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Emerald Lounge (Laguna Hills) – First Review: Seeking the Wizard of Ahhs at the Emerald Lounge

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There is No Ahhs and The Emerald Lounge is… Sapphire?

Emerald Lounge Steak Taco
Emerald Lounge Steak Taco

You’re out following the Yellow Brick Road, and decide to stop for the night. You pull your farmhouse off the to the side of the tornado you’ve been riding, find a nice independent hotel (a former Holiday Inn) in sleepy little Mission Viejo, make sure you didn’t accidentally park on any wicked witches, and decide it’s a good place to crash for the night. Not wanting to go back out, you decide to hit the Taco Tuesday right here in the hotel at the Emerald Lounge. Sorry, Toto. The tacos are going to taste like you’re still in Kansas, and the lounge isn’t Emerald.

To be fair, a moderately priced hotel lounge is not the place you’d expect to find great food, even by cheap Taco Tuesday standards. Hotel lounges in this price range are usually more about Continue reading Emerald Lounge (Laguna Hills) – First Review: Seeking the Wizard of Ahhs at the Emerald Lounge

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Jimboy’s Tacos (Aliso Viejo) – First Review: Can a Gas Station Taco Give You More Than Gas?

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Fill Me Up with Regular, Hold the Premium

Jimboy's Original Ground Beef Taco
Jimboy’s Original Ground Beef Taco

When I first heard the local Shell Station in Aliso Viejo was going to be selling tacos, I scoffed. How could a gas station offer anything better than hotdogs with questionable expiration dates endlessly rotating for days on end on steel rollers under a heat lamp? The answer is simple: It wasn’t the gas station that was serving them. Despite numerous trips to Lake Tahoe, I had never heard of Jimboy’s Tacos so had no idea they were Continue reading Jimboy’s Tacos (Aliso Viejo) – First Review: Can a Gas Station Taco Give You More Than Gas?

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