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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Nacho Nachos and Churros at Angels Stadium

Here is our first guest review by Blake K. He is covering some of the Mexican food options at Angels Stadium:

June 12th, 2015

Nacho Mama (chicken) at Angels Stadium

For this review, you could say I'm in enemy territory, given that I'm a Dodgers fan, but I can't say no to free tickets. The hospitality service Legends recently took charge of the "Big A" and has revamped its food selections. For starters, they have made the popular nachos more available throughout the stadium. The nachos stand is known as Nacho Nachos. Since there are several around the park, it keeps the lines down. The service was quick.

Steak and chicken are the protein options for the nachos and for my first choice I chose chicken. The chips are the standard, round Tostitos chips you'd see at any stadium. The same goes for the cheese. It's the warm, delicious, guilty pleasure goop we all love. The Nacho Mama size is the medium portion size for nachos. There is a small size, which only comes with chips and cheese, and there is a bigger size called Nacho Daddy, which has the same ingredients as the Nacho Mama, but comes in an Angels helmet. The toppings include pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapeƱos, and guacamole. I found all of them to be fresh, including the chicken. There was plenty of cheese to cover every chip, which made them messy, but they give you a couple forks with your order and I'd take “messy” over “not enough” any day. I wouldn't suggest going about eating these with your hands. The chicken was hot, tender, and flavorful. I tasted some peppers and onion in its seasoning. I didn't run into any dry pieces of any bits that were too tough or full of fat. The portion size is definitely big enough for one hungry person.

3/5 Bumblebee Men:


I had some room for dessert, so in keeping with the Mexican theme I chose churros… with a twist. I’ve heard about the infamous Oreo churros before, but have never been able to find them. I know they’re at Disneyland (I’m not sure if these are the same), and some movie theaters. I picked these up at a stand called The Coop, which sells chicken tenders. They look like your standard churro, but dark brown instead of tan. Before I ordered these, I assumed that the Oreo filling would be inside of the churro, however, the filling (which is really more like icing) is on the side. Unfortunately, they were incredibly dry and crunchy. The Oreo dip was almost frozen, which made it a challenge to get out of the tub. I would prefer if the dip were warm, given that the churros are warm. The churros definitely tasted like chocolate, but the dip was more like vanilla icing instead of the Oreo cream with which we are all familiar. I don’t know if I just had a bad batch, or one that had been sitting out too long, but I’m not sure I’d give these another try.

1/5 Bumblebee Men:


June 16th, 2015

Nacho Mama (steak) at Angels Stadium

Just a few days later and I’m back again at the ballpark. I was craving the nachos again, but I went for the steak option this time. Like the first time, the service was fast and pleasant. As I returned to my seat, I realized my nachos were missing guacamole and sour cream. I’m not sure if they were out, or forgot to add them to my nachos, but the game had already started and I was starving, so I ate them as they were. As I said in the previous review, the toppings were fresh, and the quality was consistent here. There was plenty to go around (minus the guacamole and sour cream, of course). and steak was tender, but I felt that the chicken had more flavor.

3/5 Bumblebee Men:

Thursday, July 09, 2015

El Camino Cafe

El Camino Cafe
195 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780-3601
(714) 573-5898

Listing at Zomato

Listing at Post-Gazette

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10. I have very little time to write right now but I am looking forward to getting back to El Camino Cafe some more.)


Exterior

Mexican Art

Man & Burro

Man w/ Besos

Menu Board

Tamale Plate

Chilaquiles "Hector" Verde

Flan

Christmas Decorations

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Salsa from 213 Foods

Photo

I had some salsa dropped off for me recently from 213 Foods based in Yorba Linda. I tried a little bit of this excellent stuff and was going to try more the next day but my roommates got to it and ate up most of each of the three jars, then cleaned out the bottles and blended the remainder together. If you want salsa this good look for it at the following markets:

Available at:

  • Haggen
  • Pacific Ranch Market
  • Toms Farms
  • The Butchery
  • Nutrishop
  • 4th St Market Place
  • Vons (coming soon to a few locations)
  • Albertsons (coming soon to a few locations)

The owner of the company, Robert Lawton, told me:

We've shipped to 3 continents including all over the US. Grandma Jo (Josephina) was my grandmother; her picture on the label is an artist's rendering. There is a rumor out there it took us 213 attempts to get our recipe perfected, but our DBA for 213 Foods is actually "Two Thirteen Foods" which is for my birthday, February 13th.
All Mixed Together

Monday, June 22, 2015

Molcasalsa

Molcasalsa
2340 W Whittier Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 691-7997

Listing at Menu Pix

Listing at Taste Opinion

No known official website.

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


View from Street

Exterior

Signage

Chile Relleno, Tamale and Tostada

Lollipops

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Urban Cactus

Urban Cactus
3070 W. Chapman Ave., Suite C
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 978-3000

Listing at Foodspotting

Review at Stick a Fork In It

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


Exterior

Menu

Grilled Chicken Salad

Bison Picadillo Plate

Plants

Mexi-Cola and Hibiscus-Coconut Gelatin

Taco Trio

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The following photos are from Johnny Automatic:

Bison Picadillo Burrito

Chips and Salsa

Skinny Carnitas Burrito

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pete's Mexican Food

Pete's Mexican Food
213 5th Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-8797

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Listing at Dineries

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


Exterior

Menu Board

Tostadas and Salsa

Huevos Rancheros

Painting

Chile Relleno & Enchilada

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mariscos Perlas Del Mar

Mariscos Perlas Del Mar
12158 Brookhurst St.
Garden Grove, California
(714) 530-3555

Listing at Superpages

Listing at Beach California

Facebook Presence

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Here are some photos from Johnny Automatic's recent visit to Mariscos Perlas Del Mar in Garden Grove:


Camerones al Mojo de Ajo (Garlic Shrimp) @ Mariscos Perlas Del Mar
Enchiladas De Camarones @ Mariscos Perlas Del Mar
Chips and Salsa @ Mariscos Perlas Del Mar

And here is a collection of photos from Mariscos Perlas Del Mar at Foodspotting: