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Ha Ha Goes Ska Ska for the 10th Annual Brew Ha Ha

Posted by Kelli on July 18, 2019 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

Brew Ha Ha Productions is celebrating the 10th anniversary with a full lineup of famed Orange County Ska bands for attendees to “skank it up” while sipping on unlimited tastes of over 160 bubbly ales on Saturday, September 7 from noon to 7 p.m. at the sprawling Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. The all-star musical lineup includes The Aquabats, Save Ferris, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Suburban Legends, Skapeche Mode and Codename Rocky.

“We are stoked to celebrate the 10th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival with a lineup of Orange County’s premiere ska bands and breweries,” stated Cameron Collins, founder of Brew Ha Ha Productions. “Orange County is the birthplace of so many influential ska bands, and we can’t wait for attendees to enjoy legendary SoCal music alongside tastes from breweries that have shaped the local craft beer scene.”

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Tavern House Is Now Open In Newport Beach

Posted by Kelli on July 18, 2019 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

Tavern House is now open, serving a combination of all-time favorites and new offerings from a Southern California’s veteran restaurateur, David Wilhelm. The menu offers a combination of Wilhelm’s ‘greatest hits’ such as the Honey Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Prime Mishima Ranch Burger, Maple and Bacon Charred Brussels Sprouts, Snapper Veracruzana, Salmon Carpaccio, and others, alongside a variety of classic New American dishes with a creative spin by Tavern House’s Executive Chef, Mike Payne.

All menu items are prepared with the highest quality ingredients featuring sustainable and properly harvested seafood, humanely-raised poultry and livestock, and produce from small, local farmers. Many of the dishes are…

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Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store In Newport Beach Gets A Makeover

Posted by Kelli on July 12, 2019 at 11:36am 1 Comment

Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store at Corona del Mar Plaza unveils its new look just in time for summer. The open and welcoming space reveals the brand’s newest design concept developed specifically for Newport Beach and coastal California. Tommy Bahama has been a mainstay in the Newport Beach community since 1998 and this redesigned space with its fresh indoor/outdoor feel is the perfect fit for the Orange County lifestyle. The Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store remodel is part of the Corona del Mar Plaza renovation, which will be completed later this year.

Guests will immediately notice the new exterior of Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store featuring a reconfigured patio and glass door façade that folds back to create a fluid indoor/outdoor space. The expansive bar and dining area is accented with blonde wood ceiling beams…

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Memphis Cafe's New Summer Menu

Posted by Kelli on July 12, 2019 at 11:23am 0 Comments

Memphis Café is celebrating summertime with a new menu crafted by Co-founder and Executive Chef Diego Velasco. Available starting Sunday, July 14, experience the gourmet southern cuisine paired alongside hand crafted cocktails using a variety of locally sourced ingredients with international influences. The menu features the addition of five new dishes and three craft cocktails each taking your taste buds on a culinary adventure.

Start your meal with a refreshing cocktail. Choose the Chai on Fire for a taste of smoky mezcal, kick your feet up with Retirement, or dip into the Melt Banana for an exciting play on a decadent dessert. The Fried Washington Oysters offer an interesting twist on a breadless oyster po boy, and the Spice Crusted Striped Bass, served with a scallion-ginger pancake, is reminiscent of chicken and waffles - a southern…

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SOCIAL Huntington Beach's New Culinary Offerings and Weekly Happenings

Posted by Kelli on July 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

SOCIAL Restaurant Group’s newest location in Huntington Beach is set to open in late July 2019. The culinary and bar teams have created a fresh lineup of weekly food and beverage happenings as well as late night bites to complement the coastal cuisine menu.

Tuesday through Sunday at SOCIAL Huntington Beach will present a full schedule of foodie events. Taco Tuesday will kick off the week with three-dollar tacos highlighting interesting flavor combinations and housemade tortillas. Break up the week every Wednesday with happy hour all night long featuring seven-dollar food and drink offerings. King crab legs will have guests eating like royalty each Thursday at SOCIAL Huntington Beach. Kick off the weekend Friday nights while enjoying the one-pound Wagyu Prime Ribeye, and brunch in style while indulging in bottomless mimosas served Saturday and…

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Back by Popular Demand At Farmer Boys!

