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Twenty Eight is short for Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge which recently grand opened on December 28, 2014. Irvine is lucky to have a new modern Chinese restaurant by celebrity chef Shirley Chung who calls her culinary style as ‘cooking without borders’. Why the name Twenty Eight? It holds a special meaning for both partners, […]

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  • Mary - January 19, 2015 - 11:45 am

    Everything looks so delicious. Thanks for giving me the restaurant for my next date night!ReplyCancel

    • wendy - January 19, 2015 - 5:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how you like it. :)ReplyCancel

  • MrsMuffintop - January 19, 2015 - 5:42 pm

    My mouth is watering! The walnut lace prawns look unbelievable!
    I will definitely try this restaurant next time I’m in Irvine…

    Thank you for sharing the meaning of the name. I didn’t know the significance of the numbers!ReplyCancel

    • wendy - January 19, 2015 - 5:53 pm

      They also have DAILY SOCIAL HOUR from 3-7 PM and all-day Sunday. Let me know when you visit and what your favorite(s) is/are. :)ReplyCancel

I discovered Eureka! And Eureka! discovered American Craft! Representing America’s finest food by using “fresh ingredients, artisan recipes, craft beer, classic cocktails and rock n’ roll”. As General Manager, Jason, and Senior Training Manager, Todd, explained to me, everything Eureka serves is American made or grown. It feels really good knowing that I am supporting […]

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  • Ann - January 12, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    I’ll take one souffle & a plate of those riblets, please!ReplyCancel

    • wendy - January 12, 2015 - 12:45 pm

      That’s a meal combo fit for a queen, Ann! Happy Monday!ReplyCancel

I love the holiday season! The beautiful decorations, joyous music, family gathering and PRESENTS! I hope you got lots of presents from Santa this year. In 2 more days, we’ll be ringing in 2015. Are you excited? Allen and I had a great 2014. We met so many wonderful people, many of them became friends […]

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  • Christine - December 30, 2014 - 10:04 am

    I really can’t wait to try this restaurant! Can’t make it on NYE, but its near top of my list of new places to try! YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Randi - December 30, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Beautiful photos! Happy New Year to you and Allen :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - December 30, 2014 - 11:05 am

    The food looks amazing & the restaurant decor is nice! If I lived closer, I’d definitely try it.ReplyCancel

  • Melodi Steinberg - December 30, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Reyes - December 30, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Wow! As usual your photos amaze me!! I hope to have a chance to meet up with you for a meal in 2015! Cheers!ReplyCancel

They say time flies when you are having fun. Tamarind of London surely has been enjoying its success since it opened its door in November 2011 earning high praises from patrons all over Los Angeles and Orange County but also critics and medias. Los Angeles Times columnist and restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold, wrote “Tamarind may […]

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  • Carissa Pelletier - November 21, 2014 - 9:06 am

    I haven’t tried Pulmuone products, but from what I see they are local to this area? How neat!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - November 21, 2014 - 9:11 am

    So looking forward to trying the eggplant dish!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - November 21, 2014 - 9:22 am

    I have never tried any Pulmuone products.
    Everything looks amazing. I will need to try this restaurant for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Trina - November 21, 2014 - 9:44 am

    I’m excited to try out the Achari Baingan because I have a newfound love for eggplant!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth P. - November 21, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Nope not yet but I would love to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer N - November 21, 2014 - 10:49 am

    The lamb curry, classic Rogan Josh looks so deliciously marinated. The lamb must be so tender. Drooling just thinking about it.ReplyCancel

  • Justine Burgess - November 21, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    I’d like to try the buttered chicken! Never been there, but it looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • SARAH CHANEY - November 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm

    I have not been there yet but those pictures are making me drool! I would love to try the Rogan Josh!ReplyCancel

  • marcie - November 22, 2014 - 6:42 am

    You had me at Indian food????ReplyCancel

  • Dung tran - November 22, 2014 - 9:19 am

    I want to try the butter chicken!! Never had it and it sounds so good!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - November 22, 2014 - 10:22 am

    No I have not been yet, but it all looks amazing! Would love to try it!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ruby @ Ruby Red Apron - November 23, 2014 - 10:58 am

    I’ve never been to Tamarind but I just know I’d love all the food. I already love naan and curry and I’d definitely be interested in trying the Achari Baingan. I love eggplant. :)ReplyCancel

  • Randi - November 24, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    I am excited to try it all! I have wanted to check this place out forever!ReplyCancel

  • Diane @ Vintage Zest - November 24, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    I have been to Tamarind of London once, and we loved everything! I was told to get the Thali next time, so I am looking forward to trying it. :)ReplyCancel

  • John Olsen - November 25, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    I still haven’t made it here. Need to put it on my list.ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Miller - November 27, 2014 - 8:24 am

    I can’t wait to try this place. Looks amazing!ReplyCancel

Please don’t call them fries. They are FRITES! The frites recipe is a result of more than two months of traveling throughout France this past spring, where the Mimi’s Cafe culinary team sampled authentic French frites and talked with local chefs in brasseries, bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, Brittany and Normandy. It was in […]

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