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Weekend wrap up

So while your hangover is still fresh, I thought we could remember all the great things about this weekend.
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Tapas style with an Asian Flair.

A MUST Eat: The Playground is the beginning of a new era for Santa Ana.  A once sketchy area has now become the new hipster central, and this restaurant is in the middle of it all.  Fresh food with a different menu every day. 
If you are a picky eater, ask for substitutions or don’t like sitting next to strangers then you suck don’t come here.  This place is a food novel, starting with great cocktails and ending with the best Toffee Sticky Pudding anyone could imagine.  Best meal in Orange County yet.

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Pizza, beer and sports: a true man’s spot.

Pitfire Pizza may be a chain, but it’s a pizza lovers delight.  The Burrata Pie is delicious, as is the Pitfire Sasuage for meat lovers.  For those that don’t like pizza the salads and sandwiches are also a hit!  Great beer selection for pretty decent prices in East Costa Mesa.  There is also a “speakeasy” in the back called Pie Society for those that enjoy a good Old Fashioned.

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Breakfast done right.

Hangover Cure/Best Breakfast Burrito in Orange County is at Nate’s Korner.  Yeah it’s in Santa Ana, yeah you have to drive there, yet you will not regret this.  Largest juiciest burrito you will find for a decent price, but it get’s crowded so call ahead.  If that one person in your party doesn’t want a burrito, there are sandwiches, salads, bagels, etc.  Buyer beware, the double cheeseburger  with bacon will give you a heart attack.

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The Weekend Update

What to do this Weekend
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Cheers to Friday!

Huntington Beach:
Oktoberfest at the Old World Village.  A small piece of Germany in Southern California.  For $20 and a tight pair of lederhosen, join the traditional band and have a few liters of cold, wheat beer.  Prost!

OC Fairgrounds:
OC’s Ultimate Beerfest.  Craft beers, vendors, food trucks, what more can a girl hope for on the weekend.  There is even a flip cup competition for you old frat boys.  $50 entry fee for some serious brews, $15 for your DD (ouch).  Buy early because it will sell out.


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Two Trucks, Two New Restaurants

Costa Mesa:
Seabirds Kitchen has opened up at The Lab.  An all vegan cuisine that started as a food truck taking local, organic food and making it into something special.  A must do on even a carnivore’s list.

OC Mix Mart:
Taco Maria opened its doors.  Despite its name, and its past truck menu, Taco Maria doesn’t serve any tacos.  Instead, diners can enjoy a 4 course meal with a beverage pairing option full of flavor, spice, and a new spin on traditional taqueria food.

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Irvine:
Del sushi, now open at UTC, delivers sushi around the UCI area from 6PM – 2AM.  If only they had this when I were students…Prices are reasonable, and did I mention its delivery!

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