August 2017 Blog Posts (26)

Orange County's Favorite Local Breakfast Buffet Is Back

Las Brisas Breakfast Buffet is back. Create your own Cast Iron Omelet featuring apple stuffed chicken sausage, jalapeño cured bacon, chorizo, Oaxaca cheese, baby spinach, rocket arugula, fresh tomatoes, champignon mushrooms and peppers. There are also custom waffles with a maple syrup fountain, Chantilly cream, whipped butter, homemade strawberry jam and more. Breakfast also…


Added by Kelli on August 31, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Is Raising Funds For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

On September 4th & 5th all of the Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations will come together to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. With support from all their Goodnight for a Good Cause partners across the country, September’s beneficiary for all Hopdoddy locations will be the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, a Houston organization focused on supporting people affected by the…


Added by Kelli on August 31, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Rance's Chicago Pizza Launches "Help For Hurricane Harvey"

On Monday September 4th, Rance’s Chicago Pizza in Long Beach and Costa Mesa are launching “Help For Hurricane Harvey” victims by setting up donation centers and offering gift cards and/or free pizza as an incentive to donate. Anyone who brings in a bag of nonperishable food and/or clothes and blankets will receive a $10 gift card and anyone who donates $100 or more to the…


Added by Kelli on August 31, 2017 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Jimboy's Tacos Takes Over Southern California

Jimboy’s Tacos has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement that will expand the brand’s presence in Southern California by 20 units. With the first opening slated for this winter, the new developments will be located throughout Orange County and surrounding areas, where the company currently operates two restaurants.

A household name in Northern California,…


Added by Kelli on August 30, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

No Kid Hungry Partners With Tommy Bahama To Fight Childhood Hunger In America

For the fifth year, Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America. Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort make sure that every child gets the proper nourishment they need to grow strong and learn. Through the generosity of their retail, restaurant and online guests, Tommy Bahama raised nearly $200,000 for No Kid Hungry in…


Added by Kelli on August 29, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

PizzaRev Santa Ana Partners With Make-A-Wish Orange County

PizzaRev Santa Ana is celebrating its third successful year in business by giving back to the Orange County community by partnering with Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire for a month-long fundraiser. To support Make-A-Wish’s mission to grant the wishes of medically-eligible children, PizzaRev Santa Ana will donate 20 percent of its September profits to the…


Added by Kelli on August 29, 2017 at 2:07pm — No Comments

BLKdot Coffee Adds 3 New Locations in Orange County

BLK Coffee has announced that it will be opening 3 new locations in Orange County within the next year, as the re-branded BLKdot Coffee. The first new location is set to open in Laguna Beach’s Boat Canyon center in late October, with locations to follow in Irvine Marketplace (Spring 2018) and Irvine Spectrum (Summer 2018).

The coffee shop is known for its signature VTM…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Snooze, An A.M. Eatery Celebrates International Bacon Day With Specials And A Savory Giveaway

September 2, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is bringing home the bacon to all 21 locations for Bacon Day. Enjoy a special, bacon-filled menu featuring: a bacon pancake (Wake Me Up Before You Oink Oink Pancake), a bacon benny (Farmhouse BLT Benny), and a bacon cocktail (Bacon Bomber).

Snooze will donate 10% of sales from all eateries on September 2nd to Slow Food USA – a…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unwind with 29 Wines For $29 at Fleming’s

Last call now through September 4 to enjoy 29 wines by the bottle for $29 each at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The sommelier- selected bottles are from the renowned Fleming's 100 wine list. Ranging from light whites to full-bodied reds, there is a variety to satisfy every palate including Tenshen, Viognier-Rousanne-Grenache Blanc Central Coast 2015/2016,…


Added by Lauren on August 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hotel Irvine's Fall Happenings

At Hotel Irvine hosting seasonal happenings is a regular occurrence. Locals and guests who are food, fun and beverage adventurers are invited to enjoy Wine Harvest Festival in The Backyard in September and The Backyard Oktoberfest in October. At Red Bar and Lounge offerings include NFL Sunday Football viewing, Top of the Barrel brown spirits sipping and Sip and Smoke evenings…


Added by Kelli on August 16, 2017 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

Relax and enjoy some delicious food & wine at The Capital Grille, enjoy a chef-inspired menu, including King Crab Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, Charred Octopus Salad, Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork and a succulent spin on Steak & Eggs masterfully prepared by Sous Chef, J.P. Dacio, exclusively for this dinner.

