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 […]


Rooster Cafe, Costa Mesa

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 find, but there is a a giant rooster mural on it’s outer wall (plus it’s next to the “Tin Lizzie Saloon”: The parking in […]


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 […]


The OC Night Market [2016]

The OC Night Market has been holding Asian inspired foodie events for several years now at the OC fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California. I first heard about it last year from my chef friends, who were quick to berate me for not going. This year, I was determined to go and try to soak in […]


Big Belly Deli, Costa Mesa CA

**CLOSED** Now Called Westend The Newport Beach Location is still open though! 6310 W Pacific Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA 92663 Big Belly Deli in Costa Mesa was suggested to me by my friend Roman, he scolded me for not ever eating there and after trying it, I can understand why. It’s a quaint looking […]

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Shuck Oyster Bar

One of the beauties of working at a restaurant is that you tend to meet people who are also passionate about food.Kenny, one of the sous chefs at my job was celebrating a birthday (only several days after mine) and I apparently didn’t piss him off enough at work with dish modifications so he invited […]