August 2011 Blog Posts (54)

UCI Extension is Offering Courses for Wine Enthusiasts!

The University of California, Irvine Extension is offering three new courses in the Specialized Studies Program in Wine for the fall quarter. Participants will learn about prestigious wines from around the world, enhance their knowledge of wine styles and treatment and develop decision-making skills for pairing wine with food. “Call Me a Cab… or a Merlot” will take place Oct.…


Added by OCfoodies on August 8, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Gap Launches a New Food Truck: Pico de Gap!

When we think of the Gap, we think of generic-looking button-down shirts and piles of khaki pants but what we don't usually think of is tacos.

However, this is about to change as America's largest clothing chain is launching a temporary Mexican food truck called Pico de Gap, hoping to lure customers with cheap eats. The truck is part of the Gap's new nationwide…


Added by lauren modry on August 8, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Food Trucks Roll Up For a Fab Fundraiser

It's no secret that the mighty food truck wields a tremendous source of power and influence.  They have their own televised cross-country race on The Food Network.  They have thousands of patrons tracing their every move through mobile apps and social media feeds.  They could turn a stark, empty lot in the middle of an industrial area into the hottest destination in Orange County in a matter of moments.  Their impact on food and society seemingly cannot be underestimated.  So much so, that…


Added by Rich Manning on August 8, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Participating OC Restaurants Announced for OC Wine and Beer Week!

Participating restaurants announced for the two new events set to debut this year: OC Wine Week, September 25th through October 1st, and OC Beer Week, October 2nd through October 8th. These back-to-back weeklong events will offer food, wine and beer aficionados fantastic dining options and unbeatable prices at Orange County’s top…


Added by OCfoodies on August 5, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Togo’s Celebrates 40 Years of Love and Sandwiches!

Togo’s, a “West Coast Original,” kicks off its 40th anniversary with a celebration of the past and future. The company will launch a new campaign based on the 40-year history of love between man and the Togo’s sandwich. Throughout the campaign, the happy couple will go on first dates, road trips, and even buy a new home. The anniversary festivities also include the…


Added by OCfoodies on August 3, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Prego Ristorante Celebrates its 25th Anniversary this Year!

Prego Ristorante will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year -- Prego first opened its doors in March 1986! Prego has been a culinary destination for more than two decades, focusing on regional Italian cuisine, featuring authentic pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, freshly made pastas, grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and an extensive list of wines from…


Added by OCfoodies on August 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Popchips Spices Up Snack Aisle with Launch of New Jalapeno Flavor!

Popchips, the all-natural popped snack company, is making it easier for snackers to spice up their snack life with the debut of its newest "popstar" – jalapeno popchips. 

"We've been getting so many requests for jalapeno popchips, but had to make sure to strike…


Added by OCfoodies on August 3, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Come Join Chef Joe's Tasting Spoon Food Truck at Hi-Time Wine Cellars this Friday August 5th!

Friday, August 5 · 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Hi-Time Wine Cellars | 250 Ogle Street | Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Come with us to support our friend Joe Youkhan and his Food Truck, Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon by going to Hi Time on Friday night, you can do the wine tasting with…


Added by lauren modry on August 3, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bold New Restaurant Menu by Television Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez at The House of Blues!

House of Blues Entertainment unveiled its restaurant, "Crossroads at House of Blues," a new dining experience featuring a menu created by noted celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez, known to millions of television viewers for his popular appearances on numerous FoodNetwork shows and culinary events across the country.

Incorporating flavors from all over the world, Chef Aaron…


Added by lauren modry on August 2, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Sunday Night Chef Fights: Chef Nicola Bellazzi vs Chef James Harris!

Join Defending Champion Chef Nicola Bellazzi of Enne Cucina Italiana and his challenger, Chef James Harris of Royal Hawaiian battle it out at Standards of Excellence Showroom in Huntington Bech on August 21st! General seating tickets can be purchased for $50 per person…


Added by lauren modry on August 2, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Join us in Shades Restaurant in Support of The Best Buddies Challenge!

On August 11, 2011 at 6p.m. Chef Jeff from Shades Restaurant and Bar will offering a Summer Harvest Grilling Al Fresco Dining experience! All Proceeds and Additional Donations Will Support Chef Jeff in his Quest for the Best Buddies Hearst Castle 100 Mile Bike Ride on September 10, 2011.


6:00 p.m. Wine Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner and More Wine



Added by lauren modry on August 2, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

An Amazing Bastille Day Celebration at Tradition by Pascal!

On July 15th and 16th Tradition by Pascal celebrated Bastille Day with a delicious five course dinner paired with White Burgundy & Red Rhone Wines. The menu, created by Chef Pascal, started off with a basket overflowing with crisp, fresh and organic vegetables which were served with accompanying dips. A second course of assorted pâtés and French cold cuts was served with…


Added by lauren modry on August 2, 2011 at 2:27am — No Comments

“The Generous Pour” Summer Wine Event at the Capital Grille!

Master Sommelier George Miliotes has assembled a perfect summertime collection of highly rated wines from around the world for you to enjoy during our Generous Pour Wine Event. Going on right now through September 4th you are invited to enjoy as many of these red, white and sparkling gems as you like for just $25 with dinner.  Each vintage was hand-selected by Master Miliotes…


Added by lauren modry on August 1, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Morton's Hosts a Ketel One Vodka Tasting!

On July 28th Morton's in Anaheim hosted a fun and educational filled evening showcasing Ketel One Vodka and Morton's BAR 12•21 bites including chicken goujonettes, smoked salmon pizza, Mini crab cakes and petite filet mignon sandwiches!  A Kettle One Classic, Manhattan and Lemondrop Martini tasting on the patio was followed by a presentation by Brett Goering, a Kettle One…


Added by lauren modry on August 1, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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