LA Brisket

Costa Mesa is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for food. I’ve had my fair share of sandwiches throughout Orange County and it seems like Costa Mesa has the highest concentration of int...

Rooster Cafe

Hidden away in some of Costa Mesa’s most popular business areas is the small and chic Rooster Cafe, a restaurant specializing in breakfast and lunch favorites. It would’ve been hard to fin...

Second Reef Deli

It can be hard to find “Mom & Pop shop” restaurants in South Orange County.¬† You can usually find more unique choices once you get to the coastal cities but it can be difficult someti...

American Grub

In the historic Old Town Tustin you can find a quaint comfort food restaurant called American Grub. It’s modern and stylish interior can be a bit deceiving because their food has a very humble d...

Paul’s Deli

Paul’s Deli is a hidden gem in Westminster that has been serving the community for 40 years. I found it by chance on my way to the nearby art supply warehouse (where the rest of my money goes af...

The Shootout at Convict Lake

I recently took a trip to Mammoth with my family and despite my aversion to sliding down hills on pieces of wood, I really enjoyed my time there. One of the most memorable moments of that trip was the...

Laspada’s Original Hoagies

I recently spent some time in balmy Fort Lauderdale Florida, where the humidity made me feel like I was perpetually swimming, even though I was on dry land. My California weather sensibilities have ma...

Lil’ Pickle

Several months ago I decided that I didn’t have enough stress in my life so I made the choice to go back to school. While driving to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, I happened upon Lil’...

Salamanca, Prostitutes, & The Hornazo

In 2014, I took a trip through Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. It was at this time¬†that I ended up in Salamanca Spain, an intellectual center of Northwestern Spain that boasts the Country’s oldes...

Philippe the Original

I’m not going to lie, Los Angeles pisses me off. The traffic alone is enough to make me avoid the city unless I’m going to the airport (which is a chore in and of itself). Despite the high...