Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (91)

Smashburger's Ernie Sandoval and actor James Cosmo swap stories on Aliso Viejo visit

Winter has come to HBO with “Seven kingdoms united in fear of Tywin Lannister”. In the meantime, things in Orange County are heating up. Smashburger announced yesterday, March 28, 2013 that this past weekend, while in town for the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, actor James Cosmo stopped for a bite to eat at local eatery Smashburger in Aliso Viejo. Smashburger Orange County owner Ernie Sandoval has had the pleasure of knowing James for quite a while…

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Added by Ed Simon on March 30, 2013 at 1:15am — No Comments

The Beachcomber Café Launches Weekly Beer Specials, Highlighting Local Craft Brews

The Beachcomber Café offers a beautiful ocean view to go along with their new weekly Craft Beer specials, with a focus on innovation and style of local breweries. The 12 oz craft beer offering is geared toward both craft beer lovers and novices who want to explore a variety of crafted beers that are produced by small, local craft brewers. With each craft beer selection,…

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Added by Lauren on March 28, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

TAPS Brew Fest Features 26 Breweries & Street Food

Craft beers and independent breweries are all the rage right now and with good reason. Craft beers offer a range of quality, diversity and passion that can easily get lost in large brewery production. TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Downtown Brea recognizes the allure of a good craft beer and will present their First Annual Craft Brew Festival with an impressive…

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Added by Lauren on March 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Chef Cathy Pavlos' New Dining Concept Coming to Newport Beach

We love the wonderful dishes and fun atmosphere Chef Cathy Pavlos has created and maintained at LUCCA so we couldn't be happier to see that she has announced that Provenance, a new dining concept promising to deliver elements of California’s wine country, is scheduled to open in Newport Beach’s Eastbluff Village Center this fall.

The new restaurant will feature a menu…

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Added by Lauren on March 27, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

SOL Cocina Celebrates Seasonal Changes with New Culinary Offerings

With spring here and summer just around the corner, many restaurants are incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients and produce to create new menus. SOL Cocina Executive Chef Deborah Schneider introduces new items to her already celebrated menu of authentic Coastal Mexican cuisine with a fresh modern interpretation. With additions to her lunch, dinner, dessert and brunch menus,…

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Added by Lauren on March 27, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Fleming's Has Helped the U.S. Wine Consumption Outpace Both France and Italy

We can really appreciate a good glass of wine. It doesn't have to be the most expensive bottle or from the finest region but rather we look for something that is bold, multi dimensional and will pair with a nice dinner. Those are our preferences but each person has an individual taste...red, white, sparkling, bitter, sweet, spicy...the options are endless. Fleming's Prime…

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Added by Lauren on March 27, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Greenleaf's Fourth Location Sprouts Up at Costa Mesa's SoCo Collection

If you're looking for fresh flavor, seasonal ingredients, customizable options and great prices look no further then Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. With one location already thriving in Orange County we are excited to see another one opening up in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Collection in June 2013. Designed by SF Jones Architects, the SoCo location will feature a wine and beer…

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Added by Lauren on March 26, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Spring has Sprung at Surfas’ Culinary District With April Cooking Demos

Before you fire up that grill for a summer BBQ or figure out what to do with that fresh Farmer's Market produce look to get some tips from the pros. Surfas Culinary District will host three FREE cooking demonstrations open to the public as well as its first ever hands-on cooking classes during the month of April. Guests will be introduced to new…

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Added by Lauren on March 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dungeness Crab Season Arrives at King’s Fish House Plus a Bonus Recipe

One of our favorite seasons has arrived...and it's not Spring. It's a season when we can enjoy an abundance of slightly sweet and delicate flavored Dungeness Crab. Making it easy, King’s Fish House now invites crustacean aficionados to take advantage of its live Wild Oregon Dungeness Crab selection during Dungeness Crab season now through the end of June, based…

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Added by Lauren on March 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pinkberrygreek Brings Fresh, Not Frozen Options to Pinkberry Stores Nationwide

