Kelli's Blog – March 2019 Archive (29)

Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off

The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off, an all-new food festival and competition, is happening on Saturday, May 11 from 12 - 5 p.m. So gather your friends and family for a finger lickin’ afternoon full of fun with tastings, lawn and beer games, eating contests, and more. Watch as SoCal’s top BBQ pitmasters and chili experts compete for trophies, $10,000 in cash prizes, and the highly-coveted People’s Choice Award.…


Added by Kelli on March 28, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Celebrate National Ramen Day at RA Sushi

RA Sushi is celebrating National Ramen Day on Thursday, April 4 by offering a 22-ounce Kirin or Kirin Light for $5 with the purchase of any “RA”men bowl. RA Sushi’s five “RA”men offerings include:

  • Chashu “RA”men: Soy pork broth (tonkotsu soy), ramen noodles, six pieces of seared pork chashu, naruto, half of a soft boiled egg,…

Added by Kelli on March 28, 2019 at 8:25am — No Comments

Wagyu Week Is Back At Sushi Roku Newport Beach

Sushi Roku Newport Beach welcomes a special delivery of award-winning Bungo Wagyu now through Saturday, March 30th with a limited-time-only tasting menu. Bungo beef is considered the highest-quality Japanese grade beef, originating from the Oita prefecture in the Kyushu region of Japan. The award-winning meat will be offered in six unique preparations to…


Added by Kelli on March 26, 2019 at 11:43am — No Comments

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival At Doheny State Beach

The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge brings together professional eaters to race to consume as many chicken Chronic Tacos as possible in 10 minutes. Among the 8 professional eaters is the prominent world-champion eater, Takeru Kobayashi, from Nagano, Japan. Kobayashi holds 6 Guinness World Records for competitive eating and will be defending his 2018 title where he succeeded in devouring 154 tacos in 10 minutes. Competing against reigning champion Kobayashi are professional eaters…


Added by Kelli on March 26, 2019 at 11:37am — No Comments

Antonello Announces A New Early Kid's Dinner Special

Bring the family in to Antonello Ristorante, now offering younger guests Hello Kitty Organic Artisanal Pasta Shapes as part of the early dinner special kid's menu between 5 and 6 pm Monday-Thursday for only $7 including a soft drink or milk and a scoop of gelato for dessert!

Antonello Ristorante has earned a reputation for having served local…


Added by Kelli on March 25, 2019 at 11:50am — No Comments

Yogurtland's New Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Pie Frozen Yogurt

Yogurtland has teamed up with Knott’s Berry Farm to give fans a delicious froyo experience inspired by Knott’s most popular dessert, boysenberry pie. The new Yogurtland flavor, Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Pie frozen yogurt, was crafted alongside Knott’s and is in stores now.

Each spoonful of Yogurtland’s Boysenberry Pie frozen yogurt flavor is…


Added by Kelli on March 25, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Celebrate Easter At Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort And Back Bay Bistro

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is presents a weekend of Easter celebrations on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 2019. Newport Dunes’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to the resort at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Hundreds of children will gather on the shores 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 will be…


Added by Kelli on March 22, 2019 at 9:08am — No Comments

ARC Butcher & Baker to Open Friday, March 29 in Newport Beach

ARC Butcher & Baker focuses on ready-to-serve family-style dinners, offering several take-home options ranging in price from $50 - $75 which can feed up to four. The dine-in menu features toasts, salads, streetwiches, and classic entrees including a Baby ARC Burger, Steak n’ Potatoes, and Southern Fried Chicken & Biscuits as well as a curated list of…


Added by Kelli on March 22, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Spring Menu At Laguna Beach’s Driftwood Kitchen

Chef Rainer Schwarz is introducing a new menu with noted Ocean-to-Table focus at his acclaimed waterfront eatery, adding to his menu of ocean-inspired offerings featuring fresh, vibrant Spring ingredients. Among the new items is the DK Seafood Tower, a seafood lover’s dream, filled with Maine Lobster Tail, King crab leg, poached jumbo Mexican shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Spanish octopus ceviche, and tuna tartare. Chef Rainer’s new menu features the following dishes:…


Added by Kelli on March 22, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Queen Mary's Eggstravagant Easter Sunday Celebration

The Queen Mary’s Easter Celebration will offer an array of Easter-fun fit for the entire family, including an Easter Service, a Royal Easter Sunday Brunch, a petting zoo, face painting, three egg hunts, a Bunny Bounce House atop her majesty's highest deck, and much more.

