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Pancakes Orange County

Taco Maria Blood Orange Buttermilk Pancakes

Since 2013, chef Carlos Salgado and sister Silvia, who runs the front of house, have transitioned from food truck glory to one of California’s most ambitious Mexican restaurants, Taco Maria. They set up at...
Breweries Orange County

10 Great Orange County Beer Destinations

Attempting to shoehorn only 10 stops into a must-see Orange County craft beer itinerary is next to impossible. Especially considering past Los Angeles County lists where everything was broken down into manageable neighborhoods like...
Ramen Orange County

Kitakata Green Chile Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Ramen has never been more popular in California, and while L.A. gets most of the press, Orange County has some unique bowls. For instance, Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai is named for a small town...
Craft Beer Orange County

Santa Ana + Costa Mesa Beer Scene

One third of the building is ready, and this time next year, you just might find the whole building in use with R&D brewery, distillery and a taproom. This is happening in Santa Ana...
Pork Orange County

Arc Food & Libations Pig (Dose of Vitamin P)

If a restaurant spends five days preparing a single dish, the results better be good. They certainly are at Arc Food & Libations, a live fire restaurant from chef Noah Blom and Marín Howarth...
Coffee Orange County

Theorem Everything But The Stick (Drink of the Week) [CLOSED]

There has always been a disconnect between the barista competitions I’ve experienced in places like Portland, which included some of America’s most talented coffee professionals creating signature beverages that only judges get to enjoy,...