We Asked A Star Chef To Rescue You From A Horrible Thanksgiving
Monday, November 21, 2016 UPROXX

Best Bars of Orange County in 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016 OC Weekly (Playground, Best Bar in Orange County)

Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants
October, 2016 LA Times

The 15 Best Places for Burgers in Santa Ana
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Foursquare

Top Orange County Food Halls
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 SoCalPulse

100 Favorite OC Dishes, #27: Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken at Playground
Thursday, September 15, 2016 OC Weekly

World-Famous Chino Farms—Just a Mini Road Trip Away
Monday, August 30, 2016 Orange Coast Magazine

Kewpie Taste Trek – Episode 1
Monday, August 23, 2016 Kewpie Fan Club

The Fifteen Most Gloriously Dramatic Fights Between Restaurant Owners and Food Critics
Monday, August 1, 2016 GrubStreet

50 Finest (5 Over-The-Top Dining Experiences – Playground 2.0, 10 Of-The-Moment Chefs – Jeffrey Boullt)
July, 2016 Modern Luxury

Foodies Conquer Orange County
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Coast Magazine

Playground to Pie Dog: Eating in the OC
Sunday, May 15, 2016 The Perfect Spot

Eat This Now: Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken at Playground
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 OC Weekly

Playground – Santa Ana
Friday, April 29, 2016 Monster Munching

Best Double Date Ideas In OC
Thursday, April 21, 2016 CBS Los Angeles

Playground Restaurant
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 LoveLuxeLive

Food hall shake up? Playground’s Jason Quinn closing three 4th Street Market food stands; four new restaurants coming
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Orange County Register

O.C.’s Best Sunday Suppers
Thursday, January 7, 2016 Orange Coast Magazine

Playground (Santa Ana, CA) [3]
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 kevinEats

10 OC Restaurants to Take Out-of-Towners for Holidays
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 OC Weekly

Where to Eat and Drink in OC According to SOCIAL’s Pastry Chef
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Locale

Brad A. Johnson: Here are Orange County’s restaurants with the toughest tables to get
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 OC Register (We’re expanding our dining room and kitchen, so don’t give up.)

Our bucket list: Here are the best places in Orange County for fried chicken
Thursday, December 3, 2015 OC Register

Your Ultimate Holiday Cocktail Guide: 4 Impressive Drinks from Top OC Mixologists
Friday, November 27, 2015 Gentlemanual

Making the Cut with Chef Jason Quinn: How to Properly Chop Vegetables
Thursday, November 26, 2015 OC Weekly

Jason Quinn – Master Chef & Founder of Playground & Downtown Santa Ana Restaurant Connoisseur
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 PrestigeLiving

Here are the Winners from Santa Ana in OC Weekly’s Best Of 2015 List
Thursday, October 29, 2015 dtsa. (Congratulations to all of our colleagues and friends in DTSA!)

Readers’ Choice Winners 2015 Orange County
Thursday, October 29, 2015 OC Weekly (BEST RESTAURANT: Playground 2.0)

FRIDAY FIVES: Tony Gonzalez
Friday, October 16, 2015 the infatuation

100 Favorite Dishes 2015: 11. The Choco Taco (and Everything Else I Ate) at Playground 2.0
Monday, October 12, 2015 OC Weekly

7 Must Try Restaurants in Orange County
Monday, September 28, 2015 Locale Magazine

Terroir.0 Winemaker Dinner | Vesper Vineyards at Playground 2.0
Monday, September 21, 2015 Anne Watson

Orange County May Be the California’s Next Great Food Scene
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Travel+Leisure

100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America
Monday, August 31, 2015 Open Table

4th Street Market: Popular chef Jason Quinn closing 2 food outlets at Santa Ana culinary hub
Friday, August 28, 2015 OC Register

Watch Jason Quinn Talk About Failing, Winning, and Finding Your Audience
Monday, August 24, 2015 OC Weekly

9 Orange County Must-Try Gastropubs
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Where Magazine

Food Halls: 4th Street Market
Monday, August 3, 2015 Orange Coast Magazine

Jason Quinn is Next Month’s Connecting Things Speaker
Monday, July 20, 2015 OC Weekly

Lunchbox by Playground (Santa Ana, CA)
Monday, July 6, 2015 kevinEats

A Great Eight Field Trip to “Playground”
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Great Eight Friends

Chef Jason Quinn
Friday, May 29, 2015 Entrepreneur

Awesome 1 Star Review: The Power of Product Evangelism
Monday, May 11, 2015 Michael O’Donnell

