For our anniversary my wife has suggested Scotts in Costa Mesa. She thinks their seafood is the best. I'm open to your suggestions about alternatives in the general OC mid and southern areas; everything from crab cakes to grilled fish to oysters.
Fatty,soggy, and burnt are words you never want to hear applied to your bacon. Scott Vermeire of Prather Ranch Meat Co. offers a quick and easy primer on bacon perfection. He also addresses the very important question of flipping: when to do it, and how often. Once you've learned how to cook your bacon perfectly, you're going to need something to serve it with. Here are some breakfast recipes from the CHOW Test Kitchen.
Scott Conant Cooks Spicy Summer Pasta - Hanging with Harris