December 2009 Blog Posts (9)

New Years Eve throughout the OC

Here's Just a Few Fun spots to Check Out for Your New Years Eve Celebration.

OC Pavillion & Ambrosia VIP Dinner & Show! – Santa Ana

Hotel California & 7-Course New Year's Eve Dinner!

Join us on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the sounds that defined a generation.

7 Course Dinner "Gather for the Feast" and sip "Pink Champagne on Ice" at Ambrosia… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on December 21, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments



· Thousands of homeless and impoverished Orange County families are in need of food, clothing, hygiene supplies and toys

· Orange County Rescue Mission pleas with community to give this season to help our neighbors affected by the recession enjoy a bountiful holiday

The Orange County Rescue Mission is making a plea to members of the Orange County community including local area business, churches, schools and corporations to donate food,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 17, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Join Phan55 for their First Ever Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner

At Phans55 we truly believe in the mantra “to be truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine, you must use only the most natural ingredients in order to orchestrate a symphonic balance.”

In the old times there was no such thing as hormone injected beef or chemical based pork. At Phans55 we choose to use only certified natural beef, pork and poultry. Our greens come only from the freshest local sources. Our fish are wild caught fresh every day. In dire… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 14, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

COMING IN 2010 Golden Foodies Cards! These cards will rock your foodie world!

COMING IN 2010 Golden Foodies Cards! These cards will rock your foodie world!

The Golden Foodies Cards will be given FREE of charge to diners during Orange County Restaurant Week. These cards will give foodies special dining deals ALL YEAR! Deals like 10%, 15% or 20% off your bill, free appetizer or free dessert. Foodies can see available offers by visiting beginning February 28th. The promo couldn’t be easier to use. Once the program has… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 10, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Sticky Pig Further Proves The Awesomness of Bacon

Bacon: Is there anything that it cannot do? Okay, so it does not have magic healing powers and it lacks the ability to improve your bowling score, but from a pure culinary standpoint, the possibilities behind this mighty pork product seem infinite. It is an indispensable breakfast item. It can turn a mere hamburger into something to obsess over. It adds tremendous flavor and depth to pretty much any entrée it lovingly wraps itself around. And now, you can add decadent candied treat to its… Continue

Added by Rich Manning on December 9, 2009 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Cha Cha’s Brings New Life to Old Mexico

By Rich Manning

When you hear the phrase “Mexican restaurant,” what initially comes to mind? Chances are, your bean is instantly populated with thoughts of buildings laid heavy with faux crumbling adobe, archways, and other amenities designed to mimic something from days of yore (or in Orange County’s case, days of Yorba). Additionally, you would pretty much expect the menu to be populated with overstuffed tacos, burritos, chimichangas, and other familiar staples that have… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on December 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Whole Foods Market Comes to Bella Terra in Huntington Beach

Bella Terra, the popular open air retail destination in Huntington Beach, is bringing Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic foods supermarket and the nation’s first certified organic grocer, to the center in the 32,000-square-foot former Circuit City space. The first Whole Foods Market in Huntington Beach brings a new dimension to Bella Terra, and will offer the widest variety and selection of natural and organic produce, meats, seafood and specialty items the store is proud of while also… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 3, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Free screening of ‘FOOD FIGHT’ – “Revolution Never Tasted So Good”.

Join us for our CINEMA SAGE HILL event on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30pm. The
Newport Beach Film Festival and The Studio at Sage Hill will present a free
screening of the award winning documentary FOOD FIGHT
followed by a Q&A session with co producer Thetis Sammons.
FOOD FIGHT features Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Bob Cannard and Wolfgang Puck.
For information visit

Added by Newport on December 3, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales

Chef Q and A

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales

Nirvana Grille

Chef & Owner

303 Broadway, Laguna Beach and 24031 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo

Phone:(949)497-0027/ (949)380-0027, Catering Inquiries (949)637-4708

Hours:Tues-Sun 5-9, Fri & Sat 5-10pm, also Sunday 10am-2pm (Laguna Beach Only)

Question: Who or what inspired you to become a chef?

Answer: My Mom. By sheer force of not wanting to… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on December 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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