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Hendrix Introduces Weekday Lunch Service

Posted by Kelli on May 24, 2017 at 11:53am 0 Comments

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar in Laguna Niguel is now offering Lunch service Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz’s signature rotisserie Colorado Leg of Lamb makes its way into a lunchtime sandwich, complemented by a menu reflecting seasonal availability and quality.

Following are the dishes offered during Hendrix’s Lunch service:

Hendrix Lunch Menu

Lunch Hours

Tuesday – Friday | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm


served with house made Kennebec Fries

Fried Catfish Sandwich

Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw | Creole Tartar Sauce | Brioche…


The 39th Annual Greek Festival

Posted by Kelli on May 24, 2017 at 11:20am 0 Comments

This years “A Taste of Greece” festival is being held on June 23-25 at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine. More than 12,000 guests are expected to attend the three-day festival, which features traditional Greek cuisine and pastries, wine tasting, live music, church tours, authentic Greek dancing with lessons, and boutique booths.

Festival hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 23; noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 24; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Festival admission is just $3 per person, with free admission on Saturday, June 24 from noon – 5 p.m. for seniors 65 years and older. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free (with parents or an adult) throughout the three-day festival. Free festival parking will also be available, with complimentary shuttle buses…


Andrei’s New Cocktails Inspired By Summer

Posted by Kelli on May 23, 2017 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Andrei’s is embracing the warmer weather with the launch of a new cocktail menu delivering the flavors of summertime. Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails holds its beverage program to the same high principles as their cuisine, using only house-made organic syrups and incorporating ingredients such as pasilla chile and lavender. Many of the new offerings are champagne-based cocktails, which perfectly balance sweet and bubbly this season.

Highlights of the new cocktail menu include:

Rosé Snow Cone: Rosé wine, Lillet syrup, crushed…


Portillo's Lemon Cake Is Back!

Posted by Kelli on May 18, 2017 at 11:52am 0 Comments

Portillo’s, known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, has announced the return of an old favorite: the brand’s previously discontinued Lemon Cake. Portillo’s credits the menu item’s return to one man: Ben, a Reddit user who put up a $300 bounty on the popular website’s Chicago page for anyone with information on how to obtain the cake recipe.

Originally taken off the menu over a decade ago, the Lemon Cake will be available by the slice and whole cake from June 13 to July 31, while supplies last. Portillo’s documented Ben’s story in a video, available online now:

Following Ben’s initial Reddit post, Portillo’s reached out to him directly to share the secret recipe, and arranged for two cakes to be made…


Tommy Bahama Tacos & Tequila Menu

Posted by Kelli on May 17, 2017 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

Tacos and tequila are a classic combination and now at Tommy Bahama, these favorites get a modern and slightly exotic twist. Available through June 16th, Tommy Bahama is bringing back a refreshed version of their signature “Tacos and Tequila” menu.

The new taco menu is truly inspired with creative concoctions that include a Crispy Duroc Pork Belly taco with avocado pico and jalapeno slices and Kona Longboard Beer and Cheese Steak taco for an elevated beef flavor. Tuna, shrimp and veggie tacos round out the offering. Each has a unique flavor thanks to different toppings that include: fresh homemade corn salsa or mango salsa, cauliflower relish, pickled onions and Tommy Bahama’s signature Island Slaw.

Tacos & more:

Crispy Duroc Pork Belly Tacos – Avocado…


AVEO Table + Bar Unveils Sunday Brunch Buffet

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2017 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

Drawing inspiration from the South of France, Executive Chef Collin Thornton also borrows flavors from across the Mediterranean, from Spain to Italy and from Greece to Morocco, a feast for the eyes, AVEO Table + Bar’s new lavish Sunday brunch spans across the entirety of the restaurant; converting its bar, terrace, and dining rooms into a buffet featuring 10 over-the-top brunch stations. Inventive offerings include a “Little Italy” station with made-to-order pastas and risottos, a sushi station brimming with nigiri, and a mobile Bloody Mary cart.

Offered every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., AVEO Table + Bar’s brunch features the following buffet stations:


AVEO’s Little Italy section offers made-to-order risottos and…


Farmer Boys Opening Soon In Laguna Hills

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2017 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Farmer Boys has announced they’re opening a new location in Laguna Hills. Farmer Boys offers a fresh take on fast casual with their expansive menu of dishes prepared with quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. Favorites include the award-winning Farmer’s Burger®, the crisp Farmer’s Chopped Cobb Salad, and the mouthwatering French Toast Combo made with cage-free California eggs.

The goal is to become an integral part of the Laguna Hills community, by giving back through fundraising efforts, partnerships with nonprofits, and creating jobs at the Laguna Hills restaurant for people with special needs.

Over the next several years, there are plans to open more Farmer Boys locations in the south Orange County - San Diego market. The first location in Laguna Hills will…


Slow Smoked Sundaze at Oak Grill

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2017 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

Island Hotel Newport Beach is channeling the comforting smells of BBQ and relaxation this summer with new dining events and a super-deal Spa Happy Hour to help while away summer hours. For Father’s Day dinner at Oak Grill, two prix fixe dad-pleasing mains with accompaniments will be served, and the popular Slow Smoked Sundaze at Oak Grill is back for the summer. At Island Hotel’s Spa from June 18 to September 1, spa lovers will be especially happy with the new Spa Happy Hour special – two 30-minute spa treatments selected and enjoyed from a spa menu, along with a glass of sparkling wine for $109.

Following is the summer scoop at Island Hotel:

Slow Smoked Sundaze at Oak Grill

Starting on Sunday, June…


Celebrate Summer With New Coupes Glacées At Moulin Laguna Beach

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Since opening, Moulin Laguna Beach has received a continuous warm welcome from the locals and community. Now, with the start of summer, the award-winning bistro-epicerie-cafe introduces an array of seasonal offerings exclusive to its seaside Laguna Beach location.

Laurent Vrignaud, who created Moulin out of his love for the Parisian cafe culture he’s missed since moving to California, is introducing new seasonal menu items, reminiscent of his childhood summers in Paris. Exclusive to Moulin’s Laguna Beach location will be a selection of hand-crafted ice cream desserts, elegantly served in a traditional coupe glaceé; a house-made Parisian hot dog; and fresh upgrades to the cafe’s made-to-order crepe and waffle station.

The following Coupe Glacée classiques…


Rittenhouse Whiskey Tasting At Antonello May 17

Posted by Kelli on May 16, 2017 at 10:39am 0 Comments

Quality whiskeys served every month on Whiskey Wednesdays at Antonello's. May features RITTENHOUSE WHISKEY. Served with delicious small plate appetizers. $36 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Includes three tastings as well as the following small plates:

Polenta con Salisccia

-Grilled polenta topped with sausage


-Miniature pizzas topped with cheese and black olives

Parmigiana di Zucchine

-Zucchini breaded and grilled, topped with Parmigiano Reggiano and our homemade San Marzano tomato sauce

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