The high protein content and rich creamy texture of greek yogurt have Americans hooked. Just look at the yogurt section at the grocery store. Pretty much every big name yogurt manufacturer now has a Greek version. So it's no surprise that Pinkberry will be introducing Pinkberrygreek, a fresh, not frozen, all-natural Greek yogurt. Pinkberrygreek is currently rolling out in…

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Added by Lauren on March 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Red Lobster Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Lobsterfest

The 30th anniversary of Lobsterfest is in full swing and guests can visit their local Red Lobster now through April 14 to celebrate their love of lobster. This year Red Lobster is offering a wide variety of lobster dishes that guests can't experience anywhere else. And, for a limited time, when guests purchase one Lobsterfest entree they will receive half off of a second…

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Added by Lauren on March 25, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Pizza Hut Unveils $7.99 "Hut Lovers Deal" To Make It Great For Basketball Fans

The early rounds of the 2013 college basketball tournament are in the books, and while not all of the No. 1 seeds are advancing, Pizza Hut is still giving back to its fans with an unbelievable deal. Now through April 6, 2013, Pizza Hut customers can enjoy the Hut Lovers Deal: that's any large two-topping pizza for just $7.99, or for just $2 more they can receive it any way…

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Added by Lauren on March 25, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Take a Fresh Look at Frozen Food Habits

When it comes to frozen, ready-made meals, some of us are keeping secrets! According to a new survey by Nestle USA, 25 percent of Americans confess to having passed off frozen meals as their own culinary creation. Another 14 percent admit to having "accidentally" taken a co-worker's frozen meal in the workplace. Oopsies! 

Nestle uncovered some unexpected insights,…

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Added by Lauren on March 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Easter Time Egg Safety

The egg has been associated with festivals celebrating spring for many centuries. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to the 13th century or earlier. Eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, and there are rituals in many countries involving painting and decorating them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, and then…

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Added by Lauren on March 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Give Blood, Get a Dozen FREE Bagels at Bagels & Brew

Blood for bagels and a good cause? Where do we sign up? Bagels & Brew will host American Red Cross Blood Drives on Thursday, March 28, at its Lake Forest location from 8:30am to 2:30pm and Wednesday, April 3, at Mission Viejo from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Bagels & Brew will be offering a dozen free bagels to each donor. Donors can visit a Red Cross donation bus stationed…

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Added by Lauren on March 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tabu Grill's New $25 Four-Course Tasting Menu

Tabu Grill is offering a $25 four-course tasting menu that is available Sunday - Wednesday.

Each week the chef team of Moriah Robison and Rayne Frey create a mouth watering menu featuring four distinct courses fit for foodies. 

In addition guests may add an optional wine pairing for $10.



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Added by Lauren on March 22, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Sapphire Laguna Hosts Easter Sunday Brunch

Sapphire Laguna is offering an unforgettable Easter brunch prepared by Chef Azmin Ghahreman on Sunday, March 31. Sapphire’s Easter menu will feature a delectable three-course meal offering a variety of brunch favorites infused with Sapphire’s signature international flair.

Brunch will be served on Sunday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for $45 per person.…

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Added by Lauren on March 22, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Tamarind of London's Easter Brunch Menu

Tamarind of London - Easter Brunch Menu

Starters

Mango Salad $9

With…

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Added by Lauren on March 22, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Sip Yourself Skinny With New "Guiltless Summer” Cocktails at Brasserie Pascal

Nothing says summer better then ice cold cocktails, warm weather and bikinis. So we are ecstatic about Brasserie Pascal's new skinny cocktail menu which allows us to enjoy a lovely refreshing cocktail and show off our bikini bodies at the beach.

Brasserie Pascal, 2012 Golden Foodie Award Winner for Best Happy Hour in Orange County, is now offering low-calorie…

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Added by Lauren on March 21, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Regal Entertainment Group Adds Healthy Menu Options with GoPicnic Meals

Not everyone wants to sabotage their waistline when they go to the movies. A large popcorn, a Coke and Milk Duds can soon add up to more than a days worth of calories! Yikes! Regal Entertainment Group is now offering movie goers some healthier gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Four healthy ready-to-eat meals from GoPicnic Brands will be available in more…

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Added by Lauren on March 21, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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