The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Warms Up Winter with New Latte Macchiatos

Kicking off the New Year on a high note, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® introduces Latte Macchiatos, the company’s latest line of espresso-based beverages. Available through March 2, 2014 in participating locations nationwide, customers can enjoy three varieties of the new beverage: Caramel, Vanilla Bean, and Dark Chocolate. A twist on the classic Latte Macchiato—“stained milk” or “marked milk” in Italian—The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Latte Macchiato is comprised of whole milk and [Read more]

Del Taco Introduces Turkey Tacos

Del Taco Turkey Taco
Del Taco just introduced Turkey Tacos, making the company the first Mexican fast food chain to offer ground turkey as a protein option. Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos feature lean, seasoned ground turkey that has 33 percent less fat than its seasoned beef yet offers the same craveable flavor. Each Turkey Taco has only 150 calories. Del Taco is also offering a Turkey CrunchTada Tostada, an extension of the company’s popular CrunchTada product line. Priced at $1.29, the new Turkey Tacos are served in a crunchy corn or [Read more]

Irvine Restaurant Week at CUCINA enoteca

Irvine Restaurant Week begins on Friday, January 10th and numerous Irvine restaurants will be offering affordable lunch and dinner options. A popular Irvine restaurant that will participating is CUCINA Enoteca. I really love CUCINA Enoteca (you have to try their mac n cheese!) and what's also really great about them is that they offer "Social Saturday" deals to people who follow them on social media. Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli and Chef de Cuisine Chad Urata have created a range of standout dishes sure to please [Read more]

solita Tacos & Margaritas Open for Dinner

The team behind Newport Beach's acclaimed SOL Mexican Cocina opened the doors to their newest restaurant concept, solita tacos & margaritas at Huntington Beach's Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). The new neighborhood-casual Mexican eatery features a distinct menu of bold flavors, imaginative dishes and traditional favorites, served in a casual, social setting, complete with an all-weather patio and indoor/outdoor bar, and take-out service. The restaurant is now open for dinner service and then [Read more]

Literary Themed Coffee House Opens in Anaheim

The Ink & Bean Coffee Saloon & Wordshop, a literary themed coffee house, opened its doors in the heart of revitalized historic downtown Anaheim at 151 W. Center St. Promenade. Featuring renowned Stumptown Coffee of Portland, OR and locally-made pastries from beloved Blackmarket Bakery, this new hang out will nourish both writers and readers alike. Vintage typewriters and lighting from suspended books create an atmosphere of inspiration, spilling onto the adjoining outdoor Park & Read parklet with book [Read more]

Kitson Book Signing with Chef Alan Jackson- Dec 21st

Kitson Book Signing with Chef Alan Jackson- Dec 21st
Chef and Founder, Alan Jackson of Lemonade restaurants will be at Kitson Boutique this Saturday, December 21st from 1pm-3pm doing a book signing for his recent cookbook titled “The Lemonade Cookbook: Southern California Comfort Food from LA’s Favorite Modern Cafeteria.” Lemonade opened its first Orange County location at Fashion Island this past August and has been receiving a great response. Be sure to come by and say hi if you are in the area! [Read more]

The Art of Mixology at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar

Mixologist James Wood
Scott's Restaurant & Bar is a great choice for dining in Costa Mesa. I used to live down the street and visit frequently. I've eaten there both for brunch and for dinner, and both are excellent. I've also held events there in the past and their team has always been top-notch. Last month, I got to sample a few of their new appetizers and cocktails in the lounge. Dimly lit and incredibly relaxing, the lounge area is a great spot for an event or quick drink after work. The appetizers we sampled included: SLIDER [Read more]