Orange County and Malibu’s Best Spots According to Members of the A-List
May, 2015 Haute Living

O.C. Neighborhoods: Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market
Monday, April 27, 2015 Orange Coast Magazine

Santa Ana’s Über-Trendy 4th Street Market
Friday, April 24, 2015 OC Register

A Night of Music Mixology
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 ATOD Magazine

Food Porn Friday- DTSA 4th Street Market
Friday, April 10, 2015 Haute Khuuture

Playground 2.0
Thursday, April 9, 2015 The Neighborhood Journal

Playground (Santa Ana, CA)
Sunday, April 5, 2015 Darin Dines

Best Places to Eat, Coast-Style
Thursday, March 27, 2015 Coast Magazine

Round Two: Playground @DTSA
Thursday, March 27, 2015 Cheers to Food

Playground Brings the Fun for Lunch at Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market
Monday, March 23, 2015 Los Angeles Magazine

7 Eateries You Must Try at 4th Street Market in Santa Ana
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Locale Magazine

Check out the must-try dishes from the artisan eateries at Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 OC Register

COMIDA: Explorando la gastronomía en Fourth Street Market
Friday, March 13, 2015 Unidos

Watch OC Chefs Read Their One-Star Yelp Reviews
Friday, March 13, 2015 OC Weekly

The 23 Most Anticipated Food Halls in the Country
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Eater

Foodie Heaven: 5 Reasons To Visit Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Z Living

Saturdays at the 4th Street Market
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Eat.Drink.Love

VIDEO New Opening: 4th Street Market, SoCal’s Most Epic Food Hall
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Tanaya’s Table

How the Food Truck Bubble BURST So Food Halls Could Thrive
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Food Beast

Tater tot poutine and khao soi? Yes, at the new 4th Street Market in Santa Ana
Monday, February 23, 2015 LA Times

Dish List: Noodle Tramp
Monday, February 23, 2015 New University (UCI)

Food Emporium 4th Street Market Will Dominate Downtown Santa Ana’s Dining Scene
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Los Angeles Eater

Monday Morning, It’s Go Time for 4th Street Market in DTSA
Friday, February 13, 2015 Orange Coast Magazine

The 20 Most Important Orange County Restaurants of the Past 20 Years
Thursday, February 12, 2015 OC Weekly

VIDEO: OC Weekly Visits Jason Quinn’s Dough Exchange
Thursday, February 12, 2015 OC Weekly

4th Street Market, Santa Ana’s new food hall, is a ‘game changer’
Friday, February 6, 2015 OC Register

People Try Foie Gras For The First Time
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 BuzzFeed

Jason Quinn’s Dough Exchange Sucked at First. Now? Much Better
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 OC Weekly

Santa Ana’s Fourth Street Market To Open Feb. 16, Preview at Savor Santa Ana Feb. 12
Monday, February 2, 2015 OC Weekly

4th Street Market Opening Soon
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 eatDTSA

A Sweet Deal at Dough Exchange
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 eatDTSA

Santa Ana Bakery: Free Pastries for Your Point of View
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 NBC Los Angeles

Santa Ana Bakery Giving Away Free Food
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 ABC 7

Santa Ana Bakery Dough Exchange is Giving Away its Baked Goods
Monday, January 26, 2015 Eating Around So Cal

Starting Today, You Can Get Free Dough Exchange aka Bread from Jason Quinn’s Bakery
Friday, January 23, 2015 OC Weekly

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Yelp

Struggling Dough Exchange to offer free pastries, doughnuts in return for suggestions
Thursday, January 22, 2015 OC Register

Playground’s Jason Quinn Is Giving Away Pastries For Five Weeks at Dough Exchange
Thursday, January 22, 2015 LA Eater

How PETA Unconsciously Fed Our Craving for Foie Gras
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Food Beast

California foie gras ban overturned; O.C. chefs celebrate with dishes
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 OC Register

Charles’ Top 5 Restaurants of 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014 OC Weekly

Dough Exchange, Playground’s Bakery Next Door, Opens Today
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 OC Weekly

Presenting the Pizza Doughnut
Friday, November 14, 2014 PMQ Pizza Magazine

Presenting the Pizza Doughnut
Friday, November 14, 2014 Good Morning America

You Won’t Believe What We Found Hiding In This Donut Shop…SPOILER ALERT IT’S A PEEEZUH
Thursday, November 13, 2014 FoodBeast

