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Executive Chef Aaron Obregon

Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano Welcomes Chef Aaron Obregon

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection is pleased to announce the appointment Executive Chef Aaron Obregon to lead the culinary team in the highly anticipated spring 2020 opening of the 124-room...
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SOCO & The OC Mix – Costa Mesa

SOCO (South Coast Collection) and The OC Mix is Southern California’s destination for inspiration, and a premier interior design, culinary, event and boutique shopping destination. Located in Costa Mesa just off the 405 Freeway,...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where are they now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Orange County and Long Beach Restaurant...
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Change in Ownership of Sapphire Laguna

The following statement can be attributed to Azmin Ghahreman, Executive Chef & CEO of Sapphire Culinary Group: This month marks 13 years of culinary excellence at Sapphire Laguna, where my team and I have made...
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Sapphire – Laguna Beach – Opening Soon

Azmin Ghahreman, Executive Chef & CEO of Sapphire Culinary Group has stepped down from ownership of Sapphire Laguna and has handed the reins over to restaurateur Russ Bendel. As the owner of Vine Restaurant in...

TAPS Fish House & Brewery (John Wayne Airport) – Santa Ana – Opening Soon

TAPS FISH HOUSE & BREWERY, JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT Address: Terminal C, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana Size: 2,500 square feet, seating for 80 to 100 Previously was: Unused space along the windows across from retail shops Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Opening: ...
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Pines Modern Steakhouse (The) at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino – Highland

Savor the flavors and freshness of delicious and unprecedented cuisine in the modern sophistication and elegance of the remodeled Pines Modern Steakhouse at San Manuel Casino.
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California Proposes Law Protecting Restaurants on Delivery Apps

by Madeline Wells Recently, some San Francisco restaurants have been alarmed to find their food listed for delivery on third-party apps, such as Grubhub and DoorDash, despite never giving them consent to do so. Even Michelin-starred Kin...
Eureka Love Potion

Love Potion

Love Potion is a fruity and flowery cocktail created specially by the team at Eureka for Valentine's Day. Create this cocktail for yourself or a special someone.
Churrino Love Addict

L.O.V.E. Addict Dessert

Churriño just launched mini STUFFED heart-shaped churros for Valentine's Day. Available now for a limited time, the L.O.V.E. Addict is available for $6.45. L.O.V.E. Addict: 4 heart-shaped churros filled w/ choice of Caramel Leche, Chocotella, or Strawberry Jam, dipped...
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Santa Ana River Brewing – Santa Ana

The concept for Santa Ana River Brewing was formed by Geoff Brand and Mike Miller in an effort to craft hop-forward ales in the great tradition of west coast brewing with the ultimate goal...
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Mutt Lynch’s Celebrates 45 Years in Newport Beach

Mutt Lynch’s, Newport Beach’s award-winning beach bar, celebrates 45 years in business in 2020. Founded by Gail and Dan Lynch in 1975, the iconic beach bar has been a family-owned business for over four...
Taps Brewery Kitchen Coming Soon

Taps Fish House & Brewery Expands to Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, riding the success of its first-ever tasting room, is opening two new restaurants in north Orange County as it embarks on a plan to expand its 21-year marquee brand...
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Taps Great American Brewery – Anaheim Hills – Opening Soon

Taps Great American Brewery will open in June at the site of the former Knowlwood in Anaheim Hills.
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Rye Goods – Newport Beach – Opening Soon

Rye Goods is a bakery and wholesale operation that will soon open a brick and mortar bakery/deli located in Lido Village. They specialize in organic sourdough, freshly milled heritage grains, and wild yeast.
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Leave the Cake Pop. Take the Cannoli.

Imaginative Restaurateur, Tony Roman at Basilico’s in Huntington Beach & Chef Justin Scott (pictured) positions his latest campaign at Starbuck’s customers exiting the drive-thru. As a marketing strategy, Tony decided to place a teaser sign...
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HomeState – Orange – Opening Soon

HomeState is a self-proclaimed Texas kitchen operating in California. With locations already in Highland Park, Hollywood, and Playa Vista, the Old Towne Orange location will be the fourth of its kind.