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Outpost Kitchen Adds Dinner Menu & Expands Its Hours

Posted by Kelli on April 23, 2019 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

For the first time ever Outpost Kitchen has expanded its hours and menu to include weeknight dinners. Now open until 8pm on weeknights, the Aussie eatery in Costa Mesa will begin serving dinner on Wednesday, May 1st.

Restaurateur Jay Lewis and Executive Chef David Osborn have put together a new lunch and dinner menu of entree salads, bowls, and seasonal renditions of house favorites. The dinner menu strongly reflects Outpost Kitchen’s focus on California-grown & bio-dynamic produce, organic & humanely raised meats, and responsibly sourced, sustainable seafood.

Lewis recently announced his plans to open a second location this summer (3420 Bristol St., Costa Mesa) which will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The weeknight dinner menu will occasionally offer guests a first look at some of the exclusive menu items that will be…


Andrei’s New Spring & Summer Dishes and Cocktails

Posted by Kelli on April 23, 2019 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails welcomes Spring with new menu items embracing the colors and flavors of the season. Known for its commitment to donating 100% of its net profits to benefit many charitable causes and organizations through The Andrei Foundation, celebrates the cultural diversity of California cuisine, while incorporating the flavors and freshness of the Mediterranean.

Among the new items added by Andrei’s Executive Chef Porfirio Gomez are:

Double Dip Duo – Cilantro-Green Pea Hummus, Avocado Bacon Dip, Warm Pita, Seasonal Vegetables

Summer Vegetable Platter – Grilled Artichoke, Eggplant, Portobello…


With A Revamped Menu, Las Brisas Celebrates 40 Years

Posted by Kelli on April 23, 2019 at 11:42am 0 Comments

Las Brisas' entirely new dining and beverage program. The innovative sea-to-table culinary programming delivers bold, traditional Mexican flavors captured with fresh Californian ingredients. Authentic techniques and housemade specialties, such as tortillas, rich salsas, and slow-braised meats, treat guests’ palates with simply executed dishes.
New Executive General Manager Michael Gaines has collaborated with Las Brisas’ culinary team, creating a menu reflective of the vibrant, ocean setting and local bounty. Working alongside Gaines is General Manager of Operations Howard Gardner who brings more than 25 years of experience. Together the pair are putting food and service at the forefront of…

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo At El Torito

Posted by Kelli on April 23, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

El Torito is pulling out all the stops to create this Cinco de Mayo. El Torito’s Cinco extravaganza will begin at 8am on Sunday, May 5, with a special “Bottomless Champagne Brunch.” Continuing for the next six hours sip and enjoy $5 Margaritas, Bloody Marys and Micheladas. Brunch will consist of a Tri-Tip and Ham carving station, Made-to-order omelets, Waffle station, Taco bar, Hot specialty items, Traditional soups, Salads, Fresh fruit and desserts.
Plan to stay because at 2pm there will be Margarita, Beer and Shot specials, along with $2.50…

Take Shots of Strawberry Margarita Pie for Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Kelli on April 23, 2019 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo without feeling “sick” the next day, The Pie Hole is mixing up Strawberry Margarita Pie Holes for Cinco de Mayo weekend. The dessert equivalent of a margarita shot and priced at $1.50 each, Margarita Pie Holes are stuffed with strawberry filling, topped with red triple sec icing, a candy lime slice and salt flakes. Even though Margarita Pie Holes do not contain any alcohol, The Pie Hole still recommends you eat responsibly during Cinco de Mayo weekend, otherwise you might still be calling in to work the next day; but for a tummy ache and not because you’re hungover. 

Margarita Pie Holes are available from Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5 at all locations, pick up in-store or order online through Postmates, uber Eats, Grubhub or Doordash. The Pie Hole has 8 locations in Southern California (Arts District, Hollywood,…


Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktails For Your Next Watch Party

Posted by Kelli on April 22, 2019 at 1:28pm 0 Comments

Night's Watch Campfire

Created by Irma’s head mixologist Jonathan Rodriguez at W South Beach, the Night’s Watch Campfire is inspired by the iconic military order. Now that the wall has been breached, we’d like to think this cocktail will keep the surviving watchmen warm.


1.5 oz Jameson

.5 oz Baileys

1 oz Demerara

1 oz coco Lopez


Add all ingredients in the shaker. Shake vigorously. Pour over rocks and garnish with marshmallows. Roast marshmallows until preferred crispiness. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Mother of…


8th Annual Standup for the Cure Returns

Posted by Kelli on April 22, 2019 at 1:03pm 0 Comments

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to welcome back the 8th Annual Standup for the Cure fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join more than 1,000 breast cancer awareness advocates, survivors and paddling enthusiasts in one of the world’s largest fleets of Standup Paddlers, wearing pink to support the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.

The family friendly morning of activities begins with a free standup paddleboard clinic and standup yoga clinic for all skill levels as well “dry foot” activities on land including yoga classes, free breast and skin cancer screenings provided by Kaiser Permanente and the opportunity to win great prizes through the raffle and silent auction. The Hawaiian blessing of survivors and white dove release will kick off the Sea of Pink, a…


Burger Week Comes to Orange County – July 14-20, 2019

Posted by OCfoodies on April 18, 2019 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

50 restaurants set to participate in inaugural Burger Week event

Burger lovers, rejoice! This summer, Orange County will experience its inaugural Burger Week from Sunday, July 14th through Saturday, July 20th. Presented by The Fork Report, the event will highlight burgers from 50 participating restaurants countywide. Diners will be able to explore a variety of burgers, ranging from classic to creative, featuring various proteins from beef to plant-based, on menus priced at $10, $15 and $20 and luxe burger menus at $25 & $30.

“Burger Week gives everyone another reason dine out and explore Orange County restaurants, and the event also gives chefs an…


Celebrate The Mother's In Your Life At Montage Laguna Beach

Posted by Kelli on April 18, 2019 at 10:35am 0 Comments

Montage Laguna Beach Mother’s Day 2019 presents four different ways to celebrate – the Masterpiece Celebration with bountiful brunch selections to please everyone, signature Studio’s Four-Course Brunch created by Chef Benjamin Martinek and his team, The Loft’s Four-Course Tasting Menu prepared by Chef Joosung Lee and his culinary associates and a classic Mother’s Day Tea served in the Lobby Lounge.

Mother’s Day 2019 Masterpiece Celebration

Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The elaborate annual Masterpiece Celebration Brunch at Montage Laguna Beach has become a dining highlight of the year for many families and is always very special for newcomers. Brunch comes with a house Champagne toast, family photos, live entertainment and a special gift for mothers. Breakfast-centric stations offer eggs benedict,…


Sushi Roku Introduces Vegan Omakase

Posted by Kelli on April 17, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Sushi Roku is starting off Spring with a new Vegan Omakase offering. Guests will now have an opportunity to experience Vegan Nigiri, Rolls and vibrant plant-based dishes!

The Vegan Omakase consists of the following four courses:

Organic Kale Salad

King Oyster Mushroom, Crispy Shiitake and Ginger Plum Vinaigrette

Santen Mori

a Trio of Appetizers with Roasted Cauliflower, Miso Eggplant and Grilled Corn

Choice of Entrée

Tofu Steak with Mixed Mushroom Tobonyaki…


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