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Next month Yard House will debut four new cocktails starting September 12 at all restaurant locations. The new adult concoctions feature fresh ingredients including thyme, pineapple, and strawberry as well as new house-made syrups. People first think of Yard House as the go-to place to find the best in local craft and import beer, said Gregory Howard, director of beverage strategy for Yard House. And we certainly are a destination for that. But were also constantly evolving our cocktail program to stay on the cutting edge. We like to keep it fresh by making our own syrups, mixes, citrus agave blends and ginger beer using only premium ingredients. I think doing so reflects our from scratch philosophy from what we do behind the kitchen door to what we do front and center at the…Continue
Hopdoddy Burger Bar, known for its thoughtfully crafted selection of high quality burgers will open its second Orange County location on Wednesday, August 31 at The Market Place in Tustin. The menu will feature the same signature burgers that have help Hopdoddy to the top of burger favorite lists across the country. With quality ingredients and creative flavor combinations, menu highlights include the Primetime Burger made with grass-fed beef, brie cheese, arugula, caramelized onions, truffle aioli, steak sauce & beefsteak tomato, the Ahi Tuna Burger made with sushi-grade tuna, sprouts, teriyaki, honey wasabi, nori…Continue
Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Green Feast fall farm-to-table fundraiser on September 10th featuring the best regional chefs, coming together to create an inspiring, sustainable feast at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano. All proceeds from Green Feast support The Ecology Center's ability to continue growing regenerative food systems, healthy watersheds, and vibrant communities.
The four-course Green Feast dinner is served on long communal tables at The Ecology Center, and is presented by the following chefs:
Drew Deckman - Deckman's en el Mogor
Paddy Glennon - Superior Seafood
Cathy McKnight - Model Meals
Jason McLeod - Ironside Fish & Oyster
Joe Magnanelli - CUCINA…
Orange County-based CulinaryLab, has introduced new single-day and short series classes designed for the home cook who is looking to develop high-level skills. The new classes are now available to the public, regardless of skill level, at its new Tustin educational center and kitchen. The CulinaryLab Home Cook Programs are designed for cooks of all levels, from newbie to experienced, who are serious about improving their cooking game. Unlike recreational cooking classes, the home cook programs are designed to create high-level skills that will last a lifetime.
The Home Cook Programs are unique in that they feature a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, and students work in pairs instead of large groups. Each class is led by a professional-level culinary instructor and focuses on…Continue
Every year to kick off the Fall season, Island Hotel offers new autumnal events and culinary experiences. Beginning in September, giant tomahawk steaks set the stage for Monday Night Football at Oak Grill with an expertly crafted wine dinner featuring Far Niente Winery just weeks after. Aqua Lounge is preparing for its annual Halloween party with a discotheque throwback to Studio 54. In addition, two new pumpkin-themed spa treatments are being featured at The Spa.
New culinary promotions for September and October:
Steak Frites & Football for Monday Night Football at Oak Grill
When it comes to the best spots to watch football, Oak Grill definitely makes the cut. Touch down on Mondays is from 7 to…
Bruxie, home of The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich brings a Secret Menu item to life for National Waffle Day. Today only Bruxie will offer an EPIC version of The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich at all locations. This “Secret Menu” favorite will only be offered at a special price of $9.95 in celebration of Bruxie’s favorite annual holiday.
The EPIC Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich: Bruxie's award-winning fried chicken in a fresh-baked waffle with chili honey, prosciutto & swiss with arugula and a farm fresh jumbo egg The EPIC Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich will be…Continue
On October 23rd, Chef Pascal Olhats is sharing his skills and hosting a fundraising event to shine a light on a little-known issue near to his heart: preventing the abuse of Asian elephants. Chef Olhats was inspired to take action after enjoying an ecotourism vacation with his wife, Christine, at Save Elephant Foundation’s Elephant Nature Park preserve in Chang Mai, Thailand. “We met elephants rescued from all over the region,” said Olhats. “Some had scars from shackles, while others had been used for tourist entertainment, causing major damage to their bodies. I was inspired by SEF’s founder Lek Chailert, and knew I wanted to take action once I returned home.”
Date/Time: Sunday, October 23, 2016- Beginning…Continue
Available now through Nov. 6, Red Robin is bringing the comforts of the season to guests with new limited time menu items including The Bee’s Knees™ Chicken Finest, Red Robin’s sweet and spicy twist on chicken and waffles, and S’mored Sweet Potato Fries, perfect for a starter or dessert. Red Robin is also expanding its Red’s Tavern Menu with a Cheese Lover’s Lineup featuring three new menu items loaded with melty goodness, each for only $6.99.
The Bee’s Knees Finest Chicken is Red Robin’s mouth-watering twist on the classic chicken and waffles with an all-natural, tempura-fried chicken breast glazed in Angry Orchard®…
The Golden Foodie Awards is very excited to announce the 2016 nominees and presenters. The winners in 24 categories will be awarded during the 5th annual award show at The Fairmont Newport Beach on Sunday, September 25. The Golden Foodie Awards honors and celebrates chefs, bartenders, food and drink of chef driven and independent restaurants in Orange County, California.
The September 25th red carpet affair will be joined by the who's-who in the culinary world, including the celebrity master of ceremonies, Simon Majumdar from the Food Network. Guests are welcomed on the red carpet with Roca Patron, Ketel One cocktails and premium wines while they are led to the outdoor garden overflowing with fabulous food and…Continue
Good fried chicken is hard to find because it's hard to make, but we have found the best places in Orange County to get some really good fried chicken. So whether you are looking for classic fried chicken or are looking to try something new, this list is a good place to start.
Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar
2920 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday - Wednesday 5pm - 9:30pm
Southern home-style cooking with signature dishes such as the smoky gumbo and pulled pork, ethereal buttermilk fried chicken, savory seafood jambalaya and seasonal specials sourced locally with…Continue