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Apr 29, 2008 09:57 AM

Derby Day+Mint Julep in OC?

Seeking leads on where one might find a proper mint julep in OC. In honor of Derby Day, of course.

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  1. Lucille's Smokehouse

    Have the Appetizer Platter which has enough food for maybe four people -- Pork rib tips, onion straws, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, Dixie egg rolls, fried dill pickles, chicken strips and a tri tip quesadilla. OMG, those fried okra, fried green tomatoes, and maybe the best item, those fried dill pickles.

    Bar menu – see the julep menu

    Lake Forest

    1. On a related question, where is a good place in Orange County to watch the race on Satuday? Perhaps someplace that serves mint juleps or burgoo soup.

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      1. re: swakel

        Got a recent recco for either Memphis location -- perhaps better bet than Lucille's (I find theirs to be not very deftly made, tho I give them points for even going where most won't). Memphis has some southern dishes, but no burgoo.

        You might call Iva Lee's in San Clemente about the burgoo... but I don't think they have a TV in their teensy bar. Worth a call.

        1. re: OCBites

          go to Memphis, it's all right over there.

          1. re: kevin

            I'll second (or third) Memphis. Best mint julep around.

      2. Disneyland has good mint juleps...I forgot the name of the location, but it's near fried donut thingies served w/the sweet apple dipping thing. I think it's the place that has the live band every now and then.