August 2012 Blog Posts (38)

Italian-Born Michelin-Starred Chef Joins Signature Restaurant at The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill today announced the appointment of Luigi Fineo as head chef for Andrea Ristorante, the Resort’s acclaimed Northern Italian restaurant. The accomplished chef will recreate…


Added by OCfoodies on August 31, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

The CAMP is turning 10!

  In celebration of 10 years providing a retail and dining campus mindful of environmentalism, The CAMP will host an afternoon Eco Fest of like-minded organizations, live music, interactive art, and FREE O.N.E. Coconut Water from noon to 3pm on Sunday, September 9th.

As Orange County’s only “green” retail campus, The CAMP pioneered many environmental firsts such as…


Added by OCfoodies on August 30, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Limited-Time Roy’s Classic Combo this September

Starting September 4, Roy’s Restaurant is offering two favorites on one plate. California guests are invited to enjoy the Roy’s Classic Combo, a dish featuring the popular Misoyaki Butterfish and Tender Braised Beef Short Ribs, for $29.95 per person.

“Roy’s is always looking for ways to enhance our guest’s dining experience,” said Roy’s Corporate Executive Chef Kiel…


Added by OCfoodies on August 30, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Who Says There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch?

When David and Luca Carteni were young boys growing up Macerata, Italy, they had dreams of becoming successful in America. Their mother, Ione, always encouraged them but had one request.  When -- and if -- they ever realized their dream, they must share their success with those who are in service to others.

Two decades later, the brothers along with their partner, Stefano Procaccini, are living the American Dream with four successful restaurants.  Now, they want to honor their…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 28, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Non-Profit BAMGAM Partners With Local Restaurants for "Grub Crawl"

BAMGAM (Buy A Meal Give A Meal), a local non-profit social movement dedicated to providing support to underprivileged children, joined with local like-minded restaurants on Friday, August 10, to raise money through an event focused on the enjoyment of food. That afternoon, over thirty people of all ages enjoyed sample dishes from four different local restaurants while being transported along the journey in a renovated school bus-turned BAMGAM community…


Added by Cassandra Cortright on August 27, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Burger + Beer + Fries = $12, 3-7pm Daily at Paul Martin's

Added by OCfoodies on August 27, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

The Hottest Pop-Up Dinner in LA "Secretly" Arrives August 25th

Pssssssst. Hey, you. Yeah, you! Want in on a little secret? Let me rephrase that...want in on a really, big secret? You do? Okay, well, listen up...

It's common knowledge that Southern California is known for it's top restaurants, stellar cuisine, superb wines, celebrity chefs, mixology madness, craft beer cool, and the hottest trend of "pop-up" dining, right??

Well, did you know that Los…


Added by Coastal Food and Wine on August 24, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Batman and Catwoman to visit Farrell’s in Mission Viejo

The world’s most dynamic crime fighter, Batman and one of Gotham’s most notorious criminals, Catwoman will be visiting Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour in Mission Viejo on August 29th at 5pm.

Crime fighters and kids of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Batman character or bring in their favorite Batman action hero toy.

A Farrell’s Ice Cream Zoo will be…


Added by OCfoodies on August 22, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

New Menu Makes Splash At Dunes' Back Bay Bistro

The newly named executive chef at the Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach has announced a new farm-to-table menu that is in keeping with his commitment to sustainability. Kurt Schaeffer, a Culinary School of America alum whose background includes opening Capital Grille and several McCormick & Schmicks restaurants, said that the menu offers a wide variety of fresh and flavorful seafood dishes that guests may enjoy while overlooking the picturesque waters of…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 22, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments


Sample food from 30 local restaurants, dance to eclectic music, enjoy the visual styles of local performers, and sip on tasteful cocktails, all in one exciting evening!

This Friday, August 24 from 8:00pm-11:00pm.

Purchase your tickets now, as space is limited this year!

$1 from every ticket will benefit Make a Wish Orange…


Added by OC Weekly on August 22, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Alegria Debuts $7 Lunch In 15 Minutes Menu

One of downtown Long Beach’s most venerable restaurants has launched a new menu designed for the busy executive seeking value.  Effective immediately, Alegria’s new Express Lunch Menu is available Mondays – Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., all items can be prepared in 15 minutes and cost only $7 each.  Items include Alegria Pollo, Alegria Salad, Burrito Mojado, Enchiladas Con Mole, Fideos Con Chipotle, Pechuga de Pollo, Quesadilla Alegria, Tacos Fritos and Taco Salad.

