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A Night Of Delicious Magic Is In Store For Guests of The 2017 Golden Foodie Awards

The Golden Foodie Awards is thrilled to announce the 2017 nominees and presenters. The winners in 18 categories will be awarded during the 6th annual award show at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The Golden Foodie Awards honors and celebrates chefs,…


Added by Kelli on September 18, 2017 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Inaugural Grateful Table Event Raised $73,000 For Restaurants Care

The Grateful Table, California Restaurant Association Foundation’s first event benefitting Restaurants Care, raised almost $73,000 at its fundraiser Saturday September 2nd. The funds will benefit future recipients of Restaurants Care, an emergency assistance fund providing financial support to restaurant…


Added by Kelli on September 14, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments

Bad To The Bone BBQ Offers Food And Drink Specials For Football Season

Bad to the Bone BBQ is celebrating every touchdown, tackle and fumble this football season with game day food and drink specials, available now. During all NFL and NCAA Division I games, Bad to the Bone BBQ will offer select bottled beers for $3.50; domestic draft beer pints for $4…


Added by Kelli on September 14, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments

Farmer Boys Raises Funds For National Hunger Month

Farmer Boys is launching a fundraiser during National Hunger Month to support Feeding America and local food banks. The fundraiser, which begins Monday, September 4 through Monday, October 9 will encourage guests to make a donation of $2 or $5 at the restaurant, and in exchange they’ll receive that discount when…


Added by Kelli on September 14, 2017 at 8:05am — No Comments

Cooking Classes With Antonio Cagnolo At Antonello Ristoante

Now through November, Antonello Ristorante will host events giving demonstrations on popular menu items and a family style Italian dinner with a three-course dinner including wine pairings.

· Ciro’s Family Dinner – Friday, September 29 @ 6:30 pm: Join host Ciro Cirillo for a three-course…


Added by Kelli on September 11, 2017 at 2:46pm — No Comments

TAPS Brea Celebrates 18th Anniversary

TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Brea is celebrating its 18th anniversary by serving TAPS Signature Burger for $1.99 every Friday in September with the purchase of any beverage. The anniversary special, regularly priced at $15.49, will be served in the bar/lounge and…


Added by Kelli on September 10, 2017 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Portillo's New Chicago-Style Salad

Portillo’s is kicking off Fall with a new, limited-time menu item: the Meatball Salad. Inspired by the restaurant’s Midwestern roots, the salad features Tuscan spring mix and chopped romaine lettuce, piled high with red onion, gorgonzola cheese, bacon, and Portillo’s house dressing. The salad is topped with…


Added by Kelli on September 5, 2017 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Barilla Is Opening Restaurants At USC Village And South Coast Plaza

Barilla has announced an expansion into Southern California that will begin early fall with two new fast casual restaurants. One on the campus of the University of Southern California at USC Village and another at the upscale South Coast Plaza in Orange County.

The 2,600-square foot Orange…


Added by Kelli on September 5, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Bayside Restaurant Launches Month Long Fundraiser

Bayside Restaurant is holding a month-long fundraiser to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Executive Chef Paul Gstrein has crafted a special menu available all month long with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for those impacted by the storm. Bayside also will accept checks and other forms of…


Added by Kelli on September 4, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

Fall Beer Dinner, Halloween Bash & More at Island Hotel

Fall in So Cal delivers spectacular sunsets for all to enjoy as they socialize and unwind at Island Hotel Newport Beach. Oak Grill features outdoor Fireside Sessions, complete with nightly entertainment and happy hour. Indoors and out, Chef Peter Lai’s inspired regional cuisine is especially…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

8th Annual Brew Ha Ha Returns

The 8th annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival returns to Oak Canyon Park on Saturday, September 23 from noon to 4p.m. Named “Orange County’s Favorite Beer Festival,” the event will offer unlimited tastes from more than 250 craft and import beer samplings from over 90 breweries. Craft beer enthusiasts will have the…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

MEAT ME IN TEXAS - BoD Pop-Up Benefit For Houston Flood Relief

With much of Houston under water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills is hosting a benefit dinner, MEAT ME IN TEXAS, for Houston flood relief at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd.

The restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, will host this special pop-up dinner for $200 per…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Orange County's Favorite Local Breakfast Buffet Is Back

Las Brisas Breakfast Buffet is back. Create your own Cast Iron Omelet featuring apple stuffed chicken sausage, jalapeño cured bacon, chorizo, Oaxaca cheese, baby spinach, rocket arugula, fresh tomatoes, champignon mushrooms and peppers. There are also custom waffles with a maple syrup fountain,…


Added by Kelli on August 31, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Is Raising Funds For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

On September 4th & 5th all of the Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations will come together to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. With support from all their Goodnight for a Good Cause partners across the country, September’s beneficiary for all Hopdoddy locations will be the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, a Houston…


Added by Kelli on August 31, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Rance's Chicago Pizza Launches "Help For Hurricane Harvey"

On Monday September 4th, Rance’s Chicago Pizza in Long Beach and Costa Mesa are launching “Help For Hurricane Harvey” victims by setting up donation centers and offering gift cards and/or free pizza as an incentive to donate. Anyone who brings in a bag of nonperishable food and/or clothes and blankets will receive a $10…


Added by Kelli on August 31, 2017 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Jimboy's Tacos Takes Over Southern California

Jimboy’s Tacos has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement that will expand the brand’s presence in Southern California by 20 units. With the first opening slated for this winter, the new developments will be located throughout Orange County and surrounding areas, where the company currently operates two…


Added by Kelli on August 30, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

No Kid Hungry Partners With Tommy Bahama To Fight Childhood Hunger In America

For the fifth year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America. Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort make sure that every child gets the proper nourishment they need to grow strong and learn. Through the generosity of their retail, restaurant…


Added by Kelli on August 29, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

PizzaRev Santa Ana Partners With Make-A-Wish Orange County

PizzaRev Santa Ana is celebrating its third successful year in business by giving back to the Orange County community by partnering with Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire for a month-long fundraiser. To support Make-A-Wish’s mission to grant the wishes of…


Added by Kelli on August 29, 2017 at 2:07pm — No Comments

BLKdot Coffee Adds 3 New Locations in Orange County

BLK Coffee has announced that it will be opening 3 new locations in Orange County within the next year, as the re-branded BLKdot Coffee. The first new location is set to open in Laguna Beach’s Boat Canyon center in late October, with locations to follow in Irvine Marketplace (Spring 2018) and Irvine…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Snooze, An A.M. Eatery Celebrates International Bacon Day With Specials And A Savory Giveaway

September 2, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is bringing home the bacon to all 21 locations for Bacon Day. Enjoy a special, bacon-filled menu featuring: a bacon pancake (Wake Me Up Before You Oink Oink Pancake), a bacon benny (Farmhouse BLT Benny), and a bacon cocktail (Bacon Bomber).

Snooze will donate…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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