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Knott’s and Ralphs Team Up to Help Orange County Food Bank

During these difficult economic times the Orange County Food Bank comes to the rescue of so many in the Orange County area so Knott’s Berry Farm and Ralphs grocery store have teamed up to help replenish the shelves of the Orange County Food Bank this August.

This promotion offers two ways to save money and help others in need. Starting August 1, Ralphs shoppers can purchase a regular ticket to Knott’s for only $34.99 each (a $23 savings) and Ralphs will make a food donation to the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 28, 2009 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Pizza e Vino - Brings Napoletana Pizza to South Orange County

An invite to everyone who is looking for an authentic artisan pizza handcrafted in the tradition of Naples. If you've been to Naples and can't find a similar pizza experience in Orange County or Southern California for that matter, I challenge you to come in and try our pizza - it sells itself! Our woodfired oven is imported from Italy, reaches over 850 degrees and cooks our pizza in approximately 90 seconds. Our pizzaiolos were trained in the art of true Neopolitan pizza making. Our dough is… Continue

Added by Lisa on July 23, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Summer Sizzler is here!

Working Wardrobes and the OC Restaurant Association have launched a dining benefit event – Summer Sizzle. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to Working Wardrobes when clients dine at specified establishments from July 19 – 25 during Working Wardrobes’ inaugural Summer Sizzle event.

Working Wardrobes empowers men, women and young adults in crises to confidently enter the workforce with career development and wardrobing services. Each year Working… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 20, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Spreading the foodie Love - Irvine hotels launch the first “Dine on Us”

Irvine hotels launch the first “Dine on Us” Program, which goes through November 15th, is the perfect time to visit those great restaurants that you have always wanted to try. Fifteen restaurants in the surrounding area are offering diners a special deal: $25 off Restaurant Voucher.

The goal is to give visitors an opportunity to explore new dining experiences, not go to the same restaurants all the time. Participating hotels include: Atrium Hotel Irvine, Courtyard Irvine, Crowne… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Become a fan of RA Sushi on facebook!!!!

Join RA Sushi on facebook and enter to win a free $50 gift card to a RA near you!!!

Added by Beach House on July 15, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments


On July 18th, National Ice Cream Day, all Carrows restaurants, located throughout the states of California and Nevada, will scoop out free Peanuts™ ice cream cones, one of the special new Peanuts™ desserts being served up at the family restaurant chains from now until November 2009. All Carrows E-Club members will receive a coupon for the free ice cream, and non-members can easily sign up online for the restaurant’s E-Club at Guests… Continue

Added by Elias Garcia on July 14, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

All new $2 Taco Tuesday at Cantina Lounge!

Come enjoy our new specials for Taco Tuesday at Cantina Lounge. See what the buzz is all about! We are now offering the following specials:
$2 for 3 Juicy Baja style Tacos
$2 Margaritas
$2 Tequila shots
$2 Bud Light Drafts
On top of all these great deals, we still have happy hour tonight from 3pm-10pm with $3.50 beers, $4.50 well drinks and a $5 appetizer menu. Entertainment also starts at 6pm, don't miss out! Visit us at for other special events!

Added by Tamara Cruz on July 14, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments

Bubba Gump announces NEW Late Night Happy Hour at the Anaheim Garden Walk...

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., announced an all new late night happy hour menu at their Anaheim GardenWalk location. Located near major attractions, such as professional sporting venues, convention centers and theme parks, the Anaheim Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will offer the late night happy hour daily from 9:30 p.m. until closing. The late-evening offerings are designed to provide a post-event dining destination for local event attendees with “Happy Hour” pricing on beverages and select… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 14, 2009 at 12:44am — No Comments


The OC Restaurant Association announced its second Orange County Restaurant Week to be held September 13-19, 2009. More than 100 restaurants across Orange County’s vast dining landscape are confirmed to participate in Orange County’s most anticipated culinary event. The second event of its kind this year, Orange County Restaurant Week participants will offer special three-course menus that will showcase some of the region’s most talented chefs who will personalize each menu to reflect their… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 14, 2009 at 12:29am — No Comments

Corner Bakery Cafe Launches “Stay Local” Summer Program Celebrating Locally Sourced Produce and Locally Sourced Fun

Community Gardens Across the Nation to Benefit from New “Stay Local” Initiative With Americans vacationing less this summer, according to a recent Associated Press poll, Corner Bakery Cafe today introduced its “Stay Local” program, encouraging guests to explore and rediscover summer fun in their very own neighborhoods. Whether it is visiting their hometown’s oldest theme park, volunteering for a community project or just lounging in their backyard pools, guests are invited to… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 10, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Great Prices on Wine by the Bottle

In doing some work with Zov's, they just mentioned how much they have lowered their wine prices by the bottle. When I get an inside scoop like that, just want to let everyone know. The Mer Soliel Chardonnay was $70 and now it's $42, The Cakebread Cab for a bottle is $89 - it's hard to find that anywhere under $100. The Estancia Meritage was $59 and now it's only $40 and Stags Leap is only $38.

