California restaurants – Orland CA http://orland-ca.com/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:52:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://orland-ca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg California restaurants – Orland CA http://orland-ca.com/ 32 32 These 37 Californian restaurants have just been added to the Michelin Guide https://orland-ca.com/these-37-californian-restaurants-have-just-been-added-to-the-michelin-guide/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:52:19 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/these-37-californian-restaurants-have-just-been-added-to-the-michelin-guide/ article Hatchet Hall/Photo courtesy of Ashley Randall LOS ANGELES – Whether you fancy sushi or Italian, French or a classic burger and fries, California is full of restaurants with something for everyone. The Michelin Guide recently added 37 restaurants to its California lists, classifying them as “new” so foodies can enjoy ahead of the annual […]]]>

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Whether you fancy sushi or Italian, French or a classic burger and fries, California is full of restaurants with something for everyone.

The Michelin Guide recently added 37 restaurants to its California lists, classifying them as “new” so foodies can enjoy ahead of the annual reveal of the full selection on Dec. 5 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

“By unveiling some of the novelties brought by our inspectors throughout the year, we are enriching our digital tools to further strengthen the ties that unite us with foodies,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “We hope that these revelations and regular updates of the selection throughout the year will be as many opportunities to highlight the profession and to invite everyone to discover and support the restaurants that surround them.

Here is the list of restaurants as well as overviews of the ratings of Michelin inspectors:

AMA Sushi (Montecito)
It’s worth jumping into the omakase to get a taste of the chef’s artistry, which begins with a trinity of bites ranging from soba noodles and fried eggplant to sesame tofu.

Asteride by Ray Garcia (Los Angeles)
The evolving menu is inspired by seasonal local produce and Latin American, Asian and European influences with Chef Garcia’s distinctive Angeleño perspective.

Bar The Coast (Los Olivos)
Slip into one of the cabins or banquettes and settle in for a meal that’s an ode to the sea and best enjoyed with shared plates.

Bird and buffalo (Oakland)
Picnic tables wrapped in gift wrap with colorful plastic tablecloths and nonchalant, unhurried service easily conjure up the casual roadside eateries scattered throughout Thailand — and thankfully, the multifaceted and punchy flavors too.

Caboco (Los Angeles)
This airy, industrial-chic space welcomes diners with an extensive menu of deeply flavorful and stimulating modern Brazilian dishes.

Camphor (Los Angeles)
Camphor plates are very good French dishes with a pinch of spices from India and Southeast Asia. Creative cocktails, including the refreshing Saint-Germain, complete the experience.

Chulita (Venice)
Tacos are served all day at this place where Mexican cuisine with Oaxaca and Californian influences reigns.

Cyrus (Geyserville)
Celebrity wine region chef Douglas Keane has returned to the limelight with his relaunch of Cyrus at Geyserville. Dinner is a bubbling experience that moves from canapés and champagne in the living room to small bites in the kitchen and culminates in substantial compositions in the dining room.

Damian (Los Angeles)
Housed in a remodeled warehouse with polished concrete, exposed brick and pendant lighting, Damian has that chic industrial look and the menu speaks to a cuisine that is rooted in the nuances of Mexican cuisine.

The Dutch (Ojai)
This original concept offers a bakery/café during the day and a trendy Burmese restaurant in the evening. Come hungry, as this heartfelt menu is packed with snacks, salads, curries and large plates designed for sharing.

Ember (Arroyo Grande)
Its inviting rustic and industrial interior is the perfect setting for their heartfelt, down-to-earth cuisine. You’ll likely never tire of the contemporary menu filled with comforting favorites.

The hatch (Paso Robles)
It’s bird hail from The Hatch. This downtown Paso Robles restaurant worships rotisserie and the roast chicken is indeed the go-to order.

Hatchet Hall (Los Angeles)
It’s open-fire cooking, rendered with a southern accent and seasonal focus thanks to an abundance of local produce.

Hi Felicia (Oakland)
The transformation of a popular underground supper club into a veritable brick and mortar may sound like a familiar tale, but rest assured there’s nothing stereotypical about this East Bay iconoclast, whose name is a hint at the kind of exuberant irreverence diners should expect.

in bloom (Paso Robles)
Executive Chef Kenny Seliger and Executive Sous Chef Ron Frazier take the now classic California menu and give it a nifty update (sweet parsnip cannoli, anyone?) at in bloom. Their cooking is confident and their dishes really come to life.

