It’s no secret that breakfast is this writer’s favorite meal of the day, but one of the best kept secrets this year may have been right next door to Costa Mesa’s Sidecar Doughnuts. A brekkie-only concept, Eggslice found a temporary home weekends inside PIE-NOT. With handheld delights of sausage, bacon and even chicken schnitzel, it was hard to resist this ideal morning. We were sad to see them end their run last month, and begged founder Bill McMullan to keep us in the loop for future hunger pangs.
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(Photo by Anne Watson)
Here’s something I think we can all agree on: Orange County has better Mexican food than anywhere else in California. And I firmly believe we have in Taco Maria the single best Mexican restaurant in the United States, and the chef who tilts the scales heavily in our favor. But we also have some of the best old-fashioned, family-operated California-style Mexican restaurants in the state.
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Photo by Cindy Yamanaka
Wellness Wednesday (starting tomorrow!) at SOCO
Join us for Wellness Wednesdays the second Wednesday of the month at SOCO and The OC Mix. Starting tomorrow, July 12 from 5pm-9pm take some time for yourself with the following:
- Check in at the Yarnover Truck (outside of The OC Mix by Shuck) starting at 5pm
- Get a complimentary cocktail card for Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
- Take a hour long yoga class and tarot card reading from the ladies of Fortune and Flow at 6pm
- Enjoy tastings at We Olive Wine Bar and The Cheese Shop
- Have kombucha tastings and talks at Farm & Culture Co from 5-9pm.
The event is free, but please RSVP by clicking here.
Designer Camp OC at SOCO!
OC Designer Camp 101 is taking place for the first time at SOCO from July 24 – 28 / 9am – 3pm. Your teen can explore the vast careers in the design industry by implementing the principles and elements of design. Students explore the design world covering Art, Branding, Fashion, Interior Design, Photography, Styling, Trend Forecasting and much more. Spots are still available and booking up fast – sign up and learn more here.
Storytime at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SOCO – July 24
Singer and story-teller, Christa Mae and the teaching artists of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity have teamed up to bring you “Storytime”, an hour of song, story, and coordinated art projects for pre-schoolers and their mothers and fathers. Sign up for Monday July 24 by clicking here.
SOCO After Dark – Live Music Mondays
You’re invited to Live Music Mondays at SOCO and The OC Mix! Join us the last Monday of the month (July 31) to enjoy happy hour at We Olive Wine Bar and Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop – and live music in the SOCO Courtyard from the Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band. No RSVP necessary.