At Eureka!, the chefs in the kitchen follow the popular farm-to-table, handmade ingredient trend, but don't tell the chefs that because it seems as if they have followed it for years. They serve delectable appetizers while the taco and burger bars come equipped with a variety of choices. As an accompaniment, the Panko Dipped Onion Rings, Pacific Coleslaw and Handcut Kennebec Fries are clever, innovative twists on timeless classics. Needless to say, each one should be ordered for the table. Additionally, a full panoply of drinks and cocktails are available, from local craft beers to vibrant cocktails, there is something for every taste.
When most hear about Northern Indian cuisine, the taste of the Tandoor oven comes to mind. And when the name of a restaurant mentions Bombay, you know the clay oven reigns supreme. From quail to lobster and everything in-between, Ontario diners consider these Tandoori specialties to be some of the best in town. However, vegetarians should not worry since most of the items on the menu still respect the Hindu doctrine of Ahimsa, or non-violence to animals for those who don't eat meat. In fact, the menu has a special section for followers of Jainism which follows strict vegetarian principles. Overall, one of the best places to find authentic Northern specialties that will please everyone in your party.
Located in the secluded suburb of Chino Hills, this pub offers American comfort food and stellar drinks in a convivial atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Chino Hills Pub is more than just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant where the whole family can gather. Craft beers and superb cocktails are behind the bar while the kitchen serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, signature dishes as well as a kid's menu. Sunday brunch is from 9a to 1p and it features bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Continue your dreamy vacation at Downtown Disney with a visit to Catal. Fine Mediterranean cuisine served here has hints from France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Get into the groove with paella a la Valencia, duck leg confit and spinach tortellini. The bar serves innovative, themed drinks, tapas, sandwiches and salads. And if you feel like it, you can request a table outdoors. The management announces events seasonally.
Peter's Gourmade Grill, right on the edge of Tustin, from its opening quickly became a hot spot for delicious gourmet burgers and sandwiches. If you ask anyone what to order at Peter's the answer will be quick: the signature ABC (avocado, bacon and cheddar) Burger. But the menu doesn't stop there, with all kinds of behemoth burger and sandwich combinations like The Rammer, grilled pastrami on top of a burger patty with grilled onions and all the fixings, or the basil chicken sandwich. Aside from things between bread, there are some appetizer, salad and main dish options too, some classic American and some with a Mediterranean or Mexican twist. The grill is in an old gas station so enjoy the unique surroundings as you dig into your meal.
Perched on the beautiful hilltop inside the uber cool Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill offers you panoramic views of the golf greens and the wide blue Pacific ocean. A delicious farm to table menu highlighting the wood fire stove with specialties like wood-roasted chicken, New York steak and fries, salmon served with shiitake-ginger vinaigrette, and the scallop and shrimp duo. Or try the gourmet pizzas and the signature spicy tortilla soup with shredded chicken, cotija cheese and avocado puree. All these wonderful creations you can see being made in their open kitchen or just head to their chic lounge and catch the game on two huge screens. Pelican also offers an outstanding alfresco dining on their heated terrace with an ocean-view. Unwind with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list and groove to the live band music every Thursday through Saturday.
PokiNometry specializes in Poke, a fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaii. Here, you can create your own Poke bowl by choosing from eight seafood varieties, fifteen toppings and seven base ingredients. The fish varieties include salmon, octopus, scallops, albacore, yellowtail and shrimp. The Poke bowls also feature ingredients like wasabi, seaweed, avocados, sliced crab and brown rice. You can even control the spice level of the salad, with options ranging from "no spice" to Dynomite Sauce. Diners can also select from a range of sushi rolls from the menu. The best part of PokiNometry is the low pricing of all the dishes.
Located in the historic heart of Anaheim, Healthy Junk is exactly what its name implies, a place to eat with well-being in mind, but gluttony in your heart. For example, the egg salad sandwich uses crumbled tofu to emulate the eggs, and the result is impressive. As with most vegetarian restaurants, faux meats like Tempeh, Saitan, Tofu et.al., replace the traditional ones, however the veggie burgers like the Anaheim Chili or Portabello are superb. Plus, not only do they taste good, they aren't packed with artery clogging cholesterol. Additionally, the kitchen has other options which include salads, snacks, sweets and a Tex-Mex menu.
Pour Vida is a play on words that roughly translates to 'forever' in Spanish and once you try some of the dishes here, you will probably remember why its named that way. Chef Jimmy fuses Puerto Rican and Mexican flavors, just as he learned throughout his heritage. The tacos like the Pineapple Skirt Steak or Mango Pork meld Caribbean freshness with the rustic flavors of inland Mexico, and both tacos just melt in your mouth. The seafood and veggie tacos are just as impressive; try the Tempura Oyster or Heirloom Tomato & Burrata, they are definitely something you don't see at your run-of-the-mill taqueria. Moreover, the drink menu features juices from their annex shop as well as local, craft beer.
Orange Tei is located inside the popular Anaheim Packing District, where guests have their choice of food at an innumerable amount of restaurants. At Orange Tei, the menu is filled with ramen and sushi choices, from Udon and Soba noodles to Philly and soft-shell crab rolls. The ramen is excellent and the beers are always cold, of course most of them are from Japan.
ADYA, located in Anaheim's Meat-packing district, serves up a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes. Bright and casual, the outdoor patio is a great place for a relaxed evening out with family or friends. The menu offers a diverse choice of options from snacks to mains like spicy bhel puri, lamb seekh kebab, chicken tikka roll, dal makhni and curries. Thalis or set meals are available with an additional USD4 with a main for a filling, complete meal. Wash it all down with a choice of sweet or savory Indian beverages like a mango-mint lassi or a chilled glass of wine or beer. For more details, visit the website.
At the Anaheim Packing District, there is no shortage of superb places to visit when you're hungry. Whether you are here for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, a stop at Pandor is more than just a search for amazing baked goods. Have a look at the Quiche menu and you'll be hard pressed to choose between the Lorraine made with leeks, bacon and cheese or the Florentine made with Parmesan, spinach and shallots. The sandwiches and panini are packed with healthy, organic ingredients and the selections vary from ones made with Merguez lamb to a Cuban made with turkey. Crepes and salads round out the menu and if you can't make it here, the boulangerie has two other locations, one in Newport Beach and the other in Long Beach.