Most of the traditional Culinary Arts competitions have closed their registrations but the Culinary Arts department is again hosting live contests that offer late registration with the Special Culinary Contests held the last four Saturdays, including the popular OC Cupcake Classic onAugust 3. Registration for these contests is theWednesdaybefore each contest. New this year is the Salad Daze contest, which is judging for the best picnic-ready salads. For a complete list, visitocfair.com/competitions. So do you dare to compete and have what it takes?
Irvine Trade Food Hall will soon open Dos Chinos--a restaurant that celebrates two of Southern California's founding cuisines. "Southern California raised us on Asian and Latin food. Its what were made of - every sinew is built on years of carne asada and Vietnamese pho..." - Dos Chinos