Itria (San Francisco)
This welcoming and laid-back retreat draws a lively crowd with appealingly modern Italian cuisine. Chef Daniel Evers uses a straightforward and confident approach, putting a light twist on classic flavors and allowing simplicity to shine.

Ken (San Francisco)
The city has its share of intimate omakase bars, but few offer as much cozy charm as this six-seat gem in the Lower Haight.

Kingfisher (San Diego)
A striking central bar provides the perfect perch for thirsty patrons to wet their beaks with a terrific assortment of inventive cocktails, which perfectly complement the tantalizing menu of inspired Vietnamese cuisine.

Kin (Los Angeles)
Chef Ki Kim delivers something special with Kinn, and his experience at high-end restaurants informs the menu, which features revamped dishes with a Korean bent.

Kodo (Los Angeles)
Off-menu specialties, such as the Japanese sea snail, are particularly memorable, while the sea bream and octopus are impeccable. A steaming bowl of clams, garlic and butter is a dream.

LA Cha Cha Cha (Los Angeles)
This sister location to Terraza Cha Cha Chá in Mexico City lives up to its name with its upbeat atmosphere. The menu is refreshing and simple yet inventive with a roundup of well-designed botanas, main platos and desserts.

The Little Rascals (Paso Robles)
Meals begin with a hot gougère before moving on to a selection of hearty entrees. The menu features several entrees, though most eyes are on the perfectly cooked steaks.

Matu (Beverly Hills)
The inviting ambience is enhanced by a visible kitchen with a view of the action, and the warm and courteous servers complete the experience.

Meteors (Los Angeles)
Chef Jordan Kahn sets out to cast a spell with his highly inventive cuisine, which defies careful categorization, using ancient cooking techniques like hot stones and high flame while employing a unique and modern tapestry of eclectic and global ingredients.

Nate’s on Marsh (San Luis Obispo)
Nate Long is the consummate host and the service is exceptionally warm, though it certainly doesn’t hurt that the menu is packed with classics and riffs on favorites that will keep you coming back for more.

Osito (San Francisco)
Chef Seth Stowaway puts his heart, soul and even his nickname (osito means “little bear”) into this rustic, lodge-like spot where wood-fired cooking takes center stage. Heat radiates from the central hearth and extremely hospitable staff.

FESTIVAL of peasants (Solvang)
It might seem impossible to get even more charming than its Solvang surroundings, but FEAST Peasants double down and deliver. This daytime cafe by Michael and Sarah Cherney highlights the seasons on its sandwich-based menu.

Pizzeria Bianco (Los Angeles)
Anyone who thinks Los Angeles can’t compete with New York when it comes to pizza obviously didn’t go to Pizzeria Bianco. There’s a reason the long queues meander through ROW DTLA and line up at the take-out window with diners eager to sample chef Chris Bianco’s pizza.

Ramen & Tsukemen TAO (Buena Park)
This unassuming spot in an easy-to-miss spot in an outdoor mall belies the wonderful steaming bowls found inside.

Rebel Omakase (Laguna Beach)
As the name suggests, omakase is indeed the name of the game here, and with its seasonal and ever-changing selection of fish, you’re sure to have a unique experience every time you visit.

At Saffy’s (Los Angeles)
From the hitmakers behind Bavel and Bestia comes this breezy space awash in shades of starburst pink and orange marmalade. Skewers of lamb and pork cooked on long metal skewers are the main event, but the appetizers easily hold their own.

San Laurel (Los Angeles)
Expect modern California dishes with Spanish accents prepared by a talented team assembled by visionary chef José Andrés.

Sushi Kaneyoshi (Los Angeles)
Great care is taken over every detail, from the quality of the ingredients to the artful plating – some dishes are handmade by Chef Yoshiyuki Inoue.

Valle (ocean side)
The name refers to the Guadalupe Valley in Baja California, Mexico’s premier wine region, which provides the restaurant’s wine list and inspires chef Roberto Alcocer’s refined, modern expression of Mexican cuisine.

