Brazilian Fogo de Chão Steakhouse in Irvine, California

Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs carve delectable, high-quality cuts of meat at your table after roasting over an open flame. Participate in the Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chão and encounter the culture and cuisine of Southern Brazil. Location: 623 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, California – at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Menu: The Full Churrasco Experience (the most…

Sushi Fast, Fresh, Fun at Kura, Irvine, California

Sushi meets the Jetsons at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Fresh and authentic Japanese food is served fast on a space-age revolving conveyor belt reminiscent of the 1960’s American sitcom cartoon, The Jetsons. Enjoy the flavors and traditions of Japan in a showy and lively way. Location: 2700 Alton Parkway #133 Irvine, California, in the Diamond…

Fusion and Favorites at LIT Café in Anaheim, California

Fusion and favorites are on the menu at LIT Café. Bowls piled high with fresh, colorful ingredients make a mouthwatering meal engaging to the eye. And, petite pastry artworks like delicate meringue peaks and chocolate with berries desserts look too delicious to eat. But, eat you must because this beautiful fare is a tasty and…

Shuck Oyster Bar in Costa Mesa, California

Grilled Spanish octopus makes a brilliant splash of color on a serving platter at Shuck Oyster Bar. The remarkable presentation, along with the cool freshness of oysters on the half shell, is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Location:  The Mix at SoCo, 3313 Hyland, #A1, Costa Mesa, California Menu:…

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…

Eat Like a Local: The Lighthouse Café & Deli–San Pedro, California

When the prime rib is tender and tasty, the chicken fried steak is obviously made from scratch, the whiteboard specials include Cajun snapper with a fresh tomato spinach salsa, the room is full of locals, and the staff laughs a lot… well, you know you’re where you ought to be eating. Add in an oceanside…

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…

The Red Kettle, Idyllwild, California—Mountain-Fresh and Down-Home

Idyllwild, California, a mile high up in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs, is one of those pretty little mountain towns you always hope to find and seldom do. It’s artsy, quiet, cozy. It has no ski-lifts, no lake, no factory outlet stores. Just pine-fresh air, a clutch of hiking trails, a burbling creek…

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…