SoCal Food/Grub Thread

Joined Feb 3, 2003

Miguel's Jr - Corona, CA
Carne Asada Burrito with Potatoes

Pick Up Stix - Corona, CA
Family Deal with House Special Chicken and Fried Rice

Deep Sea Fish Grill - Norco, CA
Coconut Shrimp

Fish and Chips

In-N-Out - Norco, CA
3x3 meal and a Double Double meal

Badlands BBQ - Norco, CA
2-meat plate (ribs and brisket with beans and fries)

2-meat plate (ribs and chicken with onion strings and bacon, jalapeno mac and cheese)

Badlands BBQ - Norco, CA
Hickory Burger

BBQ Nachos w/ Brisket

Texas Roadhouse - Corona, CA
Baby Backs

Dairy Queen - San Dimas, CA
Oreo and Butterfinger Blizzard

Mama D's Italian Restaurant - Newport Beach, CA
Chicken Parmigiana w/ Penne pasta

Baskin Robbins - Corona, CA
Oreo Cookies 'n Cream

Chick-Fil-A - Norco, CA
#1, no pickles. ew.

Blaze Pizza - Riverside, CA
Pepperoni, Sausage and Salami

Coldstone - Riverside, CA
Oreo and Butterfinger in Coffee ice cream

Noodle World - Pasadena, CA
Pad Thai

Pad See Ew

Ottavio's - Camarillo, CA

Cafe Rio - Tustin, CA
Chile Roast Beef and Shredded Chicken Nachos w/ Queso sauce

Pick Up Stix - Corona, CA
House Special Chicken and Fried Rice

Matiki Island BBQ - Anaheim, CA
Beef Ribs

Badland's BBQ - Norco, CA
Chophouse Burger (look for the brisket) :wow:

Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach, CA
Chicken Parmigiana

Fruita di Mare

Original Thai BBQ - Fullerton, CA
S-8 - Beef Satay

Joined Feb 3, 2003
Baked - Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Nutella Cupcake and Turon Cupcake

Ono Hawaiian BBQ - Norco, CA
Chicken Katsu and BBQ Chicken

Olive Garden - Orange, CA
Zuppa Toscana

Kaza Maza - Norco, CA
Combo Plate

In-N-Out - Norco, CA
#1 and #2

BJ's - Corona, CA
Oreo Pizookie

Hawaiian Loft - Lakewood, CA
Combo Platter - Teriyaki Salmon, Korean BBQ Beef and Island Style Friend Chicken

Claim Jumper - Corona, CA
Southwestern Eggrolls

Masa of Echo Park - Echo Park, CA
Large Lots O' Meat

Belly Bombz - Artesia, CA

KBBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

Bomb Dust Fries

Wings - Bomb Dust, Mom's Recipe and Spicy Garlic Parmesan

Black Phoenix Oxtail Poutine

Staxx - Irvine, CA
Chocolate Chip Cookie and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

Black Bear Diner - Buena Park, CA
Parmesan Sourdough Burger

Eggslut - Los Angeles, CA

Sansei - Riverside, CA
Teriyaki Chicken, Beef and Shrimp

Badland's BBQ - Norco, CA
Chophouse Burger

Hawaiian Loft - Lakewood, CA
Korean BBQ Beef and Island Style Fried Chicken

Navarro House - Corona, CA
Homemade Breaded Porkchops

Matiki Island BBQ - Anaheim, CA

El Ranchito - Corona, CA
Chicken Flautas

Carne Asada Nachos

Waba Grill - Corona, CA
Half and Half Bowl

Red Hot Kitchen - Riverside, CA
Short Rib Nachos

Short Rib Chimichanga

The Halal Guys - Costa Mesa, CA
Combo Platter, all rice with white sauce

Shakey's - Riverside, CA
Chicken and Mojos (Pizza not pictured)

Baskin Robbins - Corona, CA
Trick Oreo Treat

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Joined Nov 1, 2009
Food from this weekend, Ill try and upload using flickr (and replace these) when I have more time. Been MIA (but still eating) for like the last two months :smh:

Oki Dog on Pico, Beef Teriyaki is :smokin

Dirt Dog on Fig (by USC)

Vaka Burger on Olympic (East LA)

Best wings I've EVER had. Ye Rustic INN, in Los Feliz I believe. Was actually with @MECKS and JR here. Went to the bar afterwards, they were faded as hell after a couple of drinks/beers :rofl:

Joined Nov 1, 2009
*Brace yourself.jpg*

AYCE Korean BBQ by chiva1908, on Flickr

CFG Jumbo Shrimp Plate

The Hat Pastrami Chilli Cheese Fries

Uncle Henry's Deli In Downey

Asada Fries by chiva1908, on Flickr

Puerto Nuevo Seafood Sampler Plate by chiva1908, on Flickr

Honeebee's House of Breakfast in Mid City

Tacos, Torta Ahogada, and Micheladas ALL in Guadalajara, Jalisco

Tacos and quesadillas in Tijuana, Mexico

Pupusas from Jaragua on Beverly in Los Angeles

Tommy's :rofl:

Chilli Cheese Fries from Tam's at like 3 am

Beer Belly on Western Ave. In Los ANgeles

Tacos El Negro (Al Vapor) in Lynwood

Sampler Plate at Joseph's in Downey

Chicken Strip plate from Chilli's in Downey

Wings and things from Hooter's in Mexico City, Mexico

Pulled pork Sammiches from Cole's in DTLA

Henny-Chatas at La Barca on Vermont in Los Angeles

Soju from somewhere in Koreatown lol

Popeye's strip meal
Joined Jun 24, 2015
New to LA and I'm always looking to try different restaurants.

