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SideDoors Oktoberfest Tap Takeover and Porktoberfest

Posted by Kelli on September 20, 2019 at 4:11pm 0 Comments

SideDoor’s fall tradition of fine swine and craft brews returns. Featuring a variety of delicious dishes along with a variety of traditional German and craft beers to showcase the fall season’s most delectable flavors.

Through October 6, SideDoor’s taps will be taken over by a selection of Oktoberfest inspired, German-style beers. The tap lineup will showcase AleSchmidt Oktoberfest, a German-style Märzen lager by AleSmith Brewing Company and much more. Enjoy favorite Bavarian biers with a special menu of traditional German dishes like schnitzel, wurst and strudel courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla.

On Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m., SideDoor welcomes guests to experience the 8th annual Porktoberfest in the restaurant’s beautiful Backyard and Patio area. A four-course, plated, pork-centric meal will be expertly paired with a…


Free Tacos At Chronic Tacos October 4th

Posted by Kelli on September 20, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Chronic Tacos is giving away one free taco to all lunch customers in celebration of National Taco Day, October 4th. Customers will get one free Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas or Beyond Beef taco with the code word announced on Chronic Tacos social media. Offer valid from 11am – 2pm at all locations. 

To redeem the free taco, customers must follow Chronic Tacos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @Chronictacos. The code word will be mentioned a week in advance so make sure to keep an eye out! For more information, or to find the nearest Chronic Tacos, visit

Daphne’s New Chicken Shawarma

Posted by Kelli on September 19, 2019 at 11:58am 0 Comments

Daphne’s has announced the addition of hand-carved chicken shawarma, this authentic Mediterranean dish is made from tender Halal meat, slow-roasted on a vertical spit, and seasoned with sumac, pepper, cinnamon, and other herbs. Shawarma has long been a staple across the Mediterranean, and Daphne’s guests can now add it to their plates, salads, and bowls, or enjoy it on the new Chicken Shawarma Pita Melt, available for a limited time through December 29, 2019. This elevated pita sandwich features warm pita bread coated with pesto sauce and melted mozzarella & feta cheeses, then topped with roasted bell peppers and the spice-forward chicken shawarma. This savory newcomer is now available for $8.99 at all Daphne’s locations via in-store and online ordering.

For exclusive promotions and loyalty rewards, join the Daphne’s Pita Points Club.…


Savor Santa Ana Returns Saturday, October 12th

Posted by Kelli on September 19, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Orange County’s sidewalk food festival featuring more than forty tastes from downtown Santa Ana restaurants, Savor Santa Ana, returns Saturday, October 12th.  Sample tastes from unique, local and Michelin-rated restaurants and bars throughout downtown Santa Ana. Live musicians and local youth performance groups will perform in pop-up shows along the sidewalks, and a trolley will provide free rides around downtown. The theme will be "Fall Food Carnival," featuring fire dancers, mystique, and fall food flavors. 


  • Restaurant Tastings and East End Incubator Kitchen Tastings
  • Fall Food Carnival with fire dancers
  • Free Trolley Rides
  • Live Music and Youth Group Performances
  • Cool craft beer and cocktails for the adults!
  • New Restaurants like…

Dance, Drink and Dine the Summer Away at Queen Mary Night Market

Posted by Kelli on September 17, 2019 at 2:38pm 0 Comments

The Queen Mary is excited to anounce the first-ever Queen Mary Night Market. Celebrating SoCal’s diverse culinary scene and arts culture, Queen Mary Night Market will offer dozens of eclectic food vendors and local makers selling showcasing original designs, jewelry, fashion, goods and so much more. As the sun sets, enjoy the Night Market's beer tastings, Manuel the Band performing live, and DJ Akasa spinning tunes under the Long Beach skyline.


