Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Habit: I Get It!!!!

The Habit!!! When I first popped their double char burger into my mouth the initial thought that went to my head was, "I could easily eat these burgers five days a week and not get tired of it!" Truly, I understand why this placed is named The Habit as it is habit forming!!! Ahahahahahahahaha!!!! I had a double char burger, bacon burger and two orders of fries and the food was absolutely outstanding!!! Absolutely!!!!! I fear for The Habit's future because some greasy lawyer will probably sue this places ass off claiming they put some sort of addictive substance in the beef causing people to become fat! Well hey then, get down to The Habit and savor every second these burgers are around before some shyster takes them for all of their money!!! Ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Do it!!!!!! You won't regret it!!!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ChickPita Fresh Mediterranean Grill & ChickPita Express: Took me Back to the Streets of Tiberias!!!

A few years back I spent a couple of weeks travelling around Israel. Look, I don't have the kind of money to where I can eat out or stay in a 4 star hotel every night while on vacation! So, it's all about slumming it in hostels and eating street food to save money!! Ahhhhhh hahahahahaha!!! For two weeks In the summer of 2009 all I ate for lunch and dinner was falafal and chicken or lamb shwerma!!! I mean, that was it in terms of food! And you know what?!?!?!?! Never got tired of it!!!!!! EVER!!!!!! Not once while I was there!!!

I was feeling a little sentimental the other day, you know, thinking about my time in Israel and I started to long for that summer again!! Actually, I got a little teary eyed..... uhhhh hold on (sniff).... I uhhh.... I just need a minute here.... hold on....(deep breath, sniff).... OK, I think I'm good. Sorry about that. Anyway, what a beautiful and amazing country! And I just wanted to relive the summer of 09 for just a few short moments!! So I looked up Mediterranean food in the OC area, and this place came to the forefront!!! And let me just say.... ChickPita Fresh Mediterranean Grill did not disappoint!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahaha!!!!! I had the falafel, chicken shwerma, and extra pita and hummus. It was a celebration!!! When I bit into that chicken shwerma the spices that met my tongue immediately whisked me away and sent me back to the smells and memories of the Arab Quarter in old town Jerusalem, just as Mohammed was whisked up and made his midnight ride from Mecca to Jerusalem!!! I mean eating this food was a supernatural experience!!!!! Wow!!!!! And that falafel tastes exactly like what you will find on the streets of Tiberias!! That's a fact!! Now all we need is a way to get some Goldstar or Maccabbee to the States and we can have a sliver of a truly authentic Mediterranean experience!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh hahahahahahaha!!!!! C'mon, somebody knows what i'm talking about, right?!?!?!?!?! Right?!?!?!?! All I have to say to those who want to eat at ChickPita Fresh Medierranean Grill is... Lahiam To Life!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chicago's Best: The Best Kept Secret in all of OC!!!

I went to my friend Pamela one day who is a Chicago native and I asked her, "Hey uh Pamela.... Where can one find authentic Chicago food in Orange County?" Without hesitation Pamela replied, 'Chicago's Best in Irvine! That place is the real deal! I grew up in Chicago and lived there for many years. The hot dogs and Italian beef's are no different than what you will find in Chicago." OK well maybe she didn't say that word for word. I mean I can't remember everything people! Ahhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! But you get my drift, right?!
Let me just say, that I am absolutely honored and thrilled to be the first person on urbanspoon to review Chicago's Best! But at the same time, I honestly can't believe nobody knows about this place! This place has got to be on the verge of breaking through and absolutely exploding into an Irvine eating institution. And to be the first to review this place is humbling. When they're digging through the portals of time, they will see my name as the initial reviewer of Chicago's Best!!! This is hands down the greatest day of my life!!!! Ahahahahaha!!!!
Look, maybe it's because I'm a Chicago food virgin, but the Chicago Hot Dog here brought me to my knees! My one regret was that I got my food to-go and couldn't get back in line and order 6 more of those mothers! Jesus those things are good!! From the pickle to the seasoning to the bun to the link, it was absolutely perfect! OK, I'm going to drop a huge bomb here that people might get upset over, but here it comes... The Italian Beef Sandwich at Chicago's Best is better than Philippe's in downtown LA!!! There I said it!!!! You know what, it feels kind of good to say!! I don't regret it at all! You want to know why?!?!?! Do you?!?! Because it's a completely factual claim!!! I stand by that statement and will fight over it to the death!!!!!! To the death!!!! They say to pick your battles in life! Well saying Chicago's Best has a better sandwich than Phillipe's is a battle I will not flee from but will instead fight and fight and fight and fight and fight and fight and fight and fight and fight over!!!! You can believe that!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! All I can say is that when I review a place on urbanspoon it's because the food there moved me! And I'm not talking about bowel movements people!!! This food spoke to my soul and captivated my heart!!! We may have arrived at the pinacle of human achievement with this place!! I truthfully don't know if there is any better we can do as a society than Chicago's Best!!! Evolution has ended!! We have arrived!! Make your way over to Main St. in Irvine and you'll understand what I mean!!! Boom!!! Ahhhhhhh hahahahahahahaha!!!!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Big O To Go: Old School!!

This place is straight out of 1976!! Actually, according to the owner, that's when Big-O To Go opened shop and began providing some of the finest quality pizza around!! This place is old school and it's awesome! They don't give you the pizza in a pizza box, but rather they wrap it in foil for you!! There's no fancy looking menu, but the menu you look at to place your order is the one they first had in 1976! This place is retro, has changed very little (if at all), and it's incredible! Oh, let us not forget that this pizza............ is amazing!!!!!!!!! Fresh quality ingredients make this pizza difficult to put down! In fact, I didn't put it down. If you must know, I ate an entire large 1/2 pepperoni mushroom, 1/2 sausage jalapeno by myself and I absolutely destroyed it!!!!! Absolutely!!!!!!!!!! And and and and... I ate a meatball sandwich on top of it! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Dude, their meatball sandwiches are fantastic and delicious in every square inch of bread, cheese, sauce, and meat they are served with!!!! I will absolutely go back to this place and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound and pound until there is no room left!!!! Ahhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahaha!!!! A side note: It's right next to Royal Doughnuts... Do I even have to say it?!?!?!?! Do I even need to mention it?!?!?!?! Do I?!?! Well, I will!!!! After you pick up your pizza, you go to Royal and get 1/2 dozen doughnuts for dessert!!! And you know what?!?!?! That's what I did!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!! Big-O pizza with Royal doughnuts for dessert is one of the greatest eating combinations you can experience in all of Orange County!!! Maybe in the country!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Do this place and don't cheat yourself!! Do it now!!!!!


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