SeaLegs Wine Bar pairs upscale brunch plates with bottomless mimosas
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SeaLegs Wine Bar
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Akropolis Restaurant & Coffee
Greek spices season souvlaki meats and lamb chops; sandwiches include gyros, paninis, and bifteki burgers
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Downtown Long Beach
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Brix at the Shore
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The LOBOS Truck
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Olé! Spain Delishop
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Gallo's Italian Deli
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Taste of Westminster
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The complexity of Indian spices can be intimidating at first. Curries explode in a huge range of colors, bestowed by ginger, coriander, basil, and peppers. Cardamom pods, cloves, and bean-like tamarind look alien at first glance. Arun Puri, head chef at Royal Khyber, harnesses that intricacy, artfully folding more than 38 different herbs and spices into innovative north Indian dishes with healthy twists.
The chef, who has been lauded by publications including the Daily Pilot, uses cream, butter, and oils sparingly, instead whipping up lighter sauces and tandoori breads fortified with protein powder. As he works, mesquite charcoals blaze within an imported tandoori clay oven, grilling meat, seafood, and poultry dishes at temperatures of up to 450 degrees, hot enough to melt diamonds back into delicious carbon. Out in the dining hall, the dishes pair with fine wines and cocktails among cushy silk pillows and intricate Indian artwork.
In the kitchen of Bella Cuba Restaurant, flames slowly sauté and season traditional Cuban dishes. Chefs season root vegetables with mojo—a sauce made from hot olive oil, lemon juice, raw onions, garlic, and cumin—before sautéing accompanying meats in citrus marinades. The smells of the sizzling pork steaks, meat pies, and yellow tail snapper sizzling in a coconut sauce infuse the whole restaurant with the smells of Cuba, helped along by the smoke of handcrafted cigars plucked from the dining room’s humidor. After a dessert of super-moist tres leches cake, guests can sip on Cuba libres and classic Cuban mojitos that, much like a splash in a neighbor’s bird bath, give relief on a balmy day.
Jerry has dedicated his life to the pursuit of a good dog. After discovering the burst of flavor that resulted from roasting hot dogs over a wood fire, he developed his wood-fired recipes with the help of a master sausage maker. Now, Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs serves all-beef hot dogs, internationally inspired sausages, and hefty Steakhouse Burgers loaded with more than 30 free toppings and sauces. For enjoyment outside the dinning room, Jerry's goes a step beyond carryout by offering on-site catering services with Jerry's signature wood-fire grill.
After the popularity of Anabella and Salvador Corona’s first El Pollo Norteno restaurant in Santa Ana, they began to expand to more locations, each of which serves healthy, homestyle Mexican food. Mesquite charcoal heightens the flavors of charbroiled-chicken dishes, and catering trays liven up parties otherwise filled with awkward silences. Family packs of dinners, along with tacos, burritos, and quesadillas a la carte, feed the entire family.
At first glance, South Coast Pizza Parlors might look like an ordinary family pizza joint. The requisite video and redemption games chirp and ring near the entrance. Six big-screen televisions flicker with sporting events. But the difference is in the pizza--the kitchen crew crafts dough and sauce fresh every single day, drizzling pies with classic toppings such as green peppers and pepperoni, as well as more non-traditional options including vegan cheese and soy chorizo.
Euro Caffe's intimate space abounds with European atmosphere, thanks to touches such as tile floors and outdoor patio umbrellas adorned with lights. This European sensibility also extends to the kitchen, which serves up simple eats such as grilled Italian-style paninis, waffles, and its main offering—savory and sweet crepes.
Savory options arrive tableside stuffed with
smoked bacon and avocado or housemade pesto and prosciutto. Sweet ones ooze with Nutella and peaches or melted brownies and vanilla ice cream. Everything is made in-house daily using ingredients from local suppliers or the refrigerator of a neighbor. And like any good European cafe, Euro Caffe plies patrons with organic
Italian Illy coffee, espresso drinks, and fine teas.
Settle into the capacious dining area and notice how the colors on the walls perfectly match the salsa, likely meaning it's possible to dip chips in the walls. Snap back to reality and get to appetizing with a pair chicken or steak flautas with chipotle dipping sauce ($6.35) or some carnitas nachos ($4.95). Big burritos comprise the core of the menu—nab the steak species to taste queso fresco and grilled bell pepper ($7.95), the fish to taste chimayo tartar and mahimahi ($7.95), or the California veggie with zucchini and avocado to keep it strictly unmeaty ($5.70). If you prefer unwrapped eats, opt for a shrimp taco ($3.50), the cheese enchiladas ($5.95), or a combination of entrees ($8.99+). Those dining during dinner will receive a free flan for dessert.
Liberty Tax Service has numerous LA-area locations, but this Groupon is valid for six (see sidebar). Each location is staffed with professional refund hounds who can chase away the burden and stress of tax season and sniff out your maximum allowable refund. Unless you can find the square root of a tuber and divide it by half the value of zero, like Liberty's staff can, then you won't get the biggest refund possible. In order to get your full refund, bring a comprehensive selection of forms and reciepts, including your 1040s, W-2s, 560Zs, 2345Exs, and T-1000s.
Yelpers give Bistro 400 an average of 3.5 stars, and four TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:
Geisha House, a modern Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, fuses classic dishes and sushi rolls with a contemporary flair in a chic interpretation of a traditional geisha house. The Cowboy roll ($12) lassos fillet of beef, asparagus, scallion and cream cheese, and the surf 'n' turf roll ($22) combines lobster and filet mignon in a sweet sesame-miso sauce. The chef prepares grilled mongolian lamb chop with creamy sesame and cucumber salad ($21), and gently lulls baby japanese eggplant ($11) to sleep with sweet miso and wasabi cream sauce and a hypnotic battle rap. The 10-ounce grilled Kobe rib eye steak ($46) plunges into Asian barbecue dipping sauce and comes flanked by sautéed asparagus life preservers.
Perched atop the hills of its namesake, Orange County Mining Co. pairs an eight-part champagne brunch with 19th-century nostalgia, as wagon wheels and cacti impart a rugged prickle to the restaurant's cozy atmosphere. The brunch offerings warm diners with carved prime rib and ham, cheese blintz, and other toasty tastes, before cooling palates with iced shrimp, snow crab legs, and lox. Ravenous miners can pile culinary ore into made-to-order omelettes, pancakes, and waffles, or gather steam with tamales and menudo at executive chef Horacio Barragan's Mexican station. To cap off appetites, baked delicacies and other sweets are either devoured or skewered for a dunk in the chocolate fountain.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
Top notch Arabica beans arrive green at Javatinis, each pack mule still wet from its long journey over sea. With 11 blends of African, Latin American, and Asian beans, you can have a different cup of liquid alchemy for almost every day of week (12 oz. bags start at $11). Javatinis allows you to choose your roast level, picking from nine stages of increasingly deadly heat, with the final roast level applied by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Gourmet French fast food at its finest; using only fresh, first-quality ingredients and prepared in a healthy way.
At La Terraza Mexican Grill & Bar, talented chefs conjure up delectable medleys of Mexican flavors made from preservative-free, all-natural ingredients. Mouthwatering burritos and crispy tacos bulge with fresh, never-frozen meats, ensuring that taste buds swoon under the spell of farm-fresh chicken and beef ladled with salsa made fresh daily. Terracotta tile, bright yellows, and effervescent greens color La Terraza’s vibrant interior and full bar, providing a bright background for their sweet-and-salty margaritas. An outdoor patio aerates overheated palates and shelters patrons with bright red and yellow umbrellas.