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October is Roasted Oyster Time at Bluewater

Shellfish lovers can enjoy oysters roasted three ways during Oct. 13 tasting and month-long menu feature in Newport and Tustin. The Oct. 13 “Roasted Oyster Roundup” tasting pairs a dozen fire-roasted Mendocino oysters served in three distinct styles – Pacific Rim-style, with Thai green curry, coconut milk and lemongrass; Provencale-style, with bread crumb, Parmesan cheese, butter, garlic and fresh herbs; and Original Mendocino-style, with spicy-sweet barbecue sauce – with a High Spot 14 Mile…


Added by Kelli on September 16, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Bluewater Restaurants Celebrate National Cheeseburger and Pirate Holidays

Bluewater Restaurants are celebrating two obscure September holidays and are providing fun and savings for Bluewater Seafood Restaurant customers in Southern California and Phoenix – especially those who love cheeseburgers and can talk like a pirate.

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day on Sept. 18, customers at all seven Bluewater restaurants can enjoy…


Added by Kelli on September 16, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Taco María to Host Chef Series

Carlos Salgado, chef and co-owner of Taco María, is pleased to announce the fall line-up in his guest chef series at the restaurant. Salgado began the guest chef series as a way to welcome creativity and collaboration into his kitchen for the ultimate benefit of Orange County diners. Visiting chefs range from respected neighbors in Orange County to celebrated guests from across the state, country, and world. On October 20, Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos in Los Angeles will share the kitchen at…


Added by Kelli on September 16, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments

Wienerschnitzel Celebrates Oktoberfest with New Grilled Bratwurst

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is tipping its stein to the company’s “sort of German” roots by offering Grilled Bratwurst in celebration of Oktoberfest. “With our brand named Wienerschnitzel, we have to have some fun with our fans around this historic holiday!” said Doug Koegeboehn, Wienerschnitzel’s Chief Marketing Officer. “I love Oktoberfest and the best thing to eat during this annual event is a grilled Bratwurst. Even our mascot, The Delicious One, has donned his…


Added by Kelli on September 15, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Acclaimed Laguna Beach Chef Takes Mission to Nourish & Educate Young Students to 4 New Schools

Noted Local Chef Azmin Ghahreman, founder of Sapphire at School, a program designed to teach children about well-balanced nutrition and feed them delicious, fresh, chef-prepared meals, has announced that his initiative will now reach more than 3,500 new Orange County students as it spreads to four additional locations in the region. Designed to serve students ranging from Kindergarten through high school, the menus that Chef Azmin creates for the Sapphire at School program are based on the…


Added by Kelli on September 15, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Bistango Introduces Exclusive Organic & Sustainable Greenbar Craft Cocktails

Bistango in Irvine has teamed up with LA’s Greenbar Craft Distillery to introduce 8 new cocktails to its bar menu. Exclusive in Orange County to Bistango, the drinks feature organic and sustainable liquors and spirits paired with fresh juices, produce and herbs. “Greenbar Craft Distillery has established themselves as a leader in the world of organic and handcrafted spirits. We're thrilled to offer these exclusive cocktails, made with only the freshest organic and sustainable ingredients,“…


Added by Kelli on September 15, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Brunch at Lillie's Q

With the success of an initial Father’s Day brunch service last June, Lillie’s Q in Brea Downtown will introduce a bountiful Sunday buffet brunch beginning September 20 for less than $25 per person that includes champagne or Mimosas. The brunch will be available from 10 AM-2 PM, and will feature an assortment of Lillie’s renowned meats slow cooked in custom-built smokers over peach wood and lump charcoal, all hand carved to order. Guests will also enjoy an array of fresh house salads and…


Added by Kelli on September 14, 2015 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Roy’s Restaurant Redefines Surf & Turf with Limited-Time Filet and Lobster Menu

Roy’s Restaurant Newport Beach is offering a surf and turf special like never before with a limited-time, two-course Filet and Lobster menu for just $32.95 per Guest before tax and gratuity. Starting on Sept. 15, Guests can escape the ordinary to experience filet and lobster made with the bold flavors and Asian influence of Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine.