Early Adopters
Saturday, November 1, 2014 Coast Magazine (pp. 92, 98)

Fast Casual On the Rise
November, 2014 Great Taste Magazine

7 Must Try Restaurants in Orange County
Friday, September 30, 2014 Locale Magazine (reference to hours of operation incorrect)

Best Bartender Orange County 2014 – Jarred Dooley
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 OC Weekly

Best Dessert Orange County 2014 – Playground
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 OC Weekly

Playground (Santa Ana, CA) [2]
Thursday, October 2, 2014 kevinEats

Coming Soon: Fourth Street Market – Santa Ana – October 2014
Wednesday, October, 2014 Locale Magazine

Jason Quinn chef of the Playground puts it all in perspective
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Grub Tribe (YouTube video)

Jason Quinn on why you buy good tools
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Grub Tribe (YouTube video)

Playground 2.0 – Trust: Dinner Party
Monday, September 29, 2014 Eatosaurus Rex

Jason Quinn Playground
Friday, September 26, 2014 Grub Tribe

Indie Chefs Week SoCal Debut
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Great Taste Magazine

The Playground Restaurant
Saturday, September 6, 2014 Eureka

Jason Quinn talks ‘Snack-Off’ co-stars: MTV VMAs 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Los Angeles Times (YouTube)

Fourth Street Market – Santa Ana – October 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014 OC Great Taste Magazine

Top 30 Restaurants in Orange County 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014 OC Food List

Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market Slated for September
Monday, July 21, 2014 Orange Coast

3 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need To Watch Chrissy Teigen’s New Show ‘Snack-Off’
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 People’s Choice

Snack Off: Deliciously Entertaining
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Candidly Cool

Snack on this: MTV launches new cooking competition
Thursday, July 10, 2014

MTV’s ‘Snack-Off’ parodies popular cooking shows
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fair Play
July, 2014 Coast

Urbane Update
July, 2014 Coast

5 Over-The-Top Experiences: Playground 2.0
July, 2014 Riviera Orange County, page 95

Top Chef Shirley Chung Pop Up @ The Playground 2.0
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Overworked. Underfed.

Top Chef Shirley Chung’s “Twenty Eight: Modern Chinese Cuisine” Menu Preview Pop-Up at Playground 2.0 in Santa Ana
Saturday June 28, 2014 Anne Watson

Playground 2.0 – Shirley Chung (Top Chef Runner Up NOLA) – VERY LONG
Monday, June 23, 2014 CHOW

This Might be the Greatest Pizza in the World
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Food & Wine Magazine
(If you’re wondering why we might mention an article about Francesco Pepe, Italy’s best pizzaiolo, ask yourself, who would we ask to help us create America’s best Napoletana pizzeria?)

20 Unique Ways to Spend Your Summer Nights
Thursday, June 5, 2014 Riviera Orange County

Interview with Ryan Chase
June, 2014 Coast Magazine

Food Porn Friday – Playground 2.0
Friday, May 30, 2014 haute khuuture

Craft Beer Rising in Downtown Santa Ana
Monday, May 19, 2014 Beer Paper LA

3 Best Gourmet Burgers in Orange County
Monday, May 19, 2014 McFarlin LLP

Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants
Sunday, May 18, 2014 LA Times

Snack Off
May, 2014 MTVPress

4th Street Market – Santa Ana’s Game Changing Artisanal Food Complex
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Dan Cox for public relations

Portola Coffee coming to hipster food complex in downtown Santa Ana
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 OC Register

Eat This Now: Khao Soi at Playground
Friday, March 14, 2014 OC Weekly: Eat This Now

Playground DTSA – International Marine Products
March 2014 (YouTube video)

OC: Playground (Feb. 2014)
Monday, February 10, 2014 Happy Noms

The Playground: Craft Beer, Burgers, and Much More
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Adagio at South Coast

Big Trends for a Small Potato: Premier Orange County Chefs Are Setting Trends in 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Melissa’s Produce

Electric City Butcher “Pops Up” in Downtown Santa Ana
Monday, January 27, 2014 Anne Watson

Pepe in Grani and the Politics of Pizza
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Parla Food (about our Italian collaborator, Francesco Pepe)

Head Over to The Playground for an Amazing Meal
Thursday, January 3, 2014 Artists Village Apartments Blog

