September 2014

Found 22 blog entries for September 2014.

WafflesWaffle lovers are always looking for a great place to get a waffle in the morning in Orange County. While there are always franchise options with standard breakfast waffles, nothing beats a local waffle house not found anywhere else. Here are the best local places to grab a waffle in Orange County.

Plums Café - 369 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA

If you’re looking for a waffle variety and not just a plain waffle, try Plums Café. They carry a huge variety of choices including, the chocolate banana waffle.

For $15 you get waffles made with chocolate in the batter and topped with caramel, sliced bananas and whipped cream. Another favorite is the Northwest Berry Waffles, which are fresh waffles topped with fresh berries. Regardless of your choice,

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Friends Watching FootballOrange County in Southern California is home to a huge variety of college football fans. While you’ll find your pro football fans here too, college football is really popular in the OC. Here are the best bars to watch college football games.

Patsy’s Irish Pub - 28971 Golden Lantern Street, #108, Laguna Niguel, CA

Patsy’s is the place to go for a huge college football crowd. It’s located in a great neighborhood in the OC and offers a full menu, more than 20 beers on tap and tons of televisions to watch whatever game you’d like. You’ll love the Irish ambience, low lights, Irish music and stone walls.

Corner Office Sports Bar & Grill - 580 Anton Blvd, #201, Costa Mesa, CA

Corner Office Sports Bar & Grill is known as the biggest sports bar in the

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Laguna Beach is a seaside city in Orange County, California. Located in the southern part of California, Laguna Beach is famous for its amazing beaches, artistic community and excellent mild climate.

The population in Laguna Beach is about 23,000 people. The city has protected the coastline as well as remaining isolated from urban intrusion.

Geography & Climate

Laguna Beach consists of 9.8 square miles of land and water. There are 27 beaches in the area. The city is bordered by Crystal Cove State Park on the northwest, Laguna Woods on the northeast, Laguna Niguel on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest and Dana Point on the southeast.

The climate is a mild Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine all year long. The average

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Irish PubIrish Pubs are a huge favorite in America’s bar industry. Orange County has several very popular Irish Pubs perfect for dinner and a beer or for some afternoon relaxation. Here are a few of the best Iris Pubs found throughout the OC area.

Shamrock Bar & Grill

In Newport Beach’s Mariner Mile, you can find the Shamrock Bar & Grill. Although it’s located in the upscale luxury area of town, this is a laidback and low key place to grab a drink.

The menu offers some Irish options along with American dishes. This is the place to go for a quiet drink, a good draught beer and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a proper Guinness, a great meal,and live music. The only rule here is no dancing is permitted.

O’Malley’s on Main

One of the top five Irish Pubs in

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Homes in San Juan Capistrano

On behalf of the buyer, The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 27731 Horseshoe Bend, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California. (MLS® #OC14071733)

This welcoming and renovated custom estate is situated on a single loaded cul-de-sac street, offering privacy and gorgeous panoramic views. With 3,568 sq. ft., the property’s Spanish architecture is reminiscent of old Pasadena style. Discrete elegance and designer features are highlighted throughout the bright and open 5 bedroom, 4 bath multi-generational floor plan. The home features custom iron entry door and gates, walnut hardwood and limestone floors, an iron staircase, a custom chandelier, designer colors, vaulted ceilings, and French doors leading out to entertaining areas. Indoor and outdoor

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Harbor Dock - Newport Beach

Newport Beach is a place that typically comes with a high price. There are amazing upscale shopping centers, yachts and mansions throughout. The good news for families, there are a ton of family-friendly free events and activities going on all the time within the city. Here are the best free things to do at Newport Beach.

Free Second Sundays at Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive

Target sponsors this event at the Orange County Museum of Art. From 11am-4pm, enjoy family gallery tours, story time, hands-on art activities and live entertainment. Sometimes they even have a food trust on site.  You can enjoy this free event every month and it may take more than once to see all that is offered.

Newport Pier and Beach
1 Newport Pier

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Mission Viejo Homes for Sale

The Aaronson Group has listed 27690 Calle Valdes, Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, for $565,000. (MLS® #OC14197020)

This gorgeous sought after Casta Del Sol home features a premium location at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac backing to a lush greenbelt. This well-designed, light and bright Narcisso floor plan offers 3 bedrooms (with one of the rooms currently used as a den), 2 bathrooms, a dining room, and 2 patios. The home has been highly upgraded with modern sophistication including 20-inch tile, hardwood flooring, custom light fixtures, mirrored wardrobes, and much more. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, a stainless sink with filtered instant hot/cold water, maple cabinets, and a pantry. The family room is outfitted with

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Huntington Beach HomesHuntington Beach is a neighborhood located in Orange County, California. It contains many amazing subdivisions including North Huntington, Seaside Village, Downtown Huntington, Eader Park, Searcliff, Huntington Harbor and Villas at Pacific Shores. This area consists of upscale neighborhoods, mid-level neighborhoods and condominiums.

About Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is known for its long 9.5 mile stretch of beach. It’s also known for an excellent climate and impressive beach life. This seaside city is in the Southern part of California and is home to about 190,000 residents.


Residents in this neighborhood send their students to schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. The district includes:

  • Ocean View
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CrabIf you are a seafood fan, Orange County has a ton of great options for crab. With so many options in Orange County, it’s hard to tell which ones are going to have the quality crab you’re looking for. Here are the top spots in the area for a delicious crab meal.

The Boiling Crab

13892 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA

If a restaurant’s been featured on The Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” you know it has to be worth trying out. Their menu items are made using a Louisiana Creole blend of spices and its finger lickin’ good. The Boiling Crab serves everything in a bag and doesn’t use plates. Prepare to get messy when devouring their delicious crab cuisine.

Rock'n Fish

422 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA

If you’re looking for an

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