OC Weekly Intern Lunch At Native Foods!

OC Weekly Intern Lunch At Native Foods!
Just another day being an OC Weekly Intern...

Interns at the OC Weekly offices work hard. Updating calendar listings and the restaurant database begets quite the voracious appetite, and this past Thursday, fellow intern Mimi Tran and I decided to have lunch at Native Foods!

Mimi Tran: Intern at OC Weekly. Hi, Mi!
Mimi Tran: Intern at OC Weekly. Hi, Mi!

Mimi Tran goes to Cal State Fullerton and lends her nifty wordsmith skills to Heard Mentality, the OC Weekly Music Blog. She's cool; we share a cubicle.

For our first hour out in the town, we decided on Native Foods. I was in a must-detox phase, she doesn't eat red meat much, and it's close to Weekly world headquarters. I'd never been, given I'm from Los Angeles and all. It all worked out relatively great.

We were excited to get out of the office eat there. She had hyped up the cashew cheese on the chili fries, and I have been meaning to try the UCLA location for years already. It also happened to be St. Patrick's Day, so beer was half-off. It's the middle of the day? You have to return back to work for another hour followed by a two-hour commute back to an evening class, too? Don't worry, the spirit of St. Paddy's Day overcomes all!

OC Weekly Intern Lunch At Native Foods!

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The chili-cheese fries, meanwhile, were the most uncluttered I have ever had, with only the scantest amount of chili carefully nestled atop a generous heap of seasoned fries. I appreciate the large portion, but they were a little on the underdone side. Best part was definitely the house-made scoop of whipped cashew cheese, but I think its because it reminded me of hummus.

On the bright side, all this food came to less than $20, with a beer and a specialty lemonade. And I am down to return to try some of the other stuff . . . but there are other places to try. Stay tuned to find out where the OC Weekly intern lunch lands next time!

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2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626



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