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The 9th Green Feast Farm-to-Table Dinner in Orange County – September 10, 2016

Posted by Kelli on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Green Feast fall farm-to-table fundraiser, a 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. With a line-up of the area’s best chefs participating, this Green Feast dinner is a great follow-up event to the most recent farm dinner led by Alice Waters. Green Feast is now considered more than a great meal, it has become a celebration of local food artisans.

The four-course Green Feast dinner is served on long communal tables at The Ecology Center, and is presented by the following chefs:

Rich Mead - Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens

Cathy McKnight -…

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National Junk Food Day

Posted by Kelli on July 21, 2016 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

Today is National Junk Food Day so I tortured myself by looking on Pinterest for some of the most outrageous junk food recipes I could find. You are welcome.



Bacon Cheeseburger Fries

Ingredients:

2 lb Frozen French Fries

1 TB Olive Oil

1/4 lb Bacon, chopped

1 lb Lean Ground Beef

1/2 cup Ketchup

1/4 cup Yellow Mustard

Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

1 Onion, small, chopped

2 cups Lettuce, shredded

1 cup Cheese Sauce, warmed

Directions:

Bake the Fries in the oven as per the instructions on the bag.

Meanwhile, heat the Oil and fry the Bacon until just done - add the Ground Beef and cook until done (drain if necessary).

Add the Ketchup and Mustard -…

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Ruby Dooby Doo!

Posted by Kelli on July 21, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Ruby’s Diner is excited to announce the launch of the Ruby Dooby Foundation to honor its namesake, Ruby Cavanaugh. July 27th from 11:30am to closing, Ruby’s Diner restaurants (except Shake Shack and airport locations) will hold a special burger day event and will be offering the popular Ruby Cheeseburger and fries for the special price of $2.99, and for each burger sold $1 will be donated to the Ruby Dooby Foundation. For more information, visit www.rubys.com

National Tequila Day

Posted by Kelli on July 19, 2016 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

This National Tequila Day, July 24, celebrate with these amazing cocktail recipes by Hornitos.

Hornitos Paloma

1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila

2 parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice

1 part simple syrup

2 parts club soda

Preparation: Build in order over ice in a tall glass, stirring once before adding soda and once after. Garnish with a lime wedge or grapefruit wedge. Rosemary sprig optional.

Hornitos Manhattan

1 ½ parts Hornitos® Añejo Tequila

½ part sweet vermouth

1 tsp maraschino cherry juice

Preparation: Combine all…

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A Different Kind Of Taco Tuesday

Posted by Kelli on July 19, 2016 at 11:38am 0 Comments

Taco Tuesday comes every week but that does not mean that it has to be the same 'ol thing week after week. Here is a recipe to change things up a bit this Taco Tuesday. Don't forget that you can add all your favorite taco fixings, not just the ones in the recipe :) 

Beef Taco Tarts

Ingredients:

2 boxes refrigerated pie crusts (total of 4 pie crusts), at room temperature

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, thinly sliced

1/2 pound ground beef or shredded chicken

1 tablespoon taco seasoning

1 cup canned black beans, drained

1 cup shredded cheddar

1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Working with one crust at a time, unroll onto your work surface…

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MOD Pizza Brings Back The Sienna

Posted by Kelli on July 14, 2016 at 12:57pm 0 Comments

MOD Pizza is celebrating summer with the return of its Sienna pizza, with a twist. The Sienna, features an amazing garlic rub, red onions, sliced mushrooms, a hint of rosemary, mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheeses. MOD will be adding a new spin to the Sienna with the addition of roasted Brussels sprouts. This new take on the classic Sienna pizza is available now through September 30 at all of MOD’s 139 locations nationwide.



As an added bonus, guests will have the option of adding the roasted Brussels sprouts to any pizza or salad during this limited run. In addition to the special summertime Sienna, guests can order any one of MOD’s nine classic, artisan-style pizzas or build their own creation choosing from more than 45 signature sauce, cheese and topping options – all for one price. MOD…

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Newport Dunes Launches Nighttime Paddleboard Rides

Posted by Kelli on July 14, 2016 at 11:18am 0 Comments

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, in Newport Beach has launched Moe B’s Radiant Rides, nighttime adventures that are held on select Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. Standup paddleboards (SUP) and kayaks are covered with LED lights bringing a whole new flare to these water activities, Newport Dunes will also be periodically organizing scavenger hunts to keep the fun going. Cost is $30 per person and includes a glow accessory. For safety, lighted life vests are furnished.

In addition, the resort’s in-house recreational rentals company, Pirate Coast Paddle, coordinates 1-hour guided SUP excursions every Friday and Saturday evening. Departing promptly at 8 p.m., the 1-hour tours offer guests an opportunity to view marine life only visible at night. Cost is $40 per person.…

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Get Ready To Cast Your Votes For The 5th Annual Golden Foodie Awards

Posted by OCfoodies on July 12, 2016 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

As we lead up to the 5th annual Golden Foodie Awards on September 25th, local food enthusiasts are asked to vote for their local culinary favorites starting August 1st.  The Golden Foodie Awards are comprised of 24 categories, that the food loving public is tasked to vote for.  The GFA’s celebrates the region’s independently owned and chef-driven restaurants.
 
The Golden Foodie Award's is a democracy; the People’s Choice Food Award’s recognizes the best chefs, libations and cuisine at chef-driven and independent restaurants. With its focus on involving the Orange County community to vote, the GFA’s serve as the highest honor allowing the people to decide who is best. Winners will be announced on September 25th at the red carpet gala. Hosting the awards is Simon Majumdar a world renowned…
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Skyloft Debuts New Menu

Posted by Kelli on July 12, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Since Skyloft opened its doors last November it has gained a reputation among locals for their third-floor rooftop deck, favorable happy hours, and nightly live music. Now under the leadership of new Executive Chef Arthur Ortiz the menu offers inventive dishes that mirror the beautiful and eclectic backdrop of the restaurant. Inspired by his upbringing in Orange County and experience at restaurants known for their delicious comfort cuisine like Hans Rockenwagner LA. Chef Ortiz set to work crafting an inventive new menu for Skyloft. Utilizing ingredients that are uniquely Californian, think avocado, egg whites and kale, Chef Ortiz sought to apply a SoCal sensibility and twist to classic American comfort food.

The new menu is reminiscent of an upscale beach picnic featuring local…

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Complimentary Wine Tastings At Fleming's

Posted by Kelli on July 12, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The original Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Newport Beach know's how to celebrate summer. Every night there are complimentary wine tastings for diners with half off featured wines by the bottle; the popular Sunday-Monday prime rib dinner is back; and fresh innovative seasonal seafood is offered all summer long for $39.95.

100 Wines. One Summer: Complimentary tastings nightly from the Fleming’s 100® and Half Off bottles of the featured wines.

If you’re ready to sample some new wines on the house, now’s the time. Fleming’s is pulling out all the corks with “100 Wines. One Summer.” Through August 20, diners may try complimentary tastings of two select wines featured from the Fleming’s 100® every night. If guests like the featured wines, they can enjoy a…

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