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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cinco De Mayo 2015

Fiesta like There’s No Mañana – CINCO DE MAYO at Mi Casa!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

For 44 years Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant has had the perfect recipe for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party: delicious Mexican food, ice cold fresh margaritas, music, and friendly staff all in a festive environment.  This year the celebration will last the entire day with Taco, Beer and Margarita specials throughout the entire restaurant from open – 10pm.  Grab your sombrero  and join Mi Casa for “Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana” - the most festive Cinco De Mayo celebration in Orange County!

Cinco De Mayo Specials (open – 10pm)
·        $4 Crispy Chicken & Beef
·        $5 Grilled Mahi
·         $3 XX Amber
·         $6 XX Amber w/ Dobel Tequila Shot
·         $4 House
·         $5 Cadillac
·         $6 Skinny
·         $7 Dobel Diamante

About Mi Casa
Mi Casa is a third generation family owned restaurant with 2 locations in Orange County; Costa Mesa and Rancho Santa Margarita.  In addition to serving the finest authentic home-style Sonoran Mexican food, Mi Casa offers an extensive tequila list along with hand crafted and muddled margarita menu.  Now serving over 50 tequilas, Mi Casa is the best Mexican Food – Tequila bar around. Inside you will find a mix of old and new with old world wood and brick combined with bright colors, and the perfect atmosphere that will keep you coming back again and again!

For more information visit the Mi Casa website at

Mi Casa Costa Mesa
296 E. 17th Street | Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-645-7626 |

Mi Casa RSM
22322 El Paseo | RSM, CA 92688
949-635-9538   |

2nd Annual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival
The HOTEST TICKET for Cinco de Mayo Saturday 5.2

Enjoy OC’s Largest Taco and Craft Beer Festival
while raising money for the Mental Health Association of OC

[Silverado, CA] – Back by popular demand, the award winning Brew Ha Ha Productions is proud to present their 2ndAnnual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival on Saturday, May 2nd from 12 pm – 4 pm.  This year the event will feature unlimited tastings from over 90 craft beer selections, 32+ gourmet tacos from 17 top chefs for only $3 each, live music from the OC Music Award Nominee, the Wheeland Brothers, and of course… Sabroso’s now famous Lucha Libre matches.  

Sabroso, which means “Tasty,” is the perfect event for friends to enjoy a classic combination of great craft beer, unbelievably good gourmet food and more FUN than you can imagine.  In addition to the tradition of having a respected panel of judges picking the top “Best in Show” awards for the tacos, this year Guests will be able to participate in the NEW “Peoples’ Choice” voting to select the crowd favorites.  This year’s distinguished panel of professional judges includes: Rich Manning, food writer for the well-known restaurant review site, Gayot and more, Jessica Rice, author of Beer and Baking,“Dr. Bill” Sysak, Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co.

In addition to the unprecedented gourmet taco offerings Sabroso will feature many one off and limited release beers such as Bottle Logic Brewing’s Tequila Barrel Aged, Mole Stout: Leche Borracho, Taps Fish House & Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels: Remy’s Pappy as well as some exciting cask ales from breweries like The Good Beer Company and Saint Archer.

A portion of the proceeds from Sabroso will benefit the Mental Health Association of OC.  This critical resource for OC is celebrating over 50 years of excellence in services.  It is dedicated to improving the quality of life of OC’s residents impacted by mental illness both directly and indirectly.  Over 92% of their funds go directly to serving over 16,000 OC residents each year. 

Festival tickets are $55 online in advance. If the event does not sell out, tickets will be available at the door for $65. Designated driver tickets are available with purchase of a regular festival ticket. Tickets for Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival are now on-sale at



Festivities to include Tequila Specials, Live Entertainment & More

Costa Mesa, California, April 7, 2015 – La Vida Cantina will be the place to be on Tuesday, May 5, with an all-day Cinco de Mayo celebration that will include specially priced margaritas, beer, tequila and tacos. Live guitar and vocals will add to the fun with Freddy Zuma from 4 to 7 pm, and Victor and Jose from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

La Vida Cantina will open early for the celebration – at 11 am – with Taco Tuesday specials, including $2 Crispy Tacos (shredded chicken or beef); $5 Mahi Mahi Tacos; $3 Coronas; $3 Domestic Draft Beers; $4 Imported Draft Beer; and $4 House Premium Margaritas.

