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Dumpster Diving: Finding Ways to Measure the Increasing Food Waste Issue

Statistics show food waste is a growing problem in the United States:         The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 38 billion tons of food went to waste in 2014    ...
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SommCon 2017 Registration Now Open

Join fellow Sommeliers and wine enthusiasts, November 15-17, as SommCon returns to San Diego bringing together professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and lead the conversation on the business of wine. SommCon's education is...
Stax Rolled Ice Cream

Stax brings Thai-style rolled ice cream to OC

As one of the first artisan ice cream dessert concepts to take Orange County by storm two years ago, Stax Cookie Bar is one of the first in Southern California to offer thinly rolled...
Rice & Shine Brunch

Dine LBC launches pop-up style dining

Dine LBC founder and organizer Terri Henry announced an experimental approach for a pop-up chef experience for diners to enjoy. Expanding beyond the annual restaurant week, this is an opportunity for local chefs to...
Islands

Islands Anniversary Celebration Features Karl Strauss Islands Golden Ale and Waimea Burger

Islands Restaurants, known for its signature burgers, ice-cold drinks and laid-back tropical atmosphere, is celebrating summer – and the company’s 35th anniversary year – with the return of fan favorite menu items. Beginning July 12, guests can...
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It’s Time to Vote – Sandwich Competition

Updated information: TIME TO VOTE! Check out this Chef Line Up and Vote, Vote, Vote! Ben Diaz - Rosa Mexicano Los Angeles Felix Nappoly - Hyatt Regency Long Beach Kevin Roberts (aka Food Dude) - Paleo Brio Healthy Kitchen Restaurant  Richie (Richard Hirshen) - Mooney Family...
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OC Fair 2017 food is bigger and crazier

Last year, 50% of Fairgoers surveyed said their favorite part of the Fair is the food. Fried, sugary or savory – and sometimes all three at once – the delectable edibles are some of...
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French fry taste challenge – OC Fair 2017

Evoking the good old days, Coast Packing Company, the West’s leading supplier of animal fat beef tallow and lard, and Charles “Chicken Charlie” Boghosian – the deep-fry king of San Diego and points north...
California Hot Sauce Expo Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition

Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition

Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition @ the 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo Bartenders will have 90 seconds to make the greatest cocktail of their life. After a blind taste test from the judges the...
Selanne Steak Tavern Sommelier Vito Pasquale

Selanne Steak Tavern Recognized with Prestigious the Best Award of Excellence

Selanne Steak Tavern, the upscale steak house and tavern housed in a chicly transformed historic 1934 home on Pacific Coast Highway, has received its second Wine Spectator magazine designation – The Best of Award...
Studio At The Montage Wine Director Troy Smith

Studio Earns 2017 Wine Spectator Grand Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Located bluff side with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Studio, the free-standing award-winning signature restaurant at Montage Laguna Beach, has once again garnered the elite Grand Award from Wine Spectator magazine. Along with...
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Are Independent Restaurants Growing in the U.S.? It All Depends.

There has been a lot of buzz about the strength of independent restaurants in the U.S., even to the point of some saying independents were doing better than major chains. A clear understanding of...
The Food Show Art

“The Food Show” Comes to Santa Monica

Known as the "#1 Food Show in America" according to the Wall Street Journal, this art gallery is dedicated to all things food. Formed by Daniel Rolnik, the show has dozens of featured artists,...
Great Taste Magazine 2017 May June Issue

Hot Off the Press: Great Taste Magazine May | June 2017

Great Taste Magazine May | June 2017 Issue is Hot Off the Press! This issue, we’re putting on our Sunday best and hitting up OC’s best restaurants for brunch. From casual eateries to fine...
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2017 Outlook for U.S. Restaurant Industry

U.S. restaurant industry traffic will remain stalled in 2017 in much the same manner it did in 2016, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.  The new year will bring little to...