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Chef Craig Strong Introduces New Summer Menu at Ocean at Main

Posted by Kelli on May 21, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Michelin-starred Chef Craig Strong has unveiled a new menu at his restaurant Ocean at Main. Inspired by his recent travels through Italy, Greece, and Croatia, Strong’s new summer dishes mark the first major menu overhaul since the restaurant opened in October 2018.

Strong’s new menu delivers the richness of European fare through Spanish chorizo and housemade pasta with a contrast of refreshing seasonal ingredients like English peas, rhubarb, and watermelon. With vibrant, geometric pops of color, Strong’s dishes visually resemble the Gaudí-adorned streets of Barcelona where you’ll find a convergence of classic technique and modern design.

While staples like Strong’s Oxtail Kale Risotto and Roasted Beet Salad remain, Ocean at Main’s new summer menu includes the following new dishes:

Crab and Melon Salad -…


A Father’s Day Menu Fit For A King At Five Crowns and SideDoor

Posted by Kelli on May 21, 2019 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Treat Dad this Father’s Day with a special prix fixe menu offered in both Five Crowns and SideDoor on Sunday, June 16, from 1–8 p.m. Step inside and be greeted by warm hospitality and a convivial atmosphere for the perfect celebration of the King in your life. Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla’s magnificent Father’s Day menu presents seasonal favorites like Mushroom & Corn Risotto with parmigiano crisp and soft egg and Crown Classics including Prime Ribs of Beef with traditional accompaniments.


Starters (choose 1)


iceberg, sliced chives, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, cherry tomato, egg

Pride of the Crowns

greens, bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere, herbs de Provence…


Sessions West Coast Deli Opening at Macy’s Fashion Island

Posted by Kelli on May 21, 2019 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Sessions West Coast Deli has announced that its fourth location will open at Macy’s Fashion Island in September 2019. The new restaurant will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sessions will feature full barista service, as well as kombucha, craft beer and wine on tap.

Since opening its first location five years ago on the Newport Beach Peninsula, Sessions West Coast Deli has received national attention for its scratch kitchen, where housemade sauces, sides, salads and soups are prepared in-house daily. All sandwiches, salads, small plates and toasts are made to order with fresh, locally grown produce and carefully selected ingredients.

The 1,200-square-foot…


Father's Day At Back Bay Bistro

Posted by Kelli on May 21, 2019 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

Back Bay Bistro welcomes you to celebrate the men in your life this Father’s Day on the bay. Treat Dad to a gourmet brunch buffet on Sunday, June 16 with three seatings from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.  Experience live omelet and carving stations, fresh seafood including King crab legs, and breakfast favorites while Dad enjoys a complementary draft beer or Bloody Mary in the picturesque waterfront setting.



Applewood Smoked Bacon, Country Sausage Links, Eggs Benedict, Muffins, Bagels, French Toast and Breakfast Potatoes accompanied by Cream Cheese, Jellies, Blueberry Compote, and Whipped Creamery Butter


Salmon, Baseball Cut Top Sirloin, Flat Iron, New York Strip, Hot Links, and…


Game Night in the Backyard At SideDoor

Posted by Kelli on May 21, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Join SideDoor to kick off the summer opening of the backyard for SideDoor’s weekly Game Night. Each Monday through Wednesday until September 25, look for the Union Jack flag flying above SideDoor and head to the backyard for Game Night in the picturesque outdoor patio and garden. Enjoy summer fun including outdoor fire pits and brand new lawn games like cornhole, Yard Pong, giant Jenga and Connect Four. The full SideDoor menu with regular SideDoor service will be available for backyard guests. Remember to look for the Union Jack before heading to the back for a summertime experience you won’t soon forget.

Memorial Day Kick-off: Monday, May 27, 4:30-9 p.m.

