Broadway Bar by Amar Santana

Broadway Bar by Amar Santana 328 Glenneyre Street Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Yelp Watching this past season of Top Chef, I was in giddy disbelief that one of the contestants had his own restaurant just a hop, skip, and a jump away from my backyard.  He just wasn’t any contestant.  Amar Santana ended up being a…

Odd Duck

Odd Duck 1201 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704 oddduckaustin.com Yelp For our last meal in Austin, we wanted to brunch it up at Barley Swine’s sister restaurant.  My bad for actually missing brunch time, so we settled for lunch.  Mama H.o.P., Smooth Obturator, and The Annoyer made for a perfect party of 4.  I…

Barley Swine

Barley Swine 2024 S. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704 barleyswine.com Yelp   With the little time we had in Austin, it was of utmost importance to be wise about our food choices.  Smooth Obturator left it to me to decide between Qui and Barley Swine.  Ultimately, Barley Swine won out though it was tough to…

The Playground – Sunday Supper

The Playground 220 E 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 playgrounddtsa.com Yelp Jungle Fever has been fighting the good fight against the most unfortunate of things…cancer.  It super sucks of course, but he has been exuding a positive attitude and living life to the fullest these days.  A full life for anyone who is really…

Frances

Frances 3870 17th St San Francisco, CA 94114 frances-sf.com Yelp I was about ready to burst with my last and final meal for my SF summer trip.  Luckily, I pulled through and did not disappoint my fellow dining companions Triple F and Running Man, nor my dedicated readers/followers.  I always take one for the team….

Lazy Bear

Lazy Bear 3416 19th St San Francisco, CA 94110 lazybearsf.com Yelp There are very few times I hand over the reigns to food planning.  Most people are not interested in dedicating the time to figure out what’s good to eat.  Triple F is not that person.  She keeps her ear to the ground.  She subscribes…

AOC

Having lived in LA for a number of years has naturally led me to a fair amount of celebrity sitings.  I’ve seen Paris Hilton, Milla Jovovich, Charlize Theron, Matthew Perry and a random smattering of others.  But the coolest celebrity siting was Leonardo DiCaprio here at AOC when it was at it’s old location almost…

Redbird

I usually know where I want my next meal to be in LA.  I keep a running list of places to try.  While that list continues to grow, sometimes my enthusiasm for the places wanes as I read reviews and blog posts.  Redbird was such a place.  The place generated much buzz and anticipation since…

Juliette Kitchen & Bar

I’m always excited to find good eats in Orange County.  Non chain deliciousness can be hard to come by, so Juliette Kitchen really hit the spot.  The restaurant is in the neighboring strip mall of Nana San, so if the wait there is too long and you can switch epicurean gears from Japanese/sushi to New…

Yardbird Southern Table

Yardbird Southern Table might have been the foodie highlight of my Miami trip.  I was super excited to find out they opened a post in Las Vegas.  I was wary though.  Sometimes the quality can falter when places expand to Vegas.  I feel like chains/restaurateurs/chefs just expand to the Sin City for the sake of…

Public House

Lo-MaLinda loves gastropub fare.  I like it, but find that it can be a little too heavy at times.  For our Vegas trip, she requested 3 things: foie, French, and gastropub.  It was a little frustrating trying to meet her request because who wants to eat all that in a short weekend trip?  Being the…

4th Street Market

Growing up in Orange County, Santa Ana was NEVER the place to be.  In fact, it was the place you wanted to avoid if you valued your money, valuables, and safety.  My how the world, has changed.  Santa Ana is now like one of the many small pockets of hipster-dom in Orange County.  It’s one…