Category: Drink

SOL Cocina and solita Tacos & Margaritas Donate Proceeds from Clase Azul ‘Pink Bottle to Breast Cancer Solutions

In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, SOL Cocina and solita Tacos & Margaritas will be launching Drink Pink!, a month-long fundraising campaign that will donate all proceeds from two offerings made with Limited Edition Clase Azul Reposada ‘pink bottles’ to Breast Cancer Solutions, an organization that provides help and support to breast cancer patients throughout Southern California. The nonprofit has been integral in providing solita employee Renee Cole with direct assistance [Read more]

It’s the Original Catalina Wine Mixer, And It’s Happening

It’s finally happening! The Original Catalina Wine Mixer is taking place on Sunday, September 13. The first ever “Step Brothers”-inspired celebration of fine wine, gourmet food, live music, will be the best time you can have on an island located just an hour boat ride away. Headlining the Original Catalina Wine Mixer will be cult phenomenon, THE DAN BAND. Known for their original covers of female-performed pop songs, THE DAN BAND has made numerous cameos in film favorites including “The Hangover” and [Read more]

Fig & Olive Debuts New Brunch Buffet, Desserts, and Fall Menu

Last week, I got a chance to try the new Weekend Riviera Brunch Buffet at FIG & OLIVE at Fashion Island. The buffet-style brunch is now available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm and offers guests an endless selection of signature dishes from Salmon Crudo with orange, grapefruit, dill, lemon, scallions, and Arbequina olive oil to customizable omelets and whole roasted Provençal style chicken at the carving station. My friend Tracy and I sampled a variety of items and everything was delicious. I loved [Read more]

LA Times The Taste Returns Labor Day Weekend With New Cohosts, Restaurants + More!

The Los Angeles Times announced the acclaimed co-hosts, diverse restaurants, unique demonstrations and thought-provoking panels planned for The Taste, its annual celebration of the Southern California culinary scene, to be held over Labor Day weekend on Paramount Pictures Studios backlot. Chef Michael Fiorelli (Love & Salt), Master Bartender Vincenzo Marianella, Chef Gary Menes (Le Comptoir), Chef Carlos Salgado (Taco María) and Chef Corina Weibel (Canelé) join The Times’ Food staff as co-hosts of the festivities, [Read more]

Summertime Flavors Abound at Islands Restaurant

Last week, my friend Jackie and I visited Islands Restaurants to try some of their featured food and drinks for the summer. Although we went in the middle of the week at dinnertime, the staff was friendly and the service was efficient. Islands serves up plenty of ice-cold beer and tropical drinks to keep guests cool throughout summer. We started with a round of one of their featured summertime cocktails, Shipwreck, featuring Don Q Coco Rum, Midori, orange and pineapple juices, and grenadine. I love fruity [Read more]

Bacchus Bar & Bistro Participating in OC Decadence

Irvine’s hidden gem, Bacchus Bar & Bistro, is confirmed for OC Weekly’s Decadence on August 15 at Hotel Irvine from 7-10pm. I've dined at Bacchus numerous times and really enjoyed it. The lobster grilled cheese is a must-try if you haven't tried it yet. Nestled in the corner of Shady Canyon’s local shopping center, Bacchus almost appears intentionally unseen to imitate its homey and comfortable ambiance. For the countless customers who have experienced the Bacchus charm, they all rave about their extensive [Read more]

Juice It Up Celebrating 20th Anniversary with FREE Smoothies

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, is celebrating 20 refreshing years by offering guests a free smoothie at the chain’s more than 80 units nationwide. On Tuesday, August 4, between 9 and 11 a.m., head to Juice It Up! to receive a complimentary small Strawberry Wave™ or the new California Cooler™ smoothie, with no purchase necessary. The Strawberry Wave is a refreshing blend of Strawberry juice, non-fat yogurt, banana, and strawberries The California [Read more]