Category: Booze

Celebrate the Holidays at Eureka!

Eureka! promises to assist guests with their New Year’s resolution of drinking more beer and becoming more social by providing back-to-back holiday-filled events complimented by handcrafted festive cocktails. From now until December 31, 2014, Bella Terra and University Center's most entertaining restaurants offer delectable Eggnog and Hot Toddy (recipes listed below). The New Year’s Eve celebration at Eureka! starts with an exclusive Beer and Champagne Edition Steal The Glass event. Bubblies from Piper Sonoma [Read more]

RECIPE: Eureka!’s Fall Harvest Cocktail

Thanksgiving is only one week away and the all-American restaurants Eureka! Huntington Beach and Eureka! Irvine created a special edition Farmers' Market cocktail to complement this year's Fall festivities. Featuring apples, cinnamon, and barrel aged rum, the Fall Harvest cocktail embodies the spirit of the holiday season. The recipe for Eureka!'s Fall Harvest cocktail: Fall Harvest Cocktail: 1 oz Apple Cinnamon Shrub .5 oz Lemon Juice .25 oz Tart Cherry Liqueur 1.5 oz Ballast Point Barrel Aged 3 Sheets [Read more]

First Craft Brewery Open in Costa Mesa

Barley Forge Brewing Co., Costa Mesa’s first-ever craft production brewery, has opened. Housed in a 10,000 square foot mid-century industrial facility, the brewery includes a combined tasting room, licensed on-site kitchen, bottling, aging, and production brewery.  The tasting room is open to the public and beer and food are served seven days a week. On Saturday, November 15, 2014 the public is invited to attend their Grand Opening Celebration featuring an expanded lineup of Barley Forge’s core beers, special [Read more]

Eureka! Restaurant To Open in Irvine

Eureka!, a growing family of restaurants that proudly serves an authentic American culinary and beverage experience, is expanding in Orange County with the addition of its second location. The All-American restaurant offers guests an elevated dining experience in a contemporary rustic setting complete with 40 American craft beers on tap, small-batch whiskeys, and farm-to-table herb and citrus garden within its latest location in Irvine opening on October 6, 2014. The newest and only full service-dining restaurant [Read more]

Bistango Gardens Holds Block Party Series

Located in central Irvine, Bistango is the perfect spot to stop for lunch or an after-work drink. I hadn't been in a few years and recently got to stop by and sample the menu at Bistango's new fresco dining area, Bistango Gardens. As apart of their Summer Block Party series, Bistango Gardens is offering plates from a dedicated menu with featured wines, craft beers, and sangrias Wednesdays-Fridays through September 26th. “We are proud to debut out Summer Block Parties being held every Wednesday - Friday at Bistango [Read more]

Newport Beach’s Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge Open June 27

Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge, the all-new restaurant and lounge duo offering distinct neighboring dining and entertainment experiences, will open their doors on Friday, June 27. Oak Grill is a true California original, boasting one of the largest heated patios in Newport Beach—perfect for alfresco dining and occasional surprise live music performances—as well as over 50 California wines by the glass. Located across from the restaurant is Aqua Lounge, the only ultra-lounge in the area, which showcases an expertly curated [Read more]

Tortilla Republic Debuts in Laguna Beach

Tortilla Republic, recognized for inventive Mexican fare within an inviting yet stylish setting at its locations in West Hollywood and Kauai, officially opened its doors in the beautiful coastal community of Laguna Beach on Tuesday, June 3. Owners Taste on Melrose and Taste in Pacific Palisades,Morten Kaag, John Halter, and Mina Azami, in collaboration with Kirk Pereira Design, designed the concept to effortlessly capture the coastal lifestyle of its luxurious surrounding locale. Developed by Tortilla Republic’s [Read more]