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Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival Weekend

Posted by Kelli on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

FARMstead ED presents Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival Weekend September 19th-20th, at Windrose Farm. The weekend’s festivities begin with Saturday’s festival supper, which we are simply calling TOMATO. Then on Sunday, the Heirloom Tomato Festival will offer tasting of over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, as well as local purveyor favorites using Windrose Farm tomatoes and other in-season produce.

Saturday's Festival Supper features local Chef Jensen Lorenzen, formerly of the Cass House, Chefs Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat, from LA's Cook's County,  together at Windrose Farm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience these Chefs collaborating and presenting our locally grown. The evening kicks off with a farm tour, to then be followed by a multi-course meal…


The Habit Burger Grill Debuts Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger

Posted by Kelli on August 20, 2015 at 9:40am 0 Comments

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., has announced the introduction of a Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger. The limited time special is available August 19-October 6 at participating Habit Burger Grills and is priced at $5.95. The new Double Char begins with two fresh, seasoned chargrilled beef patties that are layered with plump, savory roasted portabella mushrooms, melted cheese, crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes. The Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger is served on toasted garlic herb sourdough bread spread with roasted garlic sauce. “The Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger is an amazing combination of bold, umami flavors,” said chef Adam Baird, The Habit’s vice president of food & beverage and creator of the new Charburger. “There is a rich, earthiness and…


Savor the Taste of Summer with Seasonal Menu Additions at DJT

Posted by Kelli on August 18, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

DJT at Trump® International Hotel™ Las Vegas invites guests to enjoy a final taste of summer with new seasonal menu additions and a Chef’s Summer Tasting Menu available until September 20th. Executive Chef Sydney Jones and his culinary team’s newest offerings introduce hints of Italian flare and highlight the summer’s most refreshing flavors in a delectable lineup of dishes and pairings. “Consistently evolving our menu at DJT, our summer additions extend our locally-sourced, farm-to-table program and introduce more of an Italian influence, which is one of my favorite cuisines,” said Executive Chef Sydney Jones. “We’re incorporating more Italian vinegars and oils, Italian wines, Focaccia breads and scratch pastas. Visitors will see even more of these Italian cooking techniques infused into new items as we move into fall.”

The Chef’s Summer Tasting Menu now available offers a delicious five-course meal celebrating the season, with a recommended, optional wine pairing for $100,…


Rubio’s® Introduces New Grilled Seafood Option

Posted by Kelli on August 18, 2015 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Rubio’s® Restaurants has announced the addition of sea bass to its sizeable selection of coastal cuisine. Starting on August 26, long-time guests and newcomers alike are invited to try the Cilantro Lime Sea Bass Two Taco Plate or Bowl available for a limited time. Rubio’s is the first national fast-casual restaurant to offer sea bass, demonstrating its commitment to providing guests with innovative and delicious seafood offerings. The Cilantro Lime Sea Bass Taco features high quality sea bass grilled to perfection on an authentic comal and served on a stone-ground corn tortilla, which is then topped with a citrusy mojo sauce made with lime, fresh, California-grown cilantro and garlic along with a creamy chipotle sauce, salsa fresca and shredded cabbage. The Two Taco plate is served with a side of…


Mini Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecakes

Posted by Kelli on August 17, 2015 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 50 mins

Serves: 12


For the crust~

7 graham crackers – crushed (chocolate graham crackers can be used also)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 Tablespoon sugar

5 Tablespoon unsalted butter- melted

For the cheesecake~

16 oz. cream cheese- softened

¾ cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 egg white

For the pumpkin swirl~

⅓ cup pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon ground allspice

2 teaspoon all purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line standard muffin pan with cupcake liners doubled up.

