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Duke Manhattan

Duke Manhattan

This special cocktail is one of the features of the night for the Spirit Pop-Up Series with Duke Bourbon. The Duke Manhattan is smooth and classic.

Paytronix Systems help Friendship Increase Customer Engagement

Paytronix Systems, Inc., the most advanced digital guest experience platform, today announced that FriendShip has won the 2019 Paytronix Loyalty Award for Best Launch. In just under one year since the revamped rewards program launched, it...

Cuban-inspired Summer Picnic Lunch Buffet

Restaurant Habana is now offering a Cuban-inspired Summer Picnic Lunch Buffet and they would love to share the delicious offerings with you. This special menu includes all the Latin favorites:  Nearly 20 unique salads ...
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Portuguese Bend Distillery – Long Beach

With the passing of the Volstead Act of 1919 the prohibition era of the United States had begun. Throughout America, cocktail parties sparkled defiantly through the dreaded first minutes of January 20, 1920. With...
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Juice It Up! is 1st Major Smoothie Chain to Use the Acerola Superfruit

Say “Hello!” to summer with Juice It Up!’s new Superfruit Sunrise Smoothie and Bowl, on menus now through August 30! One of the nation’s leading handcrafted smoothie, raw juice, and superfruit bowl chains, Juice It Up! is continuing...
Fork & Salad Colorful Radish Cashew Salad

Maui-Based Eatery Brings First Store to Mainland

Fork & Salad, the fast-growing Hawai‘i-inspired healthy fast-casual concept, brings the “Aloha Spirit” to the mainland with its first of many stateside locations at 240 W. Chapman Avenue in Orange, California, celebrating its grand opening on...
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New Beer + Wine Menu at Lost Pier Cafe by The Ranch at Laguna...

The Ranch at Laguna Beach announced today the addition of a new beer and wine menu at its oceanfront dining venue, Lost Pier Café, located on Aliso Beach. Added due to popular demand, the...
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Lost Pier Cafe at The Ranch – Laguna Beach

Lost Pier Café opened August 2018 as the first official beachfront extension of The Ranch at Laguna Beach, allowing guests to enjoy delicious local cuisine, exhilarating ocean activities or a relaxing day on the...
Oyster Restoration

Volunteers Get Dirty Restoring the Newport Bay Ecosystem Through Oyster Restoration

Volunteers met on the shores of Newport Bay Oysters support healthy fish and wildlife populations and improve water quality WHAT: Orange County Coastkeeper volunteers laid oyster beds across the Newport Beach coastline as part of...
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New Venue for the 11th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

The 11th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach will be held at the Newport Beach Civic Green on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 2 to 7 p.m. This annual celebration of summer centers around a fresh Whole Maine...
Lazy Dog Menu Update

New Happy Hour + Late Night Food

Introducing a mouthwatering new summer happy hour* lineup - like the Pig Candy Grilled Cheese + Peking Pork Belly Pancakes! View the new Happy Hour + Late Night Food here.      
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Tokyo Guild Opens in Long Beach

Tokyo Guild will open its doors this month (June 2019) in Bixby Knolls (Long Beach). The Japanese pub-style tavern will remain open lunch through dinner, seven days a week. Diners can expect ramen, Tokyo street-food...
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Tokyo Guild – Long Beach – Opening Soon

Tokyo Guild, the Japanese pub-style tavern is open for lunch through dinner, seven days a week. Diners can expect ramen, Tokyo street-food style small bites, Japanese-style sandwiches, a full bar, and more. In Long...
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Fatburger/Buffalo’s Express – Huntington Beach

LA-based Fat Brands is rapidly growing its co-branded Fatburger/Buffalo’s Express stores not only in California but around the world as well, recently opening a presence in Asia and more stores in Canada. Huntington Beach...
Ground House Burger Crispie Burger

Crispie Burger Debut

Ground House Burger has been making waves. And now it’s time to make another one. Restaurateur Andy Nguyen has always wanted to create a burger brand that could compete with the big boys. Something...