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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

La Vida Cantina Takes off where El Corazon Failed

La Vida Cantina Tostaditas de Ahi 2

Review of La Vida Cantina at the Triangle in Costa Mesa. This al fresca Mexican Restaurant takes off where El Corazon failed Read More »

Hopscotch Tavern in Downtown Fullerton, post Cody Storts era

Hopscotch Tavern Exterior Sign

Visiting Hopscotch Tavern, Post Cody Storts A Season for Change, Drama at Hopscotch Tavern Two years ago, Hopscotch Tavern in Downtown Fullerton was one of the hottest restaurants in Orange County. Chef Cody Storts and his team called “Culinary Militia”, developed the menu and launched Hopscotch’s reputation as a foodie destination. A little drama occurred this summer between the owners and ... Read More »

Eat like a boss! New Fall Sandwiches at Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms Peruvian Steak Sandwich

Eat like a boss! New Fall Sandwiches at Mendocino Farms I normally do not like paying for sandwiches, but… I have said it before, I really don’t like paying money for sandwiches. The exception is if the sandwiches exceeds my own skill level or so delicious I have no choice but to order it over and over again like a ... Read More »

Tamarind of London – Indian Cuisine, London Sensibilities

Tandoori Seabass

Review of Tamarind of London Indian Cuisine, London Sensibilities on the Newport Coast The Tamarind brand has been thriving in London for the past several years and was the first Indian restaurant to snag a Michelin star. The restaurant group has three successful restaurants in London. Tamarind of London, is the restaurant groups first push into the United States and ... Read More »

Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach – A Winner, but with Penalties

Selanne Steak Tavern Rib Eye

Review of Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach Selanne Steak Tavern was delicious, but with penalties Selanne Steak Tavern was one of the biggest restaurant openings for Orange County in 2014, mostly because it is partly owned by Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne. The track record of sports stars being successful in the restaurant industry is bleak, so I was skeptical ... Read More »