Best Place to Spot a Local Powerbroker Orange County 2012 - Original Mike's Restaurant
Almost every weekday and -night, Mike Harrah's Original Mike's Restaurant in downtown Santa Ana is loaded with wealthy businessmen, federal and state judges, corporate lobbyists, prosecutors, sheriff's executives, high-ranking county bureaucrats, journalists, police officers, union bosses, and women, uhhh, looking to meet power players. Harrah—a Newport Beach resident who is in the process of building Orange County's tallest building several blocks from his restaurant—also owns the Santa Ana City Council. But that's another story. . . .