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ARC Butcher & Baker to Open Friday, March 29 in Newport Beach

Posted by Kelli on March 22, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

ARC Butcher & Baker focuses on ready-to-serve family-style dinners, offering several take-home options ranging in price from $50 - $75 which can feed up to four. The dine-in menu features toasts, salads, streetwiches, and classic entrees including a Baby ARC Burger, Steak n’ Potatoes, and Southern Fried Chicken & Biscuits as well as a curated list of beer & wine available by the glass. Breakfast favorites from Restaurant Marín, the couple’s modern-day diner, which re-opened as ARC Pizza House in 2017, have been reimagined into mainstays on ARC Butcher & Baker’s menu.

The focal point of the restaurant is its meat locker where hanging cuts of premium meats stand out against a backsplash of white subway tiles. The walls at ARC Butcher & Baker feature Marín’s hand-laid, uniquely stained brick facades that cascade across…

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Celebrate Easter At Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort And Back Bay Bistro

Posted by Kelli on March 22, 2019 at 9:08am 0 Comments

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is presents a weekend of Easter celebrations on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 2019. Newport Dunes’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to the resort at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Hundreds of children will gather on the shores to search for more than six thousand eggs containing goodies ranging from candy and toys to golden eggs containing cash prizes. One lucky kid will pick up an egg enclosed with a token for a new bicycle. The Easter Bunny will be available for family photos following the hunt.



Easter Sunday, April 21 at Newport Dunes begins with the Sunrise Easter Service delivered by Mariners Church Pastor Tim Lukei at Pavilion E at 7 a.m. The service is followed by a Easter Sunday Brunch at Back Bay Bistro offering three seatings from 10 a.m. to close. Easter Brunch offers signature breakfast…

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New Spring Menu At Laguna Beach’s Driftwood Kitchen

Posted by Kelli on March 22, 2019 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Chef Rainer Schwarz is introducing a new menu with noted Ocean-to-Table focus at his acclaimed waterfront eatery, adding to his menu of ocean-inspired offerings featuring fresh, vibrant Spring ingredients. Among the new items is the DK Seafood Tower, a seafood lover’s dream, filled with Maine Lobster Tail, King crab leg, poached jumbo Mexican shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Spanish octopus ceviche, and tuna tartare. Chef Rainer’s new menu features the following dishes:

Salads

Quinoa Salad

avocado, grilled sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese, lime-mint vinaigrette

Roasted Baby Beet Salad

red and white belgian endive, caramelized onion vinaigrette, roasted pine nut & toasted, goat cheese crostini…

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Spring At Fashion Island Hotel

Posted by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Fashion Island Hotel is known for food, wine and cocktails. This spring’s line-up of culinary experiences includes gourmet wine dinners created by Oak Grill’s Chef Brittany Valles in collaboration with Daou Vineyards & Winery in April and with Rombauer Vineyards in May. The first weekend in May brings a Derby Day Watch Party and a Cinco de Mayo Unlimited Taco Bar.

Daou Wine Dinner at Oak Grill

Wednesday, April 24, cocktails start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

At Oak Grill, Chef Brittany Valles’ will serve a special four-course menu she has created to pair with world-class wines produced at family-owned Daou Vineyards & Winery from the California Central Coast terroir of Paso Robles. A representative from Daou will attend the dinner to interact with guests. Hors d’oeuvres at the cocktail…

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The Queen Mary's Eggstravagant Easter Sunday Celebration

Posted by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 10:10am 0 Comments

The Queen Mary’s Easter Celebration will offer an array of Easter-fun fit for the entire family, including an Easter Service, a Royal Easter Sunday Brunch, a petting zoo, face painting, three egg hunts, a Bunny Bounce House atop her majesty's highest deck, and much more.

