Category Archives: Food

These Tacos were Loco

Recently ate at Taco Asylum (http://www.tacoasylum.com) at The Camp in Costa Mesa and appreciated their establishment. I really like this restaurant because of what they bring to the table which is a modern twist  on a great Mexican dish, which is the taco, as well as providing craft beers and their specialty bottled hot sauces at a great location (The Camp; http://thecampsite.com). The execution of this was well done and there were small details that really made the difference. It was an enjoyable experience, our waiter was really friendly, but in terms of value I feel like it wasn’t all there. The tacos were small especially the carne asada tacos, they barely had any meat and they cost three dollars plus so I wasn’t to satisfied with them but that’s probably because I’m used to getting my tacos from carnicerias (butcher shops) or taco stands in LA where they cost 2 dollars and are double the quantity. Maybe if they had sourced their meat from grass fed cows and pasture raised pigs, along with having local small farm ingredients and heirloom corn tortillas, then I would have been fine with the price but that wasn’t the case. Regardless this was a fun experience with some interesting flavors and good ambiance. Definitely check it out if you are looking for an afternoon snack!FullSizeRender 7

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Upcoming FREEbie Holidays

All you bargainers probably already knew and hopefully took advantage, but yesterday the popular Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell offered its Biscuit Taco for FREE from 7 am – 11 am. If you missed out on this opportunity, do not worry, because the bargainer that we all have inside us, this blog is all about important dates! These are some dates in the next three months in which you can help keep your wallet fat, and perhaps you too…

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JUNE

First Friday – National Donut Day: Need we say anything else? Go ahead and pick up a donut from either Dunkin Donut or Krispy Kreme.

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June 10 – Iced Tea Day: Vendors like 7-Eleven and even Teavana offer free iced tea. 7-Eleven offers a free bottle of Snapple Iced Tea, but Teavana tops that with one of their special and delicious iced teas.

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JULY

Varies – Cow Appreciation Day @Chick-fil-A:  This one is a fun one. Want a free whole Chick-fil-A meal?? Dress up head to toe as a cow and you will get one! Not as radical? Just dress up partially and just get an entrée. Either way, you’ll have fun doing it.

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July 11 – Free Slurpee Day: In the midst of the summer heat, 7-Eleven comes to the rescue with a free Slurpee celebrating 7-Eleven’s birthday.

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The Anaheim Packing House

The packing house opened in 2014 and has quickly become a mecca for foodies and craft drink connoisseurs as well as small business supporters. This location is a renovated Sunkist packing house that was built in 1919 that has transformed into a food hall with an environment that promotes creativity and community.IMG_3056

The space itself is set up to accentuate its heritage and give a modern twist on the building’s Spanish Colonial Revival Style, while also aiming to make the setting feel like a South American or  European public market.

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It is home to a variety of Merchants that either serve food, drinks, or both which makes this a great place to come enjoy with friends and be able to have different foods to chose from so that everybody can eat what they want, while also being able to try new food.

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Starbucks: The New S’mores Frappuccino

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Starbucks just recently revealed its new S’mores Frappuccino®. This new drink claims to include the basic elements that make up a traditional S’more: gooey milk chocolate, marshmallow, and crunchy honey-graham cracker crumbles. I for one am the biggest S’mores fan and of course had to go ahead and try this new drink, so today I went out and did just that.

The result? The actual drink itself looked nothing like it does in the picture above, so from the beginning I was a little reluctant about what it would actually taste like. Could it have been that the barista was not yet well trained to make this drink and therefore did not meet the proper appearance? Maybe; the drink did just make its appearance a few days ago across local Starbucks locations. Once I took a sip of the drink though, it was as if I took a bite out of a freshly made S’more cookie. The milk chocolate and the marshmallow at the bottom of the drink blend perfectly with the taste of mocha. I am usually not the biggest fan of whipped cream, but for this drink I was surprisingly satisfied; it consisted of a creamier texture that was like the cherry on top to this delicious drink. So for the final verdict, if you are a chocolate lover or a S’more lover, I would highly recommend it.

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Postmates: A Review

Postmates has recently been growing, especially in your typical college towns where many students lack access to transportation or experience time constraints during peak study periods. For those who have not heard of Postmates, they specialize in delivering goods to consumers locally. Postmates has been compared to Uber due to its extensive use of mobile devices to receive and dispatch delivery drivers. It offers free delivery to first time customers who use the promo code MUT8 in their online order. For weeks my roommates have been pushing me to try out their services, so this week I decided to give them a chance. I decided to go with the Habit Burger Grill and placed a simple order through Postmates (a typical cheeseburger and fries on the side). Placing the order itself was very easy, signing up with Postmates took less than three minutes and once I submitted my payment information my order was placed in less than 10 minutes. The total time it took them to deliver my food? One hour fifteen minutes. On top of that, the driver was unable to find the location of my apartment so I had to walk across the housing community to pick up my food at the leasing office (so much for food at your doorstep right?). Considering I received free delivery for being a first time customer, I would rate Postmates as “Okay”, however I don’t think I would pay the regular $10 delivery charge in a similar instance.

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