Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (48)

El Pollo Loco Rings In The New Year By With Five Under 500 Calories

Get a little help with your  healthful eating New Year's resolutions at a very unexpected place...the drive-thru! El Pollo Loco has unveiled a new line-up of hand-crafted entrees that deliver the authentic flavors of Mexico, each under 500 calories. With an emphasis on El Pollo Loco's all-natural, fire-grilled chicken breast, the 5 Meals Under 500 Calories Menu features…


Added by Lauren on December 30, 2013 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Panera Bread Kicks Off 2014 With New Menu for New Resolutions

Panera Bread bakery-cafes across Southern California are introducing additional menu items that will help food lovers stick to their New Year’s Resolutions for nutritious eating this year.
Beginning NOW, you can order the Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous Salad, All Natural Turkey Chili, Power Chicken Hummus Bowl and Low-Fat B-Green Power…

Added by Lauren on December 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

New Year's Day Hangover Burger at Wood Ranch

The dreaded New Year's Day hangover...it's inevitable!! So why not plan accordingly Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill has a wicked hangover burger; it’s a Brisket Burger (burger made from brisket meat that has been slow cooked) with bacon and fried onions, w/Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce on a Sesame Seed Bun.

And of…


Added by Lauren on December 30, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

T.O. makes play for Philly Cheesesteak

Former Philadelphia pro wide receiver Terrell Owens will soon share the love for Philly’s most famous food item, the iconic Philly Cheesesteak, in a new ad for the return of the Carl’s Jr.® – the chains’ tribute to, and twist on, Philadelphia’s classic cheesesteak sandwich. Premiering later this month, the humorous new spot titled “Philly Love” will follow Owens…


Added by Lauren on December 24, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

The St. Regis Monarch Beach's "Gatsby-style" New Year's Eve celebration

Celebrate the New Year in St. Regis style at our Great Gatsby event. Spend a swank evening Jay Gatsby would be proud of - celebrating the roaring twenties with friends old and new! Dress in your finest Gatsby attire and dance to the popular Flashback Heart Attack band and multiple DJs. Spread over two ballrooms, you will enjoy several delicious culinary stations and get a…


Added by Lauren on December 23, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Scott's Restaurant & Bar New Year's Eve Celebration

What better way to ring in the New Year than at a local favorite, Scott’s Restaurant & Bar! Eat early, or arrive late and stay for the midnight celebration at Scott’s Restaurant and Bar.

Let’s celebrate our triumphs of 2013 and cheers to the New Year with Lead Mixologist James Woods’ hand crafted winter cocktails, party favors, dancing,…


Added by Lauren on December 23, 2013 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Feel the Heat: Wendy’s Spices Up Value Menu with Two New Zesty Choices

Consumers are saying more spice is nice … and Wendy’s hears them loud and clear. That’s why its restaurants are now offering two new bold spice-flavored 99-cent items – the Spicy Chipotle Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Spicy Chipotle Jr. Cheeseburger – that may leave consumers happy to be hot under the collar.

For just 99 cents, consumers’ spare change will now give them…


Added by Lauren on December 23, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Sapphire Laguna's Festive Christmas Eve Dinner

Relish in the joy of the season and gather with loved ones for a memorable Christmas Eve Dinner at Sapphire Laguna. The special holiday menu* features gourmet selections created by Chef Azmin Ghahreman and his talented culinary team. The combination of Sapphire’s warm atmosphere and delectable cuisine promises to be an unforgettable experience.  

The three-course,…


Added by Lauren on December 21, 2013 at 2:27am — No Comments

Start off the New Year right, Celebrate with Catal!

