Ed Simon's Blog (46)

Vanity Catering and Events brings a high-end dining experience to the catering and events scene in Orange County

I recently had a chance to talk with award-winning Chef Conrad Gallagher. Chef Conrad, fresh from his consulting role in getting the kitchen up and running at the new Ways and Means Oyster House in Orange, has opened his own catering company, Vanity Catering and Events. Chef Conrad, in his 20 year career as a chef, has been awarded two Michelin stars, one of the highest accolades a chef can receive. He…

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Added by Ed Simon on February 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill introduces their new Langostino Lobster menu

Last night, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill held a preview of their new Langostino Lobster menu items. I had a chance to talk with Ralph Rubio, founder of Rubio's, about the new menu…

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Added by Ed Simon on October 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Queen Mary will feature wines from B. R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma County for their Winemaker's Dinner October 10

The Queen Mary will be presenting a winemaker's dinner on October 10, 2013, featuring wines by the…

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Added by Ed Simon on September 16, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

Winder Farms begins farm fresh, locally sourced food deliveries in Orange County

Currently, it has been getting harder and harder to shop before I cook a meal. My options up to now have been to try and work my schedule around a weekly trip to the farmer's market for fresh produce and a stop on the way home other days for fresh meat, seafood and items which I may need for…

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Added by Ed Simon on September 6, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Chili talk with Clark McGee of On the Road Chili, getting ready for the Queen Mary's Delicious Chili and Brew Fest this Labor Day weekend

On the Road Chili, the team that won the 2012 World Open Chili championship, is getting ready for the Queen Mary's Delicious Chili and Brew Fest in Long Beach on Sunday, September 1. The other day, I had a chance to talk to…

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Added by Ed Simon on August 30, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

The Blind Pig's grand opening in Rancho Santa Margarita is a resounding success

Last night, with a welcoming crowd in the bar, the dining room and on the beautiful deck overlooking Rancho Santa Margarita Lake, The Blind Pig held…

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Added by Ed Simon on August 22, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

Rock Bottom Brewery sends their Brewmaster to the Queen Mary Chili and Beer Fest

As Labor Day weekend approaches, I had a chance to sit down with Thomas Mercado, the…

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Added by Ed Simon on August 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Queen Mary's Steve Sheldon speaks about the Delicious Chili and Brew Fest on Labor Day weekend

Steve Sheldon, the Queen Mary's Director of Special Events discussed the upcoming Delicious Chili and Brewfest with me as well as many other subjects. Steve has been the guiding force at the…

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Added by Ed Simon on August 18, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

The Park Bench Cafe in Huntington Beach is a perfect dining venue for both dogs and humans

Hi, it's Hamish the Scottish Terrier again, here to tell you about another restaurant for all my canine friends and their humans. I told my people Saturday morning that they needed a little exercise and some good food and I would like to take them out. One of my humans…

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Added by Ed Simon on August 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Sabatino's in Lake Forest will premiere their Italian breakfasts on Monday

Beginning Monday, June 17, Sabatino's Sausage Deli and Market in Lake Forest will premiere their new breakfast menu. This menu will be available from 8 to 11a.m. daily. Since they opened for lunch and dinner, there have been many requests from customers for an…

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Added by Ed Simon on June 13, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Bigmista's Barbecue team follows 'Peoples Choice' wins in Orange County with a shot at the Queen Mary BBQ Classic on May 11

Since 2008, the 'People's Choice' award at the Orange County Fairgrounds and the Championship BBQ Cookoff there for the…

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Added by Ed Simon on May 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cinco de Mayo Mexican food specials and beers head the list of new tastes at The Globe OC in Garden Grove

Today, in celebration of the Month of May and Cinco de Mayo, Michael Pauwels of The Globe OC announced the special food theme for the month. The Chef's Specials for May honor our neighbor to the south, Mexico. The specials are:



Duck Confit Tacos…

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Added by Ed Simon on May 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Orange is the color of the day as The Globe OC celebrates the Netherlands Queen's Day on April 30

Queen's Day, or …

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Added by Ed Simon on April 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Lazy Dog Cafe in Irvine has good food for dogs and people too

S ome days you are out walking your people when the urge to eat a good meal strikes. We were walking in Irvine with my friend Tank, and decided we would take them to the…

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Added by Ed Simon on April 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Globe OC April International Chef’s Specials give a taste of India

One of my favorite places, the Globe OC, Garden Grove's local restaurant with a flair for European beers and international foods, has made April I…

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Added by Ed Simon on April 16, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Enjoy some delicious udon soups and tempura while you shop at Sanukiseimen Mugimuru in Costa Mesa

One of my favorite places to visit is Mitsuwa Marketplace, that bastion of Japanese goodness that contains a fantastic…

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Added by Ed Simon on April 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Smashburger's Ernie Sandoval and actor James Cosmo swap stories on Aliso Viejo visit

Winter has come to HBO with “Seven kingdoms united in fear of Tywin Lannister”. In the meantime, things in Orange County are heating up. Smashburger announced yesterday, March 28, 2013 that this past weekend, while in town for the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, actor James Cosmo stopped for a bite to eat at local eatery Smashburger in Aliso Viejo. Smashburger Orange County owner Ernie Sandoval has had the pleasure of knowing James for quite a while…

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Added by Ed Simon on March 30, 2013 at 1:15am — No Comments

Genji Sushi in Whole Foods Markets offers restaurant quality sushi to go

When a sushi aficionado wants sushi, they absolutely have to have it. Many times, however, the problem is the sushi bar itself. It might be Friday night and there is a 2 hour wait for a seat at the bar, or Wednesday evening and you are just too exhausted to go through the…

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Added by Ed Simon on March 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Dublin 4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo starts Friday with a weekend of St. Patrick's Day festivities

The Dublin 4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo starts St. Patrick's Day with a beautiful bang on Friday, March 15. The Guinness Girls will arrive at 4:30 p.m. to begin a night of perfect pints and Irish Shenanigans. Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, the Dublin 4 will have expanded hours starting at 11:30 a.m.…

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Added by Ed Simon on March 14, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Beer for Boobs charity event dinner tickets at the Globe Dine Bar on March 26 go on sale today

The Globe Dine Bar has announced today, that pre-sale tickets are now available for their charity dinner supporting Beer for Boobs, whose mission is to create a positive relationship with the beer brewing community and…

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Added by Ed Simon on March 12, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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