Kelli's Blog – March 2018 Archive (23)

Sir Bruno Serato Will Receive The Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award

Joining the likes of 7 U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Coretta Scott King, Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks, Sir Bruno Serato will be inducted into the Ellis Island Honors Society and receive a medal of honor at a ceremony in NYC on Saturday, May 12. More than 300 service members participate in an opening ceremony that includes a joint-service color…


Added by Kelli on March 29, 2018 at 10:21am — No Comments

New Seasonally-Inspired Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specialties At Lighthouse Bayview Cafe

Sitting on the water’s edge in Marina Park, Lighthouse Bayview Café is pleased to announce its new and creative culinary creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with select new specialty dishes, Lighthouse will now feature more options than ever with a separate lunch and dinner menu, available now.



Added by Kelli on March 29, 2018 at 10:17am — No Comments

11th Annual Taste Of The Nation Adds Two Former “Top Chef” Contenders

Revered California chefs Amar Santana and Joe Sasto will be joining the stellar line-up participating in the 11th Annual Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation.

Amar Santana is a former “Top Chef” contender (Episode 13), and he chefs at two acclaimed Orange County restaurants – Vaca in Costa Mesa, serving authentic Spanish cuisine; and at his flagship, Broadway by Amar…


Added by Kelli on March 29, 2018 at 10:11am — No Comments

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Welcomes Spring

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery welcomes three new morning cocktails, including a favorite that’s making a comeback – the Kentucky Coffee. Plus, four new breakfast/brunch plates:

I Want Sum’oa Cakes made with Snooze’s signature buttermilk pancakes topped with homemade vanilla cream anglaise, caramel sauce and shortbread crumble, drizzled with chocolate…


Added by Kelli on March 27, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CAVA Is Opening Their Second Orange County Location Wednesday, March 28

CAVA has announced the opening of its second Orange County restaurant - located near The Shops at Mission Viejo. The restaurant will officially open on Wednesday, March 28th at 10:45 AM and will build on the brand’s momentum in Orange County following the open of its first location in Irvine in November 2016.

CAVA will host a “Community Day” on Tuesday, March 27th,…


Added by Kelli on March 21, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate Easter At Newport Dunes And Backbay Bistro

Newport Dunes’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns Saturday, March 31. Hundreds of children will gather to search for more than six thousand eggs containing goodies ranging from candy and toys to golden eggs containing cash prizes. One lucky kid will pick up an egg enclosed with a token for a new bicycle. The Easter Bunny himself will lead the hunt and be available for family…


Added by Kelli on March 21, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Five Crowns New Spring Menu

Five Crowns is thrilled to unveil a new spring menu available starting today. Featuring the season’s freshest flavors to compliment the restaurant’s classic dishes, the colorful menu welcomes several new small plates such as the Smoked Octopus with meyer lemon yogurt, spring peas and pickled red onions, main dishes like the Coffee Rubbed Shortrib with broccolini, tomato…


Added by Kelli on March 21, 2018 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Easter Sunday at Five Crowns

Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Five Crowns with either Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or Easter dinner from 4-8 p.m. Both brunch and dinner prix-fixe menus highlight succulent starters such as Lobster Bisque with crème fraîche and Pride of the Crowns salad with bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere and herbs de Provence dressing. Mouthwatering mains feature Crab…


Added by Kelli on March 15, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Taco Rosa Adds New $10 Power Lunch Specials

Taco Rosa has added a new Power Lunch menu to its restaurants in Newport Beach & Irvine. The new $10 specials feature a mix of inventive dishes including Tacos de Chile Relleno and time-honored Mexican classics like Fajitas de Pollo. “After the success of Orange County Restaurant Week, we decided to add $10 Power Lunch specials to our lunch menu. Differentiating our lunch…


Added by Kelli on March 14, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

Sushi Roku Newport Beach Welcomes ‘Wagyu Week’

Sushi Roku Newport Beach hosts its inaugural ‘Wagyu Week’, happening Monday, March 19 through Sunday, March 25 featuring a tasting menu that pairs three Wagyu appetizers with three distinct Japanese spirits. The Wagyu Week tasting menu show-cases Bungo beef, considered the highest-quality Japanese grade beef, originating from the Oita prefecture in the Kyushu region of…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Farmhouse Hosts Local Artisan Dinner

Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens is pleased to host an evening of amazing food and great company. Taking place during Roger’s Gardens’ annual Spring Celebration and benefitting The Ecology Center, the Local Artisan Dinner will feature an exclusive, multicourse menu and beverage pairing highlighting the season’s freshest flavors.

