The few days leading up to Memorial Day weekend and the weekend itself have been rambunctious to say the least. Filled with gun scares, debauchery, eating, Sopranos and NBA Playoffs. By the way, if you frequent our site (thank you!) and you have yet to start following us on @twitter, try it out! The new website is coming soon, and when it comes time to implement it, we may experience some down time…and the best way for us to communicate is through Twitter. Anyways, for your enjoyment, here are some stories through the eye of my phone again:
When Reggie and I started Foodbeast way back when (measly couple months ago), we had a list of goals we wanted to achieve. Today, we scratch one off. The good folks over at Carl’s Jr. were nice enough to get us in to try out their new Big Country Breakfast Burrito. Of course, when they invite you, you can’t say no…so sure enough, here’s the rest of the journey:
Taqueria Zamora has a special place in my heart. For more than 2 years straight out of highschool, I worked as a super-intern of sorts at a fun production company in Santa Ana (what’s up MVT!). Morale was always high around lunchtime amidst my co-workers, but the highlight of our workweek was definitely something that the staff there now refers to as an official holiday: “Huaraches Friday”. For those unfamiliar, a Huarache has been described as a “mexican pizza”, a concoction of refried beans, your choice of meat, lettuce and cheese all atop a fried mat of corn masa that resembles an extremely fat sandle. Every friday at work, we would pull straws and someone drives out to Taqueria Zamora and picks up the goods. Today though, my friend Marc and I decided we would actually sit down, instead of ordering and picking up. What an awesome vibe:
I had the privilege of attending the Middle Eastern Food Festival at Holy Cross Church and the eats were to die for. Luckily I’ve been able to try a handful of Middle Eastern foods like shawarma, tabouli and falafel. The flavors are strong and with each item will seem to hit a new spot on your palate. At the festival, all the food was being made to order on site, so the freshness of all the yum-yums made the experience a great one. I just want to invent a mini shawarma rotisserie and keep it my trunk. Keep reading to see the pics!
This is a story of two disgruntled college students who just got done failing their respective finals. Those respective finals were reflective of 10 weeks of summer school that they just endured ,while their friends laid out on the beach getting sun cancer. With this mindset in place, you could surely imagine how liberated we felt upon leaving our classrooms in Irvine and traveling back to the northern, more personally favorable and realistic part of Orange County. We were ecstatic, so we decided to try out any eatery we could find…and low and behold, on our journey through Santa Ana, we stumbled upon the newly opened “Happy Buffet”. Join us on our journey: