Anyone got recs for the area aside from heritage. Headed down for a couple a days in a week or so.
Mayfield is pretty darn good. Or was a year ago or so
Definitely Kawamata, make sure you get it with Hawaiian seaweed (extra if you can).
Riders Club Cafe has a pretty damn hood burger. I don’t think you want more meat though after Heritage.
Heard nothing but good things with Ramen Shack and Heritage.
Break A Dawn if the chef is still doing breakfast and brunch in that area but I heard he might be moving up to Orange.
It’s the land of chains in south oc but there are some gems.
Check out FKN Bread for baked goods.
Break of Dawn has closed in Laguna Hills. Their info says re-opening in Orange.
Ohhh definitely booking mayfield.
Anyone heard anything about Bottega Angelina, eater seems to like them but the ppl reviews seem quite mixed.
Mayfield is great, same chef/owner as Mh Zh that was in silverlake
Didn’t know mh zh closed really enjoyed my meal there years ago.
This is huge news to me! Loved Mh Zh
Laguna and San Clemente Brussels Bistro is pretty solid if you stick to the Belgian dishes.
Dana Point-if you want to have an experience, Turks at Dana pt harbor. Its a trip. Fish and chips are good. Burger was good last time I was there as well. Its mostly a bar, but a bar like you don’t see around anymore. Waitresses are grumpy and can be slow but its fun to people watch with a beer.
-Dana Kai, sushi and they do some unusual preparations and its expensive but as I recall the fish was great quality. Havent been since covid so, old info.
-Parallel Pizza, its their own style but the stinger is fun and different.
-theres a Pizza Port if you like their beer
I love pizza port! Thanks for the recs, will have to check them out!
The beer is great as always at Pizza Port, but definitely wouldn’t go in with high expectations for the food–good for a few appetizers maybe, but we were pretty underwhelmed.
Vine restaurant is in the same block as Pizza Port. Whole other thing and very good.
think i remember theyre redeveloping the shopping center into housing. otherwise break of dawn was still busy as ever when i went there.
The area of the shopping center immediately adjacent to where Break of Dawn was is now a multi unit residential property with retail on the ground floor of the side facing the center. The space where B of D was is still there.
FWIW - We do take out from Ma’s House, a halal Chinese place, in the space next door and there was another name on the BoD space a few weeks ago. It said Balvina’s Kitchen. It appears to be a Mexican place but we haven’t tried it yet. Looks pretty pricey but hopefully it’s worth it.
The OC Register had an article about it: https://www.ocregister.com/2022/01/16/how-balvinas-mexican-kitchen-keeps-delicious-traditions-alive
Article says it is run by a former Break of Dawn manager.
Paywall but thanks.