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Hoots Fulfills Modern Demand For Fast Casual Restaurants

Hooters® has gained a new sibling with the February 15 launch of hoots™ a HOOTERS® Joint at 2201-D S. Cicero Avenue in Cicero, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago (telephone: 708-652-3859). Hoots offers more...
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Fuego’s Monthly Latin Brunch Series Stops In Argentina

Guests are learning to Tango to live Latin music during Fuego’s Monthly Latin Brunch Series stop in Argentina on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in Fuego at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, Calif. Passports are not...
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Official Video Release: Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival 2016

  SAVE THE DATE! Fourth Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival September 29th - October 1st, 2017 Tickets on Sale in June For more information, visit www.newportwineandfood.com.
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New Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Studio Highlights Restaurant’s Edible Garden

Known for presenting extraordinary seasonal tasting menus, Executive Chef Craig Strong has introduced a new vegetarian Tasting Menu at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. The new tasting menu, now offered at the Laguna Beach...
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Closing of Prego Ristorante in Irvine

Prego Ristorante in Irvine has enjoyed more than 3 decades of success and has a place in the hearts of many Orange County residents. We purchased the restaurant in March 2009 and, with our son...
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Solita Tacos & Margaritas features SUPER TACOS!

Solita Tacos & Margaritas has introduced a new menu featuring more than a dozen new dishes, including the long-awaited debut of Super Tacos! Now, Solita guests will have the opportunity to partake in five new Super...
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Last call at California bars could be 4 a.m. under proposed law – LA...

Source: Last call at California bars could be 4 a.m. under proposed law - LA Times Closing time might get a little later at your favorite drinking spot thanks to a state senator who has proposed...
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Denny’s Corporation Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016

Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today reported results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 28, 2016. Full Year 2016 Highlights Domestic system-wide same-store...
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2017 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. Selected from a list of over 24,000 online entries, the prestigious group...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where is he 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...
Vibe Conference February 2017

VIBE Conference, Feb. 27-Mar.1, Lawrence “Laddie” Weiss

Taking place Feb. 27 – Mar. 1 in San Diego, the 2017 VIBE Conference offers chain beverage executives and operators access to interactive and educational workshops, beverage tastings, original beverage research and an impactful...
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Fig & Olive Newport Beach Introduces New Menu Items

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach has introduced new menu items to its already celebrated menu of French Riviera-inspired dishes. Under the watchful eye of Corporate Chef Adam Bordonaro and Chef de Cuisine Carlos Lool, following are new...

Juice It Up! Hires John Bifone as VP of Operations

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, has hired John Bifone as its new Vice President of Operations. With over 25 years of experience in the...
Twenty Eight Chef Jay Lacuesta

Twenty Eight’s New Winter Menu by Chef Jay Lacuesta

Twenty Eight’s Executive Chef Jay Lacuesta introduces a new Winter Menu showcasing comforting meat-centric dishes and vibrant, flavorful vegetables of the season. Guests are invited to enjoy a Three Squash Agnolotti, hand-made fresh daily featuring...
Anaheim White House Burned

Historic Anaheim White House Destroyed in Fire

One of Orange County's culinary gems, the Anaheim White House, burned down in a fire early Saturday morning, leaving Restaurateur and philanthropist, Bruno Serato, without a venue for the much-anticipated 30th Anniversary celebration, among...