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 in Orange County. I know I’m a little late to make a top 10 sandwiches of 2017 list, but it’s been a couple of crazy months […]

The Straw Costa Mesa California

The Straw, Costa Mesa

There are very few things that seem more American to me than milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches. Ranch dressing also comes to mind when I think “American food,” but this isn’t a blog about ranch dressing, so we’ll leave it alone. The Straw in Costa Mesa recently opened and it already boasts some admirable accolades […]


Two Birds, Irvine

When I went to Two Birds in Irvine I was expecting more. Not in terms of flavor or quality, but just more variety on the menu. Of all the restaurants in the Trade Food Hall, I think it has the least amount of main courses. It really doesn’t matter though, because the main dishes they […]


LA Brisket, Costa Mesa

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 interesting food spots. Among the different and eclectic places you can find, there is a self-proclaimed “anti-mall” called “The Lab.” Honestly, I […]


Second Reef Deli, Laguna Hills

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 sometimes. Second Reef Deli is hidden inside of a quiet strip mall next to a Joanne Fabric shop and it’s been the […]


American Grub, Tustin

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 down home quality to it. I’ve found that American Grub is a good place to stop by after a small walking […]


Laspada’s Original Hoagies, Fort Lauderdale

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 made me a bit of a weakling, so I found myself hanging out mostly in air conditioned rooms hiding in mini fridges […]


Lil’ Pickle, Costa Mesa

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’ Pickle, A crowded little restaurant with a really endearing logo: Don’t ask me why, but I am a […]

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Philippe the Original, Los Angeles

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 highways feeling more like parking lots in L.A. there is a lot of interesting history here. Philippe the […]


The Ace of Sandwiches

When people hear the name “Ace of Sandwiches” they usually equate it to playing cards. When I first heard the name, I immediately pictured a Top Gun-esque fighter pilot who would do everything without a shirt on. Don’t ask me why, I wouldn’t be able to explain it. I was in Palo Alto, California working at […]