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Where to Find the Best Tacos in Orange County

Where to Find the Best Tacos in Orange County

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we're bringing you the best tacos in Orange County. It is no surprise that Californians love their tacos and I have definitely had my fair share over the years. From classics to more innovative creations, these restaurants are not...

A Mouth-Watering First Look at Pour Vida Newport Beach

A Mouth-Watering First Look at Pour Vida Newport Beach

The anticipated opening of Pour Vida Newport Beach has finally arrived after gaining much success from its flagship location in Anaheim. Their new location offers a sophisticated menu in a casual laid back atmosphere. They are located right off Jamboree and Birch in a...

Solstice in Irvine Introduces Their Vibrant New Spring Menu 

Solstice in Irvine Introduces Their Vibrant New Spring Menu 

Solstice in Irvine is a new, seasonally driven restaurant that has just made its new home in Orange County. The creation of their menu is ingredient-driven, fresh, and vibrant. Solstice Seasonal Kitchen and Bar is the perfect restaurant to visit if you want to enjoy...

Our Top 10 List of Where to Find the Best Brunch in Orange County

Our Top 10 List of Where to Find the Best Brunch in Orange County

If you're looking for the best brunch in Orange County, our top 10 list is sure to include delicious options to satisfy every craving. If your idea of the perfect brunch includes bottomless mimosas while noshing on benedicts, fried chicken, and stacks of pancakes then...

5 Reasons to Indulge in the New Oak Laguna Beach Brunch

5 Reasons to Indulge in the New Oak Laguna Beach Brunch

The Oak Laguna Beach brunch just got a revamp with delicious food, tempting cocktails, and a new fun party vibe on Sundays. No matter what you're craving, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Table Of Contentsshow1. Relax for a Classy brunch on Saturdays or party...

Our New List of the Best Orange County Happy Hours 2022

Our New List of the Best Orange County Happy Hours 2022

Finding the best Orange County happy hours is no easy task. A restaurant needs to do more than just take $2 off wine. In order to make this list, there needs to be both an awesome selection of happy hour bites and libations. I’ve always been one of those people who...

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Where to Find the Best Tacos in Orange County

Where to Find the Best Tacos in Orange County

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we're bringing you the best tacos in Orange County. It is no surprise that Californians love their tacos and I have definitely had my fair share over the years. From classics to more innovative...

A Mouth-Watering First Look at Pour Vida Newport Beach

A Mouth-Watering First Look at Pour Vida Newport Beach

The anticipated opening of Pour Vida Newport Beach has finally arrived after gaining much success from its flagship location in Anaheim. Their new location offers a sophisticated menu in a casual laid back atmosphere. They are...