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Snackin' Free Founder Turns her own Health Problems into Entrepreneurial Success

Snackin' Free, a Murrieta, California based bakery cafe, which offers delectable eat-in or on-the go-food options made in a entirely dedicated kitchen free of gluten, grain, dairy, soy, peanuts, yeast, and artificial ingredients, is now taking their popular brand to the next level by offering their products to consumers nationwide via on line shopping through their own website and soon through Amazon. For Laura Savinovich, the brand's founder and chef, making the switch to such a restrictive…

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Added by Kelli on January 12, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fairmont Newport Beach Introduces Citrus

Fairmont Newport Beach is pleased to introduce Citrus, where classic styles are presented with a bold combination of flavors that celebrate the very best of Southern California. Citrus is a rebranding of the existing bambú Restaurant. Preparing dishes such as our Newport Waygu Burger, California Crispy Fish Tacos, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes and California Avocado Frittata, Citrus provides a new spin on the old bambú menu. “I believe that menus should reflect not only their locale but…

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Added by Kelli on January 12, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

Firestone Walker Milk and Cookies at Eureka!

Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. the all-American restaurant features a specific beer from a local microbrewery and when guests buy this beer, they take home the branded glass it comes in! This exclusive Steal The Glass is featuring an adult version of a childhood favorite, milk and cookies. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind event featuring Firestone Walker’s 2015 Nitro Merlin, a milk stout, and mouthwatering cookies from the Brown Butter Cookie Company, a California favorite.

The recently…

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Added by Kelli on January 11, 2016 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Ava's Cupcakes

Pastry chef and owner of Ava’s Cupcakes, Michelle Spell is now offering seven flavors that are vegan and/or gluten-free. Best part, these cupcakes can be shipped nationwide. Orders can be placed on the phone, online or in-store.





Below are the seven tasty flavors guests can choose from:



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Added by Kelli on January 11, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

Valentines Happenings in Orange County

B.Toffee

Spoil your sweetheart with some handcrafted toffee! Available in two specially-wrapped versions for the holiday of love, a 9oz. canister of toffee is $21.95 and the 1LB canister is $36.95. Both come gift wrapped, and are a no brainer for your loved ones with a…

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Added by Kelli on January 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rubio’s® Restaurants Reveals Latest Commitment to Food Quality

Rubio’s® Restaurants has announced its plan to serve only all natural chicken raised without antibiotics and all natural bacon without nitrates or nitrites added, except those naturally occurring in natural ingredients, in entrees across the Rubio’s menu beginning in the Spring of 2016. This new set of actions is part of Rubio’s ongoing “Made With a Mission”℠ commitment – to serve coastal food that not only tastes great, but that its guests can feel great about eating. As part of its “Made…

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Added by Kelli on January 6, 2016 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Island Hotel: What To Expect On The Culinary Scene

Island Hotel Newport Beach is kicking off 2016 with themed cocktail parties in Aqua Lounge – “Avalanche” in January, “Party Gras” in February and “Kismet” in March – and football festivities for the playoffs and Super Bowl 50 at both Aqua Lounge and Oak Grill. Following are the details for what’s happening at Island Hotel this winter:…

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Added by Kelli on January 6, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Personalized Pizza Concept Unveils Personalized Made-To-Order Salads in Time for the New Year

Pieology Pizzeria is proud to announce that its new custom salad program is now available at select Orange County Pieology locations, just in time to for guests who are resolving to eat more mindfully in the new year. Since its founding in 2011, Pieology has been dedicated to giving guests the freedom to create delicious meals that are completely customized to their personal tastes, and the new salad program is no exception.…

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Added by Kelli on January 6, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Fleming’s Welcomes Winter with an Array of Specials

Prime Rib Sunday and Monday

Sunday’s best is Monday’s too! Now through February 8, enjoy Fleming’s popular three-course Prime Rib dinner for $34.95. Guests choose from three salads (the New Wedge, Modern Caesar or Fleming’s salad) before cutting into Fleming’s tender Prime Rib served with a trio of sauces – au jus, creamy horseradish and Dijon. The dinner includes a Fleming’s side, all big enough to share: Fleming’s Potatoes—a house specialty with cream, jalapeños and…

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Added by Kelli on January 6, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Tropical Smoothie Cafe To Open First Locations In California

