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Thanksgiving afternoon brunch in OC

Taps in Brea had a nice T-day buffet last year. Carved turkey, all the sides, and lots of other goodies. Not quite like home-cooked, but our dining room was under repair. :)

Oct 15, 2012
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area

Early Bird - Fullerton

We had quite a different experience a little later on Sunday. We arrived about 11:15 and were told it would be a 20 minute wait. We were ok with that, and it was actually less than 15 minutes, I think. We were offered coffee while we were waiting, and it was brought promptly. The coffee was quite good. We were seated on the east side next to the large bare windows facing the parking lot, and I was glad it was late morning by then because it was a little warm. Our server said that they were aware of this and would be getting window coverings.

I ordered the omelet with turkey, artichokes, caramelized onions, mushrooms and spinach, and opted for the skillet potatoes and rye toast. My husband ordered the Frank Floyd Benedict - like eggs benedict with a portabello mushroom. Then we waited. We waited a loooong time. After about 20 minutes, I noticed that no one around us had food. Finally, the table next to us got served. They had some problem with their order but I didn't hear the details. About 25 minutes after we ordered, the waitress brought us a comped dish of Greek yogurt, granola and fruit, with an apology for the delay. That dish was great.

A few minutes after that, our order finally came. My husband loved his - it did look good, with eggs poached perfectly. Mine was a disappointment. The omelet looked strange, rolled up like a burrito. There was very little inside, and what was there was chopped into little tiny pieces. It tasted like it had been sitting a while. The potatoes were mushy but tasty. The best thing on the plate was the broiled tomato.

The service was excellent, however. I realize they have been open only a week, so I am willing to give it another try in a few weeks.

Jul 23, 2012
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area

Dinner for 30 - Orange

How about Mr. Stox in Anaheim? I had my rehearsal dinner there 29 years ago. :)

Jul 12, 2012
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find Graber Olives?

I love Graber olives! I used to work in Ontario so it was easy to run by there and get them. Sometimes I would receive gift packs of them from my local customers for Christmas. Those were the days!

Recently, I've bought them at my local Albertson's in Fullerton. I used to find them for sale on the checkout counter at the hardware store. :)

Jan 04, 2012
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area

Place for New Year's Eve with family in OC?

Fullerton has First Night, with lots of kid activities. It's from 7 to midnight, with fireworks at midnight.

Dec 21, 2011
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area


We like the Seafood Grill across from the train station. Fresh fish, grilled, or in fish tacos. Avoid the fried stuff - oysters, etc. Also, in the same little center is Kentro, a new Greek place that is very good.

For Mexican, try El Camino Real, on Euclid, south of Chapman, in the Stater Bros center.

El Camino Real, 303 S Euclid Avenue, Fullerton

Seafood Grill, 100 S Harbor Blvd, Suite D, Fullerton

Kentro, 100 S Harbor Blvd, Suite A, Fullerton

Camino Real Restaurant
13756 Amar Rd, La Puente, CA 91746

Seafood Grill
100 S Harbor Blvd Ste D, Fullerton, CA 92832

Oct 24, 2011
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area

Laguna Beach recommendation

fyi - I just read that Sorrento Grille is closing at the end of August.

Sorrento Grille
370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Jul 11, 2011
YvonneC in Los Angeles Area

Good Eats in Anchorage, AK?

You must try Jen's Restaurant in Anchorage. I would call it upscale/casual - fresh fish, etc. Doesn't look like much on the outside - in a strip mall. The inside is quite charming, the food was great, and you absolutely have to have the special dessert which is a Danish berry pudding. To die for!