Archive for the ‘Restaurant Reviews’ Category

Animal Restaurant: A Real Animal

marrow bone with chimichurri and caramelized onions

Animal is literally a foodie’s heaven. I am not exaggerating when I say this one bit. The hubby and I decided to venture out of the orange county bubble to find out if this place could live up to the hype. One of the main dishes that caught my eye was there chicken liver toast. [...]

Selmas – Rancho Santa Margarita

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Have you ever been to Chicago? Well, I have and let me tell you its an amazing city to discover. One thing that distinctly comes to mind when I think of Chicago is the food. Although, I tried many different cuisines the dish that stands out is definitely the deep dish Chicago style pizza. I actually ordered a pizza and took [...]

Versailles Cuban Restaurant

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I am a strong believer in trying all types of cuisines. Especially, ones that you don’t have access to on a daily basis. About a month ago we arrived at this restaurant in a weird and completely spontaneous way. My husband and I were in the area visiting some family and decided that it would [...]

OC Wine Mart: A Real Hidden Treasure

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No one would ever suspect a jewel of a wine bar to be hidden in a strip mall in the business-y area of Irvine, California, but it is. Added to that, upon entering, you immediately enter a liquor store akin to those you would find in aforementioned strip mall, but if you look just to [...]

Kitima – A walk on the Thai side of life

Extreme Thai Chilies

Thai cuisine can be daunting to many inexperienced foodies. It is colorful, spicy, tangy and rich all at the same time – a burst of flavor in each mouthful. As an avid traveler, I have been fortunate to visit many countries and experience many cuisines. Thai cuisine has captured my heart with its immense complexities [...]

Carmelita’s By the Lake

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If you read my last post I reviewed an amazing gourmet Mexican restaurant in Irvine. For some reason I have had my eye on tacos and Mexican cuisine so I decided to try another Mexican eatery down in Rancho Santa Margarita. By now you must know that I have pretty high standards for what I [...]

Taleo Mexican Grill – Gourmet Mexican Food

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Most people that have had authentic Mexican food before tend to stay away from the gourmet type Mexican restaurants with the fear that it will be too “Americanized”. Well, with Taleo that is far from the truth. Taleo is the type of restaurant that makes you feel relaxed the minute you enter. My husband and [...]

AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean

Garlic Noodles with Chicken

If you are searching for a hip, trendy restaurant to relax and have a drink at then AnQi Gourmet Bistro is the place for you. A friend of mine suggested trying this place since she went there with her husband and had such an amazing time. I am always up for trying restaurants recommended by [...]

Mozambique in Laguna Beach

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My first thought when I arrived into the nice VIP area of Mozambique was how very nice and posh. Very typical Laguna Beach Style.. Inside the ambiance was dressy casual and very calming. There were large fireplaces everywhere and large leather seats for the guests to sit comfortably on. Imagine sitting in your favorite comfy [...]

The Pint House Serves Up Beer and Smiles

The hugely popular Pint Club. For $50 a year, you can enjoy special deals and $1 off beers every time you visit.

Downtown Fullerton offers a cornucopia of bars and pubs, the Pint House is one of them,but upon stepping inside you’ll discover things that set it apart from the rest and food and drinks that are anything from what you expect from a “pub”. Upon entering, you feel at ease by the soft browns in the [...]

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