At Waiters On Call in Los Alamitos, you can save some money while shopping for your weekly grocery items.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
For that bowl of crunchy goodness, cereal is a winner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Waiters On Call will be tasty no matter what.
Whether you're cooking for yourself or for your family, some canned goods from here are a great side choice for lunch or dinner.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
If cooking isn't your forte, frozen food is an easy fix. Stock your freezer with delicious meals seven days a week!
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Waiters On Call.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Waiters On Call offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Waiters On Call.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Waiters On Call has all of your pasta necessities.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Waiters On Call.
No matter what time of day you visit Waiters On Call, you can find easy in-and-out parking for your hot ride.
So stop by Waiters On Call in Los Alamitos today for all your grocery needs.
Pick up a freshly-baked pie or tasty treat from Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery, and sample a blissful bite (or two) from one of the top-rated bakeries in town.
Whether you want to relax with a pastry or indulge with a slice of cake (or two), you've come to the right place!
Little ones are free to make a mess at this bakery, where the whole family is invited to dine.
On warmer days, take advantage of Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery's outdoor seating.
The large dining space at Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Folks tend to dress down at Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the bakery.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this bakery offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Through their catering service, Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
You won't find better prices in town than at Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery, so grab all the snacks you can carry.
When you are craving some homemade bakery items, head on over to Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery and get your fix.
So don't go to any bakery. Hof's Hut Restaurant and Bakery is highly-rated for a reason.
When something is simply referred to as "the beast," there's probably a good reason. In the case of Blake's Place BBQ, The Beast refers to a monster of a sandwich: slow-smoked pulled pork, pulled barbecue chicken, chopped beef brisket, coleslaw, sliced red onion, and a dousing of Blake's BBQ sauce. All those ingredients teeter between an over-sized bun, and as a whole, The Beast weighs in at 2.5 pounds. If you devour it in 20 minutes or less, you earn a T-shirt and food challenge immortality, and if you make it disappear behind someone's ear you earn lots of attention for your party-magician business.
Of course, plenty of people come to enjoy the food, not just to defeat it. The original Blake's opened in Anaheim in 1996 and has since filled the bellies of more than one million customers. A second location in Los Alamitos was added in 2012. At both, chefs use high-tech wood-burning barbecue pits that are big enough to smoke more than 3,500 pounds of meat at one time—some for as long as 16 hours. The resulting menu features entire plates of baby back ribs, hot sandwiches, and even smoked wings. Homemade desserts round out the Southern-style selection, including peach cobbler and bread pudding. And none of this goes unnoticed: Blake's was voted The Best of Orange County and Best Barbecue in Orange County by the Orange County Register, as well as Zagat-rated in 2013.
Katella Deli Restaurant's fresh deli offerings attract lunchtime visitors looking for a simple sandwich or salad.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Got kids? No problem at Katella Deli Restaurant! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Parents can enjoy a night out at this restaurant, while the kids enjoy a night in with the sitter.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Katella Deli Restaurant's wifi.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Katella Deli Restaurant.
Katella Deli Restaurant goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
Catering from Katella Deli Restaurant will take your party to the next level.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Parking can often cost 25% of your own meal and tab. With us, it'll be 0% every time. We provide free parking to our patrons.
Katella Deli Restaurant is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Katella Deli Restaurant is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Katella Deli Restaurant has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
So if you're looking for a deli to get some delicious eats, Katella Deli Restaurant is exactly the place you want to go.
Wake up with Gourmet Pie and Cafe's breakfast or head over later for brunch — this eatery is quite the find.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Gourmet Pie and Cafe caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
Gourmet Pie and Cafe's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Gourmet Pie and Cafe cater for you.
Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Gourmet Pie and Cafe.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Gourmet Pie and Cafe.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Gourmet Pie and Cafe accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Only Gourmet Pie and Cafe knows how to start your day off right with an exquisite selection of breakfast and brunch options.
If you're looking for a hearty, like-home breakfast, look no further than Gourmet Pie and Cafe.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Starting Gate.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Round up your coworkers and head to Starting Gate for happy hour.
The large dining space at Starting Gate provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Move and groove to the restaurant's live music, and energize your evening.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Throwing a big party? Count on Starting Gate to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
Starting Gate's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Starting Gate offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Starting Gate.
So when you just need a place to go, Starting Gate is the perfect restaurant serving up American classics in Los Alamitos.
