Featured Blog Posts – February 2015 Archive (30)

OC Restaurant Week Begins Sunday

The 2015 Orange County Restaurant Week begins Sunday, March 1st and ends Saturday, March 7th with more than 100 restaurants participating in the countywide event. During the weeklong event, participating restaurants will offer special three-course menus, many with a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Each restaurant will have the…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 27, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Wienerschnitzel Brings Back "Big City Favorites"

Wienerschnitzel has announced the return of Big City Favorites featuring epic flavor combinations inspired by famous hot dogs from around the nation: Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles.  

Chicago Dog – Straight from the Windy City, this classic dog has the perfect blend of toppings including mustard, pickle spear, relish, chopped onions, tomato…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 26, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Tequila Goes Irish for St. Patrick's Day

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and you can pay tribute with Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila, a super smooth, triple aged, 100% agave tequila uniquely aged to embark distinct and complex whiskey notes. It’s a unique blend that appeals to both whiskey and tequila lovers – perfect for all looking to channel the luck of the Irish this March 17.  

Raise your glass with Sláinte de la Noche, a cocktail inspired by Ireland’s beloved spirit – whiskey- using Hornitos® Black Barrel®…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 25, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Tommy Bahama Highlights Its Seafood Offering with ‘Fish Friday’

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar expands its seafood offering with Fish Friday during the Lenten season. From now through April 3, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar will offer special fish dishes on Fridays in addition to its regular menu featuring more than 20 meat free items.  

Fish Friday highlights Tommy Bahama’s affinity for the freshest seafood prepared in…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 24, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Tempo Urban Kitchen Presents Taquero Tuesday with $2 Tacos

To complement its menu of global cuisine, Tempo Urban Kitchen has introduced its take on the popular Taco Tuesday with a weekly Taquero Tuesday promotion featuring a taquero dishing out a variety of unique $2 street-style tacos crafted to order from 4 p.m. to close. Guests will have the opportunity to add a selection of fresh ingredients atop made-to-order tacos and the Tempo…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 20, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Sunday Funday with Margaritas

It’s the perfect excuse for a mental vacation—National Margarita Day. Plus, it just so happens to be February 22—a Sunday—even more reason to celebrate Sunday Funday!

The Romarita is Tony Roma’s version of the margarita. The Classic Romarita is made with Sauza Gold Tequila, Cointreau liqueur, garnished with lime and orange.  

Or, RA Sushi has some unique margaritas on its menu, including the new Lychee Marg. It’s a light and slightly sweet…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

National Margarita Day with Chocolate on Top

Whether you like it frozen or on the rocks, National Margarita Day (February 22nd) is the perfect time to celebrate everyone’s favorite tequila cocktail!!

While Valentine’s Day has passed and your roses may be wilting, but it’s never too late for chocolate! We’re combining two of our fave things – margaritas and chocolate – for some chocolate-inspired recipes with a…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 19, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

National Margarita Day Sunday February 22nd

There will be plenty of celebration on Sunday, February 22nd as the world looks to Hollywood for the 87th Academy Awards. Instead of raising a glass of champagne this year, some may raise a Margarita to honor National Margarita Day. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar will observe this day by featuring four of their most famous margaritas.  

Known for their unique hand-crafted cocktails that include only the freshest ingredients, Tommy Bahama has a variety of margaritas that are…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 19, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant & Lounge Introduces New Spring Menu

TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant & Lounge has introduced a new Spring Menu with vegan and gluten-free dishes. Diners can look forward to protein-packed dishes like Coffee-Crusted Filet Mignon and the “Beijing to Paris” Roasted Duck Breast.

“Spring is the perfect time to introduce dishes that are light and flavorful. It’s the perfect balance of these two qualities that makes…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Excitement Brewing at TAPS with Return of two ‘Brew Crew’ Veterans

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, famous for its fine food and European-style beers, has tapped the talents of two former members of its “Brew Crew” to expand its offerings of award-winning ales and lagers.  

