Lauren modry's Blog – July 2011 Archive (40)

July 31st is Jump for Jelly Beans Day!!!

Fun Facts:

* Very Cherry remained the most popular flavor of Jelly Belly beans for two decades until 1998, when Buttered Popcorn moved into first place. In 2003 Very Cherry moved back into top position by a mere 8 million beans.

* Blueberry flavor was created for Ronald Reagan's presidential inauguration in 1981…

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Added by lauren modry on July 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cook with True Food Kitchen - Good Fats vs. Bad Fats!

Don’t let bad fats wage war on your healthy lifestyle! Join us at True Food Kitchen to learn tips and techniques for how to avoid the bad-for-you trans fats, moderate fat intake, and prepare meals with healthy, good-for-you fats… yes, there is such a thing as fats that are not only good for you, but necessary to maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub Showcases Full Bar Offerings With Prohibition-Era Cocktails!

On the heels of launching a new summer menu, Haven Gastropub introduces intriguing Prohibition-Era cocktails, created with top-shelf spirits, and the purity of fresh fruit and herbs. Known for its expansive craft beer selection and boutique wines, Haven aims to showcase its bar-chef mentality with unique bar offerings.

“These are vintage cocktails from the Prohibition…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Food Truck Festivals to Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation on August 18th & 19th!

Food trucks will be gathering and giving a portion of their proceeds  to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire on August 18th and 19th in two different locations!

Aug. 18, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Los Alamitos 10942 Pine Street Los Alamitos, 90720

Participating Trucks:

The Flip Truck , Fresh Fries LA…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Bayside Restaurant to Host Balvenie Scotch Pairing Dinner on August 3rd!

Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, known for its picturesque views of the Newport Bay, will host a special Balvenie Scotch Pairing Dinner on Wednesday, August 3…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hoopes Vineyards Wine Dinner on August 26th at Morton's!

Join Morton's as we raise a glass in honor of Hoopes Vineyards!

Enjoy four courses of Morton's signature cuisine paired with exquisite wine.

Friday, August 26

Reception 6pm

Dinner 6:30pm

$150 per guest

Inclusive of tax and gratuity



Menu for the Evening

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is unveiling an all fresh, all delicious weekend brunch!

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is now offering an all fresh, all delicious weekend brunch! It’ll be served every Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 2pm.  A Little Taste… Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Crispy Chicken and Waffles, Southern California Benedict and The…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

“Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen” at the Eighth Annual Flavors Of Orange County Culinary Gala!

The American Liver Foundation will hold its eighth annual Flavors of Orange County event on August 21, 2011 at The Bambu Garden in the Fairmont Hotel.  The Flavors Gala is a national culinary event that spotlights Orange County’s premier chefs and creates a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience for each guest.  Each chef will prepare a five course culinary extravaganza with wine…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar's 3rd Annual West Coast Hot-Dog Eating Contest on September 5th!

The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar, Mission Viejo, will host its 3rd Annual West Coast Hot-Dog Eating Championship on Monday, September 5, 2011. The all-day event will feature a carnival-like theme, with the contest to begin at 6 p.m.

Takeru Kobayashi, celebrity World-Record holding competitive eater originally from Nagano, Japan, will compete against world-ranked…

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Added by lauren modry on July 26, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Lunch with a Legend featuring Leigh Steinberg on August 4th at Morton's!

Your questions... Their answers... And Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley of 710 ESPN. The series that puts legendary food, drinks and Los Angeles sports icons into a prime slice of the Good Life.

Join Morton's for lunch Thursday, August 4. Doors open at…

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Added by lauren modry on July 23, 2011 at 2:49am — No Comments

“Red, White & Dine” Wine Extravaganza to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

Kaleidoscope Center on August 10th, 2011

7 pm – 10 pm



Come enjoy an evening of starry skies, petite cuisine, and fine wine.  Several boutique and renowned wineries will feature a wide array of their finest wines while Kaleidoscope restaurants will pair and tray-pass specially selected finger foods.  A wide array of cheeses will be displayed to compliment the…

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Added by lauren modry on July 23, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments

BACCHUS Secret Cellar Wednesday Wine Tasting Events!

