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Acclaimed Laguna Beach Chef Takes Mission to Nourish & Educate Young Students to 4 New Schools

Noted Local Chef Azmin Ghahreman, founder of Sapphire at School, a program designed to teach children about well-balanced nutrition and feed them delicious, fresh, chef-prepared meals, has announced that his initiative will now reach more than 3,500 new Orange County students as it spreads to four additional locations in the region. Designed to serve students ranging from Kindergarten through high school, the menus that Chef Azmin creates for the Sapphire at School program are based on the…


Added by Kelli on September 15, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Bistango Introduces Exclusive Organic & Sustainable Greenbar Craft Cocktails

Bistango in Irvine has teamed up with LA’s Greenbar Craft Distillery to introduce 8 new cocktails to its bar menu. Exclusive in Orange County to Bistango, the drinks feature organic and sustainable liquors and spirits paired with fresh juices, produce and herbs. “Greenbar Craft Distillery has established themselves as a leader in the world of organic and handcrafted spirits. We're thrilled to offer these exclusive cocktails, made with only the freshest organic and sustainable ingredients,“…


Added by Kelli on September 15, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Brunch at Lillie's Q

With the success of an initial Father’s Day brunch service last June, Lillie’s Q in Brea Downtown will introduce a bountiful Sunday buffet brunch beginning September 20 for less than $25 per person that includes champagne or Mimosas. The brunch will be available from 10 AM-2 PM, and will feature an assortment of Lillie’s renowned meats slow cooked in custom-built smokers over peach wood and lump charcoal, all hand carved to order. Guests will also enjoy an array of fresh house salads and…


Added by Kelli on September 14, 2015 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Roy’s Restaurant Redefines Surf & Turf with Limited-Time Filet and Lobster Menu

Roy’s Restaurant Newport Beach is offering a surf and turf special like never before with a limited-time, two-course Filet and Lobster menu for just $32.95 per Guest before tax and gratuity. Starting on Sept. 15, Guests can escape the ordinary to experience filet and lobster made with the bold flavors and Asian influence of Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine.…


Added by Kelli on September 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Food Truck Company and OC Rescue Mission Come Together to Bring Jobs to Veterans

The Grilled Cheese Truck, Inc.® and Orange County Rescue Mission begin pilot program working with veterans to prepare and serve one of America’s favorite comfort foods to Orange County. “From a Cheesy Mac, made with macaroni, sharp cheddar cheese, barbequed pork, and caramelized onions; to a Brie Melt on cranberry…


Added by Kelli on September 9, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Wine & Food Experience with Cakebread Cellars at BXCR Wine Bar

Join David Griffiths from Cakebread Cellars to enjoy Chef April Ventura's creations paired with delicious Cakebread Cellars wines. This will be a casual family style event to relax and enjoy great wine and food and make new friends while David discusses the wines. 

The event starts with a 2014 Sauvignon Blanc…


Added by Kelli on September 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

LongHorn Steakhouse’s Gourmet Burger

Half-pound burger expertly seasoned and grilled, then topped with fresh garlic spinach, melted cheddar, a bacon mayo spread and crispy onion straws.


• 4 half-pound burgers

• 1/2 cup of mayo

• 1 tablespoon of green onions, diced

• 4 slices of cooked Applewood smoked…


Added by Kelli on September 4, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon Dressing

Created exclusively for grilling season by LongHorn Steakhouse’s Executive Chefs



• 9 small to medium red potatoes, scrubbed

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Bacon Vinaigrette

• ½ cup…


Added by Kelli on September 4, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Angel City Brewery's Oktoberfest 2015 Takes Place September 20th

Angel City Brewery’s Oktoberfest 2015 will feature the release of the brewery’s 2015 Oktoberfest beer and will take place from 12-8 pm on September 20 at the Public House. Fun and frivolity – mandatory. Sauerkraut slurping – optional. Tapping Hour is 12pm, Festivities Include German Food, Live Music, Stein Hoisting,…