Playful Playground
Monday, December 30, 2013 All Things Andy Gavin

The Playground DTSA
Monday, December 15, 2013 ATOD Magazine

the playground in santa ana
Friday, November 23, 2013 Honey & Limes

Miyazaki Wagyu A5 Rib Eye: A.K.A. Meat & Potatoes at Playground 2.0
November, 2013 OC Register Magazine (available in print only)

Santa Ana’s big question: What direction should downtown take?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 OC Register

East End: OC’s Newest Cultural Destination in the Works
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Greer’s OC

Little Sparrow and the Playground: 2 Restaurants to Discover near Disneyland in 2014
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (Note: Not all info current, e.g., we no longer serve lunch)

7 Questions with Jarred Dooley of Playground DTSA
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Beer Paper LA

Quinn Essential
Monday, October 28, 2013 Riviera

Best Spots For A Night Out In Santa Ana
Thursday, October 24, 2013 CBS Los Angeles

Playground Restaurant Review
Monday, October 21, 2013 Picky Palate

Fiesta Marketplace Developers Revitalize Downtown Santa Ana With “East End”
Thursday, October 17, 2013 OC Foodies

Scott Slater’s Top 5 Burgers in Orange County, CA
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 serious eats

TRUST at Playground – Santa Ana, CA
Saturday, October 12, 2013 {Insert Food}

Best Off-Menu Entrée – 2013: Playground
Thursday, October 10, 2013 OC Weekly

Best Bartender – 2013: Joe Valdovinos
Thursday, October 10, 2013 OC Weekly

Cydonia at Playground, Our Drink of (Last) Week!
Monday, October 7, 2013 OC Weekly

Home Cooking with OC Chefs – Chef Jason Quinn – Playground
Sunday, October 6, 2013 Great Taste Magazine

Los Angeles: Playground (in Orange County) (July 2013)
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Happy Noms

The Stomach Rules – Episode 4 – The Playground DTSA w/Chef Jason Quinn – Iberico de Bellota
Saturday, September 21, 2013 The Stomach Rules

Playground I/O
(undated) Food Cartel

Playground’s Hatch Burger Back With a Vengeance!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 OC Weekly

MTV Hopes to Feed ratings with Food Competition
Monday, August 19, 2013 The Future is Digital

Is the Customer ALWAYS Right?
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Cook It Here Blog (Meg Faulkner)

Playground’s Jason Quinn To Be A Judge On New MTV Food Show
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 OC Weekly: Stick a Fork in It

Where to eat now: 10 shining stars of summer
OC Register: Brad Johnson (republished by our friends, Little Sparrow Cafe, who are also featured)

MTV Announces Two New Food Shows: MTV’s House of Food and Snackdown
Monday, August 5, 2013

2013’s Food Trends Hit Los Angeles: Which Restaurants are Serving Them Up Best
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013: A Broken Shoe

Michelle Woo Wins Another Major Award for her Profile of Playground’s Jason Quinn!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 OC Weekly

100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 70, The Continuous Ramen Chronicles at Playground
Monday, July 15, 2013 OC Weekly

The Playground DTSA an OC Culinary Adventure
Saturday, July 6, 2013 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

5 Most Exciting New Restaurants
Monday, July 1, 2013 Riviera Orange County Magazine

Orange County’s Culinary Community Builders
Sunday, June 30, 2013 Coast Magazine

IO by Playground (Santa Ana, CA) [2]
Thursday, June 27, 2013 kevinEats

Small Plates Restaurants in Orange County
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Voice Places

Best Bars For Foodies In Orange County
Thursday, June 27, 2013 CBS Los Angeles

Where Green Meets Cuisine
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Coast Magazine

Winners of 55th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013 LA Press Club
(Congratulations to Michelle Woo who won first place for her OC Weekly piece, Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground)

A red wine acting like Champagne? Jason Quinn of Playground has found it
Friday, June 14, 2013 Los Angeles Times

IO by Playground
Friday, June 14, 2013 All Things Andy Gavin

Playground – Where Chef Jason Quinn Goes to Play
Monday, June 10, 2013 DineDelish

Art of Cooking: Jason Quinn
May, 2013 Festival of Arts Laguna Beach

Announcing the 2013 AAN Awards Finalists
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia
(Congratulations to OC Weekly’s Michelle Woo for her AAN Food Writing Award nomination for her piece on Chef Jason: “Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground”)

Small plates! Playground in Santa Ana
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Lucky Us

Best Late-Night Eats In Orange County
Sunday, May 12, 2013 CBS Los Angeles

Playground Cooking Class #1
Sunday, May 12, 2013 YouTube Video posted by a guest

Ryan Carson’s Wanderlust at Playground 2.0: Filipino Edition
Thursday, May 9, 2013 OC Weekly