UC Irvine Extension and The International Bacchus Society have teamed up to bring philanthropy and wine education to Orange County. On the fourth Wednesday of every month, the two organizations host a wine education event with nationally known wine enthusiasts that will support a designated worthwhile… Continue

Added by lauren modry on July 23, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

5ifty Forks Offers Delicious Summer Season Lunch and Dinner Menus!

If you are looking for: An educational experience, a place to entertain & impress, a “quick” bite,

a place to have a phenomenal meal at low, low prices or just want to support our student- Join 5ifty Forks for lunch or dinner! 

         

Lunch: Wed.-Fri. 11:30-1:30

Dinner: Wed.-Fri. 6:00-9:00



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Added by lauren modry on July 22, 2011 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

Bistro le Crillion Wins Wine Spectator Award For the 10th Consecutive Year!

Bistro le Crillon in Newport Beach, a restaurant known for its extensive and award-winning wine collection, has received the coveted Best Award of Excellence for 2011 from Wine Spectator.



The August issue of the prestigious magazine lists the restaurant as among the “Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers.”   Bistro le Crillon is the only Newport Beach restaurant to…

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Added by lauren modry on July 22, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Chocolate-The Event to Host Closing Grand Gala Chocolate Awards at UltraLuxe Cinemas!

Chocolate-The Event will host its exciting Closing Grand Gala Chocolate Awards at UltraLuxe Cinemas on Sunday, July 31. Chocolate- The Event is Southern California's premier chocolate, wine, coffee and music festival, taking place in conjunction with Chocolate: The Exhibition, currently running at MUZEO in downtown Anaheim. On July 31, Orange County residents and visitors…

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Added by lauren modry on July 22, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

TAPS 2nd Annual Craft Brew Festival Saturday July 23, 2011!

Join TAPS Fish House and Brewery Corona location again this year for our second annual craft brew festival. On Saturday July 23rd from 12- 4pm over 20 breweries will be participate & like last year, this event will include all you can eat street fair themed food items.



Breweries Attending:

Pizza…

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Added by lauren modry on July 19, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments

BRUXIE Brings Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches To Brea!

Orange County is home to a concept unlike any in the region, Bruxie, a quick-serve eatery serving more than a dozen sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwich offerings. Chefs, Partners and Concept Creators, Dean Simon, Kelly Mullarney and Philippe Caupain, opened the first Bruxie location 8 months ago in Old Towne Orange, the restaurant will open its second location on the Birch… Continue

Added by lauren modry on July 19, 2011 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

Taco Asylum Introduces Taco Plates!

Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels has expanded his menu of non-traditional gourmet tacos at taco asylum with the introduction of taco plates. The new taco plates will feature a choice of two tacos served with “rice and beans” for $14.



Chef  Daniels’ “rice” features Israeli cous-cous with cilantro and lime, while his “beans” is a cold lentil salad with carrots,…

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Added by lauren modry on July 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar Rolls out a New Lunch Portion Menu!

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, a longtime famous Southern California favorite on 17th Street in Costa Mesa since 1972, has found a way to enhance its already buzzworthy brand with a launch of a NEW Lunch Portion Menu.  The new lunch menu is available from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every weekday and is priced from $5.65 to $7.95 along with all the chips and salsa you can…

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Added by lauren modry on July 15, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

"Kaleido-Kids” Mini Carnival Day on Wednesday, July 27, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm!

Kaleidoscope will host a “Kaleido-Kids” Mini Carnival Day on Wednesday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the first “Red, White, & Dine” - Wine Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from both events will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Local wish kids and their families have been invited to attend.



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Added by lauren modry on July 15, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

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