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 […]

Great Lobster Roll and Friendly People – Red’s Eats – Wiscasset, ME

On July 19, 2013, in Maine, by satnightfoodies

While on our foodie tour of the Northeast, Kim and I were told to check out Red’s Eats with promise of the best lobster roll in Maine. Kim also found them on every single top lobster roll list when she searched the web. We were hesitant to try them because they were about 40 miles […]

"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 […]

Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI

On October 4, 2012, in Hawaii, Travel, by satnightfoodies

This was a breakfast recommendation that we received from a few Hawaii natives so we decide to check it out. If you are looking for a place that has local flavors and great service this is your spot. Be prepared to wait a bit and know that they are only open for breakfast and lunch […]

Perfectly Cooked Eggs in a Great Sandwich – The Big Egg – Portland, OR

On August 26, 2012, in Portland, by satnightfoodies

There are a number of great food carts in Portland. One of the ones that stands out is The Big Egg. Simple cart with a simple menu, which is executed perfectly. A must visit cart especially if you like a great egg sandwich! Check out these two awesome sandwiches:

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 […]