Best Late-Night Dining - 2012
You can have your 24-hour taco stands, your open-all-night doughnut shops and pho palaces, but no matter your Orange County tribe, you'll eventually end up at Norms, sitting in a booth, the night sky illuminated by the iconic orange-and-white glow of its sign. Nowhere else can you order a New York steak-and-eggs for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, late-night snack, hangover food and breakfast again—and do so at affordable prices while surrounded by night owls, families and retirees alike. Sure, the commercials are cheesy, the menu a relic of the Bush I administration and the dishes hardly gourmet, but it's impossible to not love this place. If you hate Norms, you probably also hate puppies and rainbows.