April 2012 Blog Posts (39)

Tradition Goes On : ‘Pop-up’ Opens at Brasserie Pascal

On Tuesday, April 24, driven by popular demand, Chef Pascal Olhats will open his first ‘pop-up’ restaurant, “The Tradition Room,” at Brasserie Pascal in Fashion Island to “carry on the tradition” of his former fine dining establishment that closed Feb. 15 after 24 years of success. Inspired by his travels, Pascal remembers first visiting a ‘pop-up’ concept while in Paris. Set at…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 17, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

ALEGRIA EXPANDS POPULAR FRIDAY LUNCH BUFFET

Fridays in Long Beach taste much better now. Why? Alegria has announced that its enormously successful once-a-month lunch buffet will now be offered every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The all-you-can-eat, end-of-the-week special features such fare as Chicken Enchiladas con Mole, Jalapeño Rellenos, fresh fruit/salad bar and carving station alongside a number of rotating specialties expertly prepared by Executive Chef Walter Cotta. Cost is $15 per person.

Alegria is located at 115…

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Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on April 17, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Wine and Dine at the Beautiful O'neills

Added by OCfoodies on April 13, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Grilled Cheese Invitational is Back!

The 10th Anniversary of the Grilled Cheese Invitational is happening on April 28rd, 2012 and it is the biggest thing to happen to cheese since man first learned how to milk a cow!  For the 2012 event, we've relocated to the Rose Bowl to make the event easier to enjoy, with cooking demos from master chefs, live bands, costumes, poetry, yelling and more!

The Grilled Cheese…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 13, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Tamarind Of London Launches Lunch/Brunch Fridays-Sundays Starting April 13

Tamarind of London, the popular Indian restaurant that burst onto the Southern California dining scene late last year will open for lunch Fridays – Sundays beginning Friday, April 13.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. lasting until 2:30 p.m., followed by Happy Hour from 2:30-5 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m - close. 

Executive Chef Shachi Mehra has crafted a unique and flavorful brunch menu including Baked Eggs with Kidney beans spiced with garlic and Kashmiri red chili; Keema Baked Eggs with…

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Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on April 11, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

In the spirit of springtime renewal, The Capital Grille is offering a new Spring “Plates” lunch menu.

The new menu, features three new selections that are perfect for the season: Asparagus Soup, Shrimp and Piquillo Peppers with Crisp Bomba Rice and Grilled Spring Vegetables. As always, guests of The Capital Grille can customize their lunch, choosing from nine “plates” offerings – soup or salad, sandwich and a side – all for $16 at our Los Angeles location, or $18 at our…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 10, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments

FIG & OLIVE to open in Fashion Island

FIG & OLIVE and the Irvine Company announced a lease agreement that brings FIG & OLIVE to Fashion Island. With restaurants in New York and West Hollywood, FIG & OLIVE’s presence in Orange County will be exclusive to Fashion Island.

“FIG & OLIVE’s crisp and unique menu and ambiance will continue to transform Fashion Island as a premier destination for…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 10, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

Free Single Serving of New Shanghai Angus Steak Entrée at Panda Express!

Panda Express, is offering everyone a delicious return on Tax Day, April 17. The company will give a free single serving of its newest premium entrée, Shanghai Angus Steak, at all participating locations.



Shanghai Angus Steak brings Asian steakhouse quality to Panda Express. Thick cut slices of Angus top sirloin are marinated in Asian seasonings and wok-seared to…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop opens in Costa Mesa

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Los Angeles’ gourmet salad eatery serving their famous custom-made premium salads, wraps, and sandwiches with locations in Beverly Hills and Century City, announces the official opening of its third location in Costa Mesa on April 30, 2012. Named one of the city’s best new restaurants by Los Angeles magazine in 2009 and helmed by Owner and…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 9, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Z’TEJAS RELEASES NEW SPRING MENU! New Lunch, Dinner & Drink Items Mark Their Debut

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is introducing its new spring menu, announced Executive Chef Daniel Stevens.  Lunchtime items include cilantro pesto chicken breast coated with pumpkin seeds, layered with sweet potato hash, spinach, artichokes and mushrooms and served with roasted poblano sauce for $12.25; and Grown Up Grilled Cheese, fresh brioche layered with Asadero and Parmesan cheeses and served with choice of cup of soup or side salad for $12.95.

