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Looking for classic American fare in South OC

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Looking for classic American fare in South OC

Chubbypanda | Sep 12, 2006 08:05 PM

Hey all,

I'm Taiwanese-American and my fiancee, Cat, is Scottish-Canadian & Irish-American. What this means is that our comfort zones for food lie in completely different areas. For the past seven years, Cat's been a really good sport about all of the Asian hole-in-the-wall places I drag her to, but lately she's been craving the "food of [her] people".

I'm looking for some good, inexpensive mom & pops around the Irvine/South OC area serving classic American fare. Not burgers, Tex-Mex, West Coast, Californian, or Fusion, but good, hearty favorites like roast beef & Yorkshire pudding, meat loaf, fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, beef stroganoff, etc.; things her mother might make for dinner. Hole-in-the-wall and family run recommendations are preferred, but upscale locations are also fine. No corporate chains please. Seeing as we live in Irvine, we've already been to a staggering number of those with disappointing results. What we're looking for are more restaurants serving food like Park Ave in Stanton.

http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2005/...

Additional referrals would be much appreciated. Since we both work somewhat late, the closer to Irvine, the better.

Thanks much,

- Chubbypanda

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