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HB Brookhurst Resort Location

Irvine firm plans $500-million commercial and residential development and Resort in Huntington Beach –...

An Irvine-based real estate firm has acquired nearly 30 acres in Huntington Beach and intends to redevelop the property into a commercial and residential and resort in Huntington Beach. Stay tuned. We'll see what...
Coast Packing Lard

Lard & Beef Tallow: Minimally Processed is Best

By Eric R. Gustafson IN FOOD CIRCLES, THERE’S A FAIR AMOUNT OF BUZZ AROUND THE TERM “MINIMALLY PROCESSED.”The conventional wisdom — which, in this case, is spot on — is that the less processing, the...
Art Gonzalez roe eatery

Sea To Plate

By Laura A. Serrano Fish: gill bearing, aquatic animals — a description that may not come to mind when ordering fish off a menu or when purchasing a couple of pounds of it at your...
Chef Marco Zapien

Chef Marco Zapien: Chef, Teacher & Innovator

By Taryn Sauer Great Taste Magazine 2016 July August Issue AS CHEF AND OWNER OF THE FAMILY-OWNED RESTAURANT, Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria in Pico Rivera, Chef Marco Zapien continues to introduce innovative techniques to...
West Coast Prime Dry-Aged Chop

A Marbled Marvel – Dry-Aged Beef

By Taryn Sauer DRY-AGED BEEF IS SAID TO BE ONE OF THE MOST LUSCIOUS STEAKS, enhancing hidden flavors in the meat, such as its nutty and earthy aromas—some have even been reported to produce hints...
Great Taste Magazine 2016 July August Issue

Great Taste Magazine Current Issue

July/Aug 2016 Download a PDF Get a copy in the mail   Great Taste Magazine’s July/August 2016 issue is hot off the press. Tap into OC’s unfolding trend toward integrating age old...
Hatch Chile Season

Melissa’s Hatch Chile Season 2016

Hatch Chile Season is right around the corner and Melissa's Produce wants to make sure that you get your share! Visit your nearest Gelson's Market, Pavilions, or Bristol Farms to get your Hatch Chile...
Great Taste Magazine 2016 July August Issue

Hot Off the Press!

Great Taste Magazine’s July/August 2016 issue is hot off the press. Tap into OC’s unfolding trends toward honoring classic techniques of the past with a contemporary twist. Featured on the cover is Chef Marco Zapien,...

Culinary Experience Comes Ashore at Pacific City’s Lot 579

LOT 579 Food Hall welcomes foodie favorites including Bear Flag, Pie-Not, Hans’, PopBar, Petals & Pop, and BurntCrumbs…with more exciting eateries opening later this summer and fall! SoCal’s most buzzed-about oceanfront shopping, dining, and entertainment...
Pechanga Cookies Frap

Hot Weather Treats

AS HOT TEMPS HANG AROUND, PECHANGA OFFERS COOL TREATS PERFECT DURING NAT’L ICE CREAM MONTH (JULY) & THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER With temperatures in the 90s and above across Southern California for the past several weeks...
Alta Baja Michelada

Celebrate National Michelada Day

National Michelada Day is Tuesday, July 12 Micheladas, considered one of the most popular drinks in Mexico, can be described as a Bloody Mary that’s made with beer instead of vodka. There’s so much more...
Foodservice Equip Expo

2016 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT CENTER EXPO

SAVE THE DATE – October 18 & 19, 2016; 10am - 3 pm 2016 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT CENTER SEE THE CHOICES, LISTEN TO EXPERTS & TASTE THE FOOD See new and innovative foodservice equipment and supplies, watch live...
Door Dash

Want alcohol on demand? DoorDash will now deliver beer, wine, champagne

Delivery service app DoorDash is now delivering alcohol in Southern California. What do you think? Will it increase the number of delivery requests? More from the Source: Want alcohol on demand? DoorDash will now deliver...
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...
Trans Fats

Artificial Trans Fats: Harmful to Your Health

Artificial Trans Fats: Harmful to Your Health Eric R. Gustafson:  A year after the FDA ordered the removal of artificial trans fats from processed foods by 2018, a new survey shows consumers remain confused about...