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November 2018



11122 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

“Ooo…this sounds good.  Oh…THAT sounds good.  Wait, no, THIS sounds good.”

Have you ever looked at a menu and just kept “ooo’ing” and “ahhh’ing” your way through it?  I was sitting at Mama’s and had the hardest time choosing just what to get.  Finally, I decided on the Breakfast Pizza Pie because let’s be real – pizza is ALWAYS a good idea.

The Breakfast Pizza was huge!  The crust was hearty, hand-rolled, and had just the right amount of thickness.  Sprinkled on top were bacon, breakfast potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and I topped it off with some scrambled eggs to make my breakfast pizza complete.  The pizza came out hot.  I loved the crunchy/chewiness of the dough mixed with the melted cheese and salty/savoriness of the bacon.

There are multiple reasons why Mama’s is such a gem.

First, their menu really has something for everyone.  I wanted to order about 10 dishes at once, but had to calm myself.

Second, I love the fact that Mama’s serves breakfast ALL DAY.  So, pancakes, chilaquiles, chicken & waffles, omelets – you get that all day!

Third, they have days where they offer GREAT deals on drinks.  For example, Wednesdays, you can order a flight of wines for $7 and they are generous with their pours!

Fourth, they have endless fries.  Get those parmesan fries!

Fifth, they have THRIFTY ICE CREAM!  Do you guys remember Thrifty Ice Cream?  As soon as I took my first bite of the mint chip ice cream, memories of my childhood immediately flooded back to me and you just found me just sitting quietly for a good 10 minutes just enjoying each bite.

Mama’s is refreshingly inviting.  As soon as you walk into the eatery, you have the various flavors of Thrifty ice cream as your eye candy.  The diner has warm lighting, so it feels like the perfect place where you can leisurely catch up with friends or have a laid back dinner.  There are TVs throughout the place, a bar in the middle, and a nice fireplace in the patio which seems to encourage the “Stay…relax…and unwind” vibe.

With Mama’s unique menu, it can probably cater to just about any craving you may have.  I’m going to be back again soon because I have more dishes I’ve got to try!


Huntington Beach, ORANGE COUNTY, Sandwiches

7862 Warner AveSte E
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

There are days where you just have to say “SCREW THE DIET!”

Subculture is everything my carb loving soul needs.  The store itself is not very large and there is usually a line.  But, calm your heart, because with a little bit of patience, you’ll soon be able to sink your teeth into these hearty sandwiches.

What is my go-to sandwich at Subculture you ask?  It’s got to be The Godfather shown above.

The Dutch crunch bread is a Subculture highlight.  The top exterior of the bread is buttery and toasty, which gives each bite a satisfying crunch.  The rest of the bread is chewy and holds together all of the wonderful sauces and medley of flavors.  The Godfather comes with a healthy serving of hot salami, ham, pepperoni, provolone cheese, red pesto, cherry peppers, and Italian dressing (Regular: $9.95, Large: $12.95).

Each layer of the sandwich is meticulously placed so as you bite down, you get the sensation of crunchy, gooey, chewy, crispy, saucy and fluffiness all in one mouthful.  The spice in the meats brings heat to the sandwich, while the gooeyness of the cheese cools it all down at the same time, making it a great sandwich eating experience.

These sandwiches are not to be messed with.  They require and deserve your taste buds’ full attention – so order your sandwich, get some napkins, roll up your sleeves, use two hands to eat, and enjoy each bite.

With such a wide selection of sandwiches and customizations you can make, I’ll be sure to be back again!