Archive for the 'Orange County' Category

Taqueria Los Grandes

It’s a bit of a drive, but we discovered a little hole in the wall place deep inside Santa Ana, at 1736 W. Fifth Street.  Taqueria Los Grandes is not much bigger than a Taco Bell, and like a Taco Bell you order the food at the counter and pick it up when called.  In […]

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30 Cent Cocktails at The Cellar on September 11

The Cellar in historic downtown Fullerton will debut its new signature list of classically crafted cocktails, Wednesday, September 11, from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the lounge. In celebration of the menu launch, The Cellar is also rolling back the calendar on prices offering guests their first featured cocktail at only 30 cents. Guests will also enjoy complimentary […]

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Sutha Thai Kitchen

This tiny restaurant, tucked away in the shopping center at the intersection of Irvine Blvd. and Old Irvine Blvd. (across from Michaels), appears to be designed primarily for take-out and delivery.  There are just five or so tables lined up in a small area in the front.  But that is one of the charms of […]

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Hopscotch Fullerton — Great Craft Beer and Whiskey

We got a chance to attend the soft opening of Hopscotch at 136 E. Commonwealth in Fullerton on Wednesday. The old line from the movie is, “If you build it, they will come.” But after visiting Hopscotch, I could only conclude that the current saying should be, “If you build it, and create enough buzz […]

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Laguna Canyon Winery — Why Drive to Temecula?

You don’t need to go all the way to Temecula for an outstanding wine tasting experience at a winery. I was planning a trip to the Sawdust Festival, and thought I might as well add some other activities while I was in Laguna Beach. I settled on Asada for a place to eat (outstanding!), and […]

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El Pollo Norteno and GrubHub.com

Two reviews for the price of one, because I found a great restaurant through a great delivery service. I’ve seen a number of food delivery services come and go, so I almost hate to write about GrubHub.com, given the likelihood of its demise. But for what it’s worth, at least for the time being GrubHub.com […]

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Four Great Non-California Wines Under $10

I happened to mention to a friend that I had spent a day touring some wineries in the Temecula Valley, and I was met with attitude. Turns out my friend was a closet wine snob, and he pronounced that Temecula does not offer any wines he would drink. He buys wines only from the Sonoma […]

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Full Moon Sushi

We are always open to a new sushi restaurant, and once we saw the sign go up on Full Moon Sushi on First Street, we were anxious for the debut, and showed up to give it a try the first week it was open. Good fresh sushi is all fine and good, but that provides […]

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A Great Way to Spend a Dime

I went to a wine tasting today at Total Wine & More at the Tustin Marketplace.  In addition to the usual wine tasting held by Total Wine every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Loring Wine Company was also offering tastes of its Pinot Noir selections. The Loring wines were all from the 2007 vintage, and […]

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