The 2018 Chef Master’s Event Is Here…

Raising A Glass and Our Cash to The Alzheimer’s Family Center
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Pasea Resort & Spa
This is “THE” fall charity event of the season, as we honor The Alzheimer’s Family Center. And what better way to do that than with a focus on “culinary luminaries” right here in Orange County.
All of our favorites are gathered at the lovely Pasea Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach. The festivities begin at 4:30pm on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 with a bevy of chefs all showing off their talents— as only they can do! Upon arrival, guests will enjoy the chance to sample the chef ’s creations for a 90-minute tasting experience. Afterwards, guests will enjoy dessert while bidding on some very unique travel packages at the Live Auction and Fund-A-Need mission — all to benefit this wonderful charity. The Alzheimer’s Family Center is the first and only …
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Fountain Valley Restaurant Week- Now Thru Saturday 10/13!

Fountain Valley Restaurant Week- Now thru 10/13 Yes, going on now through this Saturday, October 13th is Restaurant Week in Fountain Valley.  Not all, but many restaurants are participating and featuring special dining menus. This is  a great chance to try new restaurants! What fun! Come give them a try. Please visit this web site for the list of participating restaurants. For me, this enclave of Orange County is home to some of the best international cuisine.   As for Vietnamese cuisine, Hue Oi is one of my favorites (and they have a second location in Redondo Beach just off the 405 Freeway at Inglewood Blvd.) They are participating in Restaurant Week and do a big business in delivery and take out as well. I wrote about this restaurant in the recent past and I continue to be so impressed by them. Brad Johnson anointed them in a list of …
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Electric Bike Tours On The Santa Monica Coastline And Historical Highlights Along The Way!

For anyone looking for something fun and different to do in the Santa Monica area, this is it! Not only do you get to glide along the coast with the sea breeze on your cheeks, but doing this on an electric bike, makes it a joyful ride indeed.   The bike pathway meanders next to the sand with views of the water on one side, and the Boardwalk, hotels, and cliffs on the other side. It is a spectacular view in every direction. I could feel myself relaxing in the first five minutes of our ride. Come enjoy a private tour, get some exercise and learn about the grand history of this area. The tour guides are frequently one of the Owners of Pedal Or Not, Inc. and they have a wealth of information. On the beautiful day we were out, we had the pleasure of Barbara’s company—sharing her extensive knowledge …
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A “Must Visit” New TAPS Mega-Brewery Opens in Tustin

TAPS Brewery and Tasting Room Is Now Open In Tustin, CA-  If you are a beer lover listen up! You are going to want to raise a stein and pronounce a cheer with this news for Orange County. The “award winning” brew house/restaurants TAPS has just doubled down on a brand new tasting room and full-scale (think massive) brewing facility in Tustin, CA.
Meet the new TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room. [I had the pleasure to attend a hosted media event to see the facility, taste the beer/food and take a tour of the mega-production facility!] TAPS is set in a business park, and more than half of the buildings footprint is set aside for this brand new full-scale production of brews—and all THAT entails. They will be taking the production from beginning to end—with kegs and bottles being all a part of the equation. In this impressive 19,000 …
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Are You Ready To Party? The Dudes’ Brewing Company Grand Opening Celebration In Santa Monica Thursday 9/13/18!

In celebration of its new flagship Tasting Room location at the iconic Santa Monica Place, The Dudes’ Brewing Company is hosting a special grand opening event on Thursday, September 13 from 6 – 9 p.m.  In addition to great beers, the event will include live music. This group will feature a special live concert by this  multi-platinum recording rock band, Unwritten Law, on the rooftop deck. Located on the third floor of the center at Santa Monica Place, the newest Westside location features 27 rotating beers on tap, scratch made pizza and salads, and is the first of The Dudes’ five locations to offer local wines. Family owned and operated since 2013, The Dudes’ offers an innovative approach to classic beer styles. The unique roster of brews on tap truly highlight The Dudes’ specialty in utilizing innovative brewing techniques to craft classic beer styles. Fan favorites include the CalifornIPA®, Cerveza …
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Can You Believe It? The Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival Is Here This Weekend!

 The 9th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Returns Saturday, September 15th In Silverado Canyon
Photo Credit:  If you like music and you love beer then this is the place to be. Now that the weather has cooled this is the perfect opportunity to kick up your heels and enjoy an afternoon of fun. Live music will be performed by Captains Quarters— including hits by Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins and Lionel Richie. Beers from local, regional and even some new out-of-town breweries that are rarely seen in California will be on tap. The annual event will take place on September 15, 2018. Doors open at Noon for VIP ticket holders and 1:00pm for General Admission. The event runs til 4:00pm at the picturesque new Lakeview Park venue in Silverado Canyon. This unique craft beer event allows guests to experience great music, fun games, delicious food …
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