Featured Blog Posts – December 2016 Archive (19)

Papa John’s Raises its Cheese-Stick Game

Papa John’s is kicking off the New Year with a shareable side that’s sure to be a winner. The pizza maker is introducing a new menu item—its signature Cheese-sticks now stuffed with the choice of either bacon or even more delicious cheese.

The limited time Bacon Cheddar and Wisconsin Cheese Stuffed Cheese-sticks feature fresh, never frozen hand-tossed dough topped with…


Added by Kelli on December 29, 2016 at 10:59am — No Comments

Del Taco's #1, Best Selling Item

Del Taco is proud to announce that the launch of The Del Taco, is the brand’s most successful menu introduction to date. With over 11 million served since its debut in June, the overwhelming success of The Del Taco speaks volumes as to what today’s consumers are really craving, the best of both worlds: freshness and quality at a fair price.

Inspired by the original…


Added by Kelli on December 28, 2016 at 11:12am — No Comments

Twenty Eight’s New Winter Menu

Twenty Eight’s Executive Chef, Jay Lacuesta, introduces a new Winter Menu full of comforting dishes and vibrant, flavorful seasonal vegetables. Guests are invited to enjoy a Three Squash Agnolotti, hand-made fresh daily featuring a combination of the season’s three best kabocha, butternut, and delicata squash; and the house specialty, Kurobuta “Char Siu” Pork Shoulder, slow…


Added by Kelli on December 26, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Two New Ruby's Diners Locations to Open

Ruby’s has announced that the newest full service Ruby’s Diner plans to open doors at the Outlets at San Clemente in January. Simultaneously, the Ruby’s Diner location in Laguna Hills plans to reopen TODAY. The two new locations demonstrate the continued strategic expansion of Ruby’s Franchise Systems, Inc. in the Southern California market.

Ruby’s Diner at Outlets at…


Added by Kelli on December 23, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Ring In The New Year At The Back Bay Bistro

If you are wanting to celebrate the New Year with a special coursed dinner, family brunch or dancing the night away, Back Bay Bistro and Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort has got you covered. The Back Bay Bistro is offering a three or five coursed special dinner for New Year’s Eve as well as an over the top Champagne Brunch on New Year’s Day. The Newport Dunes will once again…


Added by Kelli on December 21, 2016 at 1:19pm — No Comments

10 Reasons The Beachcomber At Crystal Cove Is The Ultimate Beach Dining Destination

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove offers a wide variety of coastal inspired cuisine and classic American favorites daily, breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at this picturesque spot. There are countless qualities that set the Beachcomber apart. Here are the top ten reasons why the Beachcomber at Crystal Cove is the world’s ultimate beach dining destination.…


Added by Kelli on December 21, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Aura Knifeworks Unveils Aura Two Chef Knife

Aura Knifeworks has unveiled the new Aura Two knife, designed to deliver supreme performance at a mid-range price of $399, nearly half the cost of the company’s flagship Aura One knife. Aura knives are sought after by chefs and collectors around the world for their exceptional performance and beauty. Top chefs who use Aura knives include Jamie Oliver, Alexander Kumptner,…


Added by Kelli on December 19, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Afternoon Tea at LSXO

LSXO is Huntington Beach’s newest restaurant-within-a-restaurant located inside Bluegold at Pacific City. Afternoon Tea at LSXO as a fun way to delight in the beloved American tradition of enjoying Chinese food on Christmas Eve/Christmas. Check out some of the menu selections:

To sip:

· Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea…


Added by Kelli on December 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Announcing The Inaugural Pacific Wine & Food Classic Coming August 2017

Calling all Food Aficionados and Wine Lovers: For Savory Eats and Gourmet Wines, this Festival Delivers with Eclectic Tastings, Cooking and Cocktail Demonstrations, and a Breathtaking…

Added by OCfoodies on December 16, 2016 at 5:24pm — No Comments

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Named 2016 “Restaurant of the Year”

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar has been named 2016 “Restaurant of the Year” by the Orange County Concierge Association. The Winery Restaurant has also received this title in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014, making the restaurant a five-time award winner since opening in 2007. A fellowship of Concierges from Orange County’s finest hotels, retail destinations, residential…


Added by Kelli on December 14, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

The Beyond Burger At Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill has announced that the highly-anticipated Beyond Burger™ is available TODAY at all of its 28 locations. Created by Beyond Meat, the Beyond Burger is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and tastes so much like fresh ground beef it’s being sold in the meat section of grocery stores.