The Santa Ana Daisy at Playground, Our Drink of the Week!
Friday, May 3, 2013 OC Weekly

Playground in Santa Ana Now Has a Cocktail Menu!
Thursday, April 25, 2013 OC Weekly

playground 2.0
Monday, April 21, 2013 foodie pie

Playground 2.0 Announces a Filipino Food Pop-Up Night
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 OC Weekly

Transform your food by mix and matching five flavors
March/April 2013 Great Taste Magazine

Friends, Family, Food, and the Playground
Monday, April 15, 2013 Newport Beach Independent

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Small Plates Restaurant Tour of LA and Orange County

Best New Restaurants
April 2013 Orange Coast Magazine (Cover Story)

Best Late-Night Eats In Orange County
Wednesday, March 28, 2013 CBS Los Angeles

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.
Tuesday, March 27, 2013 Open Table

“When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings” – Invitation Only at Playground – Santa Ana, CA
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Saturday Night Foodies

Check Out What is Coming from Playground DTSA 2.0 Late March & Early April
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Saturday Night Foodies

Orange County to Have a Real Food Market In–Where Else?–Downtown Santa Ana
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 OC Weekly

Ryan Carson’s Pri-vē Pop-Up Among First To Use Playground 2.0 Space
Monday, March 11, 2013 OC Weekly

IO by Playground (Santa Ana, CA)
Saturday, March 9, 2013 kevinEats

Show 20, March 9, 2013: Jason Quinn, Executive Chef and Owner of Playground & Playground 2.0 in Santa Ana Part One
Saturday, March 9, 2013 So Cal Restaurant Show (podcast of radio interview, focus on Playground)

Show 20, March 9, 2013: Jason Quinn, Executive Chef and Owner of Playground & Playground 2.0 in Santa Ana Part Two
Saturday, March 9, 2013 So Cal Restaurant Show (podcast of radio interview, focus on 2.0)

IO @ Playground 2.0 – 03/07/2013
Friday, March 8, 2013 Epicuryan

Calling All Itinerant Chefs: Playground Opens ‘2.0 Collaborative,’ a Pop-Up Space for Rent
Monday, March 4, 2013 OC Weekly

Food of the Week: The Playground Three-Cheese Cheesecake
Monday, March 4, 2013 Food GPS

Thursday, February 28, 2013 Anne Watson Photography

Review: Customers don’t come first at Playground
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 OC Register

10 Late-Night Restaurants that UCI Students Are Grubbing At Right Now
Monday, February 25, 2013 OC Weekly

Respect the Rules, and Santa Ana’s Playground Is a Blast
Thursday, February 21, 2013 The Chow Blog

Retail Evolution: How Tenants Are Changing the Face of Retail
Thursday, February 14, 2013 Orange County Next Generation Committee

The Playground review
Monday, February 11, 2013 Chowhound

The Playground-Santa Ana
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 OC Food List

Is The Playground Overdoing the No-Modifications Thing? Maybe. Does It Matter? Probably Not.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 OC Weekly

The Playground Santa Ana: Orange County’s Best Beer Focused Restaurant?
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Health and Wellness Event at the OC Mix in Costa Mesa
Monday, January 7, 2013 Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog

Jason Quinn To Do Free 2-Hour Cooking Demo At Surfas Tomorrow
Friday, January 4, 2013 OC Weekly

Food Goals of 2013…Yes I have Goals!!!
Friday, January 4, 2013 Fat Boy Hardcore

Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Favorite Meals of 2012 (Orange County edition)
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Tom’s Foodie Blog

The best chefs of Orange County
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 OC Metro

Can someone explain this menu to me?
Monday, December 31, 2012 the data lounge

Navel Gazing’s Project Un-Uncensored
Thursday, December 27, 2012 OC Weekly

Notes, Quotes and Observations from Last Night’s “Mad Meat Men” Bird Finale at Picnics in Costa Mesa
Monday, December 17, 2012 OC Weekly

Eat Like a Chef: Play With Your Food
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Santero

Golden Foodie Awards Chefs Video #1
Thursday, November 8, 2012 OC foodies (YouTube)

The Playground – Leave your Food Inhibitions at the Door
Monday, October 29, 2012 Tom’s Foodie Blog

Five Best Places for Autumn Desserts in Orange County
Wednesday, October 24, 2012: CBS Los Angeles

