Casual, Early Dinner for about 15 people near Corona Del Mar
So some friends who have moved to the East Coast are visiting later this month and want to have a bonfire and have left us the task of coordinating it. It's been decided that we will try to reserve a pit at Corona del Mar. An early dinner is to be part of the plan. Are there any affordable ($10-$15ish) eateries nearby that can accommodate a group of about 15 people? Thanks in advance!
$10-15 per entree, per app/entree or all in, including tax and tip?
Best option might be Summer House. A bit more expensive but under $15 if you just have burgers, sandwhiches or flatbreads would be CrowBar. Panini cafe next to Crowbar could work as well, as might Side Door.
Why not picnic around the bonfire? There is a Gelson's in Newport that is close to CDM, the Whole Foods in Tustin, and Zinc Cafe which all have prepared foods. I imagine you could get a pretty good spread for around $10-15 pp.
Not that I would ever advocate either drinking on the beach or drinking boxed wine, but a friend used to gift wrap wine boxes as camouflage and bring them along when he picnicked in the beach. Me, I would fill a water bottle with rum and buy canned Hansen smoothies, then spike them, but only where it is legal to drink in public. No way I would ever advocate drinking on a public beach.
Zinc Cafe & Market
3222 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625