Eat My Words: Give thanks for the little things — including small meals, small dishes, and desserts

Cheryl Pruitt

Written by Cheryl Prout

The month of Thanksgiving is often full of massive meals and plates piled excessive even when eating out for the vacation.

Nonetheless, take into consideration the smaller flavors and desserts you’ll be able to get pleasure from. It does not need to be conventional Thanksgiving fare to be in your gratitude checklist.

Since November looks like the month to offer thanks for all of the little issues full of huge flavors, listed below are the meals you won’t know you are lacking, however perhaps you must attempt.

Discover new issues to understand at conventional mealtime.

San Clemente small bites

Rapport Espresso from Smith Cafe

647 Camino de los Mares, San Clemente,

Be glad about the right mixture: caruffles. The hybrid pastry is a cross between a croissant and a waffle.

Sol Agave

111 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, 949.312-2210,

Thanks for the pork bites: slow-roasted pork stomach with serrano honey, and inexperienced tomato salsa, served with mini corn tortillas.


213 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, 949.481.2200.

Heat butter cake is Nick’s signature dessert. Heat cake with crystallized sugar crust, served with vanilla ice cream and raspberry compote.

Scrumptious Dana Level Bites

Kawamata Seafood

26881 Camino de Estrela, Dana Level/Capistrano Seashore, 949.248.1914.

A fairly uncommon discover: Musubi spam. Lunch or only a snack, it’s grilled spam over rice and wrapped in nori.

Aden Vegetarian Restaurant

32860 Pacific Coast Freeway, Dana Level (Monarch Bay Plaza), 949.503.2163.

Vegan Fries are crispy fries with chopped seasoned vegan steak, mushrooms, jalapenos, and home ranch dressing drizzled with coconut oil. Thanks wholesome, certainly.

Hiya espresso

24633 Del Prado Road, Dana Level, 949.496.6368.

Merci to the Quiche du Jardin with spinach, mushrooms, Swiss cheese and candy onions.

San Juan Capistrano elements

Ramos Home Café

31752 Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.1342.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins are the right purpose to offer thanks for breakfast or brunch. The fragile, fried pastries are price a attempt.

Parmis Mediterranean Restaurant

31952 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.503.1249.

Be glad about the flavors the world has to supply, together with getting ready fesenjan, a conventional Persian stew with pomegranate and walnut paste over crispy rice.

Fesenjan stew additionally comes with hen.

5 Vines Wine Bar

31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.800.9145.

Many because of co-owner Susie Fairchild Fisher’s mom, Marian.

Murmur’s well-known cheese ball has some secret components, however the household recipe consists of blue cheese, black olives, chives and different silent components — all rolled over floor walnuts and served with crackers and apple slices.

FYI: Mormor is a Swedish phrase which means mom’s mom. thanks Mother!

Cheryl Pruitt is an award-winning journalist and editor who has lined the Metropolis and Orange County meals scene for the Orange County Register, and native magazines. She has known as Dana Level/Capistrano Seashore her dwelling for greater than 30 years.

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