August 2009 Blog Posts (10)

$10 Menu at Cedar Creek Laguna Niguel

Cedar Creek, best known for its cedar planked salmon, grilled ahi burger, specialty salads and succulent steaks, is attracting much attention and new clientele with the introduction of a special menu of $10 Meal Deals, available anytime during normal business hours for the months of August and September at its Laguna Niguel location.

Guests can select from the following options through September 30, 2009:

* Filet Mignon – 6-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignon with whipped potatoes… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on August 20, 2009 at 4:21pm — No Comments

State Goverment Officials to serve Pancake Breakfast to OC Homeless


9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Lighthouse in Costa Mesa

Assemblyman Van Tran & Costa Mesa City Council Member Katrina Foley join Daddy Cakes for pancake breakfast at Costa Mesa shelter


Dan Byers, founder of Newport Beach-based Daddy Cakes®, will be joined by California State Assemblyman Van Tran and Costa Mesa City Council Member Katrina Foley, as he hosts a traditional pancake breakfast for 250 homeless and others in need at The… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 19, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Mimis Cafe Announces Winning Recipe for 2009 Mimi’s Meaningful Muffin Search

Mimis Cafe® Announces Winning Recipe for 2009 Mimi’s Meaningful Muffin Search

After months of reviewing nearly 1,600 online entries, Mimis Cafe, the all day fresh cafe, and celebrity chef, Gale Gand, have selected the 2009 Mimi’s Meaningful Muffin in honor of Mimis Cafe’s 30th birthday. “Pineapple Coconut Crumb,” submitted by Murrieta, Calif. resident Linda Amendt, took the grand prize and will be featured in Mimi’s more than 144 locations nationwide, August 22 to September 30, 2009.… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 19, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Food, glorious food.

OCfoodies friend Cathy Thomas, Food Columnist at The Orange County Register, not only loves to cook, but loves to write about food. In fact, she was honored to win a first place award as the Best Food Columnist in the nation from the Association of Food Journalists (in the large newspaper division – meaning she beat out the big wigs)!

She says, "There is always something new to learn and my job as Food Columnist at The Orange County… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 13, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Celebrity Food Show - Guy Fieri was on Fire!!!

The Celebrity Food Show this weekend was a Great Success! Guy Fieri from Food TV's Diners Diners, Drive-ins and Dives was on stage as the crowd went wild. About 30,000 people attended the show and had an amazing time. To be honest we had a booth there promoting Orange County Restaurant Week and could only sneak in a camera and poke our head in from time to time but the energy was obvious from the whooping and hollering.

The food expo… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on August 11, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

Daddy Cakes - our favorite pancake mix - is offering OCfoodies a very tasty contest!

Come up with your favorite Daddy Cakes recipe... something deliciously clever.

Winner gets a yummy assortment of Daddy Cakes products. It's free to enter, but you must be a member on OCfoodies!

My personal favorite Chocolate Banana pancakes - I put bananas into the Criminal Chocolate Chip batter and yumm...

Send recipes to by August 31, 2009.

Winning recipes will be posted online at… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Knott’s and Ralphs Team Up to Help Orange County Food Bank

During these difficult economic times the Orange County Food Bank comes to the rescue of so many in the Orange County area so Knott’s Berry Farm and Ralphs grocery store have teamed up to help replenish the shelves of the Orange County Food Bank this August.

This promotion offers two ways to save money and help others in need. Starting August 1, Ralphs shoppers can purchase a regular ticket to Knott’s for only $34.99 each (a $23 savings) and Ralphs will make a food donation to the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 4, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments

August is National Catfish Month!

Well we are 4 days into national Catfish month...

To honor the hard work and innovations of U.S. catfish farmers, the month of August was designated as National Catfish Month in the late 1980s. But the U.S. catfish industry’s contributions to our nation’s health and economy have never been more vital than they are today, as illustrated by recent imported seafood scares.

Of course, it’s the perfectly mild flavor that made U.S. catfish so popular in the first… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 4, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Häagen-Dazs and Team Up to Help the Honey Bees

The Häagen-Dazs brand, which is licensed to Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. and a market leader in frozen dessert products, and (EP), the world’s largest online forum for connecting and sharing life experiences, today announced a joint campaign aimed at raising awareness about the rapidly decreasing population of honey bees and the environmental impact of this mysterious and dire situation. The “Help The Honey Bee” campaign harnesses the power of social networking… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 4, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Diners find Comfort at Zov's

Demand for home-cooked supper leads to increase in sales during Monday night Kebob Night at the Café at Zov’s Cafés in Newport Coast, Irvine and Tustin

When Zov Karamardian, executive chef and owner of the Zov’s family of restaurants, introduced a classic Eastern Mediterranean family supper for $13.95 as a special one Monday last month, little did she know that it would result in one of the busiest Monday nights all year for her… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 3, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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