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Take Shots of Strawberry Margarita Pie for Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo without feeling “sick” the next day, The Pie Hole is mixing up Strawberry Margarita Pie Holes for Cinco de Mayo weekend. The dessert equivalent of a margarita shot and priced at $1.50 each, Margarita Pie Holes are stuffed with strawberry filling, topped with red triple sec icing, a candy lime slice and salt flakes. Even though Margarita Pie Holes do not contain any alcohol, The Pie Hole still recommends you eat responsibly during Cinco de Mayo weekend, otherwise you…

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Added by Kelli on April 23, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktails For Your Next Watch Party

Night's Watch Campfire

Created by Irma’s head mixologist Jonathan Rodriguez at W South Beach, the Night’s Watch Campfire is inspired by the iconic military order. Now that the wall has been breached, we’d like to think this cocktail will keep the surviving watchmen warm.



Ingredients:

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Added by Kelli on April 22, 2019 at 1:28pm — No Comments

8th Annual Standup for the Cure Returns

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to welcome back the 8th Annual Standup for the Cure fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join more than 1,000 breast cancer awareness advocates, survivors and paddling enthusiasts in one of the world’s largest fleets of Standup Paddlers, wearing pink to support the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.…

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Added by Kelli on April 22, 2019 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Burger Week Comes to Orange County – July 14-20, 2019

50 restaurants set to participate in inaugural Burger Week event

Burger lovers, rejoice! This summer, Orange County will experience its inaugural Burger Week from Sunday, July 14th through Saturday, July 20th. Presented by …

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Added by OCfoodies on April 18, 2019 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Celebrate The Mother's In Your Life At Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach Mother’s Day 2019 presents four different ways to celebrate – the Masterpiece Celebration with bountiful brunch selections to please everyone, signature Studio’s Four-Course Brunch created by Chef Benjamin Martinek and his team, The Loft’s Four-Course Tasting Menu prepared by Chef Joosung Lee and his culinary associates and a classic Mother’s Day Tea served in the Lobby Lounge.…

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Added by Kelli on April 18, 2019 at 10:35am — No Comments

Sushi Roku Introduces Vegan Omakase

Sushi Roku is starting off Spring with a new Vegan Omakase offering. Guests will now have an opportunity to experience Vegan Nigiri, Rolls and vibrant plant-based dishes!

The Vegan Omakase consists of the following four courses:

Organic Kale Salad…

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Added by Kelli on April 17, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Puesto's Inaugural MOLE & MEZCAL Dinner

Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar is bringing the authentic flavors and culture of Oaxaca to Orange County with MOLE & MEZCAL, Wednesday, May 1st at Puesto Park Place. Puesto will present a special four-course prix-fixe dinner menu from 5 p.m.

For one night only, Chefs Olga Cabrera from Casa del Sol and Chef Aurora Toledo from Restaurante…

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Added by Kelli on April 16, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Even More Easter Dining Options In Orange County

Sapphire Laguna - Laguna Beach

This Easter Sunday, leave the festivities to Sapphire Laguna! Located in picturesque Laguna Beach, Sapphire Laguna offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their charming courtyard and savor the views of the Pacific Ocean making it the perfect location for an unforgettable Easter Brunch. Join them on Easter Sunday, April 21st for a fabulous brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re offering a delicious 3-course culinary experience! There's…

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Added by Kelli on April 16, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

Farmhouse Presents New Spring Menu and Seasonal Cocktails

Farmhouse introduces a new spring menu courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead. Featuring the freshest seasonal flavors, the menu welcomes twelve new main dishes, veggie sides and desserts. The full spring menu is also available in the Farmhouse bar which highlights exciting new spring cocktails hand-crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D, and his team. Developed to compliment Chef Mead’s ever-evolving menu, choose from thirteen new cocktails to enjoy al fresco in the…

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Added by Kelli on April 16, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bad to the Bone BBQ Honors Military Appreciation Month

Bad to the Bone BBQ will salute U.S. active-duty military personnel and veterans with a special Military Appreciation Month offering, available throughout the month of May. Veterans and active-duty military service members who present a valid military ID will receive a 10 percent discount on all food purchases throughout the month.