Easter Sunday would not be complete without Brunch. Guests can indulge in Royal…


Added by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 10:10am — No Comments

New At California Pizza Kitchen

Available at participating CPK restaurants for a limited time, the new spring seasonal menu features the following items, made fresh to order:

  • Spicy Milano Pizza: CPK’s crispy thin crust topped with spicy fennel sausage and pepperoni, serrano peppers, Cremini mushrooms, onions, spicy marinara, wild Greek oregano, as well as fresh…

Added by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Spring At Fashion Island Hotel

Fashion Island Hotel is known for food, wine and cocktails. This spring’s line-up of culinary experiences includes gourmet wine dinners created by Oak Grill’s Chef Brittany Valles in collaboration with Daou Vineyards & Winery in April and with Rombauer Vineyards in May. The first weekend in May brings a Derby Day Watch Party and a Cinco de Mayo Unlimited Taco Bar.…


Added by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Easter Brunch And Dinner At Five Crowns

Celebrate Easter with family and friends while you experience world-class hospitality and indulge in a special three-course menu highlighting classic favorites and seasonal specials courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla.

Both brunch and dinner prix-fixe menus highlight succulent starters such as Carrot Soup with roasted scallion cream, or the…


Added by Kelli on March 21, 2019 at 9:38am — No Comments

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Sensory Easter Egg Hunt

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to welcome Blind Children’s Learning Center students back for the 15th year, for a special sensory Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blind Children’s Learning Center and seventy of its students, ages one to eight years old, will kick off the holiday weekend with a sensory egg hunt featuring special beeping eggs donated by OC Sheriff’s Department.…


Added by Kelli on March 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Patio Marketplace Redefines Workplace Dining In Irvine

The Patio Group will redefine dining in the workplace with The Patio Marketplace at two corporate settings in Irvine. Scheduled to open Monday, March 18th, The Patio Marketplace at 400 Spectrum will feature a versatile dining space and exhibition kitchen within a new 21-story tower in the heart of Irvine Spectrum. Following that, The Patio Marketplace at…


Added by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Taco Stand Comes to Orange County

San Diego’s staple taqueria, The Taco Stand, has expanded to Orange County. Known for slinging authentic, Tijuana-style tacos, the Orange County location will be featuring the same popular menu items featured at its other locations.

Co-Owners Julian Hakim and Aram Baloyan are both originally from Tijuana, the two restaurateurs grew up eating at a dozen…


Added by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pacific Hideaway

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world with Irish themed parades, green gear, shamrocks and, of course, whiskey and beer. This year, there is no better way to celebrate the holiday in Orange County than with the “Man’s Best Friend” special at Huntington Beach’s Pacific Hideaway.

The restaurant located in the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort will…


Added by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hotel Irvine's Backyard Brunches For Easter and Mother's Day

SoCal’s The Backyard at Hotel Irvine is known for celebrating with colorful and delicious fun for special holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day.

Easter Brunch in The Backyard

Sunday, April 21, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This Easter the whole family will want to celebrate together at Hotel Irvine’s…


Added by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top Irish Pubs In Orange County

This St. Patrick's day head over to your favorite Irish Pub and celebrate in true Irish style. We've compiled a list of Irish pubs to make it easy on you. We've got you!

Durty Nelly’s

2915 Red Hill Ave

Costa Mesa, CA 92626



Added by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2019

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival has returned to the Disneyland Resort, happening now through April 23, with flavors and fare inspired by the Golden State. Guests of all ages can celebrate with unforgettable cuisine, beverages and entertainment at this culinary festival in Disney California Adventure Park. With experiences happening daily during the limited-time event, guests can find something tasty to try and fun to do as they explore the uniquely Disney…


Added by Kelli on March 13, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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