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SOL COCINA RINGS IN 2010 WITH NEW WEEKEND BRUNCH & HAPPY HOUR

Newport Beach restaurant launches Baja-style Sat & Sun Brunch & nightly Happy Hour



SOL Cocina welcomes 2010 with two new offerings: Weekend Brunch (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday) and Happy Hour (3 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily). Executive Chef Deborah Schneider ha s created a special menu of Coastal Mexican cuisine to accompany each.



The Weekend Brunch menu (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday) will feature innovative cocktails such as… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on January 4, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

New Years Eve throughout the OC

Here's Just a Few Fun spots to Check Out for Your New Years Eve Celebration.



OC Pavillion & Ambrosia VIP Dinner & Show! – Santa Ana

Hotel California & 7-Course New Year's Eve Dinner!

Join us on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the sounds that defined a generation.



7 Course Dinner "Gather for the Feast" and sip "Pink Champagne on Ice" at Ambrosia… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on December 21, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

THE ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE MISSION MAKES A HOLIDAY PLEA FOR DONATIONS TO HELP SERVE THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS AND IMPOVERISHED FAMILIES

THROUGHOUT ORANGE COUNTY



· Thousands of homeless and impoverished Orange County families are in need of food, clothing, hygiene supplies and toys



· Orange County Rescue Mission pleas with community to give this season to help our neighbors affected by the recession enjoy a bountiful holiday



The Orange County Rescue Mission is making a plea to members of the Orange County community including local area business, churches, schools and corporations to donate food,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 17, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Join Phan55 for their First Ever Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner

At Phans55 we truly believe in the mantra “to be truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine, you must use only the most natural ingredients in order to orchestrate a symphonic balance.”

In the old times there was no such thing as hormone injected beef or chemical based pork. At Phans55 we choose to use only certified natural beef, pork and poultry. Our greens come only from the freshest local sources. Our fish are wild caught fresh every day. In dire… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 14, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

COMING IN 2010 Golden Foodies Cards! These cards will rock your foodie world!

COMING IN 2010 Golden Foodies Cards! These cards will rock your foodie world!



The Golden Foodies Cards will be given FREE of charge to diners during Orange County Restaurant Week. These cards will give foodies special dining deals ALL YEAR! Deals like 10%, 15% or 20% off your bill, free appetizer or free dessert. Foodies can see available offers by visiting GoldenFoodiesCard.com beginning February 28th. The promo couldn’t be easier to use. Once the program has… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 10, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Sticky Pig Further Proves The Awesomness of Bacon

Bacon: Is there anything that it cannot do? Okay, so it does not have magic healing powers and it lacks the ability to improve your bowling score, but from a pure culinary standpoint, the possibilities behind this mighty pork product seem infinite. It is an indispensable breakfast item. It can turn a mere hamburger into something to obsess over. It adds tremendous flavor and depth to pretty much any entrée it lovingly wraps itself around. And now, you can add decadent candied treat to its… Continue

Added by Rich Manning on December 9, 2009 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Cha Cha’s Brings New Life to Old Mexico

By Rich Manning



When you hear the phrase “Mexican restaurant,” what initially comes to mind? Chances are, your bean is instantly populated with thoughts of buildings laid heavy with faux crumbling adobe, archways, and other amenities designed to mimic something from days of yore (or in Orange County’s case, days of Yorba). Additionally, you would pretty much expect the menu to be populated with overstuffed tacos, burritos, chimichangas, and other familiar staples that have… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on December 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Whole Foods Market Comes to Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Bella Terra, the popular open air retail destination in Huntington Beach, is bringing Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic foods supermarket and the nation’s first certified organic grocer, to the center in the 32,000-square-foot former Circuit City space. The first Whole Foods Market in Huntington Beach brings a new dimension to Bella Terra, and will offer the widest variety and selection of natural and organic produce, meats, seafood and specialty items the store is proud of while also… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 3, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Free screening of ‘FOOD FIGHT’ – “Revolution Never Tasted So Good”.

Join us for our CINEMA SAGE HILL event on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30pm. The
Newport Beach Film Festival and The Studio at Sage Hill will present a free
screening of the award winning documentary FOOD FIGHT
followed by a Q&A session with co producer Thetis Sammons.
FOOD FIGHT features Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Bob Cannard and Wolfgang Puck.
For information visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Added by Newport on December 3, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales



Chef Q and A

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales


Nirvana Grille

Chef & Owner

303 Broadway, Laguna Beach and 24031 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo

Phone:(949)497-0027/ (949)380-0027, Catering Inquiries (949)637-4708

Hours:Tues-Sun 5-9, Fri & Sat 5-10pm, also Sunday 10am-2pm (Laguna Beach Only)



Question: Who or what inspired you to become a chef?

