Kelli's Blog – November 2016 Archive (26)

Portillo's, Chicagos Favorite

Portillo’s has announced two new additions to its Shop & Ship offerings: nationwide delivery of its famous Chocolate Cake, and a new subscription service, Portillo’s 365. One of the brand’s most iconic menu items, Portillo’s World Famous Chocolate Cake was previously only available in restaurants. The new Shop & Ship offering features two pre-baked chocolate cake…


Added by Kelli on November 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Portola Coffee Roasters Opens At Union Market Mission Viejo

Portola Coffee Roasters has opened its 6th Orange County location inside Union Market Mission Viejo, a food hall located inside the Kaleidoscope Center. Portola Coffee Roasters prides itself on having access to some of the highest quality coffee beans in the world. Owner/Roaster Jeff Duggan has achieved an astonishingly robust direct trade coffee program in record time. While…


Added by Kelli on November 21, 2016 at 12:35pm — No Comments

5th Annual Brew Ho Ho! Returns to the Anaheim Phoenix Club

Beer aficionados and admirers alike will gather to sample over 100 of the best craft brews at the 2016 Brew Ho Ho!. Enjoy a live performance by popular tribute band Dead Man’s Party, shop the Brewery Merchandise Expo, enjoy a fine cigar to go with the great beer, and indulge in delectable food from top local restaurants and food trucks. A portion of the proceeds from this…


Added by Kelli on November 18, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Mendocino Farms, Hangar Bar Now Open at Whole Foods Market® Tustin

Whole Foods Market has partnered with Mendocino Farms to open a location inside its Tustin store at The District. Mendocino Farms is located in a new 140-seat dining area shared with the recently opened Hangar Bar. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the location will offer its full menu of gourmet sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner. Menu highlights include the Pork…


Added by Kelli on November 18, 2016 at 8:08am — No Comments

Ruby’s Diner Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebrations On Burger Day

To kick of the 35th anniversary of the Ruby Dooby Foundation, Ruby’s Diner welcomes back everyone’s favorite day – Burger Day! On Wednesday, December 7, all Ruby’s Diner locations** will offer the classic RubyBurger with French fries for just $2.99, $1 of each sale will benefit The Ruby Dooby Foundation.

Ruby’s Diner celebrates Burger Day twice a year – once in July…


Added by Kelli on November 16, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Salt & Straw's Coming To West Hollywood

Salt & Straw, the family-run ice cream shop, has announced plans to open a new scoop location in West Hollywood next year. As an introduction to the community, Salt & Straw will be hosting a fundraiser for The Trevor Project on Friday, November 18 from 7 pm – 10 pm outside the store-front, offering $1 scoops of their inspired flavors like Sea Salt with Caramel…


Added by Kelli on November 16, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

The Beachcomber Celebrates A California Christmas

Celebrate Christmas on the sand at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove this holiday season.

Saturday, December 3 The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove host the 20th Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting. Guests are invited to indulge in complimentary hot cider and freshly baked cookies on the date.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner year round, The Beachcomber offers the…


Added by Kelli on November 16, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments

A Peek into the Les Amis D’ Escoffier Society Southern California

By Tony Reverditto

Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Southern California is one of the many chapters which is a secret society of sorts. They are a community that strives to preserve the roots of classic French cuisine. They are a global society that honors the sacredness of Georges Auguste Escoffier. He was garnered “The Chef of Kings and The King of Chefs.” and was born in 1846 and lived until 1935. His dedication as a French Chef, restaurateur and culinary writer has created a…


Added by Kelli on November 16, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Celebrate The Holidays With Eureka!

Eureka! is bringing the Holiday joy this year by being the destination of choice for Drinksgiving, Black Friday, and all December long with the Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned.

First up, Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time where everyone travels back home for this special Holiday to give thanks, be with their family and friends, and get the day off from work. On…


Added by Kelli on November 15, 2016 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Amazon Restaurants Launches Free One-Hour Delivery has announced that Prime members in Irvine can now enjoy free one-hour delivery from popular restaurants, including Mick’s Karma Bar, Rockfire Grill, 3-Thirty-3 Waterfront, Pick Up Stix and many more.

