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OC Gives Back

OC Gives Back Orange County’s restaurant industry is a stronghold of community engagement and philanthropy. It is evidenced most recently, in the hundreds of Chefs and supporters who participated in the fundraiser to help Restaurateur Bruno...
Coast Packing Co Sugar Article

Americans Concerned About Sugar Industry Influence

By Eric R. Gustafson AMID REPORTS THAT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY MANIPULATED SCIENCE TO ITS OWN END, a substantial majority of Americans say that disclosure has left a sour taste — and some are even re-thinking their...
Great Taste Magazine 2017 January February Issue

Great Taste Magazine 2017 January February Issue

Jan/Feb 2017 Download a PDF Get a copy in the mail   Great Taste Magazine Jan|Feb 2017 issue is Hot Off the Press! Starting the year off right, we’re highlighting the ways the Orange County Restaurant Industry gives...
Chef Pretty Restauration

Restauration Announces Partnership with Chef Philip Pretty

Chef Pretty joined Restauration as executive chef in October 2015, hired by Tanner with then partner Rob Robertson. Chef Pretty acquired Robertson’s share of the restaurant in December 2016 when Robertson moved on to...

Lucille’s hosts Autism Speaks Fundraiser

In April, dig into plate of ribs at Lucille's and know you are making a difference. Throughout April, Lucille’s is donating the Round It Up America contributions – in which guests “round up” their...
Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros Burrito and More

Del Taco is breaking down breakfast walls and making the most important meal of the day EPIC again with the launch of its BIGGEST breakfast menu item yet, the Huevos Rancheros Epic Burrito. After...
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New Spring Menu Release

Chapter One: the Modern Local has just released their new Spring Menu. Check Out the Menus Here: Lunch Menu Dinner Menu Dessert Menu Late-Night For more information, visit chapteronetml.com.
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6 WAYS to Show Your Employees Some Love

By Sagi Rochman RECENTLY, I WROTE ABOUT THE VARIOUS WAYS RESTAURATEURS COULD MAKE THEIR RESTAURANTS SMARTER IN 2017. While it’s easy to focus on the efficiency-boosting automation that comes with these technologies, let’s not ignore the...
Change For Change Round It Up America

Change for Change: Round It Up America

By Ashley Cherry BEING A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURATEUR REQUIRES MORE THAN RUNNING A PROFITABLE RESTAURANT, responsibilities range from overseeing fair treatment of employees, to sourcing locally, to marketing effectively, as well as managing philanthropic efforts and...
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Healthy Dining: Vegetarian Variety

By Maryrose Marbella THE NATIONAL PURCHASE DIARY (NPD) GROUP STATES THAT “ONE PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION IS VEGETARIAN, one percent is vegan and eight percent are flexitarian — mainly vegetarian but with some exceptions. Based...
Illumination Homeless Fundraiser in Orange County- Antonello Table

Orange County Chefs raise over $680K for Homeless

On March 12, 2017, thirty-two of the county’s top chefs came together at the county’s most exclusive culinary fundraiser at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, to participate at Illumination Foundation’s 2017 OC Chef’s...
Great Taste Magazine 2017 January February Issue

Hot Off the Press | Great Taste Magazine Jan|Feb 2017

Great Taste Magazine Jan|Feb 2017 issue is Hot Off the Press! Starting the year off right, we’re highlighting the ways the Orange County Restaurant Industry gives back and engages with the community. Discover the...
Anchor Hitch - Mission Viejo

Anchor Hitch Menu Update

What: The seafood restaurant at Kaleidoscope Mission Viejo is expanding its offerings to include more small plates, sandwiches and a variety of seafood and non-seafood entrees. Sample Menu Items Lobster Tater Giants: Hand made potato croquettes...
Electric Fundraiser

“Electric Fundraiser” for Farm Lot 59

Belmont Shore eatery Roe Seafood will host an Electric Fundraiser to benefit Farm Lot 59 on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4 – 7pm, organizers announced on March 10th. The food and cocktail-centric event is open...

Huntington Beach Restaurant Manager Beaten Into Coma « CBS Los Angeles

Huntington Beach Restaurant Manager, Garret Peterson needs your help. Here's a GoFundMe link and a link to the article on CBS Los Angeles with more info. Witnesses say he was attacked after refusing to give the...