Posted by Kelli on July 9, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Farmer Boys is bringing back a fan-favorite, the Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger, along with the new Smokehouse Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Featuring 100% USDA pure beef, double-smoked bacon, crispy onion straws, American cheese, and BBQ sauce with a perfect balance of sweet, spice, and smoke, all on a locally-baked onion bun.

The burgers join Farmer Boys’ expansive, cooked-to-order menu comprised of award-winning burgers, all day breakfast, crisp salads, sandwiches, and sides, all of which are made with the freshest ingredients available. Produce is delivered daily at the peek of crispiness and flavor, meaning guests can count on fresh, high-quality meals at every visit.

The Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger and new Smokehouse Bacon Double Cheeseburger will be available at all 92 Farmer Boys locations in California and Nevada from July 9…

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Army Vet Turned Chef Opens OC's Newest Mexican Restaurant

Posted by Kelli on July 8, 2019 at 11:40am 0 Comments

Orange County's newest Mexican restaurant is now open at the Villa del Sol in historic downtown Fullerton. Hidalgo’s Cocina & Cocteles offers lunch and dinner menus featuring sophisticated takes on classic south-of-the-border staples. Crafted by Army veteran and Executive Chef Scott Rosales, the menu features items like Albondigas con Adobo, Short Rib Barbacoa & Goat Cheese Enchiladas, Cochinitas Pibil, and Grilled Salmon Veracruz. Weekend brunch items include Huevos en el Purgatorio and Chilaquiles. Brothers Antonio and Chelo Muñoz, who moved to the U.S. from Mexico 20 years ago, are the chefs de cuisine and expertly prepare the items each day.

Hidalgo’s bar program, overseen by noted spirits guru Dustin Adams, whom the OC Weekly hails as the county’s “best bartender,” features a wide range of cocktails, many tequila or mezcal based.…

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Monarch Bay Beach Club Grand Re-Opening

Posted by Kelli on July 2, 2019 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

Monarch Beach Resort announces today the re-opening of its exclusive Monarch Bay Beach Club after renovating its California beach club. Exclusive to resort guests and club members, the Beach Club encompasses signature beach experiences, ocean education programs, and beachfront dining with sustainably-caught seafood and fresh California cuisine.

The new Monarch Bay Beach Club has the look and feel of a refined coastal cottage with a midcentury silhouette. The new warm design is seen in the materials and use of neutral colors throughout the dining room and private dining space. Oak and walnut woods and woven fabrics evoke a luxurious yet comfortable beachfront space and complement the spectacular ocean views seen from each seat.…

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Selanne Steak Tavern - 2019 Best of Award of Excellence

Posted by Kelli on July 2, 2019 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

Selanne Steak Tavern’s wine list has earned the second highest level of recognition – 2019 Best of Award of Excellence – for the third year. Award winners will be featured in the August 31 Wine Spectator issue, which hits newsstands this month, and full award listings are found at www.Restaurants.Winespectator.com.

“We are once again very proud of our wine collection, which has been supervised and maintained by Certified Advanced Sommelier Vito Pasquale since we opened in 2013,” said Selanne Steak Tavern owners Teemu Selanne and Kevin Pratt. “Vito and his team of wine experts provide our guests with the highest level of wine hospitality and always graciously guide diners to explore the wonderful world of wines that pair well with the chef’s menu and the particular occasion.”

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Knife Pleat Debuts At South Coast Plaza

Posted by Kelli on July 1, 2019 at 5:15pm 0 Comments

Knife Pleat, the new restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi, is now open at South Coast Plaza’s Penthouse on level 3. The new restaurant presents modern interpretations of classic French techniques.

“We conceptualized this restaurant to complement the extraordinary luxury retail collection at South Coast Plaza and named it ‘Knife Pleat’ after the fashion term, as a play on couture and cuisine,” says Sarmadi. “The restaurant showcases the elevated but approachable cuisine that Tony has cultivated from 25 years of fine dining experience.”

The husband-and-wife team is regarded as a powerful force in Southern California’s culinary scene, having partnered on their previous Los Angeles-based French restaurants, Spring and Church & State. Spring mesmerized critics by using fresh, local and…

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