Tropical Smoothie Café will open its first restaurant in Lake Forest, Calif., in mid-January. This is part of the brand’s aggressive franchise development plans for the state, which includes future locations in Rancho Cucamonga, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Fountain Valley, Orange and Rancho Santa Margarita. Over the next five years, the food and smoothie franchise will open nearly two dozen cafés throughout Southern California. “Opening our first cafés in California…

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Added by Kelli on January 5, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Carl's Jr Unveils First All Natural Turkey Burger Line

Carl’s Jr.® continues to pioneer the fast food space with the introduction of the industry’s first All-Natural Turkey Burger line. Available now at participating restaurants, All-Natural Turkey Burgers feature an all-natural, quarter-pound patty made from turkey raised with no antibiotics ever and served in three delicious varieties, all 500 calories or less: Original, Jalapeño and Teriyaki.

Though the brand is known as a quick service restaurant ("QSR") pioneer in the indulgent,…

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Added by Kelli on December 31, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

Red Robin Introduces the “Wedgie” that Gives Back

At Red Robin Gourmet Burgers it’s okay to give your friends a wedgie. To ring in the New Year, the casual dining restaurant is introducing The Wedgie™ Burger, a low-carb, 450 calorie limited-time offering stacked with bacon, guacamole, tomato and red onions on top of a 6-ounce beef patty all inside of a lettuce wedge bun. To coincide with the launch of the new Wedgie Burger, the Gourmet Burger Authority is partnering with the DUDE. Be Nice® Project and giving guests an opportunity to support…

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Added by Kelli on December 30, 2015 at 11:02am — No Comments

Wine Down Mondays At FIG & OLIVE

The French Riviera-inspired dining destination, FIG & OLIVE, can no longer keep this news bottled up! Beginning Monday, December 14, 2015, the olive oil oasis will introduce Wine Down Mondays, a weekly promotion encouraging guests to start the workweek off right with complimentary corkage* as well as 20% off bottled wine up to $100 every Monday.…

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Added by Kelli on December 29, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Slapfish to Open Sixth Southern California Location in Brea

Slapfish will open the doors to its sixth Southern California location in Brea on Wednesday, December 30th at 11 a.m. Located in Brea’s new marketplace Village at La Floresta (3405 E. Imperial Highway). To add excitement to the Opening Day, Chef Gruel will present complimentary Lobster Rolls to the first 100 guests (limit one per guest)! Earlier this year, Slapfish and international franchise development company, Fransmart, announced a multi-unit deal with a new Southern California…

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Added by Kelli on December 23, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments

Let's Get Cooking With Chef Chris Tzorin

Added by Kelli on December 17, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Cinépolis has got the Star Wars spirit!

Thursday, December 17 – Saturday, December 19, characters from the highly anticipated Star Wars series are expected to be available for photo opps at select Cinépolis locations across SoCal. The Star Wars characters are part of the 501st Legion of Official Volunteer Stormtroopers (VST), an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of the Star Wars universe. Participating theaters include Laguna Nigel and Rancho Santa…

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Added by Kelli on December 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Champagne Cocktails for NYE!

DayBreak

1.5 oz. 1800 Reposado Tequila

1 oz. Blood orange liqueur

0.5 oz. Blood orange juice

2 dashes orange bitters

1 oz. champagne

Add ingredients except champagne in shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a Champagne Flute. Top cocktail with Champagne. Garnish…

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Added by Kelli on December 15, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Let's Party Like Its 1929!

What:

Get dolled up and join us for evening of great food, prohibition drinks and a swinging good time, as we ring in the New Year. 1920s dress encouraged to party in style. Live music, creative small bites, bottomless Champagne fountain, all-night dessert bar.



When:

Thursday, December 31, 2015

8:00pm-2:00am

$50 General Admission





Where:

535 W Katella Avenue

Orange, CA 92867

(714)…

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Added by Kelli on December 11, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Ways & Means Oyster House Opening In The New Pacific City Complex



Orange County diners will soon be able to enjoy Ways & Means Oyster House at its new location – Pacific City, the new oceanfront shopping and dining complex in Huntington Beach. Founders Parnell and Jennifer Delcham and Dena Mathe took inspiration from heritage flavors and the community…

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Added by Kelli on December 11, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Hornitos Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Express Train

· 1 Part Hornitos® Spiced Honey

· 1 ½ Parts Hot Espresso

· Pinch of Cinnamon



Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Garnish with a pinch of…

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Added by Kelli on December 10, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments



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