Yangban Society (Los Angeles)
Katianna and John Hong are behind Yangban Society, a DTLA multi-hyphen that is equal parts deli, mini-market and multi-course prix fixe restaurant offering simple comfort food with a Korean twist.

Yuji (San Francisco)
Specializing in kappo cuisine, the 12-course menu also reflects the seasons, with a progression of dishes covering a series of delicate bites, both hot and cold, culminating in a hearty dish of steamed rice (which can be enriched with hairy crab or a similar delicacy), accompanied by a marinated and tasty miso soup.

Yunomi handroll bar (Los Angeles)
Chef David Movsisian’s Yunomi Handroll is located on a stretch of East 3rd Street that’s become a hotbed of great dining and nightlife, and this cool, welcoming spot certainly keeps up with its neighbors.

In September, Michelin added more than a dozen Los Angeles restaurants to its guide. You can find the list in typing or clicking here.

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Michelin honors 37 more California restaurants as “new discoveries” – 7 in the Bay Area https://orland-ca.com/michelin-honors-37-more-california-restaurants-as-new-discoveries-7-in-the-bay-area/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 00:07:55 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/michelin-honors-37-more-california-restaurants-as-new-discoveries-7-in-the-bay-area/ Four months after designating 35 California restaurants as New Discoveries, Michelin Guide judges have named 37 more “New Discoveries.” Tuesday’s announcement is a build-up to the main act, the December 5 release of the new Michelin Guide, with its coveted stars for culinary excellence. Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said in a […]]]>

Four months after designating 35 California restaurants as New Discoveries, Michelin Guide judges have named 37 more “New Discoveries.”

Tuesday’s announcement is a build-up to the main act, the December 5 release of the new Michelin Guide, with its coveted stars for culinary excellence.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said in a statement that he hopes these “regular revelations” will inspire diners to “discover and support the restaurants around them”.

The latest list of 37 award winners includes 17 restaurants from the Los Angeles area, nine from the Central Coast, seven from the Bay Area (five from San Francisco, two from Oakland), two from San Diego and two from Edmonton County. ‘Orange. This list, combined with the previous list of 35, strongly favors restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Will the praise for these restaurants be elevated to Michelin stars? Or become the Bib Gourmand honours, the Michelin awards given to restaurants that offer “excellent cuisine at reasonable prices” to diners?

It’s a wait-and-see situation for these leaders.

Here are the latest “discoveries”, as well as the restoration notes of the Michelin inspectors:

BAY RESTAURANTS

In Oakland, Bird & Buffalo serves Thai dishes on tablecloths in colors reminiscent of roadside Thai restaurants. (Photo by Emma Wong-Stephens via Michelin) Bird and buffalo

Bird and Buffalo, Oakland: “Picnic tables wrapped in gift wrap with colorful plastic tablecloths and unhurried, nonchalant service easily conjure up the casual roadside eateries scattered throughout Thailand — and thankfully, the multifaceted, punchy flavors too.

Cyrus, Geyserville: “Celebrated wine region chef Douglas Keane has returned to the limelight with his relaunch of Cyrus at Geyserville. Dinner is a bubbling experience that moves from canapés and champagne in the living room to small bites in the kitchen and culminates in substantial compositions in the dining room.

Hello Felicia, Oakland: “The transformation of a popular underground supper club into a fully formed brick and mortar might sound like a familiar tale, but rest assured there’s nothing stereotypical about this East Bay iconoclast, whose name is a clue to the kind of exuberant irreverence diners should expect..”

Itria, San Francisco: “This welcoming and relaxed retreat draws a lively crowd with appealingly modern Italian cuisine. Chef Daniel Evers uses a straightforward and confident approach, putting a light twist on classic flavors and allowing simplicity to shine.

Ken, San Francisco: “The city has its share of intimate omakase counters, but few offer as much cozy charm as this six-seat gem in the Lower Haight.”

Osito, San Francisco: “Chef Seth Stowaway puts his heart, soul, and even his nickname (osito means “little bear”) into this rustic, lodge-like spot where wood-fired cooking takes center stage. Warmth radiates from the central hearth and extremely hospitable staff.”

