Category: Dining

OC Restaurant Association Hosts Largest Culinary Event in OC

Orange County Restaurant Week will celebrate its eighth year as the region's largest culinary event, with the 2016 Orange County Restaurant Week to be held from Sunday, March 6th through Saturday, March 12th.  This year, 140 restaurants in 21 Orange County cities will offer a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining. New to this year’s event is an $80 “luxe” menu offering with wine or cocktail pairing. During the weeklong event, the participating [Read more]

Boudin Bakery Offers BOGO Deal for National Clam Chowder Day

Boudin Bakery, home of The Original San Francisco Sourdough™, is offering a guests a “clam” good deal this National Clam Chowder Day! It all started in 1849 when Boudin Bakery combined its world famous, tangy sourdough bread with creamy New England-style clam chowder. Now, to honor this tasty holiday and pay tribute to what has become the restaurant’s best-selling menu item, Boudin will offer guests two warm sourdough bread bowls filled to the brim with piping-hot chowder for the price of one available all [Read more]

Yalla Mediterranean Debuts First OC Locale

Yalla, an authentic and good-for-you Mediterranean fast-casual concept, will debut its first Orange County locale in Seal Beach on Monday, February 22, 2016. Yalla offers sustainable and flavorful dishes reflecting the culture and cuisine of the Mediterranean. An in-store herb wall and live lemon tree located in each store showcases the restaurant’s commitment to the environment and freshest ingredients from local purveyors. Designed by Innovation & Design in Architecture, Yalla’s colorful and modern [Read more]

ARC Introduces New Spring Craft Cocktail Menu with Something Special to LOVE

ARC Bar Chef Koire Rogers has introduced a new menu of spring cocktails featuring the season’s freshest fruit, house-made syrups, bitters and infusions. Each new drink is artfully crafted with locally sourced, artisanal ingredients, such as honey, and fresh, seasonal fruits, including pomegranate, blood orange, and Meyer lemon. ARC will also pay homage to St. Valentine with a month-long special made with extra love. The following new spring cocktails are available now: BERTHA: Tequila. Apple Brandy. Pomegranate. [Read more]

Gratitude to Bring 100% Organic Cuisine and Craft Cocktails to Newport Beach

Café Gratitude, the iconic 100% organic and plant-based restaurant, is giving its consciously-sourced and thoughtfully-prepared cuisine a fresh face with the debut of Gratitude, a new iteration of the restaurant opening in Newport Beach on Wednesday, February 10th. Gratitude will offer a distinct dining experience from its sister locations in Los Angeles and San Diego with new seasonally-driven dishes from Chef Dreux Ellis, and a full, 100% organic beverage program crafted by Jason Eisner, the celebrated Beverage Director [Read more]

Philly’s Best Partners with the NHRA for the Second Year

Philly’s Best, Southern California’s destination for authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and Hoagies, is thrilled to announce its partnership for the second year with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the Circle K Winternationals! Through February 14, fans who visit any of Philly’s Best’s 21 locations can pick up an exclusive discount voucher to the exhilarating 4-day event. Expected to draw its biggest crowd yet, the Circle K NHRA Winternationals will take place February 11-14 at the Auto Club Raceway [Read more]

The Best Options for Valentine’s Day in Orange County

Valentine's Day is less than a month away and it's never too soon to start making plans. If you're looking for the best Valentine's Day dining in Orange County, as well as other Valentine's Day activities, here's a roundup of what's available: BRIO Tuscan Grille 2-Course Prix Fixe Menu: Available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 Two-Course Prix Fixe Menu Prices start at $23.50* per person Entire menu will also be available Carolina’s Italian Restaurant 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu: Available [Read more]