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La Super Birria in Santa Ana?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Enjoyed the article about the sweets shop turned birrieria (starts on page 4), now I'm wondering if any 'hounds can share opinions of the place? La Super Birria 1041 W 1st St Santa Ana, CA 927...

Baked Ziti in OC? East Coast Style

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 3 months ago

Anyone have recs for a place serving a good east coast style baked ziti in OC - preferably Irvine/Costa Mesa/Newport Beach area (maybe South Coast Metro/Santa Ana)?

What's your favorite specialty coffee roaster in OC?

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by choopark 3 months ago

Where do you get your coffee beans from? I've mainly got mine online(Parlor Coffee, The Morning Movement Coffee, etc.) but I wonder if I there are good local coffee roasters. Thanks.

Fresh Goetta in Orange County

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by chris 16 years ago

Probably a stretch, but the Cincinnati boy in me is really looking for some freshly made Goetta. Any german markets around that sell it or serve it? Thanks, Chris

Where can I find fresh compressed yeast?

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by damkavi 14 years ago

Hi. I have searched high and low. I've called all bakeries, grocery stores, and health food stores (I.E. trader joes, whole foods, mothers market) in my area and no one seems to carry this item. ...

Charlie's Hideaway

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by Fireitupbaby 5 months ago

Hi! I saw a post about Charlie's Hideaway...loved it! Just wanted to know if anyone has any old pics of it. I loved it and miss it so much! I wonder where Charlie's son and daughter in law are now?...

New York Slice Style Pizza Orange County

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

Is there a NY thin-crust slice style pizza place in OC? Most chains or mini chains with "New York" in the title are mediocre to terrible. If you're a NYer or former SF resident who know's Tony...

Cheese Shops in Orange County

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by brakkus 9 months ago

Hi all, I'm looking for a good cheese shop with some good French and Alpine cheeses. Stuff like Raclette, Vacherin Fribourgeois, Challerhocker, etc. I know some of the chains carry this but the sel...

"The Families that Fed America": Andrea Nguyen on the History Channel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

One of our favorite cookbook authors stars in the pilot episode of "The Families that Fed America". She makes Bò Kho, but shares so much more about her family's path and the recipes they saved and ...

Pizza wasteland in OC? HELP!!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

I'm going to try again. I'm looking for NY Style / Slice-Style pizza in OC, preferably within the boundaries of areas like, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana. A place I can go regu...

Il Fornaio Super Bowl 50% discount code

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

"We're celebrating the Big Game this Sunday with Half-Priced Pizzas, Appetizers and Signature Cocktails!* Score extra points with your team at home when you order an Italian feast To Go - use code...

Best Bagel Orange County

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

This may be an exercise in futility but is there a decent bagel in Orange County? I'm talking boiled NY bagel, not a round piece of bread with a hole in it. For reference Noahs/Einstens is not a ...

12/12 “The Culinary History of Disneyland and Walt Disney” with Marcy Smothers (zoom)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"While mid-century fare in America may have been humdrum, Walt's world of food was filled with fantasy and color; he was committed to making the dining experience at Disneyland entertaining—just li...

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza - awful crust ruins everything

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

The crust is embarrassingly sub-standard - game over. It's round white bread, equally flavorless, puffy insipid foamy Crustable-like texture in some places yet wet, doughy and undercooked in others...

Kyoho Grapes (rare) Irvine Farmer's Market

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

Kyoho grapes are at the Irvine Farmer's market. I had them once in Japan 7 years ago and have been looking ever since - very happy to have found them again. The season according to the vendor is ...

Torta - Who's the best?

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by buttdrunk 1 year ago

I've been going to a place called King Torta out in El Sereno for a couple of decades now. I've moved away from LA and now reside in north Orange County. I am wondering about a couple of things. ...

Il Fornaio discount code for to go orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At selected locations in California: "Now through 8/9/20, enjoy $10 off all To Go orders over $40 (Pick-Up or Delivery).⁣ ⁣ Use code 247-821-166 at checkout to receive the $10 credit. For deta...

Best Fruit - Arnett Farms: Stone Fruit, Pluots, you name it!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

At the Irvine (and Torrance) Farmer's Markets, Arnett Farms continues to be an absolute GEM! I've been going to this stand for years and years and they continue to amaze me with the quality and va...

Mission Style Burritos in OC?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

Anyone know where to find great Mission Style Burritos (consider La Taqueria in San Francisco as the gold standard) in OC, preferably nearer to the airport vicinity? La Palma burritos are consider...