Featured Blog Posts – August 2012 Archive (25)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portola Coffee Lab introduces ~ Theorem by Portola Coffee Lab

Within a year of bringing a never-before-seen concept and style of coffee to Orange County – one that had previously only been offered in the country’s largest metropolitan areas – Portola Coffee Lab has created a distinct brand that revolves around producing an artisanal culinary product, Craft Coffee. Now, husband-and-wife team, Jeff…


Added by OCfoodies on August 14, 2012 at 12:52am — No Comments

Temecula Valley Wine Country Announces California Wine Month Events, Packages & “Perfect Pairings”

Temecula Valley wineries are gearing up for California Wine Month this September with a slew of events and incentives to entice wine lovers to experience Southern California’s wine country.…


Added by OCfoodies on August 14, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments

Savory Spice Shop is offering Spicy August Classes

Savory Spice Shop is hosting two mouth-watering classes this month that will inspire creative and inventive cooking ideas for the remainder of summer and beyond.


Savory Spice Shop will be making another trip to Sur la Table in the Corona del Mar Plaza for an exotic Moroccan feast.  On August 21…


Added by OCfoodies on August 14, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

Southwestern BBQ Week – Andrei’s Style



Added by OCfoodies on August 14, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Embarcadero California Bistro brings fresh tastes to Rancho Santa Margarita

The Embarcadero California Bistro brings a welcome point of view for fresh cuisine to Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. As you enter, you pass an outdoor patio, with a table around a firepit. Inside, there is a bar to the left and dining room to the right. A Happy Hour runs in late afternoon, offering discounts on drinks and appetizers. The…


Added by Ed Simon on August 10, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market Partner to Help Educate Families on Organic Foods and Healthy Eating

PBS KIDS announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic grocer, that will provide fun, easy-to-use tools and educational resources to help families make educated decisions about organic foods and encourage healthy lifestyles. The “Fantastic Organic” campaign will utilize online resources from PBS Parents, PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market to help families learn to cook, shop and explore organic foods together. Select Whole Foods Market stores will…


Added by OCfoodies on August 4, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Offer Guests Tastes from around the World

Taste the World Contest Winner Will Receive $5,000 Culinary Vacation Grand Prize

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes are giving guests a chance to win a $5,000 culinary vacation grand prize to a destination of their choice. During August and September, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes guests are invited to taste different cuisines from around the world as part of the upcoming ‘Taste the World’ promotion.

Souplantation and Sweet…


Added by OCfoodies on August 4, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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