|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.
|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.
|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.