Located at 515 North Main in Santa Ana, This food court is a little different from ones I have previously visited. Upstairs at “Mission Control”, there is a huge room loaded with arcade games and a full bar that is open from 11am until “late-ish”. I can imagine how busy it gets at night. It looks like a fun place to hang out in the newly revitalized downtown area.  Weekend brunch  at Public Market is 11am until sold out.

The parking structures cost a whopping $3.00 for 3+ hours. They are located off Main Street, and there is a metered parking lot at 3rd and Bush.


As for food choices, there is the requisite coffee place called Solid Coffee Roasters. Didn’t have any but the baristas are certainly friendly. Fried chicken by Rooster Republic, ice cream by Milk Man, Viking Dogs, En Tu Boca food with a Mexican-Asian flair, and a Vietnamese concept called  Bone Steak.

Sandy and I shared some En Tu tacos which were pretty good but the real winner for us was the fried chicken at Rooster Republic. The chicken was moist and tender and was coated in a very flavorful light breading of what looked like cornflakes. These yummy fingers were served with mac and cheese and mashed potatoes topped with red gravy. Carbs never tasted so good!!

The Other Thing is a feature I hadn’t noticed in any of the restaurants that I have recently visited – an Uber station where you can call and/or wait for your ride. It is located just inside the main entrance door. What a good idea and a reminder that fun and games come with a price that no one can afford to pay.

Now off my soapbox and on to a new adventure.