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South Coast Winery Restaurant

South Coast Winery Restaurant



Temecula is a lovely little town whose reputation for wine production seems to grow exponentially with each passing year. The only caveat to the city is that it is inconveniently located on the backside of the Santa Ana Mountains, which can make for a bit of a challenge to visit on a regular basis. Fortunately, the South Coast Winery, one of the gems of the Temecula valley, launched their eponymous restaurant in the South Coast Metro area last… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on November 16, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Launches NEW Website, Bringing its Restaurant Experience Home

I think this is BRILLIANT!! I love anything you can order online and have delivered right to your door. This is just in time for the Holiday's, perfect.



At the “McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Market” fresh seafood is only a day away



McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc., today announced the launch of its e-commerce website, “McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Market” (http://Shop.McCormickandSchmicks.com), which… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 14, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

FoodNetwork.com’s Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes Cater to Classic and Contemporary Tastebuds

Whether you’re looking for traditional stuffing recipes like your Mom made or innovative new versions, FoodNetwork.com has stuffing recipes to help create the perfect Thanksgiving celebration.



Boasting dozens of savory Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing recipes from favorite Food Network chefs, along with stuffing and dressing cooking and serving… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 12, 2008 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Oberweis Dairy Launches First-Ever Ice Cream Treat Delivery Program in St. Louis – “Order a Sundae and Have it Delivered” Why doesn't Orange County have this!!!!

Oberweis Dairy Launches First-Ever Ice Cream Treat Delivery Program in St. Louis – “Order a Sundae and Have it Delivered”



I am sharing this with you to prove life is not fair. Ice-Cream Sunday Delivery OMG my dream come true!

But it's not in OC, it's in St. Louis...UGH



Oberweis Dairy announces the launch of its Treat Delivery Program in the greater metropolitan St. Louis market, allowing consumers to order anything… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 12, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Starbucks Takes Next Step in Putting Money Back In Loyal Customers’ Wallets

Customers Already Clamoring for New Gold Card That Saves Them 10 Percent on Purchases



Starbucks took the next step in helping ease the pressure on customers’ pocketbooks with the introduction this month of Starbucks Gold. The program is the next evolution of Starbucks Card Rewards and was designed with Starbucks best customers in mind. For an annual membership of $25, Starbucks Gold customers receive a Gold Card that gives them 10 percent off most everyday purchases at participating… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 12, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Community Cookbook Launch Event

For all you foodies! Looking for a great way to share your love for food and give to a great cause? On November 21st, two nonprofit organizations in Costa Mesa will be teaming up to launch their fundraising cookbook. The cookbook is an original produced from the heart and sweat of leaders and memebrs in the community. Recipes from the book include many authentic Mexican recipes. The event is free to all who attend and will have free samples of… Continue

Added by Allison Harvey on November 11, 2008 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Five Tips from Good Earth for the Perfect Eco-Thanksgiving

‘Green Guru’ and Bestselling Author Sophie Uliano Shows How Easy ‘Green’ Thanksgivings Can Be





Hosting an organic Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean serving brown rice and tofu stuffed turkey. In fact, it’s easy to turn your traditional meal into a healthy, chemical and pesticide free tasty feast. Many Americans will be going green this Thanksgiving. In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association organic poultry sales, like turkey, are forecasted as the fastest growing… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 10, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Comer

Hi Foodies

My name is Ana and I am the Food Editor for OC LIFE MAGAZINE. As a new member I look forward to chatting and blogging about different topics regarding food. We can talk up our favorite fast food locations or ponder the new and innovative world of molecular gastronomy. Add me on and let’s get started!

Added by Chef Anahita on November 8, 2008 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

Perfect Time for Prix Fixe

In my quest for knowledge for the First ALL Orange County Restaurant Week, coming in February (blatant plug)

I came across a couple great list you may want to know about if you don't already.

They are OC Registers blog titled Prix-fixe-deals-and-other-steals

http://foodfrenzy.freedomblogging.com/2008/09/22/prix-fixe-deals-and-other-steals/



And another good one titled… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on November 7, 2008 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie Shakes Return to Jack in the Box® Restaurants

Ready or not, the holiday season is practically upon us. Fortunately, for all you grinches out there who aren't quite ready to stuff the turkey and deck the halls, Jack in the Box® restaurants has just the thing to help you ease into the season – Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie shakes.



Made with real ice cream, Jack’s Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie shakes have become much-anticipated holiday treats since their introductions in 2000 and 2004, respectively.



