The last time I was at Lawry’s Beverly Hills was […]

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 get a free 1/4 onion brick with barbecue sauce.  They don’t offer 1/4 […]

Cheap eats at IKEA  

Who goes to IKEA just for their food (besides me)? Enter through the glass doors, go up the stairs (or take the elevator) and use the shortcut to the left to get to the Restaurant. For the price of what you pay at a fast food joint, you […]

Garden Grove, CA: KoKo Chicken & BBQ

I’ve been on the hunt for fried chicken across SoCal. In the past few months, I’ve gone to places like Pann’s and Honey’s Kettle in LA, to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffle to SoCal Wings in Westminster and today it’s Korean fried chicken at KoKo Chicken and BBQ in […]

Walnut, CA: Chop Chop Grill

Chop Chop is a hidden cafe located in Walnut, California. It is tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, across the street from Mt San Antonio college. Find “Vapor Monkeez” and the place is next door. This family run restaurant restaurant serves up Singaporean and Japanese […]

Long beach: Pizzanista!

Pizzanista has 2 locations.  This one is a remodeled house located on the corner of Gardenia and 7th Street (a block from Cherry) that was converted into a restaurant/ cafe.  To say parking is difficult is an understatement.  My friends and I rendezvous here to celebrate a belated […]

Westminster: The Fire Crab 

My girlfriends and I came here on a Monday for their happy hour: Buy 2 pounds of seafood and get the 3rd pound free. I was really looking forward to this place based on the Yelp reviews, but left a bit underwhelmed. The restaurant is located off Garden […]

Getting a Date Shake

Driving back from Yuma to Orange County, we cut through the 86 and spotted ALL (and there’s a ton) of the Date Shake signs posted throughout the highway. How can you not get sucked in and stop for a Date Shake?? The place was empty, aside from the […]

Orange: Patagonia Empanadas 

This tiny Argentine cafe used to be in the back of a liquor store. Now, it is located across from the Orange mall, two doors to the left of TikiYaki, off Tustin Avenue / 55 freeway. The young man who helped me said they just opened back in […]

Downtown LA: Brunch at Kendall’s Brasserie

We had tickets for the Walt Disney Concert Hall to see The LA Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel perform the world premier of a piece by composer Arvo Pärt. The performance wasn’t until 2:00, so we made reservations for brunch at Kendall’s Brasserie, which is located 2 minutes […]

Brea: Urban Plates now

Comfort food at a fair price is what I like about Urban Plates. Located in the new Whole Foods shopping plaza, behind the building from Slapfish, and across from Charles Schwab is this new Brea location. They currently have 7 locations in California. Urban Plates can be summed […]

Santa Ana: Panini Cafe

The Ducks had an early Playoff game at 3:00, which meant it was going to be dinner time when the game let out.  I didn’t want to travel too far for dinner, yet I didn’t want to stay too close to the Honda Center because the Angels had […]

Spring Menu at Veggie Grill

Visiting Veggie Grill may sound healthy, but coming here can be as “healthy” as going to McDonalds. Don’t get me wrong, I love this place… I’m addicted to their “Buffalo Chickn” and their fried Cauliflower and their Sweet Potato fries… but I still come to Veggie Grill, knowing […]