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Feb 21, 2007 11:35 PM

Best "free" appetizer in OC

Ok heres a weird one, who has the best bread, chips or other free type food brought to your table before you order in the OC or Southern LA County?

I am a sucker for Ricardos El Ranchito's flour style chips

The bread at the Fitness Gril in Brea is also amazing

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  1. El Ranchito's flour chips and salsa ARE good, but do they still make the corn tortillas in house? Those things are amazing with a little butter, not to mention meat.

    I like the bread at Lucille's just because of the apple butter.

    1. Normally I'm ambivalent about Culinary Adventures Restaurants, but Chat Noir's bubbly hour (4-7p weekdays) includes free hors d'oeuvres that aren't half bad (sometimes it's freshly-fried garlicky potato chips, other times it could be potato au gratin on pastry).


      1. I'm a fan of the flour chips at El Matador in Costa Mesa.

        1. Haven't been to el matador what else is good there?

          1. and yes they still make those corn tortillas! i live almost next door to this place and hit it up at least twice a month