May 2013 Blog Posts (93)

So Much Flavor in Every Bite of Chili's Freshly-Baked Flatbreads

Why stop with a good thing...First came pizzas, now Chili's Grill & Bar is embarking upon a new addition to the menu – flatbreads. Available in participating restaurants nationwide, Chili's is enticing guests' taste buds with three flavors inspired by the Southwest.

In true Chili's style, the Margherita, Chipotle Chicken and California Grilled Chicken Flatbreads…


Added by Lauren on May 22, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

PREGO Presents 5-Course Wine Dinner with Sonoma Cutrer

Prego Ristorante presents its final spring wine dinner featuring the wines of Brown-Foreman featuring Sonoma Cutrer on Friday, June 7th at 7 p.m. Italian-born Executive Chef Ugo Allesina will present a 5-course Italian menu featuring a shrimp, scallop and calamari starter; baked ziti with prosciutto; and pork loin. The dinner, priced at $64.95 per guest (excluding tax &…


Added by Lauren on May 21, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Din Tai Fung Comes to South Coast Plaza

OC is a culturally diverse county and our cuisine is a direct reflection of that. Adding to the international mix, South Coast Plaza will welcome one of Taiwan’s most celebrated restaurants, Din Tai Fung. The restaurant will join the 250 store, boutique and restaurant collection in 2014. Din Tai Fung, famous for its delicately steamed dumplings, was founded in 1958 in Taiwan,…


Added by Lauren on May 21, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

A great night in Downtown Disney!

I recently went to Downtown Disney with my family.  My wife and I wanted a little something better than the normal offering and wanted to be able to bring the kids. We hadn't been to Downtown Disney since 2007 and never tried Catal. Boy, this place was excellent!  I am a bit of a wine snob so when I arrived on the second floor and saw all of the Wine Spectator awards, I knew I was in for a pleasant night.

The menu states Mediterranean food and has a very good assortment of Spanish…


Added by Eroc on May 21, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Brunos Trattoria Debuts New Early Summer Seasonal Dishes

A new season, a new menu...just the way we like it! As the weather begins to heat up, Brunos Trattoria is embracing the season with traditional Italian dishes that are highlighted by fresh seasonal ingredients like squash blossoms, blood oranges, Bloomsdale spinach, artichokes and Galia melons. These ingredients, like all other Brunos Trattoria dishes, are prepared in a…


Added by Lauren on May 21, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Carl’s Jr. Vanquishes Hunger with Epic New Super Bacon Cheeseburger

Superman is the ultimate Man of Steel so it would be fitting to have a meal to match. Carl’s Jr. presents a super burger for super fans. Boasting six slices of bacon, the new Super Bacon Cheeseburger is available now at all Hardee’s restaurants and debuts tomorrow at Carl’s Jr. locations. The newest premium burger offering from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is part of the…


Added by Lauren on May 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

National Salad Month On 17th Street!

Did you know May is National Salad Month? We all get so caught up with Mother's Day, Memorial Day and Cinco de Mayo that we tend to forget about the leafy green "holiday". Most restaurants have a version or two on the menu but if you want to find a one street salad destination we recommend checking out Costa Mesa’s 17th Street. Happy salad hopping!



Added by Lauren on May 21, 2013 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

L.A. Creamery Artisan Ice Cream Launches New Web Site Featuring Nationwide Shipping

Have you ever had a craving for some Salted Carmel Ice Cream only to find the freezer empty? We're not saying this happens often (wink wink) but if it did, we would think ice cream delivery to be pure genius! That said, L.A. Creamery has just unveiled a redesigned web site. Adam Fleischman, the Founder/CEO of Umami Restaurant Group, the company behind Umami Burger,…


Added by Lauren on May 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Spirits Outpacing Wine and Beer to Break 200 Million Cases

What are you drinking...spirits, wine or beer? If you answered spirits, you're in good company! The spirits industry hit a milestone and exceeded 200 million cases in 2012 and is positioned for ongoing growth in 2013. According to the first of three Trends in Adult Beverage (TAB) reports, the just-released …


