Saturday, July 30, 2011


PICTURED (top to bottom): Restaurant, Bread with Garlic Olive Oil Dipping Sauce, Chicken Ravioli with Pink Sauce, Large Meat Ball Side, Chicken Parmigiana with Pasta, Lasagna, Italian Sausage Side.

Mama D's
3012 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-6262

After our first visit to Mama D's (last year) we decided it was worth repeating. We were in the mood for Italian, and decided it was time to give Mama D's the "consistency" test. We are happy to report that it passed with flying colors. The food and service were both excellent.

Sweetie Pie  ordered the Chicken Ravioli with Mama D's Original Pink Sauce. Mama D's is famous for their Homemade Ravioli, and their Pink Sauce makes them even better! Sweetie also ordered a Large Meatball Side, as did her mother. Mama D's meatballs are the best. Her mother also ordered the Chicken Parmigiana, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I decided on  the Lasagna, which I had seen at another table on our first visit- and decided then that I had to try it. It was as good as it looked, layered generously with meat, ricotta and mozzarella. I also added an Italian Sausage Side, which was delicious- nice and spicy. 

Today's Mama D's dinner gets three thumbs up from the 3 Tubby Tummys.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


PICTURED (top to bottom): Restaurant, Bar, Historic Landmark Plaque, Model Train, Cinnamon Roll, Ham and Cheese Omelet, Bacon and Eggs, Pecan Bacon Waffle, Scrambled Eggs and Sausage.

Ruby's Diner Orange Depot and the Streamliner Lounge
186 N. Atchison St
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 639-7829

When we heard the new Ruby's Diner in Orange had opened, we just had to check it out. We were happy to see that they had preserved the integrity of the historic landmark building, and did a nice job with the Streamliner Lounge bar. The large model train running thru the restaurant was a nice touch too. The Orange Depot is a working train station, and we were able to watch the trains go by and the passengers get on and off the train.

We went for an early breakfast, and were a little surprised to see people already drinking in the Lounge. The food and service were good, but not quite up to the level of our favorite Ruby's in Corona Del Mar.

To start, we decided to share a giant Cinnamon Bun. Sweetie pie ordered her usual Ham and Cheese Omelet and her mother had Bacon and Eggs. I decided on The Combo Pecan Bacon Waffle with Scrambled eggs and Sausage.

Today's Ruby's breakfast gets two thumbs up from the 3 Tubby Tummys.