Blogcrush Meetup at StoneFire Grill
I had the pleasure of attending the Blogcrush meetup at StoneFire Grill in Irvine, California. Blogcrush is the largest group of bloggers in Orange County. The group has monthly meetups to connect bloggers to each other, share tips, make friendships all while sampling food within the Orange County area.
Among all the restaurants in Irvine, the thing that makes StoneFire grill stand out is that they serve the freshest food in town, they have the friendliest staff and it is family owned. There are enough items in the menu to make this a perefect dining experience for an entire year without duplicating your menu.
First impression: I walked into the restaurant and was greeted by a cordial and attentive staff. Our group was meeting in the patio area which was classy, clean and comfortable. The food was prepared and perfectly hot! Aside from the delicious fresh food, calming outdoor ambiance and friendly staff the restaurant is also a central location for lunch during business days or evenings with friends, coworkers or family.
Favorite Menu Items:
The Stone Fire freshly baked bread sticks have a perfect blend of garlic & parmessan cheese.
The Stone Fire Grill Spinach salad includes fresh chicken, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, mozarella cheese, tomatos, avocados, cheese, croutons – tossed with Roasted Pepper Red Vinaigrette. This salad makes an excellent lunch or dinner (with breadsticks of course).
The Stone Fire Seasoned grilled veggies were amazing. The Fresh mushrooms and tomatoes with feta cheese melted in my mouth.
The most popular dessert of the night was the blueberry cheesecake. The smell of the berries was simply delightful.
The perfect evening of food, conversations and networking was topped off by catching up with old friends and making new friends. Hooray for Delicious Food and new friendships.
My Tip: Make sure to try the freshly baked bread sticks. The outdoor patio is equipped with heating which can make a perfect evening out or romantic date.
The next time you are looking for a place to eat with delicious and FRESH food in Irvine, CA, make sure to stop by StoneFire Grill. Their slogan “Freshly Prepared, Simply Delicious” is a perfect description of the quality and taste of their food. They also have locations in Valencia, West Hills, Fountain Valley, Chatsworth, Pasadena and Thousand Oaks and a catering service to meet the needs of patrons that would like to share their delicious food with guests.
Location: StoneFire Grill (View Menu)
Address: 3966 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA; 949-777-1177
Hours: Open Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
Ideal Meal: Tri-Tip with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
Note: The restaurant also has a Healthy Alternatives Menu. There are various options for vegetarians.
Geek scribbles: Five stars for the hot Freshly Baked Breadsticks.