Featured Blog Posts – January 2012 Archive (41)

Love & Football Make For Action-Packed February At Back Bay Bistro

Love comes in all forms and whether it's "love of the game" or one of romance, Back Bay Bistro, the critically acclaimed dining establishment at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, has an action-packed February planned:


  • Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 5) – From 3 p.m. to close, football fans can enjoy a $25 all-you-can-eat "tailgate buffet" featuring Kobe sliders, Chef Mike’s Texas chili, sausage and pepper dogs and the award-winning seafood chowder served in a sourdough…

Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on January 17, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

CUCINA enoteca’s Retail Wine Program Makes a Splash in OC

There are few things finer than enjoying a bottle of wine with friends after a long day of work (or shopping, for that matter). A place where you can enjoy good eats and that bottle of wine at a fraction of the cost? Even better.



Added by OCfoodies on January 13, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments



February 6 is National Frozen Yogurt Day and Yogurtland is celebrating this year by offering FREE Frozen Yogurt at their more than 160 stores across the U.S. including ALL OC AREA LOCATIONS!

Yogurtland is also offering one-day only special edition collector spoons and cups specially made in celebration of National Frozen Yogurt…


Added by OCfoodies on January 13, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Valentine’s at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

This Valentine’s Day, The Winery Restaurant’s Executive Chef & Partner Yvon Goetz will be assuming his role as cupid as he brings a taste of Wine Country to the HEARTS of Orange County! On Tuesday, February 14, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, located at The District in Tustin, will be offering a special Valentine’s “Oh, Baby!” dinner menu for $69 or $89 per guest (excluding tax, gratuity and additional beverages). Dinner reservations…


Added by lauren modry on January 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Raise your Glass with Peter Dills from KABC Talk Radio and Chef Zov Karamardian

Taking place at ZOV’S Bistro for the Pavilions “Chef Series”! A Culinary Adventure of Premium Wines and Fine Fare!

Peter Dills will be sharing a taste of Premium Wines: Franciscan Merlot, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Wild Horse Pinot Noir, Simi Sonoma Chardonnay, Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon and a special featured wine from Constellation!

Chef Zov will prepare Mediterranean Hors d'oeuvre pairings as guests network, mix and mingle with Peter Dills and Chef Zov Karamardian.…


Added by OCfoodies on January 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments


On February 15, 2012, Pascal Olhats will hang his chef’s coat in the kitchen of his beloved Tradition by Pascal restaurant in Newport Beach for the last time. Olhats announced today that he will be closing the popular eatery after 24 years as one of the top French restaurants in Orange County so that he can concentrate his efforts on other restaurant business ventures, and spend time pursuing personal interests.

“The Tradition building lease is expiring, so I made a deliberate…


Added by OCfoodies on January 12, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

Starbucks Blonde Roast Coffee – the Lighter Roast Perfected – Available in Retail and Grocery Stores

Starbucks Coffee Company announced the availability of Starbucks® Blonde Roast, a lighter roast coffee from the company known for its signature dark roast, to meet the needs of the 54 million coffee drinkers in the U.S. who say they prefer a lighter roast coffee.* Starbucks® Blonde Roast will be available as a brewed option in Starbucks stores in the U.S. and is available in…


Added by OCfoodies on January 12, 2012 at 12:45am — No Comments

Fan Recipe'd Pepperoni Caprese Pizza Featured on Menus throughout January; Free Sampling All Week

To kick-off National Pizza Week, January 9-15, Zpizza adds the fan-created Pepperoni Caprese Pizza to its menu through the end of January.

Last October Zpizza asked Facebook fans to build their dream pepperoni pizza via the "Pure Pepperoni Design Your Dream Pizza" recipe contest,…


Added by OCfoodies on January 12, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Chefs Take Center Stage at 2012 OC Restaurant Week February 26 – March 3, 2012

OC's anticipated annual culinary event, Orange County Restaurant Week, to be held February 26th through March 3rd, will shine a spotlight on all restaurant Chefs. The official website will feature a special “Meet The Chef” Q&A alongside their special menus.


"We have more than 100 talented Chefs who demonstrate so much skill, creativity and passion during…


Added by OCfoodies on January 11, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

BODUM Revolutionizes Coffee Brewing

BODUM, a leader in home product design, revolutionizes coffee brewing with the introduction of the BISTRO Pour Over Coffee Machine. This ground-breaking machine electrifies and automates the manual “pour over” coffee brewing method favored by many baristas, taking the art of brewing coffee to the next level!

Delivering coffee that any aficionado or enthusiast will crave, the BISTRO Pour Over Coffee Machine is designed with ease of use and convenience in mind. What’s more, users can…


Added by OCfoodies on January 9, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

Bruxie Named Top 10 US Yelp Restaurant of 2011!

