Kelli's Blog – December 2015 Archive (27)

Carl's Jr Unveils First All Natural Turkey Burger Line

Carl’s Jr.® continues to pioneer the fast food space with the introduction of the industry’s first All-Natural Turkey Burger line. Available now at participating restaurants, All-Natural Turkey Burgers feature an all-natural, quarter-pound patty made from turkey raised with no antibiotics ever and served in three delicious varieties, all 500 calories or less: Original, Jalapeño and Teriyaki.

Though the brand is known as a quick service restaurant ("QSR") pioneer in the indulgent,…


Added by Kelli on December 31, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

Red Robin Introduces the “Wedgie” that Gives Back

At Red Robin Gourmet Burgers it’s okay to give your friends a wedgie. To ring in the New Year, the casual dining restaurant is introducing The Wedgie™ Burger, a low-carb, 450 calorie limited-time offering stacked with bacon, guacamole, tomato and red onions on top of a 6-ounce beef patty all inside of a lettuce wedge bun. To coincide with the launch of the new Wedgie Burger, the Gourmet Burger Authority is partnering with the DUDE. Be Nice® Project and giving guests an opportunity to support…


Added by Kelli on December 30, 2015 at 11:02am — No Comments

Wine Down Mondays At FIG & OLIVE

The French Riviera-inspired dining destination, FIG & OLIVE, can no longer keep this news bottled up! Beginning Monday, December 14, 2015, the olive oil oasis will introduce Wine Down Mondays, a weekly promotion encouraging guests to start the workweek off right with complimentary corkage* as well as 20% off bottled wine up to $100 every Monday.

Akin to its…


Added by Kelli on December 29, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Slapfish to Open Sixth Southern California Location in Brea

Slapfish will open the doors to its sixth Southern California location in Brea on Wednesday, December 30th at 11 a.m. Located in Brea’s new marketplace Village at La Floresta (3405 E. Imperial Highway). To add excitement to the Opening Day, Chef Gruel will present complimentary Lobster Rolls to the first 100 guests (limit one per guest)! Earlier this year, Slapfish and international franchise development company, Fransmart, announced a multi-unit deal with a new Southern California…


Added by Kelli on December 23, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments

Let's Get Cooking With Chef Chris Tzorin

Added by Kelli on December 17, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Cinépolis has got the Star Wars spirit!

Thursday, December 17 – Saturday, December 19, characters from the highly anticipated Star Wars series are expected to be available for photo opps at select Cinépolis locations across SoCal. The Star Wars characters are part of the 501st Legion of Official Volunteer Stormtroopers (VST), an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of the Star Wars universe. Participating theaters include Laguna Nigel and Rancho Santa…


Added by Kelli on December 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Champagne Cocktails for NYE!


1.5 oz. 1800 Reposado Tequila

1 oz. Blood orange liqueur

0.5 oz. Blood orange juice

2 dashes orange bitters

1 oz. champagne

Add ingredients except champagne in shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a Champagne Flute. Top cocktail with Champagne. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Royal Buddha…


Added by Kelli on December 15, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Let's Party Like Its 1929!


Get dolled up and join us for evening of great food, prohibition drinks and a swinging good time, as we ring in the New Year. 1920s dress encouraged to party in style. Live music, creative small bites, bottomless Champagne fountain, all-night dessert bar.


Thursday, December 31, 2015


$50 General Admission


535 W Katella Avenue

Orange, CA 92867



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

Ways & Means Oyster House Opening In The New Pacific City Complex

Orange County diners will soon be able to enjoy Ways & Means Oyster House at its new location – Pacific City, the new oceanfront shopping and dining complex in Huntington Beach. Founders Parnell and Jennifer Delcham and Dena Mathe took inspiration from heritage flavors and the community atmosphere of seaside clam shacks, oyster bars and harbor houses…


Added by Kelli on December 11, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Hornitos Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Express Train

· 1 Part Hornitos® Spiced Honey

· 1 ½ Parts Hot Espresso

· Pinch of Cinnamon

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon.

Hornitos® Tequila Toddy…


Added by Kelli on December 10, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Celebrate New Year's with CUCINA enoteca

Unsure what to do this New Year's Eve? Looking for a gift for that foodie in your life? Both CUCINA enoteca locations are offering special dining experiences and gift ideas.

