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Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach is a Must!

Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach is a Must!

With a Top Chef finalist title under his belt, it is no wonder Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach is a must try. Now don't get me wrong I love the TV show Top Chef, but Amar Santana is so much more. He began his career interning as a chef at the ripe young age...

O.C. Foodies Flock to Snooze Eatery for Brunch with a Creative Twist

O.C. Foodies Flock to Snooze Eatery for Brunch with a Creative Twist

There is nothing I love more than an amazing brunch and Snooze Eatery coming to Orange County is a foodies dream. This popular San Diego brunch spot serves breakfast creations that are unique and innovative. The second I took a peek at their menu and saw they had 4...

Brio Tuscan Grille Has a New Tasty Menu

Brio Tuscan Grille Has a New Tasty Menu

The Spectrum Center in Irvine has a plethora of tasty restaurants to choose from and one of them is the Brio Tuscan Grille. I come here a few times a month to play my video games at Dave & Busters and you're looking at a Mario Cart champ right here. When I visit...

Bluewater Grill Has an Awesome Happy Hour, Even on Saturday

Bluewater Grill Has an Awesome Happy Hour, Even on Saturday

On a mellow Saturday afternoon my boyfriend and I decided we should do something fun and go bowling and grab a tasty bite to eat at Bluewater Grill. It turns out Bluewater Grill actually has an unbelievable happy hour menu. For a Saturday that is actually really rare....

Get Whisked Away at Paris in a Cup in Orange, CA

Get Whisked Away at Paris in a Cup in Orange, CA

Let's take a little trip and get whisked away to Paris in a Cup in Orange County. This adorable cafe located in Orange, CA has all the charm of a Paris Bistro where you can enjoy the perfect high tea lunch and forget you are still in California. Their tea selection is...

The Commissary in Downtown LA

The Commissary in Downtown LA

How would you like to eat dinner in a transformed greenhouse a top a trendy Hotel in Downtown L.A.? Then look no further than The Commissary at The Line Hotel in Korea Town. I had tickets to see Third Eye Blind, my favorite band in high school, and thought it was the...

You Will Love Brunch at Cucina Enoteca in Newport Beach

You Will Love Brunch at Cucina Enoteca in Newport Beach

I named my dog Bellini, so it is no surprised I'm obsessed with brunch and Cucina Enoteca delivers. I've been searching high and low for the best brunch in Newport Beach and I've finally found a favorite. You are going to love having your next brunch at Cucina...

Petit Trios Review, Escargot anyone?

Petit Trios Review, Escargot anyone?

I recently went with a friend to check out the new little sister restaurant to Trios Mec, Petit Trios. Now if you don't already know Trios Mec is the very elusive restaurant by Chef Ludo which you have to call in advance for tickets to even have the opportunity to eat...

Rounds Premium Burgers L.A.’s Best

Rounds Premium Burgers L.A.’s Best

When it comes to being a Foodie the ultimate question is "who is your favorite burger?". I have tried many of the favorites including Umami, Fathers Office, Apple Pan just to name a few, but my absolute favorite Burger is Rounds Premium Burgers located in West...

Best Ramen in Los Angeles..a new addicts adventure

Best Ramen in Los Angeles..a new addicts adventure

I've recently caught an addiction to Ramen and decided to go on a foodie adventure to discover the best ramen in Los Angeles. Ramen is one of the most popular foods in Los Angeles with an entire street practically dedicated to it. When picking Ramen you can choose...

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A Vibrant Seasonal Look at Five Crowns New Menu

A Vibrant Seasonal Look at Five Crowns New Menu

Five Crowns new menu is a delicious and vibrant addition to their classic favorites. This year fall menus are arriving later in the season to correlate with the availability of fresh market ingredients. Executive Chef Alejandra...