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Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Adds Signature Burgers to Menu

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 22, 2015 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

Southern California’s family-owned, award-winning barbeque destination, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que announces the addition of four new signature burgers to its menu.

These delicious new Smokehouse beef burgers are 1/2 pound each and made with a blend of brisket, short rib and chuck, handcrafted and seasoned to juicy perfection. The four new burgers round out Lucille’s extensive menu of barbecue favorites including slow smoked beef and pork ribs, brisket, tri-tip, smoked chicken and more.

Available now, the four new burgers include:

- Smoked Brisket Burger. Lucille’s signature burger blend, flame-grilled and topped with sliced smoked brisket, Lucille’s original BBQ sauce, aged cheddar cheese and butter pickles on a grilled brioche bun. ($15.99)



Low-Calorie Cocktail Mixers Available at Nekter Juice Bar

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 22, 2015 at 11:40am 0 Comments

Known for its fresh juices, Nekter Juice Bar has introduced Nekter on the Rocks, a collection of three low-calorie, premium cold-pressed HPP’d mixers that transform ordinary spirits into vibrant, flavorful cocktails. Made with farm-fresh fruits that are cold-pressed, each of the three Nekter on the Rocks mixers present a unique blend that is guaranteed to enable any home bartender to create cocktails executed with the skill and knowhow of a mixologist.

Following are the three varieties currently available at Nekter Juice Bar…


Dip into Summer with The Melting Pot

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 19, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

The Melting Pot just introduced its new, limited-time summer menu, Dip Into Summer, which is available from May 12 – July 12, 2015. The Dip Into Summer menu features a mouth-watering seafood entrée, a BBQ Brisket Cheese Fondue, delicious Wisconsin Wedge Salad, a Banana Split Chocolate Fondue and a lineup of beverages that are prefect for summer sipping. View full menu here.

For summer sipping, enjoy a refreshing beverages such as:

Summertime Sipper – Fresh watermelon and cucumber come together with Malibu Rum and fresh lime juice…


Build Your Own Original Ice Blended® Drinks with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 19, 2015 at 11:28am 0 Comments

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® encourages Southern Californians to ‘Build Your Own Original’ featuring ANY unique small (12 oz.) Ice Blended® drink for only $2. Ice Blended® aficionados can mix and match specialty add-ins and modifiers to the brand’s iconic drink such as Affogato, an espresso shot pour over new for Summer; Extreme (extra coffee); Cookies (blending cookie sandwich pieces); and Ultimate (chocolate covered espresso beans) to craft unique variations.

In addition to the Ice Blended® Summer Open House promotion, patrons can start the morning off with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s new Whole Grain Cranberry Breakfast Bar, comprised of dried cranberries, sliced almonds, flax seeds, and a hit of honey for a chewy fruit and oatmeal snack.…


LUCCA Gives Guests a Reason to Celebrate

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 19, 2015 at 11:21am 0 Comments

Executive Chef/Co-Owner Cathy Pavlos has introduced a new lineup of weekday specials at LUCCA. The popular Irvine concept, located in the Quail Hill Village Center, will now highlight an exciting special from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. These rotating specials will present guests with an all-new way to experience LUCCA’s exciting cuisine and remarkable wine and beer selection. The new weekday specials will be available alongside the restaurant’s popular seasonal dinner offerings.

“The introduction of these weekly specials will allow us to direct focus towards some of our truly unique offerings,” commented Chef Cathy, who recently celebrated a decade in business with her husband and business partner, Elliott Pavlos. “At LUCCA, it’s always been all about the food, but we’re…


RA Sushi's 11th Annual Nicky's Week

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 18, 2015 at 3:07pm 0 Comments

Join RA Sushi for Nicky’s Week, a week-long fundraiser benefitting cancer research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From May 25-31, RA will donate 100% of menu sales of Edamame, Tootsky Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Garlic Ponzu Yellowtail, Sesame Garlic Chicken and select non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Nicky’s Week was developed in memory of St. Jude Patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard of Scottsdale, Arizona, who lost a long battle with brain cancer in 2005 at the young age of 13. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushis initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise…


Cinépolis Summer Cocktails

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 18, 2015 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Cinépolis USA’s two OC locations – Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita and Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel – are excited to announce their cocktail menu celebrating summer blockbusters to include “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Jurassic World” and “Ted 2.”

The film-themed menu, which launched early May and will be available through the summer, will feature three cocktail options, each crafted with the big hits in mind. Cinépolis USA enhances the premier moviegoing experience by adding a fun twist to their existing services, offering guests exciting cocktails in addition to luxury reclining leather seats, gourmet appetizers and entrées, a full bar and at-your-seat waiter service.

$15 Signature Cocktails…


Memorial Day Cocktails

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 18, 2015 at 11:22am 0 Comments

NOLET’S Silver Peach Lemonade Punch

1 bottle (750 ml) NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin

2.25 L Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

375 ml Elderflower Liqueur

2 Bags Frozen Peaches

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher or infusion jar and stir. Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a peach slice or raspberry skewer.

NOLET’S Silver Sangria

8 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin

750 ml Dry White Wine

4 oz. White Grape Juice

4 oz. Sugar

4 oz. Sliced Seedless Grapes

1 Sliced Apple (Green or Red)

16 oz. Ginger Ale or Club…


New Menu at Provisions Market

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 18, 2015 at 11:10am 0 Comments

Chef Zach Scherer has joined forces with Haven Collective Executive Chef/Partner, Greg Daniels, to serve as Executive Sous Chef at Haven Gastropub and Provisions Market in Old Towne Orange. In Chef Zach’s new role, he will be helping to oversee the culinary teams at both restaurants. The public can get a taste of Chef Zach’s culinary talent at Provisions Market, where he has introduced seasonal snacks, toasts, and sandwiches that add an innovative twist to classic deli foods already present on the menu. The new menu items are available during all business hours, in addition to customizable cheese and charcuterie boards which can be complemented with 30 craft beers on tap and more than 400 by the bottle.

“With the new menu items, my goal is to focus on presenting great-tasting…


Summer Cocktails at Mi Casa

Posted by Avery Bressler on May 14, 2015 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

Treat yourself to a vacation in a glass at Mi Casa. The coconut infused tequila mixed with fresh pineapple, lime juice and Piña-Colada mix puts a tropical spin on this classic tequila cocktail. Just sip, repeat and relax.

- 1800 Coconut
- Fresh Pineapple
- Piña-Colada Mix
- Lime Juicec 
- 100% Organic Agave Nectar



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