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Olympic Oyster By Coastkeeper

Graduate Students Study Native Oysters

Since the 1990s, more than 85 percent of the world’s oyster reefs have disappeared according to The Nature Conservancy. In 2017, Coastkeeper, a nonprofit, used natural materials to build habitat for the nearly extinct native Olympia oysters...
Oreo Cookie Recipe Competition

Oreo Cookie Recipe Contest

Win $3,000 and a Year-Supply of OREO Cookie Pieces Think you have America's Greatest Oreo Recipe? Oreo Cookies are a versatile ingredient in any kitchen and we want to see what you can dream up. The winning...
The Ranch

Harvest Registered as Ocean Friendly By Surfrider Foundation

 The Ranch at Laguna Beach is thrilled to announce Harvest registered as Laguna Beach’s first “Ocean Friendly Restaurant” by the Surfrider Foundation. The program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making...
Summer Heirloom BLT

Mendocino Farms Summer Sandwiches

If the high temps weren’t a giveaway, it’s clearly summer and at Mendocino Farms that calls for a new vegan sandwich, an elevated take on the always-popular BLT and a banh mi sandwich for a good...
Noodles & Company Zoodles

Zucchini Noodles Launched Nationwide

Noodles & Company, serving classic noodle and pasta dishes inspired by flavors from around the world, today announced the nationwide launch of zucchini noodles. Made from fresh zucchinis spiralized in-house daily, the delicious low-calorie...
Chef Brian Kiepler At Tangata

Menu Refreshed by New Exec Chef

Tangata, a Patina Restaurant Group concept located at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, excitedly announces Brian Kiepler as the new executive chef. Kiepler, who is a longstanding member of the Patina Restaurant Group family, previously worked as the executive...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where are they now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Orange County and Long Beach Restaurant...

Proposed Ethanol Fuel Level Too High

Chain Restaurants Say EPA’s Proposed Ethanol Fuel Level for 2019 is Too High The National Council of Chain Restaurants said increased biofuel levels for 2019 proposed today by the Environmental Protection Agency are too high...
Christopher Ranch

Purchase and Support California’s Christopher Ranch Garlic

Christopher Ranch, the nation's premier garlic company, has raised its corporate minimum wage to $15/hour, now among the highest in the country. The higher hourly rate, which represents a 15.3 percent increase, went into...
Smores 9 Preview

Whimsical Desserts Become Edible Art

AVEO Table + Bar Introduces Iconic Desserts with a Whimsical Twist AVEO Table + Bar, the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at the AAA Five Diamond-rated Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point has introduced a new menu of iconic desserts...