Thursday, June 23, 2016

Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana Adds Gourmet Italian Flavor to Irvine.

California is in the middle of a pizza revolution. 

More and more people are eating artisan driven pies and leaving oily, fast food fatty pies behind. 

Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana is doing its part with its new location in Irvine. 

Started by Chef Sandro Angelina's is primarily a Neapolitan style pizzeria although they have other dishes. Sure they have a great fire roasted chicken dish but if you are in a pizza place you want pizza I assume?

Well...a calzone is  like a a inverted pizza..... and Anglina's is one that you may have to split between two people. Stuffed with mushrooms, ham, cheese and sauce its one of the best calzones you will find in the OC period. 

But yes pizza. Most of the staff here will tell you that the Margherita is here done simply and well. If you like minimalist pies you are in luck. That said they do have a pie with pork belly...

                                   8573 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

The Chef himself 

Pork belly pie 

Meat and cheese plate 


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sonoritas Prime Tacos Get a Brunch Menu

Sawtelle is not always about Japanese food.

Sonoritas Prime Tacos is relatively new to this famous Japanese LA neighborhood, but if you were to look at their online reviews they have already made a pretty good impression.

A few weeks ago Senoritas launched its new brunch menu

What should you expect from a brunch menu from a upscale modern Mexican restaurant on one of LA's trendiest foodie streets? Well there's a churro volcano, berry stuffed French toast, and a cheesy tamale bake for starters.

First off. Get the tamale bake. Eat that while reading the rest of this.

The combo of fluffy corn masa, port gooey cheese and shredded beef makes this instantly one of Senorita's must order items (I would add pickled red onions though.)

The churro volcano is pure Instagram food porn and is sure to get second looks on your FB. Sure it's just well made churros with ice cream but it's churros stacked into a Volcano! Listen to your inner child.

As there should be you can always just order tacos. Just try them with the pickled red onion and the house made roasted green salsa if you do.

2004 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Berry stuffed french toast 

Street corn 

Pastor taco 

Tamale bake 

churro volcano

Friday, June 10, 2016

Win Taste of the World VIP Tickets!

Sunday, June 26, 2016, Los Angeles Travel Magazine will host Taste of the World! Come join Eating Around So Cal for this special food and wine event. Enter for your chance to win a pair of VIP passes below!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Did Your Dreams of In N Out With Bacon Come True? Caliburger Opens in Pasadena.

If you have heard of Caliburger its probably due the fact In N Out has sued them (and most likely hates them existing.)

Yes Caliburger is opening its first location in California Thursday in Pasadena. Its a little ironic considering their name but they have a few locations scattered across the globe. Coming to downtown Pasadena, they are going on In N Out's turf. 

So you may be wondering why would In N Out sue these guys? Well.....they basically copied everything In N Out does. They even have a palm tree logo. 

What do they have that In N Out doesn't have? Bacon. Strawberries used in their strawberry milkshakes. Two chicken sandwiches. 

The location is as interesting as this company. Its a large box across from the Starbucks on Green St. It has no signage (yet) besides a small window decal. 

So what do In N Out fans feel about Caliburger? The feelings on the fries were mixed with some preferring In N Out and some liking the less crispy higher sugar content fries of Caliburger (aka darker brown.)

The shakes here did win a general consensus to be better than In N Out. They are hand scooped and if you get the strawberry there is real fruit in it (and is the best flavor option in my opinion.) 

People seemed to be a fan of the bacon offering here. You can get it on the chicken, the burgers....not the fries yet. There is a pic below of the planned Calistyle fries with bacon that should be released someday. 

When it comes to the offerings at the heart of Caliburger everyone asked said that when it came down to the burger itself In N Out wins. 

It will be interesting to see how Caliburger does in the land of In N Out. Let us know your thoughts about Caliburger on FB/IG/Twitter or here! 

Caliburger is supposed to soft open June 9th. 

245 East Green Street  Pasadena CA

triple bacon cheeseburger
Bacon chicken sandwich 



bacon "Califries" these are not released yet. 

cheese sandwich 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Talking About the Future of Dodger Food With the Dodger's Executive Chef Jason Tingley

It's not easy to be a classically trained chef in one of MLB's oldest stadiums, but Jason Tingley loves his job.

As Executive Chef of the Dodger's Tingley has to account for many things. Food cost, customer wants, and trying to make unique dishes for a historic stadium. 

Tingly is proud of the stuff he has been doing at Dodgers. All the burgers at Chavez Ravine are Angus a fact he's pretty proud of. A step above your usual concession stand food. 

He likes to do fun things with the food here. At one point he was trying to put Dodger Dog's in the crust of pizzas. 

The food at Dodger's is evolving. They really expanded their BBQ offerings and Tingley is pretty proud of the brisket they are putting out. 

They have a German style sausage with Shock Top infused into it. 

They introduced some new fry bowls with toppings that are kid friendly. You can get a carne asada fry bowl or a buffalo chicken fry bowl in mini Dodger hats! 

The Dodger's are lucky to have a guy like Tingley watching out for their stomachs.