Summer Schedule: Mondays-Wednesdays until September 25

Five Crowns & SideDoor’s Backyard Patio & Garden

3801 East Coast…


WR Kitchen & Bar Now Open in Laguna Niguel

Posted by Kelli on May 14, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Wood Ranch announces the growth of the brand with WR Kitchen & Bar. WR Kitchen & Bar has opened its first location in Laguna Niguel, with a second location set for Fall 2019 in Carlsbad. WR Kitchen & Bar is tailored to today’s more sophisticated, time-challenged guest with a focus on serving delicious, high quality food at an excellent value, in an energetic, casually-upscale environment.

Featuring a wood-fired open kitchen, WR Kitchen & Bar will offer an a la carte menu, allowing each guest more options to customize his or her order with maximum flexibility in selection of items and portion size. There will also be a wider price range, with items to accommodate everyone’s budget. 

Guests will be greeted upon arrival and order at designated locations at the bar, and then can sit in the dining room, bar or patio where…


SOCIAL Huntington Beach Coming July 2019

Posted by Kelli on May 14, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Social Restaurant Group partners, Andrew and Raquel Dorsey and Chronic Tacos co-founder Dan Biello, are pleased to announce that the brand’s second concept is set to open in Huntington Beach in July 2019. Occupying the location once used by SeaSalt Woodfire Grill, SOCIAL Huntington Beach will welcome back Jeffrey Boullt as Corporate Executive Chef.

Chef Boullt was Executive Chef of SOCIAL Costa Mesa when the restaurant first opened in October of 2014. Boullt returns to SOCIAL Restaurant Group from Playground DTSA, where he was Chef de Cuisine from 2016 to 2018, and most recently, Rose Cafe in Venice Beach where he was Executive Sous Chef, cooking under Jason Neroni until April 2019. Having grown up in Alabama and trained at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans before moving to California, Boullt masterfully merges the two regional cuisines and…


Breakfast Republic Now In Irvine

Posted by Kelli on May 13, 2019 at 6:58pm 0 Comments

San Diego’s Breakfast Republic, has officially added an eighth location, bringing the same dishes found at its San Diego locations to Irvine’s hungry brunchers. Known for slinging creative renditions of breakfast favorites, it’s no surprise that this quirky and innovative morning eatery has seen egg-celent growth since the opening of its first San Diego location in 2015.

Situated in the 2,452 square-foot space that previously housed Veggie Grill, and conveniently located within walking distance of the UC Irvine campus, the new addition fills the area’s niche for a brunch option suited to both locals and visitors alike. The major expansion not only marks a substantial milestone for this San Diego-grown business, but the brand’s continuity and unwavering quality is what makes it a true standout within the growing brunch sector of the culinary…


A New Happy Hour At Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse

Posted by Kelli on May 10, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Irvine has a new daily happy hour in the bar and lounge area. Available Monday - Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 5 - 7 p.m., the new social menu features gourmet bar bites that are a mix of the restaurant’s classic grill offerings and Northern Italian fare. Highlights include Davio’s famous American Kobe Beef Meatball Sliders, Tuna Crudo, and Oysters Rockefeller alongside a variety of hand-selected beer, wine, and cocktails for guests to sip on.

Bar bites are priced at $9 each and include:

Spinach and Feta Spring Rolls served with a Citrus Aioli

Chicken Parmigiano Sliders

Sliced Prosciutto and Salami

American Kobe Beef Meatball Sliders



Andrei’s New Seasonal Cocktails

Posted by Kelli on May 10, 2019 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Enjoy the flavors of the season with Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails’ new Spring/Summer specialty cocktails. Guests will be able to partake in more than a dozen cocktails that are as visually appealing as they are pleasing to the palate. As with all menu items at Andrei’s, these new cocktails will benefit many charitable causes and organizations, as the restaurant donates 100% of its net profits through The Andrei Foundation.

Among the new cocktails are:


The Good, the Bad and the Thirsty – Dickel Rye Whiskey, Rhubarb Liqueur, Strawberry Shrub, Cassis, Rosemary

Napa Crush – Rain Organic Vodka, White Wine Syrup, White Grape, Champagne

Chilean Spice – Spicy Citrus-Infused Vodka,…


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