December 2011 Blog Posts (45)


Tabu Grill in Laguna Beach is offering a delicious 4 or 6 Course Menu!




clam chowder

manila clams, coconut milk, lemongrass, micro “mire poix”


king crab…


Added by Lauren on December 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This menu is so good we thought you should see it twice!

Added by OCfoodies on December 22, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Island Cinema is Now Open!

The redeveloped seven-screen Island Cinema is officially open, bringing a state-of-the-art theater complex and premier movie-going experience to the heart of Newport Beach. The cinema, located on the Island Terrace near Nordstrom, features stadium seating with over-sized seats, extra-wide arm rests, wider aisles and generous legroom.

With the reimagined cinema comes a…


Added by Lauren on December 22, 2011 at 4:11am — No Comments

Morton's Levendi Winery Pre-Fixe Dinner

WHAT: Join Morton's for an evening with Levendi Winery. Enjoy four courses of Morton's signature cuisine paired with exquisite wine.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26

6pm Reception

6:30pm Dinner

WHERE: 1641 W. Sunflower Ave.,Santa Ana, CA 92704

COST: $125 per guest. Inclusive of tax…


Added by Lauren on December 21, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Slidebar Ignites Fullerton Food Drive With the Aid of Local Restaurants

Jeremy Popoff, owner of The Slidebar Rock n’ Roll Kitchen, announced a month long initiative to collect food and cash donations to benefit the Fullerton Food Bank at FIES (Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services) on November 30, 2011. Each of the following locations has agreed to offer a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE lunch voucher, redeemable in any of the participating restaurants, in exchange for a $10 non-perishable food donation.…


Added by Lauren on December 21, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Ring in the 2012 New Year...Remix Style

On Sunday, Jan. 1, RA Sushi will wind back the clock with a New Year's Eve Remix Party for those who didn't give 2012 a proper welcome. From 8 p.m. to close, guests can indulge in Sunday Night's Flying Fish Lounge specials with select sushi, appetizers and tapas ranging from $2-$7 and drink specials starting at just $3, while a guest DJ spins hot beats throughout the…


Added by Lauren on December 21, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Tamarind Of London's Bollywood-Themed Grand Opening Generates $7,000+ For James Beard Foundation

Costumed Bollywood dancers, henna tattoo artists, Dhol drummers, a red carpet entry and 700 guests set the stage for the grand opening of the OC’s most exciting new restaurant, Tamarind of London.  The long-awaited debut of the $3 million establishment hosted many of Newport Beach's jetset, members of the Crystal Cove Community Association, figures from Hollywood and Bollywood and supporters of the James Beard Foundation, announced General Manager Maneesh Rawat, who said that the restaurant…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on December 20, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Surf City Comedy Club set to open on December 31st

Surf City Comedy Club, Orange County’s newest comedy club, will be holding its grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve 2011 with two show times, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  This comedy venue is located inside Endless Food & Fun, the nearly 50,000 square-foot food and entertainment complex in Huntington Beach.

“We noticed a need for a local comedy club…

Added by OCfoodies on December 19, 2011 at 10:53pm — 1 Comment

Baja-Style New Year’s Weekend at SOL Cocina

SOL Cocina is inviting guests to celebrate their New Year’s Weekend in true Baja style without the fuss of leaving Orange County or making elaborate plans! Guests will be able enjoy both New Year’s Eve Brunch on Saturday, December 31st and New Year’s Day Brunch on Sunday, January 1st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a menu of Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s Mexican brunch…


Added by Lauren on December 16, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Chef Joe Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon Gourmet Food Truck

After years of working at high end restaurants, such as, Saratoga Grill, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Chat Noir in Costa Mesa and as a Corporate Executive Chef responsible for multiple locations, Chef Joe decided to work for himself and began his culinary company, Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon , in 2010. He offers catering at all events - weddings, board meetings and…


Added by Lauren on December 15, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mi Casa’s Secret to Tamales “Wrapped Goodness”!

