Restaurant Reviews

Take a behind the scenes look at our in-depth restaurant reviews covering our favorite dishes from the best restaurants in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Southern California, and popular travel destinations.

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

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 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...

A Delicious Preview of the Sushi Roku OC Restaurant Week Menu 2020

Orange County Restaurant Week is finally here and we're bringing you an early preview of the delicious Sushi Roku OC Restaurant Week Menu. Taking place between March 8 - March 14th, 2020, guests will be able to dine at amazing restaurants throughout Orange County and...

Our New List of the Best Orange County Happy Hours in 2021

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...


Sondra Barker
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