Easter Sunday would not be complete without Brunch. Guests can indulge in Royal Easter Sunday Brunch offerings with an exquisite selection of dishes and desserts in an all-you-can-eat adventure, hosted by the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In addition to the worldwide culinary experience and 50 unique dishes from around the globe, Easter Brunch aboard will offer a special holiday selection including Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with a Cabernet demi sauce, House Smoked Brisket, Baked Ham with Brown Sugar & Mustard Glaze, Roasted Rosemary fingerling potatoes and much…

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New At California Pizza Kitchen

Posted by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Available at participating CPK restaurants for a limited time, the new spring seasonal menu features the following items, made fresh to order:

  • Spicy Milano Pizza: CPK’s crispy thin crust topped with spicy fennel sausage and pepperoni, serrano peppers, Cremini mushrooms, onions, spicy marinara, wild Greek oregano, as well as fresh Mozzarella and Romano cheeses  
  • Spicy Milano Pizza: CPK’s crispy thin crust topped with spicy fennel sausage and pepperoni, serrano peppers, Cremini mushrooms, onions, spicy marinara, wild Greek oregano, as well as fresh Mozzarella and Romano cheeses  
  • Sticky Asian Cauliflower: A combination of irresistibly sweet and spicy crispy cauliflower florets with toasted peanuts and scallions o CPK continues to be inspired by cauliflower as a delicious…
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Easter Brunch And Dinner At Five Crowns

Posted by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Celebrate Easter with family and friends while you experience world-class hospitality and indulge in a special three-course menu highlighting classic favorites and seasonal specials courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla.

Both brunch and dinner prix-fixe menus highlight succulent starters such as Carrot Soup with roasted scallion cream, or the Little Gem Caesar with cherry tomatoes, fennel pollen, herb croutons and parmigiano. Mouthwatering mains welcome the Frittata with spring peas, leeks, zucchini and pecorino-basil pesto on the brunch menu or Roasted Jidori Chicken with fingerling potatoes, asparagus and parmesan fondue for dinner. Satisfy your sweet tooth and choose from decadent dessert options including Lemon Poppy Seed Beignets with champagne crème anglaise or the Carrot Cake Trifle with Bavarian cream, caramel and walnut…

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Somebody Feed Phil March 31 at the Irvine Improv

Posted by OCfoodies on March 21, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Join Phil Rosenthal, creator, writer and producer of the hit comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond” for a special screening of his Netflix hit “Somebody Feed Phil” and a conversation with Phil. Event will include all you can drink/eat cocktails and wines plus a New Orleans themed menu featuring Fried Chicken Lollipops, Crawfish Hand Pies, Collard Green Melt Sliders, Boudin Balls, Oyster Bienville and King Cake Donuts. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Phil and host Billy Harris and an auction benefiting No Kid Hungry.

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Reception: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Cocktail reception & food
  • Reception Wines

    Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose NV  Veneto, Italy

    Feudo Zirtari Chardonnay 2018 Sicily, Italy

    Feudo Zirtari Nero d’Avola/Syrah 2015 Sicily,…
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OC Chef’s Table Raises Record $1.017 Million to Build Emergency Housing for Families

Posted by OCfoodies on March 19, 2019 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Every time Orange County’s most acclaimed chefs gather at the Disneyland Resort for OC Chef’s Table, magic happens.



On Sunday, March 3, 2019, magic was in play again, with more than $1.017 million raised in the name of ending homelessness. Each year, patrons and top-ranked chefs work together to raise funds for the non-profit organization Illumination Foundation, which secures recuperative care, emergency housing and permanent housing for homeless families, children and individuals. In an effort to help these community members get back on their feet, Illumination Foundation also provides a multitude of wrap-around services, including mental health support, children’s resource centers and tutoring, substance abuse…

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The Taco Stand Comes to Orange County

Posted by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

San Diego’s staple taqueria, The Taco Stand, has expanded to Orange County. Known for slinging authentic, Tijuana-style tacos, the Orange County location will be featuring the same popular menu items featured at its other locations.

Co-Owners Julian Hakim and Aram Baloyan are both originally from Tijuana, the two restaurateurs grew up eating at a dozen local taco stands on a weekly basis, enjoying fresh grilled carne asada with spicy salsas on homemade tortillas. Hakim says, “In Tijuana, tacos were always the go-to option when someone wanted a quick, but well-made meal.” After moving to San Diego, they quickly realized that finding the type of tacos they grew up enjoying was a challenge, which inspired the opening of their first San Diego location in 2013.

Hakim and Baloyan have maintained the same street taco stand vibe at all…

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