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Monday, July 2, 2012

The Playground in Santa Ana, CA


The Playground was a restaurant that I've been waiting to try... for oh so long.  I'm a huge fan of The Lime Truck (winners of season 2 of The Great Food Truck Challenge on Food Network) and when Daniel told me a while ago that they were planning to open a B&M restaurant... I was stoked.

Then the restaurant opened... no chance to go...

And finally, an opportunity arose.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cafe Rollo in Sacramento, CA


So because of the STUPID ban that will soon be implemented in California, this review must be made.  Yes,  STUPID STUPID STUPID ban that will ban foie gras.  Forgive my passion about this topic animal rights protesters should not have the right to tell me what I can or cannot eat.  Today it's foie gras, tomorrow what will it be?  Chicken?  Beef?  Pork?  Please.

That right there my friends is a foie gras sandwich.  Yes.  Foie gras terrine inside a sandwich.  And yes, it was as delicious as it looks.  My buddies and I were trekking up to Big Bear from SoCal.  I believe it was about a 10 hour drive.  We knew we needed lunch.  And luckily for us... we found Cafe Rollo in Sac-Town.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chapter One in Santa Ana, CA


Chapter One is a gastropub that I tried out during the OC Restuarant Week.  For those of you who don't know, it's similar to many other city's "dining" or "restaurant" weeks.  (Ie., LA's is called dineLA).  It is truly a treat for the foodies who enjoy a playful rendition of typical food.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Slaters 50/50 in Huntington Beach, CA


I am a huge fan of the hamburger.  I've made an attempt to try as many different burger places as possible (how is it that Father's Office and Umami Burger still eludes me?)  Upon hearing of Slater's 50/50 burgers I had to try it.  Why?  Customizeable burgers.  Yes.  And spell check claims I'm making up that word, but I'm not.  It's a create-your-own burger joint place much like you'll see at places like The Counter.  Okay, it's not just the customizeable burgers that made me try this place out.  It was their 50/50 patty.  Half bacon and half ground beef.  Yes.  I love me my bacon.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sea Harbour in Rosemead, CA


Dim sum.  To some westerners, dim sum is a brunch for the Chinese population.  Serving parts of an animal that is so grotesque I would have to omit the name of those parts to make sure my blog does not require parental supervision to browse through.  To me and my group of friends, it's a special event and a vehicle we use to enjoy our time together and have a tasty lunch that doesn't consist of just eggs, breakfast and toast.  I've been to many different dim sum restaurants and I've found Sea Harbour to be the best dim sum restaurant in Southern California.  To me, the 45 minute drive is much longer than the 15 minute drive to the average dim sum restaurants in Garden Grove -- but well worth the drive.