As the first fast-casual restaurant to serve the…


Added by Kelli on December 14, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Coconut Eggnog Martini Is Back!

Back by popular demand is the Tommy Bahama Coconut Eggnog Martini! With each sip you experience the scent and taste of the season and you can almost hear those sleigh bells ring. This rich creamy cocktail packs a nice kick with equal parts Jim Beam® and Cruzan® Coconut rum. For added flavor, coconut milk is combined with heavy cream, vanilla and nutmeg for an…


Added by Kelli on December 14, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Enjoy The Newport Beach Boat Parade And A 3-Course Meal

Lighthouse Bayview Café will offer diners a special 3-course prix fixe menu, all throughout the Boat Parade schedule December 14-18, courtesy of Executive Chef, Ryan Sumner. The Lighthouse 3-course prix fixe menu starts with a choice of albacore sashimi, garlic hummus or fried calamari with chili orange sauce. Main course selections feature stout beer braised short ribs with…


Added by Kelli on December 9, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

Brunch With Santa & Christmas Eve Dinner At Back Bay Bistro

Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Resort celebrates the holiday season, on Saturday, December 10 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Bistro will welcome the annual family favorite Brunch with Santa.

Distinguished as one of Orange County’s top brunch destinations, the Back Bay Bistro’s champagne brunch is an extravagant showcase of Executive Chef Bruno Massuger’s…


Added by Kelli on December 9, 2016 at 11:43am — No Comments

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen Continues To Give Back

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen is pleased to kick off the holiday season with its fifth annual toy drive. Now through December 16th, guests are encouraged to drop off a new unwrapped toy at Cha Cha's in exchange for a $15 certificate towards Sunday brunch to be redeemed in the New Year. Right on the heels of Cha Cha’s most recent anniversary event, where they successfully hosted a…


Added by Kelli on December 5, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Crudo By Pascal Lorange

Chef Pascal Lorange is bringing his restaurant Crudo to Orange County’s South Coast Plaza and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Crudo, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with Japanese-inspired touches, is scheduled to open in summer 2017 at The Westin South Coast Plaza. It will be the second location for Crudo following its debut at The Village at Pacific Highland Ranch…


Added by Kelli on December 5, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

SOL Mexican Cocina Introduces Baja-Inspired Winter Menu

SOL Cocina Executive Chef Deborah Schneider introduces new winter dishes to her already amazing menu of Baja-inspired cuisine. The new menu features the season’s freshest ingredients highlighted in bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine. The menu stands out from other Mexican menus due to the use of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and…


Added by Kelli on December 5, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Winter Menu At PUBlic 74

PUBlic 74’s new Winter Menu includes many of the season’s best ingredients in more than 20 new, comforting dishes. Guests can look forward to a new take on traditional risotto with Executive Chef Gerry Kent’s creamy version made entirely of cauliflower, and a simple salad with butternut squash tossed in a dried guajillo and ancho chili oils which offer a deep, roasty rich…


Added by Kelli on December 5, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Gratitude Is Expanding To Beverly Hills

Gratitude is expanding with a second location set to open in Beverly Hills in early 2017. Similar to the original Newport Beach location, Gratitude Beverly Hills will offer guests an elevated dining experience while sharing the same philosophies and much of the same ingredient-focused menu of Café Gratitude.

To complement the 100% organic plant-based dishes created…


Added by Kelli on December 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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