Luna Kutsi (Soft Opening Weekend)

This past Friday we had a chance to check out Luna Kutsi’s soft opening and boy were we impressed!

  • The food was delicious
  • Mezcal margaritas–yum!
  • Beautifully decorated interior
  • Friendly staff
  • The remodeled patio was very cute

Below are some photos from Friday’s soft opening:

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View of the bar and kitchen

 

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Plenty of seats in a cozy setting

 

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The Luna Kutsi (Mezcal) Margarita

 

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Quesadilla

 

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Tamale

 

Luna Kutsi is scheduled to open for regular food service beginning this Thursday (04/09/2015) April 15th, from 6PM to 2AM. Hours and opening day are subject to change.

Luna Kutsi
201 N Broadway
Santa Ana, Ca 92701
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St. Patrick’s Day Specials in DTSA

st-patricks-day-graphics-guiness-beerWe’re compiling a list of all of the St. Patty’s Day specials going on today in Downtown Santa Ana. If we’re missing anyone, please let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Little Sparrow

St. Patrick’s Day only happens once a year. Join us for $8 Irish Mules, $8 “Craft” Irish Car Bombs, $5 Dales Pales. Plus Chef Eric will be making Irish Nachos made with confit potatoes, topped with lardons, creme fraiche, cheese and scallions ($8).

Chapter One

Chapter One is turning 4 years old. Celebrate Saint Patty’s Day with us and Enjoy $4 Irish food and drink specials ALL DAY!

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Wursthaus

Brats & Bitburger bier $5 all day!

Copper Door

Green Beers & Cocktails, along with Jameson Specials

C4 Deli

Bangers & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage…all made in-house!

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Robbins Nest Wine Bar

They’ve been brining their own brisket for over a week! Join them for corned beef & cabbage, COLD beer and of course….great wine!

Ninjas with Appetite

Green Eggs and Spam–while supplies last!

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Come celebrate Saint Patty’s day with out smoked corn beef ‘n egg.

A Look Inside Luna Kutsi

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A spot that was once home to Memphis at the Santora has seen some major interior upgrades in the past year. If you’ve ever been to Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen in Orange or Javier’s in Irvine, the vibe seems to be quite the same.

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We’re hearing there are just a few more finishing touches to be made before Luna can open their doors to the public, but something tells us that when the Moon rises, it’ll be a new dawn for the Artists Village.

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OC Restaurant Week Specials in DTSA

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March 1st kicks off the beginning of OC Restaurant Week. Here are your Downtown Santa Ana restaurant deals for C4 Deli, Chapter One, and The North Left. These deals will run all week until March 7th.

C4 Deli

Brunch Menu $10
Beverage (Choose One)

  • French Press Coffee or Tea
  • French Press Yerba Mate
  • House-Brewed Iced Tea
  • C4 Deli Electrolyte-Enhanced Water
  • Orange Juice
  • Milk
  • Fountain Soda
    • Cola, Diet Cola, Lemon-Lime, Soda Water

Brunch Entree  (Choose One)

  • B.E.L.T.
    • Bacon, Fried Egg, Lettuce, Tomato, Aioli on Squaw Bread
  • French Toast
    • Brioche French Toast, Pickled Berries, Whipped Cream.
      Served with Potatoes O’Brien.
  • C4 Breakfast Burrito
    • Eggs, Potatoes, Cheddar, Chipotle Aioli.
      Choice of:, House-Made C4 Sausage, House-Made C4 Chorizo, or House-Cured C4 Bacon, House-Cured C4 Ham or Pastrami Hash.
      Served with House-Made C4 Salsa.
  • Croissant Breakfast Sandwich
    • Croissant, Scrambled Egg.
      Choice of: House-Made C4 Sausage, House-Cured C4 Bacon or House-Cured C4 Ham.
      Served with Hash Browns.
  • Monte Cristo
    • House-Cured C4 Ham, Turkey and Emmenthaler Cheese on Brioche French Toast.
      Served with Hash Browns & choice of Jam or Dipping Sauce.

