OCfoodies's Blog – August 2011 Archive (37)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt & Subway Opening Soon at the Woodbury Town Center!

One of Orange County’s fastest growing sweet treats, Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, will open at Woodbury Town Center in Irvine in October.  Tutti Frutti features a fun, interactive self serve concept that allows customers to select just the way they want their frozen yogurt, from a mix of flavors to variety of toppings.  Yogurt lovers enjoy Tutti Frutti for its original tart…


Added by OCfoodies on August 31, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

"Taste of Brews" Festival Coming to Dana Point on October 15th!

Southern California’s premier beer-tasting festival features dozens of seasonal, craft and micro-brews paired alongside “traditional” libations from top breweries.  A refreshing new approach to beer tasting, Taste of Brews pays homage to the passion and excitement that today’s full-flavored craft beers are generating among consumers while providing an exciting platform to…


Added by OCfoodies on August 30, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Bayside Restaurant is Hosting a Glenfiddich Scotch Pairing Dinner!

Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach will host a special Glenfiddich Scotch Pairing Dinner on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. The four-course, prix-fixe menu will include premium scotch pairings and a welcome cocktail for $45 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

The scotch pairing dinner will be hosted by Glenfiddich’s Western U.S. Ambassador Mitch Bechard, who…


Added by OCfoodies on August 30, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Morton's The Steakhouse Santa Ana is Hosting an Outdoor, Four Course Cigar and Wine Dinner!

Monday, Aug. 29 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

The event costs $100 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Guests will enjoy a four course dinner paired with wines and cigars. 


The dinner menu includes:


Hors d’oeuvres:

Broiled Sea…


Added by OCfoodies on August 25, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

“Grgich Hills Estate” Napa Valley Wine Dinner at Canaletto on September 21, 2011!

Special Five Course Dinner with Wine pairings at Canaletto in Newport Beach for $85.



Added by OCfoodies on August 25, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

International Belgian Concept Le Pain Quotidien “Breaks Bread” at Fashion Island!

Belgian bakery and café Le Pain Quotidien, known for its simple, elegant boulangerie fare including organic breads and beverages opens its first location in Orange County this October in Fashion Island’s Pacific Court. With a communal table, a trademark piece for the…


Added by OCfoodies on August 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The RANCH Restaurant & Saloon Slated to Open Fall of 2011!

Michael Rossi, known amongst many in the local Orange County dining scene for his most recent role as executive chef at the legendary Ambrosia restaurant and also at his previous position as part of the opening team of Disney’s award-winning Napa Rose restaurant has been named executive chef for THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon slated to open fall of 2011.

Rossi, an…


Added by OCfoodies on August 25, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Wildfish Wants you to Enjoy "Dinner on Us" this Labor Day!


Added by OCfoodies on August 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Freshii Now Open at the Bluffs in Newport!

Freshii, a unique and healthy casual restaurant redefining fast food, has opened its first Orange County location at The Bluffs shopping center in Newport Beach.  Freshii is known for its vast menu of ingredients to create a custom-built salad, burrito, wrap, rice bowl, yogurt parfait, or soup with high quality, fresh ingredients in a convenient and fast format, perfect for…


Added by OCfoodies on August 23, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

OC Chocolate Festival Coming November 4th and 5th!

The Second Annual OC Chocolate Festival is slated for November 4th and 5th, 2011, will feature more chocolate vendors, an additional VIP Night, more entertainment and a new wine garden for wine tasting.  The Festival will be held at the Recreation Center at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, CA.

The first OC Chocolate Festival drew over 1,500 attendees and organizers…


Added by OCfoodies on August 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Celebrate the Flavor of Summer at Maggiano's on August 25th!

With the Summer coming to an end, our Chef Team invite you to join us as we celebrate all of the amazing flavors that make summertime dining unique. Your meal is paired with specially chosen wines - all of the white and sparkling varietal to perfectly compliment the fresh and bright flavors.

