Featured Blog Posts – June 2013 Archive (86)

Catch a (Heat) Wave at Islands

It's about to get real HOT this summer! To celebrate their favorite season, Islands is preparing for an endless summer with a fresh new look and feel. From burgers that pack some heat to cooling and refreshing signature cocktails, Islands is the perfect place to unwind from a hard day of work, surf or play and enjoy the nostalgia of summertime.

Let your search for the…


Added by Lauren on June 28, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

118 Degrees Celebrates 7 RAWkin’ Years

Wow! Seven years later and the wonderful Chef Jenny Ross is still RAWkin' it! On Saturday, July 20thChef Jenny Ross will empower, enrich and nourish her Orange County clientele as she celebrates the 7-Year Anniversary of her flagship location at The CAMP in Costa Mesa. The celebration will feature a day-long series of events that will…


Added by Lauren on June 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Step Into Indian Cuisine at Tamarind of London

Indian Cuisine. You love it. You hate it. Or maybe you're scared of it. These conclusions are made assuming that your knowledge of Indian food goes beyond spicy curry and rice. You'd be surprised by the judgements made by people who haven't even tried it! Maybe the same people that lump Panda Express into authentic Chinese cuisine? Hmm? That said, we believe Indian food is…


Added by Lauren on June 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Lazy Dog Raises a Pint to 10 Years with a Firestone Collaboration & Throwback Dishes

We love this story about the origins of Lazy Dog Café name...One snowy afternoon, walking back into the lodge after a long morning on the slopes, Chris Simms noticed a dog lying by the toasty fireplace. Commenting to his buddies on how much he loved his time hanging out there, he told them he wished everyone could enjoy life as much as that “lazy dog" by the…


Added by Lauren on June 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tamarind of London Introduces New Summer Menu

You've got to admit, we're pretty darn lucky in Southern California when it comes to accesibility to the freshest seasonal produce avaliable. Tamarind of London, Southern California’s award-winning Indian restaurant, celebrates the return of summer with new menu items that shine the spotlight on the season’s fresh ingredients in a variety of new creations developed by…


Added by Lauren on June 26, 2013 at 6:58pm — No Comments

B. toffee + Whole Foods Market Newport Beach Partner for a Summer Ice Cream Social

There is something about a delicious ice cream sundae that people never seem to outgrow. B. toffee has taken that simple pleasure to a whole new level of wonderful and invited you to get a scoop of it! Orange County’s B. toffee will join forces with Whole Foods Market in Newport Beach to host their Summer Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 27th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The public…


Added by Lauren on June 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Domino's Launches New Ordering App for Windows Phone 8

If it doesn't have an app, it's not cool! Or at least it seems that way in our phone obsessed society. Domino's Pizza is not one to not jump on a trend as they just released the Domino's Pizza app for Windows Phone 8. This newest mobile offering gives Domino's an app presence on nearly 95 percent of the smartphones sold in the U.S., and offers a few features that are…


Added by Lauren on June 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Vegetables Become Star Of The Plate

As interest in locally grown produce and fresh ingredients rises across the country, a new star is making its way to the center of the plate—vegetables. In recent years, chefs and home cooks alike have taken notice of the rich vegetables that are locally available and the versatility they bring to a meal as the main dish.

“Diners have long been in the mind-set that…


Added by Lauren on June 25, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Mimi's Cafe Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebration of Bastille Day

One day. One heck of a celebration. Unreal (unless you're back in 1978) prices. On Sunday, July 14 only, Mimi’s will offer a Heritage Menu featuring several classic dishes available at their original 1978 pricing. Five of the classic tastes that have endured the test of time will be offered at the original 1978 price on Bastille Day, July 14.

