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!
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