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Fullerton Restaurant Reviews: An Introduction

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Submitted by: warren -- Tue, 2005-04-19 23:58
The city of Fullerton, CA is going through a bit of a restaurant renaissance. Downtown Fullerton was, as recently as 5 years ago, the Orange County capital of pawn shops and antique stores, but not anymore. Now it seems the city's managers want you to get your hair done at one of the 6 downtown salons, then eat at one of the more than 12 downtown restaurants, then get sloppy-drunk at one of the more than 6 late-night bars, and then maybe sober up at one of the two or three coffee-houses before driving home.

But not me. I don't have to sober up to drive home. I don't have to drive home. I live right-smack the heart of Downtown Fullerton in a 100-year-old building, mere footsteps away from all the new dining and drinking action. I've been living in the heart of Downtown Fullerton for more than 10 years - perhaps longer than anybody else in this town except my wife. Nobody sees it and experiences it like I do.

And given that I'm a professional reviewer of stuff, and an amateur eater (I've been eating at least twice a day for years now), I've taken it upon myself to start reviewing Downtown Fullerton restaurants like no one else can. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Submitted by: warren -- Sat, 2005-04-23 22:50
You probably have questions about the site, or you wouldn't have clicked the FAQ link that brought you here. Great! Here you go:

1. Who are you?

My name is Warren 'Llama' Ernst. I've been a resident of downtown Fullerton since 1995, and one of only six people living on Harbor Blvd itself (between Chapman and Commonwealth Avenues). I'm a professional reviewer by trade, and have been eating at restaurants at an amateur level for quite some time. Now I'm just combining the two.

2. Why are you doing this?

Downtown Fullerton used to be nothing but a place to buy antiques and pawn your stuff, but at least it was a real 100-year old downtown (rather than a recently manufactured downtown, like Brea's Birch Street Promenade) that I liked the feel of, so I moved in. Since 2002, lots of nice restaurants, clubs, and coffee houses have discovered the area, and now the area is quite the Orange County "Hot Spot." I couldn't find any good resource online about all this new stuff, and since I go to them all the time, I figured I would make one.

My first introductory article is probably as good an explanation as you'll find anywhere about why I'm doing this.

3. How do I contact you about this site?

Send some e-mail to Or leave a comment on any review directly, and I'll see that too.

4. Why should I care about what you think about restaurants in Fullerton?