Orange County Restaurant Week is Coming!

Celebrating 11 years, this year’s Orange County Restaurant Week will be the best thus far!  There are three events to keep in mind. First is the LAUNCH PARTY for Restaurant Week on Saturday afternoon, March 2, the AFTER PARTY upstairs in the late afternoon and evening on Saturday March 2nd and a full week of Restaurant Dining from March 3-9, 2019. Ready, set, go!  Here is a quick overview of all three and what is not to miss!

 

LAUNCH...

Discover A Dining Surprise In Laguna Niguel

Legado Bar + Kitchen  (This was a hosted event at Legado by the Chef.)

 

The name Legado is Spanish for the term “legacy” and that name is certainly befitting of this restaurant and bar. Legado Bar + Kitchen is a “chef driven” concept, serving consistently great food with a welcoming ambiance. It has that “locals” vibe and is a great spot to drop in---whether wanting a drink, to graze at the bar, or enjoy a full sit down...

Discovering OC’s Ultimate Private Event Venue!

{This was a hosted event.}
Tucked away in a quiet business park in Lake Forest, on Bake Parkway, is a fabulously elegant setting for all kinds of events and social happenings! From corporate meetings, to team-building, private parties, showers and testing of secret recipes--- this is a special spot indeed. The Wine Artist is also the perfect address for personalized cooking classes, private wine seminars & pairings, custom wine labeling events, iconic birthday...

Fountain Valley Restaurant Week- Now Thru Saturday 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.  www.FVRestaurants.com

For me, this enclave of Orange County is home to some of the best international cuisine.   As for Vietnamese...

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...

Delightful Duke Bourbon Dinner at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is home to a wonderful summer-filled jazz concert series that runs from June to October. The lush tropical ambience sets the tone for lovely evenings under the stars. This night was no exception, as we were escorted through a canopy of trees and well-dressed tables and into the Wine Cellar. This is a secret little find of a spot as we descended to the cellar. We were welcomed with a refreshing Blackberry Bourbon beverage served is charming...

Elevating Dock and Dine at the Lighthouse Bayview Café

The Lighthouse Bayview Café in Marina Village on the beachy Balboa Peninsula is the perfect spot to enjoy the pairing of one’s favorite comfort foods and boating and out on the water. Perfect timing as spring & summer will soon be full-throttle in the Newport Harbor.

[Hosted: Writers and media guests were hosted for this evening by Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rentals and Lighthouse Bayview Café. However all opinions and...

Sports Bar Standouts In Newport Beach

Fall is here, and the sports frenzy is in full swing. October is the only month when we can enjoy pre-season, regular season and play-off games for baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Sports fans are in sheer heaven. I set out to find the “stand out” sports bars right here in Newport Beach. Keep in mind that this is based on my opinion, and does not cover every single bar with a television set. However, I have sought out what I consider to be the “best of class”. ...

A Welcome New Restaurant Opens In Laguna Beach, Meet “Oak”

The new Oak restaurant stakes its claim along the tawny Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. And what a treat it was to join them for a recent media visit. The restaurant is perched on the seond floor of a handsome modern building and overlooks the highway with lovely sunsets and ocean views below.

 

As Executive Chef Chris Tzorin describes the cuisine "It is comfort food with a modern twist". The black glazed plates with a matte finish are his canvas to create some...

It’s TONIGHT…. Join The 1 Year Celebration at YNK @ Irvine Marriott

It’s a party!!! They are going to take guests on a “celebratory journey” at YNK, which stands for, You Never Know. And you really don’t. It is ever changing. Every three months they feature a different iconic city or region from around the globe with videos on the walls, and specialty hand-crafted cocktails specific to that spot! You will actually think you are there! Are you ready? Next they will feature Amsterdam!

The event is open to the...