Category: Dining

10th Annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week Announces Record-Breaking 60+ Participants

Kicking off Monday, January 18, Newport Beach Restaurant Week, presented by Dine Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association, returns for 14 days of culinary adventure in the Southern California seaside community. 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of the longest standing Orange County restaurant week, with a record-breaking 60+ participating eateries. Newport Beach Restaurant Week invites diners to explore the five distinct neighborhoods within the city limits with two-or three-course, prix fixe [Read more]

Blackmarket Bakery Opens New Location in Historic Downtown Santa Ana

Chef Rachel Klemek will be extending the reach of her award-winning made-from-scratch baked goods when she opens a new outpost, Blackmarket Bakery on Broadway, on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 in the downtown Santa Ana’s Santora building in the Artists Village (211 N. Broadway). Chef Klemek’s inspired approach to baking has set her apart within the county’s culinary landscape. Staying true to its roots, the new Santa Ana neighborhood bakery will highlight pastries made from her token “blackmarket” ingredients [Read more]

Rubio’s Restaurants Reveals Latest Commitment to Food Quality

Rubio’s Restaurants announced its plan to serve only all natural chicken raised without antibiotics and all natural bacon with no nitrates or nitrites added, except those naturally occurring in natural ingredients, in entrees across the Rubio’s menu beginning in the Spring of 2016. This new set of actions is part of Rubio’s ongoing “Made With a Mission” commitment – to serve coastal food that not only tastes great, but that its guests can feel great about eating. Rubio’s has been committed to serving [Read more]

Pieology Pizzeria Unveils Customizable Salads in Select OC Locations

Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, is proud to announce that its new custom salad program is now available at select Orange County Pieology locations, just in time to for guests who are resolving to eat more mindfully in the new year. Since its founding in 2011, Pieology has been dedicated to giving guests the freedom to create delicious meals that are completely customized to their personal tastes, and the new salad program is no exception. Pieology’s [Read more]

Del Taco’s Expanded Buck & Under Menu Now Features 16 Items

Del Taco invites guests to satisfy cravings while saving money in the new year with its better-than-ever Buck & Under Menu®, offering the very best in value and variety in the Quick Service Restaurant industry. The expanded menu features up to 16 options including the tasty new Chipotle Chicken and Ranch Chicken Rollers, as well as six breakfast items, all made-to-order using fresh ingredients. With an unparalleled range of choices starting at just 59 cents, the lowest starting price in the segment, Del Taco [Read more]

Slapfish to Open Sixth Southern California Location in Brea

Slapfish Founder/Chef Andrew Gruel to offer FREE Lobster Rolls to first 100 guests Slapfish will open the doors to its sixth Southern California location in Brea on Wednesday, December 30th at 11 a.m. Located in Brea’s new marketplace Village at La Floresta (3405 E. Imperial Highway), Slapfish will focus on fresh, sustainable seafood prepared simply with big flavors, and will offer a variety of Slapfish signature dishes, including Concept Creator & Executive Chef Andrew Gruel’s Chowder Fries, clobster [Read more]

Ashlee Fairbanks Appointed General Manager of Watertable at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Ashlee Fairbanks has been named General Manager at WATERTABLE at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, the resort’s award-winning signature restaurant and gastro bar. Fairbanks brings more than 10 years of hospitality experience including roles at highly lauded culinary destinations in Southern California and Las Vegas. “I am delighted to welcome Ashlee to Watertable and to our Surf City resort,” said Michael Halloran, Director of Food & Beverage. “Her years of dining leadership experience, [Read more]