July 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Zov Introduces New Seasonal Menu

Tear drop tomatoes, fresh mint and citrus are just a few ingredients that say Indian Summer and Zov Karamardian, owner of 5 OC restaurants bearing her name, is embracing the warm months with a new seasonal menu focusing on overall lighter fare.

Available at her Tustin, Newport Beach and Irvine locations only through Labor Day, the menu includes Housemade Cheese Tortellini with fresh peas, asparagus, garlic, pine nuts, roma tomato and goat cheese for $15.95; Shrimp and Watermelon Salad…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on July 31, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Brunos Trattoria to open in Brea Downtown

Peter Serantoni and Don Myers, the creators of the successful Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, are set to debut their second restaurant. Scheduled to open this summer, Brunos Trattoria, a Northern Italian restaurant, will be…


Added by OCfoodies on July 30, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Chipotle will serve more than 10 Million Pounds of locally grown produce this year

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it plans to serve more than 10 million pounds of locally grown produce for the second year in a row, up from 5 million pounds just two years ago. Chipotle has steadily…


Added by OCfoodies on July 30, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Hyatt Announces New Kids Menu “FOR KIDS BY KIDS”

Hyatt announced the launch of a new menu, “For Kids By Kids,” which provides more nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings for the three million children served annually in all full-service…


Added by OCfoodies on July 27, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Fullerton Restaurant Draws Foodies and Funds with Featured Entrée for Autism

A mix of California and Southern-inspired artisan dishes are commonplace at downtown Fullerton’s Bourbon Street Bar & Grill.  However, the latest made-from-scratch creation will be doing more…


Added by OCfoodies on July 27, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

4th Annual Lobsterfest Serves Up Seafood, Music And Fun At Newport Dunes

Lobsterfest, a celebrated annual steak and lobster beach party, will be held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach, Calif. on Saturday, August 11 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. For $55, guests will enjoy a whole Maine lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event, prepared on site and served alongside an all-you-can-eat buffet of shrimp, mussels, tri-tip, corn-on-the-cob and dessert. Additional lobsters can be purchased for $20 each. Dancing and live reggae music, performed by the…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on July 25, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

Second Harvest and Project Access Team Up to Feed Children

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Project Access are pleased to announce that the organizations’ annual BackPack Program to feed children has been expanded this summer to double its reach to 288 children.

Second Harvest Food Bank provides backpacks filled with nutritious food and Project Access distributes them in seven facilities located in low-income communities in Orange County. The backpacks are refilled weekly.

In January 2010, the two organizations began a…


Added by Dan Pittman on July 23, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Chef Cathy’s new lunch and dinner menus utilize local seasonal produce

LUCCA Executive Chef/Co-Owner Cathy Pavlos is utilizing hyper-local produce from Orange County Produce. Located within miles of the restaurant, OC Produce in Irvine provides LUCCA with farm fresh, seasonal…


Added by OCfoodies on July 23, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Peter Paul Winery Tasting a Must

When the Wine Lab team went to Family Winemakers (the largest trade tasting for such wines in California) everyone was telling me "have you tasted Peter Paul yet?!" So I did and I immediately knew they were special and I wanted to have an event so that you could taste them too. They focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of the top vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. It doesn't hurt that their winemaker also made Martinelli and Lynmar! It took some…


Added by ChrisAnn Richards on July 20, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Last Day of French Festival & Anniversary Celebration at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

Last day to enjoy Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in celebrating 3 years with their Annual French Festival. Chef Yves Fournier will be creating his favorite French dishes.  Menu…


Added by OCfoodies on July 14, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

taco asylum introduces sunday mimosas

Adding to its selection of more than 30 canned craft beers, six rotating draught options, keg wine and select bottled large-format beers, taco asylum is introducing mimosas every Sunday! Available for $6 from 11 a.m. to 11…


Added by OCfoodies on July 13, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

118 Degrees Expands to Anaheim and Laguna Niguel

We love Chef Jenny Ross and after five years of empowering, enriching and nourishing OC with fresh, organic living cuisine at 118 Degrees Restaurant in Costa Mesa, Chef/Owner Jenny Ross, will open two new locations in…


Added by OCfoodies on July 13, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Farrell’s Ice Cream Eating Championships Set For This Sunday, National Ice Cream Day

For three weeks all southern California Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours and Restaurants have been qualifying people, in six different categories, for the Farrell’s  Ice Cream Eating Challenge.…

Added by OCfoodies on July 13, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Tamarind Of London’s July “Wine And Dine Series”

Tamarind of London, the popular Indian restaurant located in the chic Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach, has announced its July “Wine and Dine Series." Each month, the acclaimed restaurant collaborates with a featured winery and Executive Chef Shachi Mehra prepares a special 3-course prix-fixe menu. Only available Mondays-Thursdays for $50 ($30 sans wine), each course will be expertly paired with a particular wine. The featured winery in July will be the Clos Pegase, founded in 1987…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on July 12, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Chili Chutney in Lake Forest gets new location and expanded menu

Chili Chutney, the Lake Forest restaurant specializing in cuisine from Afghanistan, has relocated this past month to a larger location on El Toro Road. The menu is similar to the original location, featuring their blend of Middle Eastern and Indian tastes blended into a harmonious mix. However, many new dishes have been added to expand the choices. A fresh fish of the day also makes it's debut on the new menu. In addition, with twice as much room, Chef Shalah Wadood now has…


Added by Ed Simon on July 11, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Golden Foodie Awards Announces a Partnership with Casey’s Cupcakes

The Golden Foodie Awards is pleased to unveil the “Golden Velvet Cupcake” as the official cupcake of the 2012 event season. The Golden Velvet Cupcake was created by Casey’s Cupcakes and introduces a unique and elegant twist on the classic red velvet cupcake.

The Golden Velvet Cupcake recipe features a moist red velvet cake with light and creamy frosting adorned…


Added by OCfoodies on July 10, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

BRASSERIE PASCAL'S Bastille Day Celebrations


Added by OCfoodies on July 10, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Summer 2012 Olympic Games brings featured dishes to Game Day Sports at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill’s Pelican Grill and Coliseum Pool & Grill bring all the Summer Olympic sports action to you on nine-foot TV screens. At Coliseum Pool, cheer your team to victory on flat-screen TVs in your own private cabana.

Beginning July 27 on the day of the Opening Ceremonies, Resort chefs create special dishes honoring the day’s…


Added by OCfoodies on July 10, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

And the Nominees are...

Added by OCfoodies on July 9, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Breakfast Waffle Sandwich now at Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box introduces the Breakfast Waffle Sandwich. Available for a limited time beginning July 5 at participating Jack in the Box restaurants, the Breakfast Waffle Sandwich features a fried egg, American cheese and the chain’s new country-grilled sausage stacked between two lightly sweetened maple waffles.

“Jack in the Box is combining three popular breakfast…


Added by OCfoodies on July 6, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

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