July 2011 Blog Posts (61)

3rd Annual Green Feast to be held September 10th

From all over Southern and Central California, organic farmers, ranchers, wine makers and renowned chefs will contribute their expertise and their foods, to serve up The Ecology Center’s third annual Green Feast on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Over two hundred supporters of The Ecology Center will sample…

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July 31st is Jump for Jelly Beans Day!!!

Fun Facts:

* Very Cherry remained the most popular flavor of Jelly Belly beans for two decades until 1998, when Buttered Popcorn moved into first place. In 2003 Very Cherry moved back into top position by a mere 8 million beans.

* Blueberry flavor was…

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National Cheesecake Day July 30th!

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Jason Quinn Opening a New Restaurant Called "Playground" Later This Summer!

Jason Quinn of the famed Lime Truck in Orange County is on Season 2 of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. The new season starts Sunday, August…

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LUCCA Introduces New Summer Treats For the Sweet Tooth!

In an effort to combat the summer heat, LUCCA Executive Chef/Co-Owner Cathy Pavlos introduces new lunch and dinner dessert menus that offer something to please every sweet tooth. The desserts, created by Chef Pavlos and Pastry Chef Jennifer Geffroy, are all made in-house from scratch, with the…

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Cooking Class at Canalleto Ristorante on August 27th at 12:00pm!

Focusing on Veneto, a region of Italy, Chef Alfonso Sanna will demonstrate how to make an appetizer, entrée, and dessert all for $29.00!

Cooking Class menu:

* Tuna Carpaccio -Thinly sliced raw ahi tuna, micro arugula, fried capers, fresh fennel and radicchio…

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“Agost” Wine Dinner at Canaletto Ristorante on August 23rd at 6:30pm!

Join Chef Alfonso Sanna as he showcases his culinary creativity in this delicious, multi-course menu paired with the extraordinary wines of Southern Italy!

5 courses with pairings for $65.00

 

Antipastini e Stuzzichini

Smoked salmon…

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Cook with True Food Kitchen - Good Fats vs. Bad Fats!

Don’t let bad fats wage war on your healthy lifestyle! Join us at True Food Kitchen to learn tips and techniques for how to avoid the bad-for-you trans fats, moderate fat intake, and prepare meals with healthy, good-for-you fats… yes, there is such a thing as fats that are not only good for you, but necessary…

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Haven Gastropub Showcases Full Bar Offerings With Prohibition-Era Cocktails!

On the heels of launching a new summer menu, Haven Gastropub introduces intriguing Prohibition-Era cocktails, created with top-shelf spirits, and the purity of fresh fruit and herbs. Known for its expansive craft beer selection and boutique wines, Haven aims to showcase its bar-chef mentality with unique bar…

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Food Truck Festivals to Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation on August 18th & 19th!

Food trucks will be gathering and giving a portion of their proceeds  to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire on August 18th and 19th in two different locations!

Aug. 18, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Los Alamitos 10942 Pine Street Los Alamitos, 90720…

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Hoopes Vineyards Wine Dinner on August 26th at Morton's!

Join Morton's as we raise a glass in honor of Hoopes Vineyards!

Enjoy four courses of Morton's signature cuisine paired with exquisite wine.

Friday, August 26

Reception 6pm

Dinner 6:30pm

$150 per guest

Inclusive of tax and gratuity…



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Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is unveiling an all fresh, all delicious weekend brunch!

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is now offering an all fresh, all delicious weekend brunch! It’ll be served every…

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“Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen” at the Eighth Annual Flavors Of Orange County Culinary Gala!

The American Liver Foundation will hold its eighth annual Flavors of Orange County event on August 21, 2011 at The Bambu Garden in the Fairmont Hotel.  The Flavors Gala is a national culinary event that spotlights Orange County’s premier chefs and creates a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience for each guest.  Each chef…

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The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar's 3rd Annual West Coast Hot-Dog Eating Contest on September 5th!

The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar, Mission Viejo, will host its 3rd Annual West Coast Hot-Dog Eating Championship on Monday, September 5, 2011. The all-day event will feature a carnival-like theme, with the contest to begin at 6 p.m.

Takeru Kobayashi, celebrity World-Record holding…

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Yes it really is National Coffee Milkshake Day...



Who doesn’t love a nice cold coffee drink while hanging out with friends during those deliciously warm summer evenings? Here are some of the most decadent coffee milkshake recipes we found for Coffee Milkshake Day (July 26)! Enjoy!

 

Coffee…

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S'more Day recipes



Its summer time and you know what that means, it’s time for S’Mores! This year on National S’Mores Day (August 10) try one of these absolutely sinful S’Mores recipes for dessert after a BBQ or at your beach bon fire.

 

Original S’Mores

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1 large…

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August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day!



Cold and frothy Root Beer Floats are a great treat on a hot summers day so this National Root Beer Float day try out one of these unique recipes. There’s even some just for the grown ups.

 

Gourmet Root Beer Float

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 pint vanilla ice…

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It's Rasberry Cake Day - How will you celebrate?

Its National Raspberry Cake Day(July 31)! And we’re not talking about the kind that your big brother does on your belly, we’re talking about cake that will razzle your dazzle.  

 

Deep Chocolate Raspberry Cake

INGREDIENTS:

6 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet…

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It's National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

Its National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! To help you celebrate we have scoured the universe for the most delicious hot fudge sundae recipes we could find and have gathered them all here for your hot fudge sundae enjoyment.

 

Raspberry Hot Fudge…

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