News: Downtown Santa Ana Invites All to Taste This Thursday – October 16, 2014

On October 15, 2014, in Events, Food and Drink News, by satnightfoodies

Savor Santa Ana on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 PM to 9 PM, pick up a booklet of 12 tasting tickets for $10. With your booklet and a route map in hand, you will be free to walk DTSA’s tree-lined brick sidewalks to exchange your tickets for your most-wanted food tastings at local eateries. Exchange […]

News: October Events at Playground 2.0 – Santa Ana, CA

On October 1, 2014, in Events, Food and Drink News, by satnightfoodies

Battledish: Chino Farms – Thursday Oct 2nd // Tue Oct 21st // 7 pm $100 including food, pairings, tax and tip. You sunk my Battledish! Have you ever wanted to be a judge on Iron Chef America or Chopped, here’s your chance. We absolutely love cooking with Chino Farms vegetables. In fact, it is our favorite […]

News: Chapter One Celebrates OC Cocktail Week March 2 – 8, 2014 – Santa Ana, CA

On March 2, 2014, in Food and Drink News, by satnightfoodies

For $20.14 Enjoy Your Choice Of: Hamachi Collar grilled hamachi collar finished in tangy tamarind broth paired with Parrots & Death Metal fair vodka, aperol, simple syrup, muddled grapes and mint leaves, topped with wit’s end ________________________________________________ Harvest Burger our craft patty blend of sirloin, short rib & top round, rosemary aioli, apple-onion jam, havarti […]

"When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings" – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA

On March 27, 2013, in Orange County, Photo Gallery, Special Menu, Yummy Eats, by satnightfoodies

I received a call from Jason Quinn, a local chef that we first met when he was the chef on the popular gourmet food truck, The Lime Truck. Yes, the same Jason that helped take The Lime Truck to victory in the second season of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Since then, he has […]

My One Weakness, Cajun Shrimp with all the Fixin’s – Kickin’ Crab – Santa Ana, CA

On March 12, 2012, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

We love spicy food; we love shrimp, clams and other seafood. Put those together and you have an addiction that we’ve had to feed every week for the last two months. It started about a year ago when someone turned us onto a place called Boiling Crab in Garden Grove. This place was good but […]

Sneak Preview of Chef Jason Quinn’s The Playground – Santa Ana, CA

On November 17, 2011, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

Tonight Kim and I got to visit The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana as part of the friends and family pre-opening event. We were lucky enough to try a number of their dishes and as you would expect from owner and executive chef Jason Quinn, he did not disappoint. The restaurant concept is based around […]

Memphis at the Santora Brings Southern Style Crawfish Boil to the West – Santa Ana, CA

On November 16, 2011, in Orange County, by satnightfoodies

In late October Memphis at the Santora in Downtown Santa Ana, announced Executive Chef Diego Velasco’s newest fall menu item, the Memphis Crawfish Boil. The Crawfish Boil includes 1.5lbs of fresh crawfish, smoked sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, cornbread muffins, salad and one Dixie Lager per guest, all served on traditional New Orleans butcher […]

The Lime Truck Alumnus Jason Quinn to Open The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana

On November 14, 2011, in Announcement, by satnightfoodies

If you are a Southern California gourmet food truck lover then there is a good chance that you have eaten at or at least heard of the Lime Truck in Orange County. They have won numerous accolades for their inventive California, ingredient-driven cuisine, most notably Season 2 winners of the Food Network’s “The Great Food […]

Gourmet on the Go 2, Food Drive Event – Friday, December 3

On November 30, 2010, in Food Truck Gathering, by satnightfoodies

This Friday is your chance to grab a spectacular lunch in Downtown Santa Ana and support a good cause all at the same time. The first Gourmet On the Go was a fun event and helped to raise a lot of money to support United Way of Orange County. This event will help to feed […]

Black Friday Blackout at Proof Bar – Friday, November 26

On November 24, 2010, in Food Truck Gathering, by satnightfoodies

Black Friday Blackout kicks off the holiday weekend with food trucks, music & drinks. Good place to stop for dinner or a late night snack. Gourmet Food Trucks: Calbi (@CalbiBBQ) Flying Pig (@FlyingPigTruck) Komodo (@KomodoFood) Short Stop BBQ @ShortStopBBQ) Tropical Shave Ice (@TropShaveIce) Drink Special: Spend $10 at the food trucks & get $3 beers! […]