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 […]

Seattle: Starbucks Reserve Roastery #StarbucksReserve

Karen and I left Pike Place and went from the “first” Starbucks store to the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery.  Located at 1124 Pike Street, the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery is located in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. The new facility takes up 15,000 square feet and offers taste tests of […]

Seattle: Pike Place Market

Good morning, Seattle! It was Karen’s first time in Seattle, so we had to visit the famous Pike Place Market.  In my prior visits, I knew it would be very busy, so we decided to get there by 8:00, before the tourist and tour busses arrived.  We were told […]

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 […]

Placentia, CA: El Farolito

My BFF Rebecca took me here to celebrate my belated birthday, and her daughter’s 15th.  El Farolito is located off the 57 freeway /Chapman off quiet Bradford Street.  There’s street parking and a private lot parking. Let’s start off with the food. Delicious! I couldn’t stop eating it. A+ for […]

Fullerton: Chicken University

Fullerton has a lot of KFC’s… that’s Korean Fried Chicken restaurants. Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken because it is fried twice and the skin is therefore crunchier and less greasy. The chicken is usually seasoned with spices, sugar, and salt, prior to and after […]

NHL Playoffs start today #PaintitOrange

The NHL playoff begins tonight, and the game I am looking forward to is watching the Vegas Golden Knights will play their first post season against Los Angeles Kings.  Las Vegas has been an amazing team this season (and, it’s their first year in the NHL). Here’s the […]

Fullerton: Huntington Ramen

This little Japanese restaurant is hidden in a strip mall, off Chapman and Victoria, across the street from a post office. We came on a Wednesday and was able to find parking, but I can see that parking can be an issue on weekends or on cooler days when […]