I know times are tough for everyone but with everyone pitching in to help - It's a great… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on July 10, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Wienerschnitzel Honors National Hot Dog Month by Christening July 14 “Free Original Chili Dog or Cone Day” at Participating Locations Throughout the West

More hot dogs are eaten in July than any other month of the year – a fact that prompted the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council to designate July as National Hot Dog Month and Wienerschnitzel to christen July 14 as “Free Original Chili Dog or Small Cone Day.”

In honor of America’s fascination with the famous food and the company’s status as The World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain®, Wienerschnitzel will be giving away a free Original Chili Dog or Tastee-Freez Small… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 10, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Chipotle Offers Prizes for Best Ad Submissions

Best User-Generated Ad Will Win $10,000, Possible Spot on Chipotle Menu

Chipotle Mexican Grill the national chain of burrito restaurants known for serving Food With Integrity, announced that it will pay one winner $10,000 for their ad submission and may put the winner’s favorite food combination on its menu as part of its “My Chipotle” advertising campaign. Chipotle launched the user-generated campaign in May to better demonstrate the variety within its… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 9, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

Executive Chef Derrick Hamilton

Chef Q and A

Executive Chef Derrick Derrick Hamilton

Flight Bistro and Social Lounge

8082 Adams Ave.

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

(714) 374-8300

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

Answer: There are many influences for me wanting to become a chef. First and foremost I would have to say in this industry you can never stop learning. This was the type… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 8, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Many Continents, One Flight: New Chef and Menu Bring the World’s Flavors to OC Hot Spot

Many Continents, One Flight: New Chef and Menu Bring the World’s Flavors to OC Hot Spot

With its new chef and menu, Flight Bistro & Social Lounge is ready to take guests on an inspired journey to the most flavorful places in the world.

Executive Chef Derrick Hamilton’s global cuisine promises to enchant Flight’s diverse clientele, ranging from leisure diners to business professionals to chic cocktailistas and music lovers. In its first two years of operation,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 8, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Healthy Coffee & Summer Recipes

Hi OC Foodies! I have to share with you news about a new coffee, developed by an OC entrepreneur called Tieman’s Fusion Coffees. It’s a healthy coffee – the beans are fused with antioxidants – and it tastes great (no funny aftertaste … and bonus, no coffee-breath!) Full disclosure, yes, my PR agency is working with them right now. But truthfully, this is really good coffee! Personally, what I like best about the coffee is the sustained… Continue

Added by Holly Naylor on July 7, 2009 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Summer Lovin' at Lucca Café

Summer has arrived at Lucca Café and the Irvine eatery has a few new offerings to share. Following are available through August 31, 2009:

Summer Dinner Menu – available seven nights a week – features herb-crusted New Zealand free-range baby lamb chops with clove-infused grilled figs, feta polenta and an ouzo-orange sauce; Lucca’s famous hanger steak with a bourbon and four-peppercorn sauce; and Loch Duart salmon with a crispy potato,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 3, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Become the Next Food Network Star

Food Network in search of 'Next Food Network Star' contestants

The Food Network is already searching for outstanding chefs and home cooks to compete for the opportunity to win his or her own series for the sixth season of "The Next Food Network Star."

The network will conduct a nationwide talent search and encourages both professional and amateur chefs to apply. Open-call auditions will be held around the country throughout July and August. Contestant hopefuls… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on July 3, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Steercrazy BBQ: Seriously Good

Without question, the preparation of barbecue is the prime mover behind some of the most fiercely passionate debates to have in the culinary world. Many a knock-down, drag-out argument has been started over a person declaring their loyalty for, say, pork over beef or Carolina instead of Texas. Heck, we cannot agree on how to spell the word. Is it barbecue, bar-b-q, or BBQ? Even the Spellcheck on my MS Word offers no respite from the latter… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on July 2, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Favorite New breakfast spot in OC...

Javier’s at Crystal Cove Promenade has introduced a weekend Desayunos, or breakfast, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 11 a.m. The popular Mexican restaurant now has a breakfast menu offering a wide variety of egg dishes served with refritos (beans) and papas (potatoes), fresh fruit and Mexican pancakes.

A few of the breakfast items featured include Huevos Divorciados (two eggs fried and served on a crispy tortilla, one topped with green tomatillo sauce and one with… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 1, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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