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Burger Boss Opening New Location In Newport Beach

Posted by Kelli on May 18, 2018 at 11:19am 0 Comments

Burger Boss is now hiring for its new location in Newport Beach. Located just a sandal-toss from the blue Pacific, Burger Boss is set to open its doors in early April. This will be the fifth Orange County location for the five-year-old company, which opened its first restaurant near UC Riverside in 2011.



From the very beginning Burger Boss’s goal has been to bring back the great American burger, which ceased to exist when large chains began mass producing them choosing quantity over quality. Farha then came up with the idea of putting the guest in charge of building their own burger.



The ordering process begins at the large touch screen kiosk near the entry where guests visually build their burger on a flat screen monitor and place their order when finished.…

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In-N-Out Burger And HOT ROD Celebrate 70 Years

Posted by Kelli on April 3, 2018 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

The iconic American brands HOT ROD and In-N-Out Burger have announced a joint 70th anniversary party at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Saturday, November 17, 2018, to celebrate 70 incredible years since both Southern California businesses opened within 25 miles of each other.

The 70th anniversary party will have something for the whole family, including a rare opportunity for historic vehicles to drag race the hallowed lanes of Pomona, on-site In-N-Out cookout trucks, an outdoor car show featuring historic race cars, special historical exhibits, and the chance to view the history of HOT ROD, as well as opportunities to meet the HOT ROD staff. Gates will open at 8 a.m. for this must-attend, one-time event.



Spectator tickets are on sale now. Advance tickets are $15, on-site tickets are $20.…

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Humphry Slocombe Makes Its SoCal Debut this Summer

Posted by Kelli on May 17, 2018 at 1:05pm 0 Comments

The bizarre yet delicious Humphry Slocombe hits SoCal this summer. Rebellious and unapologetic, the OG small-batch creamery is known for its cutting-edge, culinary-driven flavors. First up is a sweet collaboration with iconic chef Roy Choi, who launches a Hawaiian-shave ice flavor at POT on May 26. More L.A.-based collaborations will follow, culminating with the opening of Humphry Slocombe on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, slated for August.

While culinary rebels and Humphry Slocombe co-founders Jake Godby and Sean Vahey offer a few time-tested favorites, the San Francisco-based ice cream purveyors are best known for out-of-the-box flavors such as Secret Breakfast, a grown-up combo of bourbon ice cream with cornflake cookies, Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, a complex blend of Blue Bottle organic…

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Lido House Debuts And Captures The Spirit of The Community

Posted by Kelli on May 17, 2018 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

At Lido House, the nautical flair merges with Cape Cod style architecture to deliver the ultimate coastal retreat in Orange County. Set on the site of the former City Hall, the hotel pays homage to the historic landmark through its thoughtful interior design and culinary excellence. The intimate 130-room resort is just steps away from Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach’s marina, retail and dining hub. With interior design led by EDG Design, Lido House merges nautical flair with Cape Cod style architecture to deliver the ultimate coastal retreat in Orange County.

Embracing the ‘home away from home’ concept, the hotel also features five residential-style, three-level cottages, each boasting 1,300 square feet, including a rooftop patio, personal BBQ and fireplace. Each of the…

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Summertime Events Coming To Fashion Island Hotel

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2018 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

This summers culinary happenings at Fashion Island Hotel are perfectly in sync with it's luxurious style, relaxing hospitality and SoCal atmosphere. On Sundays throughout June, July and August are Slow Smoked Sundaze at Oak Grill, where they’re also offering a special four-course dinner geared to Dad on Father’s Day. June’s Chopin Social features hors d’oeuvres, all-you-can-drink cocktails and a lively DJ. Sushi & Sips in August is highlighted by a cooking demo with Japanese whiskey pairings, while Chris Ojeda of Soho House and Southern Wine and Spirits will inspire home mixologists on Aquaology Night. And starting in June, new weekly ongoing promotions are being introduced in Aqua Lounge, including Shuck Monday, Whiskey Flight Wednesday and Tapas Thursday.…

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Italian Beef Week At Portillo's

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2018 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

Portillo’s has announced the launch of Italian Beef Week, happening from May 21 – 27. The food holiday will celebrate the Portillo’s signature sandwich and Chicago staple by offering two regular Italian Beef Sandwiches for $10 for the entire week.

