March 2012 Blog Posts (53)

OC is getting Sweet and Saucy...

Sweet and Saucy Shop, a favorite dessert shop of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes and Tori Spelling, will open its first Orange County location at Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast this summer. Sweet and Saucy Shop is known for its beautiful, modern-looking custom cakes and mini desserts for weddings, parties and other special…


Added by OCfoodies on March 30, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Easter Brunch at LUCCA's all about the brunch.

This Easter Sunday, LUCCA will feature it's fantastic brunch buffet and offer a special deal for children under 12 by allowing them to pay according to their age! The popular Easter brunch buffet, offered on Sunday, April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature a full buffet with a wide variety of options, including items from an egg and omelet station, featuring…


Added by OCfoodies on March 30, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Spikes Fish House to go!

Spike’s Fish House is now offering quality, fresh fish, grilled to order to homes and offices across the county with a variety of catering options for any size group or event, all offered at a reasonable price point. Both Spike’s locations now offer build-your-own-bowl Party Packs, capable of serving up to six guests with choice of fresh fresh, white or brown rice, seasonal…


Added by OCfoodies on March 30, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Mother’s Day at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood; Restaurant is Open For Lunch!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood will be open for lunch.  Enjoy Executive Chef, Derek McCarthy’s signature dinner menu classics perfectly portioned for lunch; entrees starting at $17.00.  

  • Maine Lobster Tacos served with House Made Fresh Tortillas and Grilled Sweet Corn Pico
  • Wild Pacific Salmon Crudo with Mediterranean…

Added by Lindsey Gubler on March 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nello Cucina "Springs" Forward With New Seasonal Menu

Nello Cucina, the critically acclaimed Italian trattoria at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa introduces its spring menu available now through May, announced Managing Partner Franco Vessia.   With all items priced well under $20, the new menu will offer lighter fare featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients.


Among the entrees are a calamari steak in a lemon butter caper sauce served over a bed of spaghetti aglio olio, marinated skirt steak on a bed of fresh mixed greens and a…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on March 28, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Acclaimed Chefs Join Forces For Hungry "Motel" Kids

Preparations are being made by more than two dozen local food and restaurant luminaries to prepare what might very well be the most important meal of their careers.  Skilled chefs, cooking personalities and beloved restaurateurs will converge at the Anaheim White House for a culinary fundraiser benefiting Orange County's motel children on Thursday, April 26.  The evening will kickoff at 7 p.m. in the restaurant's garden where guests will enjoy appetizers as they are being prepared by several…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on March 28, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Tamarind Of London Launches New Spring Menu

Tamarind of London, the popular new Indian restaurant in Newport Beach is introducing its spring menu, announced General Manager Maneesh Rawat.  He said that Executive Chef Shachi Mehra views the menu “as a living and ever-evolving centerpiece that has led to the restaurant’s meteoric success.”


Among the new main dishes are Home-Style Chicken Curry Jidori for…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on March 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

“A Taste of Greece" Returns to Orange County June 22-24

Orange County’s 34th annual “A Taste of Greece” festival will be held on June 22-24 at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church (4949 Alton Parkway, between Culver Drive and Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92604). More than 11,000 guests are expected to attend the three-day festival, which will feature traditional Greek cuisine, wine tasting, live music, authentic Greek dancing with lessons…


Added by OCfoodies on March 27, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Crossroads at House of Blues

Added by OCfoodies on March 26, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Chipotle Will Plant a Free Burrito in Your Lunch Bag to Celebrate Earth Day

This Earth Day, April 22, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will reward eco-friendly customers with a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos if they purchase a Chipotle-branded repurposed billboard bag from Chipotle’s online store,, between now and April 14. Chipotle will donate all of its proceeds from the sale of the bags to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

In keeping with Chipotle’s…


Added by OCfoodies on March 26, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Tree Top Shares Springtime Recipes

Easter provides the perfect opportunity to sprinkle a little creativity into traditional dishes. Tree Top’s innovative apple-twist on three Easter recipes is sure to impress your family and friends.

Tree Top’s apple juice and cider, made with 100 percent USA…


Added by OCfoodies on March 26, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

CLIF Builder’s Finds Protein Knowledge Lagging Behind Other Health and Fitness Topics

CLIF Builder’s revealed the results of a new survey today showing that most Americans are unsure of how much protein they need on a daily basis, even though they know other essential health and fitness facts like how much water to drink and how often they should exercise.

Just 35 percent of Americans understand their protein needs, according to a nationwide phone survey of 1,000 people ages 18 and over conducted recently…


Added by OCfoodies on March 26, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Public Invited to "Hop" On Over To Newport Dunes For Community Easter Fun April 7

With the City of Newport Beach’s official egg hunt canceled, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is stepping up its annual event with its most ambitious undertaking in decades.  The public is invited to the free egg hunt on Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m. Set against pristine views of the Back Bay, more than 8,000 eggs (many filled with candy, cash & prizes) will be hidden on the west beach.  The Easter Bunny will kick-off the hunt, which will be staggered into three age categories: 5 and under,…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on March 26, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Wine Lab Opens at The CAMP in Costa Mesa

The founders of Wine Lab in Newport Beach have announced the opening of its second wine and cheese bar and shop, Wine Lab at The CAMP, located in the restaurant and shopping destination at 2937 Bristol Street…

Added by OCfoodies on March 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Anaheim White House Hosts Culinary Fundraiser for Orange County's Motel Children

When              April 26, 2012

                        7 p.m.


Where                        Anaheim White House

                        887 South Anaheim Blvd.

                        Anaheim, CA 92801


Cost               $250 per person


RSVP              1(714) 772-1381



Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on March 22, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Every Celebration is Sweeter with Frostings!

Added by OCfoodies on March 21, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Lobster fest Kickoff Party at Back Bay Bistro

When:             Thursday March 22

Where:           1131 Back Bay Drive

                        Newport Beach, CA

Price:              $45 per person                    

Contact:          (949) 729-1144

                        Tickets available


Join us for a taste of the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach event with a special lobster tasting menu.




Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on March 21, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

"Lette to open first OC Shop at Fashion Island

Soon ‘lette will open its first Orange County macarons boutique at Fashion Island in late spring. Not to be confused with its American macaroons, traditional French macarons are double-sided almond meringue cookies filled with white chocolate ganache.

Unable to find authentic macarons of her native France here in Southern California, Paulette Koumetz, co-founder of…


Added by OCfoodies on March 20, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Presenting Two Prix Fixes and Continuing Aloha Hour at Roy's

With the launch of a new Spring Prix Fixe Menu, the return of guest-favorite, My Prix Fixe Mondays and the classic Aloha Hour options, Roy’s Restaurant offers an experience for every diner. 


Launching March 25, guests have the…


Added by OCfoodies on March 20, 2012 at 9:40pm — No Comments

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