Featured Blog Posts – July 2018 Archive (27)

Bluewater Salutes Swordfish During Monthly August Tasting

Bluewater’s famous Chipotle Blackened Swordfish with Roasted Corn and Avocado Relish is being featured during the Swordfish Salute month-long celebration and kick-off tasting event at all seven Bluewater Grill and Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill restaurants on Aug. 14th.

The two newest Bluewater Grills – in the heart of Carlsbad Village and on the beachfront in Santa…


Added by Kelli on July 31, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Queen Mary’s Legendary Dark Harbors Darkest Season Yet

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will rise once more from the depths September 27th, drenched in legend and oozing with a sordid past. Known as one of the most haunted places on Earth, the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is a thrill-seekers’ delight, blurring the lines of history and hysteria. For the 2018 season, the event will disorient fans with an entirely NEW park footprint along with…


Added by Kelli on July 30, 2018 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Fill Opens Today

Fill, serving made-to-order malasadas and small-batch ice cream, opens today in Costa Mesa, Fill serves up a sweet side of the Islands with true “aloha spirit.” brought to you by James Mullis. Malasadas were popularized in Hawaii during the 19th century when Portuguese immigrants arrived in Hawaii to support the islands’ growing sugar cane business. Today, these delicate,…


Added by Kelli on July 30, 2018 at 1:28pm — No Comments

7th Annual Golden Foodie Awards Nomination Process Begins August 3rd with People’s Choice Voting

Leading up to the 7th annual Golden Foodie Awards on September 30th, local Orange County foodies are invited to vote for their local culinary favorites during a two-week period from August 3rd through 17th. The Golden Foodie Awards is a people’s choice event that recognizes the best chefs, libations and cuisine at chef-driven and independent restaurants. With its focus on…


Added by Kelli on July 25, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bad to the Bone BBQ Named “Business of the Year”

Bad to the Bone BBQ has been named “Business of the Year” by the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce. Members of the San Juan Capistrano business community gathered for the Chamber of Commerce's annual Installation Dinner as the organization honored local community members and businesses. A popular restaurant in Orange County, Bad to the Bone BBQ was awarded “Business of…


Added by Kelli on July 24, 2018 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Selanne Steak Tavern Earns 2nd "The Best Of Award Of Excellence"

Wine Spectator magazine has announced its 2018 restaurant award winners, and Selanne Steak Tavern has again earned the second highest level of recognition – The Best of Award of Excellence. For 2018, this award has been achieved by only 1,215 winners from all 50 states and from 75 countries. And, all award winners will be featured in the August 31 Wine Spectator issue, which…


Added by Kelli on July 24, 2018 at 3:33pm — No Comments

The Ecology Center Presents The 10th Green Feast

The special 10th anniversary dinner will be set in the farm of The Ecology Center to honor the past and celebrate the future. Experience the bounty of Southern California with a coursed, community-style dinner and seasonal pairings courtesy of Green Feast’s original chefs - Rich Mead and Paddy Glennon. They’ll be joined by several other leaders in the farm-to-table movement…


Added by Kelli on July 24, 2018 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Tangata at Bowers Museum Welcomes New Executive Chef Brian Kiepler

Tangata is excited to announce Brian Kiepler as the new executive chef. Kiepler is a longstanding member of the Patina Restaurant Group family and previously worked as the executive chef of both Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Kiepler brings a refreshed menu to the restaurant, adding a unique twist to the Pacific Rim inspired cuisine.…


Added by Kelli on July 24, 2018 at 3:24pm — No Comments

BLKdot Coffee Now Open at Irvine Market Place

BLKdot Coffee has opened its third Orange County location at Irvine Market Place. BLKdot Coffee is known for its signature VTM Coffee, slow-dripped Vietnamese craft coffee often referred to as “crack in a cup.” In addition, BLKdot Coffee offers full barista service with a menu of classic, iced and blended espresso beverages, and specialty coffee and tea creations, such as Sea…


Added by Kelli on July 17, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

‘80s Prom Night At House of Blues Anaheim

Recreate your favorite high school memories at House of Blues Anaheim’s ‘80s-inspired Prom Night on Saturday, July 21. The venue will transform into a classic high school gym, featuring iconic hits of the decade with performances from tribute bands, So Madonna and Blonde Day. Revel in classic prom décor, complete with a disco ball and DJ Jon B. spinning hit tunes to complete…


Added by Kelli on July 17, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

Left Coast Irvine Now Open

Left Coast Brewing Irvine, located in Irvine Company’s Sand Canyon Plaza, is now open! The much anticipated tasting room features Kansas City-style BBQ, beer exclusive to the Irvine location, and a distillery.

The brewery will be pouring its award winning favorites such as Hop Juice Triple IPA, Trestles IPA, and Asylum Belgian Style Tripel Ale. The San Clemente-based…


Added by Kelli on July 17, 2018 at 10:12am — No Comments

Golden Spoon Introduces the GS Café Serving the First Ever Cultured Gelato!

A New Golden Spoon Café is opening July 28th. From the team that paved the “Frozen Yogurt” way in the eighties comes a new “Golden’ concept, “GS Café”. GS Café promises to provide exceptional products and unparalleled service, pair that with first-to-market gelato and…


Added by OCfoodies on July 16, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

AVEO Table + Bar Introduces Iconic Desserts with a Whimsical Twist

AVEO Table + Bar has introduced a new menu of desserts, designed by the resort’s Executive Pastry Chef Jamon Harper, the new desserts transform ultra-premium ingredients into edible works of art. Chef Harper’s desserts feature luxe ingredients including ladyfingers soaked in Mount Gay’s Black Barrel Rum and housemade Meyer lemon limoncello. Chef Harper also uses fine baking…


Added by Kelli on July 12, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Trefethen Wine Dinner At Catal Restaurant

Join Catal Restaurant on July 17th at 6:30 p.m. for an exclusive five-course wine pairing dinner. Featuring varietals from the award winning Trefethen Family Vineyard in Napa Valley, this tasting will exhibit dishes such as veal cheek tortellini, day boat scallop carpaccio, venison loin, and foie gras tea sandwiches. For $95 a person, experience these gourmet plates paired…


Added by Kelli on July 11, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments

Angelina Pizzeria Napoletanas New Updated Lunch Menu

These new lunch items are a great addition for a quick lunch, a meeting or just a nice leisurely lunch with friends.

Sandwiches (Panuozzi) served with a side salad:

Breast of Chicken with Olive Tapenade, and Heirloom Tomatoes

Milanese a Breaded Breast of Chicken with…


Added by Kelli on July 11, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Farmhouse Unveils An All New Summer Menu

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens presents a new summer menu, featuring the season’s freshest produce and most vibrant flavors. The menu introduces several new starters and salads like the Grilled Strawberry Rhubarb Glazed Salmon Salad, main dishes like the Grilled Barbecue Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Peach Bourbon Sauce and desserts like the Toasted Almond Cake with…


Added by Kelli on July 10, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Victor Casanova, The New Chef de Cuisine at The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

Victor Casanova is the new chef de cuisine of The Loft restaurant at Montage Laguna Beach. With over 20 years of fine dining and hospitality industry experience, Casanova will oversee all operations of The Loft, creating new menus and leading the team of chefs, sommeliers, servers and fromagiers at this all-day resort restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

For the…


Added by Kelli on July 10, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

True Food Kitchens New Seasonal Menu

Summer is in full bloom and True Food Kitchen is excited to share early details on its all-new seasonal menu, which will debut on July 11th at the Newport Beach location. The new menu features a variety of the season’s best ingredients at their peak of freshness, including Heirloom Tomatoes, Summer Berries, Watermelon and Lavender, alongside exciting new additions such as…


Added by Kelli on July 10, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

Live Music Every Saturday in July at TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Irvine

Head over to TAPS Fish House & Brewery every Saturday in July for live music on the patio. Enjoy TAPS menu of fresh seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and award-winning beer while you listen to all of your favorite hits.  The lineup includes:

7/7 Anthem…


Added by lauren modry on July 7, 2018 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Exciting New Happenings in Orange County

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Celebrates Christmas in July

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen is celebrating Christmas in July with a gift card sale on Saturday, July 21. When guests purchase $100 worth of gift…


Added by Kelli on July 6, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

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