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Zov’s expands Monday Night specialty menu with seasonal Feel-Good Favorites at Newport Coast, Irvine and Tustin locations

In an effort to build on the excitement of her Monday Kebob Night at the Café, Zov Karamardian is now expanding her offerings with a two-course menu of Monday Night Feel-Good Favorites beginning Monday, November 9 at Zov’s Bakery & Café in Tustin, and Zov’s Neighborhood Café & Bar in Newport Coast and Irvine. The menu, starting at $16.95, includes classic dishes with Zov’s unique touch. Chef/restaurateur Karamardian adds a flavorful… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Don The Beachcomber Offers Two Ways To Give Thanks

In addition to serving a traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Don the Beachcomber will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving Luau the Friday before the holiday (Friday, November 20). The Luau will feature a buffet of Pacific rim specialties and a high-energy Polynesian show with singing, dancing and other live entertainment at Don the Beachcomber restaurant (located at 16278 S. Pacific Coast Highway).

Don the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Tablas Creek Wine Dinner

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Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila Opens in Downtown Brea Restaurant Showcase a Fresh California Approach to Latin Cuisine

Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila has opened its doors in the heart of downtown Brea. The California-Latin-inspired eatery spotlights locally grown produce, dishes roasted in a hardwood-fired oven, meats slow cooked on a rotisserie and cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices and seasonal fruit. The result is a cuisine in which quality, integrity and flavor are always emphasized.

“Our hope is to convey our appreciation for all types of Latin cuisine using the best local and regional… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 4, 2009 at 1:41pm — No Comments

FREE Cake at El Pollo Loco

Starting Saturday, October 31st, you can have your cake and eat it too-- for FREE at EL POLLO LOCO when you purchase the new Flame-Grilled Feast!

The Flame-Grilled Feast is available in two family-friendly sizes!

· The 9-piece feast features nine pieces of El Pollo Loco’s fresh, natural, citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken with a choice of two large sides, warm tortillas, fresh salsas and a FREE 16 oz. Bundt cake

· The 14-piece feast offers 14 pieces of El… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 2, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

Virtual Journey from Farm to Plate Opens Eyes to How Wheat Works

The Wheat Foods Council launches How Wheat Works, an interactive, online multimedia program that delivers a farm-to-fork education on wheat, enabling a better understanding of its nutritional value. At, participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their own kernels to create their desired wheat food. For each participant, the Council will donate two pounds of flour, up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Homefront, a… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 30, 2009 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Buddha's Favorite

Buddha's Favorite

634 Lido Park Dr

Newport Beach, CA 92663-4472

(949) 723-4203

Buddha's Favorite, located on Lido Island, is a secluded sushi restaurant with a view and seating directly on the Newport marina. They have an extensive menu of appetizers, soup, salads, sushi, donburi, noodles, teriyaki, etc. and an extensive adult beverage list as well.

Though the dining room and sushi bar are have guests seated in close quarters, the staff is friendly, helpful,… Continue

Added by Candice Cendana on October 28, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Tiki reborn at Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach

Opening of legendary eatery pays tribute to the founding father of tiki with prix-fixe menu of authentic Pacific Rim specialties and original rum cocktails Staying true to the original Don The Beachcomber restaurant conceptualized in the 1930s by Donn Beach, the founding father of tiki, the latest incarnation of the beloved eatery, first introduced to Orange County in 1969, has found a home in Huntington Beach (16278 S. Pacific Coast Highway). Open for dinner every night, Don… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Power Chopper Salad, Wafu Bowl and Baja-ladas Platter — Wahoo’s Fish Taco Fanatics Help Name New Menu Items

Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and worldwide pop culture phenomenon since 1988, today unveiled the winning names of the “Taste It. Name It. Win It.” contest—Power Chopper Salad, Wafu Bowl and Baja-ladas Platter. As a part of the chain’s 20 year milestone celebration, Wahoo’s added three new menu items and in turn asked loyal customers to help out with creating names for the meals. The lucky winners will receive free food from Wahoo’s Fish Taco for one year.