Other featured drinks specials will include: Casa Noble 5 on 5 (five Coronas and five shots of Casa Noble) for $40 from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sauza Hornitos 5 on 5 (five dos Equis lager beer and five shots of Sauza Hornitos) for $40 from 6 pm until close. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy Milagro Miracle shots for $4, Pineapple Jalapeno Margaritas with Milagro Tequila for $10, and a Miracle Margarita by Milargo Tequila for $6.

La Vida Cantina is an inviting restaurant with a spacious and lively patio. Located in the heart of Orange County at The Triangle in Costa Mesa, La Vida has the feel of a Mexican coastal resort with a large pentagon-shaped bar, ample lounge seating to relax and mingle, and five fire pits, all under two large palapas. The interior bar and dining room feature beautiful dark wood, warm lighting and contemporary Mexican murals.

La Vida Cantina is open for dinner Monday through Friday at 4 pm, lunch on Friday and Saturday at
11 am, and Sunday brunch at 9 am. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 pm, and a Late Night Happy Hour is available Thursday through Saturday, from 11 pm until 2 am.

La Vida is located on the second level of The Triangle at 1870 Harbor Blvd., where the 55 Fwy. meets Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa. For reservations or more information, please call (949) 612-2349, visit and

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Del Real Foods Giveaway #3

Winner Announcement

April 29, 2015: We have a winner! The drawing was held today (basically me putting all the entrants names on little slips of paper and one of my brothers pulling one blindly out of a bowl) and Raymond H. of Tennessee was the lucky winner. Congratulations to Lauren; your prize package from Del Real Foods is on its way.

It's time for another contest. Del Real Foods recently sent me a package of some of their stuff to try and they have agreed to send a gift package to the lucky winner of this contest. This package has a picnic theme and will include their cool new Al Pastor Taco Kit. To enter, simply e-mail with the subject line "Del Real Foods Giveaway #3". You have until April 28th to enter. On April 29th I will draw the lucky winner and notify them by e-mail. If you are the winner you can then give me your mailing address which I will have Del Real send the prize package to.

Here's my Del Real Foods slideshow (click here if it doesn't show up in your browser):

About Del Real Foods:

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in California, Del Real Foods is a family business committed to preserving the rich gastronomy and traditions of Central Mexico. Designed to satisfy all palates and promote healthy eating, Del Real Foods refrigerated products offer authentic taste, using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and cooked with traditional methods for an enhanced dining experience among family and friends.
Del Real Foods refrigerated products include carnitas, barbacoa, tamales, seasoned shredded beef, shredded chicken and more.
Del Real Foods products are based on the following pillars:
  • Authenticity: the family strives to create deliciously simple products based on traditional recipes infused with Mexican culture and bold colors. Prepared in an industrial, home kitchen, the products will provide comfort and familiarity.
  • Healthy People: cooked with a safe open-kettle method, the products are made with the freshest, ingredients, most of which are locally sourced. Once prepared, they are ready to enjoy. The products are also gluten free and do not contain any trans fats.
  • Healthy planet and better communities: the company has adopted sustainable initiatives including wastewater management and recycling to help the environment. Del Real Foods has also sponsored local sporting events and made donations to local communities to contribute to their improvement.
For more information, visit:

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Don Ramon's

Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant
16961 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 847-4767

Listing at Surf City USA

Listing at Side Order

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.)



Chips and Salsa and Bean Dip

Tamale and Enchilada Combo Plate

Chile Relleno



Christmas Decorations


Beef Taco & Chicken Flauta

New York Steak & Crab Enchilada

Veggie Quesadilla

Carne Asada Tacos

Huevos Rancheros

Deep-fried Ice Cream

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