Chef/Owner of LUCCA Opens New California, Wine Country-inspired Farmhouse Provenance – Newport Beach, CA

On March 30, 2014, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Executive chef and restaurateur Cathy Pavlos has opened a second restaurant, Provenance, a new dining concept in Newport Beach, designed to deliver elements of California’s wine country. The new restaurant took over the space where Sage Restaurant used to be in the Eastbluff shopping center. Provenance is an adaptive reuse project, which is beautifully designed […]

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop – Costa Mesa, CA

On June 25, 2013, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

We recently tried Greenleaf, a fast -casual dining restaurant that opened its first Orange County outpost in Costa Mesa. The gourmet chopshop, as they are known, is a healthy concept that prides itself on using fresh and healthy ingredients as well as being built in environmentally conscious locations using recycled and compostable products. They make […]

Grand Opening: Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches in Downtown Huntington Beach

On April 24, 2013, in Announcement, Orange County, by satnightfoodies

We were invited to try out the newest Bruxie now open in Downtown Huntington Beach. Love the location and as always the food was incredible. The restaurant, which focuses on a menu of more than a dozen savory and sweet gourmet waffle sandwich offerings, will be located one block East of PCH at The Strand […]

"When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings" – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA

On March 27, 2013, in Orange County, Photo Gallery, Special Menu, Yummy Eats, by satnightfoodies

I received a call from Jason Quinn, a local chef that we first met when he was the chef on the popular gourmet food truck, The Lime Truck. Yes, the same Jason that helped take The Lime Truck to victory in the second season of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Since then, he has […]

Playing with Our Food at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot – Irvine, CA

On March 9, 2013, in Irvine, Orange County, by Mrs SNFoodies

There is a shopping center in Irvine, at Culver and Irvine Center Drive that we frequent when picking up our Asian cooking supplies. The last time we were there we noticed that the Teppan place had closed and something called Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot had taken its place. We kept telling ourselves that we […]

Artisan Pizza makes OC debut – Pitfire Pizza, Costa Mesa, CA

On February 11, 2013, in Orange County, Photo Gallery, by Mrs SNFoodies

New pizza joints seem to be popping up all over the OC, with their various interpretations of Chicago-, New York- or Neapolitan-styles. We don’t get too caught up in the pizza wars because we don’t discriminate when it comes to pizza style, only taste. Pitfire Artisan Pizza, is a small Los Angeles-based chain that just […]

Unexpected Late Saturday Breakfast with Craft Cocktails – Hopscotch – Fullerton, CA

On February 4, 2013, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Kim and I were finally able to get over to Hopscotch Tavern in downtown Fullerton. We wanted to try their craft cocktails but heard mixed reviews when it first opened. I am glad we waited because it gave them a chance to work through the “just opened” kinks. We walked in from the back parking […]

Dave & Buster's Gets a Makeover and Another Look from Me

On December 17, 2012, in Orange County, by Mrs SNFoodies

I can’t remember the last time I was in a Dave & Buster’s. I’m not a gamer so when trying to come up with a place to eat, D&B doesn’t usually come to mind. The entertainment/restaurant concept is in the process of updating its 60 stores to a sports bar concept. Ten stores have been […]

Finally a Neighborhood Bar in the OC – Wild Goose Tavern, Costa Mesa, CA

On November 9, 2012, in Orange County, Orange County, by Mrs SNFoodies

When I first got wind that a new bar was opening in Costa Mesa, I was not that interested. But then I heard that it would have good pub food, cocktails made with fresh ingredients, a pretty extensive whiskey collection as well as small-batch spirits, they had my attention! I anxiously awaited its opening day […]

Bruxie Opens It's Third Location This Time In Rancho Santa Margarita

On May 22, 2012, in Orange County, Photo Gallery, by satnightfoodies

One of our favorite spots is opening its third location today in Rancho Santa Margarita. Last night I was invited to a media preview of the new restaurant. Kim and I have been fans of theirs for some time and it is wonderful to see them be a runaway success. Bruxie’s waffles and there attention […]

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