Featured Blog Posts – March 2011 Archive (25)


As April - otherwise known as National Grilled Cheese Month – approaches, Tillamook Cheese is ple ased to announce, for the second year, their sponsorship of the 2nd 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI). The 102-year-old best-selling natural cheese brand in the West is the ideal sponsor for an event that celebrates amateur and professional chefs and their love of…


Added by OCfoodies on March 31, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Daphne’s has a new name and new look!

After operating for nearly 20 years as Daphne’s Greek Café, chain has officially announced its new name Daphne’s California Greek. Purchased by Wreath Equity LLC in August 2010, the complete brand refresh includes new healthier menu options influenced by California cuisine, a contemporary restaurant design, and a…


Added by OCfoodies on March 31, 2011 at 4:37pm — No Comments

2011 OC Wine and OC Beer Weeks Announced!!

The OC Restaurant Association has announced the dates for two new events set to debut this year: OC Wine Week, September 25th through October 1st, and OC Beer Week, October 2nd through October 8th. These back-to-back weeklong events will offer food, wine and beer aficionados…


Added by OCfoodies on March 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Colombian Cuisine in Laguna Hills brings back vacation memories


   When I travel, I always enjoy trying the local cuisine. Twice now I've done cruises with a stop in Cartegena, Colombia. I found the food great, the beer excellent and the people friendly. The next step was to find a Colombian restaurant here and see if I could enjoy the food as I had before. Imagine my delight when I found out there was a new Colombian restaurant right here in the South County. It is located in Mitze's…


Added by Ed Simon on March 30, 2011 at 9:04pm — No Comments

I Love Poke Hawaiian Food Festival April 12th...

Foodies and lovers of all things Hawaiian will rejoice as Don the Beachcomber hosts the county’s first "I Love Poke" food festival and competition on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. (16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach).The event will feature 15 chefs from across…


Added by OCfoodies on March 29, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The new "O Bar" is sexy!

Orange Hill Restaurant known for its amazing skyline view from Orange County to Catalina has remodeled their bar into a modern lounge area with a sleek and sophisticated look and feel. You will find plush lounge furniture, Murano orange chandeliers, warm fireplace, and a fantastic orange grand piano with live entertainment. The sexy new bar is dubbed the “O bar” and it also…


Added by OCfoodies on March 29, 2011 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

Celebrate Spring Offerings at RUSTICA...

As temperatures begin to rise and the days get longer with the arrival of spring, RUSTICA California Wine Bistro Executive Chef Renieri Caceres introduces a new lunch and dinner menu featuring an abundance of fresh, flavorful seasonal vegetables.

Among the many new dishes its new menus, the Fashion Island bistro will showcase spring vegetable ragout, homemade…


Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Sundried Tomato American Bistro in San Clemente Celebrates its Second Anniversary in Style

Sundried Tomato American Bistro and Café will celebrate the second anniversary of its San Clemente location on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4, 2011 and with a buy one entree, get one free special. 


Since the restaurant’s grand opening in April 2009, Sundried Tomato Café has been a local favorite for delicious food in a great environment. The restaurant features a large bar with four TVs and DirectTV that will please any sports fan and boasts an elegant dining room and a…


Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Andrei’s Restaurant in Irvine is offering plenty of goodies for foodies.

Everyone loves to eat, there is no questioning that. When you have 50% off on Mondays it just seems to taste better. Check out these promotions Andrei's is offering:


Happy Hour - Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm -7:00 pm

Chef’s Market 3 Course Prix Fixe - Tuesday – Saturday

$35 Per Person, $45 with Wine Pairing

½ Off Mondays - 50% off All Food after 5 pm

(Excluding Happy…


Added by OCfoodies on March 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar’s own William Lewis named “Sommelier of the Year”

Known for bringing a taste of the Wine Country to the heart of Orange C ounty, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar’s Managing Partner/Sommelier, William Lewis, has been named 2011 “Sommelier of the Year” by the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. This organization, formed in 1975 to improve the quality of the restaurant industry in this region, bestows awards…


Added by OCfoodies on March 22, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub to host Japan Fundrasier

In response to the devastating earthquake and tsu nami in Japan that swept away entire villages and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, Haven Gastropub will be hosting a fundraising event on Monday, March 28 from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.  During the day, Haven will be donating 100% of profits to a relief fund set up through Mercy Corps to help families affected by the…


Added by OCfoodies on March 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RA Sushi Presents Seventh Annual Nicky’s Week to beHeld May 29 through June 4

RA Sushi will host its seventh annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser Sunday, May 29 through Saturday, June 4 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the nation’s top children’s cancer research center. The Scottsdale-based restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission.

The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp…


Added by OCfoodies on March 22, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Capital Grille Announces Return of its Artist Series Wine Event

The Capital Grille, has announced the return of thei r annual Artist Series Wine Event:  a unique celebration of the worlds of fine art and winemaking, featuring an exclusive, limited allocation wine adorned with an original piece of artwork as its label.


Beginning on March 21, The Capital Grille offered an exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon during their second…


Added by OCfoodies on March 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila in Brea Downtown Celebrates Spring Break With a 50 percent Discount!

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila, the fresh innovative Latin restaurant located in Brea Downtown, is offering guests a 50 percent discount on all of their delicious entrees on March 21 to celebrate Spring Break. 

Guests need to present the savings certificate, which can be printed from Cha…


Added by OCfoodies on March 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Catch at Anaheim and D'Alfonso-Curran Winery have a Winemaker's Dinner that's a Home Run

It's always nice to go out for a fine dinner. It's even better when the restaurant has a decent wine list and you can order a bottle of wine with the dinner.  But the ideal is to have a glass of wine matched with each dinner course. Yesterday, this occurred in a big way, when we went to a Winemaker's Dinner at the Catch in Anaheim. Combining both dinner and wines, they succeeded in a big way showing the best that both restaurant and winery have to offer.  …


Added by Ed Simon on March 17, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

California Wine Festival Returns to Orange County | April 29-30

We are so thrilled the California Wine Festival will return to Orange County after a smashing first year sell-out, the California Wine Festival will return to Dana Point April 29-30. “We’re expecting another great Festival in Orange County this year,” Executive Director Don Fritzen said. “Orange County is ‘Wine Lover Country’ and we’re bringing back even more wineries…


Added by OCfoodies on March 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Chef John Cuevas comes to the crow bar and kitchen in Corona Del Mar

the crow bar & kitche n in Corona Del Mar has announced the arrival of James Beard nominated chef John Cuevas as its new Executive Chef.  Known for his flavorful and imaginative cooking, Cuevas brings a new spin to the addictive gastropub fare for which the crow bar & kitchen has become known.  Most recently serving as Executive Chef for Muse at Montage Beverly Hills,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on March 16, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

6ix Park Grill and Bar 8 offer free appetizer for March Madness

Hyatt Regency Irvine’s 6ix Park Grill and Bar 8…


Added by OCfoodies on March 16, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Orange County!

Beach Pit BBQ

Address:  We Have 6 locations: See website for locations

Website: www.beachpitbbq.com

Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sand Dollar Sandwich, Spare Rib or Chicken Drum Stick. Served with a drink and a side of French Fries. Come to any Beach Pit…


Added by OCfoodies on March 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Fashion Island has ann ounced that five casual restaurants will open or relocate to the Atrium Cafés this spring and summer.  The new eateries will include a flagship location for the popular Wahoo’s Fish Taco, which will become the company’s largest restaurant and feature a full bar.


The new Wahoo’s, which will occupy a 4,500 sq. ft. space with indoor and…


Added by OCfoodies on March 7, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

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