April 2010 Blog Posts (22)


The 6th annual Taste of Ladera runs May 1-2 at Founders Park with a number of exciting activities and major entertainment lined up for the entire weekend. Produced by Event Complete, the daytime community event helps support a number of nonprofits throughout Orange County by providing a venue to promote…


Added by OCfoodies on April 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Taste of the Nation was a Blast

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored and served at the Taste of the Nation at the Island Hotel. What a beautiful event for a great cause. Hope to see everyone there again next year.

Here are some fun photos of the event.

Added by Gina Mims on April 30, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

Haven Gastropub is introducing a limited release beer....

It's Monday, but take "Solace" in knowing that there's a mid-week break waiting for you at Haven Gastropub. Join us Weds, April 28 from 4 - 6 p.m. as we introduce the addition of Firestone Walker's new Solace, an unfiltered wheat ale that has a lot in common with a Saison or Farmhouse Ale.

A special limited release, an ode to warmer weather in the northern hemisphere. A hint of citrus fruit and clove aroma are followed by tangy dry malt flavor and a silky finish making it an…


Added by OCfoodies on April 26, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

A Slow Food Experience - Francoli Gourmet

Original post with photos can be found at my blog: iheartoldtowneorange.com…


Added by Kelly Borgen on April 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

King's Fish House Lobster Fest

In late April and early May, North Atlantic waters warm and Maine hard-shell lobster…


Added by OCfoodies on April 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila to Host First Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila will be hosting its inaugural Cinco de Mayo celebration May 5th beginning at 11:30am. The all-day celebration will feature food and drink specials, and live Latin entertainment including flamenco, and mariachis. Guests will also be treated to hourly giveaways throughout the day.

“We are all naturally very excited about our first-ever Cinco de Mayo.” Said co-owner and GM Don Myers. “We went all out for this special day of celebration, and you…

Added by OCfoodies on April 21, 2010 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment


Executive Chef Deborah Schneider previews her first SOL-inspired cookbook, Amor y Tacos (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) on Thursday, April 29 at SOL Cocina. In…


Added by OCfoodies on April 21, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

The Cheesecake Factory Kicks off Spring Celebrations with a Hamburger Challenge and Complimentary Desserts

Six New Glamburgers Are on the Menu, and Yours Could Be Next!

Spring is here, and summer is around the corner! It’s time to dust off your backyard grill, and soak in the season’s endless celebrations. America’s favorite upscale casual restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, invites guests to celebrate the season by enjoying new menu selections including unique Glamburgers, as well as the opportunity to create the next Glamburger to be featured…


Added by OCfoodies on April 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Kids Restaurant Week is Coming - June 27th - July 3rd

Know a restaurant that would be a good fit for Kids Restaurant Week? Sign ups are Now Open!!!

Have Kids? - Be sure to save the date and join in the festivities. Fabulous Family Fun Dining throughout Orange County. Plus their is a launch event at the District in Tustin on Saturday June 26th from 12 - 4pm.…


Added by Gina Mims on April 21, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

almond toffee crunch!!!

Wow !! I can't wait to try it.

Added by constance fleming on April 19, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Today Only - Save 15% on April 15th at JT Schmids

JT Schmid's Tax Break Today! No paperwork to sign... just come in April 15th and Save 15% on EVERYTHING Food, Drinks, Merchandise, Even Gift Card Purchases. Good at Anaheim or Tustin locations (not valid for happy hour or private events

Added by Gina Mims on April 15, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Want VIP Tickets to the California Wine Festival? We have a pair!

This Friday OCfoodies is giving 1 very lucky foodie a pair of VIP Gold Passes to the California Wine Festival!…


Added by OCfoodies on April 14, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Friday is Free “Fryday” at Jack in the Box

The taxman may cometh on April 15th, but Jack in the Box® restaurants will giveth on April 16th by offering guests a free small order of the chain’s new French fries on that day. No purchase is necessary, and the giveaway is limited to one order per guest for the day.

“We want guests to try our delicious new French fries, so what better way to do that than to give them away … free”…


Added by OCfoodies on April 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Introduces Ginger Splash

Just in time for spring and summer, Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails introduces its newest flavor, Ginger Splash. Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails ® (JDCC) is the line of refreshing ready-to-drink malt beverages from Jack Daniel's suitable for a wide variety of occasions. Ginger Splash is expected to be available on shelves nationwide beginning in March 2010.

“The light, refreshing taste of Ginger Splash is an excellent choice for…


Added by OCfoodies on April 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coca-Cola Dives into New Social Media Campaign During Earth Month

Coca-Cola North America wants everyone to join “fins” in a new Facebook campaign to raise awareness of Earth Month and help support Ocean Conservancy, the nation’s oldest and largest marine conservation organization. Through a new Facebook application, users can “oceanize” themselves into a playful underwater photo. For every person who dives into this new app, Coca-Cola will donate $1, up to a total of $200,000, to support Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris program identifying…


Added by OCfoodies on April 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Toffee Almond Crunch...Oh My

Through May 1, It’s A Grind is offering a new seasonal drink: The Toffee Almond Crunch, served hot…


Added by OCfoodies on April 10, 2010 at 6:32pm — 21 Comments

LUCCA Hosts Lunchtime Fundraiser for Friends for Pets

Guests may meet puppy in need of a loving home and help raise funds for her surgery

As part of an ongoing effort to help animals in need, on Wednesday, April 21st from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. LUCCA is sponsoring a lunchtime fundraiser for a puppy named Madeline, who will be at the event. LUCCA will donate 100% of the…


Added by OCfoodies on April 9, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Taste of the Nation April 23rd

Join us on Friday, April 23, 2010 for Taste of the Nation Orange County!

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Join us at the Island Hotel on April 23 for Orange County’s premier culinary event - Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, The Garden of Everything Good. Savor the finest food, spirits and wine with the OC’s

hottest chefs and…


Added by Gina Mims on April 7, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

America's Next Great Restaurants Tryouts this Monday in LA


Come and pitch your idea NO MATTER HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE PLANNING YOU'VE DONE!! If you have an idea, the start of a vision, come down and tell us about it. You never know what the investors will respond


To see videos and more photo from the tour, visit:…


Added by Gina Mims on April 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

2 New restaurants coming!

Chronic Tacos, a Newport Beach favorite since 2002, is opening at Westcliff Plaza in Newport Beach this summer. The casual restaurant offers fresh, made-to-order Mexican food from authentic, third generation recipes.

Chronic Tacos prides itself on its menu of custom made tacos with the option of flour or corn tortillas, and a selection of meats or fish, veggies and salsa. The menu also features burritos, tostadas, taquitos, enchiladas and other items, along with salsa made…


Added by OCfoodies on April 1, 2010 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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