LUNCH! Food Truck Fare

My visiting sister-in-law’s husband is a huge fan of Food Network’s: The Great Food Truck Race Show so when I got their detailed itinerary, I saw that they wanted to visit gourmet Food Trucks. She mentioned there was one in Yorba Linda, but there are quite a few in Orange County. I remembered OC Fairgrounds have them. What I found out is that there is a following and soon enough you will start to recognize them all over town and develop a favorite. These trucks travel! Here are some of our favorite items we got to try. Food Truck Fare OC FAIR88 Fair Drive (Enter at Gate 4 off Arlington)Costa Mesa, CAWednesdays 5:30-9:00 … READ MORE >>

Travel: Spring Break to Palm Springs, California | @PalmSpringsCA @RenaissancePS2

I recently shared tips about visiting the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway with Kids. As we were driving around Palm Springs, it reminded me a little of driving around LA with streets lined with palm trees. (c) Let’s Play OC! Isn’t she fabulous? Seeing the “Forever Marilyn” Sculpture up close was pretty cool. (Hint: there’s a Starbucks across the street. =)) UPDATE: The exhibit is only here for a limited time and due to leave in June 2013. They just extended it for another 90 days thru end of August 2013. “Forever Marilyn” Sculpture, Palm Springs, CA (c) Let’s Play OC! We wanted to stay really close to the tramway so … READ MORE >>

TRAVEL: French Market Place, Dining at Mr. B’s Bistro, and Best Pralines from Southern Candy Makers in New Orleans

Take a walk through America’s oldest city market – the French Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s like a swap meet or flea market and you can get all your souvenirs for New Orleans here. They’re already a bargain, but don’t forget to negotiate. www.frenchmarket.org. Best Pralines Within walking distance from the French Market, look for Southern Candy Makers for the BEST Pralines (voted by Bon Appetit’s Magazine as Best of the USA). www.southerncandymakers.com They also make nice gifts. Check out their packaging below. Dining at Mr. B’s Bistro For dinner, we had reservations at Mr. B’s Bistro. I asked them what they were famous for and they highly recommended … READ MORE >>