Added by Kelli on September 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Eat Well with Del

Del Taco Restaurants invites guests to “Eat Well with Del” with its new Handcrafted Ensaladas. Prepared to order with quality ingredients including hand-sliced avocado, Del Taco’s three new salads are all under 600 calories with dressing included. “Our Handcrafted Ensaladas are made-to-order in our restaurants’…


Added by Kelli on September 2, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Pumpkin Spice Frappe

Sometimes running out to your favorite coffee house just isn't in the cards. Now you can make your very own pumpkin spice frappe at home to satisfy your craving.


1½ cups coffee, frozen, partially thawed

2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned

½ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp.…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Labor Day Inspired Cocktail Recipes

In honor of Labor Day Weekend, Hornitos Tequila created a few cocktails that are cleverly named and great for enjoying the last days of the summer season, no matter what your plans are. Whether you’ve been Workin’ Hard or Hardly Workin,’ the Labor Day inspired cocktails below are the perfect way to toast to the end of another summer well spent.…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Costa Mesa’s Memphis Café Celebrates 20-Years

The Memphis Group is pleased to announce that Memphis Café will celebrate 20 years of food, community and culture this fall. Memphis Café has served Costa Mesa as a neighborhood mainstay in the heart of the SOBECA district since 1995. Soon after opening, Memphis Café…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

No Kid Hungry and Tommy Bahama Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger in America

During the month of September Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America. Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets the necessary nourishment they need to grow strong and learn. Dine…


Added by Kelli on August 27, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Casey's Cupcakes Beach Boy Cupcake

Summer is coming to an end but in Orange County that doesn't mean much, take a break from the summer heat with Casey's Cupcakes! ​The Beach Boy Cupcake ($3.50) is freshly baked ​and artfully designed to feed your eyes and your sweet tooth! The Tahitian vanilla cake and creamy vanilla buttercream frosting is topped with a bright red gum ball and garnished with delectable yellow sugar crystals​-- it feels like vacation already!​…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns to Stores September 8th

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage of all time, marks the return of autumn for many customers. "When you taste PSL, it tastes just like fall,” said Peter Dukes, director of Espresso and Brewed Coffee for Starbucks. “When we first surveyed our customers with our top ideas for a new fall beverage, pumpkin scored right in the middle of the pack,” Dukes said. “But the uniqueness of the beverage was very high, and it caught our attention. We played with the spice and…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Chipotle to Hire 4,000 People in a Single Day

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced its first-ever National Career Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 9, with the goal of hiring 4,000 new employees. Chipotle currently employs more than 60,000 people, and entry-level crew positions can put employees on the path to developing rewarding careers. Over…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival Weekend

FARMstead ED presents Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival Weekend September 19th-20th, at Windrose Farm. The weekend’s festivities begin with Saturday’s festival supper, which we are simply calling TOMATO. Then on Sunday, the Heirloom Tomato Festival will offer tasting of over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, as well as local purveyor favorites using Windrose Farm tomatoes and other in-season produce.…


Added by Kelli on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Habit Burger Grill Debuts Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., has announced the introduction of a Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger. The limited time special is available August 19-October 6 at participating Habit Burger Grills and is priced at $5.95. The new Double Char begins with two fresh, seasoned chargrilled…


Added by Kelli on August 20, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Savor the Taste of Summer with Seasonal Menu Additions at DJT

DJT at Trump® International Hotel™ Las Vegas invites guests to enjoy a final taste of summer with new seasonal menu additions and a Chef’s Summer Tasting Menu available until September 20th. Executive Chef Sydney Jones and his culinary team’s newest offerings introduce hints of Italian flare and highlight the summer’s most refreshing flavors in a delectable lineup of dishes and pairings. “Consistently evolving our menu at DJT, our summer additions extend our locally-sourced, farm-to-table…


Added by Kelli on August 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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