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Almond & Thyme Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Tis the season for holiday dinner parties and what better side dish to serve than this Almond and Thyme Roasted Pumpkin dish by Los Angeles based Executive Chef Andres Dangond. According to Chef Andres Dangond, "This simple and easy but rich pumpkin side dish is a great complement not only to a holiday feast, but to a rotisserie chicken or a pot roast too. Whether you are looking for a simple side dish to bring to Thanksgiving or want to make things a bit more interesting on a random weeknight dinner at home, this Almond & Thyme Roasted Pumpkin will hit the spot. You can even take it up a notch and grate some parmesan cheese on top."



Almond & Thyme Roasted Pumpkin

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min…



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New Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza in Orange County

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza is giving fans in Fullerton a reason to celebrate. This Wednesday, October 24th, the leading fast casual brand will open a beautiful 3,000 square foot open kitchen restaurant located in the Orangefair Mall next to Coffee Bean.

Since 2012, Blaze Pizza has been serving artisanal pies in an interactive open kitchen allowing guests to customize one of the menu’s generously sized personal signature pizzas or create your own, all for around $8.00. Every pizza features our made-from-scratch dough crafted in house daily, all-natural meats and vegetables, and is finished in an open flame oven which cooks pizzas in three minutes flat. For guests with special dietary needs, Blaze offers gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, animal rennet free dairy, and tree-nut free pesto. Each of these…

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Fashion Island Hotel Makes The Holiday Season Bright

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Fashion Island Hotel is preparing for relaxation with family and friends during this festive holiday season. Throughout the holidays, there will be Fireside Sessions at Oak Grill featuring live seasonal guitar performances, just-for-the-season cocktails and yummy complimentary popcorn. The famous and always spectacular Gingerbread Display executed by Pastry Chef Andy de la Cruz and his holiday helpers is inspired this year by the popular book and movie, The Polar Express. Breakfast with Santa at Fashion Island Hotel is a not-to-be-missed kid treat experience. Executive Chef Brittany Valles will be wowing guests with her Four-Course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner and, the resort’s Brunch of Christmas Cheers on the 25th is exceptionally merry and bright, filled with champagne and…

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Montage Laguna Beach Hosts Two One-Of-A-Kind Wine Dinners

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Wine and food lovers can start enjoying their holiday season this year at Montage Laguna Beach by attending one or both of two Napa Valley wine-focused dinners. Chef Ben Martinek will collaborate with Far Niente Winery on Saturday, November 3; and five Montage chefs will feature dishes showcasing Joseph Phelps Winery selections on Friday, December 7. Both wine-paired dinners will start with hors d’oeuvres followed by a five-course tasting menu. Bruce Mooers from Far Niente and Lynn Phelps Finch from Joseph Phelps will host their respective dinners.

Far Niente Winery Dinner in Studio’s Private Dining Room

Saturday, November 3, starting at 6 p.m.

Far Niente Winery in Oakville has focused on award-winning, sustainably-produced cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay since 1982.…

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Hotel Irvine's Festive Holiday Feasts And Events

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Hotel Irvine continues to pull out all the stops indoors and outdoors and has planned SoCal style festivities galore for this years holiday season. The season’s two major highlights, Hotel Irvine’s flavorful and fun-packed Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, will be held in The Backyard. For New Year’s Eve there’s a great party happening at New Year’s Uncorked at Red Bar and Lounge followed by The Morning-After Brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar. Holiday activities also include a special happy hour and holiday mixology classes, as well as celebratory Marketplace coffee drinks and desserts.

And, Hotel Irvine’s always popular special daily and weekly attractions continue – Red Cup Mondays, Taco Tuesday, AYCE Mussels Wednesdays, Moscow Mule and Tapas Fridays, EATS brunches on…

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort And California Triathlon Present The 2018 Newport Dunes Triathlon

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 9:43am 0 Comments

The inaugural Newport Dunes Triathlon will draw participants from far and wide to the picturesque shores of Upper Newport Bay. The race welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels including the young and young at heart. Among the competitors in the November 4 event include a nine-year-old contender from Monrovia, California, a 76 year-old athlete from Pasadena, California and two blind and visually impaired athletes. The Newport Dunes Triathlon will also draw celebrity competitors like Emmy Award-winning actress, Katherine Kelly Lang, best known for her role as Brooke Logan on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

During the Olympic and sprint distance races, athletes will swim in Newport Dunes’ waveless lagoon, bike along the scenic 8-mile circuit which includes the Mountains to the Sea Trail…

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Back Bay Bistros Thanksgiving Buffet And Holiday To-Go

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Back Bay Bistro welcomes guests to celebrate Thanksgiving with a gourmet buffet featuring slow roasted turkey, holiday sides and more in an extraordinary waterfront setting on Thursday, November 22 with three seatings from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For those who wish to enjoy their Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of their own home, Back Bay Bistro is offering Thanksgiving To-Go. Call ahead by November 21 to reserve your professionally prepared whole turkey and a selection of favorite holiday sides.



Nov. 22 Buffet Menu:

Carved to Order Station

Slow Roasted Turkey Breast

Honey Baked Ham

New York Strip

Confit Turkey Dark Meat

Walnut Stuffing

Cranberry Relish

Au Jus, Herb Gravy, Creamy Horseradish…



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Let Grasslands Meat Market Take Care Of Thanksgiving This Year

Posted by Kelli on October 22, 2018 at 9:26am 0 Comments

Give thanks with Grasslands Meat Market’s outstanding Thanksgiving Box this holiday season. Not only will Grasslands take the hassle out of the holiday by doing the hard work for you, for every two boxes sold, Grasslands will donate one box to Bracken's Kitchen to help make the holiday brighter for an Orange County family in need. Each Thanksgiving Box ($99 per Thanksgiving Box) provides a delicious turkey dinner thats feeds six to eight family members or friends and comes complete with favorite holiday sides. Place an order for your fully cooked Thanksgiving feast by Tuesday, November 20 and it will be hot, fresh and ready for pick-on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.



Thanksgiving Box Menu:

Main Event

Roasted Turkey…

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Game of Zins Wine Dinner at TAPS Brea

Posted by lauren modry on October 15, 2018 at 12:48am 0 Comments

Join TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Brea on Friday, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. for another Farm & Vineyard wine dinner.  The “Game of Zins” features zinfandel grapes from around the world, extravagant game meats and seasonal produce from local sustainable farms. A first course features bacon-wrapped rabbit roulade with 2015 Girard Rosé of Zin, Napa Valley. Next, enjoy Maple Leaf Farms duck confit with butternut squash ravioli with 2013 Tormaresca Primitivo, Italy. A final course showcases braised golden canyon lamb shank with grilled figs and 2014 Rodney Strong “Knotty Vines,” Sonoma. $69 (non-inclusive of tax and gratuity).

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Boo-chata and Death Row Donuts At Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts

Posted by Kelli on October 11, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts will be featuring special Halloween Donuts starting Oct 15th through Halloween.



Franken- Sanchez - Old fashion chocolate donut with Frankenstein deco.



Calabaza Cinnamon Roll - Cream cheese frosting and cinnamon crumb.



Boo-chata - Horchata pastry cream filled with Horchata glaze on top and ghost face decoration.



Death Row - raised donuts with neon colored glazes and neon colored sugar skulls. There are four different colors and will be displayed on the same tray together.



Pumpkin Maple Old Fashion - Pumpkin donut with maple glaze and cinnamon crumb.



Black Velvet Donut – Chocolate cake…

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