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Kid Friendly Mendocino Farms in Irvine + Giveaway

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Last spring, while my family and I were visiting The Broad in Los Angeles, I discovered this quaint underground sandwich shop called Mendocino Farms in the California Plaza in Downown LA.  The food was fresh and delicious.  I hoped I could return again the next time I was in town.

However, a few months later, I was surprised to be invited to a media tasting at Mendocino Farms in Irvine.  I had no idea that the sandwich chain had expanded into Orange County and San Diego, so I was honored to be able to preview their fall 2016 menu items and specificially, their unique family-friendly dining area.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Kid Friendly Dining at Mendocino Farms in Irvine

Personally, when I go out for dinner with my family, I look for two things in a restaurant.

#1 – Will my children enjoy the food?

#2 – Is the restaurant kid-friendly?

If you’ve noticed, there’s a new trend in restuarants these days.  As soon as families sit down at a table, they are invited to play video games on a table top ipad.  This not only limits families from communicating, but also teaches children that they have the right to be entertained 24 hours a day, even at the dinner table.  It is very discouraging.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

That’s why I’m grateful I’ve discovered Mendocino Farms in Irvine!  They are the complete opposite of your traditional restaurant.  Mendocino Farms offers indoor seating that is similar to relaxing in your own living room at home.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

The restuarant has a table with arts and crafts for the kids to make, along with a gigantic chalkboard for them to doodle on.  There is also 2 bean bag toss games and an outdoor fooseball table, which was a reay big hit with all the boys.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

On the particular day that we visited, Mendocino Farms invited our kids to make their own sandwiches and learn about the different types of fresh ingredients that the restaurant sources for their dishes.

Mendocino Farms started as—and still is—a family business. Co-Founders (and husband-and-wife team) Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen opened their first restaurant on Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles in 2005. Since then, Mendocino Farms restaurants have opened in numerous neighborhoods across Southern California, taking their places as some of the best loved eateries in the communities they serve. Furthermore, their partnerships with some of the best farmers and food artisans in the region, allows them to provide the tastiest food around while supporting the local food economy.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Mendocino Farms started as—and still is—a family business. Co-Founders (and husband-and-wife team) Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen opened their first restaurant on Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles in 2005.  Since then, Mendocino Farms have opened restaurants in numerous neighborhoods across Southern California, taking their places as some of the best loved eateries in the communities they serve.  Their partnerships with some of the best farmers and food artisans in the region, also allows them to provide the tastiest food around while supporting the local food economy.

Mendocino Farms Menu

We tried many of Mendocino Farms’ popular dishes at the media event including:

Gioia Mozzarella Caprese Skewers made with grape tomatoes, Scarborough Farm’s baby arugula and basil pesto balsamic vinaigrette.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Meat & Cheese Board complete with Creminelli prosciutto, fennel salami, French brie, smoked gouda, housemade giardiniera almond romesco, candied nuts and ciabatta bread.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Steak BLT Sandwiches served with steak, bacon, marinated red peppers, arugula, grape tomatoes and basil pesto balsamic vinaigrette.

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

And my favorite, Mendocino Farms’ local artisan dessert tray that comes with chocolate chip, raisin and sugar cookies.  They were so good that I just had took home a few cookies for my husband and Field Trip Girl!

Are you looking for a family friendly restaurant in Orange County? Visit the newest kid friendly Mendocino Farms location in Irvine where kids can play bean bag toss, foosball and participate in free arts & crafts. Families can dine and have good conversation together in a living room type setting.

Mendocino Farms Gift Certificate Giveaway

Now here’s your chance to enter and win a $25 gift certificate to Mendocino Farms good towards the purchase of Two Sandwiches and Two Salads.  The gift certificate may be used at any Mendocino Farms location in Southern California.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

US Residents Only.  No purchase necessary to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 24 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter.  The prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

To learn more about Mendocino Farms, visit www.mendocinofarms.com.

Happy Dining!

Jilleen

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CL

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

Mendocino Farms uses fresh ingredients, and everything tastes really good because of that!

Deb Moretti

Sunday 29th of January 2017

I'd love to introduce my boy to this place. Looks yummy!

Chris - What I Run Into

Saturday 28th of January 2017

I just dined there with the Gaming Angel (trina) this week! It had been about 10 years (!!!) since my first/last visit!

kim

Friday 27th of January 2017

we love mendocino farms! Great for families!

cas

Thursday 26th of January 2017

would love to try out this place!! so glad they are expanding.