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Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on April 9, 2012 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Toyota Grand Prix Food Truck Race

The Toyota Grand Prix will return to Long Beach onFriday, April 13 – April 15 for the 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  More than 20 ofSouthern California's most notable and delicious gourmet food trucks will race to the curb serving race fans and foodies alike a variety of innovative, authentic and exotic…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 6, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

P.F. Chang's offering a 15% discount on April 17th

In celebration of the end of tax season and the extension of Tax Day to April 17, P.F. Chang’s will reward guests nationwide with a 15 percent discount on April 17. The special one-day deal encourages P.F. Chang’s diners across the country to celebrate the end of tax season with extra savings.



“We recognize the pressure of filing taxes and want to help our…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 6, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Hidden Valley Ranch Introduces "The New Ketchup"

Somewhere, a plate of French fries is smiling today. The makers of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing have introduced "The New Ketchup" – Hidden Valley® for Everything Topping & Dip. The new product keeps the same taste as the traditional salad dressing, but has a creamier, thicker texture that is ideal for use on a wide variety of foods and snacks – from burgers and fries to…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Fifth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Returns April 12-15, 2012 with Four Days of Culinary & Wine Excellence

With the gorgeous weather we have been having in Southern California it's time for a weekend road trip up the coast to enjoy food, wine, friends and picturesque views as the Pebble Beach Food & Wine celebrates its fifth season as one of the country’s premier celebrations of wine and culinary excellence from April 12-15, 2012. The four-day program is filled with…

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Added by Lauren on April 4, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Nekter Juice Bar Welcomes Three New Locations Opening May

The Nekter Juice Bar philosophy of all natural products, pressed green juice blends, raw vegan smoothies, specialty concoctions and cleanses that fuse health and taste will soon be available in six locations across Southern California. With stores successfully open in Costa Mesa, Corona del Mar, and Long Beach, Nekter Juice Bar will soon welcome three new Orange County, California locations in Dana Point, Anaheim Hills and Newport Beach, all set to open in early May, 2012.



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Added by OCfoodies on April 3, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments

“Fiesta Fundraiser Night” at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar in Costa Mesa for April 4, 2012

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar at 296 E. 17th Street , is having a “Fiesta Fundraiser” event to benefit The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) on Wednesday April 4, 2012 from 5pm-10pm.

During the hours of the “Fiesta Fundraiser” event, guests who mention The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and show the flyer to their server will have 15% of the total bill (pre-tax) be donated directly to charity. For more information and copies of the flyer visit the EVENTS page on…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 3, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

RA Sushi Offers “Tax Day Tuesday” Special to Help Orange County Residents Cope with Tax Day

The dreaded tax day is almost here! This year, the tax return deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 17, and RA Sushi is offering a reward for those who got their taxes done early or a little relief for the procrastinators. RA Sushi has created a “Tax Day Tuesday” special, extending its Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close at the Huntington Beach and Tustin locations on April 17.

Keeping a little money in their pockets, on Tax Day Tuesday guests can choose from more than 35 sushi,…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 3, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

It's Dock & Dine Season...let's celebrate!

This could be our new favorite season and maybe even more fun than the Holiday season! Celebrating its third year season in Orange County, SOL is bring back the “Dock & Dine Season” in Newport Beach! These spring and summer months will focus on delivering unforgettable Mexican menus to guests docked at their Balboa Marina location. “Dock & Dine,” full-service dockside…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 2, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

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