OCfoodies's Blog – May 2012 Archive (20)

Strawberry Festival kicks off this weekend!

One of OC's favorite festivals - The Strawberry Festival in Garden Grove begins Memorial weekend.

The 54th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival kicks off this weekend. This year 13 charities received…


Added by OCfoodies on May 25, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

OC BBQ and Music Festival - June 10th

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 – 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 10th, 2012 – 11am to 4pm

O.C. Fairgrounds (O.C. Fair and Events Center) in Costa Mesa, CA

The cost of admission is $15.00 (all proceeds go to Kristie’s Foundation to help critically ill kids and their families): www.kristies.org

The OC BBQ & Music Festival features over 50 professional BBQ teams, live music, beer and wine tasting, a live butterfly release, a car show, and a…


Added by OCfoodies on May 24, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

The 9th Annual “NEWPORT BEACH WINE FESTIVAL" returns this weekend.

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is proud to be hosting this 9th annual celebration of fine wine & cuisine over the Memorial Day weekend.  Please “Save the Date” and we look forward to sharing more details and pricing as soon as possible.


Friday Night- May 25th

Master Sommeliers  Wine Dinner with Guest Chefs-…


Added by OCfoodies on May 24, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Gourmet Food Trucks Rally for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Many of Southern California’s hottest food trucks are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on June 2 at Tri-City Park in Placentia from 7:30AM – 12PM. This remarkable mobile dining event will allow food enthusiasts and novices alike to indulge in the variety of authentic, creative cuisines the restaurants on tires will have to offer while raising awareness of this dreaded disease that affects millions.

The goal of the walk is…


Added by OCfoodies on May 24, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Surf & Sand Resort's Splashes restaurant Launched A New Summer Menu...

This week, Surf & Sand Resort's signature Splashes restaurant launched its new summer menu featuring an array of seasonal ingredients and coastal California specialties.

Lunch and dinner menu highlights include Sweet Corn Soup; Sea Bass Crudo with grapefruit, pink peppercorns and chili oil; Grilled Shrimp with passion fruit mustard, avocado and bacon;…


Added by OCfoodies on May 24, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

The Queen Mary Presents the Inaugural GrooveFest

The Queen Mary is pleased to…


Added by OCfoodies on May 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Golden Foodie Awards Welcomes Patron as Official Tequila Sponsor

The Golden Foodie Awards is pleased to announce Patron as the Official Tequila of the 2012 event season. Beginning in July, Golden Foodie Awards fans will be able to experience the premier tequila during select special events leading up to the main Awards show on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at The Fairmont Newport Beach.   …


Added by OCfoodies on May 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

BRUXIE is "Bringin it" to Rancho Santa Margarita

The third Bruxie eatery is now open in Rancho Santa Margarita.  The concept, unlike any in the nation, serves more than a dozen sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwich offerings.Chefs, Partners and Concept Creators, Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney, who opened their first Bruxie location in 2010 in Old Towne Orange, and…


Added by OCfoodies on May 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub Showcases new Spring and Summer Menu

Haven Gastropub’s new spring and summer menu brings the addition of never-before-seen meats to Executive Chef Greg Daniels’ kitchen, where innovation and expression continue to reign supreme. The menu, created with…


Added by OCfoodies on May 21, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Food Trucks to battle in a Clash of the Titans at SOCO Farmers Market

On Saturday, June 9th, SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market will host its Farm to Food Truck Challenge III, a farmers’ market inspired cooking competition. Top gourmet food truck chefs will compete in an epic Clash of the Titans, as our winners of the Farm to Food Truck I come back to defend their title against the challengers of our Farm to Food Truck II.…


Added by OCfoodies on May 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Buy-One, Get-One Free Mimosa Greenleaf’s

The freshly opened Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Costa Mesa, located on 17th and Westminster, is excited to launch a special…


Added by OCfoodies on May 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Farrell’s In Brea Begins Serving Weekend Breakfast

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours and Restaurant in Brea is now serving weekend Breakfast from 8am – 11am

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours in Brea is now serving breakfast from 8am to 11am every weekend.…

Added by OCfoodies on May 10, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Hyatt Introduces Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the launch of Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served., a global philosophy focused on sourcing and providing food and beverage options that are good for Hyatt guests and associates, good for the planet, and good for local communities. Hyatt is the first global hospitality brand to a make a commitment of this magnitude. This philosophy…


Added by OCfoodies on May 9, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

A little slice of Haven for Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th, Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange is offering a haven for Mom with a special 3-course menu presented by Executive Chef Greg Daniels, Chef de Cuisine Matthew Roman, and Pastry Chef Santanna Salas. The Mother’s Day prix-fixe menu is priced at $30, and will be offered alongside Haven’s regular menu all day Sunday, beginning at 11…


Added by OCfoodies on May 9, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Golden Foodie Awards Announces Next Golden Chef Competition Call for Entries

 The Golden Foodie Awards is pleased to announce a call for entries to the 2012 Next Golden Chef Competition. Young aspiring chefs currently enrolled in or a graduate of high school and at least 16 years of age with less than 6 months of restaurant back-of-the-house experience are welcome to submit entries. The first place winner…

Added by OCfoodies on May 8, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Prego Ristorante offering a Tuscan-Style Brunch for Mother's Day

Prego Ristorante offers 6-course buffet and kids 6 or younger eat free!

Prego Ristorante will feature a Tuscan-style Mother’s Day family buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. The spread is priced at $32.95 for adults, $16.95 for…


Added by OCfoodies on May 2, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

OC Tastefest Food and Wine Celebration May 4-5

Two-Day Festival Showcases Culinary Diversity Leading Up to OC Marathon

The inaugural food, wine and entertainment celebration, OC Tastefest presented by Ramekins Culinary School. The culinary festival will take place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. The two-day event, presented in conjunction with OC…


Added by OCfoodies on May 1, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments

A Brazilian Dining Experience for Mom Complete with a white carnation

WHO: Agora Churrascaria, Irvine’s premier Brazilian steakhouse restaurant

WHAT: Upon arrival at Agora Churrascaria, Mothers will be presented with a classic, lovely white

carnation – a symbol of the purity of a mother’s love,

Your honored guest will be catered to by Agora’s traditionally-dressed, attentive Gauchos…


Added by OCfoodies on May 1, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

RA Sushi to Host 8th Annual Nicky’s Week on May 27-June 2

RA Sushi will host its eighth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser Sunday, May 27, through Saturday, June 2, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases since it opened 50 years ago.

The Scottsdale-based restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the…


Added by OCfoodies on May 1, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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