The Playground To Stop Serving Lunch
Tuesday, October 16, 2012: OC Weekly

The Playground By Chef Jason Quinn
Saturday, October 13, 2012: Farm Fresh Culinary

Best New Restaurant 2012: Playground
Thursday, October 11, 2012: OC Weekly Best of …

Best Culinary Experimentalist 2012: Jason Quinn
Thursday, October 11, 2012: OC Weekly Best of …

The Best Eats in Orange County Honored
Tuesday, October 2, 2012: Orange County Squeezed

On The Line: Geeta Bansal Of Clay Oven, Part One
Tuesday, October 2, 2012: OC Weekly

Top O.C. restaurants, chefs honored at first Golden Foodie Awards
Monday, October 1, 2012: OC Register
(Congratulations to Nancy Luna for her Golden Foodie Award for Best Food Blogger)

Main Course: Playground
October, 2012: Orange Coast Magazine

And the Winners are …
Sunday, September 30, 2012: Golden Foodie Awards

Restaurants dangle extra options for fans
Thursday, September 27, 2012: OC Register

Best Gastropubs in Orange County
Wednesday, September 26, 2012: CBS Los Angeles

The Playground
Tuesday, September 25, 2012: Eatosaurus Rex

An “Invitation Only” Restaurant Addendum To The Playground Revealed
Thursday, September 6, 2012: Stick a Fork in It

No. 28: Lunch at Playground
Wednesday, September 5, 2012: OC Weekly

Jason Quinn is a Bad Man – 9.4.2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012: A Broken Shoe

Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in Orange County, CA
August, 2012: Gayot

Playground – Artist’s Village DTSA
Saturday, August 25, 2012: Anything Food

TONIGHT: The Playground + Clay Oven Team Up For A Pork-Filled Night Featuring Ghost Pepper Pork Vindaloo And Pork Crème Brûlée
Wednesday, August 15, 2012: OC Weekly

OC Fair Cook-Off: Dave Lieberman vs. Jason Quinn
Sunday, August 12, 2012: OC Weekly

OC FAIR “Home Sweet Home” 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012: YouTube (

‘Home, Sweet Home’ Cook vs. Pro Chef―Gentlemen, Start Your Lamb Chops
Friday, August 10, 2012: Orange Coast

Jason Quinn’s Burger Challenges Foie Gras Ban
Thursday, August 9, 2012:

The Playground Hosts A Southeast Asian Street Food Night On Aug. 20
Wednesday, August 8, 2012: Stick a Fork in It

Chef Jason Quinn
Wednesday, August 8, 2012: Chef’s Insight

Jason Quinn Hosts A Burger Eating Challenge, Featuring A ‘Shit-Ton Of Foie’
Tuesday, August 7, 2012: OC Weekly

Five Ways to Beat Jason Quinn at the OC Fair Culinary Competition on Aug. 9
Monday, August 6, 2012: OC Weekly

Restaurant Defies Ban, Hosts Foie Gras Burger Eating Challenge [Dinner Time]
Monday, August 6, 2012: that’s nerdalicious!

“Shut the Duck Up” Burger
Sunday, August 3, 2012: YouTube

In Spite of Ban, Restaurant Hosts Decadent Foie Gras Burger Eating Challenge
Sunday, August 3, 2012: Food Beast

Playground DTSA – You & Me & All Our Friends
Thursday, August 2, 2012: The Playground

Date Night Divas: The Playground
Wednesday, August 1, 2012: Intertwined Events

Where to go, what to eat this weekend
Friday, July 27, 2012: OC Register

The Playground + Clay Oven Pop Up Tonight Tomorrow Night (July 26th)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012: OC Weekly

Dinner at a Playground
Tuesday, July 17, 2012: PapaKaster Eatin’

The Playground – 07/13/2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012: Epicuryan

Playground (Santa Ana, CA)
Friday, July 13, 2012: kevinEats

2012 OC Fair to feature series of Chowdown Cooking Competitions
Friday, July 13, 2012: News Santa Ana

“favorite burger of all time”
Thursday, July 12, 2012: The Sacramento Bee

The Playground & Clay Oven Team Up To Do “Play Oven” Pop-Up
Monday, July 9, 2012: OC Weekly

The Young and the Restless
July, 2012: Riviera Magazine (digital version, page 102; see also page 109 where our friends at Portola Coffee Lab are named the Best Java House)

Chef Jason Quinn Talks Playground Restaurant, Daily Menus, and Pissing People Off
Tuesday, July 2, 2012: Food Beast

100 Favorite Dishes of 2012: No. 76, Fries at Playground
Thursday, June 28, 2012: OC Weekly

Rebels With a Cause
Thursday, June 28, 2012: Eat 2.0 (See same article on page 47 of July 2012 Coast Magazine)

Playground is Fucking Fantastic and If You Disagree I’ll Punch You In The Throat
Monday, June 25, 2012: Jet-Lagged Magazine

My Friend Went To The Playground’s $130 Farewell to Foie Gras Dinner (And All I Got Were These Pictures And a Story)!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012: OC Weekly

Buy a Meal, Give a Meal
Sunday, June 17, 2012: Newport Beach Independent

Restaurants, The Lime Truck helping local food charity
Wednesday, June 13, 2012: OC Register

Eatery – The Playground, CA
Tuesday, June 12, 2012: Much Ado About Fooding

Jason Quinn Rainbow Chard
Monday, June 11, 2012: Поп Фолк (“Pop Folk,” Bulgarian republication of Kathy Thomas video)

Farewell To Foie: Everyone Gets a Pound of Foie Gras at The Playground’s $130 Dinner Event
Thursday, June 7, 2012: Stick a Fork in It

The Restaurant Whisperer: Jason Quinn
Tuesday, June 5, 2012: Great Taste Magazine

Take Me To The Playground
Tuesday, June 5, 2012: New University

Tuesday, June 5, 2012: Chou Down

The Bruery To Hold 4th Anniversary Dinner at Playground
Monday, May 21, 2012: OC Weekly

The Playground To Bring Back Omakase-Style Dinner Event–And This Time, It’s Veggie-Based
Tuesday, May 8, 2012: OC Weekly

Foie gras, a last hurrah to an underground alternative in California
Friday, April 27, 2012: Washington Times

A Recap of ‘Bites: A Raw Bar’ at The Playground
Wednesday, April 18, 2012: OC Weekly: Stick a Fork in It

The Playground – Santa Ana, Ca
Sunday, April 15, 2012: Mary Reviews Blog

the playground
Saturday, April 14, 2012: the alpha+ collective

The PlayGroundDTSA Part 2 Santa Ana, Ca.
Thursday, April 12, 2012: May I Suggest

Playground: A Place Where Your Taste Buds Have Fun!
Thursday, April 12, 2012: Delicious Conquests

The Playground to Host Omakase-Style Seafood Dinner April 17
Monday, April 6, 2012: OC Weekly: Stick a Fork in It

Friday Feature: The Playground
Friday, April 6, 2012: Victory Carmichael

Playground – Delish!
Friday, April 6, 2012:  Live.Love.Cook.Craft

Egg-cellent dishes for Easter
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: OC Register

Egg-cellent dishes for Easter
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Gaston Gazette (Gaston County, North Carolina)

On the Line: Bob Brown of Spudrunners, Part One
Tuesday, April 3, 2012: OC Weekly: On the Line

Jason Quinn Shares Secrets For His Yum-O-Lah Brussels Sprouts
Thursday, March 29, 2012: Cathy Thomas Cooks

Foie Gras PB&J at Playground in Santa Ana
Friday, March 23, 2012:, posted by Mark

The Playground – Downtown Santa Ana
Thursday, March 22, 2012: Things An Likes

Melissa’s Ingredient Challenge: Chef Jason Quinn
Friday, March 16, 2012: Melissa’s – The Freshest Ideas in Produce

Casually hip, innovately fresh meals at the Playground
Friday, March 16, 2012: Food Frenzy

Champions to CureDuchenne Newport Beach Gala
March 2012: Cure Duchenne Newsletter

Playground is well equipped
Wednesday, March 14, 2012: OC Register

The Playground lives up to its name
Monday, March 12, 2012: OC METRO Blogs: Eating the Orange

Friday, March 9, 2012: I Heart OC

Chef Jason Quinn
March 2012: Great Taste Magazine

Quinn’s Playground delights
Wednesday, February 29, 2012: OC Register

Fried Chicken and Waffle at The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana
Wednesday, February 29, 2012:

The Playground
Monday, February 27, 2012: Coast Magazine

Making a Burger at The Playground in Santa Ana
Monday, February 27, 2012: Coast Video

Chef Jason Quinn punches up Rainbow Chard
Wednesday, February 22, 2012: Cathy Thomas Cooks

Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground
Friday, February 17, 2012: OC Weekly (Cover Story)

Tonight’s Death Row Dinner Course At The Playground: A Cool $150
Friday, February 17, 2012: stick a fork in it

The Playground Restaurant
Monday, February 13, 2012: OC Weekly Videos

Playground Burger – The Playground – Santa Ana, CA
Friday, February 10, 2012:

Food Porn Friday – The Playground
Friday, February 10, 2012: Haute Khuuture

Playground: Chef Jason Quinn’s New Masterpiece
Thursday, February 9, 2012: Kat’s 9 Lives

Breakfast Hash at The Playground in Santa Ana
Monday, February 6, 2012:

Ten Great Burgers in Orange County
Friday, February 2, 2012: OC Weekly: Stick a Fork In It

Champions to Cure Duchenne Newport Beach Gala to Feature Food From Local Celebrity Chef Jason Quinn and Honor Sage Football Coach J.R. Tolver
Thursday, February 2, 2012: Market Watch, Wall Street Journal

Critic’s Choice: Fresh lunch ideas
Thursday, February 2, 2012: Los Angeles Times, Food

The Playground is the Brotherhood of the Purple Pants
Thursday, January 26, 2012: OC Weekly

Santa Ana eatery guarantees satisfaction
Tuesday, January 24, 2012: OC Register

Quinn Lets Everyone at Playground “Burn in Hell”
Monday, January 23, 2012: OC Weekly: Stick a Fork in It

The Playground: You Had Me At Your Name, Now It’s The Passion.
Monday, January 23, 2012: Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

Sunday, January 9, 2012: Anonymous Brunch Guest (Note left on table)
We just moved here from NYC about a year ago and this is definitely the best meal we’ve had in California. We’ve been missing good food so much. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!”
-From The Playground: Thank you. Your comment made it worth getting up early after a late Saturday night.

Tom’s Foodie Blog 2012 “Must Try” Restaurant Bucket List
Friday, January 6, 2012: Tom’s Foodie Blog

Playground is anything but safe
Wednesday, January 4, 2012: 555 Girl on Food and Drink

O.C. sees big restaurant boom
Sunday, January 1, 2012: OC Register

The Year in Food: Anne Watson Photography’s Best of 2011
Saturday, December 31, 2011: Anne Watson Photography

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Eight
Saturday, December 31, 2011: Girl vs. Food

Playground – Santa Ana
Wednesday, December 28, 2011: Follow the Foodie!

Dave’s Top 5 Restaurants of 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011: OC Weekly: Stick a Fork in It

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Seven
Tuesday, December 13, 2011: Girl vs. Food

First Look: Playground in Santa Ana
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: OC Weekly: Stick a Fork in It

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Six
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: Girl vs. Food

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Five
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: Girl vs. Food

Playground Brings Fun to DTSA
Tuesday, November 29, 2001: Where

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Four
Friday, November 25, 2011: Girl vs. Food

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Three
Friday, November 25, 2011: Girl vs. Food

Playground DTSA
Wednesday, November 23, 2011: IMKing Blog

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode Two
Tuesday, November 22, 2011: Girl vs. Food

The Playground – A Look at the New Eatery from Ex-Lime Truck Chef
Monday, November 21, 2011: FoodBeast

Behind-the-Scenes at ‘The Playground’ Soft Opening
Sunday, November 20, 2011: Anne Watson Photo Blog

Sneak Preview of Chef Jason Quinn’s The Playground – Santa Ana, CA
Thursday, November 17, 2011: foodie in disguise

Acer Quercus : The Bruery on location at Playground
Thursday, November 17, 2011: YouTube

Acer Quercus : The Bruery on location at Playground
Thursday, November 17, 2011: New Brew Thursday

Chef Jason’s Playground is now open
Thursday, November 17, 2011:

The Next Iron Chef Breakdown: Episode One
Thursday, November 17, 2011: Girl vs. Food

The Playground – Downtown Santa Ana
Wednesday, November 16, 2011: Girl vs. Food

Is new eatery home to O.C.’s next great burger?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011: OC Register

The Lime Truck Alum Jason Quinn to Open The Playground in Downtown Santa Ana
Monday, November 14, 2011: Saturday Night Foodies

Playground, Jason Quinn’s New Restaurant, to Open Nov. 18
Wednesday, November 9, 2011: OC Weekly

First Look: Inside “The Playground” – Downtown Santa Ana’s Hottest New Restaurant
Sunday, November 6, 2011: Anne Watson Photography