Slay Portland: Gorging on PDX

There are few cities that I have been to that have captured my heart or stomach the way Portland does; It’s an interesting combination of working class charm with modern metropolitan oddity. I d...

Rooster Republic, Santa Ana CA

When I first heard the name “Rooster Republic,” a picture of white feathered fowl signing the Articles of Confederation came to mind. Imagine a large wooden table with chickens in waistcoa...

Skimmer’s Panini Grill, Mission Viejo

Skimmer’s Panini Grill in Mission Viejo, CA has been serving the neighborhood since 2003. I drove past it a lot during my senior year of high school, but I mostly hung around the shopping center...

Slay: Adelaide Chinatown/Central Market

After leaving the beautiful metropolitan Brisbane, I ended up in Adelaide, South Australia. The energy here is much different than Brisbane, with a smaller city feel and colder weather. South Australi...

Teddy’s Deli, Laguna Hills

Inside of a Laguna Hills business center among forklifts and warehouses is Teddy’s Deli: a hidden gem with an eclectic lunch menu. Like a lot of great gems in Orange County, it takes a bit of na...

John’s Philly Grille, Huntington Beach

John’s Philly Grille is one of my favorite cheesesteak places in Orange County. While doing my ranked “cheesesteaks of Orange County” list (you should check it out) a lot of places b...

8 Philly Cheesesteak Spots in Orange County

With the Philadelphia Eagle’s first Superbowl win several weeks ago, I felt the need to celebrate by going on a cheesesteak bender. Finding this Philly favorite in Orange County isn’t hard...

Frank’s Philadelphia, Costa Mesa

When it comes to Food culture in Orange County, Costa Mesa ranks as one of the top cities. It houses some of the most modern food trends in California and is a great hub for passionate foodies. Frank&...

Top 10 Sandwiches of 2017 [Orange County]

2017 has been another record year for tom foolery, backdoor shenanigans, and general ridiculousness. But between orange tinged scandal and hashtag movements there have been some pretty solid lunches i...

Stefano’s, Laguna Hills

When it comes to food, there are two sides of Orange County. The southern end of OC is a bit sparse when it comes to interesting restaurants; it takes a little more effort but you can find gems around...