The pasta is homemade at Itria in the Mission district of San Francisco.  (Photo by Angelina Hong via Michelin) Itria
The pasta is homemade at Itria in the Mission district of San Francisco. (Photo by Angelina Hong via Michelin) Itria

Yuji, San Francisco: “Specializing in kappo cuisine, the 12-course menu also reflects the seasons, with a progression of dishes spanning a series of delicate bites, both hot and cold, culminating in a hearty dish of steamed rice (which can be enriched with hairy crab or a similar delicacy), accompanied by a marinated and savory miso soup.

CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS

AMA Sushi, Montecito: “Worth taking the omakase for a taste of the artistry of the chef, which begins with a trinity of bites ranging from soba noodles and fried eggplant to sesame tofu.”

Bar Le Cote, Los Olivos: “Slip into one of the cabins or banquettes and settle in for a meal that’s an ode to the sea and is best enjoyed with shared plates.”

The Dutch, Ojai: “This original concept offers a bakery/café during the day and a trendy Burmese restaurant in the evening. Come hungry, as this heartfelt menu is packed with snacks, salads, curries and large plates designed for sharing.

Ember, Arroyo Grande: “Its inviting rustic and industrial interior is the perfect setting for their heartfelt, down-to-earth cuisine. You’ll likely never tire of the contemporary menu filled with comforting favorites.

The Hatch, Paso Robles: “It’s bird hail from The Hatch. This restaurant in downtown Paso Robles worships rotisserie and the roast chicken is indeed the go-to order.”

in bloom, Paso Robles: “Executive Chef Kenny Seliger and Executive Sous Chef Ron Frazier are taking the now classic California menu and giving it a nifty update (sweet parsnip cannoli, anyone?) at in bloom. Their cooking is confident and their dishes really come to life.

The Little Rascals, Paso Robles: “Meals begin with a lukewarm gougère before moving on to a selection of hearty entrees. The menu features several entrees, though most eyes are on the perfectly cooked steaks.

Nate is on Marsh, San Luis Obispo: “Nate Long is the consummate host and the service is exceptionally warm, though it certainly doesn’t hurt that the menu is packed with classics and riffs on favorites that will keep you coming back for more.”

FESTIVAL of peasants, Solvang: “It might seem impossible to get even more charming than its Solvang surroundings, but FEAST Peasants double down and deliver. This daytime cafe by Michael and Sarah Cherney spotlights the seasons on its sandwich-based menu.

ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANTS

Ramen & Tsukemen TAO, Buena Park: “This unassuming spot in an easy-to-miss spot in an outdoor mall belies the wonderful steaming bowls there.”

Rebel Omakase, Laguna Beach: “As the name suggests, omakase is indeed the name of the game here, and with its seasonal and ever-changing selection of fish, you’re sure to have a unique experience every time you visit.”

LOS ANGELES AREA RESTAURANTS

asteride by Ray Garcia, Los Angeles: “The evolving menu draws inspiration from seasonal local produce and Latin American, Asian and European influences with Chef Garcia’s distinctive Angeleno perspective.

Caboco, LA: “This airy, industrial-chic space greets diners with an extensive menu of deeply flavorful and stimulating modern Brazilian dishes.”

Camphor, Los Angeles: “Le camphor offers very good French dishes with a pinch of spices from India and Southeast Asia. Creative cocktails, including the refreshing Saint-Germain, complete the experience.

Chulita, Venice: “Tacos are served all day at this place where Mexican cuisine rules Oaxacan and Californian influences.”

Damian, Los Angeles: “Housed in a remodeled warehouse with polished concrete, exposed brick, and pendant lighting, Damian has that chic industrial look, and the menu speaks to cuisine that’s rooted in the nuances of Mexican cuisine.”

Hatchet Hall, LA: “It’s an open-fire kitchen, rendered with a southern accent and seasonal focus thanks to an abundance of local produce.”

Kinn, LA: Chef Ki Kim delivers something special with Kinn, and his experience at high-end restaurants informs the menu, which features revamped dishes with a Korean bent.

Kodo, LA: “The off-menu specialties, such as the Japanese sea snail, are particularly memorable, while the sea bream and octopus are impeccable. A steaming bowl of baby clams, garlic and butter is a dream.

