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Adventure: Bear Flag Fish Co. (Newport Beach, CA)

It’s lunchtime, we’re hungry, and we had a hankering for tacos (the stock picture above is from a nighttime shot on their website, too cool to pass up though). Our friend and contributing writer Mitch suggested we hit up the Bear Flag Fish Co. for what he claimed was “The best fish tacos in Orange County!”  For a county bordering the sea and also blanketed with high quality mexican food, that claim needed to be tested. The location boasts a quality selection of fresh seafood and a modern ambiance. Hidden off 31st street in Newport Beach, we decided to give this place a true test drive:

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Adventure: Kogi BBQ Truck

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We’ve been reporting about Kogi for awhile now, but the truth remained that nobody in our direct crew had ever tried it personally. The social media savvy Korean BBQ + Taco Truck fusion mobile has become a southern California independent calling card. For me, there’s absolutely no food that warrants a wait longer than an hour and this factors into the reason why I have yet to try it. Earlier this morning though, Taylor shot me a text letting me know the truck was going to be in our backyard in the Orange/Santa Ana area, only for two hours. We decided to nut up and give it a shot, here’s what went down.

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Hollywood Afternoon in Anaheim

The weather was gloomy once again in the hometown of Anaheim, CA. Had lunch with our perpetually Hollywood editors Richard and Taylor over at Taco Bell. I had to make sure both of them tried the new Volcano Box in its entirety.

Taylor, a.k.a “My middle name is spicy” a.k.a. “I’ll eat jalapenos like cherries” a.k.a. “my friend’s friend planted the original jalapeno in the 17th century” was quick to eat his words after putting down the taco and about half of the Burrito. Poor guy had to resort to a refill on his extra-large drink.

Following our stint at the Bell, Richard and Taylor suggested we round out the lunch hour by heading over to Disneyland. Being the celebrities they are, the two decided to enter the park, ride one roller coaster, and leave. Talk about being Hollywood.

You should have seen the above two kids swapping saliva. I remember my high school days, always wondering where to go to have relations with my female friends. Apparently, the long lines at Disneyland should have been my first option.

Thanks for the quick trip Richard!

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Terminator Salvation: The Ride

This is the scene I was treated to before my morning commute. I stumbled out of my car at the gas station, groggy, waiting for my dose of coffee to kick in that I injected just 20 minutes prior. There it was, not only were thoughts of Carl’s Jr. breakfast seeping into my system, but a billboard informing me that come time for my birthday at the end of this month, Six Flags will be unveiling a new wooden behemoth of a roller coaster which combines state-of-the-art technology with the classic aesthetic of a wooden roller coaster. Case of the Wednesday mornings? Not anymore! In the words of my illustrious friend Gaylor, “You’re Pumped!”

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Wholesome Choice: Irvine

If you’ve been reading our publication for a decent amount of time, you might have stumbled across us some of our adventures where we headed to Wholesome Choice in Irvine, CA. Everytime is better than the last, and the reason we keep writing about it and bringing it up is because we get something different every time we go. This time around, we were asked to stop taking pictures while inside their establishment. Intrigued? Of course we kept taking pictures, find out more after the jump:

 

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Roscoe's House of Chicken n' Waffles

In the mid 1970s Herb Hudson and his friend Roscoe moved from New York to Hollywood to open one of Los Angeles’ staple restaurants. On October 31st, 2008, a few of us here at Foodbeast decided to embark out of the Orange County bubble and spend halloween night with a few choice musical artists at the Paladium courtesy of the awesome people at PacSun. Following the festivities, it seemed only proper to stumble a few blocks down past all the amazingly dressed Halloweeners littering the streets and get our fried-chicken-and-waffle-fix on. Join us as we tamper with euphoria:

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Hong Kong Express

I definitely loves me some St. College. Anyone from Orange County, particularly the area I grew up in around Anaheim/Fullerton/Brea knows that St. College is one of the backbone streets in our neighborhood. It’s littered with banks, shopping centers, and lies…lies…lies! As you can see above, that is a neon sign hanging in the window of “Hong Kong Express”. While nothing inside (besides drinks) was actually priced at a dollar, there was a time, as a child, I remember my mother taking me to this very establishment and we ordered meals for everyone and we indeed only paid 1 dollar a plate. I guess times have changed, but one thing has truly stayed consistent…and that is the amazingness of this place. We’ve got adventure and plenty pictures galore, so read on!

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Little Caesars Pizza

In Anaheim, when we’re thinking cheap, tasty and quick, you can rest assured we’re thinking of Little Caesars! Without calling in an order, we walk into our local Little Caesar’s on State College, slap down 5 dollars for pizza, and another dollar for a bag of breadsticks, and our lunch is set! Join us as we get our pizza glory on: