Featured Blog Posts – November 2009 Archive (17)


Newport Beach restaurant offers special Baja-style holiday tequila dinner | Dec. 8

SOL Cocina Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created a special menu of Coastal Mexican cuisine to complement the flavors of Partida Tequila for a Baja-style holiday tequila dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2009.

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle during a cocktail reception with SOL Cocina specialties, including Apache Beef Ceviche on beet chips, Salmon… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 30, 2009 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Dining Out for Thanksgiving

Don't want to slave away in the kitchen this Thanksgiving - here are some restaurants open with some fun offers you may want to check out.

Ambrosia Restaurant

At The OC Pavillion Performing Arts Center

801 N. Main Street • Santa Ana



4 course Thanksgiving feast is $48 for adults and $20 for children.

Delicious 4-course menu features a… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on November 24, 2009 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

OC Wine Pour Sunday Dec. 6th at OC Wine & Food Center

Southern California Chapter – Orange County, is pleased to announce that the inaugural OC Wine Opener event is to be held at 4pm on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at the Orange County Wine & Food Center in Costa Mesa. Sponsored by the OC Restaurant Association and OC Life Magazine and A-Med Health Care, the event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on November 24, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Check out FoodNetwork's Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

When it comes to the perfect Thanksgiving spread, where would turkey be without its sidekick stuffing? FoodNetwork.com has 22 outstanding stuffing and dressing recipes ranging from the conventional to the contemporary. (http://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving-stuffing-and-dressing/package/index.html)

According to a poll of visitors to FoodNetwork.com, stuffing and dressing is a more popular… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Burger Wars Round III: Carl’s Jr. Launches The Six Dollar Cheeseburger for $2.79

Today Carl’s Jr.® launched The Six Dollar Cheeseburger™, adding more fuel to the fire in the premium burger wars. Selling for just $2.79, the Six Dollar Cheeseburger is nearly twice as big as the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder® with Cheese, for a lot less money. The Six Dollar Cheeseburger features almost a half pound of charbroiled 100% Black Angus Beef, two slices of American cheese, onion, dill pickles, ketchu p and mustard on a seeded bun.

Also starting today, Carl’s Jr. is… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments


Catering a family gathering, corporate affair, office party or special event can be costly and require a lot of time and coordination and the results are sometimes not so good. What to do? Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza has a hot idea…Fajitas To-Go. For parties of 15 or more, the popular restaurant offers your choice of jerk chicken, vegetarian, shrimp or beef tenderloin along with hand-hacked guacamole, salsa fresca, black beans, sour cream, Jack and cheddar cheeses, flour… Continue

Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on November 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Dining Schedule at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach

Thanksgiving Dinner- The First Cabin Restaurant

Thursday, November 26th, 1:00 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast in the beautiful First

Cabin Restaurant overlooking the Newport bay. Live piano

music enhances the evening with family favorites.

Christmas Eve Dinner-The First Cabin Restaurant

Thursday, December 24th, 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Guests will enjoy a four-course, traditional Christmas Eve

Dinner in the warm ambiance of the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Let Lucca Roast While You Host! Thanksgiving meals and with all the trimmings available for take-out

This Thanksgiving, diners will be able to start their own traditions with a little assistance from Luc ca, 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! With Lucca’s Thanksgiving take-out dinner, guests may entertain 2 or 200 guests with ease and offer a special mouth-watering menu guaranteed to delight any budget and palate. The take-out… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 17, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Zov’s Bistro offers Thanksgiving & winter holiday takeout meals with all the trimmings

Once again, Chef Zov Karamardian will offer her popular Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday takeout dinners available to be picked up from Zov's Bistro and Bakery in Tustin. Both takeout dinners include a lavish spread cons isting of an entrée, salad, rolls and four side dishes. For more information or to place orders, guests may call 714.838.8855.

“It is a real honor to know that our takeout dinners are now a part of holiday traditions for countless families throughout the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 17, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Don the Beachcomber by Rich Manning

The Polynesian motif has managed to cultivate a somewhat maligned reputation over the years in the food and drink scene. Once a proud beacon of trendy coolness, the setting designed to bring the wonders of the Pacific to the ma inland have garnered a perception of forgettable food married with tacky ambience. However, such a biased observation is rather unfair to the theme, because it can be one of the most awesomely exuberant settings to dine, drink, and hang out when it is done… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on November 17, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

California Pizza Kitchen Launches New Menu Options

California Pizza Kitchen home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, announced today the addition of seven new items and whole grain options to their extensive menu.

Guests will now be able to order any of California Pizza Kitchen’s innovative pizzas on a new honey-wheat with whole grain crust and any of their twelve pastas on multigrain penne.

Joining… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 11, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments


Asian Tapas, a distinctive new Asian restaurant, has opened at Woodbury Town Center in Irvine. Tapas are small dishes in Spain, and while every cuisine has a variation of tapas, Asian Tapas serves small dishes from different Asian Cultures with a concentration in Northern Chinese cuisine.

There are nearly 30 tapas to choose from, including Lettuce Wraps with a choice of Chicken or Pork or Vegetarian; Vegetarian Egg Rolls; Misoyaki Fish Filet; Scallops wrapped in Maple… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 11, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Zov’s expands Monday Night specialty menu with seasonal Feel-Good Favorites at Newport Coast, Irvine and Tustin locations

In an effort to build on the excitement of her Monday Kebob Night at the Café, Zov Karamardian is now expanding her offerings with a two-course menu of Monday Night Feel-Good Favorites beginning Monday, November 9 at Zov’s Bakery & Café in Tustin, and Zov’s Neighborhood Café & Bar in Newport Coast and Irvine. The menu, starting at $16.95, includes classic dishes with Zov’s unique touch. Chef/restaurateur Karamardian adds a flavorful… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Don The Beachcomber Offers Two Ways To Give Thanks

In addition to serving a traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Don the Beachcomber will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving Luau the Friday before the holiday (Friday, November 20). The Luau will feature a buffet of Pacific rim specialties and a high-energy Polynesian show with singing, dancing and other live entertainment at Don the Beachcomber restaurant (located at 16278 S. Pacific Coast Highway).

Don the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Tablas Creek Wine Dinner

Added by OCfoodies on November 9, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila Opens in Downtown Brea Restaurant Showcase a Fresh California Approach to Latin Cuisine

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila has opened its doors in the heart of downtown Brea. The California-Latin-inspired eatery spotlights locally grown produce, dishes roasted in a hardwood-fired oven, meats slow cooked on a rotisserie and cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices and seasonal fruit. The result is a cuisine in which quality, integrity and flavor are always emphasized.

“Our hope is to convey our appreciation for all types of Latin cuisine using the best local and regional… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 4, 2009 at 1:41pm — No Comments

FREE Cake at El Pollo Loco

Starting Saturday, October 31st, you can have your cake and eat it too-- for FREE at EL POLLO LOCO when you purchase the new Flame-Grilled Feast!

The Flame-Grilled Feast is available in two family-friendly sizes!

· The 9-piece feast features nine pieces of El Pollo Loco’s fresh, natural, citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken with a choice of two large sides, warm tortillas, fresh salsas and a FREE 16 oz. Bundt cake

· The 14-piece feast offers 14 pieces of El… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 2, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

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