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Fitness Grii in Yorba Linda?

josephnl Dec 3, 2012 11:35 AM

I've been invited out to dinner at the Fitness Grill in Yorba Linda. It doen't sound very good...is it? Is there any way to tactfully change the place when the hosts have specifically said they'd like to take you there?

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    running pig RE: josephnl Dec 3, 2012 01:46 PM

    Sorry to say it is not really a favorite of mine :-(

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      jaykayen RE: josephnl Dec 3, 2012 02:41 PM

      only if she asks for your input

      1. A5 KOBE RE: josephnl Dec 3, 2012 02:46 PM

        You are correct, it is not that good. I found the most edible things are the pizzas. There is a new Honda Ya close by and it is fairly new so there could be a possible out. My best advice is to order something small and rush to the nearest ice cream parlor or sonic for a butterfinger blast afterwards. Chapman exit off the 57 has a sonic.

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        1. re: A5 KOBE
          Dornfelder RE: A5 KOBE Dec 3, 2012 03:45 PM

          "My best advice is to order something small and rush to the nearest ice cream parlor ..."

          These two northeastern Orange County ice cream spots might dovetail decently with Kobe's suggestion. Don't know if either option is remotely Chow-worthy, but they're available nonetheless:

          1) Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream & Yogurt, Yorba Linda. Haven't been to this location, but locals have apparently supported it well since it opened 30 years ago in the same spot.You and your group will be in luck if the plan to go with Fitness Grill sticks; it's in the same shopping center as FG, about a two-minute walk away.

          2) Farrell's Ice Cream Restaurant, Brea. Haven't been to ANY Farrell's since 1977, but if the Gold-Digger and the Tin Roof sundaes are as tasty as I remember, it may be worth the nonstop din of kiddie birthday parties and teenage employees' making balloon animals for everyone. Should your group crave a gut-buster of a dessert, opt for the Pig's Trough. -- although that might be sort of a counterintuitive choice after the semi-healthful selections at FG. :p

          Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream & Yogurt
          18322 Imperial Hwy. (Imperial and Yorba Linda Blvd.)
          Yorba Linda, CA 92886
          (714) 993-3132

          Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant
          215 S. Brea Blvd. (Brea and Birch)
          Brea, CA 92821
          (714) 990-4386

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