Restaurant Reviews

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The Hideaway in Long Beach Offers a Classic Yet Creative Brunch

The Hideaway in Long Beach Offers a Classic Yet Creative Brunch

The Hideaway in Long Beach is a casual yet classic restaurant. Their high-quality cuisine is comparable to even the classiest of steakhouses! During our day out in Long Beach, we decided to grab a nice brunch here before heading off to the Long Beach Aquarium....

O Sea Brings Fine Casual Seafood Dining to Old Town Orange

O Sea Brings Fine Casual Seafood Dining to Old Town Orange

O Sea has opened in Old Town Orange and can best be described as fine casual dining with a focus on fresh seafood. The owner, Mike Flynn, emphasizes a distinction on thoughtful and responsibly sourced seafood which is how they developed their slogan "Seafood for...

Head to Hopdoddy Burger Bar to Indulge All Your Naughty Cravings

Head to Hopdoddy Burger Bar to Indulge All Your Naughty Cravings

This week I decided to head to Hopdoddy Burger Bar to indulge in some of their delicious gourmet burgers. I'm a firm believer that if you're going to eat a burger, you should go to a place that specializes in them. I try to find a balance between eating healthy and...

La Barra in Dana Point Impresses With Their Coastal Mexican Cuisine

La Barra in Dana Point Impresses With Their Coastal Mexican Cuisine

Sometimes the best cuisine can be found in the most unexpected places and La Barra in Dana Point impresses with a creative menu of coastal-inspired Mexican cuisine. La Barra is the new sister restaurant to Lupe's which also has locations in Huntington Beach and San...

Five Crowns in CDM Safely Reopens With New Summer Selections!

Five Crowns in CDM Safely Reopens With New Summer Selections!

Five Crowns in CDM safely reopens and is also offering a few new summer selections to welcome guests back in for dining. Five Crowns has taken extra effort to ensure the safety of its diners at this time which we greatly appreciate. They even ordered the chicest plaid...

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O Sea Brings Fine Casual Seafood Dining to Old Town Orange

O Sea Brings Fine Casual Seafood Dining to Old Town Orange

O Sea has opened in Old Town Orange and can best be described as fine casual dining with a focus on fresh seafood. The owner, Mike Flynn, emphasizes a distinction on thoughtful and responsibly sourced seafood which is how they...