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% of the proceeds from every Turkey Mole Taco to Share Our Selves, a non-profit organization, which has been providing care and assistance to our most vulnerable populations in Orange County since 1970.
“Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to think about how we can benefit our neighbors in need,” says Chef Deb, whose inspiration for the special taco was derived from her latest book, Salsas and Moles. “Share Our Selves does so much to alleviate hunger in our local community and we want to do our part to help this holiday season.”
A delicious starter or accompaniment to any dish, Chef Deb’s Turkey Mole Tacos are topped with roasted butternut squash, melted cheese, Mole Poblano, lettuce and dried cranberries and served with a side of fresh pico de gallo for just $3 each. After effortlessly contributing to a great cause, guests may indulge in a few well-deserved refreshing libations from Mixologist Colin Pflugradt.
SOL Cocina and solita Tacos & Margaritas will be serving their special Turkey Mole Tacos to benefit Share Our Selves from Thursday, November 19th through Wednesday, November 25th during regular hours (the restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving Day).
As leaders in the community, Share Our Selves (SOS) has provided care and assistance to our most vulnerable populations in Orange County since 1970. With service centers throughout Orange County, we specialize in providing personalized care for the community, including medical and dental services, behavioral health, case management, financial assistance, and special holiday programs. Our experience and innovative solutions, paired with our wide-ranging services, allow us to address the systemic nature of poverty from many angles, upholding our clients’ basic human rights through transformational care, and fighting for the dignity all members of our community deserve. For more information about Share Our Selves please visit: www.shareourselves.org.
With solita, Partners Matt Baumayr, Rich Howland and Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, the restaurateurs behind the SOL Cocina brand, have created yet another unique interpretation of contemporary Mexican food, with its own personality, look and distinctive menu. Similar to SOL, solita builds on an appreciation for fresh ingredients, big flavors, and seasonally changing menus. They deliver a Mexican food experience in a way that represents the soul of coastal Baja California.
At the heart of the restaurant and the menu is a wood-fired open grill and oak smoker, the inspiration for Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's unique takes on familiar Mexican favorites such as tacos, carne asada, skirt steak asada, ancho chile chicken, oak–roasted chipotle chicken, house carnitas, red chile borracho beef and wood-grilled wild fish - all created with premium fresh ingredients and served with delicious hand-made salsas.
The bar menu at solita takes an equally fresh approach to traditional Mexican cocktails, featuring fresh fruit-based and agave-sweetened margaritas made with 100% blue agave tequilas. Margaritas focus on vibrant and immediate flavors, and all recipes are made in-house with fresh citrus juices and sugar, and contain no HFCS, preservatives or coloring. solita offers an extensive selection of artisan, premium and ultra premium tequilas.
In addition to highlighting the true flavors of Baja, the setting of solita Tacos & Margaritas invites diners to experience the simplicity, ruggedness, timelessness and warmth of the region. Much of the interior detail and furnishings were hand-made by Mexican artisans and craftsmen, and the space reflects the charm, sophistication and hospitality of modern Mexico, but also to represent some of the overlooked sophistication that is evident in the country. The airy 150-seat space offers 80 seats indoors and 70 seats in a covered, all-weather patio, with 20 of those seats shared in a unique indoor/outdoor bar.
solita Tacos & Margaritas is located at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). More information and a complete menu of solita's new fall offerings can be found at www.solitatacos.com.
SOL Cocina is a unique restaurant and bar featuring Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL features old world charm juxtaposed with an urban comfort, including an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that mimics the Baja taco bar. To complement the dining experience, SOL's bar creates spectacular hand-crafted-to order fresh fruit margaritas and cocktails inspired by the authentic, seasonal flavors of the menu. The restaurant offers over 70 artisan, premium and ultra premium tequilas and mezcals.
In an effort to preserve the timeless beauty of Southern California and Baja, whenever possible, SOL Mexican Cocina utilizes products and programs that we believe to be both environmentally and socially pro-active. In addition to offering a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian and wheat-free options, Chef Deb's menu is ideal for those interested in sustainable dining options. Seafood is caught locally or from sustainable fisheries, as certified by MSC and Seafood Watch. SOL resolves to be as environmentally friendly as possible, making sure that everything that can be recycled, is recycled, and all takeout materials are compostable. SOL is a bleach-free facility that uses green ware-washing and cleaning products.
SOL Cocina has locations in Newport Beach, CA (251 E. Coast Highway) and Scottsdale, AZ (15323 North Scottsdale Road), with locations set to open in Playa Vista, CA and Cherry Creek, CO. For more information, visit http://www.solcocina.com.