Category: Southern Cal

Santa Ana: the Window Tinting

After 6 years, I said goodbye to my Jeep and hello to a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, which I was told was a mash between a Tiger and Iguana. My car needed the windows tinted, so after looking at yelp reviews, I came across the Window Tinting, located in […]

Anaheim, CA: Lamplight Lounge at DCA

In January 2018, Disney California Adventured closed the Paradise Pier section of the park to give it a rebranding called Pixar Pier, where everything is themed with characters from the Pixar movies.  Last weekend, the pier reopened, and in the rebranding was the Lamplight Lounge, formerly the Cove […]

Disneyland: Tiki Room 55th anniversary

Happy 55th Anniversary to the beloved attraction, The enchanted Tiki Room.  On Saturday, June 23rd, to commemorate the anniversary, Disney was selling a park exclusive Tiki Room Funko at both Disneyland and Disney World. My friend Chrissy was going to be out of town, and really wanted one, so I woke […]

Gardena, CA: The Crab Shack

Cajun seafood in a bag… this seems to be “the” way to eat the garlicky crawfish, shrimp and other crustaceans.  The Crab Shack is trying to make a name for itself, and they have 3 stores: 2 in Gardena, and 1 in Carson. Roger and I decided to meet up […]

Fullerton: the Pizza Press (@ThePizzaPress)

The Pizza Press in Fullerton is another “build your own” pizza place, but this place also serves craft beer.. the bonus in coming here versus Pieology located around the corner. It’s a little hard to find, as there’s no real big sign off the street. They’re located on […]

Tustin, CA: SICC Pops!(IG: @SICCpops)

When I have the chance, I try to support the small business.  This new Funko place is located at 14181 Newport Ave, Ste D, Tustin, CA 92780, and opened up a few months ago. It is located off the 5 freeway, in the same tiny strip mall where Gyu-Kaku is, so […]

Lake Forest, CA: Delicias Peruanas

I was in South County and hankering for some Tallarin Saltado… not the green pesto version, just the “normal” one with chicken or beef. This place popped up on Yelp with decent reviews. It wasn’t easy to find because it’s tucked in a non descript strip mall, behind a Walgreens. The […]

Anaheim, CA: MFK by Aysee (@MFK_Aysee) #MFK

MFK means “Modern Filipino Kitchen” and Aysee is the owner’s grandmother. I have driven by this location multiple times, and never knew it because it really is hidden. It’s near the corner of Magnolia and La Palma, sandwiched behind a convenience store and an Ethiopian restaurant. If you […]

RSM: SAJJ Mediterranean

On Tuesday night I was invited back to SAJJ Mediterranean in Rancho Santa Margarita to cover the media event for their new chocolate hummus. Unfortunately I was not able to attend, so my partner-in-crime, Chrissy went for me.  Here’s her recap: Originally a food truck, SAJJ Mediterranean currently operates two […]

Orange, Ca: Old Crow Smokehouse

Old Crow Smokehouse is a Chicago based barbecue restaurant. There’s 2 in Southern California: 1 in Huntington Beach, and 1 in Orange, just a stone’s throw away from the Honda Center.  We came here after we did the Paint the Ice event, and at 11:00 am, there were […]