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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Señor Taco

Señor Taco
9213 Valley View St
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 527-9194

Listing at Menuism

Listing at Foursquare

No known official site.

View in Google Maps

(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


Exterior

Menu

Wall Painting

Chile Relleno

Sope and Taco

Birria Platter

Chips & Beans & Salsa

Pozole

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

22nd Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night


It’s time for the 22nd Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night, April 16th at Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa. Twenty-six of Orange County’s most prominent restaurants will join an expected 650 supporters of SOS for a casual evening of beer, margaritas, and exotic tacos. 

In the spirit of good-natured competition and to support a great cause, these generous chefs will be whipping up delicious and unique tacos. The chefs’ creativity is endless and the food leaves guests talking for the rest of the year! Tickets include all you can eat tacos, and beverages including Tres Sietes Tequila margaritas and beer.

Back by popular demand is the pre-event VIP Party!  Participating guests will enjoy early admission and have the opportunity to meet all of the chefs and sample their tacos before the general event begins. The VIP Party has sold out each year.

Proceeds from the event benefit the SOS Food Pantry which collects retrievable food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and caterers to distribute to low income Orange County residents. Six mornings a week, volunteer and staff drivers collect food from throughout the county and deliver it to SOS. Five days a week, SOS distributes approximately 215 bags of groceries a day to individuals and families in need.

WHEN:             Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm  
VIP Pre-Party 4:30pm – 5:30pm

WHERE:           Share Our Selves – 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

COST:              Early Bird General Admission (purchased now through March 31st) - $70
General Admission (purchased on or after April 1st) - $80
VIP Admission $150
ADVANCE SALE ONLY

CONTACT:        To purchase tickets, visit www.shareourselves.org/events or call SOS at 949.270.2134

ORANGE COUNTY’S PREMIERE PARTICIPATING CHEFS

Arti Anand
The Dessert Lab
Alan Greeley
The Golden Truffle
Cory Rapp
The Catch
Carlos Anthony
taco asylum
Andrew Gruel
SLAPFISH
Jose Rodriguez & Manfred Lassahn
Pete’s Sunset Grille at Hyatt Regency HB
Franco Barone
il Barone Ristorante
Carlito Jocson & Adam Feirman
Yard House
Deborah Schneider & Alfonso de Zuniga
Sol Cocina
Noah Blöm
ARC
Louie Jocson
Zov’s
Deborah Schneider & Jesus Silva
solita tacos & margaritas
Paul Buchanan
Primal Alchemy
Linda Johnsen
Filomena’s Italian Kitchen
Paul Squicciarini
Culinary Craft
Greg Daniels
Haven Gastropub & Provisions Market
Rachel Klemek
Blackmarket Bakery
Lou Tista
Rasta Taco
Mark Gagnon
Newport Beach Plaza
Steve Kling
Five Crowns
Marco Zapien
Melissa’s Produce
Manny Gonzalez
TAPS Fish House & Brewery
David Man
Island Hotel
Dustin White
Orange Hill
Salvatore Gonzales
Newport Rib Company
Alessandro Pirozzi
Alessá Laguna, Mare Culinary Lounge & Pirozzi Corona del Mar

Share Our Selves (SOS) is a nationally recognized health center providing high quality, comprehensive safety net services to the Orange County Community. Services include: medical and dental care, behavioral health services, case management, food, clothing, financial assistance, legal aid, and seasonal holiday programs.

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www.shareourselves.org

Saturday, January 10, 2015

La Casa Brito

La Casa Brito
6618 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 891-7513

Listing at Cortera Business Directory

Listing at What's Good Here?

Official Site(?)

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


Street Sign

Exterior

Menu

Menu

Interior

Chips and Salsa

Chile Relleno


Pollo en Mole

Chili Verde Omelette

Flan

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Monday, December 29, 2014

State of the Blog

If I judge my calendar correctly and my memory serves me well then it was 9 years ago today that I first posted to this blog. A lot has happened since then. I've had many great meals at many places, and maybe a few so-so meals. I've been graciously invited to many events and have got to know my way around the county better and have gotten to know a lot of people. And I've taken thousands of photos. Oh, and because of this blog I have started an effort to bring back the Naugles chain.

There isn't the same attention given to personal food blogs now as there used to be. Most of that attention has shifted to the Yelp juggernaut. But that doesn't change the fact that I am still on a mission to try all the Mexican food in the county that I can. That will still be happening and I'll still be taking photos, tweeting a lot of them, posting most to flickr, mentioning some on the Facebook page, and posting to the blog from time to time. The posts now will have more of an emphasis on photos and less of a focus on writing, which will make this blog what it was originally intended to be: a photo record of my quest. I still offer and pay $10 for each published guest review, so if you want to write up a place let me know. Amazingly, nine years into this there are still so many places I want to try and so many places I want to get back to. It's like the horizon keeps stretching out ahead of me, and that's a good thing. Thanks for joining me on this journey.

Here's a photo of the carnitas platter I got from George's Mexican Food in Huntington Beach at lunchtime today:


Carnitas Platter

Friday, November 21, 2014

La Poblana/El Fogon

La Poblana
1228 E Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(657) 622-3020

Official Site (May Change)

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El Fogon was one of the Mexican places I ate at right before starting this blog. And then it took me almost 9 years to go back. Nothing against it; there's just a lot of places to go. So I go a couple months ago and it's still El Fogon; then I go two days and it's become La Poblana. But it uses the same menus as before, except that now the menus have blue tape over the name and over some of the prior menu items. It may be run by the same people as before, because at least one employee seemed to have been there on my prior visit. If anyone knows, please leave a comment.


Front Entrance

Menu

Molcajete de Aves

Front of Business Card

Chips & Beans & Salsa

Chicken Pozole Verde

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Taco de Ojo

Taco de Ojo Sports Cantina
7811 Edinger Ave #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 892-3852

Listing at Super Pages

Listing at Urbanspoon

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Old Phonebook Listings

Went to Huntington Beach Central Library recently and looked through old yellow pages from the 70's and 80's and it was interesting to see listings for Mexican restaurants that were around back then (some are still around). Leave a comment if you remember any of the now-defunct ones:

Don Jose's


Don Jose's

Sancho's Restaurant


Sancho's Restaurant

La Fiesta Grande


La Fiesta Grande

Acapulco


Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

Senior Diego's


Senior Diego's

Tijuana Willie's


Tijuana Willie's

Lechuga's


Lechuga's

The Hacienda


The Hacienda

Sombrero Street


Sombrero Street

Casa Maria


Casa Maria

Mañana


Manana Mexican Restaurant

Burrito Hut


Burrito Hut