January 2018 Blog Posts (32)

Newport Beach Welcomes Lido House

Lido House, an Autograph Collection hotel,will open this March. The resort is a stylish celebration of Southern California’s coastal lifestyle, delivering the ultimate, authentic beach house retreat. Lido House is set on the site of the former City Hall and pays homage to the historic landmark. The 130-guest room resort set on 100,000 square feet, is just steps away from Lido…


Added by Kelli on January 31, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

All-New Happy Hour at House of Blues Anaheim

The brand new happy hour menu at House of Blues Anaheim Restaurant & Bar features delicious items priced at $4-$6. Head over to the bar to indulge with delights like Bayou fritters, voodoo eggrolls, popcorn shrimp and much more. For refreshments, enjoy well cocktails, Fireball and Sauza Blue tequila shots and select beers for $4; call cocktails, sangria and house wines…


Added by Kelli on January 31, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Super Cheap Way To Build Wine Collection

We found a great way to build a decent wine collection at a discount. There are two wine by the case clubs that offer a huge discount on the initial shipments. After the first shipment, the savings aren't that great, but you can cancel at any time. 

Added by Gregg McPherson on January 30, 2018 at 10:36am — No Comments

Valentine's Day Dinner For Two

Treat that special someone like royalty this Valentine’s Day at Five Crowns a romantic five-course menu for two courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla. The mouthwatering prix-fixe menu highlights starters such as Steak Tartar with truffle chips and the favorite Avocado Crab Mash with lime dressing and pita chips. Multiple entrées will be offered including Five Crowns’…


Added by Kelli on January 29, 2018 at 3:11pm — No Comments

New Costa Mesa restaurant and bar The Country Club to debut Weekend Brunch

Newly opened, The Country Club has announced its weekend brunch. The 21 and over restaurant and bar located in Costa Mesa’s eastside, opened its doors to rave reviews on December 5. The public opening followed weeks of private events and successful community charity fundraisers.

Offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm, the brunch menu consists of familiar…


Added by Kelli on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bad to the Bone BBQ Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Cocktails for Sweethearts

Bad to the Bone BBQ will conjure up love with two Valentine’s Day cocktails, Love Potion and Tickled Pink, available Monday, Feb. 12 through Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Valentines can indulge in the Love Potion, made with Absolut Raspberri vodka, Chambord and Sprite, garnished with cherry and lime, priced at $10.99; or the Tickled Pink, made with Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka, PAMA…


Added by Kelli on January 29, 2018 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Antonello Celebrates Valentines Day With Romantic Cooking Class

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by whipping up your own romantic dinner for the one you love, Antonello Ristorante will host a cooking class on Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. Chef/owner Antonio Cagnolo and his wife, Fiorella, will offer fine points of preparing an unforgettable meal after which attendees will enjoy the dinner. Cost is $65 per person.

Those opting to take…


Added by Kelli on January 29, 2018 at 2:47pm — No Comments

It’s Love at First Bite this Valentine’s Day at BRIO Tuscan Grille

You are invited to indulge in BRIO Tuscan Grille’s tempting Valentine’s Day menu, including enticing cocktails, delicious starters and entrées, plus a decadent dessert, it’s the perfect way to treat your special someone. BRIO Tuscan Grille will offer this special Valentine’s Day menu during lunch and dinner, Friday, Feb. 9–Sunday, Feb. 18.…


Added by Kelli on January 29, 2018 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Montage Laguna Beach The Perfect Destination This Valentine's

Montage Laguna Beach is a most romantic choice any time of the year, so where would be better to spend this Valentine's? Perched cliffside along the Pacific Ocean with beautiful accommodations, luxurious amenities, award-winning service, relaxing seasonal spa offerings and fine dining, couples will have a Valentine’s certainly worth the short drive. And, both Chef Craig…


Added by Kelli on January 25, 2018 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Valentine's At South Coast Plaza

Spoil your loved one with a special dinner this Valentine's Day at one of these amazing eateries in the South Coast Plaza.

AnQi by House of AN

Wednesday February 14, 2018, 5-10 p.m.

