Hot Off the Press!


Our Jan/Feb 2015 issue is finally here! In this issue, we feature quick, creative and healthy dining options popping up on the "fast casual" scene. We also highlight the overturn of the ban of Foie Gras in California and what chefs are saying about the new ruling, we have also included where to order your Foie Gras. The fast-growing seafood item on menus … [Read more...]

Chef Shuffle – Coronado Island Marriott – San Diego

Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

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. -Executive Chef Michael Poompan is departing the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage for a new position at the Coronado Island Marriott. 01/20/15 -Executive Chef Paul Lee takes over the helm at Patina. Uniting years of culinary … [Read more...]

Foie Gras is Back on the Menu in California

Orange County Chef Chris Tzorin's Foie Gras

Foie Gras is Back on the Menu in California. That dream of a white Christmas is over and of course, here in Southern California it didn’t come true but this morning I woke up dreaming another reoccurring hunger. That dream, the one where foie gras gets re-legalized in California did come true. Even though I count myself as one of the lucky few who was able … [Read more...]

Fast Casual Posts Traffic Gains in Third Quarter


Total consumer traffic  to U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets was flat in the quarter ending September 2014, but the quick service restaurant categories of fast casual, coffee/donut/bagel, and Mexican posted visit gains, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.  Fast casual restaurants posted an 8 percent gain in traffic across all … [Read more...]

Fast Casual On the Rise


While many restaurants offer either full service or casual dining, the increasingly popular concept of “fast-fine” is slowly but surely bridging the gap. It’s close to fine dining in a casual atmosphere – and it’s a hit amongst restaurateurs and foodies. Many businesses are now expanding their options to offer both full-service dining and premium … [Read more...]

Chef Eddie Garcia

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Inside of the Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel is a hidden gem called The Silver Trumpet. Having just completed a beautiful remodel, the large restaurant complete with sleek bar and lounge, is sexy, sophisticated and is on par with any top free standing restaurant in Orange County. At the helm is Executive Chef Eddie Garcia and as he is new to the position, … [Read more...]