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Centro Eatery

Big news for beer and wine drinkers in Tustin. Centro, a winery and microbrewery, is now open in Old Town Tustin.

The brewery-restaurant is owned by Pozzuoli Vineyard & Winery, which is located in Paso Robles. (How often do you see a winery that lists its two locations as someplace in wine country, and Tustin?) Pazzuoli opened a tasting room in Tustin more than two years ago at 15481 Red Hill Avenue, and now has opened this impressive location in Old Town Tustin.

I'm a wine fan, but what really got me excited about this place is the micro-brewery. They call the beer side of the operation Archaic Craft Brewery.

I visited on opening day, and they had four beers on tap, but only one was created in house, and that was the Honey Kolsch. If the Honey Kolsch is any indication of the brews we can expect from Archaic, then this place will be great for craft beer drinkers. It was a delicious German style Kolsch, with good mouth feel and no harsh aftertaste.

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Secret Shopper

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After four frustrating hours of hanging sweaters a variety of ways and lining up shoes by heel, color, and style, I started my search for an expert. I just couldn’t get that professional look that I wanted. If I couldn’t make my own jeans look organized, how was I going to tackle the garage?!

My search revealed many overpriced, snobby companies that made me feel like it wasn’t just my garage that needed organizing, but my whole life. I wasn’t looking for life coaching, or some convoluted, full feng shui remodel. I just wanted a clean garage.

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NOTICE:  No business we write about paid, or even asked, to be here.  If it's here, it's because your Tustin neighbors thought you should know about it. 


Business Spotlight

Chase Cleaners

One Tustin Dry Cleaner has managed to rise above the fray.  Chase Cleaners in the Costco Center on Bryan received more positive feedback than any other cleaner, and that was confirmed by our own personal experience and testing.  Chase Cleaners, formerly Martinizing, does a great job of cleaning (and not ruining) your clothes.  As an added bonus, they add the little extras of replacing buttons for free and providing laundry bags.  When we tested them by bringing in a pair of pants covered in cat hair, it came back without the cat hair.  Most cleaners return it with the cat hair still in place (albeit cleaned and pressed).

Style Today Tailoring

Style Today Tailoring has distinguished itself as the best tailor shop in and around Tustin by, gasp, delivering a great product, on time at a fair price.  Style Today Tailoring can handle everything from wedding dress alterations to hemming jeans.

As a bonus you receive personalized attention.  Many customers have reported to us that they came in at the last minute with a tailoring emergency, and the great people there have risen to the occasion.







The Great Hefeweizen Shoot-Out

Giving wheat beer a little love.  We lined up eight Hefeweizen beers and four reviewers to see which brewery would come out on top.



Maxamar Ultimate Cigars

Maxamar Ultimate Cigars is so unassuming from the outside.  Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, you'll miss it if you aren't looking for it.  Even when you enter, you are greeted with a hodgepodge of recliners and chairs facing a big screen television.

But the humble trappings are all forgotten when you enter the humidor.  You enter into a humidor room that would be large for most any other store, and then realize that there is another room beyond the first.  That room is perhaps four times larger than the first.  For a cigar lover, it's almost a religious experience. (continue reading . . .)


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With many, many years combined experience living, working and shopping in Tustin, our editorial staff directs you to the best of everything in Tustin.  Find out how we make our selections and how you can add your two cents worth.


So, what do we do when we find a great new restaurant that has not yet achieved a "Best of Tustin" award or has been inched out by another restaurant?  We tell you all about it on our Restaurants page.


Shopping in Tustin is not limited to The Marketplace and The District.  Find out about some stores that you might have missed.


Living in Tustin naturally makes you want to toast your good fortune.  We go in search of the best beer and wine for all that toasting.


New headquarters of Tustin Magazine?  Perfect if we ever decide to deliver magazines by blimp. 



Restaurant Spotlight
Bagel Me
Much more than just the best bagels in Tustin. Bagel Me offers egg melts, bagel sandwiches, omelets, and some amazing smoothies.

Full Moon Sushi III
The third in a chain of sushi restaurants opens on First.  How fair is the fare?

Sutha Thai Kitchen
Can a five-table restaurant win the prize for best Thai food in town?

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak Nirvana.

Beer Here
We are blessed with several fine micro-breweries in and around Tustin. We took one for the team and tested a few of the restaurants who offer craft beers. Who has the best craft beers?
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