Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (33)


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

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

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 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

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

Spike’s Fish House Brings Fresh Fish, Simply Grilled in a Fast-Casual Setting to Laguna Niguel

Last year, Orange County saw the introduction of Spike’s Fish House, a fast-casual concept that opened in Rancho Santa Margarita (30465 Avenida De Las Flores #C) offering a variety of fresh fish, grilled to order, at a reasonable price point. Driven by the success of the restaurant, Partners Tim Aspel and Bob Turner, have opened a second location in Laguna Niguel (27020…


Added by Lauren on December 8, 2011 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Mozambique Peri-Peri Opens at The Bluffs in Newport Beach

Mozambique, a local dining favorite since 2005, has opened a casual new concept, Mozambique Peri-Peri, at The Bluffs in Newport Beach. The new restaurant serves many of the same dishes as its big sister restaurant in Laguna Beach, but in smaller portions well suited to a casual format.

The menu at Mozambique Peri-Peri features starters such as Vegetarian or Beef…


Added by Lauren on December 8, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

New Chef Winter Creations at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, a longtime Southern California favorite on 17th Street in Costa Mesa since 1972, has unveiled a New Winter menu designed especially to beat the cold of the season and warm the heart.

The new winter entrees feature the best of the restaurant’s classic Sonoran dishes, steaks and sides while incorporating fresh seasonal sauces and…


Added by Lauren on December 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

French 75 Offering a Fantastic Christmas Eve Menu

Come join French 75 Bistro & Champagne Bar as Chef Gregory Moro cooks up a delicious prix fixe Christmas Eve Dinner. Live music and free flowing sparkling wine will help you and your loved ones get in the holiday spirit!…


Added by Lauren on December 8, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

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