Category: Orange County

Episode 12 GuacAmigos

GuacAmigos is the brainchild of restaurant magnates Nicole & Michael Kelly in partnership with the legendary skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk.

GuacAmigos feature an amazing waterside location with rustic decor accented with memorabilia from Tony and his friends including surfer Kelly Slater.

The restaurant features a few really unique items you have to check out including the Lobster Taco – its a $28 all crab claw meat delight wrapped in a tortilla.

Is there any Caviar here? Why yes there is a Caviar Taco (what?) that is a $60 delicacy.

Also the table side guacamole allows your server to prepare in front of you according to your desired ingredients a customized condiment according with whatever spice, ingredients and consistently you desire. So basically a dinner and show experience.

For the grand opening Tony Hawk and friends setup a full on skateboard demonstration in the parking lot.


Episode 10 Descanso Modern Taqueria

Descanso is a modern taqueria in that we celebrate authentic Mexican flavors and recipes executed on a traditional plancha and prepared at your table. Imagine a Japanese cooking table only making killer tacos. Descanso also makes a mean margarita and other fine craft cocktails.

Choose from the PLANCHA, TACO BAR or STANDARD Dining options.


Episode 7 Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

We are hosted by chef Rich Mead at his restaurant Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens.

Farmhouse is set in the middle of a seven acre nursery in the middle of Corona Del Mar.

With super local vegetables, fish and meats bought weekly from the farmers market and small single source providers, the food here is something to love.

The bar is equally fresh.


Episode 6 Tabu Shabu

On Episode 6 of the Best Coast OC, we visit Tabu Shabu in Costa Mesa California.


We meet a familiar friend Jeff “The Chon” Chon owner of Tabu Shabu.

This is a traditional Japanese hot pot restaurant.

Check out the Godzilla Challenge, Cookie Monster Kimono art work and the special dish made at the end of your meal


Episode 5 Fig & Olive

I hate lamb generally and … at Fig & Olive …it is AMAZING AF. It’s not only amazing to eat, but the presentation is amazing, and it smells of smokey greatness.

This is restaurant in Newport Beach, California has beautiful decor, great food and cocktails, terrific staff.