 

Lunch Menu $15
Beverage (Choose One)

  • Cola, Diet Cola, Lemon-Lime, Soda Water, or House-Brewed Iced Tea

Sandwiches or Entree Salad (Choose One)

  • BBQ Brisket
    • Slow-Smoked Brisket, BBQ Sauce, Coleslaw on Telera Roll
  • Reuben
    • Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Emmentaler Cheese, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye
  • Porchetta
    • Certified Humane “Never-Ever” Crispy-Skinned Cured Pork Belly Wrapped Around Cured Pork Loin, Broccolini, Aioli on Telera Roll
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    • Made with Ground Beef and Pastrami, Wrapped in Bacon, and Served with Tomato, Provolone and Mayonnaise on French Bread
  • French Dip
    • House-Roasted Beef, Provolone, Beef Jus on a Baguette
  • Piggy Plank
    • Our Version of a Cuban Pressed Sandwich: Ham, Swiss, Pickles, Honey Mustard on a Pressed Baguette
  • Turkey Sandwich
    • Turkey Breast, Mixed Greens, Tomato, Provolone, Malt Vinegar Mayonnaise on Rustic Bread
  • Italian Chopped Salad
    • Italian Cold Cuts, Shredded Provolone, Iceberg Lettuce, Pepperoncini, Chickpeas, Diced Tomatoes, Creamy Herb Vinaigrette, House-Made Croutons
  • Caprese Sandwich vegetarian
    • Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Lemongrass Pesto, Balsamic Vinaigrette on Hoagie Roll
  • Caprese Salad vegetarian
    • Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato, Lemongrass Pesto, Balsamic Dressing, Fresh Basil, Crostini Optional

Cold Side (Choose One)

  • Green Bean Salad vegetarian
    • Peas, White Beans, Goat Cheese, Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Pickled Egg vegetarian
    • Regular, Smoked or Spicy
  • Potato Salad vegetarian
    • Aioli, Mustard, Salt
  • Coleslaw
    • Classic Creamy Style
  • Giardiniera
    • Marinated Cauliflower, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Jalapeños, Garlic, Herbs and Spices
  • Pickled Pesto Pasta Salad vegan
    • Lemongrass Pesto, Corn, Pasta, Diced Pickles, Green Bell Pepper
  • Dill Pickles
    • Four Pickle Spears or One Whole Kosher Pickle
  • Creamy Tomato Soup vegetarian
    • House-Made

Dessert (Choose One)

  • A Freshly Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie or House-Baked Cheesecake

 

Dinner Menu $20

Beverage (Choose One)

  • Avery White Rascal or Daily Craft Draft, House Red Wine or House White Wine

Sandwiches, Entree Salad, or Plate (Choose One)

  • BBQ Brisket
    • Slow-Smoked Brisket, BBQ Sauce, Coleslaw on Telera Roll
  • Reuben
    • Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Emmentaler Cheese, Russian Dressing on Marbled Rye
  • Porchetta
    • Certified Humane “Never-Ever” Crispy-Skinned Cured Pork Belly Wrapped Around Cured Pork Loin, Broccolini, Aioli on Telera Roll
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    • Made with Ground Beef and Pastrami, Wrapped in Bacon, and Served with Tomato, Provolone and Mayonnaise on French Bread
  • French Dip
    • House-Roasted Beef, Provolone, Beef Jus on a Baguette
  • Piggy Plank
    • Our Version of a Cuban Pressed Sandwich: Ham, Swiss, Pickles, Honey Mustard on a Pressed Baguette
  • Turkey Sandwich
    • Turkey Breast, Mixed Greens, Tomato, Provolone, Malt Vinegar Mayonnaise on Rustic Bread
  • Caprese Salad vegetarian
    • Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato, Lemongrass Pesto, Balsamic Dressing, Fresh Basil, Crostini Optional
  • Hand-Rolled Meatballs
    • Beef & Pork Meatballs with Southern Italian Tomato Sauce and Marble Rye Garlic Bread
  • Chicken Parmesan Plate
    • Parmiggiano Cheese-Crusted Chicken Breast, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, House-Made Marinara Sauce, Cavatappi Pasta, Grated Parmiggiano, Garlic Toast

