An OC Local’s Delicious Week Includes Culinary Trips to LA!

Home Cooking and Favorite Spots to Dine Out in Orange County

Photographed By: Sean Drews Culinary Trips

Expert: Michael Campbell
Credentials: Chef de Cuisine, The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach



Mondays are my day to cook at home. This usually calls for firing up the smoker. Ribs, pork shoulder or lamb leg usually get fashioned into tacos, pitas or sandos of some sort.

If I’m just not feeling it, I can always stop by Shin-Sen-Gumi for some ramen and the reliable meat on a stick.



Usually a good pizza day—I’ll shoot for pizzerias Mozza or Ortica for a couple of pies and appetizers.



I try to get some errands done before work and I often find my way to East Borough for Banh Mi.



Thursday is always a good day for breakfast at Break of Dawn. I’m a big fan of salty pork, rice and eggs to get the day going.


Friday I can usually head over to Ironwood before last call. Great little neighborhood spot where I haven’t been wrong with anything on the menu.


Saturday is a great day for Eat Chow. Why decide between a Reuben, tacos or fried green tomatoes when these guys nail it all.



I look forward to Sunday, after a long week I generally get out early enough to head up to LA or Manhattan beach, I’m a big fan off M.B. Post and Fishing with Dynamite. My lady loves going by The Bazaar. It’s a great night for snacking around up north.

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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