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OC Restaurant Week Begins Sunday

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 27, 2015 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Orange County Restaurant Week begins Sunday, March 1st and ends Saturday, March 7th with more than 100 restaurants participating in the countywide event. During the weeklong event, participating restaurants will offer special three-course menus, many with a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Each restaurant will have the freedom and flexibility to showcase its best offerings by talented chefs who will, no doubt, personalize each menu to reflect their individual culinary style. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus within the following price categories: lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30, $40 or $50. 



Following is a list of the restaurants participating in this year’s OC Restaurant Week (each name is linked to its menu)…

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Wienerschnitzel Brings Back "Big City Favorites"

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 26, 2015 at 11:29am 0 Comments

Wienerschnitzel has announced the return of Big City Favorites featuring epic flavor combinations inspired by famous hot dogs from around the nation: Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles.  

Chicago Dog – Straight from the Windy City, this classic dog has the perfect blend of toppings including mustard, pickle spear, relish, chopped onions, tomato wedges, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.  

NYC Coney Island Dog – This simple yet delicious dog is a taste sensation! Grilled to perfection, it’s topped with Wienerschnitzel’s secret-recipe chili, mustard and chopped onion.  

LA Street Dog – This dog has an authentic taste similar to the street cart vendors you can find in Los Angeles. This tasty dog is topped with bacon, grilled…

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Tequila Goes Irish for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 25, 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and you can pay tribute with Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila, a super smooth, triple aged, 100% agave tequila uniquely aged to embark distinct and complex whiskey notes. It’s a unique blend that appeals to both whiskey and tequila lovers – perfect for all looking to channel the luck of the Irish this March 17.  

Raise your glass with Sláinte de la Noche, a cocktail inspired by Ireland’s beloved spirit – whiskey- using Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila, and break out your shamrocks to celebrate with The Mexichaun and Hornitos® Green Mexican.

Sláinte de la Noch

· 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila

· 1 ½ parts coffee liqueur

· ¼ part vanilla syrup *

· 1 part heavy cream



*To make vanilla syrup,…

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Tommy Bahama Highlights Its Seafood Offering with ‘Fish Friday’

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 24, 2015 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar expands its seafood offering with Fish Friday during the Lenten season. From now through April 3, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar will offer special fish dishes on Fridays in addition to its regular menu featuring more than 20 meat free items.  

Fish Friday highlights Tommy Bahama’s affinity for the freshest seafood prepared in innovative, island-inspired ways. The Executive Chef will feature two seafood entrées highlighting the freshest catch available paired with regional produce. The entrées will change each Friday based on current availability and will showcase recipes from the Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama cookbook, such as the Ginger Glazed Salmon or the flavorful and spicy Togarashi Sesame…

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Tempo Urban Kitchen Presents Taquero Tuesday with $2 Tacos

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 20, 2015 at 11:26am 0 Comments

To complement its menu of global cuisine, Tempo Urban Kitchen has introduced its take on the popular Taco Tuesday with a weekly Taquero Tuesday promotion featuring a taquero dishing out a variety of unique $2 street-style tacos crafted to order from 4 p.m. to close. Guests will have the opportunity to add a selection of fresh ingredients atop made-to-order tacos and the Tempo bar will join in the festivities with select beers for $3.

“In presenting our version of ‘Taco Tuesday,’ we give our guests an unbeatable meal at a hard-to-believe price point,” commented Restaurateur Jorge Cueva, who was inspired to open Tempo after his lifelong journey in the hospitality industry. “We strive to be both a special occasion and everyday restaurant, alike, so by introducing Taquero Tuesday and other…

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Sunday Funday with Margaritas

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

It’s the perfect excuse for a mental vacation—National Margarita Day. Plus, it just so happens to be February 22—a Sunday—even more reason to celebrate Sunday Funday!

The Romarita is Tony Roma’s version of the margarita. The Classic Romarita is made with Sauza Gold Tequila, Cointreau liqueur, garnished with lime and orange.  

Or, RA Sushi has some unique margaritas on its menu, including the new Lychee Marg. It’s a light and slightly sweet margarita made with Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila, lychee puree and fresh sour mix.  

Cocina 214 is inviting people out on National Margarita Day to enjoy the refreshing flavors of their signature 214 Rocks and Frozen Margaritas as well as their specialty margaritas, such as the Pop Rocks Rita and Mi Casa Margarita.

Try some of ther recipes below!

Tony Roma's Classic Romarita Recipe:…

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National Margarita Day with Chocolate on Top

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 19, 2015 at 11:23am 0 Comments

Whether you like it frozen or on the rocks, National Margarita Day (February 22nd) is the perfect time to celebrate everyone’s favorite tequila cocktail!!

While Valentine’s Day has passed and your roses may be wilting, but it’s never too late for chocolate! We’re combining two of our fave things – margaritas and chocolate – for some chocolate-inspired recipes with a Sauza® Tequila twist!

Chocolate Chip Margarita

· 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

· 1 part JDK & Sons Crave® Chocolate Chili Liqueur

· ¾ part half and half

· 1…

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National Margarita Day Sunday February 22nd

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 19, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

There will be plenty of celebration on Sunday, February 22nd as the world looks to Hollywood for the 87th Academy Awards. Instead of raising a glass of champagne this year, some may raise a Margarita to honor National Margarita Day. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar will observe this day by featuring four of their most famous margaritas.  

Known for their unique hand-crafted cocktails that include only the freshest ingredients, Tommy Bahama has a variety of margaritas that are creatively curious, yet still remain a true tequila based cocktail. The stalwart Baja Margarita is a classic, but the combination of Cointreau® and Grand Marnier® with scratch sour mix and fresh lime juice elevates this beyond a basic margarita. The Blood Orange Margarita has a refreshing citrus flavor and a vibrant red color from the Solerno® Blood Orange Liqueur and fresh…

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TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant & Lounge Introduces New Spring Menu

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 18, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant & Lounge has introduced a new Spring Menu with vegan and gluten-free dishes. Diners can look forward to protein-packed dishes like Coffee-Crusted Filet Mignon and the “Beijing to Paris” Roasted Duck Breast.

“Spring is the perfect time to introduce dishes that are light and flavorful. It’s the perfect balance of these two qualities that makes for a perfect dish,” commented Chef Shirley Chung, who was a finalist of Top Chef New Orleans prior to opening TWENTY EIGHT. “I also added vegan and gluten-free dishes to the menu that really highlight the natural vibrancy and flavors of the ingredients used.”

Chef Shirley’s Spring Menu sees the addition of the following dishes:

Hello Spring - English peas / sugar snap…

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Girl Scouts and Chefs Unite During 2015 OC Restaurant Week

Posted by Avery Bressler on February 18, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Girl Scouts of Orange County is partnering with OC Restaurant Week from March 1st – 7th to celebrate the world’s largest girl-led business, Girl Scout Cookies sales, during Orange County’s favorite culinary event!



During OC Restaurant Week – which happens to be the last week that Girl Scout Cookies will be available on sale in Orange County until 2016 – select restaurants will offer delicious desserts inspired by and featuring Girl Scout Cookies! Some of the OC Restaurant Week participating restaurants are even hosting local Girl Scouts for a Preview Tasting, where girls will get the chance to taste the sweet treats and meet with the restaurant’s chef – all important as many of them strive to earn culinary and business badges.



Featured desserts…
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