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OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction, July 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction Saturday, July 20, 2019 8 a.m. – Admission gate opens (Yellow Gate) 9 a.m. – Buyer check-in and add-on tables open 10 a.m. – Opening...

LCA Wine - temporarily closed

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

A year ago I visited LCA Wine in Costa Mesa for a lively tasting and wine education session by my friend Winemaker Carol Shelton. Considering it for a return visit this summer, I was surprised to r...

Dongbei Cuisine @ Hai Master Kitchen in Laguna Hills

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last year an IG post from "chandavkl" David Chan for Dongbei specialties at Hai Master Kitchen caught my attention. My friends in this part of Orange County are always interested in any good Chines...

Michelin Star Predictions for LA?

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by Chadsie 4 months ago

#IamcrazyobessedaboutMichelin So what are your predictions on what will get stars ? and what will not.

Where to find Burmese tofu in Orange County CA?

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by theschles 3 months ago

I have to gluten digestive intolerance and have to avoid soy and sesame due to allergies. I recently stumbled across Burmese tofu while googling; apparently it is made with chickpeas and yellow pea...

Flipped Doughnuts in Dana Point

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In January, we stopped here after a visit to the Saturday morning farmers market. Flipped Doughnuts has an interesting product mix . . . donuts, espresso drinks, boba tea and Korean fried chicken. ...

XLB @ Lee's Bao Zi in Lake Forest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Recommended by Chowhound alum, Professor Salt, I tried the xiao long bao (XLB) at Lee's BaoZi on my January road trip to Orange County. I believe there's been a change of ownership in the past year...

Laguna Beach/Aliso Viejo Recs

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by norad 3 months ago

Fellow hounds. You’ve never let me down. My niece is getting married at the local country club in November, and I’m In charge of a family dinner November 7. Pretty upscale, around 18 people, and we...

Recommended steakhouse in OC?

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by luckviii 12 months ago

Hi Everyone, I need your help in finding a steakhouse to celebrate my wife's birthday. Looking for thick traditional ribeye with a nice crust. Bonus is great cream of corn. Was thinking Maestro...

"Chicago-style"pizza in SoCal

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by RSMBob 9 months ago

Been a long time since I wrote on this topic (and boy, has Chowhound changed!). Wrote this up last night for another forum and thought I'd share here. All inputs, additions, critiques welcome. T...

The Crack Shack | Costa Mesa - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

In April I had a chance to join some friends to check out the newish Crack Shack in Costa Mesa.

Full Meals in LA or OC?

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by radio128 11 months ago

Are there any restaurants in LA or the OC that serve full meals including beverage and dessert like the East coast diners or many restaurants in South Florida?

Non-sushi Japanese restaurants in OC?

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by d370x 11 months ago

My parents decided they want to try Japanese food, but something other than sushi. Any good Japanese restaurants in OC that don’t focus on sushi?

Goya Menu @ Habuya Okinawan Dining in Tustin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

In April, a friend and I had a terrific evening at Habuya Okinawan Dining in Tustin. He loves bitter melon (goya) and that's the specialty here.

Half Pig Head @ Social in Costa Mesa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

For my visit to Laguna Beach last month, my host had planned a barbecue at home with some friends on Sunday. But the Aliso Fire that broke out Saturday afternoon cancelled that plan. Instead, one o...

Crystal Cove Shake Shack | Newport Coast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When I was in Southern California earlier this month, I learned for the first time that date shakes were available at the Crystal Cove Shake Shack. Date shakes had become a must on my visits to Pal...

Break of Dawn | Laguna Hills

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Ever since I saw a photo of Break of Dawn's tempura eggs published by Professor Salt, I've been kind of obsessed with trying this place. Last week I departed Oceanside and drove up to Laguna HIlls ...

Izakaya in Los Angles/OC

buttdrunk
by buttdrunk 1 year ago

Would like to get some recommendations for best izakaya in Southern California.

Gui Fei Ji @ Sam Woo Barbecue Express | Irvine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On Thursday I stopped by Ranch 99 in Irvine to pick up ingredients to cook for a friend. I was happy to see Sam Woo next door. Mind you, I'd never had anything from the Sam Woo restaurants or BBQ c...