April 2013 Blog Posts (98)

Up Next for The Golden Foodie Awards Chef Series: Chef David Suscavage of The House of Blues Anaheim

Chef David Suscavage is currently the Executive Chef of the House of Blues located in Anaheim California. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Food Service Management and Culinary Arts, Chef Suscavage honed his skills at several specialty restaurants that catered to sophisticated clientele before joining the House of Blues team. They include the Nassau…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Celebrate Mother's Day at True Food Kitchen with Plantable Gift Card Holders

Forget flowers this Mother's Day, give your mom a whole garden full of love with True Food Kitchen's adorable one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift: Plantable Gift Card Holders. The restaurant's gift certificates are enclosed in a gift card holder made of biodegradable "seed" paper which can be simply planted and will grow into a fresh basil plant in just weeks. The card itself…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Spices to Sweeten Up Your Mother's Day Gift at Savory Spice Shop

It is often said a mother’s love is the sweetest. This Mother’s Day, what better way to tell the special woman in your life how sweet she really is than with the Lovin’ Spoonful Sugar set from Savory Spice Shop located in Corona del Mar and Costa Mesa.

This set includes 4 sugars that will warm any mother’s heart. Whether it’s a spoonful of Vanilla Bean Sugar to sweeten…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

OceanViewBar & Grill at Hotel Laguna's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

OceanViewBar & Grill has reservations for Mother's Day Brunch Buffet! Savor our famous buffet with the best ocean view in Laguna Beach for $40, $18 for children! Reservations available from 9:30am - 4:00pm, indoor and outdoor dining!

Please call 949-494-1151 for reservations and for more details visit …


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Digs into SoCal Flavors with New Mexican-Inspired Dishes

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar already has a worldly inspired menu but their new additions are staying close to home with some SoCal Mexican-inspired dishes. The new items will be on the menu starting May 2nd and feature fresh twists on comforting classics. From Chicken Poblano to Carne Asada, the new items bring some SoCal flavor to the plate and pay tribute to the community…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CUCINA enoteca: Patz & Hall Wine Dinner

Orange County’s favorite modern Italian kitchen, CUCINA enoteca, teams up with one of California’s most celebrated wineries, Patz & Hall, for a decadent four-course dinner and wine pairing on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m.
 Executive Chef, Joe Magnanelli, takes an inventive approach with a number of California-inspired Italian classics prepared with locally…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SOL Cocina Celebrates Summer Seasonal Culinary Offerings

A lot of restaurants are taking full advantage of the wonderful fresh produce, herbs and fish that are now in season. It's a great way for a chef to showcase their talent and excite diners with beautiful colors and and array of flavors. SOL Cocina's Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has done just this and more as she introduces new items to her already celebrated menu of…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Menchie’s Unveils a New Featured Flavor that is Pop-arazzi Worthy

It's Movie Night at home- Redbox flick in one hand and frozen popcorn in the other! Frozen popcorn? Huh?! Well sort of...

Popcorn lovers, rejoice! Menchie’s, North America’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, has turned the beloved snack into a sweet frozen yogurt flavor. Menchie’s newest flavor, Pop-arazzi Popcorn, is sure to turn heads.

The exclusive…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

DOLE and BevMo! Team Up to Put a Fun Spin on Summer Entertaining: Frozen Fruit Cocktails

New DOLE Frozen Fruit Single-serve Cups has partnered with BevMo!, the west coast-based neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, to put a fun spin on home entertaining by creating refreshing summer cocktails that won’t get watered down in the sun. DOLE Frozen Fruit Single-serve Cups are the convenient and delicious way to enjoy strawberries, pineapple or blueberries wherever and whenever you want. On their own, the conveniently portioned individual cups are a delicious, healthy frozen treat…


Added by Lauren on April 30, 2013 at 12:13am — No Comments

Cinco de Mayo Seasonings at Savory Spice Shop

Do you want to add a little spice to your Cinco de Mayo...literally? Preservatives are no fun for your body, so this year, throw your Cinco de Mayo fiesta without them! Savory Spice Shop offers all natural spice blends for popular Mexican favorites like tacos and fajitas. Often, packaged seasonings commonly found at grocery stores contain silicon dioxides, MSG, fillers and…


Added by Lauren on April 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Taverna Blu Fantastic Greek Wines

Join Taverna Blu at the Irvine Spectrum for a Greek Wine Tasting event on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 3-5pm. The event will have limited tickets at $20 per person. 

What You Get

• 2 hours of Major Fun

• Wine Tastings and Delicious Taverna Faire (Tray Passed)

• Experts will educate and taste you on 4-6…


Added by Lauren on April 29, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival Set for May 16 to 19th

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate your culture or learn about a new one, the Fourth Annual Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is the way to do it! The festival will be held in Orange County Fair and Event Center on May 16 to 19, 2013. Visitors will experience a vast variety of mouthwatering foods, live performances of music and dance and stunning…


Added by Lauren on April 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

GUILT-FREE French With Brasserie Pascal’s Healthier Provence and Mediterranean Fare

It's almost summer so lets be realistic...your New Year's resolutions went out the window by January 14th and now it's beach body crunch-time! We want to meet our goals but there's no way we are going to give up good food. Come on, we're ARE OCFoodies! So instead of deprivation we search for lighter more healthy options that are loaded with flavor. 

With health and…


Added by Lauren on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mother's Day at The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

This Mother’s Day, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Executive Chef Yvon Goetz has created two Brunch menus to satisfy both adults and children! On Sunday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Winery is offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch for $34.95. To please his “little buddies,” Chef Goetz is offering a 2-course prix-fixe menu for $16.95. Full dinner menu will be…


Added by Lauren on April 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Five Days of Cinco Celebration @ Mi Casa!

Celebration at Mi Casa  

Friday, May 3 thru Tuesday, May 7th Mi Casa is…


Added by Nathalie Moore on April 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Margarita Month at Islands

As we roll into May we dream about icy cold Margaritas on the beach. Even though we can't just quit our daily lives and plonk ourselves on the sand, Island's is making our dream pretty close to our reality! Known for their signature surf-inspired burgers and their cool cocktails to match (and an Island paradise theme), Islands is honoring everyone’s favorite celebratory…


Added by Lauren on April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Orange is the color of the day as The Globe OC celebrates the Netherlands Queen's Day on April 30

Queen's Day, or Koninginnedag, is a…


Added by Ed Simon on April 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

LUCCA presents the "Mother" of all Brunches!

This Mother’s Day, LUCCA will feature “the Mother of all brunches” with an extravagant brunch buffet and with its usual special deal for children under 12 by allowing them to pay according to their age! The popular Mother’s Day brunch buffet, offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, will feature a full buffet with a wide variety of options, including items from…


Added by Lauren on April 25, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Lazy Dog Cafe in Irvine has good food for dogs and people too

S ome days you are out walking your people when the urge to eat a good meal strikes. We were walking in Irvine with my friend Tank, and decided we would take them to the …


Added by Ed Simon on April 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub Introduces Weekend Breakfast

There is nothing better then waking up late on the weekend and enjoying brunch food and drinks. Sure beats the Monday to Friday, coffee and bagel rut. Haven Gastropub Executive Chef Greg Daniels realized this and has added a new dining experience for his guests – breakfast. The Old Towne Orange restaurant now opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday to offer guests a…


Added by Lauren on April 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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