Costa Mesa, CA, USA


South Coast Farms CSA is Now Available for Pick-Up at Old Vine Café

Posted on April 7, 2010 | Misc

South Coast Farms CSA is now available for pick-up at Old Vine Café, located at The LAB in Costa Mesa!

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a relationship between a farm and its community. It is a great way for people to support their local farm in a direct way. Fresh produce is harvested and delivered the same day it is available for pick-up at Old Vine Café. The money from our members goes straight into growing their food, without a middleman!

South Coast Farms is a family-owned, certified organic farm in San Juan Capistrano, owned by George Kibby since 1997. He farms 25 acres in San Juan, and has been farming for over 20 years. South Coast Farms CSA program started in 2000 with just 12 members, and we now grow for over 350 local families!

South Coast Farms CSA is available for pick-up every other Thursday at Old Vine Cafe. All financial commitments are handled by South Coast Farms.

New Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Store is Pet Friendly

Posted on April 7, 2010 | News

If you’ve been a fan of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams or just love Lulu more than anything, you’re in luck — the two opened a 12,000-square-foot signature store at South Coast Plaza Village last week.

Gold and Williams are all about instant gratification, so most items are in stock for immediate delivery. Their line features pet-friendly upholstered furniture, armoires, beds, dining tables, chests, coffee tables, lighting, area rugs and accessories. Oh yeah, and dog beds in fabrics to coordinate with your sofas.

Yes the store is dog friendly, with treats available for your four-legged friends.

South Coast Plaza Village at 1661 W. Sunflower Avenue, at the corner of Bear Street & Sunflower Avenue. 714-389-9300

Via the Orange County Register.

Flame Broiler Restaurant Review

Posted on April 6, 2010 | Food

Flame Broiler has numerous locations all over Orange County, but the one I went to was on Anton and Ave of the Arts in Costa Mesa.  They are a newer location and mainly cater to the people that work in the surrounding offices.  Having heard such great things about this teriyaki place, I decided to finally try it for myself.

Flame Broiler prides themselves on being a healthy option.  Upon walking into the restaurant, I noticed numerous signs that say “no frying, no MSG, no trans fat, and no skin”.  I don’t think fast food can get any better than that.  Glancing over the menu, I noticed they only had a handful of choices, which makes my life just a bit easier.  They had veggie, beef, chicken, and rib options.  You can get it either in a bowl or a plate.  The bowl comes with just rice and the plate comes with a salad and fruit. Read More

An Evening Under the Stars at South Coast Plaza

Posted on April 6, 2010 | Events

Stars of Santa Barbara at South Coast Plaza
June 9, 2010 from 7-10pm

Enjoy an evening of fine wine from Santa Barbara’s top wineries, delicious cuisine from South Coast Plaza restaurants, music by KCRW’s Jason Bentley, silent and live auctions.

Tickets are $75 online at
All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

The event will take place under the stars in The Garden Terrace at South Coast Plaza.

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
For more information, call 714.435.2171

Royal Khyber Restaurant Review – Fine Indian Cuisine

Posted on March 8, 2010 | Food

I’d have to say one of the toughest decisions in life is figuring out where to eat for OC Restaurant Week, but lucky for me it comes around twice a year.  After studying the menu for a couple of days, I narrowed it down to a couple of restaurants and Royal Khyber took the final win.  I met up with a friend at the restaurant for lunch and was promptly seated.  The restaurant was dimly lit with a nice warm atmosphere.  The seating along the wall was one long couch with bright colored pillows.  The restaurant was on the smaller side but had a homely feel to it. Read More