If anyone would be looking to make a new friend while doing a little restaurant exploring,  hmu.


I recommend:

The Village Idiot on Melrose

Tatsu Ramen on Melrose

Shin Sum Gami Hakata Ramen in Little Tokyo

& Birds in West Hollywood.


Joined Feb 28, 2008
Hennychata :wow: How was it chiva1908 chiva1908 ? I'm also like 5 min away from Ye Rustic Inn going to have to try those wings and maybe catch the CFB playoff games on Thurs.
Joined Nov 1, 2009
From the past week or so, all from my phone

Battered Shrimp Burrito from Taconazo in the City Of Industry

Pann's Brunch, clutch :smokin

Home-made taquitos and rice combo


At Happy endings in Hollywood to watch FOOTBALL

Everyone knows what this is :lol: In La Puente

Had to work NYE at 530 am, went and got 3 of these and a coffee

Baja tacos in East LA

Went up North for the weekend to watch FOOTBALL


Brew in EVERY pocket :nthat:

Smoking Pig BBQ in San Jose

Nachos to sober up at like 330am :rofl:

Red Velvet pancakes, sweet iced coffee, hash browns, and eggs at Mikayla's Café in Santa Clara

Bonus, lol

Joined Apr 22, 2015
I'll be heading up to LA in Feb for some business and I am looking for some healthy food to eat for lunch in the downtown area. Anyone recommendations?
Joined Feb 17, 2008
I'll be heading up to LA in Feb for some business and I am looking for some healthy food to eat for lunch in the downtown area. Anyone recommendations?

Bako Mercat, Philippe The Original for french dip.

Jonathan Gold 101 list is solid too.
Joined Nov 1, 2009
Alondra's in Montebello

(Pastrami Pizza)

Went to wash my hands, the restroom made me laugh with all the tagging :lol:

Big Wangs in DTLA to watch some playoff Football :pimp:

Some sushi spot in DTLA. **** was expensive, not that great. My wallet got raped that day...
Joined Feb 3, 2003
Been a while...

Pho Star Bowl - Riverside, CA
Crispy Chow Mein

Raising Canes - Costa Mesa, CA
The Box Combo

TGIFridays - Corona, CA
Jack Daniel's Baby Backs

Dickey's BBQ - Corona, CA
Whole Beef Brisket

Blaze Pizza - Mira Loma, CA
Pepperoni and Sausage

Kickin Crab - Buena Park, CA
Shrimp, Potatoes, Sausage, Corn

Matiki Island BBQ - Anaheim, CA
#1 - Sam's Plate (Beef Ribs)

Badlands BBQ - Norco, CA
Hickory Burger

Scrambler's Café - Norco, CA
Macadamia Nut x Cap'n Crunch French Toast

Homestyle Potatoes

Gen Korean BBQ - Cerritos, CA

Guppy Tea House - Anaheim Hills, CA
Dark Chocolate Brick Toast

Suite 106 Cupcakes - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(left) Gingerbread Cupcake, (right) Chocolate Cupcake

Popeye's - Norco, CA
White Meat Only

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ - Corona, CA
Chicken Katsu Plate

Hooter's - Moreno Valley, CA
Lemon Pepper Wings

Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park, CA
Funnel Cake with Ice Cream

Gen Korean BBQ - Corona, CA

Yoshinoya - Ontario, CA
Chicken Bowl

Rite Aid - Corona, CA
Chocolate Malted Crunch

Starbucks - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mocha Frappucino

Raising Cane's - Costa Mesa, CA
Box Combo

Noodle World - Alhambra, CA
Fried Hainam Chicken

Fosselman's Ice Cream - Alhambra, CA
Cookies and Coffee
Joined Nov 1, 2009
San Diego:

Full Rack Dinner by chiva1908, on Flickr


Mike's Deli on Slauson

Elephant Bar in Downey

Homemade shrimp cocktails, no red-meat on Fridays...

Arry's in Montebello

Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Rey

Fried chicken dinner for under $6 @ Chris' Burgers in El Monte

Mango x Tajin

Was craving doughnuts one night, Picked up a dozen after work...

Taquitos from some spot in El Monte, forgot the name...

California Fish Grill in gardena

Draft House 20/20 in Downey
Joined Nov 1, 2009
Weekend eats, forgot to take a flick of a couple of meals too :lol:

Dino's in MiCity (pico blvd) Half chicken w/ fries plate

Pacifico now sells Tall cans :pimp:

12 oz tri-tip plate from Lucille's in Cerritos

San Sai in Westchester. Came with three different sides, but I don't do salads :rofl:

Nieve de Garrafa from some dude in Lynwood. That Watermelon with chamoy was :nthat:

ALL from Alondra's in Paramount. Ate half there, and ate the other half while I watched my CHIVAS win.
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