“We launched…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 21, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

Pitfire Pizza opening in Orange County this Fall!

Pitfire Artisan Pizza, the Los Angeles-based restaurant company known for its signature rustic, fire singed pizzas, and handcrafted cuisine with simple fresh ingredients, announces the opening of Pitfire Pizza Costa Mesa in early Fall 2012. Opened in 1997 by Paul Hibler and David Sanfield, Pitfire was the initiator of the artisanal pizza boom in Los Angeles, and now brings…


Added by OCfoodies on August 20, 2012 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Expectant Expert Helps Pregnant Women Avoid The "Terrible 10"

While having a baby is the ultimate high, the ultimate low for many new moms is the "Terrible Ten."  On average, women gain 25 - 35 lbs. during pregnancy but never lose 10 of those pounds.  To make matters worse, they can expect to pack on an additional 10 lbs. for each child born thereafter.  Much of that weight is gained because of a change in diet dictated by cravings for high fat, high calorie snacks,  which makes shedding the pounds particularly difficult.  To reverse the tide, one…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 20, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Antonello Ristorante Launches Community Spotlight Award

Reading the daily newspaper or watching television news can be depressing with talk of war, an unsteady economy, crime, corruption and other unsavory stories vying for headlines.  As a way to counter the bad news, restaurant owner Antonio Cagnolo, whose 3 South Coast Plaza eateries, Antonello Ristorante, Quattro Café and Nello Cucina, have helped define OC’s fine dining scene for decades, is launching the Community Spotlight Award.  Each month he will recognize one person or group of persons…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 20, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Kids Take Over Restaurant To Kick Off Fundraiser

No, there will be no breach of child labor laws despite the fact that 10 youth volunteers from the nonprofit Team Kids will take the place of servers, hosts, food runners, busboys and even chefs on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to kick off a 3-week fundraiser at Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza. The event is being held to launch Chile Fest, the restaurant's homage to the Hatch, New Mexico festival that for more than 4 decades has celebrated chile peppers and the…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 17, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Golden Foodie Awards Announces Kéan Coffee and Shari's Berries As Official Sponsors

The Golden Foodie Awards is pleased to announce the addition of Kéan Coffee and Shari's Berries as official sponsors of the 2012 Golden Foodie Awards. Kean Coffee and Shari’s Berries each created truly unique products in honor of the red carpet culinary awards show and foodie season. 


Orange County based, family-owned Kéan Coffee has been coined as the "Best Coffeehouse” by both the Los Angeles Times and Orange…


Added by Tricia on August 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chef in the making


   I am a student in culinary school on my way to a bachelors degree in Culinary management and one of my projects is to interview a manager or  Executive Chef, I need help. Although I am in my second quarter I am still learning the area and I am still trying to see whats around here. On another note I am also interested in becoming not just a good cook but a great Chef which means I'm willing to learn as much as possible. Your time and knowledge is…


Added by Kelly Weeks on August 15, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Flavors of Orange County - Culinary Gala Set August 19th

The American Liver Foundation will hold its eighth annual Flavors of Orange County event on August 19, 2012 at The Bamboo Garden in the Fairmont Hotel.  The Flavors Gala is a national culinary event that spotlights Orange County’s premier chefs and creates a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience for each guest.  Each chef will prepare a five course meal with wine pairings…


Added by OCfoodies on August 15, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Grand Opening Celebration of Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar is officially celebrating the opening of their Rancho Santa Margarita location by rolling out a weekend full of fun activities that perfectly captures the restaurant’s lively spirit. On Friday, August 17th at 4:00 PM, guests can welcome this popular eatery properly with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and celebrate all of its goodness with town officials and other local residents. The festivities continue on Saturday, August 18th at 7:00 PM, as guests…


Added by OCfoodies on August 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Julia Child’s 100th B-Day Inspires Special Menu At Anaheim White House

August 15th would have marked the late Julia Child’s 100th birthday and in celebration of the legendary chef, the Anaheim White House will serve a special 3-course prix-fixe menu with recipes from her groundbreaking cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”  The menu was assembled by owner Bruno Serato and will be prepared by Executive Chef Eddie Mezza from Wednesday, August 15 through Tuesday, August 21 for $50 per person.…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on August 14, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

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