Wursthaus Opens TODAY!


The long-awaited link-slingin’ spot is set to open their doors to the public today. And being one of the few places around that can serve food until 4am (alcohol sales end at 2am), we’re pretty sure that Wursthaus will be Downtown Santa Ana’s next massive hit.

Paninoteca Maggio: Now Open in DTSA


Milano (chicken) Sandwich

On Tuesday, Paninoteca Maggio received their occupancy permit and was (finally) able to open their doors to the public, with a Grand Opening planned for tomorrow (02/19).

We’ve been fans of PM since their early days when they were dishing out amazing sandwiches out of their City Place space, then during their brief stint as a food truck. It’s been a long wait, but Paninoteca Maggio feels right at home here in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana.

Paninoteca Maggio
304 N Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Awesome Midweek Deals at The North Left

The amazing team at The North Left have come up two great midweek deals to help you ease your way into the latter part of the work week: Tuesday Two for $2 Oysters, and $8 Craft Cocktail Wednesday nights.

Tuesday “Two for $2 Deal”

Two oysters, two dollars.

$8 Craft Cocktails on Wednesdays (from 6pm 5pm to Close)

The North Left’s cocktail menu.

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A Week of Great Restaurant Openings in DTSA

By the end of this week, your lunch and dinner options in Downtown Santa Ana will have almost doubled!

The 4th Street Market opened to the public yesterday with an amazing turnout. We did a brief walk-through and it was pretty crowded–especially for a Monday night.

Paninoteca Maggio (next to Little Sparrow) on Main and 3rd opens on Thursday, though if stop by this week (until Thursday) between 6am and 9am, you’ll be treated to a free cup of coffee.

And finally, Wursthaus is set to open their doors this Friday (02/20), with a grand opening slated for Saturday, March 7th as to coincide with the monthly Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk.

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Little Sparrow’s Prix Fixe


Looking for a romantic dinner option this Valentine’s Day?

Little Sparrow is offering a fabulous prix fixe dinner for $75/person.


Parmesan, parsnip chip

salsa verde, carrots

cilantro, chilies


walnuts, beet greens

mushroom, confit potatoes, marrow butter

blood orange hollandaise, carrots, quinoa


mascarpone custard, candied beets, vanilla

vanilla bean ice cream

chocolate cookie, milk chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse

Check out Little Sparrow’s special Valentines Dinner Menu Here!

A Look Inside Wursthaus

This past weekend, we got a chance to pop into Wursthaus’ “friends and family” event. The food menu was still being fine-tuned, so we didn’t get a chance to try any of their infamously-delicious links, but our group was still blown away by the level of craftsmanship that went into turning this once clothing store into Downtown Santa Ana’s next hottest spot.


Gabriel, the man behind the bar (and full sleeve artwork) is one of Wursthaus’ awesome owners as well as the creative mastermind behind the restaurant’s design and build.



I think this gentleman knew we were (quietly) taking a slow shutter speed shot so he knew to pose like a boss. Well played!



The restaurant’s interior design is probably one of the best, if not the best in Downtown Santa Ana.


Wursthaus will open to the public in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for the announcement!

Savor Santa Ana Returns to DTSA on Thursday, February 12

savor-posterSavor Santa Ana is a fun night of friends and food in DTSA. This exploration of flavor is new and improved with an exciting preview of the much-anticipated, 4th Street Market, and a showcase of new eateries and your old fav’s across downtown.

Here’s how it works: on Thursday, February 12th from 5pm-9pm, $10 gets your five tastings at your choice of over 25 distinctive restaurants and artisanal food producers in DTSA!

Your tastings will occur at many different restaurants that you will walk around to. If you want to be whisked to the next location, hop on to our free historic “Our Town Trolley” for a tasty trip to your next destination.

For more information, visit the Downtown Santa Ana website.