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Bruxie South Korea

Bruxie Opens First International Location with New Restaurant in South Korea

Bruxie, creator of The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, has taken its concept international with the opening of a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. With its headquarters based in Orange County, California, where...
OC Fair By The Numbers

2017 OC Fair By the Numbers

The 127th OC Fair lasted 23 days and included five clowns, five costumed "Foodie" characters and the newest mama pig at Centennial Farm had 11 piglets. Fairgoers devoured 4,900 "Unicorn" Pork Legs, and after...
McFadden Public Market Italian Tea

New Curated Art Collection Catered For DSTA Community, Now Open McFadden Public Market

McFadden Public Market has updated its collection of concepts with the introduction of Lost Art. The themed bar is Santa Ana's contribution to the art world — a collective art work catering to our...
Paper Lantern Dumpling House Logo

Paper Lantern Dumpling House – Irvine – Fall 2017 – Opening Soon

Dumpling devotees will soon have a new destination to satisfy their cravings when Paper Lantern opens its doors early September. The modern quick-casual concept, set to open at the popular Asian food haven that...
Hatch Tiki Cocktail

National Rum Day

Vodka, tequila, and gin, move aside — it’s rum’s time to shine. Whether you prefer white, gold, dark, or a blend of each, rum cocktails not only give serious island vibes, they are also...
Mixed Bakery Logo

Mixed Bakery Wins Big at the OC Fair

Pastry Chef Elyssa Fournier logged thousands of hours in the company of commercial ovens stretching from New York City to the beach communities of Southern California before deciding that the one kitchen she really...
Bon Appetit Top 50 Finalists

Bon Appétit Announces The 50 Finalists For America’s Best New Restaurants 2017

Bon Appétit announced the 50 frontrunners for The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2017. This year's winners of the annual list will be revealed in the September issue and on bonappetit.com on August 15. "These...
OCWineFest Logo

LAWineFest Heads South for 1st Orange County Event: OCWineFest

Coming off the heels of LAWineFest's 12th successful year, the Shout Public Relations team is proud to present the OCWineFest, following in the footsteps of Los Angeles' popular event, which blazed a trail to...
California Restaurant Association ProStart

California Restaurant Association Foundation Introduces Emergency Assistance Program: Restaurants Care

The California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF) has introduced a new philanthropic branch to its foundation, Restaurants Care, an emergency assistance fund to support restaurant workers facing an unforeseen hardship. Restaurants Care is a program developed...
Ocean Prime Watermelon Elyx Cocktail

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills Launches Watermelon Elyx Cocktail

With summer in full-swing, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills has released their new Watermelon Elyx cocktail. The signature cocktail features a delicious mix of Absolut Elyx vodka, Uncle Val’s Gin, juicy watermelon, fresh basil, lime...
Turkey Takeover Contest Butterball Turkey Recipe

Recipe Contest Calls for Breakfast Entries using Butterball Turkey

WHO:   Butterball Foodservice, the go-to turkey expert, is now accepting breakfast recipe submissions for The Turkey Takeover Contest: Early Bird Edition. In its third year, the contest is an extension of Butterball’s commitment to...
Olive Oil Tasting

Our very own olive oil tasting

Here at Great Taste, we decided to have a sampling and flavor comparison of four different olive oils. From left to right, the oils are: Amoretti premium organic extra virgin with kalamata olives Kiklos Greek...
Twice New Founders – Crystal Ortiz And Christina Rosenberg

Twice New Foundation Launches Re-purposing Event Supplies for Those In-Need

Twice New Foundation Launch Event - Thursday, August 10th from 7PM-10PM Land Yacht Studios 525 Venezia Ave, Venice, CA 90291 [email protected] DJ Sets by Frankie C & The Klassics with a live performance by Elan Artists Hosted by Chef Alex...
Chef Reymundo Pinedo

Sundried Tomato Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Executive Chef Reymundo Pinedo

Sundried Tomato American Bistros and Catering is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Executive Chef and Partner Reymundo Pinedo. Pinedo oversees the menus for the bistros as well as the companys extensive catering division that...
House Of Blues Anaheim Gospel Brunch

$10 Off Tickets to House of Blues Anaheim Sunday Gospel Brunch

We've got $10 off tickets to the House of Blues Anaheim Sunday Gospel Brunch! Enter the promotional code BISCUITS at www.ticketmaster.com and also receive complimentary mimosas. Yum! The promotion ends September 30th, so be...