LA Cha Cha Cha, Los Angeles: “This little sister to Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Chá lives up to its name with its upbeat vibe. The menu is refreshing and simple yet inventive with a roundup of well-designed botanas, main platos and desserts.

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The Saint Honoré, Soulbelly and California restaurants are moving into a new dining room https://orland-ca.com/the-saint-honore-soulbelly-and-california-restaurants-are-moving-into-a-new-dining-room/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 01:20:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/the-saint-honore-soulbelly-and-california-restaurants-are-moving-into-a-new-dining-room/ A new food hall of more than a dozen restaurants and bars is heading to southwest Las Vegas in early 2023. The Sundry occupies 20,000 square feet in the UnCommons shopping and dining complex with a mix of small restaurants and full-service restaurants run by award-winning chefs. The variousTableOne Hospitality The project is the first […]]]>

A new food hall of more than a dozen restaurants and bars is heading to southwest Las Vegas in early 2023. The Sundry occupies 20,000 square feet in the UnCommons shopping and dining complex with a mix of small restaurants and full-service restaurants run by award-winning chefs.

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The project is the first of TableOne Hospitality, the partnership between chef Michael Mina’s Mina Group, CEO Patric Yumul and management company Highgate. The Sundry will house each of its rooms under one roof. Among them, star chef Dominique Crenn will launch La Madrina, a vegan taco restaurant with a long list of tequilas and mezcal. Japanese chef Shotaro “Sho” Kamio will introduce Mizunara, a temaki bar specializing in open-style, handmade sushi. Mizunara will join an adjacent bar housed in a whiskey shipping container, showcasing an extensive selection of Japanese whiskey and sake.

A dish of Indian cuisine

Dhabaji
TableOne Hospitality

Kamio and Crenn will find company at other Bay Area restaurants and chefs, with California Italian-style BarZotto, Smitten Ice Cream and Matt Horn’s Kowbird Fried Chicken Restaurant setting up shop also in the dining room. Other venues inside the Sundry include Bar Oysterette, offering daily selections of oysters and Iberian ham, Santa Barbara-based Indian restaurant Dhaba Ji, and Diane’s Bloody Mary Bar, housed in a vintage airstream. A new project from Las Vegas-based Meráki Greek Grill will bring Kávos Coastal Greek Grill into the food hall, Lamill Coffee Boutique will open a new location for the LA-based coffee roaster, and LA-based chef Ria Dolly Barbosa plans a Filipino restaurant, Petite Peso, for the food hall.

A waffle cone and an ice cream

Shake ice cream
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Las Vegas hotel veterans Eric Perlin and Phil Park introduce their sandwich shop, Proper Sandwich Company. And local destination for couture donuts, Saint Honoré, plans to expand into the food hall, as well as downtown barbecue restaurant SoulBelly BBQ, which James Beard-appointed and former “Top” chef Bruce Kalman Chef,” opened in the Las Vegas Arts District last year.

    Chef Matt Horn at Kowbird

Chief Matt Horn
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The food hall represents the first of its kind off the Strip, and the second announced this month, with the Proper Eats food hall at the Aria Resort and Casino slated to open this winter. The Sundry joins a growing lineup of restaurants at UnCommons, including Nicole Brisson’s Italian restaurant Amari, a new location at Wynn’s Urth Caffe, Mexican steakhouse J. Blanco and San Francisco-based Kaiyo.

A table of Italian dishes like pasta

BarZotto
TableOne Hospitality

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2 California restaurants rank among the best for tableside guacamole https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole/ Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best for “at the table” guacamole (not prepackaged). Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews. Two Californian restaurants rank in the Top 5. Hostel El […]]]>

Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best for “at the table” guacamole (not prepackaged).

Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews.

Two Californian restaurants rank in the Top 5.

Hostel El Paseo, a Mexican restaurant located at 11 E. Olvera Street in Los Angeles took third place on the list. Customers loved the made-to-order guac.

“Table guacamole is made at your table,” one user wrote. “You don’t see a lot of places that still do that.”

“The guacamole was the best we’ve ever had,” said another user.

El Paseo Inn also specializes in chicken enchiladas, fish tacos, and Chili Verde plates.

