Featured Blog Posts – October 2012 Archive (19)

Anaheim White House Welcomes Holidays With 25th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

OC Restaurant Kicks Off Season Of Giving With Holiday Ceremony/ Toy Drive

            Recently celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, the Anaheim White House is continuing it’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Upon arriving, guests will be greeted by a blanket of real snow, tray passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne before the ceremony at 7 p.m. The tree lighting also will serve as a special dedication to a select few who have shown the…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 30, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Farrell’s To Raise Money for Hurricane Sandy Victims

On Thursday, November 1, Farrell’s will donate 100% of all Presidential Sundae sales to the American Red Cross. Farrell’s will also be rewarding anyone who donates $20 or more with a Farrell’s High…

Added by OCfoodies on October 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bistango Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Culinary Concert


(Irvine Restaurant Bridges Past, Present & Future By Reuniting Past Chefs with Current One)


There will be no opening act for Bistango's 25th anniversary gala as the Irvine restaurant reunites 2 of its former executive chefs with its existing one to headline a one-time Culinary Concert on Saturday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.. The line-up includes Paul Gstrein,…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 30, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Anaheim White House To Host "Race To The White House" Dinner

Republican/Democrat Menus, Complimentary Champagne & Televised Coverage On Election Night


Anaheim White House owner Bruno Serato is urging…


Added by OCfoodies on October 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Zov's Bistro Announces Thanksgiving To-Go

Tustin Restaurant Provides Hassle-Free Holiday Meal Option

For some, the holidays are an enjoyable time for families to gather together and enjoy a traditional feast, but for others the stress of preparing Thanksgiving dinner is overwhelming.  That’s why…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 22, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Devilishly Delicious Brandy Punch Recipe

Most of us love Halloween and for good reason – it's an opportunity to dress up in costumes and party.  Whether your adult Halloween bash is a small ghoulish get-together or a big scary spooktacular, the fun should include frightening decorations…


Added by OCfoodies on October 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Farrell’s To Host The Coolest Prelection Ever

Cast a vote for the US President by ordering your favorite candidate’s sundae. Results will be released Monday, November 5th. Everyone that votes can come back to Farrell’s to receive a free sundae on Election Day.

There is nothing more patriotic, more self fulfilling, than casting your vote for the President of the United…


Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2012 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Hang Out With Your Family, Let LUCCA Make The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving, diners will be able to start their own traditions with a little assistance from Chef Cathy Pavlos at LUCCA, who is offering to handle everything from shopping for groceries and scrubbing roasting pans, to worrying about whether the turkey is cooked to the right temperature and picking out wines! The best part of the deal? You can impress family and friends…


Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub’s fall harvest menu...ROCKS!

Haven Gastropub’s fall harvest brings the additional of fresh, innovative ideas and expressions to an already interesting menu. Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels’ menu highlights his creativity in the kitchen with such dishes as Pumpkin Gratin, Rabbit Pappardelle, Tripe Poutine, and Lamb Belly. As with all offerings at Haven Gastropub, the menu, which features contributions…


Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments


Bruno Serato To Receive Knighthood From Italian Republic

You may know him as restaurateur and CNN Hero Bruno Serato, but these days he's going by the title Sir, after recently being appointed a Knight of The Italian Republic. The Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) continues a tradition that spans centuries of awarding worthy recipients who display exceptional merit in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service,…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 12, 2012 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment


Newport Coast Restaurant Wins Golden Foodie Award

Although its legacy was established across the Pond, Tamarind Of London’s Newport Coast location has made waves in the Orange County restaurant scene by recently being presented with the Golden Foodie Award for best Indian cuisine. Using a voting process that allows local food lovers to express their support for their favorite restaurants in a wide number of categories, Tamarind Of London, which opened less than a year ago and…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 11, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Scotch Pairing Dinner At Bistango

On Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm, Bistango in Irvine will host a scotch pairing dinner with "Master Of Scotch" Rick Edwards.

For $49 plus tax and gratuity, guests will enjoy a 4-course dinner alongside various scotches that complement the meal.

For reservations or more information call 949-752-5222 or visit…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 10, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop now open at the District in Tustin

Capriotti’s San dwich Shop is open for business. With their tenth California restaurant and first ever in Orange County, Capriotti’s introduces their nationally renowned subs to…


Added by OCfoodies on October 9, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

Fall Social At Kimera

On Tuesday, October 9 from 6-8 pm, guests will enjoy wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres and cheese pairings. $35 per person plus tax and gratuity.

For more information visit www.kimerarestaurant.com or call (949)…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 8, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Smoqued California BBQ Announces Grand Opening

This morning, Smoqued California BBQ announced their long-awaited official grand opening, which will take place next Tuesday, October 9th. “We’re very excited to finally announce our grand opening,” said Mike Hernandez, one of the owners at Smoqued. “We wanted to do something special that involved the local community, and I believe we have done just that.” …


Added by OCfoodies on October 4, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

CleanWaterFest celebrates 40 years of the Clean Water Act in Oktoberfest-style

On Saturday, October 20th from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Orange…

Added by OCfoodies on October 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

P.F. Chang’s introduces Pad Thai

Starting today, P.F. Chang’s will launch a new Pad Thai menu in celebration of National Noodle Day on October 6, with entrees starting at $12.95. For a limited time, guests can order a sweet and…


Added by OCfoodies on October 4, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments

$1 Million ‘Boorito’ Fundraiser Benefiting the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Treats Customers in Costume to $2 Burrito

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced the return of its long-standing tradition and popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito. This Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, Chipotle will treat customers…


Added by OCfoodies on October 4, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Anaheim White House Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The public is invited to join in on the festivities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Anaheim White House on Sunday, October 7. The event will kick-off with a Champagne reception in the courtyard at 5:30 p.m. followed by a special 4-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the celebration will benefit Caterina’s Club, a nonprofit that was founded by Anaheim White House owner Bruno Serato to feed children in his own backyard – the so called “motel” children – whose working-class…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on October 1, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

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