The Craft Cocktail, Not a Lost Art Form at the Teardrop Lounge – Portland, OR

On March 31, 2012, in Portland, Travel, by Mrs SNFoodies

When we took a second foodie trip to Portland, on the top of my “must-do” list was Teardrop Cocktail Lounge. Located in the Pearl District, it is a hip but dimly lit lounge with concrete walls and gray velvet curtains. The large bar is situated in the center of the room allowing many patrons to […]

Spectacular Donuts in Surf City – The Donuttery – Huntington Beach, CA

On March 31, 2012, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Every once in awhile I get a craving for donuts.  The problem is most donut shops out there have terrible donuts.  They are usually old, heavy, stale and sometimes just greasy.  Yuck! Every once in awhile you hear about a place that people just rave about and it will either be really good or it […]

My One Weakness, Cajun Shrimp with all the Fixin’s – Kickin’ Crab – Santa Ana, CA

On March 12, 2012, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

We love spicy food; we love shrimp, clams and other seafood. Put those together and you have an addiction that we’ve had to feed every week for the last two months. It started about a year ago when someone turned us onto a place called Boiling Crab in Garden Grove. This place was good but […]

Creative and New Happy Hour in Irvine Everyday of the Week – Lucca Café – Plus Chance to Win!

On March 11, 2012, in Chance to Win Tickets, Irvine, by satnightfoodies

Last month, we were invited to preview Lucca Cafe’s new happy hour menu that they were getting ready to roll out. This was also our first time at Lucca so it gave us a great opportunity to check them out. Lucca is a Mediterranean restaurant and also a wine and cheese shop in Orange County. […]

California Italian in the Heart of Irvine – Cucina Enoteca

On February 10, 2012, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Cucina Enoteca, is the latest addition to the Irvine Spectrum restaurant line up, and it is all about great food and wine. This is one of the most attractive restaurants I have been to in a long time. It has two large patio-dining areas, and an eclectically decorated dining room and bar. It can easily […]

Bruxie Creates Two Specials For This Year’s Super Bowl Teams

On February 1, 2012, in Events, Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Super Bowl Battle of the Bruxies! Bruxie puts its own spin on the Super Bowl with a Surf vs. Turf “Battle of the Bruxies” to be held Super Bowl Weekend, Saturday, February 4th at its locations in Old Towne Orange and Brea Downtown. Number of Bruxies sold for each team will determine the Battle of […]

Traditional Chinese Food in a Modern Setting – Capital Seafood – Irvine, CA

On January 26, 2012, in Irvine, by satnightfoodies

Marian the Foodie, a fellow blogger and James Tea, managing partner of Capital Seafood, invited a group of media to come in and sample an incredible 11-course dinner. The restaurant, the second Irvine location for this family-owned business, is modernly designed with mixed finishes of wood, metals and an impressive, all-glass wine room. It has […]

A Not so Hidden Gem on the Central Coast – Justin Winery – Paso Robles, CA

On January 11, 2012, in Drink Recommendations, Paso Robles, Travel, by Mrs SNFoodies

I was first introduced to Justin Wines by a friend of mine. Every time she had a get together she would serve wines from Paso Robles, and so through her, I became quite a fan of Justin as well as other Paso wines. Jason and I kept telling ourselves that we needed to make a […]

Sneak Preview of Chef Jason Quinn’s The Playground – Santa Ana, CA

On November 17, 2011, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Tonight Kim and I got to visit The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana as part of the friends and family pre-opening event. We were lucky enough to try a number of their dishes and as you would expect from owner and executive chef Jason Quinn, he did not disappoint. The restaurant concept is based around […]

Memphis at the Santora Brings Southern Style Crawfish Boil to the West – Santa Ana, CA

On November 16, 2011, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

In late October Memphis at the Santora in Downtown Santa Ana, announced Executive Chef Diego Velasco’s newest fall menu item, the Memphis Crawfish Boil. The Crawfish Boil includes 1.5lbs of fresh crawfish, smoked sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, cornbread muffins, salad and one Dixie Lager per guest, all served on traditional New Orleans butcher […]