Answer: My Mom. By sheer force of not wanting to… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

SOL COCINA KNOWS HOW TO PARTIDA!

Newport Beach restaurant offers special Baja-style holiday tequila dinner | Dec. 8



SOL Cocina Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created a special menu of Coastal Mexican cuisine to complement the flavors of Partida Tequila for a Baja-style holiday tequila dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2009.



Guests will have the opportunity to mingle during a cocktail reception with SOL Cocina specialties, including Apache Beef Ceviche on beet chips, Salmon… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 30, 2009 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Dining Out for Thanksgiving

Don't want to slave away in the kitchen this Thanksgiving - here are some restaurants open with some fun offers you may want to check out.



Ambrosia Restaurant

At The OC Pavillion Performing Arts Center

801 N. Main Street • Santa Ana

714-550-0811

http://www.ambrosiafinedining.com/



4 course Thanksgiving feast is $48 for adults and $20 for children.



Delicious 4-course menu features a… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on November 24, 2009 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

OC Wine Pour Sunday Dec. 6th at OC Wine & Food Center



Southern California Chapter – Orange County, is pleased to announce that the inaugural OC Wine Opener event is to be held at 4pm on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at the Orange County Wine & Food Center in Costa Mesa. Sponsored by the OC Restaurant Association and OC Life Magazine and A-Med Health Care, the event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on November 24, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Check out FoodNetwork's Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

When it comes to the perfect Thanksgiving spread, where would turkey be without its sidekick stuffing? FoodNetwork.com has 22 outstanding stuffing and dressing recipes ranging from the conventional to the contemporary. (http://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving-stuffing-and-dressing/package/index.html)



According to a poll of visitors to FoodNetwork.com, stuffing and dressing is a more popular… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Check out FoodNetwork's Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

When it comes to the perfect Thanksgiving spread, where would turkey be without its sidekick stuffing? FoodNetwork.com has 22 outstanding stuffing and dressing recipes ranging from the conventional to the contemporary. (http://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving-stuffing-and-dressing/package/index.html)



According to a poll of visitors to FoodNetwork.com, stuffing and dressing is a more popular… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Burger Wars Round III: Carl’s Jr. Launches The Six Dollar Cheeseburger for $2.79

Today Carl’s Jr.® launched The Six Dollar Cheeseburger™, adding more fuel to the fire in the premium burger wars. Selling for just $2.79, the Six Dollar Cheeseburger is nearly twice as big as the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder® with Cheese, for a lot less money. The Six Dollar Cheeseburger features almost a half pound of charbroiled 100% Black Angus Beef, two slices of American cheese, onion, dill pickles, ketchu p and mustard on a seeded bun.



Also starting today, Carl’s Jr. is… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Burger Wars Round III: Carl’s Jr. Launches The Six Dollar Cheeseburger for $2.79

Today Carl’s Jr.® launched The Six Dollar Cheeseburger™, adding more fuel to the fire in the premium burger wars. Selling for just $2.79, the Six Dollar Cheeseburger is nearly twice as big as the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder® with Cheese, for a lot less money. The Six Dollar Cheeseburger features almost a half pound of charbroiled 100% Black Angus Beef, two slices of American cheese, onion, dill pickles, ketchu p and mustard on a seeded bun.



Also starting today, Carl’s Jr. is… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Z’TEJAS SIZZLES WITH NEW “FAJITAS TO-GO”

Catering a family gathering, corporate affair, office party or special event can be costly and require a lot of time and coordination and the results are sometimes not so good. What to do? Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza has a hot idea…Fajitas To-Go. For parties of 15 or more, the popular restaurant offers your choice of jerk chicken, vegetarian, shrimp or beef tenderloin along with hand-hacked guacamole, salsa fresca, black beans, sour cream, Jack and cheddar cheeses, flour… Continue

Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on November 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Dining Schedule at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach

Thanksgiving Dinner- The First Cabin Restaurant

Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast in the beautiful First

Cabin Restaurant overlooking the Newport bay. Live piano

music enhances the evening with family favorites.



Christmas Eve Dinner-The First Cabin Restaurant

Thursday, December 24th, 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Guests will enjoy a four-course, traditional Christmas Eve

Dinner in the warm ambiance of the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 17, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Holiday Dining Schedule at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach

Thanksgiving Dinner- The First Cabin Restaurant

Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast in the beautiful First

Cabin Restaurant overlooking the Newport bay. Live piano

music enhances the evening with family favorites.



Christmas Eve Dinner-The First Cabin Restaurant

Thursday, December 24th, 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Guests will enjoy a four-course, traditional Christmas Eve

Dinner in the warm ambiance of the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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