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Monday, April 19, 2010

Disneys California Food and Wine Festival 2010

Time for Disneys California Food and Wine Festival again. From now until May 31st Disney's California Adventure theme park will be holding its popular Food and Wine Festival. Highlights include appearances from celebrity chefs such as Guy Fieri:


Each restaurant in the park will also feature a special item throughout the run of the festival such as the chile relleno at Cocina Cucamonga:



Here's some video footage from The Orange County Register:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Del Taco Santa Fe Chicken Taco


For Immediate Release

New Santa Fe Flavor Fires Up Del Taco's Popular Chicken Soft Taco

(Lake Forest, CA) April 14, 2010-- Long-time fans of Del Taco’s popular Chicken Soft Taco will want to try the new Santa Fe version of this menu favorite, which is available now.

The Santa Fe Chicken Soft Taco features Del Taco’s signature marinated grilled chicken, lettuce and cheddar cheese with a new roasted corn and black bean salsa and Santa Fe sauce with a kick that will inspire anyone looking for a change of pace.

The Santa Fe Chicken Soft Taco, priced at $1.49, is available at participating Del Taco restaurants for a limited time only.

“With the Santa Fe Chicken Soft Taco, we’ve fired up a menu favorite with a delicious fire-roasted corn and black bean salsa and sweet, smoky chipotle sauce with just the right amount of spice. This is just the kind of dialed-up flavor consumers seek out at Del Taco,” Cappasola said. “One won’t be enough for our fans, and this is precisely where our Santa Fe Chicken Soft Taco meal deal offers real value.”

The Santa Fe Chicken Soft Taco will be promoted via Del Taco’s multi-platform advertising campaign - The Del Taco Super Special Show. The latest episode of the show, which can be viewed at, focuses on the chain’s popular Chicken Soft Tacos, with prices starting at 99-cents. This new episode features new vignettes such as the Taco Diaries, Name that Stain and introduces the soda fountain bong that delivers every soda flavor at once. Del Taco’s Facebook fans can download a coupon on the “Free Chicken Soft Taco” tab at for a free regular Chicken Soft Taco with any purchase.

This is what it looked like in test markets:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

El Portal de Veracruz

El Portal de Veracruz
4530 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 538-1660

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Tortilla Jo's - Review #4

Tortilla Jo's Taqueria
@ Downtown Disney
1510 S Disneyland Dr, Bldg. A
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 535-5000

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The takeout window at Tortilla Jo's at Downtown Disney has recently undergone a complete remodel and menu overhaul. It is much more authentic than it used to be (although it wasn't entirely inauthentic before), in fact surprisingly more authentic than I ever imagined something on Disney's premises could be. They've got carnitas tacos:


Aguas frescas and Jarritos:




And more:


Burritos are made as you order them, Chipotle-style. Here my veggie burrito is getting made: