I recently discovered Monster Munching, a wonderful Orange County food blog. The blog's author, who goes by the moniker elmomonster, has eaten at (and blogged!) scores of restaurants in the southern California region, and he has the photos of his meals to prove it. From a 99¢ breakfast at Ikea to an $87 dinner at Chat Noir, he writes accessibly and with descriptive flair about the food, service, and ambience.
My only nit is that all of his posts are on one page, which means that every time you visit the site, you have to load the entire history of his blog, pictures and all.
Monster Munching also has links to other food blogs. It's a great starting point for southern California foodies!