Restaurant Reviews

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A Vibrant Seasonal Look at Five Crowns New Menu

A Vibrant Seasonal Look at Five Crowns New Menu

Five Crowns new menu is a delicious and vibrant addition to their classic favorites. This year fall menus are arriving later in the season to correlate with the availability of fresh market ingredients. Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla always develops beautiful new...

Knife Pleat’s Afternoon Tea Will Have You Feeling Like Royalty

Knife Pleat’s Afternoon Tea Will Have You Feeling Like Royalty

Knife Pleat's Afternoon Tea is an exquisite display of this time-honored English tradition If you're looking for a weekend brunch Knife Pleat's Afternoon Tea is an exquisite display of this time-honored English tradition. I'm already predicting Knife Pleat to be...

Hendrix in Laguna Niguel Introduces A New Lighter Farm-Fresh Menu

Hendrix in Laguna Niguel Introduces A New Lighter Farm-Fresh Menu

This new menu is the perfect comingling of both Chef Allan Aguinaga and Chef Rainer Schwarz Hendrix in Laguna Niguel is known for their incredible carnivore platters but this season they will be introducing a brand new lighter menu that is focused on farm fresh...

Terrace by Mix Mix Kitchen is a Hidden Gem in South Coast Plaza

Terrace by Mix Mix Kitchen is a Hidden Gem in South Coast Plaza

Chef Ross Pangilinan of Terrace by Mix Mix Kitchen in South Coast Plaza is a rising star of the Orange County restaurant scene.   The Orange County restaurant scene has exploded recently and one rising star has been Chef Ross Pangilinan of Terrace by Mix Mix...

Seafood Lover’s Rejoice For the New Summer TAPS Restaurant Menu

Seafood Lover’s Rejoice For the New Summer TAPS Restaurant Menu

This summer TAPS Restaurant menu is taking seafood to a whole new level   This summer TAPS Restaurant menu is taking seafood to a whole new level by introducing amazing new additions to their menu. Guests will enjoy a wide selection of chilled favorites like crab...

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A Delicious Look at Davio’s Happy Hour Menu in Irvine

A Delicious Look at Davio’s Happy Hour Menu in Irvine

Davio's Happy Hour Menu in Irvine is full of delicious bites to satisfy your post-work hunger. I personally prefer to eat earlier so I'm always on the hunt for an amazing happy hour. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse is a new...