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Descanso Announces New Menu Specials, Margarita Day

Descanso in Costa Mesa has launched a slew of new menu items and specials. Only three months after opening, the self-described "modern taqueria" is showing an early willingness to accept feedback and cater to what...
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Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation Announces a Brand Refresh

The Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has undergone a brand refresh. The new branding will reflect the revitalization of its restaurants, which features the Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation chains. New creative will go live in-store and in-market, via...
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Harley – Laguna Beach – New Weekend Brunch

Harley in Laguna Beach is bringing brunch, with dishes like the Bacon Steak glazed with Backyard Bees honey and dusted with Indonesian long pepper. Harley will be serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from...
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Marriott Hotel – Irvine

The best of Orange County awaits guests at Irvine Marriott. Fresh from a comprehensive renovation, our hotel offers a compelling mix of comfort, style and serenity. Arrive with ease via our complimentary shuttle from...
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A Shark Tank Success Brings Keto-Friendly Sweets to the Masses

Nui Foods, the creators of Keto Kookie, is making waves in the world of health-conscious eating, particularly amongst those who have ventured towards the ketogenic lifestyle. If you haven’t caught wind of it yet,...
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Pechanga Welcomes New, Hi-Flying Sommelier

As someone who considers himself a world traveler, it would be natural to think Pechanga Resort Casino’s new sommelier, Mark Amodeo, would have picked up a lot of his oenophile knowledge while on the...
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3,000 Orange County Establishments Receive Awards of Excellence

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has awarded 3,239 Orange County food facilities and local businesses for their outstanding food safety and sanitation practices during 2018. “Orange County’s restaurants bring a diverse and special experience...
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Wood Ranch Debuts New Quick Casual Service Concept

Wood Ranch is proud to announce the next step in the evolution of the popular brand: WR Kitchen & Bar. WR Kitchen & Bar will open its first location in Laguna Niguel (The Center at Rancho...
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WR Kitchen & Bar – Laguna Niguel – Opening Soon

WR Kitchen & Bar will be opening their new Laguna Niguel location in Spring of 2019. Enjoy American food in a casual and relaxed environment along with specialty cocktails, wine, and craft beer.    
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Pour Company Welcomes Alfresco Dining Season

Chef Nick Oberlin reinvents his breakfast favorites on an innovative and fun brunch menu Pour Company in Fullerton celebrates the simple pleasure of Al Fresco Dining with a new Weekend Brunch menu that features energized interpretations...
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Pour Company – Fullerton

A comfortable place to come together with friends and family. Choose the pub or the all-weather patio to enjoy a fresh take on seasonal foods, quality cocktails and local craft beers.
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OCC Captain’s Table Voyages the World

Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa harbors a culinary program that provides students with the realistic exposure that comes in daily commercial kitchens. How do they channel that exciting rush that comes with service time? On...
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Cork Pops on Wine Management Master’s Program

Degree in the Business of Beverages Expands the College's Graduate-Level Education The business of wine—from vineyard all the way to the table—is at the core of the newest graduate-level degree program from The Culinary Institute of...
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New Dessert Menu at Puesto

Puesto has rolled out an exciting new dessert menu that looks almost too good to eat! View the dessert menu here.    
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Get a Taste of K’ya Bistro Bar’s New Menu!

Get a Taste of K’ya Bistro Bar’s New Menu! K’ya Bistro is pleased to announce the launch of its all new menu, featuring tempting new options. The eatery, located inside of Laguna Beach’s La Casa del Camino hotel,...
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Chinese New Year 2019: South Coast Plaza Dining

Chinese New Year 2019: South Coast Plaza Dining  Select South Coast Plaza restaurants have created special dishes in honor of the Lunar New Year! AnQi by House of AN February 5-10, 2019 from 5 - 10 p.m. Join AnQi for...