THE CURE—7862 WARNER HB

Looking for a unique and very good drinking and dining experience? I have THE CURE for you!Located in a warner ave strip mall next to old regal theater is The Cure!advertised as Cal-Asian cuisine.. the Cure offers fresh and tasty herb filled food and meats along with local popular beers and wines and specialty coctails for your pleasure! a social hour menu from 3 to 6 offers specials in food and drinks! not to leave out the Sunday brunch… how about a salmon benedict or steak n eggs! or oc French toast.. mmmm … proof of a different menu are items not usually featured in most local spots such as lumpia,lamb meatballs, crispy spring rolls, short ribs, tacos witrh braised short ribs , or drunken wings anyone??? Drinkers will be happy with local brews or creative coctails.  The staff such as Joyce the smiley helpful server are all eager to please you! The interior  is as classy as the establishment.. greys and blacks and wood yet comfortable.  As Big Al said.. looking for something unique and good? Try… The Cure!! They will take care of you!!!

CRUISERS! 210 5th st. Huntington Beach

A a site formerly Imolas, formerly fifth st bar, formerly shed is a first class pizza sports bar and grill… Cruisers! featuring Chicago style food, pizza, and food  done with enthusiasm, great service, and good food! With attentive managing this location should be fine for this type of establishment. Pizza, of course , is the specialty here either done deep dish , Chicago style, or thin crust the taste and texture are definitely first class! Ingredients are ample and varied… pepperoni, jalapeno, bacon, chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions .. you name it they’ve got it! Big al tried an Italian sandwich  with beef, peppers, and melted white cheese… ohhh table slappin good! don’t want fries or feel guilty or healthy? no problem! you can order asparagus spears  which are delicious and slightly crunchy not droopy! You want to make up your own pizza? no worries.. you can choose basic tomato and cheese then add additional ingredients for 1.95 each! appetizers such as guacamole, tenders, and multiple kinds of fries are there for your enjoyment! Football season is approaching soooo look for early 9 am opening! especially you Cowboys fans who have been looking for a great place to  hang!!! Big Al says please give Cruisers a try! YOu”ll be back for more!!

4 SEASONS TEA

Two for tea?? or coffee or smoothies?? well, 4 Seasons in five points Huntington Beach is the place for you! Big Al saw a big sign saying just open and had to try it out! and boy was I glad I did! no need now to drive all the way to bolsa ave and little Saigon for an authentic Vietnamese tea or a special boba smoothie  no sir!! I tried an avocado blast made of course with fresh avocado and boba added and wow what a pleasant surprise! smooth and tasty without being too sweet or bland. the server also gave me a taste of Vietnamese coffee and ohhh ill be having many of these! available for your palate are such delicasies as sweetie lychee with lychee tea, diamond jelly, basil seeds and lychee jelly. how about a winter snow with jasmine milk tea, boa, and crystal pearl.  Feel like yogurt? try mango, peach guava or strawberry! so cool and tasty on a hot day! yes, welcome to 4 seasons tea! thank you for coming here to Huntington Beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BRUSTER’S REAL ICE CREAM!

7451 warner ave Huntington beach Ca. near ocean view High
If you want a real ice cream treat Bruster’s is your place! I patiently waited as four people ahead of me in line pored over the list of flavors trying to decide which to order.Eagerly I scanned the flavors used for cups of ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and even blasters! Finally, I elected a regular size cup which consisted of 3 yes 3 ! different flavors! chocolate irish cream, peanut buttercrunch, and cherry vanilla. OHHHH what a smooth, creamy, delicious combination! I enjoyed every last spoonful! Bryan and Haley , the servers were so friendly and smiley and were quick to tell me to wear my jammies a certain day so I could get a free scoop of ice cream!! I strongly urge you to hurry on down to Bruster’s real ice cream jammies or no jammies!!!

SEASALT WOODFIRE GRIL.2214 Beach blvd.HB

An Up and Comer! If youre looking for a nice, airy, open , classy place with varied coctails and well cooked tri tip , grilled bacon and much more then head for Seasalt located in long strip mall with Walmart and big lots across from beach blvd. The pecan buttered pancakes served on weekends literally melt in your mouth! The tri tip hash and steak and eggs are perfectly fired up and tasty! Big Al chose the 2x2x2 breakfast with thick bacon, eggs, and pancakes. Yum !Yum! The bartender, Travis is attentive and classy with expertise loving working at his craft! Want dessert? well , how about blueberry crumbcake or a huge seasalt and caramel cinnamon roll served in a skillet… wow! absolutely delicious! Yes, its noisy but a friendly , happening noise and enjoyable. as I walked to the restroom I couldn’t help but notice t he wall covered in real pennies one by one glued on the wall! yes, ill go back to seasalt probably to the bar area with the large windows facing their pits outside the windows.. and I even got to watch a little football on one of their large screens at the bar. Seasalt deserves your visit! See you there! big al

RETURN TO : SESSIONS DELI

Big al returned to SESSIONS since I was in the HB pier area for an airshow recently. Located directly across the street from the pier area is this incredible little deli with delicious sandwiches and salad of many varieties. featuring over 20 varieties of sandwiches and salads for your eating pleasure, big al chose a breakfast sandwich with a large soft homemade bun filled with guacamole , peppers, plenty of scrambled eggs and one of the best sausage patties ive ever tasted! my coffee drink complimented my meal perfectly and I remembered why I came back to this little deli and deserved to do a short rewrite to make sure more folks come in and enjoy this incredible treat of a deli across the pier. Please come in and say Big al sent you!! You’ll be so glad you did!!

