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.
I really wanted to like this place. Very badly. Every time I visit The Mix, or OC Mix Mart, or SOCO, or whatever the hell that place is called, The Iron Press is always packed. So on one sunny Saturday, I was stoked when there were tons of seats for my friends and I to sit down and grab some lunch. I had been waiting months to have some chicken and waffles.
|A piece of fried chicken and a waffle|
Old Town Orange may be one of the cutest places in OC. It also has some pretty tasty eats. One night when my parents were in town, we decided to stroll the circle. It was a nice evening and we weren’t too hungry. By the time we were thinking about dinner we were standing in front of The Filling Station.
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.
Deep in the heart of Westminster…not really just right off the freeway actually…there is a little shack full of surprises. I stumbled across this hole in the wall by accident really. I was looking for a sandwich shop near(ish) to Costco and yelp had a 4 star 500 something review recommendation: Banh Mi Che Cali.
So I finally ventured out of my little comfort zone and made it to Long Beach. While not actually a part of the OC, it seems that most residents of Orange County have been making their way to the restaurants, bars, and food festivals in the area. So when I had to find a middle spot between LA and OC to meet my parents, I chose Beachwood BBQ.