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Zov's @ John Wayne Airport | Orange County

by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

Arriving early for my departure from SNA in October 2017, I had a chance to wander around the food vendors inside sec...

First Visit to Dana Point - Restaurant/Bar Suggestions Please

by Attknee 1 month ago

Hello Everyone, we are making a four night stay in Dana Point this April. Already thinking about where to eat. Ther...

Midlife commented 1 month ago

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Gelato Dolce | Laguna Beach

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Before Halloween I had a chance to try Gelato Dolce when it was offering special spooky flavors named after Things th...

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Bamboo Bistro | Corona del Mar

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A couple months ago I had a chance to try Bamboo Bistro in Corona del Mar for dinner. It's operated by the third gene...

Where Are Organic Pork Trotters?

by HeyAce 3 months ago

Do you know where I can get my hands on some organic pork trotters or hocks? I'd appreciate any leads. Thanks!

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JudiAU commented 2 months ago

Where can I buy Kizami Wasabi

by blueberry505 1 year ago

I've checked Mitsuwa, Seiwa and Tokyo Central, no luck. I'm new to Orange County and would love to find this condime...

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afterpartydinner commented 2 months ago

Sichuan peppercorns - best ones to buy and what dishes to use them in

by blustery 2 months ago

Where would I buy the best sichuan peppercorns and what dishes could I make using them? Do they need to be ground or...

toitoi commented 2 months ago

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Looking for Frozen Cut Okra in LA/Long Beach/OC

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by rjw_lgb_ca 3 months ago

Yes, I can usually find fresh okra at Sprouts, maybe Whole Foods, even Ralphs-- but sometimes it's just easier to pul...

Costa Mesa recs for Sunday dinner?

by Michelle 3 months ago

Hello, We will be in Costa Mesa for a 7 PM show performance on a Sunday evening, and would like to have dinner bef...

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Michelle commented 3 months ago

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Heritage Duroc St Louis Ribs @ The Butchery

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last month I had a chance to taste Duroc heritage breed spareribs at the OC BBQ Festival and learned from the team wh...

Newport Beach cheap & cheerful

by KarenDW 4 months ago

I'm heading to Newport Beach next week, for a conference, and would love recs for a super casual dinner mid-week. We ...

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kirktalbott commented 4 months ago

Where to find Breadbar bread/pastries besides Breadbar

by Lipps 10 years ago

Okay - there's 3rd and Century City. And Cafe Luxe and Intelligentsia. Where else? Anywhere in the valley? Sherma...

Melanie Wong commented 4 months ago

Tasty Korean barbecue in Garden Grove: Mo Ran Gak

by SteveTimko 6 years ago

My meal at Mo Ran Gak in Garden Grove was excellent. Perhaps part of the reason I liked it so much is that I can’t ge...

Melanie Wong commented 4 months ago

Foodie Experience Recommendations?

by AlliRuth 5 months ago

Hi! I'm trying to find a birthday present experience for my mom. She loves food and is a fabulous cook. Any ideas for...

Midlife commented 4 months ago

Haida Sandwich & Juice | Mission Viejo - Orange County

by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Yesterday I was headed to Mission Ranch, the Persian market in Mission Viejo, and spotted Haida in the same shopping ...

Melanie Wong commented 5 months ago

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Sanuki Seimen Mugimaru | Mitsuwa - Costa Mesa

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Six years ago, the opening of Sanuki Seimen Mugimaru in Costa Mesa's Mitsuwa Marketplace was noted here, https://w...

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Oak - Laguna Beach

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Oak opened in Laguna Beach on August 2. I joined some friends there for a drink on Day 6. The bar was already packed ...

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4th Street Market | Santa Ana - Orange County

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

My visit to 4th Street Market earlier this month was much too brief. I did manage to check out Electric City Butcher ...

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Alta Baja | 4th Street Market - Santa Ana

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

My final stop at the Fourth Street Market was at Alta Baja, a combination cafe, grocery store and michelada bar. I ru...