Tiny but Mighty TASTE of Brazil!

TASTE=1993 bEACH BLVD. Huntington bEACH cA.
Nestled in a corner near a sports bar and a tattoo parlor is TASTE… a delightful little gem featuring Brazilian foods and snacks. Why not start with salgadinho or snack food? small little bites of tasty appetizers such as cheese balls mmmmm delicious! Feel like chicken parmesan? Youre in the right place!plentiful and oh so tasty and filling! You can tell the places that are family owned. The staff is so warm and genuinely friendly and eager to please! You still can order more meaty like dishes such as steak or roast chicken with sides if youre extra hungry! Yes, Big Al strongly recommends TASTE. pLEASE COME in and say Big Al sent you!

THAT’S AMORE–For a truly fine,Italian dining experience!

Peter’s Landing 16400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, ca.

Big Al’s friend, Anna, insisted I try this new Italian restaurant. After dining there recently I felt that That’s Amore provided a truly fine dining experience I would recommend to anyone! the atmosphere is large, airy and comfortable.  As soon as our antipasti choice arrived I knew we were in for a special treat!–a large selection of deli meats, cheeses, peppers, and olives– almost a meal in itself! I wanted to try something out of the ordinary so I chose as my main dish the Ragu Di Cinghiale–pappardelle pasta with a wild boar ragu. oH! sooo tasty! and meaty too! my friend opted for the more traditional lasagna and offered me a taste…ill have to admit… one of the best lasagnas ive ever had! If you have room for dessert traditional tiramisu is available as well as tortas and a delicious cool lemoncello which I had to try and mmmm worth the extra calories! Yes, there are many other Italian places to eat , but if you are looking for a truly fine, satisfying , and special place for that extra special occasion…. THAT’S AMORE!

 

PHO….NTASTIC! SAIGON DISTRICT!

Saigon District– seafood and grill..19171 Magnolia st. Huntington Beach, Ca. 92646 What  you see is definitely what you get at Saigon District. Owner, Sam Bui,  proudly displayed his new revamped, colorful menu accurately describing  his new menu!  Moderately priced items ranging from 2.50 for some appetizers to 7.50  to  13.75 for some main dishes.  The Pho,Vietnamese soup bowls are large and oh so tasty featuring rare to well done to filet mignon beef in a flavorful broth with plentiful noodles, sprouts if preferred, peppers with hoisin sauce and chile paste available. Personally, I loved the eggrolls , just flaky enough with savory ,filling vermicelli noodles with grilled shrimp or garlic noodles with grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon. Don’t forget grilled pork and egg rolls on rice! MMMM sooo good! Beer, wine , and fusion iced coffee are there for your enjoyment and compliment the meal well.  Other restaurants have occupied this same locale , but I’m sincerely hoping you will try and love “Saigon District!  Owner, Sam Bui and servers Amber, David , and Todd have certainly gone out of their way to please the most demanding diner! Loof for corner of Magnolia and Garfield near Home Depot center. For  delicious, authentic, reasonably priced Vietnamese food you don’t have to drive to Garden Grove or Westminster just drop in at Saigon District in Huntington Beach.  You’ll be glad you did!  Big Al

EZ PAGE! QUICK AND EASY RECIPES FOR THE BUSY YOU!!

Salsas  have become one of America’s favorite foods as a quick, easy appetizer tasty and low in fat.  For a change from basic salsa , mix with equal amount of refried beans, top with cheese,heat in microwave and serve hot ! Most use chips but these are usually fried,,, try baked chips or even baked pretzels taste of salsa will make up for any loss of taste from using baked rather than fried !

cut raw , colorful veggies such as peppers and carrots or peas and arrange in circle around  a mound of low fat sour cream mixed with ketchup and garlic powder creating a colorful , easy but tasty dip!

Need a quick but good main dish for dinner or a church potluck?? in one hour max you can make this Easy Hot Dish:  one and half lb. hamburger meat 1 package dry onion soup mix, I box crinkle cut fries frozen 1 can cream of chicken soup.. Layer raw hamburger in casserole dish, add onion soup mix then layer frozen fries, pour over can of the soup: bake one hour and presto! a delicious meal! all with standbys!! I can just hear those church ladies, ” oh Mary! how did you do this! MMMM I must have your recipe” LOL… our little secret!  Big Al