Using the Prime Now app or by visiting, Prime members in Irvine can order from participating…


Added by Kelli on November 15, 2016 at 1:29pm — No Comments

The Loft Introduces Weekend Brunch Menu

The Loft will introduce Weekend Brunch beginning Saturday, November 19th, no more waiting for those only offered on select holidays. The Laguna Beach waterfront restaurant will now offer an a la carte menu every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chef de Cuisine Michael Campbell presents an elevated menu of brunch-time favorites, alongside unique dishes with…


Added by Kelli on November 15, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving With Sapphire Laguna Beach

Dine In

If ia traditional Thanksgiving meal is what you crave, Sapphire Laguna will be serving Herb-Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey! The three-course prix fixe menu will also be offering entrees such as Pan-Seared Scottish Salmon, Whole Branzino Almondine, Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Butter Poached Shrimp, and Oven-Roasted…


Added by Kelli on November 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

ZOV's Bistro Offers Thanksgiving To Go

Executive Chef Zov Karamardian is at it again with her annual Thanksgiving Take-Out Dinners. The popular chef, who recently took top honors as Chef of the Year at the Golden Foodie Awards, says she will “remove the hassle from the holiday” by preparing the traditional feasts and all of the trimmings. Only a limited number of Thanksgiving To-Go meals will be prepared and will…


Added by Kelli on November 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cody Hudson Contributes To The Ecology Center’s Handmade: A Maker’s Market

The Ecology Center presents Handmade: A Maker’s Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Kicking off the annual artisan gathering is Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson. Handmade: A Maker’s Market festivities will include 40+ Southern California-based makers and food artisans. This free event, open to all ages, which includes kids yoga, artisan…


Added by Kelli on November 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Lillie's Q Brea New Menu Items

Lillie’s Q Brea, has two new mouth-watering additions to its menu.

The new options are:

Taste of LQ --- This three-course prix fixe menu ($24.99) includes a 12-oz. craft beer from the acclaimed TAPS Fish House & Brewery, located next to Lillie’s Q, and meats (pulled pork, tri-tip, chicken, ribs, brisket) that…


Added by Kelli on November 11, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

8th Annual “Sunday in the Vineyard” Raises $105,000

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar raised $105,000 at its 8th Annual “Sunday in the Vineyard” fundraiser to benefit the Marconi Foundation for Kids and The Plasticos Foundation. More than 300 guests experienced an afternoon wine tasting with more than 80 wines, a runway show hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, a sampling of passed hors d’oeuvres by The Winery’s Executive Chef and…


Added by Kelli on November 10, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Celebrate the Season with Pumpkin Paradise from Tommy Bahama

This time of year, pumpkin is everywhere! If you’re tired of the same old pumpkin spice blah and looking for something new and a bit more sophisticated, try the Pumpkin Paradise from Tommy Bahama. This hand crafted seasonal cocktail features a warm blend of flavors. Knob Creek® bourbon and Sailor Jerry® spiced rum blends with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, a dash of bitters and…


Added by Kelli on November 10, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Stand Opens In Irvine Today

A Southern California staple, The Stand delivers a diverse menu of redefined American classics, designed to offer quality and speed of service. Murray Wishengrad, CEO/President of The Stand, joined by Jason Wishengrad, Executive Vice President and Culinary Director, and Andrew Jhawar, Chairman, bring The Stand’s first Orange County location to life, embodying the brand’s…


Added by Kelli on November 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Left Coast Brewing Co Updates Award Winning Hop Juice Double IPA

Left Coast Brewing Co. is proud to announce the release of Hop Juice Triple IPA, an update to their award-winning, full-time Hop Juice Double IPA. Now with Mosaic hops, a completely new look and an increase from 9.7% to 10% ABV, the Hop Juice Triple IPA will replace the Double IPA and be more of a crowd favorite than ever.

The new Hop Juice Triple IPA is available on…


Added by Kelli on November 9, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving 2016 At South Coast Plaza

Just because it's Thanksgiving doesn't mean that you have to slave away in the kitchen. Head to South Coast Plaza and let them do the cooking or just give you helping hand, don't worry we won't tell.

The Capital Grille

Thursday November 24, 2016 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

The Capital Grille will…


Added by Kelli on November 7, 2016 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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