As a whole, Southern California has a notorious reputation for embracing the destruction of our past. But while we should occasionally acknowledge and accept the scorn that oftentimes accompanies such demolition – the fact that the original Brown Derby in Los Angeles is now the home of a mundane strip mall immediately comes to mind – a lot of this structural ripping and…Continue
Added by Will Work for Food on April 28, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Orange County’s 33rd annual “A Taste of Greece” festival will be held on June 24, 25, and 26 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…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 27, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments
After claiming the coveted title of “Champion Chef of Orange County” at the February Orange County Sunday Night Chef Fight, Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales is ready for her first title defense against Chef Nicola Bellazzi at the next Orange County Sunday Night Chef Fight cooking competition, live Sunday May 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Standards of Excellence showroom in Huntington Beach.
Chef Smith-Rosales, chef/owner of the Nirvana Grille with locations in Laguna Beach and Mission…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 26, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
RUSTICA knows how to please Mom on her special day – whether she prefers a rich, homemade English pea ravioli; a decadent Nutella and banana-stuffed French toast; a comforting free-range herb-roasted half chicken with chanterelles and homemade herb pappardelle; or a luxurious, refreshing dungeness crab “Benny” with…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 26, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
With Red Robin’s new Customizer iPhone app, menu items and nutritional information that are at the top of consumers’ minds are now available in the palms of their hands. Red Robin just launched a mobile meal customizer and nutritional information iPhone app that allows iPhone users to choose a Red Robin menu item; add or remove ingredients; add sides, desserts and beverages; calculate the nutritional values; and save meal creations to refer to or edit again later. To download the free Red…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 22, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments
Though some might question whether jeggings or European-style swim trunks are hot or cheesy, there’s no question that the new Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich at Jack in the Box® restaurants is … both!
“This is a great addition to our popular line of Grilled Sandwiches.”
.Beginning Monday, April 25, Jack in the Box will expand its popular line of Grilled…
Added by OCfoodies on April 22, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
By now, we are all familiar with the concept of the gastropub; the white hot, super cool culinary milieu in which artisan drink and accessibly upscale cuisine conspire to blow the metaphorical doors off your taste buds as you hang in a lively if not raucous setting. It is a concept that first hit the OC scene with The Crow Bar in Corona Del Mar, and thankfully shows no signs of slowing down. This is fantastic news for those of us who care about food to the point of obsession, since the…Continue
Added by Rich Manning on April 19, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
In Hawaii, two of the favorite food categories are Poke and Plate Lunches. Over the years, I've hunted down a few providers of each here in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. I've even made my own poke a few times, buying the ingredients from my favorite Asian Market, Marukai. There was no better way to get my mouth salivating though then to attend the I Love Poke Festival April 12th in Huntington Beach. I was going to Hawaii------by…Continue
Added by Ed Simon on April 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Clancy’s Clubhouse offers up an energetic sports-themed eatery with a hometown feel that is ‘reimagining the classics.’ Clancy’s reintroduces the notion of everyday value, serving American comfort food and a wide selection of brews on tap. Menu items include signature entrees, steaks, fresh fish, hearty burgers, homemade chili and a variety of salads. At Clancy’s they like to say, “Start with a beer, stay for the food...”
Conveniently located one half block south of the…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
When: April 16th, Saturday from 11:30am to 2pm
What: Sample our new…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 15, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will host its 3rd Annual “Sunday in the Vineyard” fundraiser on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. featuring a wine tasting with more than 60 wines, many of which are considered unique and rare finds from boutique wineries spanning the globe. In addition, the event, which benefits the Marconi Foundation for Kids and the Child Guidance Center, will include a live cooking station with The Winery’s Executive Chef and Partner, Yvon Goetz, and live and…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 15, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments
The Balboa Bay Club & Resort will be hosting the glorious 8th annual celebration of fine wine & cuisine over Memorial Day weekend so save the date foodies.
This 8th annual weekend will include 8 events --- including a winemaker luncheon, evening events, seminars, brunch, afternoon barbeque, and of course The Grand…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
The Sunday champagne brunch is perhaps one of the most revered meals in which one can partake. After all, as the name suggests, it combines elements from two different meal periods, thus creating the ultimate culinary fusion. Plus, it is really the only time one can go into a dining venue and order a sumptuous adult libation without impunity. Of course, a crucial element to a memorable bunch is the location in which the meal is enjoyed. And there are certain venues in and around the OC…Continue
Added by Rich Manning on April 14, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments
A great night was had by all at the first annual I Love Poke Festival at Don The Beachcomber on April 12th.
It was a great opportunity for the local restaurants to showcase their talents and the OC Restaurant Association to be Judges Liasons.
We have attached some fun photos of the chefs and the event.
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Added by Gina Mims on April 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In this world of Food Network shows and ever-expanding culinary education, the army of serious foodies that has sprung forth within the past decade seems poised to take over a rather hefty section of the planet. However, as the old adage says, with great power comes great responsibility. And while we gastrobuffs tend to feel it is our outright duty to spread the word about a perfectly prepped foie gras or the latest seasonal menu from a white-hot chef, we have a much greater duty to make…Continue
Added by Rich Manning on April 14, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments
Both Morton's The Steakhouse in Anaheim and Santa Ana are offering a spectacular offer for wine aficionados. The Riedel Wine Glass Tasting allows guests the chance to sip from high quality, elegant stemware with the purpose of learning the difference a glass can make for each varietals. Chateau Ste Michelle wines will be served alongside Morton's signature hors d'oeuvres,…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Tax season is here, which means the dreaded day is looming. This year, the tax return deadline has been extended to Monday, April 18, adding stress to an already loathed day of the week. To give Orange County residents incentive for getting their taxes done early or providing a little relief for those who procrastinated, RA Sushi has created a “Manic Monday” special, extending its Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close at both Orange County locations on April 18.
Keeping a little money…
Added by OCfoodies on April 8, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments
To thank the company’s loyal customers, starting on Monday, April 11, participating Yogurtland stores will hand out a Fan Pass to customers. The Fan Passes can then be redeemed to enjoy 2 oz of free frozen yogurt each day from April 15 - 19. Customers who use the Fan Pass three times during this period will receive a special Yogurtland cooler as a gift. Yogurtland is also offering guests a special, limited time edition purple spoon during the anniversary celebration.…Continue
Added by OCfoodies on April 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments