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Restaurant Reviews of Southern California restaurants – “Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one’s belt buckled.” ― Frederic Raphael

Review of Taco Maria Food Truck (Video Blog)

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Review of Taco Maria Gourmet Food Truck Video Blog Capture what makes Taco Maria Food Truck Special This is a Video Blog of one of my favorite Gourmet Food Trucks, Taco Maria. What makes the Taco Maria Food Truck one of my favorites? Watch the video to find out.  I will tell you that it is a combination of high-end ... Read More »

SlapFish Goes Brick and Mortar – Slappin the Seafood Shack

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SlapFish Goes Brick and Mortar in Huntington Beach   Five months after one of my favorite gourmet food trucks left the road; SlapFish is back and morphed into a “modern seafood shack.” It had been nearly 5 months since I had my last lobsticle and major crunchy on the SlapFish truck. The long wait was well worth it to see that ... Read More »

Makino – New Gold Standard for Japanese Seafood Buffet

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Makino is a Japanese style seafood buffet with an emphasis on sushi and classic Japanese seafood dishes. Read More »

New Orleans Gastromic Tour Part 3 of 3 – Jazz Brunch Buffets, Balconies, and Maxim Models

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Day 3- Monday – Lundi Gras As you read the Part 2 of 3 section of the New Orleans Gastronomic Tour, Day two in New Orleans went by like a blur and we tried all types of New Orleans Cuisine along the way. We still had plenty of touring and gastronomic research to perform before our trip ended. This blog ... Read More »

New Orleans Gastromic Tour Part 2 of 3 : Beignets, Oysters and Dive Burger Bars

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As I had described in my previous blog post about Day 1 in New Orleans, we spent our first night enjoying a leisurely dinner at the upscale and delicious Arnaud’s Restaurant enjoying classic Creole dishes. Later that night we hit Bourbon Street and happily participated in some low-brow Mardi Gras shenanigans that includes strong drinks called hand-grenades, beads and gratuitous displays ... Read More »