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Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Back Bay Bistro

Enjoy a romantic date night with your loved one at Back Bay Bistro with a live, smooth jazz performance by the Darnell Wyrick Quintet and gourmet feast courtesy of Executive Chef Daniel Jimenez. Dinner will feature a four-course, prix-fixe menu and present mouthwatering first course options like Roasted Heirloom Tomato Basil Bisque, succulent main courses such…


Added by Kelli on January 22, 2019 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Get Free Nachos At El Torito This Week

Starting today and running through Friday, January 25th, El Torito is offering free nachos to guests because the Rams have made it to the Super Bowl. Guests will get a free order of nachos just by saying, “Go Rams”! The free nachos are the Nachos Supremos which is Chicken on a mound of warm chips, melted cheese, refried beans and guajillo chile sauce topped…


Added by Kelli on January 21, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OC Brewers Guild Hosts An Evening Of Carefully Curated Beer And Food Pairings


We regret to inform you that due to weather forecast for rain this coming weekend and the planned format for OC Palate, the OC Brewers Guild will be postponing its event. All purchased tickets will be refunded by the event organizers. Many thanks in advance for understanding and…


Added by Kelli on January 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tipsy Tea Time with Ron Barceló

Ron Barceló combines cocktail hour with tea time to create the Bomb Tea.

The warm elixir uses Barceló Onyx infused tea, hot water, and cinnamon syrup for an explosion of flavors that’ll soothe the chilliest of hearts.


1.5 oz of Ron Barceló Onyx infused tea

2 oz hot water

3/4 oz cinnamon syrup



Added by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 7:38pm — No Comments

BRUXIE® Takes Creative & Craveable Fried Chicken Global

What started out as a single 400-square-foot location 8 years ago in Old Towne Orange is now one of the most successful, innovative concepts. Bruxie found itself on the forefront of the Fried Chicken frenzy by appealing to adventurous eaters and gaining buzz as the creator of The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich. Now, as fried chicken concepts grow…


Added by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 7:32pm — No Comments

LA Mixologists Launch New Mezcal El Silencio Cocktails at Broken Spanish & Mezcalero

You can find Mezcal El Silencio all over Los Angeles, Broken Spanish and Mezcalero are showcasing some particularly delicious, new signature cocktails in the New Year. Broken Spanish mixologists, Chris Chernock and Tish Taylor, are now serving up four of their specialty Silencio drinks, including El Zocalo, Cazuela, Joseph’s Sangre and Frio Todo. While Nathan…


Added by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Hilton Anaheim Celebrates Hilton’s 100th at 2019 Annual Dux In Tux Fundraiser

Hilton Anaheim is proud to continue its sponsorship of the 19th annual Dux In Tux fundraiser and gala, hosted by the Anaheim Ducks and presented by Honda. The event takes place on January 21, 2019 at Honda Center with proceeds benefiting the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.

2019 marks Hilton’s centennial celebration, touting its “100 Years of Hospitality”.…


Added by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 6:56pm — No Comments

OC's Legendary Chefs Join Forces For At-Risk Youth

Some of The OC’s best known chef/restaurateurs are preparing to share some cooking knowledge about the culinary arts to young students enrolled in the Hospitality Academy program, an offshoot of the world-famous nonprofit, Caterina’s Club. Antonello Ristorante’s Antonio Cagnolo, Pascal Olhats known for his eponymous eateries, Laurent Brazier Executive Chef of…


Added by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Old Vine Café Will Re-Open as Old Vine Kitchen & Bar In The Camp in February 2019

After celebrating eleven successful years, Old Vine Café is ready to begin a second chapter with a new location and updated name to reflect the expanded offerings. The beloved and award-winning restaurant Old Vine Café will re-open as Old Vine Kitchen & Bar in the former Ecco Pizzeria & Bar at The Camp in February 2019. The new space will maintain Old…


Added by Kelli on January 8, 2019 at 2:19pm — No Comments

The Counter Custom Burgers Announces New Mushroom-Blend Burger

The Counter® is excited to kick off 2019 with two new seasonal menu offerings. The Mushroom-Blend Burger and Sweet Sriracha Brussels Sprouts will be available for a limited time only.

