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Chefs To The Rescue 2019

Join ‘Chefs to the Rescue’

Calling all chefs! Be a part of the rescue! To get involved, contact Terri Henry at [email protected] Food Finders, a Southern California nonprofit focused on food recovery is hosting its 4th annual Chefs to the Rescue fundraiser on Tuesday, October...
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Shirley Chung Named as Inaugural Chef at Abernethy’s/Downtown LA

Abernethy’s, Downtown Los Angeles’s newest spot for unique eats, today announced it will open its doors on September 5, 2019, at the newly renovated Music Center Plaza. Los Angeles, a melting pot of peoples, cuisines and cultures, begins a new chapter...
Afc All Chapters Picnic 2019

ACF All Chapters Picnic 2019

A picnic for ACF members, family, culinary students, and industry supporters, sponsored by The ACF Southern California Chapters will be held on September 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm at Laguna Niguel Regional...
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El Pollo Loco Names Jason Weintraub as New Chief Legal Officer

El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today announced the appointment of Jason Weintraub as Chief Legal Officer, effective August 29. Bringing nearly 20 years of experience, Mr....
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Roba Noodle Expands Menu

TUSTIN’S NEWLY OPENED ROBA NOODLE SURPASSES 25,000 SKEWERS SOLD Fine-Casual Noodle Eatery in The District’s Union Market Expands Menu with Rice Bowls Roba Noodle, an Asian-fusion restaurant specializing in fine quality noodles and skewers at fast-casual...
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Roba Noodle – Tustin

Roba Noodle is an Asian-fusion restaurant serving fine quality noodles and skewers at fast-casual prices. The eatery offers flavorful Robata skewers and Udon noodles dressed in a variety of house-made broths and sauces including...
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Goodbye Gratitude Kitchen & Bar, Hola Gracias Madre

Gratitude Kitchen & Bar Newport Beach has announced an exciting new chapter as it will close for renovations on September 3, 2019 and reopen as Gracias Madre this November. Also a member of the Love Serve Remember...
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Take a Bite Out of these New Menu Items at The Mayor’s Table

Before summer ends, escape to Lido House in Newport Beach and try a taste of the new menu items offered at The Mayor's Table. From a multi-colored 'color wheel cosmo' cocktail served tableside to 'watermelon gazpacho'...
Ti'punch Cup 2019

Rhum Clement Ti’Punch Cup 2020 US Finalists Announced

SPIRIBAM, Fine Rum Specialists, recently announced the winners of the Rhum Clément Ti’Punch Cup 2020 U.S. competition. Hosted at The Drifter Hotel in New Orleans by Rhum Clément, the competition was the next phase...
Lee's Sandwiches Happy Hour

Lee’s Sandwiches New Happy Hour

Discover Lee's Sandwiches' new happy hour! Monday - Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy up to 70% off on select appetizers, drinks, and pastries. At participating locations: Brookhurst, Bolsa, Asian Garden Mall, Westminster Mall,...
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Al Forno Caffe – Costa Mesa

Al Forno Caffe is an authentic chef-driven local Italian trattoria. This is also reflected in their cuisine: robust food served without fuss. The menu offers classic dishes as well as modern interpretations and daily...
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Ramen & Tsukemen 道Tao Grand Opening

RAMEN & TSUKEMEN 道TAO Announces Upcoming Grand Opening Chef Toshimasa Sano, Trained at Tokyo’s Ramen Shop Tsujita, to Open his First Noodle Restaurant in Buena Park. Japanese Chef Toshimasa Sano announces his first ramen restaurant which will open...
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Ramen & Tsukemen 道Tao – Buena Park – Opening Soon

After 10 years of training at Tsujita in Tokyo, Sano was inspired to open his own ramen shop, named “RAMEN & TSUKEMEN道TAO,” and he is especially excited to introduce Americans to ramen dishes with miso broth,...
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Gracias Madre – Newport Beach – Opening Soon

Gracias Madre offers meatless Mexican fare, all vegan & organic, plus a big tequila & drink menu, in a chic space. Opening Soon in Newport Beach!
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Ti’Vert (Green Ti)

Mclain’s Ti’Vert, a play on the French translation of Green Tea, was created for his French restaurant Morin and quickly became a staple on the menu. This seemingly simple, four-ingredient cocktail is perfectly balanced and cleverly incorporates two very French ingredients, Chartreuse and Rhum Agricole.
Soloman & Kuff Péyi Martinik

Péyi Martinik

A unique combination of bright umami flavors perfectly embodied the island of Martinique, whose title translates to “the country of Martinique” in Creole. The bartender used the highly impressive throwing technique to incorporate his ingredients, making it a well-executed presentation.
Monday Night Market Under The Stars

Monday Night Market Under The Stars

If you like the Friday Farmers Market then you’re gonna love the new weekly “Monday Night Market Under The Stars” at The Streets on Promenade North between 3rd Street and 4th Street beginning Monday,...