Eat This Now – The Fried Chicken at PFC


A little bit of sweet, a little bit of spicy, a little bit of heaven. After perfecting their recipe, Playground’s Fried Chicken (PFC) has become one of our most favorite dishes these days. Choose from either a 2, 4, or 8 piece meal, oh, and don’t forget to load up on napkins!

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.

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.

4th Street Market Opening Soon

From what we’re hearing, the 4th Street Market is scheduled to open sometime in early February.

The 4th Street Market will be open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm.

Tenants within the Market include:

  • Chunk-N-Chip
  • Dos Chinos
  • Electric City Butcher
  • Front Porch Pops
  • Honor Roll
  • Ink Waffles
  • Kitchen DTSA
  • MAR
  • Noodle Tramp
  • Portola Coffee
  • PFC
  • Radical Botanicals
  • Recess
  • Stockyard Sandwich Co.
  • Torch S’more Co.
  • Wagyu Chuck

In addition, there will be spaces for community dining, food demos, as well as state-of-the-art incubator kitchens.

We can’t wait!