Detroit: Downtown Louie’s Lounge

You ever heard that saying “I really wanted to like this place, but….” That’s my take on this place. The inside was quaint and cozy.  The staff, friendly.  But, the food had a spin to their food that maybe my SoCal palate isn’t used to the MidWestern way […]

Cypress: Grandma’s Chicken House

Grandma’s Chicken House is a small, hole-in-the-wall chicken joint located on the border of Buena Park and Cypress.  It’s pretty hidden, and if you drive too fast, you’ll miss it.  The marquee has seen better days, and even the parking lot could use some new paint. If you […]

Las Vegas: Cafe Berlin 

When we visit Las Vegas, I try to bring Stephen’s mom with us so she could have a little vacation as well.  We also try to find places away from the Strip, and eat like the locals do.  Last time we found a quaint German place for lunch, […]

Anaheim: the Scratch Room

This new breakfast place is located off Lincoln and Gilbert, in a tiny strip mall. It used to be a Peruvian restaurant, and I was told they’ve been open 8 months. Parking can be tricky so if you enter off Gilbert, park in the back by the Laundromat […]

Still time to vote #Election2016

  If you’re registered to vote, and you still have not voted yet, GO VOTE! Even if you think both political candidates are awful, there’s the independent candidate. There’s also measures and propositions to vote for that will affect your local community. Cast your vote on things you […]

Buena Park: El Gallo De Oro

In my ever non ending quest for a Taco Tuesday place, I found this one on Yelp and made this my Taco Tuesday pick.  El Gallo De Oro means Gold Chicken.  For a buck, you can choose any meat for the street taco. The place is located in […]

Free pet adoption at OC Animal Care 

Looking for a Dog? Cat? Rabbit? Due to overcrowding, the animal shelter at OC Animal Care is literally giving away pets to good homes. This includes the adoption fee, microchipping, spay or neutering  and vaccination. There is one catch though, if you’re going to adopt a dog, it’ll cost […]

Orange: Yoshiharu Ramen 

My friends and I were at the Anaheim Ducks Face-off Fest and wanted something to eat after the event. It was starting to rain, so a bowl of ramen, or something soupy sounded good.  This place was about 2 miles from the Honda Center, and they were open […]

Anaheim Ducks Face-off Fest 2016

Every year the Anaheim Ducks hosts the Face-Off Fest, which is an event for their Season Ticket Holders to meet their favorite Duck players and get a tour of the Honda Center. Typically held midweek at night, this year’s event was held on a Sunday morning. Despite the […]

Corona Del Mar: Rogers Garden 

It was a lazy Saturday and we just finished a great lunch at the Lawry’s Cavery at South Coast Plaza.  We were only 10 minutes away from Roger’s Garden, so we hopped on the 73 freeway and made our way to my favorite Holiday nursery in Orange County. […]

Costa Mesa: Lawry’s Carvery

Lawry’s is probably one of my favorite restaurants, and definitely a place to go for a special occasion. I had a bonus gift card that was about to expire, and I also had VIP points from the Lawry’s Rewards program. Originally we were going to stop at the […]

NHL #HockeyFightsCancer

Since 1998, the NHL has promoted “Hockey Fights Cancer”, a month long initiative. The Ducks put aside a day to promote this event, and fans were encouraged to wear lavender or pink, and to recognize family and friends who have been stricken by this disease. The Ducks held […]

San Pedro: Sorrento’s Italian

Sorrento’s is a mom-n-pop Italian restaurant, located off Western Avenue and 25th Street, in a strip mall behind a Mobil gas station.  For a tiny strip mall, there’s a lot of other interesting eateries to choose from, which can make parking a problem. The place is divided into 2 […]

Santa Ana: DönerG Turkish food

DönerG is a Turkish, casual food restaurant with 3 Orange County locations: Anaheim, Irvine, and their newest one in Santa Ana, across from the Main Place Mall.  Unlike Anaheim or Irvine, this location is a “build your own” concept like Chipotle or Subway. We stopped here on a […]