“The response… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Free Taco Bell Black Jack Taco Treats to Celebrate the World Series and Halloween

It’s the Big Apple vs. the City of Brotherly Love as the Fall Classic is ready to treat baseball fans everywhere with a memorable World Series matchup. While we cannot predict a winner, we do know one thing for certain, that millions of Americans will be winners of a free Black Jack Taco.

Game Three of the 2009 World Series falls on Halloween this year, so in celebration of both events, Taco Bell®, the official Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) of Major League Baseball®, announced the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

the VeggieGrill

the VeggieGrill

University Center

Irvine, CA

I have considered posting a personal Ad in the OC register stating “Female foodie seeks VeggieGrill restaurant chef to marry.”

I frequent the VeggieGrill in Irvine for dinner on weeknights and lunch/dinner on weekends. I have never left unsatisfied and become only more impressed with each visit. For me, it is a 18-mile drive round-trip just to visit so obviously it is worth the… Continue

Added by Candice Cendana on October 25, 2009 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

The Island Hotel has Halloween spirit! They are featuring a couple Halloween cocktails:

The Island Hotel has Halloween spirit! They are featuring a couple Halloween cocktails:

Candy Corn Martini:

Navan Vanilla Liqueur, Baileys and Butterscotch Schnapps

Pumpkin White Russian:

Ketel One Vodka, Kahlua, Pumpkin Liqueur and Cream

Spiced Apple Martini:

10 Cane Rum, Navan, Apple Cider and Cinnamon

The Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Drive

Newport… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 21, 2009 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Cedar Creek in Laguna Niguel restaurant hosts autumn bourbon & whiskey tasting | Thursday, November 5

Cedar Creek in Laguna Niguel presents “Bourbon with a Hint of Rye,” a tasting of bourbons and rye whiskey. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 and guests may make reservations for $15 per person in advance by calling 949.389.1800 or pay $20 per person at the door (both exclude tax and gratuity).

Guests will be able to taste three bourbons, including Maker’s Mark (original), Maker’s Mark Mint Julep and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 20, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub by Rich Manning

Last week, a friend and I were having a discussion about experiencing great food while we happily consumed fish tacos. After sharing a tale with me about how this particular chocolatier in New York City has permanently cast other chocolates in a lesser light, he confessed that his love for this cocoa-infused art led him to realize that he would gladly experience the best type of food the world has to offer, then spend the rest of his days in anger over the fact that the globe cannot offer… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on October 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Acclaimed Los Angeles restaurateur and James Beard Foundation honoree Celestino Drago will open an exclusive new Italian restaurant, Osteria Drago, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach in spring, 2010. The namesake restaurant marks Drago’s first restaurant outside of Los Angeles.

Osteria Drago will be located adjacent to Nordstrom, also opening next spring, and will occupy more than 3,700 square feet, as well as offer patio dining. The restaurant will be an authentic osteria,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

2nd Annual RA-CKY HORROR Halloween Bash

Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments


You're Invited!...

Nothing goes better with fondue than murder on Halloween weekend.

That may not be entirely true, but the murder mystery dinner

“Meet The X-Centricks” is a close match. The Melting Pot is hosting a

fondue party to celebrate the arrival of the X-Centricks into our neighborhood.

The X-Centricks will transform The Melting Pot private party room into

a “who dunnit?” and “who gets the cash?” mystery on Friday evening.

When:… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Haunted House Workshop at Ralph Brennans Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney

Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Trade in your Halloween candy for Wahoos!

Added by OCfoodies on October 17, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Coca-Cola Unveils Sleek, New 90-Calorie Mini Can

A little happiness in a stylish new package is coming soon to your refrigerator. Coca-Cola today introduced a new 90-calorie sleek mini can to give consumers a better way to manage their calories.

“As the world’s largest beverage company, we take seriously the need to help consumers balance calories consumed with calories expended,” said Sandy Douglas, president, Coca-Cola North America. “The Coca-Cola mini can innovation reinforces the Company’s… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 14, 2009 at 11:22pm — No Comments

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