Irvine? Going to the Verizon Amp - need recs.
Where is our starting point?
Just north of Irvine Center Drive, traveling south on the 405, is Sand Canyon.
If you head off here, then turn right, you'll find a Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill in the shopping center to the left.
Although a chain, it's a new, small chain of "fresh Mex".
There are also many other small "take-outs" in the center.
The burgers at Knowlwood in Irvine are quite nice. Local mom & pop restaurant chain (5 locations). The one in Irvine is located on an interesting historic site (Sand Canyon next to the 5). Good food at a great value.
I'll try to put up my Knowlwood review on my blog if I have time tonight so you can see some pictures of the food and whatnot. Haven't had a chance to write it yet. No garuntees, though.