Added by Lauren on December 20, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Selanne Steak Tavern Celebrates First New Year's Eve

On Tuesday, December 31, Selanne Steak Tavern, which opened this past November, is throwing a sensational send-off to 2013 and a celebratory welcome to the New Year. Revelers will dine on delicacies prepared by Executive Chef Joshua Severson, Sous Chef Randall Hane and Pastry Chef Heather Fisher. A five-course tasting menu offers diners two seating sessions – running from 5…


Added by Lauren on December 19, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments

A Holiday MUST: The 105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Escape the cold and celebrate the holiday season in Newport Beach, California for the 105th Annual Christmas Boat Parade, December 18th through the 22nd, 2013 hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. The theme for this year’s five-night event is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.

"The Parade is our community's 'Christmas Card to the…


Added by Lauren on December 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation

Buffalo Wild Wings, the destination for wings, beer and sports, has named award-winning chef Amy Smith director of culinary innovation. Smith will be responsible for creating, executing, and overseeing an annual product development plan and ensuring it aligns with restaurant operations. She will also manage logistics for all new or improved ingredients, menu items, equipment,…


Added by Lauren on December 19, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

Taste the Distinctive Flavors of Oak-Aged Scottish Beer at Total Wine & More’s Innis and Gunn Special Beer Tasting Events!

Experience the rich flavor of Innis and Gunn at Total Wine & More’s special beer tastings on December 20 and December 21.

Crafted in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Innis and Gunn brew is percolated in oak chips and incorporates vanilla, whisky, peat and sweet toffee flavors. Beer Advocate rated the Innis and Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer as an 85 (very…


Added by Lauren on December 19, 2013 at 6:03am — No Comments

Pacific Coast Wine Festival 2014

Tickets for the much heralded and burgeoning Pacific Coast Wine Festival are now available for the 2014 event March 1st at the Island Hotel. The evening kicks off with tastings from highly touted wineries such as Domaine Faively, Dragonette, Catena Zapata, Fattoria Felsina, and Nickel & Nickel.  The live and silent auction…


Added by Lauren on December 18, 2013 at 5:41am — No Comments

Starfish Laguna Speakeasy Soiree

Added by Lauren on December 17, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

The Melting Pot's "“Roar into 2014" New Year's Eve Celebration

Join The Melting Pot as it hosts “Roar into 2014,” a nostalgic and decadent Great Gatsby-style celebration, held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31st. “Roar into 2014” will feature a festive evening with a set menu of savory fondues and complimentary sparkling wines that will get toes tapping. For the special occasion, enjoy a sinfully-delicious cocktail…


Added by Lauren on December 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Delicious as Gourmet Italian Pizza, Easy As DiGiorno

For all of those that are domestically challenged in the cooking department OR for those whose olfactoric senses appreciate the smell of fresh dough baking in the oven, zpizza's NEW Take & Bake pizzas have you covered!

The Take & Bake Options are limitless. For the creatively challenged or lazy you can order one of their already perfectly designed “zpizza…


Added by Lauren on December 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Chef.info to Provide an Intimate Look at the People behind the Food

Great cuisine starts with great chefs.  This is the philosophy behind the dynamic culinary website Chef.info as it launches in January 2014.  Unlike other food-based sites whose contributors merely tell you what they are eating, …

Added by OCfoodies on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Red O is the new "IT" Restaurant in Orange County

RED O Restaurant by Master Chef Rick Bayless has been open now in Fashion Island for just a couple weeks and is the "IT" restaurant in OC.  The new flagship location features the sophisticated Oaxacan influenced cuisine that Bayless is recognized for, in a stunning 8,500 square foot space…

Added by OCfoodies on December 16, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

ARC Offers Traditional Goose Dinner for the Holidays

Duck...duck...goose dinner?! For the month of December, ARC Chef Noah Blom will offer a traditional Holiday Goose Dinner in addition to his menu of American roast house specialties. The dinner, which will feature a whole-roasted goose, will pay homage to Blom’s mentor, the late-Chef Hans Prager, who offered an annual Goose Dinner at his Newport Beach restaurant, The…


Added by Lauren on December 13, 2013 at 4:54am — No Comments

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