Category: Orange County

Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival – Part One 0

Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival – Part One

Alyssa and I were invited to attend Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival on the opening day last Friday and we gladly accepted the invitation. Being native San Diegans, we both had never really heard about the Food & Wine...

buccaneer pizza / santa ana – orange county, ca 3

buccaneer pizza / santa ana – orange county, ca

I was trying to decide what dinner would go well with Fishing With John, when I remembered seeing a pizza place near Big Lots called Buccaneer Pizza. Even though neither has anything to do with pizza, I thought the fishing-pirate...

scottie’s smokehouse / orange – orange county, ca 5

scottie’s smokehouse / orange – orange county, ca

In San Diego, I had Phil’s BBQ. When I moved to L.A., I found a new barbecue love, Phillip’s BBQ. Though I don’t know whether to expect that caliber of barbecue goodness in the City of Orange, I was definitely...

h. salt, esq. / orange – orange county, ca 0

h. salt, esq. / orange – orange county, ca

I was sitting at a red light on Tustin Avenue in Orange, staring at all of the random small businesses, when I saw a storefront tucked deep into a small strip mall that I probably wouldn’t have seen if my...

byblos cafe: lamb shank night / orange – orange county, ca 2

byblos cafe: lamb shank night / orange – orange county, ca

This post isn’t about a restaurant as a whole, but about a very specific food occurrence: lamb shank night at the Byblos Cafe in Orange. I stopped there once for a breakfast pita-type thing that was cheap, light, and good,...

ristorante genovese / orange – orange county, ca 0

ristorante genovese / orange – orange county, ca

I had breakfast one morning at Arthur’s in Orange (I’ll post about it another day), and noticed an awesomely kitschy Italian restaurant (and apparently, combined law office) next door that started calling my name. Seriously, it did. Kitsch beckons me....

the tartan room / orange, ca 1

the tartan room / orange, ca

Stacey came to visit me a couple of weeks ago. After spending a day shopping for Sleazy Lounge Party clothes and watching many episodes of Dexter, we worked up a significant appetite. Not only that, but I wanted my dining...

lee’s sandwiches / irvine – orange county, ca 0

lee’s sandwiches / irvine – orange county, ca

I may not be a poor college student anymore, but as far as I’m concerned, cheapness is always awesome. When Mary, Travis and I decided to see Lars and the Real Girl at this theater in Irvine, we were looking...