Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Celebrity Food Show tastes

I checked out the Celebrity Food Show at the Anaheim Hilton last Sunday. Here are a few of the booths I encountered:
Blackmarket Bakery (Irvine)- easily one of the best booths in the convention hall and one of the few truly respresentitive of Orange County food providers (I guess that's why they didn't include "Orange County" in the show's title). MORE TO FOLLOW

Sunday, August 9, 2009

El Fortin's Taco Weekends

El Fortin #1 (Commonwealth near Lemon in Fullerton)and #2 (Cerritos and Dale in Stanton) offer Taco nights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This echos other Taco nights (note: NOT on Tuesdays)at such places as Taqueria Garcia and Taqueria Mi Pueblo in Anaheim. I'm sure other Taquerias and restaurants around are doing similar events. But El Fortin does it a little better. At a price. Tacos are $1.25 each, a bit pricier than most other Taco Nights which average $1. The tortillas are freshly grilled with small sticks of butter, the meats are leaner (I had the tasty Carne Asada and Al
Pastor), and the radishes, limes, onions, and chiles are freshly sliced. On top of that, their regular menu of reasonably priced Oaxacan dishes is also available.El Fort├žn on Urbanspoon

Bar Louie Burger Tuesday changes

Now, instead of $1 burgers on Tuesday, Bar Louie at Anaheim's Garden Walk is doing $5 sliders on Tuesdays. Not as great a deal as $1 burgers but there are some positive changes. First, no minimum drink order is required. Second, it applies to all slider dishes, even the $9.95 crab cake sliders (which are naturally what I tried). Not the best I've had but you get three good quality crab cake sliders on very good buttered buns with Tarter sauce for $5!! Other sliders include Turkey burgers, Philly cheese steak, and beef.
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