Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Restaurant Weeks!

Thanks to Sharon for reminding me of this one:

Newport Beach Restaurant Week from January 18th through the 22nd, featuring $15 or $20 lunch prix fixe menus, and $20 or $35 dinners, depending on restaurant participation.

Recently reviewed restaurants that are participating include:

Wilma's Patio
The Crow Bar & Kitchen

And thanks to Jamie for letting me know about this one:

Orange County Restaurant Week from February 22nd through the 28th, featuring $20, $30, or $40 prix fixe menus. There's a few overlaps, including Chart House, Bluewater Grill, The Crow Bar & Kitchen, and Zov's, in case you can't make it to all of your desired destinations during the first restaurant week!

Recently reviewed restaurants participating in OC Restaurant Week include:

Taps Fish House

Mark your calendars!

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Wilma's Patio - on Balboa Island

Pardon my French, but Holy Crap! I had the absolute best breakfast today at Wilma's Patio, located on Balboa Island (Newport Beach). Wilma's has been in business since the 70's and not much has changed since then. Pretty much all the same people still work there.

For breakfast I had the Pumpkin Hotcakes combo ($10.75), which included choice of egg and meat. I had bacon (what better way to ring in the New Year!) and scrambled eggs with my pancakes. Sorry for no pictures.

Eating the pancakes was a blissful experience. They were not overly sweet, and had an undercurrent of nutmeg in the finish. I happily slathered my 3 hotcakes with butter and syrup. At first I thought there was no way I could finish 3 hotcakes, then after I was almost done with everything, was wondering if I should have gotten a full order. But my jeans are glad I didn't.

* Note: Pumpkin pancakes are a seasonal dish that Wilma's only serves during the winter.

Wilma's Patio
(On Balboa Island)
203 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, California 92662

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