Hounds please help me out. Every few weeks a small group of my friends gets together for dinner and drinks in OC. We like going to midpriced places where we can take our time to eat, drink and enjoy each others company. We are all in our mid to early twenties so we usually end up at places with a higher noise level and a little more festive atmosphere. Our usual haunts are oki doki, honda ya, thai nakorn, agora churascaria and the like.
We are going out this saturday night, and for the life of me, I cant think of anything new. We all enjoy good food and come from different backgrounds so no cuisine if off limits (ok, so I dont care for indian). But where else can we go?
We live in Irvine and Tustin so the closer the better, but we can dive a little of need be. I would also prefer to avoid places what have steep price tags as a not all of the people in the group have a steady income.