Food


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Jun 10

Where to Eat in Orange County? Eat Chow on Newport Blvd.

1802 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 650-2469

1802 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 650-2469

My friends live just down the street and invited me to dine here the other evening. I assumed this was a Chinese place or something of that nature upon arrival but got my hands on the menu and quickly got intrigued.

I opted for parking in the lot across the street without any problems (my car wasn’t towed, gone, broken into, or set on fire) so I deem that a great place to park it when you get hungry.

Now for my meal I selected the Grilled Cheese Burger which doesn’t sound as fantastic as it was in person. It’s literally two Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with a hamburger in the middle of it. It was pretty mind blowing and fantastic although I could only eat half of it. The thing was fantastic and worthy of ordering just to look at. We had some great appetizers as well for the table.

It is strange that the whole place has glass windows on the inside so you can watch people shop at The Closet. I am not familiar with the store and sadly it was closed but I am guessing the people stalking while eating your double grilled cheese hamburger would be a bonus.

This is my review from Yelp, follow me there: joeyredmond.yelp.com


15
Mar 10

Where to Eat in Miami Beach? Pizza Rustica on Washington Ave.

Pizza Rustica South Beach - 863 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-8244

Pizza Rustica South Beach - 863 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-8244

This place is a must stop for me every time I come to Miami Beach. I prefer this one since it’s the original location and love to just order more food than I could ever eat and hope for the best. Once you cram into this New York sized place you will be greeted by a glass display full of pizza. Huge square sicilian style pizza ready for your order. A friend and myself ordered a Hawaiian slice, Pepperoni, and Sweet Sausage.

Three slices and drinks out the door for under $20 (which could feed three easily) and we sat down enjoying ourselves and people watching in the crazy part of South Beach. Each slice of pizza was top shelf as always which is a combo including minimal sauce and a ton of dough. It’s an interesting approach for pizza and it works, Pizza Rustica knocks it out of the park.

While eating someone spotted us for non locals and picked up that we could never finish these four huge slices among us. We brokered a deal to sell two squares for $1.00 so this man wouldn’t have to “wait in the long line he claimed” and we were happy to receive some return on our pizza investment. My buddy wanted to hang out and sell the rest of our leftover pizza but I was ready to check in to our hotel at this point. Our left over pizza didn’t make it to the trash can outside as a homeless person asked if he could finish it. Mission accomplished, we ate amazing pizza, people watched in South Beach, made a return on our pizzainvestment and fed the homeless all in twenty minutes.

No where else are you going to find this kind of silly entertainment while gorging yourself in delicious pizza. A+ for atmosphere, location, and taste by me. The only issue your going to run into is PARKING. Especially if it’s a weekend night note that this is a huge post night club scene here. This is the South Beach fourth meal (not Taco Bell) and things can get a little crazy. If your flying in for some food and Washington has no street parking my approach is always to go one block over onto Pennsylvania and park in the residential permit parking (illegally) and hope people take pity on me with my rental car decals! Even though parking will be a battle you will realize it was worth every moment of frustration when you step inside.

This is my review from Yelp, follow me there: joeyredmond.yelp.com


12
Mar 10

Where to Eat in New York City? Cafe Habana for Fantastic Cuban Food

Cafe Habana 17 Prince St New York, NY 10012 (212) 625-2002

Cafe Habana 17 Prince St New York, NY 10012 (212) 625-2002

Let me get the few small downsides out of the way so we can relish on how awesome this place is. You are going to wait 30-45 minutes to sit down and eat so be ready. You will also sit at a table that won’t fit your plates. It will feel like your eating with the two couples on either side of you but your not, so don’t try stealing their food for samples.

Order the Grilled Corn Mexican style. I don’t care if you hate corn (like me) you will die for this stuff. I was talked into eating some and didn’t regret one bite I took of this stuff.

For my meal I scored a cuban sandwich that was spot on. New York isn’t a place you expect to taste some delicious Cuban treats but they have it. Some other pluses here are they have the cutest and sweetest servers I have found anywhere in Soho. Along with all this place has to offer it has great value for it’s price. If your in Soho with a craving this place is a MUST stop.

This is my review from Yelp, follow me there: joeyredmond.yelp.com


11
Mar 10

Where to Eat in Atlanta, Georgia? Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

Fat Matt's Rib Shack - 1811 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30324 - (404) 607-1622

Fat Matt's Rib Shack - 1811 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30324 - (404) 607-1622

After having my friend Kelly yelling at me for months upon months I finally decided to visit Fat Matt’s and I didn’t even go with her, haha. The one thing was the line was very long (it was worth the wait) but they seemed to have no system for a long line and I would assume it’s like that quite often. I was wedged in line between the front door/porch door/people trying to leave and kept getting body checked in every direction, haha. As for the food, it was amazing and I cannot wait to go back and try more. It has this very authentic southern BBQ feel, the place is quaint and homely and I loved the outdoor dining area as well.

Parking is not the best right where the area is it but you can make it work it seems, just a little bit of patience. The menu is very simple and straight to the point which I love and is very much how every dining establishment should look to serve you, a blatant quick easy to read menu with a few specialty items. If you don’t like meat then don’t bother coming in here.

This is my review from Yelp, follow me there: joeyredmond.yelp.com