If you're ever in Santa Ana playground in Santa Ana. The owners previously owned and operated The Lime Truck, which used to roam the streets of Orange County in the height of the food truck days. After winning The Great Food Truck Race in 2011, hosted by The Food Network, they were able to open their own brick and mortar restaurant in Downtown Santa Ana. I've gone previously for brunch, but this time it was for dinner.
prime 6oz hanger steak, heirloom tomato salad
baby beet salad, goat cheese, walnut, orange
buffalo pig tails
chicken fried duck confit, frisee, five spice vin, 62 degree egg
hand cut fries, green tabasco aioli, bacon fat powder
double cut bone-in pork chop, braised red cabbage
playground burger, torchon, tomme de savioe, maple bourbon onions, arugula, french vin
better than mom's thanksgiving dinner - turkey confit, cranberry maple, stuffing
creamless creamed corn, fresno chilies
handmade kabocha ravioli, sage, candied pistachios
quinn carrot cake
We had a large group with us, so we were basically able to order a lot of things on the menu. The hanger steak was fantastic (loved the big flakes of salt sprinkled over the top), as was the creamless creamed corn. The Thanksgiving dinner was amazing to me because, confit turkey?! Stuffing? The issue I have with turkey is that often the meat can end up being dry but that was definitely not the case here.
The only thing I didn't try were the baby beets because at the time, I had a huge aversion to them. Beets. Any and all beets. There's hope for me after all, because beets have recently been growing on me ... but ONLY the yellow ones. I'm weird.
220 E Fourth St, #102, Santa Ana, CA 92701