Kelli's Blog – November 2015 Archive (17)

Gobble Up Turkey Mole Tacos For A Great Cause!

This Thanksgiving season, enjoy a little turkey, Mexican-style at solita Tacos & Margaritas in Huntington Beach and SOL Cocina in Newport Beach. The sister restaurants’ Executive Chef Deborah Schneider will be cooking up tasty Turkey Mole Tacos for just $3 each from Thursday, November 19th through Wednesday, November 25th, 2015! SOL Cocina and solita will be donating 100%…


Added by Kelli on November 19, 2015 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Have a Happy New Year at Island Hotel Newport Beach

To get ready for a night of festivities, Island Hotel Newport Beaches Spa  is offering the Whole New You Package, it's the perfect indulgence for New Year’s Eve. There is also a New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner Feast being held at Oak Grill, a Gatsby Glam New Year’s Eve Celebration at Aqua Lounge, and Oak Grill will be throwing a New Year’s Day Brunch. Also, Island Hotel is offering an exceptional New Year’s Eve Stay and Play Package for guests who want to ring in 2016 with friends and…


Added by Kelli on November 19, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Saint Marc Pub - Cafe, Bakery & Cheese Affinage Opens in Pacific City

Saint Marc Pub - Café, Bakery & Cheese Affinage is ready to launch its flagship restaurant in Huntington Beach. Saint Marc, set to open in December amidst the bustling, shopping and dining mecca of Huntington Beach's Pacific City, will offer a unique environment that provides both the opportunity for an elevated dining or casual-fare experience in a warm, inviting atmosphere that invokes the comforts of home. With a concept that defies definition, Saint Marc is the perfect meeting of…


Added by Kelli on November 18, 2015 at 10:42am — No Comments

Pumpkin Quinoa Cheesecake Recipe

Did you know a traditional holiday meal can contain more than 3,000 calories, and the average American gains ~5 pounds during the holiday season? It’s no wonder ‘losing weight’ is at the top of so many resolutions lists. One option to forego the post-holiday food guilt is to sneak healthy takes on classic dishes onto the menu, like this pumpkin quinoa cheesecake.

Pumpkin Quinoa Cheesecake…


Added by Kelli on November 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Homemade Apple Cider from Jeju 16 Water

With Thanksgiving right around the corner why not make something that everyone at the table can enjoy? Jeju 16 Water’s Homemade Apple Cider is the perfect drink for the holiday season that everyone can enjoy, but can easily be made into a cocktail by adding a splash of your favorite alcohol. Check out this simple recipe below:

Jeju 16 Water’s Homemade Apple Cider …


Added by Kelli on November 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Del Taco Introduces New Freshly Grilled Carne Asada

Del Taco is beefing up its menu with four craveable new items featuring Carne Asada Steak fresh grilled to order in the restaurants’ working kitchens. You taste the difference when you bite into the new fresh grilled protein, seasoned in an authentic marinade of chilies, herbs and spices. To complement the new Carne Asada Street Taco, Del Taco has also introduced a new signature Roasted Chile Salsa. The spicier salsa, made from a combination of three distinct dried peppers including toasted…


Added by Kelli on November 13, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Holiday Haps at TAPS


The sumptuous TAPS Thanksgiving buffet includes an array of salads, cold seafood and fresh oysters, charcuterie and cheeses, traditional herb-brined turkey breast, honey-glazed ham and other hand-carved meats. Roasted Brussels sprouts, balsamic beets, mac n’ three cheese and house-made cranberry sauce will…


Added by Kelli on November 13, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Five Tips for a Happy and Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving From Vanessa Chamberlin

Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. We take time to be with our loved ones and be thankful for our relationships, our health, and our opportunities. It’s a time to celebrate the harvest and all of the wonderful flavors and colors and textures of autumnal foods – and the best part? All of the best fall foods are plant-based! And there are plenty of ways to celebrate and incorporate them into the holiday season.

With Thanksgiving approaching, I wanted to give some of my best holiday…


Added by Kelli on November 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Holiday Cocktails by Skinnygirl

Skinnygirl Cocktails created innovative cocktails to celebrate your favorite dessert flavors of Thanksgiving! Those same nostalgic flavors of sweet potato, apple and pumpkin pie can now be enjoyed as low-calorie, delicious cocktails.

Skinnygirl® Sweet Potato Pie Cocktail

· 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka

· 1 part sweet potato puree

· ½ part DeKuyper® Buttershots® Butterscotch Schnapps

· ½ tsp cinnamon

· Splash of ginger ale…


Added by Kelli on November 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Slapfish to Open Sixth Southern California Location in Brea December 2015

Slapfish will open the doors to its sixth Southern California location in Brea located in Brea’s new marketplace Village at La Floresta (3405 E. Imperial Highway). Slapfish, a modern seafood shack founded by Chef Andrew Gruel, the noted food truck-turned-restaurant presents a real American seafood experience that revolves around fresh, sustainable fish, prepared simply, but delivering big flavors. His ocean-fresh menu emphasizes bib-worthy dishes and bold flavors, with seafood sourced from…


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

FIG & OLIVE's Zestful Offerings for Blood Orange Season

FIG & OLIVE (Melrose Place and Newport Beach), highlights the blood orange, the rose-tinted citrus is on their menu in a multitude of ways, each embodying wellness, simplicity, and purity of taste. Blood oranges are seen as a divergent citrus, grown primarily along the Sicilian coast and comprised of raspberry-like notes and red pigments known as anthocyanins, which are more commonly found in flowers and berries. From puréed pulp to juice, FIG & OLIVE pulls back the peel of this…


Added by Kelli on November 10, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Satisfy Your Sweetest Tooth Dec. 5-6 at The OC Fair & Event Center

Big Bite Events, is pleased to introduce Sugar Rush, the sweetest event you will ever taste, on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Star chefs, bakers and confectioners will come together to create an unforgettable holiday sweet shoppe to satisfy even the most decadent sweet tooth. Sugar Rush will be a one-of-a…


Added by Kelli on November 10, 2015 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Cinépolis USA Announces Holiday Community Food Drives

Cinépolis USA will be a food donation center for moviegoers and the local community to  get involved and help the hungry November 12 through December 4. In partnership with OC Foodbank, the food drive will take place at two Cinépolis USA Orange County theater locations – Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel and Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita –…


Added by Kelli on November 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Movember Five-Course Beer Dinner at CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Show off your Movember ‘stache and head to Fashion Island where CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach is celebrating ‘Movember’ with a five-course beer pairing dinner with LA-based Golden Road Brewing on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm. The special dinner includes a mouthwatering menu by Chef Brent Omeste to complement Golden Road’s favorite selection of IPA and seasonal brews. Guests can sip for a cause all night knowing a portion of the event proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation’s commitment…


Added by Kelli on November 5, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

Island Hotel Newport Beach: A Festive Destination For Holiday Treats, Celebratory Dining and Spa Pampering

Island Hotel Newport Beach is decked out with garlands, ribbons, lights and a Newport Beach inspired gingerbread scene. Island Hotel is the place to spend days with friends and family celebrating all that Christmassy coastal Orange County has to offer from dining to noshing and imbibing to Spa-liday relaxation after a long day of world class shopping.

Here is what’s happening at Island Hotel this Christmas holiday season:

Coastal Cottage Gingerbread Hotel Lobby…


Added by Kelli on November 4, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach celebrates Fashion Island’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

In the spirit of giving, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach, will be granting guests two complimentary items* in honor of Fashion Island’s Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning on Saturday, November 7th through Sunday, November 15th. The offerings include:

· one glass of house wine or Piscine

· one entrée from the Kid’s Menu

*limited to one choice per entrée…


Added by Kelli on November 4, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Red Robin Decks Its Holiday Menu with New Additions and Seasonal Flavors

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is lighting up the holiday season with a new additions and limited-time items that truly make it “the most wonderful time of year.” Available now through Jan. 3, 2016, fall in love with the Mad Love™ Burger inspired by Chef Michell Sanchez. “At Red Robin, we pride ourselves on being the first to market with innovative new burgers using high-quality, fresh ingredients,” said Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s executive vice president and chief concept officer. “And our…


Added by Kelli on November 3, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives






Foodies in the NEWS!!

© 2019   Created by OCfoodies.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service