Under the stars and amongst the olive trees,…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 10:15am — No Comments

Easter Sunday at Del Frisco’s Grille

Featuring a chef-driven menu with twists on classic American dishes, families can enjoy a lively Easter Sunday at Del Frisco’s Grille Irvine and Pasadena with weekend-long specials such as the hand-carved Bone-In Prime Rib served with house-made Au Jus and creamy Horseradish.

Available from Friday, March 30th through Easter Sunday, guests can indulge in their Prime Rib…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

Pita Jungle Launches New Seasonal Menu and Cocktails

Pita Jungle in Newport Beach has launched their new Seasonal Kitchen Crafts menu featuring eight dishes that will be offered through the end of the May. For this limited time menu, the local restaurant group is bringing back some fan-favorites classics in addition to introducing some new items.

Seasonal Kitchen Crafts…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

SAJJ Mediterranean Celebrates Opening First Orange County Location

SAJJ Mediterranean, the popular Middle Eastern eatery known for its highly customizable bowls, pita sandwiches, and wraps, is celebrating the grand opening of its first Southern California location. The celebration will take place from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18.

The weekend’s events will kick-off on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 9:43am — No Comments

Newport Dunes Hosts Auditory Easter Egg Hunt

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to welcome Blind Children’s Learning Center students for an Easter celebration Friday, March 30th. The Blind Children’s Learning Center and 70 of its students, ages 1 to 8 years old, will start the holiday weekend with a sensory Easter egg hunt featuring hundreds of special beeping eggs donated by OC Sheriff’s Department.



Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 9:34am — No Comments

Secret Chef Society - April 17, 2018

It's a secret, all we can tell you is . . .

From 6:00pm - 7:30pm You will learn how to make incredible appetizers from local chefs in a beautiful setting, sip nice wines and enjoy a fun evening in the New Fisher & Paykel Experience Center.

Some guests will cook along with the chefs in this interactive experience. (If you have the right key)

Space is very limited and will sell out. Come early explore the space.

100% of ticket proceeds go to Golden Rule…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2018 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Chef Tia Baker Joins The Federal in Long Beach

The Federal Long Beach is thrilled to announce the arrival their new Head Chef, Tia Baker. While still new at The Federal, Tia Baker has already began to enhance The Federal dining experience with monthly “Flights Around the World,” named for pairing food and flights of alcoholic beverages from different countries - first up will be the Flight to Ireland in March.



Added by Kelli on March 12, 2018 at 3:14pm — No Comments

The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Returns March 16

The Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival is the annual food-inspired event that celebrates the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. This year’s festival will feature over 75 new and returning boysenberry inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a variety of dishes ranging from savory foods with a…


Added by Kelli on March 12, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito returns Saturday, April 7 bringing craft beer, mouthwatering tacos, and live entertainment to Orange County. As the first stop of the festival series Sabroso at Doheny State Beach gives you the opportunity to sample over 150 brews and a variety of delectable tacos while watching lucha libre style…


Added by Kelli on March 6, 2018 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Corned Beef Meets Barbecue This St. Patrick’s Day at Bad to the Bone BBQ

Bad to the Bone BBQ, is giving traditional Irish dishes a barbecue make-over this St. Patrick’s Day with signature smoked meats and Irish beverages available on Saturday, March 17.

The St. Patrick’s Day selections include: Irish egg rolls filled with shredded corned beef, braised cabbage, Swiss cheese and stout mustard, priced at $8.99; corned beef Ruben with Swiss…


Added by Kelli on March 6, 2018 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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