  • Bowl of French Onion…

Added by Lauren on June 25, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

New Thursday Night Offerings and Medici Wine Dinners at TANGATA at Bowers Museum

Summer has arrived at Tangata! Situated in the mission style courtyard of the Bowers Museum, Tangata will be open 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thursday from July 11th through September 12th. Along with Bowers Museum’s new Thursday Nite Out summer evening hours, Tangata presents a summer menu of tapas and seasonal dinners, plus happy hour in the Bowers courtyard, and…


Added by Lauren on June 25, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Returns August 22-25

The third annual Los Angeles Food & Food Festival is back to impress on August 22-25, 2013. Set in the heart of the country’s premier cultural destination in Downtown Los Angeles, amid the majestic Walt Disney Concert Hall and boasting views of distinguished marquee landmarks including the Music Center and City Hall, the culinary world’s most storied luminaries…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Win a $25 Gift Card From Wahoo's!

When Wahoo’s asked loyal customers to name their new burrito containing Spicy-Chicken-Rice- and Mushroom they were looking something that would truly embody the flavors in a few words. Mission accomplished: Mark Bacani of Carson, Calif., came up with the SCReaMn Burrito! Your tastebuds can now …


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Lark Creek Newport Beach Opens Soon at Fashion Island

After a lot of waiting, construction and anticipation we are excited to see the opening of Lark Creek's July 2013 “summer harvest” opening at Fashion Island. Exclusive to Orange County, the restaurant will be helmed by Chef/Partner John Ledbetter, and will offer diners seasonal, coastal-inspired cuisine for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Designed by the nationally…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

No Fuss Summer Gourmet Meals - Simple With Milk

Californians are very savvy when it comes to gourmet cuisine. It seems nearly everyone is up to date on the latest TV chef challenge, the new "it" restaurants and even the freshest seasonal produce at the farmer's market. Cuisine has become the latest spectator sport, but actually cooking like a pro is an entirely different story. Many say they lack the time, equipment or…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Mama's on 39 will scoop up 5-cent, free Thrifty's ice cream June 25

Mama's on 39 will scoop up a single serving of Thrifty ice cream for 5 cents on Tuesday, June 25 - and patrons who donate $1 or more to the McKenna Claire Foundation will get that scoop for free.

The restaurant promotion is designed to celebrate summer and support the nonprofit foundation, whose mission is to cure pediatric brain cancer.

Mama's on 39 serves…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Seasons 52 Introduces New Summer Menu

Right on par with the first day of summer, Seasons 52 introduces its new seasonal menu featuring offerings perfect for warm weather, including heirloom tomatoes, basil, corn and watermelon. The new seasonal offerings, which include appetizers, entrees, side dishes and a signature Mini Indulgence, will be available through mid-September.

The Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Total Wine & More Hosts The First, National, Live-Via Webcast "Virtual Wine Tasting"

Get interactive with your favorite wine! Total Wine & More has modernized the way you get to know your wines in partnering with Caymus Vineyards (produced by Wagner Family of Wine) to launch the first in a series of exclusive live-via-webcast guided tastings held in its stores. Partnering with Caymus Vineyards’ owner and winemaker Chuck Wagner, Total Wine & More will…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

3Twenty Wine Lounge hosts Chef Joe's Pasta 'Pop Up'

Chef Joe Youkhan is teaming up with Edgar Poureshagh, 'Court of Masters' Sommelier and Owner of 3Twenty Wine Lounge to bring his rustic Italian fare to L.A.’s premier wine destination.

3Twenty Wine Lounge is located at 320 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. For one night only, this Monday,…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Surfas Culinary District Introducing Cooking Camps for Youth This Summer

Surfas Culinary District will be rolling out cooking camps for teens and children who have aspirations of becoming future chefs and pastry chefs. The establishment that has become known industry-wide as “chef’s paradise,” will open its Test Kitchen to youth with advanced cooking classes preparing dishes like Whole Roasted Chicken with Pistachio Pistou and Caramelized Onion…


Added by Lauren on June 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Cellar Pays Tribute to the Late James Gandolfini With Sopranos Sunday Dinner

The Cellar has long been regarded as a place where gangsters hung out during prohibition. No television show personified the mobster way of life better than The Sopranos. The untimely passing of James Gandolfini has left a hole in the hearts of many and with the help of The Cellar’s Executive Sous-Chef, Brandon Stein, the restaurant is hosting a four-course, traditional…


Added by Lauren on June 22, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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