Locals Only; Memphis at the Santora

In the middle of the artsy Santa Ana downtown area, you'll find some of the best restaurants in Orange County. I've slowly visited all of them but one of them I'm happy to start with is Memphis. Known for their brunch menu, they've grown a large crowd from foodies, hipsters to businessmen who wait long lines. It's especially packed during their happy hour, not just for drinks but for their most popular food, too. 

Being 5 months pregnant, comfort food is on the top of list of cravings. Memphis hits the spot, and the bartender was even sweet enough to make a virgin mint julep. I ordered The Cobra sans bacon- a fried chicken sandwich on buttery soft milk bread. The combination with the homemade style mac and cheese on the side topped one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. Ever. 

photo originally posted on Instagram

photo originally posted on Instagram

Virgin Mint Julep

Virgin Mint Julep

+ Memphis brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner menu. There is public parking, but limited. Be prepared to bring cash to park at the parking structure nearby. 

+ Memphis at the Santora

201 North Broadway

Artists Village

Santa Ana, CA 92701

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