Located in San Juan…

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Added by Kelli on April 11, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Easter Brunch at Pacific Hideaway

Pacific Hideaway is serving up a brand new brunch menu with dishes like the Hideaway Hash Benny with house lao sausage, potato, crunchy coconut rice cake and ‘bang-bang’ hollandaise, and Breakfast Tacos with chorizo, black beans, fried eggs and chicharrons. Guests can also opt for the sweeter side, with dishes like Vacation Crepes with Nutella, crushed…

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Added by Kelli on April 9, 2019 at 11:03am — No Comments

Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill in Laguna Beach Reopens This Week

The Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill restaurant, has re-opened under new owner/operators (and brothers) Mariano ("Maro") Molteni and Martin Molteni. The restaurant will be open six days a week, beginning at 4:00 p.m. It will be closed on Mondays. The Royal Hawaiian temporarily closed its doors on January 22nd, handing the keys and ownership of the restaurant to Chef…

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Added by Kelli on April 8, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments

6th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup Returns to OC Fair

The 6th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup is returning to the world-famous OC Fair during opening weekend on July 12 and 13, 2019. The award-winning event offers four hours of unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass and complimentary admission to the OC Fair. Awarded first place at the Western Fairs Association’s Annual Convention for Best Event Within an Event, Brew Hee Haw features live entertainment, dancing, games, and unlimited tastings from top breweries across the…

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Added by Kelli on April 8, 2019 at 10:58am — No Comments

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Dining Aboard the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary invites families and friends to set sail on a culinary escapade fit for royalty to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Enjoy signature menus offered in Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge, Chelsea Chowder House & Bar or truly indulge with her majesty’s award-winning Royal Sunday Brunch.…

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Added by Kelli on April 6, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Posh Easter Brunch Ideas

Three of Orange County's hotels are celebrating Easter Day with dining by the sea along with family-fun events that will have little ones hopping in delight with up close and personal visits with the Easter Bunny. Montage Laguna Beach offers three distinctly different, but all gourmet, scenarios in the Grand Ballroom, Studio and The Loft. And those who enjoy the Easter dining experiences, can join in the fun at the resort’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Fashion Island Hotel is offering two…

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Added by Kelli on April 3, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation Returns

Montage Laguna Beach is hosting Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation, Sunday, May 5th, to help raise funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Host chefs Benjamin Martinek and Lee Smith will welcome Chef Curtis Stone as a special guest, along with other visiting chefs.

From 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests will savor featured bites created by celebrity chefs…

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Added by Kelli on April 4, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Pacific Wine & Food Classic Recently named one of USA Today’s 10Best Food Festivals in the nation for 2019

Pacific Wine and Food Classic is pleased to announce that early bird tickets are now on sale for the third annual festival at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort taking place on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019.

The world-class culinary event celebrates summer and the bounty of Southern California while putting a spotlight on one of…

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Added by OCfoodies on April 3, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Descanso Introduces Weekend Brunch “A La Plancha”

Descanso has brought its unique “Plancha Dining” Mexican experience to their Weekend Brunch, Chef Sergio Ortega is serving authentic Mexican flavors on a Plancha Weekend Brunch Menu that features classics like Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros and Machaca Alambre, made to order in front of guests by Descanso’s talented Taquero Chefs. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for the Conchas Bread Pudding, made with Mexican sweet bread, seasonal berries, pistachio brittle and agave…

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Added by Kelli on April 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Springtime At Hotel Irvine

At Hotel Irvine, the spring culinary line-up offers special events and turns every night into a good time for visiting guests, local regulars and new-to-the-party singles, dates and groups of friends. A Bueno Cinco de Mayo fiesta competes with a Best Sombrero Contest and piñata. For tequila lovers, there’s a special Five-Course Pairing Dinner, and for pure weekend relaxation, guest’s fireside on the EATS Kitchen & Bar patio can savor time with their gang – with reasonably priced bites,…

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Added by Kelli on April 3, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Great Maple's Autism Awareness Donuts

For World Autism Awareness Month, Great Maple is partnering with the nonprofit Autism Speaks, creating an April doughnut special. The special will feature a blue coconut milk glazed doughnut, topped with shredded coconut and edible blue glitter. A portion of the proceeds raised from the donuts will be donated to the nonprofit.

The inspiration for the…

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Added by Kelli on April 2, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

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