With its ocean air, dozens of parks, and more than 44 miles of bike trails, vibrant Irvine is a city that continually asks locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Irvine restaurants are no exception. Here are some of the hotspots for outdoor dining.1. Mick’s Karma Bar | 2010 Main StreetClaim to fame: Golden Foodie Award–winning burgers made with sirloin that’s ground fresh every few hours Why you’re eating outside: There’s some indoor seating, but this burger joint’s location—tucked away in an office park—means they cater mostly to workers looking for an excuse to get out and get some fresh air. Plus, the outdoor seating come with views of fountains and modern-art pieces. Try this: The Mediterranean burger, topped with roasted peppers, hummus, and feta cheese2. Dogzilla | Multiple LocationsClaim to fame: “Fusion” hot dogs served on Hawaiian roll buns and with toppings such as avocado, housemade teriyaki sauce, or yakisoba noodles Why you’re eating outside: There’s no choice. The chefs hand out their hot dogs from inside a green food truck, which travels throughout Irvine and the rest of Orange County, stopping near office complexes, festivals, movie-in-the-park nights, and other community hotspots. Try this: The Yaki Dog, a spicy Cajun pork link topped in yakisoba noodles, ao nori, red ginger, and okonomi sauce3. La Sirena Grill | 3931 Portola ParkwayClaim to fame: Mexican food cooked with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients Why you’re eating outside: A fountain bubbles over at the center of a huge outdoor patio, where red bricks line the floor and climb upwards to form columns—some covered in vines. Lights strung around trees make this ideal for after dark, when you can dine at tables for two or start a party at one of the patio’s couches. Try this: The blackened salmon burrito filled with Sirena cabbage, jack cheese, guacamole, and organic beans or rice4. Yard House | 620 Spectrum Center DriveClaim to fame: Their selection of “chalkboard beer,” rotating taps chosen to highlight local, domestic, and international breweries—be on the lookout for selections from the breweries of California's Hops Highway Why you’re eating outside: As one of the popular Irvine Spectrum restaurants, Yard House has a patio with candlelight in the evenings and a smattering of palm trees surrounding the area, offering a serene break from shopping at the center’s more than 100 stores. Try this: A poke stack of marinated raw ahi, crispy wontons, avocado, and wasabi soy sauce5. CUCINA enoteca Irvine | 532 Spectrum Center DriveClaims to fame: Hundreds of wines paired with housemade pasta and other Italian cuisine, all made with seasonal, local ingredients Why you’re eating outside: Combined, the two oversized patios total roughly 2,700 square feet. Flowers and greenery cover both brick-lined settings, and the larger tables make ideal places to eat a family-style meal while people-watching along the main drag of the Irvine Spectrum Center. Try this: Short-rib pappardelle with cremini mushroom, carrot, and parmigiano Pro tip: Pick out wine from Italy, France, Napa Valley, or one of America’s other wine regions at the onsite shop—then pay a small corkage fee to drink it with your meal.6. Knowlwood | 14952 Sand Canyon AvenueClaims to fame: Handmade milk shakes, award-winning hamburgers, and soups made from recipes that date back to the original restaurant’s opening in 1957 Why you’re eating outside: The exterior of this casual restaurant looks like a red barn, which lends a rustic vibe to the patio tables. (Thankfully, there are plenty of oversized umbrellas to prevent farmer’s tans.) Try this: Irish nachos—french fries covered in cheddar, chopped green onions, bacon bits, and housemade ranch dressing
Ordering a Dodger Dog is a ritual. Customers queue up in one of two lines—one for grilled dogs and the other for classic steamed. They inch ever closer to the counter where stadium workers dole out foot-long franks that stretch far beyond the confines of steamed buns. Finally they head over to the condiment stations to load up on mustard, ketchup, chopped onions, or relish.
Dodger stadium’s divide-and-conquer approach is the product of years of experience. Many estimate that the millions of Dodger Dogs sold each baseball season outrank sales of any other frank in the league. But once foodies have had their fill of the gargantuan Dodger dogs at the stadium, or even purchased at local markets, they’ve only just begun exploring the diverse hot-dog scene in Los Angeles.
Take the Korean-style franks of Seoul Sausage Co.. They’re a bit harder to track down than a ballpark frank. Without a food truck or retail space to call home, these succulent, grilled delicacies crop up at street fairs and catered events all over LA, where their inventive cooks offer up a kalbi-flavored sausage topped with tangy kimchi relish, and a spicy pork sausage crowned with apple-cabbage slaw.