Cold Side (Choose One)

  • Green Bean Salad vegetarian
    • Peas, White Beans, Goat Cheese, Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Creamy Tomato Soup vegetarian
    • House-Made
  • Potato Salad vegetarian
    • Aioli, Mustard, Salt
  • Side Salad vegan
    • Choice of Dressing
  • Giardiniera
    • Marinated Cauliflower, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Jalapeños, Garlic, Herbs and Spices
  • Pickled Pesto Pasta Salad vegan
    • Lemongrass Pesto, Corn, Pasta, Diced Pickles, Green Bell Pepper

Dessert (Choose One)

  • A Freshly Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie or House-Baked Cheesecake

Chapter One

Lunch Menu $20
Please Choose Any Non-Bottled N/A Beverage, and then:

Snacks (choose 1)

  • Tangy Fried Calamari
    • Fried calamari sautéed with balsamic reduction,
      tabasco pepper sauce, tomatoes and green onions
  • Daily House Soup
    • In-house, farm-fresh ingredients
      ASK YOUR SERVER FOR DETAILS
  • Organic OC Vegetable Basket Vegan
    • The best of what local Orange County farms have to offer!
      With a simple preparation, we let these delicious veggies
      speak for themselves
  • French Onion
    • Caramelized onion stock, Spanish sherry,
      Gruyere and provolone, green apple, sourdough crouton

Entree (choose 1)

  • Steak, Feta, Arugula
    • Arugula mix, marinated grilled steak, feta, red onion,
      cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomato & basil vinaigrette,
      fresh butter croutons
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    • Juicy fried chicken breast, melted provolone cheese,
      housemade honey mustard mousse, red onions, lettuce,
      tomato served with duck fat fries & housemade ketchup
  • Lamb Sandwich
    • Shredded braised lamb, picked red onion salsa criolla,
      salsa birria on ciabatta bread
  • Ahi Tuna Ceviche
    • Ahi tuna, aji amarillo, red onions, cilantro, cancha,
      tortilla chips
  • Sticky Icky Pork Belly Buns [2.0]
    • 72-hour brined Berkshire pork belly, sticky-spicy soy &
      sesame glaze, crunchy kimchi, fried jalapeño
      in (2) Chinese steamed buns
  • Vegan Portobello Napoleon Vegan
    • Risotto cake, tomato relish, roasted seasonal vegetables,
      sautéed tofu, marinated & grilled portobello,
      spinach truffle sauce
  • Yakisoba Stir-Fry Vegan
    • Yakisoba noodle, seasonal vegetables stir fry, peanuts,
      ginger, sambal-soy reduction, lime
  • Mac & Cheese
    • White cheddar, Fontina cheese, smoky bacon & caramelized
      onion relish, toasted panko, truffle oil
  • Sweet Jalapeño Chorizo Burger
    • Our craft patty blend of sirloin, short rib & top round,
      chorizo, sweet pickled jalapeños, chipotle aiol, lettuce, tomato,
      red onions served with duck fat fries & housemade ketchup

Dessert (choose 1)

  • MONKEY BALLS! vegetarian
    • Banana cake doughnut holes, caramel sauce,
      crème anglaise (contains almonds)
  • Vegan Fruit Parfait vegan
    • House-made organic tofu “yogurt”, fresh seasonal fruit,
      house-made granola
  • Whoopie Pies vegetarian
    • Flourless chocolate cookies filled with
      pink vanilla frosting
  • Apple Crostata vegetarian
    • It’s like a delicious mini spiced apple pie
      to share at your table
  • The Moscow Mule!
    • Spicy housemade ginger beer, Svedka Swedish vodka, Chase elderflower liqueur, lime

Dinner Menu $30

Includes (1) complimentary
Chapter One FAMOUS Moscow Mule, House Wine or Select Craft Draft

