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Prego Re-Opens at The District at Tustin Legacy

Posted by Kelli on November 22, 2017 at 4:27pm 0 Comments

After closing its Irvine location and leaving the space it had called home for more than 30 years, Prego restaurant will reopen on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, at The District at Tustin Legacy. Now Prego Mediterranean, in its new home, will be able to build on the more than 3 decades of success it experienced in Orange County.

Chef Ugo Allesina will continue to lead the culinary team at the new restaurant. With two decades of experience at Prego, Chef Ugo is excited to bring back signature items and build on the menu with a Mediterranean focus. The kitchen will…

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Hendrix Adds Dishes To Menu With Added Comfort For Winter Months

Posted by Kelli on November 22, 2017 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz has added new dishes inspired by the comfort of the winter months to the lunch and dinner menus at Hendrix Restaurant & Bar. 

Following are the new dishes now on Hendrix’s menus:

New Lunch & Dinner Small Plates

Lunch Hours | Tuesday – Friday | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sauteed Garlic Shrimp lemon parsley butter sauce | quinoa

Holmes Farms Chicken Wings dolcelatte blue cheese sauce

Butternut Squash Soup chives | lemon crème fraiche | toasted acorn squash seeds

Smoked Trout Rillettes Spread cucumber salad | grilled bread

Rotisserie Prime Beef Rib Dip (Lunch…

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Sneak Preview of The Country Club Helps Raise $35,000 For Type 1 Diabetes Research and Advocacy

Posted by Kelli on November 22, 2017 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

"A Night For Anna," a fundraiser recently hosted by The Country Club had over 150 people attend. The event grossed over $35,000 with 100% of proceeds were donated to the JDRF Foundation for type one diabetes. Guests enjoyed a first look and taste of The Country Club's signature libations and chef's selection of full course hors d ‘Oeuvres.The Country Club is scheduled to open to the public December 5th, 2017.

The fundraiser was held in support of Anna Plotke, a young girl who was diagnosed with type one diabetes at just seven-years-old. Anna receives at least four insulin shots per day, and has received more…

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Crystal Cove's 21st Annual Tree Lighting

Posted by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

Celebrate a Californian Christmas on the sand at The Beachcomber Café during Crystal Cove’s 21st Annual Tree Lighting December 2nd. Enjoy complimentary hot cider and freshly baked cookies, carrying on last year’s Holiday addition to the menu, the California Christmas Cocoa will be available for the entire month of December at the Beachcomber Café. The rich and creamy cocoa with a cozy Christmas twist is served with Baileys Irish Cream, hot cocoa, whipped cream, a candy cane and a Reindeer Peep. The California Christmas Cocoa can be customized to suit both the warmest of SoCal winter days and the coolest of Christmas evenings—order it hot or iced.

Crystal Cove Alliance’s 21st Annual Tree Lighting on December 2nd is comprised of an entire day of festive activities celebrating the…

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Bistango Will Offer A Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Menu

Posted by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

Bistango is celebrating Christmas Eve dinner with a prix-fixe menu for $64 Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 5-9 pm (live music 6-10 pm). In addition, the restaurant will offer its traditional dinner menu to choose from. Reservations may be made by calling 949-752-5222.

CHRISTMAS EVE PRIX-FIXE MENU $64 *

CHRISTMAS SALAD

Organic Mixed Greens, Candy Pecans, Dried Cherries,

Crumble Goat Cheese, Housed Vinaigrette

or

WINTER SQUASH SOUP

Crème Fraîche, Grated Gruyère, Croutons, Chives

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PAN SEARED NEW ZEALAND ORA KING SALMON

Pearl Barley Risotto with English Peas, Edamame Beans,

Diced Carrot, Lemon Vinaigrette

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GRILLED FILET…

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Luna Grills New "Better Beet Bowl"

Posted by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 11:49am 0 Comments

Keeping up with its bowl format menu offerings, Luna Grill is launching the new limited time "Better Beet Bowl”. Perfect for diners seeking a lighter, healthier meal, the Better Beet Bowl ($8.25) features Organic Spring Mix, Beets, Roasted Yellow Tomatoes, Basil, Feta, Almonds and Signature House Dressing. Earlier this year Luna Grill introduced the "El Greco Street Bowl" limited time offering, pairing traditional Mediterranean flavors with a south of the border-inspired spiciness.

Luna Grill offers wholesome Mediterranean cuisine such as signature kabob plates, gourmet salads, appetizers, wraps, desserts, craft beer and wine in a contemporary setting. All foods, marinades and sauces are crafted with care daily and meals are made fresh to order and served to the table with genuine…

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Back Bay Bistro Welcomes Daniel Jimenez As Executive Chef

Posted by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Chef Jimenez joined Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort as a line cook in 1990, a few years later he was promoted to the role of chef where he helped implement the resort’s catering department and award-winning Sunday brunch which the resort is known for today. And now after years of dedication and hard work he has earned the prestigious title of Executive Chef.

“We are thrilled to promote Daniel Jimenez to Executive Chef of our culinary team,” said Back Bay Bistro’s General Manager, Garrett Gasperino. “He is an integral part of the Newport Dunes family who has demonstrated a consistent passion and excellence in the kitchen. We look forward to our guests experiencing the effect his leadership will have on our seasonal menus.”

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6th Annual Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival

Posted by Kelli on November 16, 2017 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival is proud to announce that The English Beat will perform at the sixth annual event on Saturday, December 9 at the Anaheim Phoenix Club. The Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival has been dubbed OC’s favorite festival in the craft beer community offering a festive, intimate experience with one-of-a-kind holiday beers. Beer aficionados and admirers alike will gather to sample over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond. Of the many exciting seasonal beers offered at Brew Ho Ho! The Bruery will offer tastes of their holiday brew ‘10 Lords a Leaping’, Bottle Logic Brewing will offer pours of ‘Darkstar November,’ a bourbon barrel aged stout, and Offshoot Brewing will serve up samples of their West Coast IPA, ‘Hopluck.’ Hangar 24…

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Ruby’s Diner Celebrates 35 Years

Posted by Kelli on November 16, 2017 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Thursday, December 7 Ruby’s Diner will celebrate 35 years of serving America’s favorite burgers, fries and shakes. Ruby’s Diner invites guests to enjoy a classic RubyBurger and French fries for just $2.99 twice a year – once in July commemorating the birthday of the Diner’s namesake, Ruby Cavanaugh – then again in December celebrating the company’s anniversary.



The Ruby Dooby Foundation carries on the legacy of giving and compassion embodied by Ruby Cavanaugh, who adored children. The proceeds from the 35th Anniversary will directly benefit The Ruby Dooby Foundation, in addition to $5,000 of the proceeds donated to Spark of Love, a toy drive and distribution initiative that benefits foster youth and caregivers.



The flagship Ruby’s Diner opened in Newport Beach on the Balboa Pier in…

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Ring in the Holiday Season at Five Crowns and SideDoor

Posted by Kelli on November 16, 2017 at 1:43pm 0 Comments

Five Crowns and SideDoor would like to invite you to celebrate the holidays with world-class seasonal menu offerings, warm hospitality and a festive atmosphere throughout the holiday season. Reservations for Thanksgiving Day are currently available with seatings from 11 a.m. until close. The festive menu boasts the classic Oven Roasted Free Range Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered Blue Lake green beans, and housemade cranberry compote. Prime Rib of Beef is served in the traditional manner with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and choice of side. Indulge with the “Best of Both” for a portion of prime rib and side…
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