My Blind Burger Experience

3 Jul

Covina Burgers

523 E San Bernardino Rd
Covina, CA 91723

7 am – 10 pm 7 Days a Week

Double Cheeseburger - Covina Burger in Covina, CA

Double Cheeseburger (Photo by G Hurtado)

When I tired Covina Burgers for the first time I was almost completely blind. We ended up at Covina Burgers because I had an eye appointment right down the street so my eyes had been dilated for the exam. I could see a blurry outline of everything, but that was about it. My boyfriend was assigned the task of taking photos for me, as I had no idea whether my shots were going to be worth anything at all. When finally got to see the images I was thrilled that the food looked as delicious as it tasted.

Cheeseburger - Covina Burgers in Covina, CA

Cheeseburger (Photo by G Hurtado)

We ordered a double cheeseburger combo, a regular cheeseburger, and chili cheese fries. Everything was amazing. Service was quick, polite, and food was served nice and hot. Even as miserable as my temporary semi blindness was making me I truly enjoyed eating here. Also, their menu is huge and I look forward to going back again, when I can see, and trying much more. They have fried OREOS!!! I deeply regret not trying them my first time around.

Chili Cheese Fries - Covina Burgers in Covina, CA

Chili Cheese Fries (Photo by G Hurtado)

The cheeseburgers had good flavor, and a good amount of sauce. It was your basic greasy spoon burger, done extremely well. The chili cheese fries were awesome. The fries were hot and crunchy, stood up well to the chili. The chili had good flavor and the perfect amount of cheese. I keep finding chili cheese fries like this and I’m going to have to stop saying I’m not a chili cheese fan.

Happy Hour, No Liquor Needed

26 Jun

Aloha Grill

221 Main St
Ste F
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

**Happy Hour Mon – Fri 4pm – 7 pm / Fri & Sat 10 pm – 1 am**

Fish Tacos from Aloha Grill - Huntington Beach, CA

$1.50 Fish Tacos

I love Aloha Grill! The service was excellent, the food was great, and I loved sitting out on their patio while the sun set. My best friend and I decided to try Aloha Grill after an afternoon on the beach. She ordered their Ma Ma’s Blackened Chicken and I got their Happy Hour Special $1.50 fish tacos. We shared an order of their calamari strips and their Surf City Roll.

Surf City Roll from Aloha Grill - Huntington Beach, CA

Surf City Roll

Now I did not get to try her chicken, but I loved everything else. The Surf City roll was probably my least favorite simple because it was just basic. Nothing bad, just not overly wow. The calamari strips where hot with a perfectly crunchy breading around tender calamari. My tacos were delicious, on top of the fact that they were only $1.50.

Calamari Sticks from Aloha Grill - Huntington Beach, CA

Calamari Sticks

My favorite thing about here though was the happy hour. Here you get the happy hour special without ordering an alcoholic drink. Any drink during happy hour qualifies you to get $1.50 tacos!

Ma Ma's Blackened Chicken from Aloha Grill - Huntington Beach, CA

Ma Ma’s Blackened Chicken

Anaheim Packing House – Crepe Coop

19 Jun

Crepe Coop

Anaheim Packing House
440 South Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

Mon – Thurs 11:30 am – 10 pm / Fri 11:30 am – 10:30 pm / Sat 11 am – 10:30 pm / Sun 11 am – 10 pm

OG Crepe from Crepe Coop - Anaheim, CA

OG Crepe

These crepes are huge, heavy and delicious! Definitely enough to feed two maybe even three people, of course I ate mine alone though. After a day at the beach, on our way back home my friend and I decided to stop at the Packing House for dessert, she grabbed a pop I went for a crepe, unaware of how huge they are.

I ordered the OG Crepe which comes with vanilla ice cream, Nutella, strawberry and banana slices, chopped toasted almonds, and whip cream and it was delicious. They prepare the crepes right in front of you which is quite cool to watch and lets you know that everything is made fresh, from the crepe itself to the fresh sliced fruit.

The crepe although huge was amazing. The crepe was hot and the edges slightly crisp. The vanilla ice cream was super chilled so it slowly melted. The whip cream was not overly sweet and the bananas and strawberries added some freshness to it. The almonds mixed up the texture. I’m not a Nutella fan and it wasn’t even very noticeable, so that was good for me. Overall everything was perfect and I have nothing to complain about. Some people I have heard complain about the price, but the sheer size is explanation enough not even counting the care that goes into building these.

