Costa Mesa, CA, USA


Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant Review

Posted on January 4, 2010 | Food

Maggiano’s is located in the parking lot of South Coast Plaza right outside of Sears.  They used to split the building with Corner Bakery, but Corner Bakery is now gone and Maggiano’s has expanded.  It was a much needed expansion so they could seat more hungry people.  I always recommend having a reservation for this restaurant, but if you don’t, it’s still worth the wait! They serve their dishes family style, meaning each portion could easily feed 2-3 people.  The restaurant itself has a nice dim, romantic ambiance.  It has the feel that you’re in an expensive restaurant, minus the expensive! The pasta dishes are offered in half portions and full portions.  Half portions meaning you don’t want to share your plate of deliciousness.  Full portions meaning you also don’t want to share and you want leftovers to enjoy the next day.  I find it to be worth it to pay the extra $3-4 for the full portion so I have left overs for the next day. Read More

Energy Efficiency Retrofit Solution Installed at Westin South Coast Plaza

Posted on December 16, 2009 | Misc

SAN DIEGO, CA — 12/16/09 — Energy Efficiency Systems Group, LLC (EESG), a leading California-based energy efficiency and demand management company, announced that it is presently installing its comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit system at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Dave Paton, CEO of EESG, said, “We are pleased to have been selected by Westin South Coast Plaza’s management to deploy our energy-saving technology at this prestigious property. We are committed to enabling clients like Westin to both reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bill. Our retrofit solution is uniquely capable of addressing these issues where the opportunity for savings is greatest which is all major loads. We are proud to add the Westin South Coast Plaza to our growing list of customers in North America.” Read More

Darya Restaurant Review – Fine Persian Cuisine

Posted on December 14, 2009 | Food

Darya is awesome. Definitely coming back again. Fine Dining but with very nice service, not a stuck up place.

Food (Lunch):
-Appetizer: Wanted the Dolemeh but recommended the Borani (excellent recommendation)

-Entree: Didn’t want casual kabob combination orders…borrriinnnggg.Got the Special Persian Stew (sauce) Ghormeh Sabzi – recommended between the last one for salty taste. Although he did recommend the middle one (Fesenjon), I didn’t feel like any sweet food at the time. Will have to try it next time.

-Drink: The Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Tea unsweetened – pretty good, but wouldn’t pay $4+ for it. Read More

Vie De France Café Review

Posted on December 14, 2009 | Food

Vie de France is located in South Coast Plaza and has been there for as long as I can remember. It’s nice to stop here after shopping for hours on end and you want something to munch on without breaking the bank. They have two different parts of their restaurant, a bakery section and a sit down cafe. They are located on the lower level right outside of Saks Fifth Avenue.  You can’t miss this place as there is always a long line for their bakery. The long line goes by pretty quick and lets you browse through their pastry case as you wait in line. This can mean bad news sometimes because everything always looks so good. Read More

Working Wardrobe Opens New Costa Mesa Location

Posted on December 5, 2009 | News

Last Thursday, Working Wardrobes had their official grand opening/ribbon cutting at their new location in Costa Mesa. They have meeting and conference rooms available to the public for rental. CJ, the girl who will be handling the rentals, is in the process of putting together a breakdown of room sizes and capabilities as well as determining the rental fees. This venue will be a suitable option for someone looking to do a training seminar for about 30 people and they have full audio/video capabilities and equipment is available. Read More