Featured Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (32)

Tempo Urban Kitchen Opens with Bold Menu of Modern American Cuisine

Orange County is now home to Tempo Urban Kitchen, a Chef-driven, farm-to-table dining experience unlike any other in the region. With a menu of fresh, sustainable ingredients presented in one-of-a-kind dishes, the new Brea restaurant brings a modern American dining experience to the region’s vast culinary landscape.

The mastermind behind Tempo Urban Kitchen is seasoned…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 8, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Dance into the New Year at Prego Ristorante

Ring in the New Year with live music, dancing and great food at Prego Ristorante! Guests will have the opportunity to select from a four-course prix-fixe menu created by Executive Chef Ugo Allesina or order off the restaurant’s dinner menu of regional Italian favorites. Reservations will be taken for parties of any size at one of 3 seatings – 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – during which a prix-fixe menu will be offered for $74.95 per guest, plus tax and gratuity (guests at final seating must…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 8, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach Offers Holiday Brunch with Complimentary Kids Meals

Starting this Saturday (Dec. 6) through the month of December, 

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach invites families to celebrate the season with holiday brunch on Saturdays and Sundays featuring the prix-fixe brunch menu ($28*) and selections from the kids’ menu. Families can receive a complimentary main course from the kids’ menu (one main…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Restaurant Launches Seasonal Dinner Menu

Now that cooler weather has finally arrived in Orange County, acclaimed Chef Jonathan Blackford of A Restaurant in Newport Beach has created a new seasonal menu using specially sourced ingredients representing the best culinary offerings. Known for creatively marrying classic pairings with a modern technique and presentation, Chef Blackford has introduced new starters…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Pasture Meets the Pacific as Vital Farms Expands Throughout Southern California

Vital Farms, the only national supplier ofpasture-raised eggs in the country, is expanding throughout Southern California this fall. Ranked the #1 fastest growing food and beverage company per Inc. magazine, Vital Farms is setting the standard for taste and nutrition, while also promoting the welfare of happy, healthy, egg-laying hens. Introducing their Alfresco Eggs brand to over 300 Ralphs stores in the LA, Orange County and San Diego areas, Vital Farms is working to make high quality food…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 3, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Hotel Irvine Reopens as an All New Lifestyle Hotel

After an extensive transformation, Hotel Irvine opens as the newest and only lifestyle hotel of its kind to hit the hospitality scene in Orange County, California, revealing a sleek and vibrant modern look, a reinvented personality and service experience, unique and compelling new value propositions, unsurpassed…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 3, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Give Back with Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen is pleased to kick of this year's Giving Tuesday with its third annual toy-drive to benefit local families in need. In the month of December, guests are encouraged to…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Santa Barbara Bartender, Patrick Reynolds, Wins Limoneira's Mixology Contest

Patrick Reynolds, bartender at Wildcat Lounge and “Farm to Bar” columnist at the Santa Barbara Independent, created Manāw a trois, an original concoction that has been crowned the best lemon cocktail in Los Angeles by Limoneira.  Reynolds competed against some of Southern California’s most talented and distinguished bartenders as they mixed up their most…

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Added by Avery Bressler on December 3, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Time to Get Merry! The Third Annual OC Brew Ho Ho! is Back!



Official collaboration release party at The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen Dec. 10

The third annual OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival returns to the Anaheim Phoenix Club on December 13 with over 100 fine craft beers from some of the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond. Over half of the beer selections will feature special seasonal…

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Added by Corey Hap on December 2, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Lillie's Q is Opening in Orange County

OCfoodies is excited to share the news that Chef Charlie McKenna and partner Joe Manzella of TAPS Fish House & Brewery are set to open Lillie’s Q in Brea Downtown on December 6. The restaurant promises to bring delectable, award-winning barbecue to Orange County.



The joint venture marks McKenna’s fourth location for his growing barbecue concept. The original…

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Added by Corey Hap on December 2, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Tommy Bahama Introduces New Line of Cookbooks

Tommy Bahama, a brand that celebrates relaxed living has announced the release of its new cookbook, Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama. The cookbook promises to be a first in a new series of culinary adventures that will explore a variety of cultural destinations and pay tribute to the colorful dishes of each locale. In keeping with Tommy Bahama’s ”aloha” spirit,…

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Added by Corey Hap on December 2, 2014 at 3:39pm — No Comments

TWENTY EIGHT is Bringing Modern Chinese Cuisine to Orange County

TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant & Lounge will soon grace the OC. TWENTY EIGHT provides a fresh, modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine. Set to open its doors on Wednesday, December 10th, the new Irvine restaurant brings a unique dining experience unlike any other in the region with a menu of contemporary Chinese dishes that utilize local, seasonal ingredients and bold…

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Added by Corey Hap on December 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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