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5 Places to Eat in OC After a Late-Night Show

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You might feel euphoric now, but wait until the grumbles start to set in

For concert-going foodies (or food-loving audiophiles, I guess), the existence of awesome late-night food joints is a matter of life or death. There's nothing like ending an evening of music with the opportunity to talk about how wonderful everything was and how it should still be going on right at that instant, while eating obviously.

You can't just go any ole place though. Your destination has to be delicious (obviously), fast (it's probably 1 a.m. already), casual (you'll be covered in dried sweat and... other people's dried sweat) and they have to fill your belly like manna from heaven itself.

The ultimate question is "Where to go?!" Well, have no fear, this list is here.

5. Kaju Tofu

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Soondubu!

When you have a sizzling bowl of orange-red tofu soup, there are really no reasons to be blue.

Among late-night Korean comfort food, Kaju Tofu reins king. Located in Garden Grove and open until 2 a.m., Kaju carries standard Korean dishes including tofu soup, bibimbap and Korean pancakes.

The star is the toju soup, and its marriage of savory, tanginess and spice is enough to make your belly belt like Beyonce and almost, just almost overshadow any great time you had. Priced in the mid to high teens, it's possibly the best spot for those who are willing to spend a little extra on their late-night food adventures (and have a little room for endless banchan).

4. Sahara Falafel

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After the dancing, time for some gorging

Three words: "shawarma" and "garlic sauce."

Located around 5 to 10 minutes from some of Anaheim's most popular music venues, Sahara Falafel is a dependable go-to spot for night owls, perpetual hungerers like myself and, of course, late-night concert goers. As laid back as it is, Sahara's set up works conveniently well for people who want to relax after sweating for hours in a crowded room with several hundred other people. With Sahara's hearty shawarma sandwich, some falafel and a whole lot of garlic sauce, the likelihood of your already good concert day ending with a sweeter cadence is, well, (almost) guaranteed.

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thestutsman
thestutsman

I toss my vote to 'Taco Boy' on Euclid & Ball in Anaheim...open until 3:00am and amazing El Pastor tacos - cheap and effective and delish!!!

Gregory Savalas
Gregory Savalas

Little Caboose Tacos Anaheim in the OC 24 hrs Friday & Saturday 2225 W. Ball Rd. (714)780-0162 California Burro, Super Nachos, Tortas, California Fries.

Kit Hope
Kit Hope

Used to be Charlie's Chili back in the day.

Eric Ramos
Eric Ramos

Here are the #better, #later, and #cheaper list: Harbor House (Sunset Beach) & Pho 54 (Westminster), and Banh Mi Che Cali (across the street from Pho 54) #GoFish

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