December 2014 Blog Posts (36)

Slapfish Rings in the New Year with Healthy and Lighter Specials

Slapfish Executive Chef/Owner Andrew Gruel introduces a month-long series of specials to help with keeping New Year’s resolutions. Beginning January 5th, the weekly specials will incorporate the freshest seafood in the following light and flavorful dishes: 

•    Wild Pacific Albacore Tuna BLTA w Verde Sauce -- no BREAD, 100% Paleo

•    California Powerbowl -…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 30, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

​Ruby’s Celebrates 32nd Anniversary with 32¢ Breakfast Burrito

The celebration continues in honor of Ruby’s 32nd anniversary at Ruby’s Dinette in Costa Mesa! Based on the tremendous success of the 32¢ RubyBurger—almost 2,200 sold on December 19—Ruby’s is offering its full-size Breakfast Burrito at the same incredible price, for dine in or to go. Available only at Ruby’s Dinette, the new Googie-inspired design and fast-casual concept 17th…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 29, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Countdown to the New Year at Pinot Provence

WHAT: Pinot Provence invites patrons to gather with loved ones and celebrate the last meal of the year with a four-course festive menu. Whether celebrating with a special someone, friends or family, Pinot Provence is the perfect way to ring in the New Year before embarking on New Year’s resolutions.




Added by Avery Bressler on December 29, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Cure Your Holiday Hangover at Red Robin

With more than a third of Americans planning to drink on New Year’s Eve already predicting a hangover on New Year’s Day, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. has the remedy for guests in need of some relief this holiday season! To ring in the New Year, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will unveil The Cure Burger, available by request only at participating restaurants…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Added by Jeff Fliegler on December 22, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

New Year's Day Brunch at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

WHAT:      New Year's Day Hair-of-the-Dog Brunch at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Diners will enjoy $5 Bloody Mary's, Mimosas and housemade Sangria, along with all the Lazy Dog brunch favorites to kick-start their 2015 on the right note. The restaurant will also be screening all those big New Year's Day football games on the TVs outfitting both the bar and dog-friendly patio.

WHEN:    Thursday, January 1, 2015



Added by Avery Bressler on December 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Holiday Specials at Bruxie

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why,Bruxie holiday specials are coming to town! You dream of them when you’re sleeping, you enjoy them when you’re awake, they’re only here for a limited time, so go get them for goodness sake! From now through the end of the year your readers can have a taste of the holidays with the…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 18, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Sapphire Laguna Offers Special Christmas Eve Dine-in and Take-out

The holidays are a precious time to spend with loved ones, and Sapphire Laguna is the perfect place to share a memorable Christmas Eve dinner. Relish in the joy of the season with Chef Azmin Ghahreman’s gourmet dishes with a festive twist. Whether you experience the warm ambience at the restaurant, or order “A La Carte” from Sapphire Pantry, the special menu sets the tone for an extraordinary holiday dinner.

The three-course, pre-fixe dinner* will be served Wednesday, December 24th…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 18, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Celebrate the Holidays at Eureka!

Eureka! promises to assist guests with their New Year’s resolution of drinking more beer and becoming more social by providing back-to-back holiday-filled events complimented by handcrafted festive cocktails. From now until December 31, 2014, Bella Terra and University Center's most entertaining restaurants…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Buy One Gift Card, Get One Free!

Added by Avery Bressler on December 18, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Driftwood Kitchen Kicks off 2015 with Exclusive New Year’s Eve Bash

Driftwood Kitchen, together with Tightrope Entertainment, will be ringing in 2015 with an exclusive New Year’s Eve bash in Laguna Beach. The celebration will take place at the oceanfront venue nestled up against the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.

Guests will be transported into a Great Gatsby-like New Year’s party. One of Laguna’s favorite homegrown bands Common Sense will perform live, keeping the energy flowing into the new year.

General Admission tickets are currently…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Casey's Glamorous Gingerbread and Skinny Cupcake

This holiday season, Casey’s Cupcakes is offering a new sparkling December cupcake that’s a perfect treat for yourself or to share with loved ones and friends—the Glamorous Gingerbread! Single cupcake is $3.50 or $39 for a dozen. Gift cards are also available!  

Additionally, 2015 is right around the…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 18, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Dory Deli to Open in Newport Beach January 2015

Newport Beach’s new Dory Deli will open its doors January 19,2015. Located just north of the Newport Beach Pier at the waterfront, it will bring an eclectic blend of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast complete with local craft beers and fresh-brewed espresso drinks.

Open 6 am daily, Dory Deli will offer a breakfast menu featuring items such as sweet potato biscuits and…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bagels & Brew Celebrates 20 Years with $0.20 Bagels All Week

Bagels & Brew, will celebrate 20 years in business by offering customers a premium deal each day starting Monday, December 15 to Friday, December 19 including $0.20 bagels, coffee and more at any of Bagels & Brew’s three Orange County locations in Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo and Lake Forest.


The café will offer the following daily to each…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 15, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Carl’s Jr. Revolutionizes Fast Food with New All-Natural Burger

Carl’s Jr.® announced the All-Natural Burger, featuring an all-natural, grass-fed, free-range beef patty that has no added hormones, antibiotics or steroids. With the introduction of the All-Natural Burger, Carl’s Jr. is the first major fast-food chain to offer an all-natural beef patty on the menu. The All-Natural Burger will be available in participating Carl’s Jr. locations beginning Wednesday, Dec. 17 and features the charbroiled, all-natural beef patty topped with a slice of natural…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 10, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Creamistry Announces Holiday Flavors and New Toppings

Creamistry is pleased to announce a trio of Holiday flavors to complement the Season. Available starting this Friday, December 12, 2014 and for a limited time, customers can choose from Peppermint Bark, Pecan Praline, and Pumpkin Pie for their made-to-order ice cream. In addition, Creamistry now offers Honey and Nutter Butter toppings.

Peppermint Bark - Peppermint Flavor

- Chocolate truffles & crushed candy cane mixed in



Added by Avery Bressler on December 10, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Get a Free Drink this Holiday at Nekter

Added by Avery Bressler on December 10, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments


This December, Certified Master Chocolatier Amy Jo (Valenza) Pedone is hosting two Orange County Holiday Pop-Up Shops featuring the entire VALENZA CHOCOLATIER® 2014 HOLIDAY COLLECTION. Those still looking for the perfect edible gift to give to loved ones--or themselves--can choose from a selection of handmade Italian chocolates made locally. First is the Holiday Pop-Up Shop at The Hood Market in Costa Mesa on Thursday, December 18th from 11:00am to 6:00pm (or until sold out). The second…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 10, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Countdown to Midnight without Counting Calories with Skinnygirl Cocktails

Nothing says New Year’s like some bubbly so add some sparkle to your celebration with the new Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita!  A sparkling way to enjoy all the popular flavors of a margarita with less calories, this chic new sipper is perfect for toasting. If you’re feeling ambitious, mix up some cocktails – we’ve included recipes below for…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

ARC Livens Up Its Lineup of Craft Libations with Seasonal Sippers

ARC Bar Chef Koire Rogers has introduced a new menu of wintercocktails featuring house-made syrups, bitters and infusions, and artfully crafted with locally sourced, artisanal ingredients. The new cocktails highlight fresh, seasonal fruits, including apples, cranberries, and even vegetables.


Guests looking to warm up this winter will enjoy Rogers’ new “Global Warming,” a twist on traditional hot chocolate, featuring branca menta, brandy, and a dash of cream. In addition…


Added by Avery Bressler on December 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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