Quick Bites

Cupertino, CA / 04.19.2015

Ike’s Lair

I had to make a stop at Marukai in Cupertino to buy some random Japanese goodies (read: snacks) so I figured I would hit up Ike’s Lair since I was in the area. Ike’s Lair is one of the many locations of the popular San Francisco sandwich shop Ike’s Place,... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 04.12.2015

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep is a gastropub in downtown Los Angeles focusing on burgers and beer and other things gastropubs focus on. Like Father’s Office, you order at the counter and then fight people for a seat. They’re listed as Asian fusion, though I’m not really sure why. I guess they’ve... Continue

Anaheim, CA / 04.09.2015

The Kroft

The Kroft is located on the bottom floor of the Anaheim Packing District and their slogan is “comfort food reinvented.” I wouldn’t go so far as to say they’ve reinvented anything (because they haven’t), but they do make good food. Their most popular items are their poutine and porchetta sandwich,... Continue

Irvine, CA / 04.02.2015

BurntZilla

BurntZilla is the brick and mortar store for two popular Orange County food trucks: The Burnt Truck which focuses on sliders and comfort food, and Dogzilla which does an Asian inspired hot dog. The first thing we have to address (as every review will address) is the portion size. For... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 03.25.2015

Eastside Market Italian Deli

Eastside Market Italian Deli is located on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles in L.A.’s original Little Italy. Apparently they’ve been serving up sandwiches since 1929. The portion sizes here are insane, and I suspect it’s a byproduct of the days when they had to keep their mafia patrons happy... Continue

Macau, China / 03.24.2015

Tai Lei Loi Kei

Macau’s favorite snack food is the pork-chop bun. And the place that does it best is Tai Lei Loi Kei, which was founded in 1960 as a street stall by the mother of the current owner. It’s hard to believe something so simple can be so good. Apparently when you... Continue

Macau, China / 03.19.2015

Wong Chi Kei

Conveniently located in Macau’s Largo do Senado, Wong Chi Kei serves up similar dishes to the smaller noodle shops you might find on the side streets, but at higher prices and in a cleaner environment. It attracts a lot of tourists because it’s in all the guidebooks, but it’s also... Continue

Santa Ana, CA / 03.16.2015

Noodle Tramp

Noodle Tramp is Playground’s Asian noodle restaurant located in Downtown Santa Ana’s newly opened 4th Street Market. It’s part of their Lunchbox trio of restaurants which also includes Playground Fried Chicken and Wagyu Chuck. I haven’t tried either of those yet, but I’ve only been to 4th Street Market once... Continue

Santa Ana, CA / 03.12.2015

KTCHN dtsa

What started out as a pop-up brunch in LA has turned into a permanent food booth in the newly opened 4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana. Opened by the people behind KTCHN LA, what KTCHN dtsa lacks in reasonable prices they make up for with fried eggs. What does... Continue

Santa Ana, CA / 03.11.2015

4th Street Market

Located across the street from The Playground, the recently opened 4th Street Market is the newest and largest attempt to revitalize Downtown Santa Ana’s urban area into a cultural destination. The former Santa Ana Swap Meet now features a 30,000 square foot marketplace featuring over a dozen artisinal eateries. It’s... Continue