Added by Lauren on May 20, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments

BURGER KING Introduces Regionally Inspired Summer BBQ Menu

Just in time for summer, BURGER KING is firing up the grill and celebrating the season with the return of its delicious summer BBQ menu. Burger King will feature a line-up of thirteen mouth-watering menu items, featuring a combination of both new flavors and the return of a few fan favorites. The summer menu is inspired by the places and flavors that have made BBQ a way of…


Added by Lauren on May 20, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Spend an Evening Online Cooking and Interacting with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

Host of Food Network's top rated shows, "Restaurant: Impossible" and "Dinner: Impossible", chef Robert Irvine is inviting families across the country to join him in a unique dining experience from the comfort of their own home. During the interactive show, Irvine and attendees will spend the first 30 minutes of the 50 minute event cooking a dinner together using a list of…


Added by Lauren on May 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Experience To Mark Its Coming Of Age

Got plans for Memorial Day Weekend? If not, head south for a four day wine and food par-tay down in New Orleans! Twenty-one years ago a small group of forward-thinking wine lovers sat around a table concocting an event that today is considered one of the top wine events in the country. The 21st anniversary of the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience—May 22 – 25, 2013—…


Added by Lauren on May 20, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Father's Day Grilling Spice Sets at Savory Spice Shop

Beautiful Southern California summers call for backyard barbecues and lots of grilling. This Father’s Day give Dad, aka “The Grill Master,” a BBQ spice set to take his sizzling steaks to the next level. From poultry and fish to juicy chops and steaks, Savory Spice Shop offers the perfect herbs and spices to bring out the flavor in any grill favorite. With more than 400 spice…


Added by Lauren on May 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner at Savannah Chop House

Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner featuring Cakebread Cellar’s high-quality wines at Savannah Chop House on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm. The wine dinner takes a wonderful experience with food and makes it even better with wine! 

The Four Course Wine Dinner Includes:…


Added by Lauren on May 17, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Catal's NEW Grill Menu & More

Added by Lauren on May 17, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Celebrate Extended Hours with a Free Single Serving of Orange Chicken at Panda Express

Longer days, more sunshine and warm evening nights...we love it! Beginning May 20, summer hours are back at Panda Express, the world leader in Asian dining experiences. To celebrate the extended evening hours, participating Panda Express street locations are offering a free single serving of Orange Chicken on May 31 and June 21, the Summer Solstice, from 9 p.m. to close. The…


Added by Lauren on May 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chipotle to Launch ‘Sofritas’ in All Southern California Restaurants

If you're a vegetarian or just like to enjoy meat-free options from time to time, you're in for a mexi-treat as Chipotle launches a new veggie option! After testing a new vegetarian menu item called “Sofritas” in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants, then expanding into all Northern California locations, Chipotle Mexican Grill will launch Sofritas throughout Southern…


Added by Lauren on May 16, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

“Next Generation Salad Bar” Coming to Costa Mesa This Summer

Summertime temperatures make us crave lighter and fresher foods; salads, smoothies, fresh fruit all become more appealing to beat the heat. Just in time for the seasonal change this year, Salata, The Next Generation Salad Bar which specializes in fresh, tossed-to-order salads and salad wraps, will open up in Santa Ana's Hutton Center.

"Our first location in the City…


Added by Lauren on May 16, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments's Mobile App Connects Foodies with Great Restaurants and Chefs

There are a ton of apps out there today. How do you find the best? How do you narrow down the options so you only chose ones that you'll actually use? We don't have the answers for you...sorry! But here's another one to check out. has launched their mobile app and smart restaurant reservations system. The DinnerWire for Foodies app is now available for diners…


Added by Lauren on May 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Check, Please! Diners Weigh In on Waitstaff in Honor of National Waitstaff Day

We all love to dine out and enjoy a great meal, but how much does the service you receive effect the way your food tastes? revealed how service impacts dining experiences, just in time for National Waitstaff Day on May 21, 2013. A recent survey by the company found waitstaff, good or bad, can truly make or break a dining experience. In fact, nearly all…


Added by Lauren on May 16, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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