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Puesto's Inaugural MOLE & MEZCAL Dinner

Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar is bringing the authentic flavors and culture of Oaxaca to Orange County with MOLE & MEZCAL, Wednesday, May 1st at Puesto Park Place. Puesto will present a special four-course prix-fixe dinner menu from 5 p.m.

For one night only, Chefs Olga Cabrera from Casa del Sol and Chef Aurora Toledo from Restaurante…

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Added by Kelli on April 16, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Even More Easter Dining Options In Orange County

Sapphire Laguna - Laguna Beach

This Easter Sunday, leave the festivities to Sapphire Laguna! Located in picturesque Laguna Beach, Sapphire Laguna offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their charming courtyard and savor the views of the Pacific Ocean making it the perfect location for an unforgettable Easter Brunch. Join them on Easter Sunday, April 21st for a fabulous brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re offering a delicious 3-course culinary experience! There's…

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Added by Kelli on April 16, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

Farmhouse Presents New Spring Menu and Seasonal Cocktails

Farmhouse introduces a new spring menu courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead. Featuring the freshest seasonal flavors, the menu welcomes twelve new main dishes, veggie sides and desserts. The full spring menu is also available in the Farmhouse bar which highlights exciting new spring cocktails hand-crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D, and his team. Developed to compliment Chef Mead’s ever-evolving menu, choose from thirteen new cocktails to enjoy al fresco in the…

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Added by Kelli on April 16, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bad to the Bone BBQ Honors Military Appreciation Month

Bad to the Bone BBQ will salute U.S. active-duty military personnel and veterans with a special Military Appreciation Month offering, available throughout the month of May. Veterans and active-duty military service members who present a valid military ID will receive a 10 percent discount on all food purchases throughout the month.

Located in San Juan…

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Added by Kelli on April 11, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Easter Brunch at Pacific Hideaway

Pacific Hideaway is serving up a brand new brunch menu with dishes like the Hideaway Hash Benny with house lao sausage, potato, crunchy coconut rice cake and ‘bang-bang’ hollandaise, and Breakfast Tacos with chorizo, black beans, fried eggs and chicharrons. Guests can also opt for the sweeter side, with dishes like Vacation Crepes with Nutella, crushed…

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Added by Kelli on April 9, 2019 at 11:03am — No Comments

Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill in Laguna Beach Reopens This Week

The Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill restaurant, has re-opened under new owner/operators (and brothers) Mariano ("Maro") Molteni and Martin Molteni. The restaurant will be open six days a week, beginning at 4:00 p.m. It will be closed on Mondays. The Royal Hawaiian temporarily closed its doors on January 22nd, handing the keys and ownership of the restaurant to Chef…

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Added by Kelli on April 8, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments

6th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup Returns to OC Fair

The 6th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup is returning to the world-famous OC Fair during opening weekend on July 12 and 13, 2019. The award-winning event offers four hours of unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass and complimentary admission to the OC Fair. Awarded first place at the Western Fairs Association’s Annual Convention for Best Event Within an Event, Brew Hee Haw features live entertainment, dancing, games, and unlimited tastings from top breweries across the…

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Added by Kelli on April 8, 2019 at 10:58am — No Comments

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Dining Aboard the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary invites families and friends to set sail on a culinary escapade fit for royalty to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Enjoy signature menus offered in Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge, Chelsea Chowder House & Bar or truly indulge with her majesty’s award-winning Royal Sunday Brunch.…

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Added by Kelli on April 6, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation Returns

Montage Laguna Beach is hosting Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation, Sunday, May 5th, to help raise funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Host chefs Benjamin Martinek and Lee Smith will welcome Chef Curtis Stone as a special guest, along with other visiting chefs.

From 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests will savor featured bites created by celebrity chefs…

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Added by Kelli on April 4, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Descanso Introduces Weekend Brunch “A La Plancha”

Descanso has brought its unique “Plancha Dining” Mexican experience to their Weekend Brunch, Chef Sergio Ortega is serving authentic Mexican flavors on a Plancha Weekend Brunch Menu that features classics like Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros and Machaca Alambre, made to order in front of guests by Descanso’s talented Taquero Chefs. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for the Conchas Bread Pudding, made with Mexican sweet bread, seasonal berries, pistachio brittle and agave…

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Added by Kelli on April 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Posh Easter Brunch Ideas