Crushed the graham cracker sheets into fine crumbs, stir in the cinnamon and sugar, then add melted butter and…


Norm Macdonald "Assumes the Suit" as the Real Colonel Sanders

Posted by Kelli on August 17, 2015 at 11:23am 0 Comments

Kentucky Fried Chicken® continues to weave Colonel Sanders into the fabric of American pop culture with its latest advertising spots featuring “Last Comic Standing” judge and “Saturday Night Live” veteran Norm Macdonald as its iconic, ribbon-tied founder. “Other than not quite looking like him, his voice being different, and his inability to cook the world’s best chicken, we thought Norm was the perfect choice to play the Real Colonel. I think the fans will agree.” says Kevin Hochman, chief marketing officer KFC US. The “Real” Colonel Sanders is now back to sell the world’s greatest chicken.

As many now know, Colonel Harland Sanders lived the American dream so we could all eat the American dream. Whether it was his stint as a US Army mule-tender in Cuba, a ferryboat entrepreneur, an amateur…


True Seasons Organic Kitchen Celebrates their First Anniversary

Posted by Kelli on August 14, 2015 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

True farm to table, organic, chef-driven cuisine is tough to find in Orange County, California…unless you find yourself at True Seasons Organic Kitchen in Anaheim who are celebrating their first anniversary. To commemorate their first year in business True Seasons Organic Kitchen is going to donate a percentage of their proceeds to The Pantry during the month of September. Owned and helmed by Chef Saifon Plewtong, everything on the menu is fresh and hand-selected from local markets daily. The restaurant celebrates its first anniversary this month, and Chef Saifon is excited to continue her commitment to using only organic, GMO-free ingredients in her hot pot-centered concept, while also expanding the menu to include fresh-pressed juices and desserts.

“I am so thankful to…


National Pot de Crème Day is Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Posted by Kelli on August 13, 2015 at 10:12am 0 Comments

Celebrate with this stylish French Riviera-inspired eatery FIG & OLIVE’s signature Chocolate Pot de Crème recipe. As one of diners’ most beloved dishes, pot de crème is a prime example of dessert trends returning to simple roots—showcasing the pure classic taste of chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and other flavors without excessive garnishes and sauces. Dessert aficionados can mark the holiday with the restaurant’s comforting Chocolate Pot de Crème with Crunchy Praline Financiers and Vanilla Cream, which stops short of over-indulgence with a shaving of orange zest and a modest-sized glass cup.

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place’s Chocolate Pot de Crème

(Photo Credit: FIG & OLIVE)

Pot de Crème

Serves 10

2 cups Heavy Cream

1.5 cups Milk

4 Tablespoons…


Summer Recipes by Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped

Posted by Kelli on August 11, 2015 at 11:21am 0 Comments

With summer in full swing, Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped and heartburn sufferer, teamed up with PEPCID® for a second year to enable food lovers in their pursuit of great tastes by creating some classic summer dishes with bold flavors. Here are those recipes. Enjoy!

Crispy fish tacos with avocado citrus serrano salsa and tangy slaw

This is every taco lovers dream taco. It’s got it all…crispy fish, spicy salsa, and tangy slaw, all in every bite.


3 serrano peppers roasted peeled seeded and chopped

2 blood oranges or regular oranges cut into segments

2 tablespoons fresh limejuice

1 avocado diced

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste


1 cup all purpose flour

1-teaspoon salt

1/2-teaspoon garlic powder…


Miguel's Jr. Finds Success in Orange County

Posted by Kelli on August 11, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

It was Inland Empire residents that had propelled Miguel’s from a single sit-down restaurant to a thriving, family-owned business of three full-service and 11 quick-serve destinations scattered throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. So when the family behind Miguel’s Jr. announced plans to expand its popular Inland Empire chain into Orange County, the concern was that Orange County residents may not appreciate the authentic family recipes as much as the die-hard loyalists who had grown up with the brand. But following the May 2015 debut of the newest Miguel’s Jr. at the Tustin Marketplace – the third Miguel’s Jr. location in Orange County – those concerns have proved to be unfounded. The new restaurant recorded the second-best 60-day opening among all 14 Miguel’s Jr. restaurant debuts during the past 40 years.…


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