Sol Y Luna at 19601 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana earned fifth place on the list.

“The fresh guacamole they make next to your table was mouth watering,” one Yelp user said. “It had fresh ingredients and was made to order. Boy, this is the best.

“The guacamole next to the table is a must every time. I always have a great time here,” said another user.

Here are the Top 10:

1. El Dorado Cantina – The Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)
2. The Mission (Scottsdale, Arizona)
3. El Paseo Inn (Los Angeles, CA)
4. Besito Mexican Restaurant (Tampa, Florida)
5. Sol Y Luna (Tarzana, CA)

6. Boudro’s On The Riverwalk (San Antonio, TX)
7. Mi Dia From Scratch (Grapevine, Texas)
8. Barbacoa Grill (Boise, Idaho)
9. Salsa 17 (Arlington Heights, Illinois)
10. Mesita (Rockville Center, New York)

The full list can be found here.

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2 California restaurants rank among the best for tableside guacamole https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole-2/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole-2/ Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best in the country for “at the table” guacamole (not pre-packaged). Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews. California restaurants rank in the Top 5. […]]]>

Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best in the country for “at the table” guacamole (not pre-packaged).

Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews.

California restaurants rank in the Top 5.

Hostel El Paseo, a Mexican restaurant located at 11 E. Olvera St. in Los Angeles took third place on the list. Customers loved the made-to-order guac.

“Table guacamole is made at your table,” one user wrote. “You don’t see a lot of places that still do that.”

“The guacamole was the best we’ve ever had,” said another user.

El Paseo Inn specializes in chicken enchiladas, fish tacos, and Chili Verde plates.

Sol Y Luna at 19601 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana got number 5 on the list.

“The fresh guacamole they make next to your table was mouth watering,” one Yelp user said. “It had fresh ingredients and was made to order. Boy, this is the best.

“The guacamole next to the table is a must every time. I always have a great time here,” said another user.

Top 10:

1. El Dorado Cantina – The Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)
2. The Mission (Scottsdale, Arizona)
3. El Paseo Inn (Los Angeles, CA)
4. Besito Mexican Restaurant (Tampa, Florida)
5. Sol Y Luna (Tarzana, CA)

6. Boudro’s On The Riverwalk (San Antonio, TX)
7. Mi Dia From Scratch (Grapevine, Texas)
8. Barbacoa Grill (Boise, Idaho)
9. Salsa 17 (Arlington Heights, IL)
10. Mesita (Rockville Center, New York)

The full list can be found here.

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2 California restaurants rank among the best for tableside guacamole https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole-3/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole-3/ Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best in the country for “at the table” guacamole (not pre-packaged). Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews. California restaurants rank in the Top 5. […]]]>

Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best in the country for “at the table” guacamole (not pre-packaged).

Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews.

California restaurants rank in the Top 5.

Hostel El Paseo, a Mexican restaurant located at 11 E. Olvera St. in Los Angeles took third place on the list. Customers loved the made-to-order guac.

“Table guacamole is made at your table,” one user wrote. “You don’t see a lot of places that still do that.”

“The guacamole was the best we’ve ever had,” said another user.

El Paseo Inn specializes in chicken enchiladas, fish tacos, and Chili Verde plates.

Sol Y Luna at 19601 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana got number 5 on the list.

“The fresh guacamole they make next to your table was mouth watering,” one Yelp user said. “It had fresh ingredients and was made to order. Boy, this is the best.

“The guacamole next to the table is a must every time. I always have a great time here,” said another user.

Top 10:

1. El Dorado Cantina – The Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)
2. The Mission (Scottsdale, Arizona)
3. El Paseo Inn (Los Angeles, CA)
4. Besito Mexican Restaurant (Tampa, Florida)
5. Sol Y Luna (Tarzana, CA)

6. Boudro’s On The Riverwalk (San Antonio, TX)
7. Mi Dia From Scratch (Grapevine, Texas)
8. Barbacoa Grill (Boise, Idaho)
9. Salsa 17 (Arlington Heights, IL)
10. Mesita (Rockville Center, New York)

The full list can be found here.

