Explore the Natural World at the Discovery Cube Orange County

September 30, 2015 2:19 pm

Science lovers in Santa Ana love Discovery Cube Orange County for its wide variety of hands-on exhibits that make learning lots of fun. While this bright, modern museum is great for children and families, it’s so interesting that there is something for people of all ages.

Start your visit with a trip to the Rocket Lab, where you’ll experience blast-off from a Boeing RS-68 rocket ship and even launch your own rockets in the Fuel Station. Next, head over to the Planetary Research Station, which enables you to view the Earth’s weather patterns on a suspended, animated globe model. The Dino Quest exhibit will make you feel like a real paleontologist as you dig for dinosaur bones, while the helicopter tour offers a view from the above of the nearby Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. After you’ve toured all of the exciting exhibits, unwind with a short feature movie at Discovery Cube’s 4D movie theater.

Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-2823

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Have You Tried the Clam Chowder at The Crab Cooker in Tustin?

September 23, 2015 1:49 pm

It’s impossible to miss The Crab Cooker’s bright red building from the street in Tustin, and once you take the first taste of the restaurant’s delicious seafood dishes, you’ll be glad that you didn’t. This local favorite eatery serves some of the freshest seafood in town, including a clam chowder that keeps regulars coming back again and again. The atmosphere at The Crab Cooker is lively, colorful, and family-friendly, and there is even a fish market inside that sells fresh fish that you can cook at home.

Stop by for lunch or dinner and enjoy Alaskan king crab legs, raw oysters, shrimp skewers, and other tasty dishes served in small or large sizes, along with sides like rice pilaf and cole slaw. The Crab Cooker offers a small selection of draft beers and wines for of-age guests, as well as shareable appetizers that everyone at the table can enjoy.

The Crab Cooker
17260 E 17th St
Tustin, CA 92680
(714) 573-1077

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Heading to a Picnic? Keep These Food Storage Safety Guidelines in Mind!

September 15, 2015 3:22 pm

The only thing that can spoil a picnic more than rain is spoilage in another area: the food! You might be so concerned about mastering your mom’s potato salad recipe that you forget to properly protect it from the hot sun, and that will put quite a damper on your fun day outdoors. Follow these safety tips for properly storing and serving picnic food:

  • Keep cold foods cold. This may seem obvious, but you’ll need to thoroughly line a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs to ensure that your food stays cold even as the temperatures rise. This includes things like creamy salads, meats, and cheeses.
  • Use a thermometer. Perishable foods should be stored at a temperature of 40°F or below, so use a thermometer to make sure that you maintain that temperature all day long.
  • Keep the cooler closed. Store water and soft drinks in a separate cooler from the perishable food to minimize the how often the cooler is opened throughout the day.
  • Prevent cross-contamination. If you’re grilling meats at your picnic, be sure to thoroughly wrap them in plastic wrap or store them in plastic containers. Always wash your hands after handling raw meat, and don’t let meats touch fruit, veggies, or other foods.

Eating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely [FDA]
Perfect Food Safe Picnics! [FoodSafety.gov]
Picnic Food Kids Will Love: Pack A Safe & Healthy Basket [Parents]

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