Since 1972, Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar’s traditional tamales have been a Southern California Holiday tradition!

“Our customers that have been with us since 1972 know the taste of our original chef Jose Perez’ homemade pork tamales, which are still prepared with the same recipe today”, says current Head Chef Abel Vega. Chef Vega continues the tradition and…


Added by Lauren on December 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Z’Tejas Servers Pool Tips To Treat Homeless To Early Xmas

            40 homeless children (aged 1-17) and their parents almost missed Christmas this year until the servers at the Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill heard about their plight.  They responded by pooling their tips and inviting them to a special breakfast at the restaurant that is located at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on December 23 at 10:00 a.m.  Before the restaurant opens for business, the servers will volunteer their time to serve breakfast, meet with the families of Orange Coast…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on December 15, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Z'Tejas Rings In The New Year With Special Holiday Menu

            Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is celebrating the New Year over a 3-day period with a special menu prepared by Executive Chef Daniel Stevens.  From Dec. 30 – Jan. 1, the popular dining destination at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa will offer guests an Ahi Ceviche with Seasoned Tostados appetizer for $9.99. Entrees include Ancho Chile Glazed Grilled Filet Mignon for $28.99, Herb Glazed Sea Bass en Papillote for $31.99 and Southwestern Chicken Achiote for $17.99.  A dessert of Molton…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on December 15, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Give The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

He Doesn't Need Another Tie and She Doesn't Want A Blender

We're guessing you aren't quite finished with your holiday shopping.  Neither are we.  Luckily our friends at the Wine Gallery in Corona…


Added by Michelle St. Amour on December 14, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

New York New Year’s Eve at LUCCA

Once again, LUCCA’s New Year’s Eve “special” will feature the restaurant’s regular dinner menu, with its regular dinner prices, during its regular dinner hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

“Since our dinner service ends at 9 p.m., which is midnight in New York, we joke that guests are invited to welcome 2012 with the New Yorkers,” explained Cathy…


Added by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 6:53am — No Comments

Italian Kitchen and Wine Shop CUCINA enoteca Now Open in Irvine Spectrum Center

CUCINA enoteca has fired up the pizza oven, stocked the shelves of the wine shop and is open for business in the Irvine Spectrum Center. The newly opened sister restaurant of well lauded CUCINA urbana in San Diego, CUCINA enoteca is the latest venture from innovative restaurateur Tracy Borkum.

The modern kitchen-meets-historic farmhouse is one of Orange County’s only…


Added by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Hosts New Year’s Eve Masquerade

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will host its annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Guests are offered a choice of two seatings, both featuring a four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef/Partner, Yvon Goetz, and the second, a live entertainment by five-piece R&B band “Family Style” (begins at 10 p.m.). Those who do not wish to indulge…


Added by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sapphire Laguna is offering a Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Menu

Sapphire Laguna is offering a Christmas Eve prix-fixe menu featuring festive fare on Saturday, Dec. 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner includes a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert ranging from $52-$66 per guest (exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity). Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (949) 715-9888.



Added by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bruxie Delivers Holiday Cheer In A Cup with Egg Nog and Candy Cane Shakes

Once again, Bruxie will be serving up holiday cheer by way of seasonal holiday shakes. In addition to its holiday sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwich offerings, Bruxie offers seasonal shakes made with its old-fashioned Wisconsin custard. On the heels of a Pumpkin Spice shake, both of the restaurant’s locations will offer Egg Nog and Candy Cane shakes for the month of…


Added by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Starfish Is Now Serving Lunch Fare

By popular demand, Starfish Restaurant in Laguna Beach, is now serving lunch from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Patrons from all over Orange County can get absorbed in the warm, neighborly ambience and enjoy the complete menu at lunch.

The Coastal Asian cuisine menu is highlighted by the following…


Added by Lauren on December 13, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

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