Anaheim Packing House – Orange Tei

12 Jun

Orange Tei

Anaheim Packing House
440 South Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

11 am – 9 pm 7 Days a Week

Crunch Roll

Crunch Roll

Now I did not get to try their ramen and only tried two of their rolls, but overall I was not impressed and don’t think I’ll be back. In a place like the Packing House, your food really better be on par or at least super interesting, Orange Tei was neither.

I tried Orange Tei with a group of my coworkers. All of them seemed quite satisfied with their dishes, but we didn’t discuss the food much so I can’t be sure. I ordered their crunch roll and shared a double tuna roll with the rest of my party. The double tuna roll had a nice spice to it with the spicy tuna, but that is about the only plus I have. I didn’t enjoy the texture of the sushi, no variety. It was just creamy, on creamy, on creamy. The prices are not too bad, but for the quality I wouldn’t go back, would much rather indulge in Chippy’s next door or go some PopBar across the way.

Sexy Burger Truck

5 Jun

Sexy Burger Truck – Yelp

Location: Serving the Orange County area

**Regularly at the Fullerton Best Buy parking lot on Friday nights**


The Cowgirl

I literally tacked the Sexy Burger Truck the first time I saw it. I remember it clearly. I was sitting at the light on Katella at State College and saw this beautiful neon truck turn in front of me. I had to know what it was, so I switched lanes, made a U-turn and followed it ‘til I had it bookmarked on Yelp. That Friday night I loaded up my car with my nephew, niece and one of their friends and headed to the Fullerton Best Buy Parking lot.


The Naked Burger with Cajun Fries

I look forward to checking out the Truck Squad again, they had some really awesome trucks, but that night I was there on a mission, get me some sexy burger. I ordered their Naked Burger – American cheese, lettuce and sexy sauce, as did my niece and her friend. My nephew order their Cowgirl – Swiss cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and onion rings. We got an order of each type of their fries – plain, garlic, and Cajun.


The Naked Burger with Plain Fries

I’ll start with the bad. Their fries are not worth anything. I don’t think I would even bother buying them. They had very little flavor, all crunch, no fluff, just disappointing. The Cajun was probably the best, had a little flavor, but plain tasted like nothing and garlic was simply cold globs of goop.


The Naked Burger with Garlic Fries

Now for the great, the burgers! Now I didn’t get to try my nephews, but he inhaled it and is a pretty picky eater, so that says a lot, but I can critique my naked burger. It was delicious. I love the bread they use, not too mushy, fluffy or flaky, but a good combination of the last two. It had a nice buttery taste too. The meat tasted like meat, nice and beefy and juicy. My mouth waters thinking about it. The cheese and their “sexy sauce” all melds for an awesome experience. One of my new top burger choices now.

The Slummin Gourmet

29 May

The Slummin’ Gourmet


Food Truck serving LA and OC


Kobe Hot Dog and Garlic Manchego Fries

I have been tracking this truck for years now. I first stumbled upon them while searching for my fair worthy corn dog, which lead me to Joe’s (but that is another post –> click here). I was drawn in by the promise of a lobster corn dog and stuck around for the thought of trying a scallop slider. I needed to try this truck and I finally got my chance awhile back when they were at the Anaheim Convention Center. IMG_20150212_111547824Slummin

Although I was tracking them for their lobster corn dog, just my luck they weren’t serving them that day. So I was forced to try something else. I ordered their kobe hotdog – kobe beef hotdog, wasabi mayo, teriyaki, nori, bonito, diced tomatoes, daikon sprouts. Now this is going to sound strange, but I did not like the hot dog, something just didn’t taste that appealing to me, but I can’t wait to go back to try more. The hotdog wasn’t bad, just not for me. I can’t quite figure out what the problem was, but I was amazed by the quality of the ingredients, the complexity of flavors, and the careful preparation. With my hot dog I got their garlic manchego fries, which were AMAZING. Hot crunchy and an awesome mix of flavor.

MIA for a Crazy Month

27 May

I’m so sorry I have been MIA for the last month or so, but my boyfriend came home to visit and immediately after he left I had to dive head first into an insane 3 weeks of packing, storage, and moving. Things are still super crazy, but I have got a back log of good eats to share with you and can’t wait to start knocking them out.


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