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Restaurants

This California Restaurant Has Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

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No, you didn’t read the headline wrong. Yes, this restaurant does serve philly cheesesteaks egg rolls. Del Frisco’s Grille, recently held a soft opening in Irvine, Calif. this week. Located in the Irvine Spectrum (Orange County’s Tweenage Mecca), the new eatery is an extension of the Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.

The place doesn’t quite have that fine-dining feel. In fact, Del Frisco’s teeters on the edge of casual and dressy where one could eat comfortably in either a suit or shorts. Not sure what to make of it yet, but hey at least the food’s good. Also, there’s booze.

Though at the end of the day, do you really want to read some jerk’s opinion, or look at yummy photographs. Thought so.

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Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

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Made with beef and cheese, it has the consistency of a philly cheesesteak with the crunch of an egg roll. The egg rolls are served with a sweet & spicy chili sauce and honey mustard. Not mad about this at all. In fact, we’re surprised not many places have tried this union before. Solid combo. $13

Ahi Tacos

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Tuna tartare served with avocado and a spicy citrus mayo sauce. The tacos are served with crispy fried wonton taco shells. A pretty light entry to the appetizer menu compared to the cheesesteak egg rolls. Maybe that’s why there’s four. $17.50

Crabcake Benedict

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The crabcake benedict, poached eggs, toasted Focaccia, with a crab cake patty that’s pretty generous on the crab. Served with a cajun lobster sauce and garnished with a pair of asparagus spears. Savory and sweet in all the right places, it’s definitely a spin on the popular brunch item we’ve never seen before. Plus that yolk, though. Brunch item only. $17

Prime New York Strip

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A 16-oz New York strip that seasoned with a dope rub and grilled gingerly. I won’t say much more, but this photo will speak for itself. It’s served with potatoes or something, I forget just looking at this beast. $43

The Adult Milkshake

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What makes an adult milkshake, adult? No, it’s not the cherries made to look like bewbs. It’s the Nocello Walnut Liqueur, Creme de Cacao Chocolate Liqueur and vanilla ice cream. Yum. N/A

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Restaurants

Slater’s Debuts Bulgogi BBQ Beef Burger Drenched in Korean BBQ Sauce

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Take a second, sit back and take a real good luck at the picture above. Let your eyes feast on every individual ingredient you see and finally the burger as a whole. Now, tell me you’re not hungry. You can’t. It’s impossible to not be salivating at the mouth right now.

Slater’s 50/50 is serving up the Bulgogi BBQ Beef Burger as their October Burger of the Month. This indulgent behemoth is made of all-natural beef, red pepper flake cucumber kimchi, sautéed mushrooms, crispy wonton slivers and topped with beef Bulgogi and drenched in Korean BBQ sauce on a brioche bun.

Now I’m probably in the minority when I say this, but I’m getting a little tired of the Ramen Burger (almost but not completely). This is a welcome change and most definitely something I’d love to sink my teeth into.

The burger is available through the month of October for $11.95.

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Adventures

Chorizo Wontons and More Deep-Fried Goodies at Cha Café [ADVENTURE]

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So I was craving tacos like nobody’s business the other day and was recommended to this place in El Monte, Calif. named Cha Café. Since I hadn’t gone on a food porn adventure in a while, I felt like this was the perfect place to jump back in. Cha has been through many changes since it opened in 2009. It started as a Vietnamese coffee house, then moved on to a Tapas restaurant, then a Fusion restaurant and finally found its place serving California comfort food. This hole-in-the-wall establishment was a nice and relaxing surprise in the heart of my former hometown of El Monte.

Taco Tuesday

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Let me start off by saying bravo. Although they have daily specials on different menu items every day of the week, Tuesday is always Taco Tuesday. Cha serves delightful fusion tacos at $2 for two and come in kalbi beef, chicken and pork. I love fusion tacos, and this place really hit the spot in terms of flavor, heat and portions. I was a happy man.

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My definite favorite of the three had to be the kalbi beef. I almost didn’t want to take a bite and ruin the beautiful sight before me. Of course, I quickly squashed that idea the moment the wondrous aroma hit my nose.

Ninja Fries

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I know why they call them Ninja Fries. It’s because they’ve made their way into my stomach, undetected, in a matter of minutes. The Ninja Fries are one of the more well-known menu items at Cha and very much beloved in my own heart after my trip. Served with their special Cha sauce, the fries are made from Kabocha, a Japanese pumpkin packed with vitamin C, iron and fiber. Thankfully, their deliciousness tells you none of that.

Probably because they were deep-fried.

Chorizo Wontons

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This is the one menu item I was most excited for when I first heard about Cha. Chorizo is probably one of my favorite types of meats, and the idea of throwing it in a deep-fried wonton? Well, I just had to try it. Cha, from what I heard, has been known to run out of their Chorizo Wontons from time-to-time. But I was willing to take a chance and see if this was worth all the buzz.

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A definite: Yes.

Served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, these deep-fried packets of heaven were music to my ears and poetry for my soul. It was definitely worth the fatty deposits to my heart.

Cha Café is worth looking up if you’re ever in the El Monte area and craving some good comfort foods. Plus, on a hot day you can order their especially refreshing sweet tea mojitos. Make sure to take advantage of their daily specials though, so you can definitely get more bang for your buck.

 

Cha Café
10308 Lower Azusa Road
El Monte, CA 91731

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Cravings

Wonton Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese. It’s gooey, delicious, and easy to make. So a guy named Walter approaches our buddy Nick from DudeFoods with an idea: Grilled Cheese with Wontons. The idea basically utilizes the original concept of “the sandwich” replacing conventional use of bread with wonton wrappers. A simple, yet ingenious proposal.

According to Walter, At the right degree of done it turns into a stretchy cheese wonderment and after more frying it becomes more brittle. Choose which way you like it and enjoy!

The Wonton Grilled Cheese definitely sounds like something fun to play around with, and probably won’t be as heavy in the gut as using regular bread.

via: DudeFoods