Three of Orange County's hotels are celebrating Easter Day with dining by the sea along with family-fun events that will have little ones hopping in delight with up close and personal visits with the Easter Bunny. Montage Laguna Beach offers three distinctly different, but all gourmet, scenarios in the Grand Ballroom, Studio and The Loft. And those who enjoy the Easter dining experiences, can join in the fun at the resort’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Fashion Island Hotel is offering two…

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Added by Kelli on April 3, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Springtime At Hotel Irvine

At Hotel Irvine, the spring culinary line-up offers special events and turns every night into a good time for visiting guests, local regulars and new-to-the-party singles, dates and groups of friends. A Bueno Cinco de Mayo fiesta competes with a Best Sombrero Contest and piñata. For tequila lovers, there’s a special Five-Course Pairing Dinner, and for pure weekend relaxation, guest’s fireside on the EATS Kitchen & Bar patio can savor time with their gang – with reasonably priced bites,…

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Added by Kelli on April 3, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Great Maple's Autism Awareness Donuts

For World Autism Awareness Month, Great Maple is partnering with the nonprofit Autism Speaks, creating an April doughnut special. The special will feature a blue coconut milk glazed doughnut, topped with shredded coconut and edible blue glitter. A portion of the proceeds raised from the donuts will be donated to the nonprofit.

The inspiration for the…

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Added by Kelli on April 2, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Five Crowns New Spring Menu

Five Crowns presents a new spring menu brought to you by Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla, the menu showcases springtime flavors using the season’s freshest ingredients.



The menu welcomes seventeen exciting new small plates, sides, entrees and desserts. Begin with the Spring Onion and English Pea Tart with English pea puree, gruyere, ricotta, and…

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Added by Kelli on April 1, 2019 at 10:34am — No Comments

Moulin San Clemente Now Open

Today, Moulin opens its third location in San Clemente. Proprietor Laurent Vrignaud has also expanded the Moulin brand to include a French antique store, which opened in January. Moulin’s third bistro is now open at the historic Casino San Clemente (120 W Avenida Pico). Within walking distance to San Clemente’s popular North Beach, much of Moulin’s menu is available to-go, modeled after cafes along coastal France.…

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Added by Kelli on April 1, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments

Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off

The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off, an all-new food festival and competition, is happening on Saturday, May 11 from 12 - 5 p.m. So gather your friends and family for a finger lickin’ afternoon full of fun with tastings, lawn and beer games, eating contests, and more. Watch as SoCal’s top BBQ pitmasters and chili experts compete for trophies, $10,000 in cash prizes, and the highly-coveted People’s Choice Award.…

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Added by Kelli on March 28, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Celebrate National Ramen Day at RA Sushi

RA Sushi is celebrating National Ramen Day on Thursday, April 4 by offering a 22-ounce Kirin or Kirin Light for $5 with the purchase of any “RA”men bowl. RA Sushi’s five “RA”men offerings include:

  • Chashu “RA”men: Soy pork broth (tonkotsu soy), ramen noodles, six pieces of seared pork chashu, naruto, half of a soft boiled egg,…
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Added by Kelli on March 28, 2019 at 8:25am — No Comments

Wagyu Week Is Back At Sushi Roku Newport Beach

Sushi Roku Newport Beach welcomes a special delivery of award-winning Bungo Wagyu now through Saturday, March 30th with a limited-time-only tasting menu. Bungo beef is considered the highest-quality Japanese grade beef, originating from the Oita prefecture in the Kyushu region of Japan. The award-winning meat will be offered in six unique preparations to…

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Added by Kelli on March 26, 2019 at 11:43am — No Comments

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival At Doheny State Beach

The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge brings together professional eaters to race to consume as many chicken Chronic Tacos as possible in 10 minutes. Among the 8 professional eaters is the prominent world-champion eater, Takeru Kobayashi, from Nagano, Japan. Kobayashi holds 6 Guinness World Records for competitive eating and will be defending his 2018 title where he succeeded in devouring 154 tacos in 10 minutes. Competing against reigning champion Kobayashi are professional eaters…

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Added by Kelli on March 26, 2019 at 11:37am — No Comments

Antonello Announces A New Early Kid's Dinner Special

Bring the family in to Antonello Ristorante, now offering younger guests Hello Kitty Organic Artisanal Pasta Shapes as part of the early dinner special kid's menu between 5 and 6 pm Monday-Thursday for only $7 including a soft drink or milk and a scoop of gelato for dessert!



Antonello Ristorante has earned a reputation for having served local…

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Added by Kelli on March 25, 2019 at 11:50am — No Comments

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