August 2013 Blog Posts (99)

Applications Now Open for Culinary & Enology Scholarships

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is proud to announce that applications to be considered for the San Diego Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food's and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs's culinary arts and enology/viticulture scholarships are now open. Students…


Added by Lauren on August 31, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Plan a Getaway to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Who doesn't like a little day tripping? We are huge fans of taking little mini vacations and day long excursions to nearby attractions. Let's face it, we do live in one of the most sought out tourist destinations in the world. When planning our getaways, we like to schedule in some good food and wine stops. We LOVE it when we can schedule a whole lot....

Get your…


Added by Lauren on August 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Chili talk with Clark McGee of On the Road Chili, getting ready for the Queen Mary's Delicious Chili and Brew Fest this Labor Day weekend

On the Road Chili, the team that won the 2012 World Open Chili championship, is getting ready for the Queen Mary's Delicious Chili and Brew Fest in Long Beach on Sunday, September 1. The other day, I had a chance to talk to Clark McGee, of On the Road Chili, about chili, championships,…


Added by Ed Simon on August 30, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Get a "Gourmet Bag-to-Go" at Maro Wood Grill for National Eat Outside Day!

National Eat Outside Day (August 31st) is the perfect opportunity to take your breakfast, lunch, or dinner into the great outdoors and enjoy the lovely California weather!

Al-fresco dining first became popular in the 18th century. Patrons who enjoyed eating their meals in the open air could visit tea gardens, seashore resorts, or rooftop restaurants. Eating outside was…


Added by Lauren on August 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Restaurants Invite Guests to "Dine Out" in September to Support Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign

September is the time of year when restaurants across the nation team up and ask their guests to dine out and support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Throughout the month, thousands of restaurants nationwide sponsor promotions and fundraisers in their restaurants to raise…


Added by Lauren on August 29, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Tropical Touchdowns at Island's

Touchdown! NFL season is upon us, and football fans can score big this (pre)season at Islands as they kick off nightly specials with cold brews, tropical cocktails, and the best bar snacks in town. Guests can enjoy extended happy hour until close on Mondays and Thursdays in the bar and Sunday Specials available all day and night.

Big ticket items all under $5…


Added by Lauren on August 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Costa Mesa’s Wild Goose Tavern Presents Donation of $7,029 to John Wayne Cancer Foundation

Wild Goose Tavern is pleased to announce today’s donation of $7,029 to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The donation was made possible by the success of the tavern's first annual Luau & Pig Roast, held Sunday, August 4.

"We're thrilled to be able to make this donation to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation," said Wild Goose co-owner Andrew Gabriel. "Cancer is a…


Added by Lauren on August 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches Return and Reward Fans

In response to consumers’ pleas, Wendy’s is bringing back its Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches for a limited time. First introduced in late March, Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches redefined grilled chicken by layering bold flavor inside a toasted, multi-grain artisan flatbread. The reintroduction of Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches comes at a time when…


Added by Lauren on August 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Boxxle is A Better Box

Boxxle is a new 3-liter premium box wine dispenser for home, bar or restaurant. It gives wine lovers an easy, convenient and attractive way to dispense and enjoy boxed wine … elevating it above the rim of the glass for easy dispensing, right down to the last drop. The Boxxle is a handsome stainless steel dispenser designed to rest on a countertop, bar or table.

In the…


Added by Lauren on August 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Macaroni Grill Introduces Annual Crush Featuring Half Price Wines

Building on its commitment to offering memorable meals inspired by the trattorias of Italy, Romano’s Macaroni Grill features 13 new wines at half price during its Annual Crush promotion from Aug. 26 through Sept. 29.

Named after grape growers’ affectionate term for the fall harvest season, Romano’s Annual Crush includes outstanding Italian and American wines including…


Added by Lauren on August 28, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Del Taco's FREE Wednesdays are Back!

There's nothing greater than FREE! Del Taco is bring back their Free Wednesdays promotion! Between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., guests will receive an item of their choice from the Buck & Under Menu free with any purchase. This offer will be available on August 28, September 4 and September 11 at participating Del Taco restaurants. 

The Buck & Under Menu features…


Added by Lauren on August 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OC DEAL: $2 Bobbies at ALL OC Capriotti's

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is offering OC sandwich-lovers its most famous sandwich, The Bobbie, made with in-house roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and a touch of mayo, for just $2 on September 3rd from 3pm-7pm at all Orange County Locations.

The OC Capriotti’s are in Newport Beach and…


Added by Lauren on August 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fleming’s Two-Course Filet & Shrimp Menu for a Limited Time in September

Surf and Turf is a match made in heaven and this September, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar perfectly pairs sun and sea introducing a succulent Filet Mignon matched with savory Crab-Stuffed Shrimp. This indulgent two-course prix-fixe menu is available when guests make online reservations from September 3 through September 30.

The dinner begins with a choice…


Added by Lauren on August 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

California Wine Month: A Great Reason To Visit Wine Country This September

For many wine lovers, California Wine Month in September is the best time of year to visit wine country when the vineyards and wineries are creating their next great vintage and celebrating with dozens of special events and activities.

This September, wine-loving consumers will flock to wineries and festivals across the state to see their favorite winemakers and get in…


Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 5:46pm — No Comments

New Study Of Traveler Eating Interests Shows Promoting Culinary Activities Can Pay Off

A new study of traveler behavior reveals that the way to tourists' wallets may be through their stomachs.

Conducted by the travel market research firm Mandala Research and sponsored by the World Food Travel Association and other tourism organizations, the study shows that almost a third (30%) deliberately choose destinations based on the availability of activities related to local food and drink, whether it's a beer or wine festival, a farmers market, or a farm to table…


Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Vote Tortilla Jo's BEST Happy Hour & Tacos! Plus a FREE Appetizer!

Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Zen Sushi Serving Up Some of the Best Sushi in Newport

Zen Sushi may have a new location in Newport Beach but the quality, creativity and flavor Owner/Chef Jinu puts into his sushi menu remain. The stand alone building on Newport Boulevard is slightly roomier then the old, then called Triangle Square location with both table seating and a sushi bar where diners can interact with the sushi chef. The menu features all of the…


Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tickets and Hotel Packages Going Fast for Temecula Valley’s California Wine Month September Festivities

The 9th Annual California Wine Month sparks a month-long vinous celebration across the Golden State, and Temecula Valley's 35 wineries invite wine-lovers from San Diego to Los Angeles to explore and experience the Southland's premier wine country in two unique ways.

September Sip Passport



Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

10th Anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks – November 16, 2013

Experience the power of thousands united by autism at the 10th anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Orange County Great Park, El Toro Field, 6990 Marine Way, Irvine, November 16, 2013.

Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism research and raises awareness…


Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wine Down With Tam O’Shanter

Wine makes hump day go smoother! Tam O’Shanter, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants and one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, is starting an exciting new “Wine Wednesdays” program on August 28. “Wine Wednesdays” will feature 50% off of select bottles of wine and the captains list every Wednesday from 5:00pm to close in the Tam’s Ale & Sandwich Bar and…


Added by Lauren on August 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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