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Connie & Ted's Bold

The 6 Species of Oyster

Here are the answers. Did you guess them all?
Connie & Ted's Bold

Can You Name the 6 Species of Oyster?

Can You Name the 6 Species of Oyster without googling the answer?
Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Now Open for Lunch!

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN ALERT: NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH Buttermilk Fried Chicken in Old Towne Orange came on the scene earlier this summer with lines out the door and continuously sold out the fried chicken and...
Sajj Impossible Meat

Plant-Based Impossible Kabob during National Vegetarian Month

October is National Vegetarian Month, and SAJJ Mediterranean celebrated with the launch of a plant-based protein option: the Impossible Kabob. The new item, produced by plant-based leader Impossible Foods, is made with wheat and potato proteins, soy, coconut...
Blind Pig Octopus

The Blind Pig Adds New Fall Menu Items

Karl Pfleider, Executive Chef of The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita, has added new items to the menu. To celebrate the seasonal fall produce, the Goat Cheese Tortelli is made with sunchokes, watercress, and sunflower...
Brunos Italian Kitchen Winter Squash Ravioli

Brunos Italian Kitchen Launches New Menu on October 26

Brunos Italian Kitchen, the popular Italian restaurant in Brea Downtown, will launch their new fall and winter menu on October 26, featuring new appetizers, entrees, pastas, desserts, and cocktails. One of the new seasonal menu items the...
Energy Upgrade California

11 Cost-Effective Ways Food Service Can Stay Energy Efficient

Energy Upgrade California (EUC) – an education initiative dedicated to informing the public about energy management and efficiency— in partnership with the Green Business Network, has developed a list of tips for how the...
Chef Ernie Miller Of Coast Packing Company

Coast Packing Co. Mourns the Passing of Corporate Chef Ernest D. Miller

Condolences go out to the family and team of Chef Miller Coast Packing Company announced the passing of Ernest D. Miller, the company’s Corporate Chef and a popular figure on the Southern California food scene....
Old Vine Goat Cheese & Pistachio Tart'

Fall Tasting Menu for Dinner

Chef Mark McDonald has launched the new seasonal fall tasting menu at Old Vine Cafe, which will be available through November. For $95, guests can enjoy a four-course gourmet tasting menu. Old Vine Cafe is open...
Farmer Boys Burger

Farmer Boys – Irvine – October 2018 – Just Opened

Farmer Boys - Irvine had its Grand Opening on October 16th, 2018. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the newest Farmer Boys location boasts all the chain's classic staples. Find more delicious Orange County Restaurants...
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$62,000 Raised for Feeding America

Shari's Restaurants, Carrows Restaurants, and Coco's Restaurants and Bakery, are thrilled to announce that between the three brands, the restaurants have raised over $62,000 during its Hunger Action Month Campaign that aims to end...
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There’s a New Hotel Coming to San Diego!

Debuting as the first California hotel under Marriott International’s experiential, millennial-minded Moxy Hotels brand, the 128-room Moxy San Diego will be a bold, yet funky boutique hotel with plenty of playful touches throughout including its hotel check-in on wheels with a...
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New Seasonal Menu!

On October 17th, Lemonade will unveil its latest seasonal menu, and biggest menu change of the year, at all 28 locations across California, with items like the Holiday Turkey Sandwich featuring Turkey, Gruyere, Arugula, Pickled Red...
Alison Pearlman

Restaurant Menus & the Art of Persuasion: A Gallery Talk & Book Signing

Saturday, October 27 2-3:30 PM Pacific Food & Beverage Museum 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731 We’ve all ordered from a restaurant menu. But have you ever wondered to what extent the menu is ordering you? Join...