Jason Quinn’s Playgound is open

 Follow them on twitter at @PlaygroundDTSA Chef Jason Quinn, formerly from the Lime Truck, opened his own restaurant called Playground located at 220 E. Fourth Street in downtown Santa Ana. I was invited to the soft opening on Wednesday, November 16, and my friends and I decided […]

Flappy Jacks Pancake House, Orange

Flappy Jacks is a new place located off the 55 freeway, on Lincoln and Nohl Ranch Road.  While the restaurant can accommodate a lot of people, the parking is terrible.  The lot is small, and I was not able to find street parking.  The food is good and plentiful. Is […]

New shabu place called SWSH!

Shabu means Swish, and there’s a new restaurant in Irvine in the Diamond Plaza off Jamboree and Alton.Located on the second floor, this location may be hard to find. What’s also hard to find is parking! No matter when you come, there’s more cars than spaces, and people […]

Ducks at Ericsson Globe

The Ericsson Globe arena was about a mile from our hotel.  The arena is in a “city walk” type area where there’s bars and restauants near the arena.  Before the game, we had dinner at one of the restaurants located inside the arena. By the way, their fast food choices […]

Day 4: Porvoo

We took a half day trip to the medieval town of Porvoo, located about 45 minutes from Helsinki. It’s the second oldest city in Finland.  Unfortuantely it was raining, which dampened our visit to this picturesque town.  Memorial of some sort  Always important… finding the WC

Dinner at Don Corleone

After the Meet and Greet with Jarri, it was getting late so Karen and I went searching for dinner. Located just down the block from our hotel, in the Kamppi mall was a little restaurant, Don Corleone. The prices were not bad… €12-€14 for pasta. Spaghetti Carbonara Spaghetti Bolognese

Exploring Helsinki

After the Meet and Greet we walked around the city center, and along the sea, and came upon a Farmers Market.  Karen and I had a snack before dinner. Karen’s favorite food: Crepes Belgium Waffles Vohveli Farmers Market vendor Fresh veggies Grilled fish, pineapples and potatoes Salmon Soup.. and […]

Ducks at Jokerit

Pictures from the Jokerit game. The Ducks arranged a bus to take us to the areena, and provided great seats for the Road Crew (center ice) We were also given access to a “club” type area, which was off limits to the general public.  The Ducks won 4-3 […]