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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...
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...
Fig & Olive Fish Dish

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...
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...
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...
Coast Packing Company

Celebrating Its 95th Year, Coast Packing Company Emerges as Leading Advocate of Healthy Animal...

From ads to consumer surveys to menus at foodie hangouts, animal fats are having a moment -- but at Coast Packing Company, that moment has lasted nearly a century.  Still ensconced in its home...
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Slapfish Signs Franchise Deal For San Diego

The Instagram-worthy Lobster Rolls and Chowder Fries from Slapfish will soon be available in San Diego, as the world’s largest premium fast casual seafood concept has finalized a franchise agreement to build 5 locations...
College Rank 20 Best Culinary Schools

College Rank Names The 20 Best Culinary Schools

College Rank, a website dedicated to evaluating and ranking college programs and experiences, has released a list of the Top 20 Culinary Schools. A successful and fulfilling career in the food industry can be a...
Ways & Means Shuck It Challenge

Ways & Means 2nd Annual Shuck-It Event Recap

As you may know, Ways & Means Oyster House hosted its 2nd annual oyster eating contest on Tuesday, January 17th to benefit local charities. The event boasted fierce competition coupled with a great cause, as...
Neighborhood To Nation Recipe Contest

3rd Annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest

Independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants once again have the chance to win a $50,000 grand prize in the 3rd annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice which officially kicked off Jan....