Montage Laguna Beach to Host Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation® Benefit

On April 24, 2012, in Events, by Mrs SNFoodies

As foodies, we are fortunate to be able to travel the world just to try new foods. But almost one in four children in America, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, doesn’t get enough to eat. On June 3, 2012, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® benefit, […]

Chance to Win Tickets: OC Tastefest Food and Wine Celebration May 4-5, 2012

On April 18, 2012, in Chance to Win Tickets, by satnightfoodies

Orange County is pleased to introduce the inaugural food, wine and entertainment celebration, OC Tastefest. The culinary festival will take place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. The two-day event will showcase the global diversity of cuisine and culture in Orange County. OC […]

A Top Orange County Gourmet Food Truck Opens Their First Brick and Mortar – SLAPFISH, Huntington Beach, CA

On April 16, 2012, in Orange County, by Mrs SNFoodies

Like many of the gourmet food trucks in LA and OC, SLAPFISH has built up a loyal following with its mobile food business and is scheduled to open its first brick and mortar location on April 20. The goal of the fast-casual concept fronted by chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude, is to serve seafood […]

With A Line that Long, it has to be Good – Nong's Khao Man Gai, Portland, OR

On April 16, 2012, in Portland, Travel, by satnightfoodies

While in Portland checking out some of the city’s many food trucks and carts, I noticed a particular cart that had a line clearly longer than everyone else. It was a very simple cart, no fancy paint job, but with a huge line so I was intrigued and had to check it out. They offer […]

Shabu doesn’t have to be Taboo at Tabu Shabu, Costa Mesa, CA

On April 15, 2012, in Orange County, by Mrs SNFoodies

Tabu Shabu is the new restaurant concept from Jeff Chon, the force behind reviving The Alley, a Newport Beach restaurant and bar. If you’ve never had shabu, it doesn’t have to be intimidating. It is a Japanese hot pot, where you cook your own food in front of you. It’s similar to fondue, where you […]

Wrap-up: Orange Coast Magazine's 2012 Top 10 Restaurant Launch Party

On April 12, 2012, in Events, Wrap-up, by Mrs SNFoodies

To celebrate the launch of its Best of Orange Country restaurants issue, Orange Coast Magazine hosted a party at Fixtures Living at South Coast Collection (aka SoCo) in Costa Mesa, Calif. Orange County’s best dressed were in full effect at this OC soiree. I felt a little out of place because I was not sporting […]

Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR

On April 4, 2012, in Portland, Travel, by Mrs SNFoodies

Somewhere in the Twitterverse, I found out about a place called Vault Martini. It is a martini lounge that offers over 140 specialty martinis. Yes, that’s right 140. They also offer 44 takes on the classic martini. For someone that has spent the last 10 years trying to create new martinis from scratch, this place […]

Not Just Another Korean Fusion Cart – Best Bulkogi Fusion – Portland, OR

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

I was a bit cynical to try yet another Korean-Mexican “fusion” place, due to the oversaturation of wannabes that have popped up and greatly disappointed me, but none of the other carts in this particular Portland pod were tempting my palette on this day. I ordered pan-fried vegetable potstickers and chicken Kogi tacos. Wow, was […]

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 […]