To kick off the celebration, Portillo’s introduces the Rhyme Time Challenge. In addition to its menu of iconic Chicago eats, Portillo’s is also known for the rhymes that staff members recite when announcing completed orders. Long-standing favorites include “Number 7, you’re in heaven!” and “Number 9, it’s time to dine,” which are shouted out from the restaurant’s pick-up counter. For the first time, fans are invited to create their own rhyme for a chance to win free Portillo’s for a year.

Portillo’s customers can submit their rhyme at…

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23rd Annual Taste Of Anaheim

Posted by Kelli on May 14, 2018 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Anaheim GardenWalk and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in the 23rd annual Taste of Anaheim, May 17th at Anaheim GardenWalk. Check out tasty bites from restaurants like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Fire + Ice Interactive Grill + Bar, Grasslands Meat Market BBQ & Churrasco, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, Bowlmor Lanes and Roy’s Restaurant. Nearly 40 other restaurants and breweries will be present. The event will also feature live music – including a performance by cover band Yachty By Nature featuring soft yacht rock from the ‘70s and ‘80s – and the unique sounds of DJ Ghetto Funk as well as a silent auction and an array of business exhibitors. Tickets purchased before midnight on May 16th cost $40; tickets purchased on event day…

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The Taste Of Santa Ana

Posted by Kelli on May 14, 2018 at 10:24am 0 Comments

Get ready for the 5th Annual Taste of Santa Ana, where you can discover more than 40 of Santa Ana’s most notable restaurants, craft breweries and wineries. The Taste of Santa Ana has established itself as one of OC’s best “Taste of” events. Hosted by the Economic Development Committee, with this year’s celebration is presented by Assistance League of Santa Ana in partnership with Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce.



Event organizers want to increase awareness of Santa Ana’s expanding culinary scene and highlight local restaurants and businesses. They do this through a fun community event offering visitors the chance to try the latest flavors and pairings, and meet the chefs, mixologists and entrepreneurs behind these culinary innovations.



The night kicks off with Southern…

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Proof - A Whiskey Social Offers Whiskey Lovers Over 200 Whiskies!

Posted by OCfoodies on May 11, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Over 200 different whiskies, bourbons and ryes from around the world will be poured for guests at Westside Museum in Costa Mesa on Saturday, June 2nd from 2-5 p.m., with an early VIP preview starting at 1 p.m. Attendees will indulge in a wide array of whiskies from the United States, Scotland, Ireland and Japan, along with fine cheeses & charcuterie and tray passed appetizers from Westside Museum, while interacting with distillers & mixologists, enjoying games and live musical performances. 



The world of brown spirits in general, and whiskies in particular, is one of the hottest segments in the market.  The USA has had a love affair with Scotch for many decades and our national whiskey, Bourbon, has fully come into its own over the past 5 years—people cannot get enough…

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Chef Ivan Calderon Earns ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurant’ Status

Posted by Kelli on May 10, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Chef Ivan Calderon, owner of Taco Rosa and Taco Mesa restaurants, continues his work in honoring and protecting the earth. Calderon has earned three of his restaurants, Taco Rosa in Irvine and Newport Beach and Taco Mesa Tortilleria Orgánica & Café in Orange, Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant status.

Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) program works with restaurants across the U.S. to recognize and promote ocean-friendly practices for the protection of the ocean, waves, and beaches. Calderon is committed to being a catalyst for change in the restaurant community by increasing awareness, driving change in consumer behavior, and ultimately creating a scalable example of how to reduce the community’s plastic and water footprint.

“Our commitment has always been to…

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