"Our Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 3, 2008 at 1:36pm — No Comments

The Crow Bar in Corona Del Mar



We Americans are still getting used to the concept of the gastropub. To the uninitiated, the concept of enjoying artisan cuisine in a casual tavern setting may seem a little intimidating, if not unnatural, simply because we have been taught for so long that culinary creativity and casual comfort is meant to be mutually exclusive. Thankfully, The Crow Bar in Corona Del Mar turns this stodgy mindset into an outright misconception by serving their… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on November 3, 2008 at 12:20pm — 5 Comments

Election Elation Celebration - Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops Provide Just Desserts Nationwide to Celebrate Democracy

As the election heats up throughout the country, people are finding that there’s more to choosing a new president than meets the eye; there is also the belly.



On the evening of November 4th, from 5 – 8 pm, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream Scoop Shops will be giving away free scoops across the nation. “Originally, we planned to give free scoops away just to those who voted. We found out afterwards that certain laws may not allow it. So instead we’re celebrating our election with a national… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 29, 2008 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Early Times Kentucky Whisky Has Created a Cocktail to Toast Joe the Plumber



Workin' Man's Plumb



Early Times' Toast to Joe the Plumber



3 ounces Red Plum Juice

1.5 ounces Early Times Kentucky Whisky

Squeeze of Lime



This cocktail starts with Early Times Kentucky Whisky and adds red plum juice with a squeeze of lime. Early Times is known as the “Workin' Man’s Reward” and this cocktail is exactly that, a reward after a hard day’s work.



Note that you first want to… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Denny’s Introduces New Allnighter Rockstar Menu Items

New Creations by Chart-Topping Musicians Featured at America’s Original Late-Night Diner



Well you've gotta give it to Denny's they are working it. The notorious after party munchies hang out is reaching out to everyone in this slumpish economy. Here is their latest promotion.



Denny’s introduces a new line-up of late-night dishes created by top artists including Katy Perry, Taking Back Sunday, Boys Like Girls and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Free Tacos for America on Tuesday, October 28

Taco Bell® Restaurants Prepare to Serve Millions of Free Tacos as Part of Its 2008 World Series Promotion



Millions of baseball fans now have something else to cheer about in the 2008 World Series: free tacos.



Taco Bell® restaurants across the country are preparing for one of the biggest taco giveaways in the company’s history. As the Official Quick Service Restaurant of Major League Baseball®, Taco Bell® will serve up millions of Americans a free Crunchy Seasoned… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 27, 2008 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Grown up Macaroni and Cheese, you know you love it....

Everyone loves mac and cheese! I am on a mission to make every recipe I find until the best has been discovered, someone has to do it.



So far I've found 2 new recipes that rock. Here ya go, oh and feel free to add your favorite recipes for mac and cheese :)



Ultimate Comfort Food Macaroni & Cheese by Tillamook



Ingredients8 tablespoons Tillamook ® Unsalted Butter, divided

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 27, 2008 at 9:01pm — No Comments

let's have fun foodies


This can be a really fun blog come on foodies lets rock ocfoodies.com!!!!!

Added by jerry on October 22, 2008 at 5:49pm — No Comments

My Friends and I want to do a Taste of Orange County... is that possible?

This past summer my friends did a semi-taste of L.A.... going to some of the historic eateries around Los Angeles... Pinks, Phillipes, the Pantry to name a few... there really isn't a problem finding any type of American, international, gourmet, eclectic... you get the picture... restaurant, diner, dive that is famous in L.A... places that have been around a long time... historical landmarks... originals.

They challenged me to come up with a Taste of Orange County... huh?

Let's see...… Continue

Added by sumobobby on October 18, 2008 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Who’s Bailing You out? Denny’s Gives Consumers a Break with the Weekday Express Slam

Feeling the pinch from the tightening economy? Denny’s understands. Slamming back at the tough marketplace, Denny’s is offering the Weekday Express Slam at just $4, a wallet-friendly price point for today’s strapped consumers. The $4 Weekday Express Slam is a new twist on a favorite breakfast classic, the Grand Slam®, served at express speed and hot off the grill.



“We know our customers are strapped for time and money yet they love our real classic breakfasts,” says Mark Chmiel,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 15, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Chocolatier Class at Downey's Chocolates

Yesterday evening I was fortunate enough to attend the Apprentice Chocolatier Class at Downey's Chocolates in Laguna Niguel.



I am so excited and just have to share what a great experience that was. I was pleasantly surprised that it was pretty easy. I must also mention that them having a fully prepared kitchen and someone to walk you through all the steps helps a bit as well.



The class is $90 plus $12 for chocolate and look at all of the goodies you get to make. I even… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on October 7, 2008 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

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