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THE LATEST RESTAURANT NEWS

OPENING SOON - due to the pandemic many updates aren't available.

Buddha Belly

Buddha Belly at Steelcraft – Garden Grove – Fall 2021 – Opening Soon

SteelCraft Garden Grove, an outdoor urban eatery built using repurposed shipping containers with additional locations in Long Beach and Bellflower, announced the addition of Buddha Belly later this fall. SteelCraft will be home to...
Feast

FEAST’s $10 Challenge for Community Nourishment

FEAST Kicks Off $10 Meal Challenge to Share Healthy, Affordable Nutrition with Underserved Communities  The non-profit is gathering the best and brightest from the food community to fundraise and create nourishing recipe ideas for families...
TOAST KITCHEN BAKERY

Toast Kitchen + Bakery Rings in Giving Season in Support of Zoe International!

‘Tis the start of the season of giving with Toast Kitchen + Bakery! OC’s modern diner and brunch hotspot has partnered with nonprofit organization, Zoe International, to donate 10% of the restaurant’s quarterly proceeds...
Foodworks French Legation

FOODWORKS Moves From Corporate to Historic With New Cafe in Historic French Legation Restoration

After a two-year restoration, the historic French Legation in downtown Austin is reopening with the addition of a new café in the visitors center, thanks to a partnership with FOODWORKS, a Chicago-based foodservice organization...
Flower Burger Interior

Flower Burger – West Hollywood – October 2021 – Just Opened

ICONIC ITALIAN-BASED VEGAN BURGER CONCEPT OPENS IN WEHO Hippie-hued Flower Burger continues to bloom in Los Angeles with the grand opening of its West Hollywood location. After the ultra-successful launch of its California ghost kitchen this...
HUB International

Restaurant Industry Moves to Post-Pandemic Mode

By Kevin Eggleston and Mark Lee There is light at the end of the tunnel for the North American restaurant industry as it claws its way back from the devastation of 2020’s pandemic-driven shutdowns. That...
Paragon Cafe

Paragon Café – Costa Mesa – November 2021 – Opening Soon

Paragon Café is taking the foodie movement to a whole new level with the addition of a classy, full-scale restaurant at SOCO + The OC Mix – Paragon. This restaurant will be serving up...
Mess Hall Market

Trick or Treat Yo’ Self at Mess Hall & The Community Fair’s Spooktacular Halloween...

Grab your treat bags and head over to Mess Hall Market on Saturday, October 30th for a spooktacular Halloween pop-up with  The Community Fair! Guests are encouraged to come in their most eerie-sistible costumes...

Carlsbad Food Tours

3 hour guided walking Carlsbad Food Tours with 6 stops at unique eateries for food and wine tastings.  Learn about Carlsbad history, culture and architecture while eating your way through our village. Daily tours are...
San Pedro Fish Market

San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach Presents the Día de los Muertos Celebration October...

San Pedro Fish Market is pleased to present its first-ever Día de los Muertos Celebration on Saturday, October 30 through Monday, November 1 from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. on Sunday,...
Descanso

Descanso Celebrates Three Years November 18 And Unveils New Menu Items

Descanso Restaurant, a modern taqueria located in Costa Mesa, will celebrate its third anniversary on Thursday, November 18 with a day of specials and live music from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. To commemorate the anniversary,...
Carlsbad Food Tours

Carlsbad Food Tours

We believe the best way to experience Carlsbad Village is through food because food tells the story of a neighborhood’s people, history and culture. Whenever we travel, food tours top our list of favorite things to do! Carlsbad Food Tours was born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food and traveling. After traveling and experiencing food tours in other cities, we decided to make our way back home to Southern California and bring the world of Food Tours to our community. Carlsbad Food Tours is a historic walking tour in Carlsbad that was started in North San Diego County in 2014. We became the first guided culinary and wine walking tour in Carlsbad Village. We are focused on helping visitors and Carlsbad residents alike enjoy the best “off-the-beaten-path” food and cultural experience possible. Come and taste the good life and enjoy the best food Carlsbad has to offer. Our main tour is A Taste of Carlsbad & our newest tour is our Vegan & Vegetarian Food Tour.
SeaLegs Santa Barbara Rendering Copy

Prjkt Restaurant Group Expands Footprint Beyond SoCal with SeaLegs Santa Barbara, Offering Beachfront Dining...

Prjkt Restaurant Group Expands Footprint Beyond SoCal with SeaLegs Santa Barbara, Offering Beachfront Dining with Modern California Coastal Cuisine After Reinventing Beachfront Dining and Entertainment at Bolsa Chica and Huntington State Beaches, 25-Year Deal Will Bring Company’s...

Sweetfin – Costa Mesa – October 2021 – Just Opened

Sweetfin has officially opened its doors in The OC! Sweetfin’s newest store in Costa Mesa is located at 259 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter...

Toast Kitchen + Bakery New Fall Menu Items!

Toast Kitchen + Bakery New Fall Menu Items! Thai Tea Black Sesame French Toast The Thai Tea Black Sesame French Toast takes a turn on the classic French toast. With a fluffy brioche and crème brûlée...
Poké2 Grill

Poké2 Grill’s at the Exchange – Long Beach – October 2021 – Just Opened

Poké2 Grill Grand Opening in The Hangar at Long Beach Exchange Fall at LBX just got even better with the grand opening of the newest eatery, Poké2 Grill! In celebration of their newest location,...
Farmer Boys Big Cheese Burger

FREE Big Cheese Burger at Farmer Boys for All Veterans and Active Duty on...

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Thursday, November 11th, Farmer Boys® will be offering a special one-day deal at participating locations. All day Thursday, any active, former, or retired military members can present proof...