For a taste of the increasingly hard to find LA street dog, enthusiasts can hunt them down at Skooby’s, where decadently bacon-wrapped franks nestle into fresh buns delivered by a local bakery.
Perhaps the crowning glory of LA’s hot-dog inner circle is the chilidog, which local favorite The Hat has been slinging since 1951. Pink’s, on La Brea and Melrose since 1939, is now practically a regular set piece on TV shows and movies set in LA for its addictive dogs and cheerful, familiar sign. Their ode to the chilidog is a love letter to its loyal patrons written with all-beef franks slathered in chili, mustard, and onions.
Elsewhere in the city, more progressive—even avant-garde—culinary sensibilities shape the future of the humble hot dog. At Let’s Be Frank, nitrate- and hormone-free dogs are made fresh from grass-fed beef and layered with toppings and veggies sourced from local farms. At The Stand, diners can customize their low-fat turkey dogs or chicken-apple sausage with quintessentially Californian toppings including avocado and corn salsa. At Vicious Dogs, the whimsical 8-bit-inspired art of cook Stacey Hughes colors the walls. The eatery’s Thanksgiving turkey dogs arrive smothered in all the trimmings—stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Adventurous patrons can even go off the menu and try their hand at topping Stacey by building their own creations, including Latin-inspired, deep-fried doggie flautas.
If the film industry resides in Hollywood, the greater city of Los Angeles is its backyard. Filmmakers have taken to exploring this backyard in their movies, and local residents have come to accept that a routine trip to the deli can quickly turn into a cameo in the latest blockbuster. Though tourists have taken to camping outside celebrities’ homes for a glimpse of fame, there’s a less invasive—and far tastier—method of stargazing. Here, we follow the cameras to seven restaurants made famous by their appearances in film.
If you’re flying in to LAX, your first stop should be Randy’s Donuts on West Manchester Avenue. No, Randy’s was not named after Randy Newman. It was, however, briefly featured in the music video for the singer’s 1983 paean to his native city, “I Love L.A.”. When the giant donut that sits atop the shop isn’t appearing in action films such as 2012 and Iron Man 2, it acts as a beacon, enticing pilots to visit during long layovers at the nearby airport.
Next, take a drive over to Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax District. Though countless celebrities have feasted on Canter’s pastrami sandwiches since 1931, Walter Matthau bears the rare distinction of doing so on camera in Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). Current owner Marc Canter recently penned a book about Guns N’ Roses, whose frequent visits to his deli evince the band’s appetites for things other than destruction.
If pastrami and hair metal don’t satisfy your taste for decadence, head to the lavishly appointed Cicada Restaurant downtown. In a memorable scene from Pretty Woman (1990), Julia Roberts flings a snail across the restaurant’s art deco-inspired dining room. Her costar, Richard Gere, would return to the restaurant just a few years later in Final Analysis (1992). Perhaps he was drawn back by the mallechort elevator doors or gold-leafed ceiling—traces left over from the restaurant’s former life as a 1920s haberdashery.
Cicada’s transformation seems minor compared to that of J & J Sandwich Shop. The 6th Street delicatessen was stripped of its walk-up sandwich counter and injected with a dose of 1950s noir for L.A. Confidential (1997). Recast as the Nite Owl Coffee Shop, J & J became the scene of a multiple homicide and ground zero for the movie’s pulpy action.
Hop on the 101 freeway and exit at Franklin for a post-lunch coffee or milkshake at the appropriately named 101 Coffee Shop. Restaurateur Warner Ebbink carefully designed the shop’s interior—complete with swiveling counter chairs and plush leather booths—to mimic the funky diners of the 1960s. According to the New York Times, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn frequented the diner back when it was called the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop. They repaid the hospitality by immortalizing the shop in their hit comedy Swingers (1996).
Get back on the 101 and take it out to the San Fernando Valley for the last stop of our tour, which brings us to a nondescript strip mall in Granada Hills. This is the site of Vincenzo’s Pizza, which the filmmakers behind the neo-noir Drive converted into Ron Perlman’s latest criminal lair. Though one of the film’s most violent scenes takes place inside the renamed Nino’s Pizzeria, it’s worth risking your life for a slice of Vincenzo’s New York–style pepperoni.