New Year's Eve Dining

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach ~ $68 per person, optional wine pairing for $38 

One of Orange County’s hottest tables in town is hosting a four-course specialty menu straight from their California-inspired Italian kitchen. Guests…


Added by Kelli on December 10, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Carolina’s Italian Restaurant Offering Free Entree to Orange County Police & Firefighters

Carolina’s Italian Restaurant, is spreading holiday cheer to those who serve and protect our communities daily. Now through December 31, Carolina’s is offering a free entrée to Orange County Police Officers and Firefighters when they provide workplace identification. “Carolina’s has always been a huge supporter of the hardworking men and women who protect us every day, and we’re happy to show our appreciation with a complimentary entrée this holiday,” said managing partner, Tim Ibrahim. “We…


Added by Kelli on December 8, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

Lighthouse Café to Open at Marina Park in Newport Beach

Lighthouse Café will join the community and sailing center, Newport Beach’s Marina Park on Saturday, Dec. 5. With expansive 180-degree harbor, mountain and city views, the Lighthouse Café is destined to be a neighborhood gathering place for delicious food, shared with friends. Located at 1600 W. Balboa Blvd, the Lighthouse Café will serve food for Saturday’s opening…


Added by Kelli on December 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Teemu Selanne & Partner Kevin Pratt Announce The Grand Opening Of TS Gourmet Shoppe

Teemu Selanne and his business partner Kevin Pratt, open their new TS Gourmet Shoppe today at 1450 South Coast Highway. The Shoppe is stocked with Prime Steaks and Chops sustainably sourced from the United States, Australia and the Piedmont Region of…


Added by Kelli on December 8, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Wienerschnitzel Announces Second Annual #Wienercross Sweepstakes

Wienerschnitzel is celebrating another year as the official hot dog of pro race team, Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross, with an exciting Supercross sweepstakes! Wienerschnitzel fans are encouraged to enter the #Wienercross online sweepstakes for weekly chances to win tickets to select races, along with other sweet prizes. One lucky fan will win the grand prize of a Supercross Finals VIP trip for four in Las Vegas!

“We’re beyond stoked to celebrate our second year as the official hot dog…


Added by Kelli on December 7, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

The Cheesecake Factory is making the holidays even sweeter this season

The Cheesecake Factory is making the holidays even sweeter this season with its ‘Slice of Joy’ gift card promotion and holiday favorite, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake!

Slice of Joy Card

With more than 250 menu selections – all handmade in house with fresh ingredients – and more than 50 legendary cheesecakes and specialty desserts, a gift card from The Cheesecake…


Added by Kelli on December 4, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

The Flame Broiler is celebrating its Platinum Anniversary

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 3, the first 100 people in The Flame Broiler’s Orange County restaurants will receive free regular-sized bowls. In addition, the first person inside the locations will also be awarded with a year’s worth of free bowls!

Starting at only 370 calories, the delicious rice bowls are made with non-GMO white or brown rice, certified Angus beef or…


Added by Kelli on December 2, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Celebrate the 2015 Holiday Season At Eureka!

Eureka! is welcoming the cheerful season with a new decadent cocktail, the Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned. With Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, gingerbread syrup, BroVo Spirits Douglas Fir liqueur, and chocolate and herbal bitters, this festive beverage tastes like the holidays in a glass.

The all-American restaurant is also ringing in 2016 with New Year’s Day specials. On Friday, January 1, Eureka! in Huntington Beach is offering delectable brunch options including Brunch Ham & Cheese…


Added by Kelli on December 2, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Philly's Best Partners with Coca-Cola for Festive Holiday Giveaway

Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks has teamed up with Coca-Cola to get fans into the holiday spirit with an exciting giveaway! Through December 21, guests have the chance to win a 30” plush Coca-Cola collectible Polar Bear through in-store entry forms. All 21 Philly’s Best locations will be raffling off a special edition Coca-Cola Polar Bear, along with two social media…


Added by Kelli on December 2, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Skinny Holiday Cocktails

With zero calories, Zevia serves as a smarter cocktail mixer and party beverage to enjoy with family and friends throughout the holiday season. Below please find a few festive cocktail recipes (all under 150 calories)

Poinsettia – 113 calories per serving

1 oz. Zevia Lemon Lime Twist

1 oz.…


Added by Kelli on December 2, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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