Kelli's Blog – September 2015 Archive (30)

Hard Rock Cafe Raises a Stein To New Octoberfest Burger

Hard Rock is bringing Munich’s favorite tradition to the States, with a brand new burger and beer pairing that pays homage to the biggest fall celebration – Oktoberfest! Guests Can Warm Up This Fall with Authentic Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger and Samuel Adams OctoberFest Beer Pairing, an authentic menu offering straight from Germany, will be available at cafes around the nation beginning on Tuesday, September 22 through Saturday, October 31, 2015.

As a global brand, Hard…


Added by Kelli on September 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Fights Breast Cancer Through 16th Annual Pinktober Campaign

The world-famous Hard Rock brand is thinking pink in support of the 16th Annual PINKTOBER campaign uniting musicians, supporters and survivors. On October 8, 2015, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood will host a special, public performance by Kaya Stewart at 8 p.m. The event is free, but attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation to benefit City of Hope, a leader in the…


Added by Kelli on September 28, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

CUCINA enoteca Has Two Exciting Dining Events Focused On Libations

Monday, October 5th at CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach, wine industry heavyweights Steve Matthiasson and Matt Licklider (LIOCO) from Napa are hosting an intimate four-course wine dinner. Wednesday, October 21st, CUCINA enoteca's Irvine location is hosting a five-course rustic family-style meal paired with five takes on classic Italian cocktails. Reserve a seat at Orange County’s favorite California-inspired Italian kitchen and raise your glass to taste, sip and savor the finest libations and…


Added by Kelli on September 28, 2015 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Chipotle Celebrates National Taco Day

National Taco Day is October 4 and Chipotle is celebrating, there is something for everyone. Celebrate National Taco Day by ordering Crispy Corn Tacos, Soft Corn Tacos, or Soft Flour Tacos, and on the kid’s menu, children may choose a taco kit of two soft or crispy taco shells with any three ingredients (one meat, sofritas, or guacamole), served with seasonal fruit or chips, and juice or organic milk.…


Added by Kelli on September 25, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

Crown Your Back to School Student with a Casey's Cupcake Crownie!

The Crownie is ​a ​delicious hybrid of a brownie and a cupcake​! The first layer is a rich Ghiradelli Chocolate brownie with chocolate chips baked inside, second is a moist Tahitian vanilla bean cake topped with marvelous milk chocolate ganache frosting, haloed with Italian chocolate flakes and finished with glitter and a crown medallion-the perfect after-school surprise for your hard working student!…


Added by Kelli on September 25, 2015 at 10:03am — No Comments

Meet The Cheesemonger At The Cellar, Chief Of All Things Cheese

If your knowledge of wine and cheese doesn’t go beyond the boxed stuff from the local liquor store and the individually packaged slices of a dubious color, then visit The Cellar in San Clemente, where a sommelier and cheese mongers will kick your palate up a few notches. Enter Dillon Joyce. Dillon is the head cheese of cheeses at The Cellar in San Clemente, where he assembles…


Added by Kelli on September 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Starbucks Introduces Its First New Autumn Espresso Beverage In Four Years

Starbucks introduces its first new autumn espresso beverage in four years the Toasted Graham Latte which will be available in Starbucks® stores across the United States and Canada beginning today.

When Starbucks beverage R&D manager Yoke Wong set out to create the new beverage, she found inspiration in an unusual place. “I thought about the back-to-school season and looked at the latest food and beverage trends,” said Wong. “What I found to be quite popular in the U.S. is the…


Added by Kelli on September 23, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Cinépolis USA is Expanding With Their Very Own Wine Label

Cinépolis Private Label Wine: In addition to its curated craft beer program, in partnership with Southern California-based Stone Brewery, the cinema has created its own wine label that movie-goers may order by the bottle or glass.

Working with Sonoma Wine Company, which helped source the vineyard, the Cinépolis USA team was able to curate their own wine which…


Added by Kelli on September 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Caterina’s Club Will Now Feed 1,650 of OC’s Most Vulnerable Youth Nightly

Sir Bruno Serato has announced that he will expand the number of “motel” children he feeds each night to 1,650 as he begins serving the underprivileged youth of Brea, Yorba Linda and Placentia later in the month. Caterina’s Club, the nonprofit he founded in honor of his mother to feed the children whose poor, working class parents are relegated to living in cheap, crime-filled motels, also feeds those living in Anaheim, Tustin, Stanton, Buena Park, Orange, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The…


Added by Kelli on September 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Greenbar Craft Distillery has teamed up with Irvine's Bistango

Greenbar Craft Distillery, has teamed up with Irvine's Bistango restaurant to offer an array of craft cocktails, prepared with Greenbar Craft Distillery speciality liqueurs and featuring fresh juices, produce & herbs, the 8 cocktails offered are exclusive to Bistango and are priced at $8.75 each.

IXÁ HIBISCUS MARGARITA -- IXÁ organic silver tequila, FRUITLAB organic hibiscus liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar

GREEN DAY -- TRU organic lemon vodka, fresh ripe…


Added by Kelli on September 22, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Five Crowns Marks 50 Years with Change

Five Crowns is pleased to announce that interior and exterior renovations to the landmark restaurant are currently underway. "As a company and as a family, we're committed to excellence and longevity. We build restaurants to last," said Ryan O'Melveny Wilson, Corporate Executive Chef and Vice President. "What we're doing will maintain Five Crowns' distinctive character and…


Added by Kelli on September 22, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Learn to Create Quick, Easy Indian Specialties with Chef Shachi

Saturday, September 26th at 11 a.m. at ADYA Chef Shachi will teach us how to create quick, easy Indian dishes at home! Our Summer vacations don't have to be over. Come take a break from your busy lives and get a few tips and shortcuts to make a delicious, inspired Indian meal at home.

Held outside on our private boxcar patio, this hands-on, interactive culinary…


Added by Kelli on September 22, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Mastro’s Celebrates National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month and Mastro’s is offering “the best of the best” in steaks and world-class seafood, and the star of the show, the Seafood Tower. Mastro’s offers an exquisite tower of the freshest shellfish (think freshly shucked oysters, chilled Alaska King Crab legs, a whole split lobster, Dungeness Crab, giant shrimp cocktail – with an array of delicious dipping sauces and freshly shaved horseradish root) customized to each guest’s preference and gorgeously presented with…


Added by Kelli on September 22, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments

Big Bite Events Introduces Sugar Rush

Big Bite Events is pleased to unveil their newest foodtainment concept, Sugar Rush. The sweetest event you will ever taste will debut Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Sugar Rush will be a one-of-a kind dessert showcase and sweet market experience packed with entertainment, competitions, demonstrations, walk-about tastings of decadent and delicious sweet treats and shopping from dozens of the best pastry chefs and confectioners…


Added by Kelli on September 18, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

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

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