Featured Blog Posts – July 2010 Archive (13)

Wine all you want at Prego!

Added by OCfoodies on July 30, 2010 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Triple D in the OC

This past Monday, the popular Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" finally made its way into Orange County with its feature on Paul's Coffee Shop in Fountain Valley. Having eaten there a couple of times, I have to say that the tiny joint is a most worthy venue to break through such a barrier. The food is as good as it looked in the episode (I simply adore their corned beef), and their commitment to honoring the local military in pretty much everything they do is nothing short of… Continue

Added by Rich Manning on July 29, 2010 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Burger Lovers unite The Counter is opening in Newport on Monday!!

The highly anticipated opening of The Counter Custom Built Burgers' second Orange County location is here! The Counter Newport Beach will officially open on Monday, July 19.

To kick off the opening, The Counter in Newport Beach will host a pre-opening charity event to benefit the Orange County Chapter of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TSA) on Saturday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (lunch) and 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (dinner). 100% of the proceeds…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 15, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

VIP DINNER FOR SYMPHONY ON BIRCH STREET

Enjoy the summer nights with festive music, savory food, and sultry wine at Symphony on Birch Street, this month in Brea Downtown. The restaurants located on Birch Street have teamed up with Brea Downtown restaurants for this free summer family event. Participating restaurants such as Cha Cha’s, Entourage, The Melting Pot and Sam’s Place, will offer three courses of savory cuisine, wine, and VIP section tickets to view performances by The Orange County Symphony. The…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 14, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Seasons 52 will be arriving at South Coast Plaza on August 30th

Coming to South Coast Plaza on Monday, August 30 is Seasons 52, a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant, serving seasonally inspired food for lunch and dinner. It will be the first of the Seasons 52 collection in Cali

fornia and the first one west of the Mississippi. The concept capitalizes on growing consumer interest in fresher seasonal foods that complement the California lifestyle – right in Orange County’s…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

12 To DIE For Desserts in Orange County...

The Catch, Anaheim

Hot Chocolate - A play-on-words…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Kitchen & Bar Excited to Unveil Knockers and Knobs in San Clemente

A new local bar and kitchen, The Next Door, is currently in the middle of build-out and slated to open in late July 2010. Located at 647 Camino de los Mares (next door to The Melting Pot), The Next Door will boast a wide selection of comfort food and a diverse selection of craft beers in a relaxed and modern pub setting. The Next Door is locally owned and operated by the mother and daughter team of Mira Selbo and Dana Robertson, who entered the dining arena eight years ago with The… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on July 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

True Food Kitchen opening August 2nd

True Food Kitchen, the highly-anticipated new restaurant developed by Fox Restaura nt Concepts and best-selling healthy-living author Dr. Andrew Weil, will open at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif. on Monday, August 2. The restaurant marks the expansion of Fox Restaurant Concepts into California with its 7,200 square-foot location. True Food Kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

OC Foodie Fest spotlights Gourmet Food Trucks, Local Businesses and Live Entertainment Saturday, August 28th

The OC Foodie Fest is Orange County’s first major gourmet food truck event taking place Saturday, August 28th at the Honda Center in Anaheim. This one-day event will be the ultimate foodie destination, featuring the best in popular mobile eats combined with a unique forum to showcase local entertainment & shopping to help support local…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Newport Beach’s SOL Cocina Hosts 5-Day Bash to celebrate turning ONE!!

In less than one year on the Orange County dining scene, SOL Cocina in Newport Beach has managed to gain a loyal clientele, earn rave reviews from critics, release its very first cookbook sold nationwide and launch a catering operation – and that’s cause for celebration! Beginning Sunday, July 11 through Thursday, July 15, SOL offers its most popular margaritas and Baja culinary favorites at $5 for fun-loving local foodies and…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Kids Restaurant Week at Pirates Dinner Adventure Rocks

Have kids and actually live here? Most don't think of Pirates Dinner Adventure unless you are visiting or for a special occasion. For Kids Restaurant Week they have an amazing deal where kids eat FREE with the adult ticket + the adult is only $30 instead of the normal $55.



The offer was just to enticing to pass up. In the end, our small group of 5 turned into 12 and it really turned into a party. The kids had a blast and it was a great way to kick off summer.



I have to be… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on July 2, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

Could the Wheels be Coming off the Food Truck Trend?

The other day, I stumbled upon a rather upsetting list on some random blog site, in which the author was ranting against six food trends that should disappear. Naturally, she then proceeded to rattle off the six most prevalent trends that have descended upon our taste buds in the past two years. You can probably guess the culprits based on that sliver of information: Food trucks, bacon, cupcakes, truffle oil, the farm to table movement (!), and sliders. At first, I shrugged off her tirade as… Continue

Added by Rich Manning on July 1, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub Introduces Happy Hour

On the heels of launching a summer menu, Haven Gastropub introduces a new all-food Happy Hour menu. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Happy Hour menu will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday, July 5 (Haven will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day). After its launch, the Haven Happy Hour menu will be available Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and nightly from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Happy Hour menu…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 1, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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