Santa Ana: Cali Tacos

I’ve had Cali Tacos bookmarked for the longest time, but hesitate on going because the one on Chapman had the reputation of having poor parking and crowded.  Then, this location at 1631 17th Street opened up, and I took advantage that not too many people knew it was […]

Gardena, CA: Home Kitchen

I wanted to take my friend, Roger, out for his birthday, and he wanted to come to Home Kitchen, a mom n pop, hole in the wall, tiny little restaurant in Gardena. There’s plenty of different things on the menu, and they even have a Bento box of […]

San Diego, CA: Menya Ultra ramen

Menya Ultra ramen is an award winning ramen place in Japan.  In February 2017, they opened up a store in the outskirts of San Diego and was an instant hit.  I have been following them on Instagram since their opening, and finally decided to drive down to try this […]

Costa Mesa, CA: Casa Barilla

In 2013, Barilla, the makers of the dried pasta and canned sauces opened a fast-casual restaurant in New York City, near Radio City Music Hall. In November 2017, they opened a west coast location in South Coast Plaza, on the ground level below the popular Din Tai Fung. […]

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 […]