No Reservations OC

Recently I’ve been watching the Tony Bourdain show “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel.  If you aren’t already familiar with this fantastic show, Tony goes around the world seeking out the best local/ethnic/indigenous foods in a certain region or city.  They are almost never chain restaurants, and are usually locally owned.

He visited LA not too long ago, and wound up tasting some Mexican, Thai, Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, and Philippe’s.

If he came here to Orange County, where would he go?  Is there any restaurant that is considered an “iconic” OC restaurant?   

5 Comments so far

  1. Jeff Donaldson (fejsez) on May 14th, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

    A few of my favorites;
    Angelo and Vinci’s in Fullerton
    Mi Casa in Costa Mesa (Cheese anyone?)
    El Patio in Capistrano Beach (Wednesday Chicken Asada Tacos)
    Ho Sum Bistro in Newport Beach.


  2. Dave Share (daveshare) on May 14th, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

    Hmmm…..good question.

    The Shake Shack in Crystal Cove?? Maybe the Sugar Shack In HB??

    Possibly Felix’s in Orange….

    Does Orange County have any "landmark" restaurants??

    hmmmmm…….


  3. Jon (oc_jon) on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    There is always Sam’s Seafood in Huntington beach: http://www.samshb.com/

    Lets not forget The Blue Bayou: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/en_US/parks/dining/detail?name=BlueBayouDiningPage&bhcp=1

    Finally, Watson Drug Store and Soda Fountain is as iconic as you can get: http://orangecounty.citysearch.com/profile/671989/orange_ca/watson_drug_store_and_soda_fountain.html


  4. Jeff Donaldson (fejsez) on May 21st, 2008 @ 4:32 pm

    I can’t believe I forgot about Watson’s.

    Today while driving I noticed that Pasta Connection in Costa Mesa is no longer there. I mean the whole building is being torn down. No final word about it’s return. I did write a little about it here


  5. Jon (oc_jon) on May 31st, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

    Pasta Connection has a location in Orange. Near Chapman and Main.



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