AnQi’s beautifully curated Valentine’s Day five-course menu starts with an appetizer choice of Ossetra Caviar with…


Added by Kelli on January 25, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Celebrate Valentine's Day at AnQi by House of An

It’s love at first bite with AnQi’s beautifully curated Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. The exclusive five-course dinner starts with an appetizer choice of Ossetra Caviar with Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallop or Filet Mignon Potstickers with Foie Gras. Next, enjoy Endive and Five-Spiced Walnut Salad or Hamachi Sashimi, followed by Misoyaki Butterfish…


Added by Lauren on January 25, 2018 at 12:34am — No Comments

Celebrate the final game of the Season with the Big Game Viewing Party at House of Blues Anaheim

Watch the Patriots and Eagles face off in style on Sunday, February 4. Dive into a game day inspired all-you-can-eat buffet at House of Blues Anaheim Restaurant & Bar, featuring essential game time grub such as Buffalo wings, macaroni and cheese, riblets, chicken tenders and a chili bar to customize nachos, hot dogs and tater tots. Toast to every touchdown with happy hour…


Added by Kelli on January 24, 2018 at 1:28pm — No Comments

AVEO Table + Bar Introduces New Happy Hour

AVEO Table + Bar has introduced an all new Happy Hour offered Sunday through Thursday from 2:30pm - 6pm. To warm up guests in the chilly afternoons of Winter, cocktails on the new Happy Hour menu focus on dark, aged spirits including añejo tequila, small batch bourbon, and black barrel spiced rum, brought to life with seasonal ingredients like California citrus, honey…


Added by Kelli on January 23, 2018 at 11:02am — No Comments

SAJJ Mediterranean Coming To SoCal

SAJJ Mediterranean, the Bay Area-based family of restaurants and food trucks known for fresh Middle Eastern eats, will open their first Southern California locations in 2018. The two stores will be located in Orange County, with the first opening in Rancho Santa Margarita (22245 El Paseo, Suite A) in February 2018, and the second in Irvine at the Sand Canyon Plaza in the…


Added by Kelli on January 22, 2018 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Plan Your Valentine's Day At The Beachcomber At Crystal Cove

Beachcomber at Crystal Cove has crafted the perfect Valentine’s Day menu to make this year unforgettable. The 4-course prix-fixe menu will offer starter options such as Dungeness crab cake with celery puree, red ruby radish, tarragon aioli and shredded crispy phyllo, and entrees like Surf & Turf—featuring filet mignon, colossal shrimp, potato puree, English peas and hen…


Added by Kelli on January 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

The Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito returns to the scenic Doheny State Beach on Saturday, April 7. Each date of the 5th annual taco and craft beer celebration features a music lineup headlined by Orange County, CA-based The Offspring, along with SoCal’s Pennywise. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, The Vandals, Against Me!, Lit, Unwritten…


Added by Kelli on January 22, 2018 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Join TAPS Fish House & Brewery for a Farm & Vineyard Chef Dinner featuring Pig & Pinot Noirs

Another in the series of TAPS's Farm & Vineyard Chef Dinners will take place Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The themed “Pig & Pinot Noirs” menu features three courses paired with fine wines from Chile, California and France. Begin with a Chef’s Amuse Bouche with a special sommelier selection, followed…


Added by Lauren on January 21, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

Cooking with Cardiac Diet Foods

Many readers asked us to publish recipes using high-fiber foods following our article early this year - "Eating to Save Your Life" by Dr David Reuben - which claimed that cardiac diet foods, by supplying proper roughage, may prevent certain diseases including cancer of the colon and heart attacks.

Fiber aids natural elimination. It is found in many foods. Whole grains,…


Added by Cherry Moore on January 18, 2018 at 6:12am — No Comments

Antonello Ristorante Hosts Hess Winemaker Dinner

Antonello Ristorante will host a Winemaker dinner featuring The Hess Collection Winery. The fabulous night includes a five-course meal and wine pairings, as well as an informative guest speaker from the Hess winery to educate guests about the winery and the wines produced. Reservations may be made by calling (714) 751-7153.



Added by Kelli on January 12, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments

Lighthouse Bayview Cafe Has An All New Full Bar Menu

Enjoy your favorite spirits on the bay at Lighthouse Bayview Café. With a brand-new full liquor license, Lighthouse has unveiled all new bar menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The Rise & Shine Bar Menu features refreshing cocktails, epic bloody mary’s and during weekend brunch bottomless mimosas, and the lunch/dinner menu ranges from classic cocktails to…


Added by Kelli on January 12, 2018 at 10:32am — No Comments

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