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ADYA Rings in the New Year with Fresh Indian Street Fare

Posted by Corey Hap on January 23, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Executive Chef Shachi Mehra to host Cooking Class Demonstrating Healthy Indian Eats - January 31

To celebrate the start of a new year, ADYA shifts its focus to lighter offerings. Those looking for a healthy start to 2015 will enjoy dishes like Bhel Puri, a flavorful combination of puffed rice, cucumbers, tomatoes, and dried mango; as well as a Masala Papad which boasts local, farm-fresh vegetables and cilantro atop a crisp papadum. Executive Chef Shachi Mehra’s menu is reflective of modern India and revolves around fresh, sustainable ingredients, prepared simply.

“At ADYA, we pride ourselves creating fun, flavorful dishes from the freshest ingredients,” commented Executive Chef Shachi Mehra, whose artfully crafted dishes balance tradition with modernity. “We’ve…


Olive Garden Updates Menu Items

Posted by Corey Hap on January 23, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Olive Garden has updated its menu to bring new fresh takes on classics. New menu items include:



· Mediterranean Flatbread – Basil pesto and olive oil, topped with a blend of four Italian cheeses, artichoke hearts, olives, capers, roasted red peppers, and garlic.

· Pizzaiola Flatbread – Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted red peppers and homemade marinara with a blend of four Italian cheeses.


Small Plates:

· Artichoke Fritti Small Plate – Olive Garden is bringing back a fan favorite! Artichokes hearts are lightly battered and fried, then topped with Italian cheeses. Served with a citrus aioli dipping sauce.



· Citrus Chicken Sorrento – Tender, grilled chicken breasts in a citrus honey…


Mod & Marvelous Mystery Dinner Show

Posted by Corey Hap on January 23, 2015 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

Join us as we transport you back to the winter before the Summer of Love.  It's 1967 Hollywood, where murders have halted filming on a famous director's latest movie.  How will he finish his film?  Who is the starlet really in love with?  And who killed the famous international film actress' latest husband?  Join these mod movie stars as you guess who dunnit.  It's all about laughing and having a groooooovy time.  Copacetic, man!


- 4 course seated meal (including appetizers)

- Choice of Entreé and Dessert

- Professional Performers & Audience Involvement


- Full  Bar & Cocktail Service available    

- Costume Contest (although…


His & Hers Valentine's Day Cocktails At Eureka!

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 22, 2015 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

The sweetest time of the year is almost here! Celebrate Valentine's Day at Eureka! in Huntington Beach and Irvine with His & Hers handcrafted beverages.

His: Eureka! collaborated with Mission Brewery to create a version of their Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout that was aged for eight months in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels. This is Eureka!'s first sneak peek introduction to many more exciting collaBREWrations to come!

Hers: Raspberry Chocolate Kiss cocktail ($11) featuring Prichard's Double Chocolate Bourbon, raspberry gomme syrup, and red grapefruit juice.

Mission Brewery's Four Roses Barrel Aged Dark Seas Russian…


Romance Runs Rampant at Prego Ristorante

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 21, 2015 at 11:29am 0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, Prego Ristorante Executive Chef Ugo Allesina is offering lovers a four-course dinner, complete with a Grand Marnier Molten Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake dessert, for $68.95 per guests or $130 per couple. This special menu will be offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular dinner menu on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14th (also available Friday, February 13th and Sunday, February 15th). 

Valentine’s Lovers Menu

Cenone di San Valentino

$68.95 per guest or $130 per couple

First Course

Romeo y Julieta

Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, Dungeness Crab Meat, Avocado and Mango

Sweet Chili and Balsamic


Carpaccio Gran…


The Winery Restaurant’s Annual Event to Benefit the Marconi Foundation for Kids & Team Kids

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 19, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar presents its 7th Annual “Sunday in the Vineyard” fundraiser on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. featuring a wine tasting with more than 80 wines, many of which are considered unique and rare finds from boutique wineries spanning the globe.  The event will be held alongside a collection of rare automobiles at the Marconi Automotive Museum (1302 Industrial Drive in Tustin). The event will benefit the Marconi Foundation for Kids and Team Kids, and will include a sampling of passed hors d’oeuvres by The Winery’s Executive Chef and Partner, Yvon Goetz, along with live and silent auctions.

"This is our seventh year hosting ‘Sunday in the Vineyard’ and, judging by the success of the first six years, during which we raised approximately $308,000, it’s on…


Ruby’s Celebrates 32nd Anniversary with Classic RubyBurger at Original Price

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 15, 2015 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

The family owned and operated Ruby’s Restaurant Group will celebrate its 32nd anniversary at Ruby’s Diners and Dinettes by offering the classic RubyBurger at its original price of $2.35 on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at all locations.*  

As a special thank you to community police officers, fire fighters, and active duty military, all service members in uniform will receive the classic RubyBurger free.

The special price will be one day only and dine-in only.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:30 AM to close

WHERE: Ruby's locations throughout the United States:

Southern CA Locations – Anaheim, Balboa Pier, Carlsbad, Citadel-Los Angeles, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach Pier, Irvine, Irvine Spectrum, Laguna…


Marionberry Beret

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 15, 2015 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Perhaps the classic whiskey cocktail is the Old-Fashioned, around since the late 19th Century. But for those looking to add even more variety to their whiskey and bourbon selections, Eastside Distilling offers cocktail recipes.

Marionberry Beret:
1.5 oz. Marionberry Whiskey
.5 oz. Dry Curacao
2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit juice
Served on the rocks

Fill glass with ice, add Burnside Bourbon and recipe ingredients.

Eastside Civil War

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 15, 2015 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

The trend of finding more ways to include whiskey in cocktails also may be just one of several factors helping to add to the bump in whiskey sales. As of November 2014, Whiskey sales were near $4 billion, in contrast to $3.5 billion in 2013, according Nielsen research.

Try this recipe!

Eastside Civil War:

1 ½ oz. Burnside Bourbon

½ oz. Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth

½ oz. Cynar

2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters

Amarena cherry

Add all the ingredients, except the cherry, to a 16 oz. mixing glass (pint glass). Fill to within 1 inch of the top with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an Amarena…


The Sideburn

Posted by Avery Bressler on January 15, 2015 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

A growing willingness to experiment with whiskey and bourbon as the primary ingredient in a variety of cocktails is just one of several ways consumer habits have been changing, says Steven Earles, CEO of Portland-based Eastside Distilling (

“People are drinking less wine and more whiskey, and women have become more inclined to give whiskey a try,” says Earles, whose company already experiments with a variety of flavors in its drinks, such as Cherry Bomb Whiskey and Oregon Marionberry Whiskey.

Try this recipe:

The Sideburn

1 ½ oz. Burnside Whiskey

¾ oz. Aperol

½ oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

1 oz. Fresh lemon juice

½ oz. lavender simple syrup

13 oz. Old Fashioned glass over…


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