Featured Blog Posts – August 2017 Archive (20)

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Kelli on August 28, 2017 at 2:00pm — 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.  



PASSED APPETIZER



Crudo

Copper River…

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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…

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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…

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

BRIO Welcomes Fall with Special Seasonal Dishes, and Two-Course Early Dinner Combo

The transition from summer to fall will be a delicious one at BRIO Tuscan Grille locations across the nation! Not only is BRIO offering watermelon-inspired seasonal sips now through Sunday, Aug. 27 (at the special price of $5 during Happy Hour), but starting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, the restaurant will present special fall seasonal dishes, as well as two-course early dinner combo…

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Added by Kelli on August 7, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Oak Laguna Beach's Grand Opening

oak laguna beach officially opened doors to the public on August 2, 2017.

The restaurant’s design boasts a warm, coastal modern feel, courtesy of local Laguna Beach architect, Todd Skenderian and Bill Dalke of Rancho Laguna Builders. Nestled on the second story overlooking South Coast Hwy., oak offers an intimate dining room, inviting bar and wrap around outdoor…

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Added by Kelli on August 7, 2017 at 10:57am — No Comments

House of Blues Anaheim's World Fabulous Drag Brunch

The shiny new House of Blues Anaheim has introduced the World Fabulous Drag Brunch held on the first Saturday of each month starting June 3, 2017. The World Fabulous Drag Brunch stars WILLAM- actress, author, YouTuber and former RuPaul's Drag Racer, in a hilarious new show featuring wild entertainment, mimosas and an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet of Southern-inspired…

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Added by Kelli on August 7, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Slapfish Updates Menu with Underutilized, Lesser-Known Fish

Slapfish features a seasonally-rotating menu and a daily changing seafood board, with exciting new species incorporated into build-your-own bowls, salads, sandwiches, and tacos. Through its partnership with Sea to Table, the brand now offers three new lesser-known fish, including:



Wild Chesapeake Blue Catfish

Landed in Suffolk, VA and…

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Added by Kelli on August 7, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cool Down With Home-Made Ice Cream

No dessert says summer quite like home-made ice cream. From simple chocolate to fresh-from-the-orchard fruit flavors to a sophisticated twist on the ice-cream sandwich, we’ve collected some of the most tempting recipes from resort and restaurant chefs across the U.S. to enjoy in the final weeks of summer.



Raspberry Cheesecake Gelato

Pebble…

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Added by Kelli on August 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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