South Orange County Love
Real Poke. Added Ogo and Avocado(because California and I love tuna-avocado combination).
If I could compare with Jus Poke in Redondo…Jus Poke has a stronger marinade but the Ogo is not as good as Kawamata. The Ogo at Kawamata is great! Kawamata’s poke was very subtle with shoyu and sesame, I prefer a little more stronger flavor but none the less its a good bowl!!
The Musubi is solid. I think it was microwaved with the plastic and half the nori disintegrated. Still the best Musubi I ever had was from a Hawaiian friend, who marinates and then grills the Spam!!
I walk in and they are playing In The Still Of The Night? I see counter seats too! I am already in love!
I think it would be mistake to lump this in with those So Cal Diners you know ______[insert male name] Burgers (and fries, Pastrami, burritos). This place serves what Tony Bourdain calls, “a good honest cheeseburger”. No frills.
Go ahead and put some ketchup in it! Add on includes: chilli, cheese, bacon, and egg.
With one bite I could tell right away that the patties are hand formed which I confirmed with the manager. With a milk shake this well made classic cheeseburger hits the satisfactory level to the roof! So good I got another! With grilled onions! In retrospect I should have got an egg too.
Biggies Burgers is a fine fine establishment. Now I wouldn’t expect some of you to drive down here from LA but if you are on your way to SD, hit them up! Or bang it up with another burger at Riders Club Cafe. Or triple bang it with Kawamata-Biggies-Riders Club, and sleep like a baby in your hotel/air bnb.
San Clemente Pier! Got a cap at Bear Coast Coffee. I love the name Bear Coast btw! But was pretty disappointed that my drink was watery not full body. That’s the thing about espresso-based drinks! I am more of a pour over guy but I do enjoy a well made espresso-based drink such as the flat white at 2 Guns!
What is more life affirming than a good cheeseburger and the Pacific Ocean? When I look to the side I see some parents playing with their young child, a train rolls by that earlier in the day started its journey from Los Angeles Union Station, a group of friends are having a picnic at a nearby table, I see young surfers in the water, and couples sharing a bench staring out to the ocean. And in my belly: cheeseburger, poke, and milkshake.