Snacks (choose 1)

  • Tangy Fried Calamari
    • Fried calamari sautéed with balsamic reduction,
      tabasco pepper sauce, tomatoes and green onions
  • Daily House Soup
    • In-house, farm-fresh ingredients
      ASK YOUR SERVER FOR DETAILS
  • Scallop Paella
    • Seared U-10 scallop, paella style saffron risotto
      with housemade chorizo
  • French Onion
    • Caramelized onion stock, Spanish sherry,
      Gruyere and provolone, green apple, sourdough crouton
  • Habañero Orange Chicken Wings
    • Chicken wings & drumettes tossed in a tangy blood orange
      glaze spiced with habañero, served with black garlic aioli
  • Organic OC Vegetable Basket Vegan
    • The best of what local Orange County farms have to offer!
      With a simple preparation, we let these delicious veggies
      speak for themselves
  • Bird’s Nest
    • 3 mini Scotch eggs, frisee salad, bacon jam, mustard sauce
  • The Green Lentil vegetarian
    • Lentils, roasted red peppers, fried beets, scallions, feta,
      balsamic vinaigrette

Entree (choose 1)

  • Kampot Pepper Steak
    • Kampot pepper crusted petit filet, bleu cheese anglaise,
      yukon potato & spinach hash, black pepper sauce
  • Lamb Gnocchi
    • Homemade potato gnocchi, lamb ragout, heirloom carrots,
      gremolata, feta cheese, curried granola, fried kale
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    • Juicy fried chicken breast, melted provolone cheese,
      housemade honey mustard mousse, red onions, lettuce,
      tomato served with duck fat fries & housemade ketchup
  • Sweet Jalapeño Chorizo Burger
    • Our craft patty blend of sirloin, short rib & top round,
      chorizo, sweet pickled jalapeños, chipotle aiol, lettuce, tomato,
      red onions served with duck fat fries and housemade ketchup
  • BBQ Chicken Flatbread
    • Housemade ancho chili BBQ sauce chicken, cilantro pesto,
      mozzarella cheese, red onions, red peppers,
      topped with black garlic aioli
  • Vegan Portobello Napoleon
    • Risotto cake, tomato relish, roasted seasonal vegetables,
      sautéed tofu, marinated & grilled portobello,
      spinach truffle sauce

Desserts (choose 1)

  • MONKEY BALLS! vegetarian
    • Banana cake doughnut holes, caramel sauce,
      crème anglaise (contains almonds)
  • Vegan Fruit Parfait vegan
    • House-made organic tofu “yogurt”, fresh seasonal fruit,
      house-made granola
  • Whoopie Pies vegetarian
    • Flourless chocolate cookies filled with
      pink vanilla frosting
  • Apple Crostata vegetarian
    • It’s like a delicious mini spiced apple pie
      to share at your table

The North Left

Dinner Menu $50

Select one from each category

1st Course

  • brussels sprouts, lemon brown butter, hazelnuts, cheese
  • cauliflower, honey thyme dressing, goat cheese, lentils
  • calcot, chorizo uni espuma, hazelnuts

2nd Course

  • 6 piece chicken nuggets, maple bourbon, bbq
  • oysters, lemon
  • beef tartare, tamari, mushrooms, oysters, chives, pine oil

3rd Course

  • market fish, radish, celery, apple, tarragon, sorrel
  • calamari, blood sausage, squid ink, rice cakes, lemon, chili
  • porridge, oats, barley, manchego, escargot, mushrooms

4th Course

  • pork shoulder, black garlic glaze, radish, cauliflower, scallions
  • sweet breads, fennel, cabbage, mustard, sherry, walnuts, wheat grass
  • steak butchers choice, herb crusted, onions, spinach mash potatoes, bonito butter

5th Course

  • PB & Jelly: peanut butter and chocolate mousse crunch bar/blackberry pepper sorbet
  • Tiramisu

Paninoteca Maggio: Now Open in DTSA

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

The North Left’s cocktail menu.
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