We all went through the food truck frenzy. Some trucks were good, some were your typical roach coach. Some, like The Lime Truck were great and made enough money to start a brick and mortar – TLT Food.
Okay, I don’t know if it will make UC Irvine cool, but this new chain called Eureka is exactly what the campus needed. Although the pub has been voted best bar in Orange County by OC Weekly, Eureka caters to the community not just students. As much as I love the pub, it does make me feel like I am trying to relive my glory days. Eureka doesn’t judge me.
Yes, you read that right. Il Garage is the best restaurant that I have eaten at in OC. While I can think of a few places that are as tasty (or tastier), this place brings something that other places don’t have – a garden. Tucked in the middle of nowhere Stanton (yes that is in OC), Il Garage is hard to find. In fact, you have to drive along Beach Blvd and then keep driving. Once you have found Park Ave restaurant, you must walk through it into the backyard. Then, and only then, will you find this treasure.
Lemonade has recently appeared at Fashion Island’s “food court.” Started in Los Angeles, it is another one of those places that you order your pre-made food as you walk down the line to a counter at the end. (Think “glorified Souplantation”.) The great part is that the food is actually quite extraordinary: fresh ingredients in ways that other restaurants of this type are just not creating.