Friday, April 6, 2012

Playground - Delish!

Tomorrow is my moms birthday so my daughter and I decided we'd go out for a girls lunch today.  My mom  had read about a new restaurant in Downtown Santa Ana called Playground. One of the owners is a guy who was on The Lime Truck, known for their win on Season 2 of the food networks Great American Food Truck Race.

We've heard great things about Playground and wanted to try it out. They used to be closed for lunch service but earlier this yer they decided to start opening for lunch between 12pm and 3pm.  It was full when we got there so opening for lunch must have been a good idea. Their dinner services are by reservation only! So if you want to try it be sure to call ahead of time.

To start off our lunch we ordered drinks, my mom had a real ginger ale. Refreshing and slightly spicy from the ginger chunks in the bottom of the bottle. I had the Blueberry Soda, which in fact tasted like blueberries and was perfectly fizzy!

For lunch we shared the Bib Salad - bib lettuce, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, pickled red onion, blue cheese and a little bit of crisp fatty bacon (how could you go wrong with a little bacon). It was topped with a light vinaigrette and oh was it was fantastic! We also shared their lunch burger. It was a burger piled high with juicy meat, lettuce, sweet caramelized onions, swiss cheese and yellow mustard. It was an amazing burger!

We will definitely be back! Check out their website for more info

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My mom, referred to as Mama L, and I have been talking about starting a blog for quite some time now. We are always trying new recipes and making new crafts - always being told by friends and family that we need to sell our creations. Instead of selling them we've decided to share our crafty ideas, yummy recipes along with our funny adventures here on our blog. Please follow us and enjoy. We are always trying to find new places to explore, new recipes to cook for our families and most of all we're just having fun!