Added by Kelli on September 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Food Truck Company and OC Rescue Mission Come Together to Bring Jobs to Veterans

The Grilled Cheese Truck, Inc.® and Orange County Rescue Mission begin pilot program working with veterans to prepare and serve one of America’s favorite comfort foods to Orange County. “From a Cheesy Mac, made with macaroni, sharp cheddar cheese, barbequed pork, and caramelized onions; to a Brie Melt on cranberry walnut bread filled with Brie, sliced pears, almonds and…


Added by Kelli on September 9, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Wine & Food Experience with Cakebread Cellars at BXCR Wine Bar

Join David Griffiths from Cakebread Cellars to enjoy Chef April Ventura's creations paired with delicious Cakebread Cellars wines. This will be a casual family style event to relax and enjoy great wine and food and make new friends while David discusses the wines. 

The event starts with a 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Chardonnay will be paired with various cheeses and…


Added by Kelli on September 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

LongHorn Steakhouse’s Gourmet Burger

Half-pound burger expertly seasoned and grilled, then topped with fresh garlic spinach, melted cheddar, a bacon mayo spread and crispy onion straws.


• 4 half-pound burgers

• 1/2 cup of mayo

• 1 tablespoon of green onions, diced

• 4 slices of cooked Applewood smoked bacon, fat reserved

• 4 slices of white cheddar cheese

• 4 burger…


Added by Kelli on September 4, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon Dressing

Created exclusively for grilling season by LongHorn Steakhouse’s Executive Chefs



• 9 small to medium red potatoes, scrubbed

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Bacon Vinaigrette

• ½ cup mayonnaise

• ½ cup olive oil

• 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

• 1 tablespoon…


Added by Kelli on September 4, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Angel City Brewery's Oktoberfest 2015 Takes Place September 20th

Angel City Brewery’s Oktoberfest 2015 will feature the release of the brewery’s 2015 Oktoberfest beer and will take place from 12-8 pm on September 20 at the Public House. Fun and frivolity – mandatory. Sauerkraut slurping – optional. Tapping Hour is 12pm, Festivities Include German Food, Live Music, Stein Hoisting, Sauerkraut Eating Contest, Stein Races, Prizes for Best…


Added by Kelli on September 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Eat Well with Del

Del Taco Restaurants invites guests to “Eat Well with Del” with its new Handcrafted Ensaladas. Prepared to order with quality ingredients including hand-sliced avocado, Del Taco’s three new salads are all under 600 calories with dressing included. “Our Handcrafted Ensaladas are made-to-order in our restaurants’ working kitchens using the freshest ingredients including our new…


Added by Kelli on September 2, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Pumpkin Spice Frappe

Sometimes running out to your favorite coffee house just isn't in the cards. Now you can make your very own pumpkin spice frappe at home to satisfy your craving.


1½ cups coffee, frozen, partially thawed

2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned

½ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. pumpkin spice, ground

1 tsp. sugar (or splenda)

½ cup unsweetened…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Labor Day Inspired Cocktail Recipes

In honor of Labor Day Weekend, Hornitos Tequila created a few cocktails that are cleverly named and great for enjoying the last days of the summer season, no matter what your plans are. Whether you’ve been Workin’ Hard or Hardly Workin,’ the Labor Day inspired cocktails below are the perfect way to toast to the end of another summer well spent.…


Added by Kelli on September 1, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Costa Mesa’s Memphis Café Celebrates 20-Years

The Memphis Group is pleased to announce that Memphis Café will celebrate 20 years of food, community and culture this fall. Memphis Café has served Costa Mesa as a neighborhood mainstay in the heart of the SOBECA district since 1995. Soon after opening, Memphis Café received a “5 star” review from LA Times restaurant critic, Irene Virbilla and has continued to earn…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

No Kid Hungry and Tommy Bahama Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger in America

During the month of September Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America. Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets the necessary nourishment they need to grow strong and learn. Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising program held every September bringing thousands of restaurants…


Added by Kelli on August 27, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Casey's Cupcakes Beach Boy Cupcake

Summer is coming to an end but in Orange County that doesn't mean much, take a break from the summer heat with Casey's Cupcakes! ​The Beach Boy Cupcake ($3.50) is freshly baked ​and artfully designed to feed your eyes and your sweet tooth! The Tahitian vanilla cake and creamy vanilla buttercream frosting is topped with a bright red gum ball and garnished with delectable yellow sugar crystals​-- it feels like vacation already!​…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns to Stores September 8th

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage of all time, marks the return of autumn for many customers. "When you taste PSL, it tastes just like fall,” said Peter Dukes, director of Espresso and Brewed Coffee for Starbucks. “When we first surveyed our customers with our top ideas for a new fall beverage, pumpkin scored right in the middle of the pack,” Dukes said. “But the uniqueness of the beverage was very high, and it caught our attention. We played with the spice and…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

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