I swear this is a chow question. Just bear with me...
My girlfriend is pushing for us to buy a house. Somewhere as far north as Long Beach or Orange and as far south as Laguna. She asked me what was important to me in finding a house. My response was "it has to be chowish".
I want a place near a good farmers market, a Trader Joes, a high end grocery store (Bristol Farms, Whole Foods, etc.), a cheese shop, a wine store, and inspiring restaurants. Preferably walkable.
I'm still new to the area. What are the chowish places to live?