Date: Thursday, August 25th

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $65.00 per person (tax…


Added by OCfoodies on August 22, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

New Belgium Beer Dinner Hosted by Five Crowns and SideDoor!

The folks behind Fat Tire have followed their folly to Five Crowns and SideDoor for a six course beer garden style dinner.  The New Belgium Beer Dinner on Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm will include a menu that features the best local ingredients and each course will be paired with a different beer from the "Lips of Faith" series. Beer Master Eric Salazar will be our guest…


Added by OCfoodies on August 22, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Delizie Ristorante Opens in South Mission Viejo!

Salvatore Faso, proprietor of Mission Viejo's Piccolino Ristorante on Los Alisos Blvd, expands his innovative cuisine to South Mission Viejo with the opening of Delizie Ristorante & Bar. Delizie, literally "delights" in Sal's native Italian, opens in the location of the former Capriccio Restaurant at 25380 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo.

Faso hopes to restore the…


Added by OCfoodies on August 22, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

This summer SOL Cocina is shakin' things up...Tableside!

For the first time ever, SOL offers the ultimate margarita shaken tableside to order, delivering fresh and immediate flavors.

Taste the season's freshest flavors with our more than 70 artisan tequila offerings! SOL Mexican Cocina has created intriguing new cocktails with a bar-chef flair.…


Added by OCfoodies on August 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bear Flag Fish Company Opening at Crystal Cove This Fall!

Bear Flag Fish Company will open its second Newport Beach restaurant at Crystal Cove Promenade in the Fall.  Already a casual dining hot spot with the beach community, Bear Flag Fish Company offers a healthy and high quality yet casual dining experience, along with a fresh seafood market.


The menu features a sashimi plate, smoked fish, poke, ceviche,…


Added by OCfoodies on August 17, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

King’s Fish House is participating in Wild Salmon Season!!!

King’s Fish House is now serving three of the finest salmon species (Chinook “King”, Sockeye “Red” and Coho “Silver) this year, offering seasonal dishes available through September.


Wild Pacific Salmon season is an exciting time of year because salmon are available at the pinnacle of their existence. During this time, rivers of the Pacific Northwest swell with…


Added by OCfoodies on August 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Supermarket Guru Launches iPhone App to Help Consumers Shop Smart When Filling Their Cart!

ConAgra Foods, in partnership with shopping and trends expert Phil Lempert – a.k.a. the "Supermarket Guru recently launched a new "Smarter Shopping" iPhone app. The free mobile app features the Supermarket Guru's tips to help lead consumers down the path of smarter shopping so they save money, eat better and expand their palate and knowledge of the latest food news and…


Added by OCfoodies on August 16, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Party for Two Only $19.95 at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse!

Back by Popular Demand!


BJ's Brewhouse Party for Two Menu includes:

• Small House Salad, Caesar Salad, Wedge Salad or Any Soup- PICK TWO

• Any Medium Specialty…


Added by OCfoodies on August 16, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Executive Chef Jim Nuetzi at The Capital Grille Offers Some Fun Summer Recipes!

Tomato, Watermelon and Feta Salad

Summer is but a few short months, so one must strike while the season is hot. Doing just that, Executive Chef Jim Nuetzi has created a recipe for a picnic-perfect salad featuring fresh tomatoes and sweet watermelon in their summertime prime. It's a unique combination of flavors and…


Added by OCfoodies on August 16, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Marie Callender’s is Offering Some New Deals just in Time for the Back to School Rush!

Marie Callender’s is now offering guests some fantastic end of summer promotions and savings for the whole family!

Pie & Pasta Combos: Marie Callender’s is now offering new Pie & Pasta combos. Guests can pair their favorite pasta entrée (Baked Rigatoni, Chicken Pesto Alfredo, Vegetable Ravioli or Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta) with Caesar salad and a slice of…


Added by OCfoodies on August 15, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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