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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,…
Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge is proud to present a new seasonal dinner menu and a new pre-fixe Sunset Hidden Gem Menu courtesy of Chef Julie Cablay aboard the Queen Mary. Featuring the freshest seasonal flavors, the new dinner menu welcomes several fresh small plates, new entrees, creative sides and decadent dessert options for dining aboard. The flavorful journey begins with starters including the Lobster & Crab salad with butter lettuce and frisée garnished with endives, and the Burrata with heirloom tomato, basil, olive oil, drizzled with an aged balsamic reduction. Savor hearty main dishes including Chicken Milanese with lemon beurre blanc and a tri-color salad or dive into the Seafood Pie with shrimp, scallops, lobster, halibut, veloute, topped with a cracker crust.
The new Sunset Hidden Gem Menu offers a $50 three-course…Continue
Brew Ha Ha Productions is proud to present the first-ever Boo Ha Ha, a haunted Oktobeerfest, at the OC Fair and Event Center on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Guests are invited to have a scary good time with two nights of boos, brews, live entertainment, and spooky activities galore. The inaugural event features frightfully fun activities such as stein holding competitions, zombie face painting, and Halloween costume contests for attendees to flaunt their most spooktacular costume creations. For those with more than just a hunger for horror, tantalizing traditional German food, including pretzels and bratwurst, will be available for purchase all night long.
Beer enthusiasts can pick their poison from more than 80 German style and local craft beers conjured up by some of the nation’s top…
AVEO Table + Bar is hosting their final wine wine dinner of the summer on Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Executive Chef Jason Adams and Chef de Cuisine Chef Donald Lockhart have prepared a four-course dinner paired with exclusive bottles from Italy’s various wine growing regions. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey through the Italian wine country while enjoying views of the Pacific. Begin the evening with a sunset reception and Prosecco by Aneri Valdob followed by a seated dinner featuring artfully plated dishes like Seafood Antipasti, Oven-Roasted Tomato Tagintelli, and Saba Glazed Colorado Lamb T-bone Steaks each paired with an luxurious old-world wine from Italy. Guests will end the evening with dessert - a dark chocolate semifreddo topped with crème de cassis blackberry compote paired with a Fernet Branca cocktail. Priced at $125 per guest, reservations are required and can be made by calling 949.234.3900.…Continue
San Diego’s Pop Pie Co. is expanding to Orange County with a new pie shop in Costa Mesa set to open in September. Pop Pie Co.’s Orange County location will serve its signature sweet and savory pies, coffee and ice cream staples.
Pop Pie Co. co-owners Steven Torres and Executive Chef Gan Suebsarakham will bring butter-crusted new life to the space formerly occupied by Aussie-style bakery Pie-Not with their eatery’s signature individual sized pies that put modern spins on classics—think Green Hog and Cheese, vegan favorite Roasted Veggies and Yellow Curry, and, of course, traditional offerings including Chicken Pot Pie, Aussie Meat Pie and Steak & Ale. On the sweet side, favorites like Coconut Cream Pie and Key Lime Pie are available as slices or whole 9” pies, as well as traditional hand pies including Guava Cream Cheese and Lemon Curd…Continue
Come and celebrate summer at the third annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic presented by Pacific Sales at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, taking place on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 2–5 p.m. Recognized by The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association as one of the top ten food and wine festivals in the world, the two-day experience invites culinary enthusiasts and wine lovers to enjoy the soft sands and bay-front view while experiencing over 100 stations to savor the perfect summer weekend.
Bubble enthusiasts will enjoy a Lillet Spritz welcome cocktail and a visit to the Bubble Bar at the end of the sand featuring G.H. Mumm, Scharffenberger Cellars, Argyle Winery, Gloria Ferrar, Wilson Creek and Martini & Rossi. Head to the Wine Lounge by Dacor to browse the latest in luxury wine appliances and sample…Continue
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering guests a whole new dining experience – awaken all five senses with a culinary journey. The next immersive wine dinner experience is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Fleming’s located at Fashion Island. Guests are invited to the Taste of the Future Wine Event featuring a five-course California-inspired wine pairing menu.
This multi-sensory culinary voyage will engage touch, sight, sound and taste during each course. The private dining space will transform with virtual panoramic projections and natural sounds of evocative scenes of the ocean, farms and vineyards that inspired the menu selections. All five senses will be stimulated during a five-course menu each paired with a distinguished wine, curated by Chef Partner Kevin Monahan and National Wine…
Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar is hosting its inaugural Haven Dinner Series event, Executive Chef Craig Brady will treat guests to a Southern Italian menu, highlighting one of his favorite regional cuisines.
Chef Brady is introducing his Haven Dinner Series as a way to express his personal style and creativity to create an innovative, chef-driven menu using the season’s most vibrant ingredients and produce. The goal is to create an unparalleled dining experience with dishes that guests aren’t likely to find on the restaurant’s daily menu.
For the first Haven Dinner Series on August 23rd, Chef Brady will present a 5-course dinner based on his favorite flavors and techniques from Southern Italy. Guests can expect a few surprises along the way, including tableside preparations and courses created a la minute. To complete the dining experience,…Continue
Puesto has joined with Califia Farms to offer a new Frozen Horchata made with Califia’s Oatmilk, which is made from whole-grain, gluten-free oats that are grown in North America. The Oatmilk Horchata is delicious, creamy, non-dairy drink that can be enjoyed all summer long.
Puesto will donate a dollar from each Frozen Horchata purchase Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community fighting hunger outside the kitchen. Chef Cycle engages culinary talents to complete a 3-day, 300-mile ride to raise funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. The 2020 ride has a goal of 275 chefs riding to help raise $2 million, which translates to 20 million meals for kids facing hunger.
Puesto’s new Frozen Horchata is available at all locations. Find Puesto’s full…Continue
Japanese Chef Toshimasa Sano announces his first ramen restaurant will open in Buena Park on Tuesday, September 3. After 10 years of training at Tsujita in Tokyo, Sano was inspired to open his own ramen shop, named “RAMEN & TSUKEMEN道 TAO,” and he is especially excited to introduce hi guests to ramen dishes with miso broth, Tsujita’s specialty. Sano’s menu includes four kinds of ramen noodles: White Miso Ramen, Red Miso Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen, and Tsukemen dipping noodles, along with two kinds of pork buns and steamed white rice as side dishes. Toppings include: Ajitama (soft-boiled eggs), Menma (marinated bamboo shoots), green onions, char-siu (roasted pork), nori and vegetables.
Tonkotsu ramen with its creamy, pork-based broth (originally from Fukuoka City in Southern Japan) has become a favorite among ramen lovers in the U.S., and…