March 2009 Blog Posts (14)

Jack in the Box introduces Mini Sirloin Burgers

Bigger isn’t always better … just ask an SUV owner filling up their gas tank. To prove that good things do indeed come in small packages, Jack in the Box® restaurants today introduce Mini Sirloin Burgers – beefy, high-quality hamburgers that are ideal for sharing with friends or as a satisfying meal for one.



Jack’s new Mini Sirloin Burgers feature a trio of all-sirloin patties, which are seasoned while cooking, topped with American cheese, grilled onions and ketchup served… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 30, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

BISTRO WEST INTRODUCES SUNDAY COMFORT WITH NEW BRUNCH MENU

Special menu of contemporary comfort food offered every weekend at The District in Tustin

Having made its Orange County debut less than two months ago at The District at Tustin Legacy, Bistro West has launched a Sunday Brunch menu featuring an extensive selection of contemporary comfort foods and specialty cocktails.



The Bistro West Sunday Brunch, available from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., will offer traditional breakfast dishes, in… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Irvine’s acclaimed Lucca Café offers innovative & affordable gourmet dinners on the run



Taking lead from their loyal clientele and the current economic climate, Lucca Café has introduced LUCCA2GO, a convenient service that allows diners to take the Lucca experience home with them any night of the week. The Irvine-based eatery, known for its one-of-a-kind menu, reminiscent of a Euro bistro, complete with an exquisite wine bar, has created a truly dynamic menu that offers meals for individuals or families of four, the latter of which… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Denny’s Launches "Better for You" Options to Give Guests New Choices

Denny’s Says Menu Will Give Guests a Range of Choices from Turkey Bacon to Wheat Pancakes, from Fresh Fruit to Yogurt



Denny’s is once again putting their guests first by introducing their new Better For You menu additions. Denny’s believes Better For You items will give guests additional meal choices that will complement Denny’s current menu selections. “Denny’s realizes that we must have options on the menu for consumers who have… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Blend of Classic Starbucks Flavors and Fine Ingredients Offers Indulgence by the Spoonful

Starbucks Coffee Company and Unilever today unveiled a new super-premium ice cream line inspired by some of consumers’ favorite Starbucks® beverages. Created by culinary experts and food developers from both companies, Starbucks® ice cream is made with high-quality, all-natural ingredients, including milk and cream supplied by farmers who pledge not to treat their cows with rBGH.*



The line is now rolling into grocers across the U.S., and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

Carl’s Jr. Returns to Its Roots with New Jumbo Chili Dogs

Founder Carl Karcher First Sold Them From His Hot Dog Cart in 1941



True classics never go out of style. So, for a limited time, young hungry guys across the West can head to Carl’s Jr.® and enjoy one of the menu items the company was founded on – the Chili Dog.



The history of Chili Dogs at Carl’s Jr. dates back to 1941 when founder Carl N. Karcher and his wife Margaret opened their first restaurant enterprise - a hot dog cart at the corner of Florence and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 18, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Happy St. Patty's Day

Here's a quick list in case you don't know where you are headed tonight for St. Patty's Day!



Skosh Monahan's

2000 Newport Blvd

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(949) 548-0099

www.skoshmonahans.com



O'Neill's Bar and Grill

26772 Avery Pkwy

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

(949) 305-5100

arroyotrabuco.com/facilities/htm

St. Paddy's Day Celebration

Tuesday, March 17th, from 11:30am-8:30pm

Authentic Irish Food & Beverages… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on March 17, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

O'Neill's Bar and Grill

O'Neill's Bar and Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

By Rich Manning




Let’s face it: A restaurant in south Orange County is a hard sell to anyone who lives north of the El Toro Y. Not that it’s a bad region or anything, mind you – on the contrary, I have long been envious of its beautifully undulating landscape and how it compares to the painfully vanilla flatness of central OC. Really, its only flaw is that it suffers from the… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on March 11, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy Hour, All Day...All Week!



The First-Ever Happy Hour Week™ To Debut in Orange County April 12 – 18, 2009



Restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County will unite for the launch of Happy Hour Week, to be held April 12-18, 2009. The week-long event, the first of its kind, will promote the best drinks and appetizers with “Happy Hour, All Day...All Week.” The official Happy Hour Week website, www.HappyHourWeek.com, will list participating establishments and their special bar… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 6, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jamba Juice Debuts Oatmeal-Fueled Stimulus Plan - WWW.OATMEALFORABUCK.COM



Following the launch of its latest menu item, Jamba Juice announced today the introduction of its Jamba Economic Boost Plan—oatmeal made with organic steel-cut oats—available for just a buck by visiting www.oatmealforabuck.com. Made from scratch and served with brown sugar crumble and a choice of three real fruit toppings, the promotion offers immediate relief to consumers nationwide until the end of March.



With its slow food served… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 4, 2009 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Culinary & Design Portfolio Show

The Art Institute of California — Orange County presents:

Winter Portfolio Preview

Hiring? Students graduating from The Art Institute of California — Orange County present their portfolios to the industry. You will have the ability to hire new culinary and artistic all in one place. If you are not hiring, stop by and support our graduates! IT'S FREE!



FREE Culinary menu items, light appetizers, and bar beverages to industry professionals!!!



Wednesday, March 25,… Continue

Added by Melanie Atkins on March 3, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Coca-Cola Carmelized Prime New York Strip Tataki - Chef Bert S. Agor Jr. from Ruths Chris Steak

Coca-Cola Carmelized Prime New York Strip Tataki - Chef Bert S. Agor Jr. from Ruths Chris Steak House in Irvine.



Serves 2 People

Ingredients:



-1 Can Coca-Cola -2 Prime Cut New York Strip 12-16 oz

-1/2 Cup Hawaiian Brown sugar -Siracha Spicy garlic sauce

-1 Tablespoon ginger

-1 Tablespoon Chilli Flakes

-1/2 Cup Kikomon Soy Sauce

-1/3 Cup Toasted Sesame oil



Recipe:



1) Combine all ingredients into a mixing Bowl and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 3, 2009 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF® STEEPS INTO SPRING WITH COMPLIMENTARY ‘OVER ICE TEA LATTES’ ON MARCH 5

WHO: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the oldest and largest privately-held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores in the United States.



WHAT: Celebrates the coming of spring with a Tea Party at company-owned retail locations. Tea enthusiasts are invited to attend a Tea Party at their local The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store and enjoy a free* 12oz Over Ice Tea Latte prepared with their favorite whole loose leaf teas, including bold Chai, fruity Pomegranate Blueberry… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 2, 2009 at 9:46pm — 2 Comments

Vanilla Coke Jello Shots

Vanilla Coke Jello Shots



4 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin (cherry jello if you want to make Cherry Vanilla Coke Jello shots)

3 cups Coke, Diet Coke or Vanilla Coke

1 cup Vanilla Vodka



Bring half of the Coke to a boil. Dissolve gelatin completely in hot liquid. Add remaining coke and Vodka. Pour into individual disposable cups. Chill immediately until set. Enjoy!



Different brands of unflavored gelatin may vary. Check the package and make the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 2, 2009 at 9:17pm — 5 Comments

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