Irvine: (OC DinDinaGoGo) Lomo Arigato, Dogzilla, Tropical Shave Ice

Today was a very busy evening. After work, I went to the Orange County Register (newspaper) for an intimate “meet and greet” with (my favorite) Anaheim Ducks player, Bobby Ryan. I attached a brief video of the event.. I hope you can hear it!
The event started promptly at 6 pm, and lucky for me, it only lasted a half hour.   After the event, I took 4 of my hockey friends to join me, Martin and Karen to the OC Din Din a Go Go, at the new home at Atomic Ballroom. It was their first time at a truck gathering so I suggested Lomo Arigato.
Tallarin Saltado by Lomo Arigato
Peruvian style spaghetti
Lomo Saltado by Lomo Arigato
Meats, onions, tomatoes, seasoning tossed in french fries
 Dogzilla “not your typical wiener” Japanese truck
The Dogzilla
Beef hotdog w/ avocado, bacon bits, grilled onions,
furikake, mayo and teri sauce in a soft kings hawaiian bun

Dessert with a smile by Tropical Shave Ice


Irvine: Barcelona on the Go, Oh For Sweets Sake, Tropical Shave Ice

I try not to be a creature of habit because (as the cliche goes) variety is the spice of life.  Still, there’s something about consistency which makes things feel all nice, warm and fuzzy.  On Wednesdays, I look forward in making a drive to Irvine for two reasons: 1) I get to eat a fantastic lunch as some of OC’s best gourmet trucks, and 2) I get to see my sister for all but 10-15 minutes. 
Today, I decided to leave work a wee early and dine al fresco with my sister.  Dining al fresco means hauling some folding chairs and a tv tray table out of my truck, and plopping it in front of a tree.
My lunch today was from Barcelona onthego, who was celebrating “Restaurant Week”.  He was promoting a 3 course meal for $15. Sure it sounds a bit pricey, but look at the food!  I ended up taking my dessert back to work because I had to have my treat from Oh For Sweets Sake!
My sister admiring her POG from Tropical Shave Ice

Barcelona on the go’s Restaurant Week menu
Course 1: Bacon wrapped dates
Course 2: Steak (ordered rare) with chimichuri sauce over fries

Course 3: Dessert!  Churros covered with chocolate
Afternoon treat: 7-up bundt cake from Oh For Sweets Sake