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2 California restaurants rank among the best for tableside guacamole https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole-4/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/2-california-restaurants-rank-among-the-best-for-tableside-guacamole-4/ Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best for “at the table” guacamole (not prepackaged). Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews. Two Californian restaurants rank in the Top 5. Hostel El […]]]>

Californians love guacamole, so it’s no surprise that several restaurants in the Golden State are ranked among the best for “at the table” guacamole (not prepackaged).

Yelp has compiled a list of “the best tabletop guacamole in the US and Canada” based on user reviews.

Two Californian restaurants rank in the Top 5.

Hostel El Paseo, a Mexican restaurant located at 11 E. Olvera Street in Los Angeles took third place on the list. Customers loved the made-to-order guac.

“Table guacamole is made at your table,” one user wrote. “You don’t see a lot of places that still do that.”

“The guacamole was the best we’ve ever had,” said another user.

El Paseo Inn also specializes in chicken enchiladas, fish tacos, and Chili Verde plates.

Sol Y Luna at 19601 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana earned fifth place on the list.

“The fresh guacamole they make next to your table was mouth watering,” one Yelp user said. “It had fresh ingredients and was made to order. Boy, this is the best.

“The guacamole next to the table is a must every time. I always have a great time here,” said another user.

Here are the Top 10:

1. El Dorado Cantina – The Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)
2. The Mission (Scottsdale, Arizona)
3. El Paseo Inn (Los Angeles, CA)
4. Besito Mexican Restaurant (Tampa, Florida)
5. Sol Y Luna (Tarzana, CA)

6. Boudro’s On The Riverwalk (San Antonio, TX)
7. Mi Dia From Scratch (Grapevine, Texas)
8. Barbacoa Grill (Boise, Idaho)
9. Salsa 17 (Arlington Heights, IL)
10. Mesita (Rockville Center, New York)

The full list can be found here.

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California restaurants want fast food law passed https://orland-ca.com/california-restaurants-want-fast-food-law-passed/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/california-restaurants-want-fast-food-law-passed/ California restaurants are hoping to prevent implementation of the new fast food wage law by putting it in the hands of voters. Recently, a group of restaurateurs, franchisees, workers, consumers and community organizations formed Protect Neighborhood Restaurants, a coalition that tabled a referendum proposal to end the Fast Act, a law that would allow a […]]]>

California restaurants are hoping to prevent implementation of the new fast food wage law by putting it in the hands of voters.

Recently, a group of restaurateurs, franchisees, workers, consumers and community organizations formed Protect Neighborhood Restaurants, a coalition that tabled a referendum proposal to end the Fast Act, a law that would allow a panel of 10 people to regulate fast-food wages in California. If the referendum request is approved, the coalition would have less than 90 days to collect more than 623,212 signatures, or 5% of the total vote in the 2018 gubernatorial election. If all signatures are collected within the appropriate timeframe and pass all checks, the referendum will appear on the 2024 general election ballot. The coalition’s efforts are supported by the International Franchise Association and the National Restaurant Association.

The group is banking on the fact that a statewide poll showed that less than a third of Californians support the law and that the California Department of Finance opposed its passage.

“As a result of behind-the-scenes politics, Governor Newsom signed a lie into law and decried all small quick service businesses and local franchisees in California as bad employers,” the coalition said in a statement. “AB 257 should never have been introduced, it should never have passed, and it should never have been signed into law by the governor. … It’s only right that California voters have a voice before they take on the burden of a bill that has been widely heralded as a massive step in the wrong direction. California’s elected leaders have failed in their responsibility to represent the interests of their electorate.”

The Fast Act, signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Labor Day, gives the state panel the power to raise the minimum wage to $22 an hour next year, and up to to 3.5% each year thereafter. The new law covers fast-food chains that have 100 or more locations nationwide. It still takes a petition signed by 10,000 fast food workers to approve the creation of the council.

The UC Riverside School of Business found that a minimum wage set between $22 and $43 would inflate labor costs by 60% and raise prices by 20%, raising widespread concerns among restaurants and franchisees .

“As a McDonald’s franchisee for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to open doors for thousands of employees and their families by providing competitive wages and benefits and an inclusive work environment. My people are the backbone of my business and will always come first,” Harris Liu, a Sacramento-based franchisee, said in a statement. “But instead of approving legislation that benefits all workers, Governor Newsom is creating an uneven playing field that threatens small business owners and communities across the state. Our elected leaders can and must do better.