David Huls has returned to TAPS as director of brewery operations, and Kyle Manns has been named brewery operations manager. Huls most recently developed Barley…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 18, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's Announces 2015 Food & Wine Event Lineup

The team at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's, led by Executive Chef Seakyeong Kim and General Manager Dan Prentice, has come together to bring Orange County residents a series of food and wine events for the first half of 2015.  The events are categorized into four themes:  Winemaker…
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Added by Avery Bressler on February 18, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Girl Scouts and Chefs Unite During 2015 OC Restaurant Week

Girl Scouts of Orange County is partnering with OC Restaurant Week from March 1st – 7th to celebrate the world’s largest girl-led business, Girl Scout Cookies sales, during Orange County’s favorite culinary event!



During OC Restaurant Week – which happens to be the last week that Girl Scout Cookies will be available on sale in Orange County…
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Added by Avery Bressler on February 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fleming's Winter Happenings

Winter brings a a full menu of events and offers at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Newport Beach. Below is a round-up of opportunities to indulge in at Fleming’s.  

50 Tastes: A Night of Hidden Desires (Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.): Enjoy a decadent evening of discovery at 50 Tastes: A Night of Hidden Desires. Taste 50 carefully-selected wines…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 17, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

Red Robin Officially Invites Pope Francis to Lunch

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. introduces The Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger – a “Lent-friendly” menu item – and has joyfully extended an invitation to the pope to eat at Red Robin during the Lenten season. If His Holiness accepts and visits any U.S. location between February 18 and April 2, Red Robin will offer The Wild…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 17, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

Philly's Best Announces the "Never Settle" Social Media Campaign

Philly’s Best, the Southern California destination for Authentic Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies, has launched the “Never Settle” social media contest; because when it comes to love and cheesesteaks…you should never settle for less than the best! Through February 14, contest participants can post a photo of their Philly’s Best authentic Cheesesteak or Hoagie with the hashtag…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 11, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Get Hooked: Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Introduce the Redhook Beer-Battered Cod Fish Sandwich

Now you can have your beer and eat it, too. Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® announced a partnership with Seattle craft brewery Redhook® to bring the gastropub flavors of beer-battered cod to their menus. Featuring the distinctive flavor of Redhook’s ESB (Extra Special Bitter) ale, the Redhook Beer-Battered Cod Fish Sandwich is now available at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants.…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 11, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Driftwood Kitchen Offers Sultry Serenade For Valentine’s Day

On Saturday, February 14th, Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz plays Cupid as he presents a prix-fixe Valentine’s dinner menu. Priced at $79 per guest, the menu will be offered from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Driftwood Kitchen’s beautiful oceanfront dining room.

Guests are invited to relax after dinner with a live performance by soul artist Addie Hamilton, who will be…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 9, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Portola Coffee Lab Expands to Four New Locations in 2015

On the heels of being named 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year, Portola Coffee Lab has announced that it will open four new Orange County locations in 2015, with the first three set to open in February. At each of the four new locations, Portola Coffee Lab Owners Jeff and Christa Duggan will focus on creating a 100% single-cup craft brew coffeehouse designed and…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 9, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Calivino Wine Pub Expands Food Offerings

Calivino Wine Pub has unveiled a new menu for 2015 which includes many food, wine and craft beer selections. Lunch is now being served daily from 11-3pm and there continues to be weekly specials including live music, Happy Hour, Tuesday Trivia Nights, Wine Wednesdays and much more.

Calivino opened its doors in early 2014, and is conveniently located in Anaheim, CA,…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Bagels Today at Bagels & Brew

For the third consecutive year, family-owned fast casual restaurant Bagels & Brew will celebrate National Bagel Day Monday, February 9 by offering each guest a free bagel. The local café will be offering free bagels from open to close at any of Bagels & Brew’s three Orange County locations in Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, and Lake Forest.

Last year, Bagels &…

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Added by Avery Bressler on February 9, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

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