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 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!
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!