Labor rights organizations applauded the legislation. They point to a Harvard and University of California, San Francisco study that found fast food workers are paid 85 cents on the dollar compared to non-fast food workers.

“We took on the most powerful corporations in the world and won a seat at the table to raise standards in the fast food industry,” Sandro Flores, a Los Angeles-based Carl’s Jr. employee and leader in the fight for $15 and a Union said in a statement. “But instead of sitting at the table and working with us to improve the industry for workers, franchisees and consumers, global billion-dollar corporations plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to prevent us from having a voice at work.”

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Chipotle tests Mexican cauliflower rice in California restaurants https://orland-ca.com/chipotle-tests-mexican-cauliflower-rice-in-california-restaurants/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:28:18 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/chipotle-tests-mexican-cauliflower-rice-in-california-restaurants/ Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing Mexican Cauliflower Rice at eight locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Cauliflower rice is a grain-free alternative to white or brown rice that he serves in his burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. It is made with cauliflower chopped so finely that it looks like grains of rice. The Mayo […]]]>

Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing Mexican Cauliflower Rice at eight locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Cauliflower rice is a grain-free alternative to white or brown rice that he serves in his burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. It is made with cauliflower chopped so finely that it looks like grains of rice.

The Mayo Clinic has called cauliflower a “nutrition superstar” because it’s high in vitamin C, low in carbs and calories, and has no cholesterol.

Chipotle served Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a limited time in early 2021. So did El Pollo Loco.

Mexican cauliflower rice is made with sunflower oil, salt and seasonings including cumin, garlic and paprika, according to a press release from the Newport Beach-based chain.

3050 East Coast Highway, Corona De Mar

468 E 17th St., Costa Mesa

16241 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach

6324 A E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

245 Pine Avenue, Suite 190, Long Beach

1800 Ximeno Drive, Long Beach

3101 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach

6777 Westminster Blvd, Suite A, Westminster

Chipotle Mexican Grill sells slides with its original logo in its 1993 collection, which pays homage to the chain’s founding in Denver. (Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill)

Chipotle has also added a 1990s-themed clothing line to its online store. The 1993 collection pays homage to the chain’s founding in Denver nearly 30 years ago. It includes an anorak, rugby shirt, cap, socks and slides with Chipotle’s original logo and coloring, according to a separate press release.

The chain launched Chipotle Goods as a permanent apparel collection in August 2020, according to the company. Other branded merchandise includes beanies, pride t-shirts, baby onesies and a foil duffel bag that looks like a wrapped burrito.

Information: chipotle.com, chipotlegoods.com

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Chipotle tests Mexican cauliflower rice in California restaurants https://orland-ca.com/chipotle-tests-mexican-cauliflower-rice-in-california-restaurants-2/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/chipotle-tests-mexican-cauliflower-rice-in-california-restaurants-2/ Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing Mexican Cauliflower Rice at eight locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Cauliflower rice is a grain-free alternative to white or brown rice that he serves in his burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. It is made with cauliflower chopped so finely that it looks like grains of rice. The Mayo […]]]>

Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing Mexican Cauliflower Rice at eight locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Cauliflower rice is a grain-free alternative to white or brown rice that he serves in his burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. It is made with cauliflower chopped so finely that it looks like grains of rice.

The Mayo Clinic has called cauliflower a “nutrition superstar” because it’s high in vitamin C, low in carbs and calories, and has no cholesterol.

Chipotle served Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a limited time in early 2021. So did El Pollo Loco.

Mexican cauliflower rice is made with sunflower oil, salt and seasonings including cumin, garlic and paprika, according to a press release from the Newport Beach-based chain.

3050 East Coast Highway, Corona De Mar

468 E 17th St., Costa Mesa

16241 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach

6324 A E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

245 Pine Avenue, Suite 190, Long Beach

1800 Ximeno Drive, Long Beach

3101 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach

6777 Westminster Blvd, Suite A, Westminster

Chipotle Mexican Grill sells slides with its original logo in its 1993 collection, which pays homage to the chain’s founding in Denver. (Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill)

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