The Mushroom-Blend Burger features all-natural beef blended with mushrooms, melted Swiss, umami sauce, fresh lettuce, crisp red onions, topped with…


Added by Kelli on January 8, 2019 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Del Taco Continues To Lead Value With The Launch Of Their Bold New Mix2 Value Menu

Del Taco is introduces its new Mix2 Menu. An unbeatable value, Del Taco’s Mix2 Menu allows guests to mix and match two fresh, quality menu items from a selection of fan-favorites for just $4 and $5.** “In a landscape that’s saturated with limited item five- and six-dollar offers, Del Taco is drawing on its legacy as the value leader in the fast food space to…


Added by Kelli on January 3, 2019 at 11:49am — No Comments

Slater's 50/50 Rolls Out "Rebel Gastropub" Branding & New Menu Items In 2019

Slater’s 50/50 is starting fresh in 2019 with a move towards ‘rebel gastropub’ positioning and expanding menu options beyond their signature burger, bacon, and beer offerings. Throughout the new year, Slater’s 50/50 will focus on changing consumers’ perceptions of the brand, and showcase a more holistic culinary prowess that masterfully combines everyday…


Added by Kelli on January 3, 2019 at 11:29am — No Comments

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Gives $32,000 To Local Charities

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort celebrated the end of 2018 with the spirit of giving by contributing $32,000 to local charities and non-profit organizations in Orange County. Newport Dunes values the work of its many charitable partner organizations including Pacific Marine Mammal Center…


Added by Kelli on January 3, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Moulin Will Open Their Third Location At The Historic Casino San Clemente

Moulin will be doubling its number of stores in 2019, Proprietor Laurent Vrignaud’s growing Moulin brand expands with his French antique store set to open in Newport Beach early January and the brand’s third bistro location in San Clemente set to open in March.

Moulin’s third bistro will open at the historic Casino San Clemente (120 W Avenida Pico).…


Added by Kelli on December 28, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments

New Year's Dining At The Dock

Have a Happy New Year’s Eve at The Dock in Newport Beach



First Course

Red Wine Poached Pear

Butter Lettuce, Wild Arugula, Saint Agur, Cinnamon Candied Almonds, Fig…


Added by Kelli on December 28, 2018 at 10:31am — No Comments

Grasslands Meat Market Presents A Happy New Year Hoedown

Ring in the New Year at Grasslands Meat Market’s Happy New Year Hoedown on Monday, December 31 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bring along your friends and family to experience a country music celebration featuring a gourmet dinner buffet with elevated barbecue offerings like Grilled Lobster Tails and Smoked Beef Tenderloin, an array of seasonal sides, and mouthwatering…


Added by Kelli on December 28, 2018 at 10:09am — No Comments

Ocean At Main Is Now Serving Brunch On Saturday And Sunday

The kitchen crew at Ocean at Main are now offering a winning Brunch Menu on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners will enjoy all their favorites prepared with Chef Craig Strong's Coastal Cuisine influence and plated with panache – along with unexpected pizza variations baked in the restaurant’s traditional brick oven. It’s all being served in this…


Added by Kelli on December 28, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Holiday Cocktails Recipes

Mount Gay Rum - Ring in this year’s holiday season with Mount Gay Rum and turn your holiday season of entertaining into an extraordinary one. You’ll be sure to impress your holiday guests with your mixology skills using the below easy-to make recipes for your next at-home gathering.

Toasted Almond

  • 2oz Mount…

Added by Kelli on December 14, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Christmas Dining Aboard the Queen Mary

This holiday season the Queen Mary is offering special holiday menus in all of her famous restaurants: Sir Winston’s, the Chelsea and the Promenade Cafe. Award-winning chefs will prepare festive cuisine while guests enjoy fine wines and spirits, impeccable service and breathtaking views of the Long Beach coastline.

In the Grand Salon, the ship’s…


Added by Kelli on December 14, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

SideDoor Presents the Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party

SideDoor presents the Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a special Cheese Education Class from 5-6 p.m. Known for its award-winning cheese and charcuterie offerings, SideDoor started the monthly series to highlight unique creameries, dedicating one evening a month to small batch cheesemakers and specialty…


Added by Kelli on December 12, 2018 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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