Cakebread Wine Dinner



Added by Kelli on August 16, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Taco Rosa Host's Tequila Tasting

Taco Rosa, will host “Battle of the Tequileros" on Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September 16th from 1-5 p.m. Bringing together 26 different tequila and mezcal brands, the celebratory event will benefit Save our Youth (SOY), a local non-profit serving the at-risk youth of the Newport-Mesa area through arts, fitness, education, and scholarship programs.



Added by Kelli on August 15, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The First Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic Dubuts at The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort This Weekend

The First Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic (August 19 & 20, 2017) is positioned to become a signature Southern California culinary event. This two-day celebration brings together more than 50 prominent chefs, premium spirits and 100…


Added by OCfoodies on August 14, 2017 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. Comes To So Cal.

Aloha Poké Co. is thrilled to dive into Southern California with forthcoming locations in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, and San Diego.

Aloha Poké Co. has been packing poké bowls since March 2016 when the first location opened within the Chicago French Market. Since then, the concept has grown to have additional locations in Illinois, with aggressive expansion plans within…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Caterina's Club Red Carpet Gala Fundraiser

Sir Bruno Serato hosts his 12th annual Red Carpet Gala fundraiser for Caterina’s Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum (1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin) on Sunday, August 27 starting at 5 p.m. In addition to feeding 3,050 children in need each night, the nonprofit helps place families living in squalid motel conditions into cleaner and safer environments. Caterina’s Club also…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2017 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Orange County’s Inaugural Paella Wine & Beer Festival

Orange County’s first ever Paella Wine & Beer Festival is coming Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 4-9 p.m. Nearly 50 local chefs will compete with their own paella recipes for the chance to represent the United States at the World Paella Championship in Sueca, Valencia, Spain. Event entry includes unlimited wine, beer and paella and features an experience reflecting what…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Red O - Wente Wine Dinner

Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30pm. Price is only $85 per person which includes the 5-course meal and wine parings.  Information is attached. For reservations call 949.718.0300 and tell the host it is for the August Wine Dinner.  



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Added by Kelli on August 9, 2017 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Sir Bruno Serato To Feed 500 Children In Huntington Beach Daily Starting August 22nd

Sir Bruno Serato has announced that Caterina’s s Club, the nonprofit he created to feed local children in need, will expand its scope and serve pasta dinners nightly to approximately 500 Huntington Beach youths starting in late August. That brings the total number of children being fed each day by the organization to 3,505.

To kickoff the expansion, Serato will…


Added by Kelli on August 8, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Lee's Sandwiches Opens First Lee's Coffee Roastery in Orange County, California

Lee's Sandwiches has announced the opening of its first Lee's Coffee Roastery in Westminster, California. This exciting and interactive Lee's Coffee Roastery is dedicated to providing small batch, freshly roasted, and specialty coffee beans from around the world.

Since 1983, Lee's Coffee embarked on a mission to share the love and passion for Vietnamese style coffee in…


Added by Kelli on August 8, 2017 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Poke Me's Fourth Grand Opening in Irvine

In the past year and a half, Poke Me opened three locations in Los Angeles with great success. As people continue to show their love for Poke Me’s build-your-own structure, ample options, and homemade sauces, the poke shop decided to further expand their business to Orange County. On Friday, August 18, Poke Me will have their fourth grand opening in Irvine, located in the…


Added by Kelli on August 8, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments

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