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Butcher's House

Butcher’s House Builds Upon its Success with All-New Beverage Program

On the heels of being named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by Orange Coast Magazine and earning a coveted spot in the Orange County Register’s list of the ’75 Best Restaurants’, Butcher’s House Brasserie introduces an all-new beverage program....
Tocca Ferro Entrance

Tocca Ferro – Anaheim – July 2022 – Just Opened

Tocca Ferro, translating to "to touch iron", opens its Italian Chophouse to guests July 7 bringing the highly anticipated menu to Anaheim. Set among a beautifully rustic atmosphere helmed by Executive Chef Adam Haverland,...
Glasspar Fernet

Fernet the Games Begin at Glasspar

Summer is in full swing at Glasspar in Dana Point. The modern American seafood hall celebrates the season with summertime additions to Chef Rob Wilson’s menus and cocktail program. Glasspar will also host an...
Ojai Burger

Fusion Wagyu Burger Concept, Ojai Burger – Orange – July 2022 – Just Opened

Ojai Burger is a high-quality, fast casual Japanese-American Wagyu burger concept based off of Yume Japanese Burger Cafe, a popular Wagyu burger restaurant in Ojai, California, founded by tennis coach turned restaurant owner Takeshi Ozaki. The menu includes premier Wagyu burgers, fries, dessert waffles, milkshakes, and local craft beers that embody the spirit of quintessential American classics, while incorporating the flavors of Japanese cuisine and Ojai’s easeful culture. Ojai Burger was established in Orange, California in July of 2022 with the mission of spreading Japanese cuisine in a Western format to diners in Southern California and beyond.
Shops At Sprotsmen's Lodge

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge Expands Retail and Dining Offerings

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge, the premier retail, dining, and wellness center that opened last Fall and is now 100% leased, has announced the addition of four new retailers which will expand the destination’s...
Mint Indian Logo

Laguna Hills’ Mint Restaurant Postpones Grand Reopening due to Fire

ABOUT MINT Since its inception, Mint Indian Restaurant has become a local destination for Indian & Pakistani cuisine in south Orange County. The restaurant, which is a sister concept to Michelin-acknowledged Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen in Fullerton, CA, offers 100% halal dining and alcohol-free crafted mocktails. In May 2022, two weeks before the restaurant was set to unveil its renovated menu and space with a Grand Reopening, Mint restaurant fell victim to a fire causing its temporary closure. With a mission to reinvent the perceptions of the region's cuisine in an innovative and elevated way, Mint’s plans are to rebuild and reopen as soon as possible to, once again, offer guests the opportunity to experience the truest extent of thoughtfully curated Indian and Pakistani culture. For more information and to stay up to date on Mint’s Reopening, visit mintindianfoods.com or follow them on Instagram at @mint.oc.
Lido House Hotel

Lido House Hotel Introduces All-New Culinary Programming

Lido House, Marriott’s boutique Autograph Collection hotel nestled on the Balboa Peninsula, enters into summer with all-new culinary programming. To celebrate their busiest season, Executive Chef-Partner Riley Huddleston has introduced a reinvigorated culinary program,...
Calaca Mamas Cantina

Calaca Mamas Cantina – Anaheim – May 2022 – Just Opened

The newest addition to Downtown Anaheim, Calaca Mamas Cantina celebrated its Grand Opening over Memorial Day weekend 2022. The highly-anticipated Mexican eatery celebrated over three days of festivities including live music from Mariachi bands,...

Golden Wings, Saucy Smash Burgers and more hit the table at 4th Street Market,...

4th Street Market continues to prove to be the ideal space for Orange County’s innovative food creators and entrepreneurs to turn their culinary dreams into reality. Two of the Downtown Santa Ana food hall’s...
Luna Grill Fresh Wraps

Luna Grill Expands Wrap Line With New Offerings

Luna Grill's Modern Greek Chicken Wrap was an immediate hit after hitting the menu in early 2021. Customers loved the portability and the option to enjoy their favorite fresh flavors of the Mediterranean on...
Bamboo Club Daiquiri

The Bamboo Club Debuts New Bar Menus Featuring Daiquiri Cocktails And International Rum Sippers

Long Beach’s original Tiki bar, The Bamboo Club, has officially launched three all-new menus to expand its diverse and rum-based bar program. Showcasing the coastal flavors of the Caribbean, Hawaii and Latin America, 12...