Eggslice – A Pop-Up Restaurant in Costa Mesa, California

Curated breakfast sandwiches and house-made Chili Jam at pop-up restaurant Eggslice make a sensational way to start your day. It’s been said that the Chili Jam saved a marriage. Find out why below. Location:  Eggslice is a morning pop-up restaurant located inside Shuck Oyster Bar at The Mix at SoCo, 3313 Hyland, #A1, in Costa…

Small Plates at Velia Bistro in Orvieto, Italy

Small plates, known in Italy as cicchetti, are the favorites of locals and tourists alike at Velia Drinks Food & Music. “Our guests will soon be eating the legs off the chairs!” exclaimed the owner and popular chef, Velia, as she frenetically prepared and served cicchetti from her tiny restaurant kitchen. This small bistro in…

French Vietnamese at Jade: Portland, Oregon

French Vietnamese specialties can be found in the well-maintained Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Oregon. It is the home of Jade Bistro and Patisserie, located among the quaint and colorful streets with numerous antique stores, Victorian homes, cottages, and Craftsman bungalows. The mother-daughter team of Lucy and April run the casual dining restaurant with dedication…

Toast Kitchen + Bakery: Costa Mesa, California

Dunch, donations, and dedication to comfort food with a twist, Toast Kitchen + Bakery treat lunch and dinner (dunch) patrons to unique dishes and flavor combinations. More than that, however, are the 10% profits going to local charities personally checked by the Executive Chef and Co-Owner, John Park. With the ability to create flavors that…

The Black Marlin: Seafood & Jazz in the City of Trees

Get a head start on the weekend with Thursday night jazz and seafood at The Black Marlin, housed in the historic Tustin Garage. Music and a fairyland of light-wrapped trees lure you down the streets of Old Town Tustin, California, to a modern dining and entertainment destination in the City of Trees. The Tustin Garage…

Latin Cuisine on the Circle of Orange, California

The Circle in Old Towne Orange is home town to the famous annual Chapman University Undie Run and is a favorite movie filming location. The birthplace of the Annual International Street Fair held on Labor Day weekend (now in its 46th year), is the perfect setting for Felix International Café specializing in Cuban and Spanish…

Tackle Box – A Local Grub Shack in Costa Mesa, California

What started as a grub shack on a Southern California beach in 2015, Tackle Box has now grown to two locations. Appealing to the masses with unique flavors and dishes that are quick and simple, Tackle Box is earning a robust community in this locale. Still close to the beach and building on the grub…

San Jacinto Dining Room: A Dining Oasis in the Coachella Valley

After a day spent exploring the Coachella Valley, the San Jacinto Dining Room at Mission Lakes Country Club is a welcome dining oasis in the Colorado Desert. Open to the public and close to Palm Springs, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The picture windows look out over the verdant green golf course…

New England Comes to the West Coast: Stonewall Kitchen, Costa Mesa

Classic Maine lobster dishes are the specialty of Stonewall Kitchen Café and Cooking School, so if you love lobster, you will not be disappointed here. It’s a new take on traditional favorites. Location: 3333 Bear Street inside Macy’s Home Store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California Menu: The casual dining menu features four…

Casa Frida in Baja California for Colorful and Artsy Cuisine

The complete sensory experience offered at Casa Frida is an exciting introduction to wine production and fine dining in Baja California, Mexico. Location: Rancho San Marcos, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico Menu: Part of the Slow Food movement, Asador Campestre is the restaurant in the Casa Frida complex where the seafood, pork, lamb, and…