Angry Pig, Blast Ice Cream, Chanchos Tacos, Cheddr Wheel, Chicken and Rice Truck, Kona Ice of Central Tustin, Richeeze Food Truck, Stopbye Cafe, Bomb Azz Tacos, BBQ SmokeHouse, Butchers Block LA, Kaboom Kettle Corn, Leche, Mussels & Pearls, Mustache Mikes, Q Smokehouse, Shake Shake Lemonade, Sugar Free Shack, TeaArias, Cupid Honey, Juiced…


Strut BAR & CLUB Unveils Signature Cocktail Program - Opening in Costa Mesa September 20th

Posted by Kelli on August 23, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Strut BAR & CLUB, Costa Mesa’s newest nightlife destination is preparing to welcome the community with a menu of flirtatious, creative cocktails to complement the glittering new space designed by award-winning firm, Davis Ink. Located in Costa Mesa’s vibrant Westside neighborhood, Strut aims to fill the void of queer spaces in Orange County with a chic, comfortable and safe space for all people, of all interests, from all walks of life to experience and enjoy. Strut offers an ALL inclusive playground for colorful queers, fabulous ladies and every form of self-expression in between. Although it’s a fresh new queer venue, Strut’s purpose is to embody an Orange County institutional feel with a throwback to the colorful eras of iconic moments that changed the world.

Step into Strut CLUB Fridays and Saturdays for a highly interactive,…


Hendrix New Seasonal Menu

Posted by Kelli on September 17, 2019 at 9:48am 0 Comments

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar’s new seasonal menu highlights the season’s most flavorful produce, much of which is sourced from local and regional farms. Hendrix’s menu features lighter salads and shareable starters, as well as protein-focused items featuring signature meats from the rotisserie. Many of the new dishes are a collaboration between Chef Schwarz and Chef Aguinaga, who recently joined the Hendrix team. The new menu is fresh and vibrant, so guests can eat light for the season without sacrificing the bold flavors.

The following dishes are new on Hendrix’s menu:

Spanish Octopus Ceviche – garbanzos | fennel | sweet peppers | lime vinaigrette

Roasted Cauliflower Steak – Moroccan spices | salsa verde 

Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie…


New Seasonal Specials At El Torito

Posted by Kelli on September 16, 2019 at 11:48am 0 Comments

El Torito will be unveiling their new seasonal specials tomorrow at all El Torito Locations throughout Southern California. Dishes will include:

Arroz Con Pollo

a traditional dish mixing chicken, cheese, red and green bell peppers, onions and tomato-jalapeño sauce on a bed of rice. ($15.99)

Guajillo Soft Tacos

three soft flour tortillas basted and grilled with guajillo sauce spread with aioli and filled with your choice of chicken and steak. Topped with lettuce and pico de gallo. ($15.49)

Chile Relleno Especial

fresh pasilla chile filled with vegetables and cheese then grilled and placed on a bed of rice and tomato-basil sauce. Topped with green onions, red bell peppers and cojita cheese. Available as a vegetarian option for…


Italian Style Seafood at Prego Ristorante

Posted by Kelli on September 12, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Prego Ristorante announces new Italian style Seafood Menu, available September 23rd – October 6th. Enjoy the Authentic Italian Seafood Feast along with wine pairings inspired by Chef Ugo Allesina’s deep roots in Italy and Italian cooking. Fish in Italy is served in a variety of ways but mostly fish is grilled and sometimes served whole or even brought to your table raw. You will also see that there are more types of shrimp or gamberi in Italy than in the US and are most often served in the shell with the head still on which has been thought to add more flavor. Clams and mussels, vongole and cozze are also served in their shells or as an appetizer. In Italy, clams are often served in a simple white wine sauce, while mussels are often prepared in a slightly spicy tomato sauce.…


Old World Wine Dinner At Five Crowns

Posted by Kelli on September 12, 2019 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Five Crowns presents the Old World Wine Dinner on Saturday, September 21 from 6-9:30 p.m. Hosted in Five Crowns’ backyard setting, the end-of-summer celebration will highlight exquisite European varietals paired with a six-course menu of seasonal specials curated by Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla and her team.

Old World Wine Dinner Menu

1st course

Cava Yá Cuvée 23 Brut Reserva, Spain

Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers, saffron aioli

2nd course

Ronco delle Betulle DOC FCO Friulano, Italy

Marinated Melon, prosciutto crisp, arugula, balsamic reduction

3rd course

Domaine de la Raimbauderie Sancerre, France

Fig Toast, whipped ricotta, sherry glaze



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