Woohoo! Contest winner!

Last week I entered a contest where I posted a comment on MadHungryWoman’s blog. The prize was dinner for two to Raya at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel. The location alone was spectacular, and guess what?? I won!!  Now, who shall I take? I have a year […]

Yosuke Sushi

Normally on Mondays I go to yoga. Today, Roger asked if I was busy for dinner, and easily swayed me to join him at Yosuke Sushi in Anaheim Hills. He suggested we order the steak teriyaki and shrimp tempura combination, which came with a small order of California […]

Ducks season is over

  Sunday was the last Anaheim Ducks home game for the season.  The Ducks didn’t make the playoffs, so not only was it April Fool’s day, it was also my last game until next September. This season started off very difficult.  I was worried about attending the […]

Phat Boba

Driving back from Jeff’s I had a craving for a boba milk tea. I yelped for one and was directed to Phat Straw. Located across from Cypress College swap meet, in a tiny strip mall, was Phat Straw. The marquee along Valley View just said “Boba”. I ordered […]

Gravy Train, a poutine food truck

When I was going to Montreal, Kris Loomis from the Anaheim Ducks said to try a Canadian dish called “poutine”. It’s typically a bar food dish, supposedly for hangovers. It’s a heaping amount of fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy. There’s a new food truck called […]

Brodard Restaurant

Brodards Restaurant claims they’re a hidden gem in Orange County.  It definitely is a gem… but I wish it was more hidden.  There’s usually a wait, especially on weekends.  Their specialty is their spring rolls, which is a rice wrapper filled with a sliced vietnamese pork sausage, cucumber, fresh lettuce, […]

Playground DTSA

When I think of a quick meal, I seem to think McDonald’s. Then, I feel terrible, not because its a bad meal, but because McDonald’s isn’t good for me. Then, I remember I can get lunch at the Playground. I felt better eating a healthier meal made from […]

My 42nd birthday

So today is my birthday and like I do every year, took the day off work. I received plenty of text messages and Facebook posts, wishing me a Happy Birthday, which is always very nice. I didn’t have much of a game plan for my birthday. I wanted to […]

My low key birthday weekend

 My birthday orchid from Jeff. I enjoy celebrating my birthday, but this year was definitely low key. Plus, after 21 years of being with someone, it was weird celebrating it without Martin.  On Friday, I kicked off my weekend by having lunch, alone, at The Playground. For dinner, Karen and I […]

Dessert at Tu Tu Tango

I went to the Ducks game with Gloria, Shellie and Grace. After the game (Ducks lost 4-2), we went to the Outlets of Orange (formerly called the Block of Orange) to Tu Tu Tango for a bite to eat. We shared an appetizer platter (not every good), hummus, and flatbread pizza, but […]

March 14 is Pi Day

From Wikipedia: Pi Day is a  holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States […]

March 10, 2012: Taco Maria + Tasting Spoon

On Saturday, March 10, gourmet food trucks Taco Maria and (Chef Joe Youkhan’s) Tasting Spoon joined forces to create an amazing 4 course prix fixe brunch at the SoCo Farmer’s Market in Costa Mesa, CA.  My family attended this event, and below is my sister’s review of the brunch. […]