Bruxie’s sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwich offerings, commitment to quality and focus on service have earned it a spot on the list of Top 10 US Yelp Restaurants of 2011, a list of most popular US restaurants last year, according to Yelpers. According to the Director of Consumer and Mobile Products at Yelp, who released the information in a blog post, rank was…


Added by OCfoodies on January 9, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

Almost 71.4 Million Pounds of Avocados Will Be Consumed by Football Fans During Big Game Festivities

Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 71.4 million pounds of Hass avocados during Big Game gatherings this year, as announced today by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB). That’s enough to cover Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium® (which will be hosting the Big Game on February 5) end zone to end zone in more than 27.5 feet of avocados.

“Hass avocados are a popular ingredient with football fans around the country who know that good food is just as important as a good game,” said…


Added by OCfoodies on January 6, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

20 Worst Supermarket Foods in America Unveiled

Authors David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding revealed a definitive list of the “20 Worst Supermarket Foods in America” as featured in the updated and expanded Eat This, Not That! All New Supermarket Survival Guide (Rodale; Paperback, $19.99) — the essential guidebook for navigating the American supermarket. To compile the list of the most caloric and nutritionally devoid…


Added by OCfoodies on January 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Cheesecake Factory is Helping Guests Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions

On the heels of its successful “Where Wishes Become Delicious” holiday contest on Facebook® which garnered nearly 13,000 entries, The Cheesecake Factory® is continuing gift giving into the New Year with a New Year’s Resolutions contest on Twitter inspired by its new SkinnyLicious™ menu. The month-long contest will give guests a chance to win prizes that help achieve their…


Added by OCfoodies on January 6, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

SOL COCINA MENU SPOTLIGHT: Vegan, Vegetarian & Wheat-Free Mexican Cuisine

Since opening, SOL Cocina has focused on delivering Mexican cuisine that is made with fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Now, to illustrate that its takes on traditional Coastal Mexican foods can accommodate a variety of lifestyles and dietary restrictions, Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created a special supplemental menu to clearly show vegan, vegetarian and…


Added by Lauren on January 5, 2012 at 3:53am — No Comments

Prego Ristorante’s Inaugural Wine Dinner of 2012

Prego Ristorante has set its inaugural wine dinner of the year to feature the world-class wines of Michele Chiarlo Winery on Friday, January 27th at 7 p.m. Chef Ugo Allesina will present a 5-course menu paired with the complex, rich, highly elegant wines from Italy’s noted Michele Chiarlo Winery. The dinner, priced at $59.95 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity), will be…


Added by Lauren on January 5, 2012 at 3:48am — No Comments

Spike’s Fish House Helps Guests Keep New Year’s Resolutions In January: 150-Calorie Grilled Fish Lettuce Wraps for $1.50 (four varieties)

Spike’s Fish House, a fast-casual concept that has become known in Orange County for offering a variety of fresh fish, grilled to order, at a reasonable price point, is offering a month-long special to help guests stay motivated and keep their New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight.

Spike’s Fish House is offering four of its lettuce wraps – Cajun Salmon, Grilled Mahi, Panko-Style Basa, and Grilled Chicken (all-white breast) – all of which are less than 150 calories, each for $1.50…


Added by OCfoodies on January 4, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Turn the Corner in 2012: Corner Bakery Cafe Feeds Guest Appetites for Healthier Living

After a season of sweet treats, savory snacks and hearty comfort foods, it can be a challenge switching to less-indulgent, healthier options in the New Year. To help guests put the flavor back in healthy living, Corner Bakery Cafe today introduced a Facebook program inviting fans to kick off the New Year by committing to a healthier lifestyle and pledging to “Turn the…


Added by OCfoodies on January 4, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Wienerschnitzel Brings Back the 99-Cent Chili Dog with Help from Company Founder

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, announces the return of its 99-cent Original Chili Dog deal! Back by popular demand, this “Hot Dog” of a deal is available at participating locations from January 3 - 22, 2012.

This promotion is the first of many during Wienerschnitzel’s 2012 “Heritage” campaign, which will focus on the brand’s authenticity, company history and good…


Added by OCfoodies on January 4, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Just in Time for New Year’s Resolutions, Daily Grill Reveals Their New Simply 600 Menu

New Year, new resolutions: Eat healthier and get a full meal with Daily Grill’s new Simply 600 Menu. Made up of meals that are 600 calories or less, Simply 600 caters to everyone’s appetite including lower calorie salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, seafood, chicken, meat and pasta dishes. While Daily Grill puts an emphasis on flavor and freshness, these lighter alternatives…


Added by OCfoodies on January 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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