Restaurant Weeks take place all over the Country (World for that matter). They are usually county wide events (like LA and San Diego) to encourage locals to dine all over. We all fall into the habit of dining at our favorite near by eateries, which is good! But we need to venture out and try new places, new flavors and a new atmosphere across city lines once in a while. Restaurant Week is the perfect time to do just that. Restaurants should woo and wow you during events like this. It… Continue
WHO: About 120 teens from Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana will participate in the 2009 World Vision 30 Hour Famine – getting a real taste of hunger while helping to feed and care for children and families living in extreme
poverty around the world. They join thousands of teens nationwide aiming to raise $12.5 million this year through 30 Hour Famine.
WHAT: World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine raises awareness and funds to fight hunger overseas and in the… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 20, 2009 at 9:26pm —
Today on the OCRegister - Orange County Restaurant Week - time to dig in!
Sixty-seven eateries (some with multiple locations) across our fair county are signed up for the inaugural Orange County Restaurant Week starting Sunday, and the menus include some borderline ridiculous deals.
Before we spotlight some of our favorites, here are the basics. It runs Feb. 22-28, and it’s all prix-fixe menus, with lunches going for… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 20, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I attended the Cooking with the Experts Event at Bloomingdale's promoting Restaurant Week yesterday by Chef John Garcia - Restaurant 162' at the Ritz. I am an eater more than a cook but I really had a great time. He was adorable - he made a great endive and pear salad that was delicious that I will actually be able to make. But what I truly enjoyed was his passion and personality. You could tell he was a bit shy, he even made a comment - "once the chef coat comes on, it's like my superman cape,… Continue
Added by Gina Mims on February 20, 2009 at 8:40am —
Ten days remain for guests to submit new cheesecake flavors as a part of The Cheesecake Factory’s “What’s Your Flavor?” Cheesecake Contest. America’s favorite upscale casual restaurant invites guests to celebrate their passion for cheesecake by creating and naming the next great cheesecake flavor for its menu. Flavor creations must be received online by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 28, 2009.
Participants are invited to submit a new cheesecake flavor combination at… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 19, 2009 at 10:54pm —
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but we know how you can get a free dinner...for two. At your choice of more than 100 top Orange County restaurants. Seriously.
We've teamed up with Greer's OC to give away dinners for two* at any participating restaurant of your choice during Orange County Restaurant Week (Feb. 22-28). Here's how this super simple promotion works.
Fat Tuesday is shaving off the pounds this year, thanks to Long John Silver’s, the world’s most popular quick-service seafood chain, with the introduction of its new lower calorie plates under 350 calories. These new options are part of Long John Silver’s new Freshside Grille Smart Choices under 350 Calories menu, featuring three premium grilled seafood options. Each plate contains less than 7 grams of fat and less than 350 calories –making it a great lower calorie option when eating… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 16, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Santa Ana is a difficult place to market a restaurant. So difficult, in fact, that some of the best strategies designed to get people to come to the city completely avoid naming the actual city itself. Case in point: South Coast Metro. Everyone knows that this successful region located just north of South Coast Plaza and the Arts district is merely southern Santa Ana in disguise. However, replacing the city’s true identity… Continue
Cold Stone Creamery is adding a twist to the latest popular dessert, creating premium ice cream cupcakes, sold for a limited time nationwide for just $9.99 a pack. Known as an ice cream innovator, Cold Stone is breaking into another category for sweet indulgences with three signature cupcake Creations. Offered from Feb. 4 – March 31, 2009, these cupcakes are the sweetest gift for any sweetheart during Valentine’s Day.
In recent years the cupcake trend has been sweeping the… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 8, 2009 at 6:41pm —
Acclaimed American Chef Launches His First Traditional Italian restaurant in Orange County
Pizzeria Ortica opened it's doors just a couple weeks ago. We are so pleased to tell you that this MUST try restaurant is celebrating Orange County Restaurant Week and offering an amazing menu. (check it out)
Celebrated Chef David Myers of Sona, Boule… Continue
My first interview features one of OC‘s most prominent Chefs- Yvon Goetz.
Chef Yvon Goetz is the Executive Chef/Partner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar located in the District of Tustin. Internationally renowned, Chef Goetz has worked with Relais & Chateaux Chewton Glen Hotel, Hambleton Hall and London’s Dorchester Hotel, Michelin three-star Le Crocodile and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group. His newest location “The… Continue
Orange County Restaurant Week Comes To Bloomingdale’s Home Store at South Coast Plaza
For two weeks in February, 13 Chefs participating in the inaugural Orange County Restaurant Week, will be conducting demos at the Bloomingdale’s Home Store at South Coast Plaza.
The demos will begin prior to the start of OC Restaurant Week (schedule below) and each Chef will prepare one or more dishes that will be featured on their special three-course OC Restaurant… Continue
WIN RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS AT OCFOODIES
We have a fun and very delicious contest going on for the next couple of months.
In an effort to build the OC foodies community we want your foodie friends to join us here. Who ever has the most friends join the OCfoodies.com community wins a $50 Restaurant gift card. We have plenty of gift cards to to keep you full. The contest starting RIGHT NOW will last 1 week, when that… Continue
The Hershey Company recently reaffirmed its previous statement related to peanuts:
No products made by The Hershey Company, including items and brands in the iconic Reese’s franchise, are affected by the recall of items produced by the Peanut Corporation of America. Hershey does not purchase any peanut butter, peanuts or peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America. Peanut butter for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is made in Hershey facilities under the most stringent safety… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 3, 2009 at 1:36pm —
Families invited to enjoy live entertainment, kids cooking demos & more at community fundraiser
Zov Karamardian, joined by two Laker Girls, will host a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly activities benefiting the CHOC Children’s Foundation on Sunday, February 15 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Zov’s Neighborhood Café in Irvine. The event, which will mark the first anniversary of the Irvine Café, will include educational components as… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on February 3, 2009 at 1:02pm —
Denny’s first ever Super Bowl ad, developed and produced by San Francisco based, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, takes a humorous shot at its competitors’ “candy breakfasts.” The thirty second spot named “Thugs” is scheduled to air during the third quarter of the game. The spot is part of the next evolution of Denny’s “Real Breakfast” campaign which touts… Continue
Added by OCfoodies on January 29, 2009 at 2:52pm —