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Shops At Sprotsmen's Lodge

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge Expands Retail and Dining Offerings

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge, the premier retail, dining, and wellness center that opened last Fall and is now 100% leased, has announced the addition of four new retailers which will expand the destination’s...
Mint Indian Logo

Laguna Hills’ Mint Restaurant Postpones Grand Reopening due to Fire

ABOUT MINT Since its inception, Mint Indian Restaurant has become a local destination for Indian & Pakistani cuisine in south Orange County. The restaurant, which is a sister concept to Michelin-acknowledged Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen in Fullerton, CA, offers 100% halal dining and alcohol-free crafted mocktails. In May 2022, two weeks before the restaurant was set to unveil its renovated menu and space with a Grand Reopening, Mint restaurant fell victim to a fire causing its temporary closure. With a mission to reinvent the perceptions of the region's cuisine in an innovative and elevated way, Mint’s plans are to rebuild and reopen as soon as possible to, once again, offer guests the opportunity to experience the truest extent of thoughtfully curated Indian and Pakistani culture. For more information and to stay up to date on Mint’s Reopening, visit mintindianfoods.com or follow them on Instagram at @mint.oc.
Lido House Hotel

Lido House Hotel Introduces All-New Culinary Programming

Lido House, Marriott’s boutique Autograph Collection hotel nestled on the Balboa Peninsula, enters into summer with all-new culinary programming. To celebrate their busiest season, Executive Chef-Partner Riley Huddleston has introduced a reinvigorated culinary program,...
Calaca Mamas Cantina

Calaca Mamas Cantina – Anaheim – May 2022 – Just Opened

The newest addition to Downtown Anaheim, Calaca Mamas Cantina celebrated its Grand Opening over Memorial Day weekend 2022. The highly-anticipated Mexican eatery celebrated over three days of festivities including live music from Mariachi bands,...

Golden Wings, Saucy Smash Burgers and more hit the table at 4th Street Market,...

4th Street Market continues to prove to be the ideal space for Orange County’s innovative food creators and entrepreneurs to turn their culinary dreams into reality. Two of the Downtown Santa Ana food hall’s...
Luna Grill Fresh Wraps

Luna Grill Expands Wrap Line With New Offerings

Luna Grill's Modern Greek Chicken Wrap was an immediate hit after hitting the menu in early 2021. Customers loved the portability and the option to enjoy their favorite fresh flavors of the Mediterranean on...
Bamboo Club Daiquiri

The Bamboo Club Debuts New Bar Menus Featuring Daiquiri Cocktails And International Rum Sippers

Long Beach’s original Tiki bar, The Bamboo Club, has officially launched three all-new menus to expand its diverse and rum-based bar program. Showcasing the coastal flavors of the Caribbean, Hawaii and Latin America, 12...
Billys Happy Hour

Billy’s at the Beach Launches New Happy Hour

About Billy’s: Famous for its legendary Mai Tais and pupus, Billy’s at the Beach is an iconic Newport Beach restaurant and bar serving Hawaiian-inspired cuisine and cocktails with unbeatable views of the World Famous Newport Harbor. The tiki-themed restaurant attracts locals and tourists with its lively island spirit, delicious Hawaiian eats and live music five days a week. Billy’s at the Beach has been a Newport Beach staple for over 20 years and is owned by Asia and Ted Jones.
Trade Marketplace Exterior

Trade Marketplace Welcomes New Global-Inspired Concepts – London Chippy & Ricebunn

TRADE Marketplace-- Orange County’s premier center of visionary restaurateurs and retailers-- has announced the addition of London Chippy, Ricebunn, and Yomie Yogurt, to the venue’s unique lineup. The popular fish and chips restaurant, eclectic...
L Ermitage Mothers Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Celebrate mom with a decadent French-inspired three-course brunch at Avec Nous. Enjoy this family-style meal accompanied by live jazz music.  Every mom will receive custom monogrammed napkins by Frette and the option to add...

Miguel’s Jr. Launches Fiery Habanero Menu April 13

Miguel’s Jr.’s Fiery Habanero Menu is back and better than ever with the extra-spicy fan-favorite flavors available for a limited time beginning Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The heat has been turned up on a selection...
Jans Health Bar

Jan’s Health Bar Celebrates 50 Years in Orange County

Jan’s Health Bar, the fast-casual eatery embracing a vibrant, healthy lifestyle, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. What began as a small pop-up restaurant inside George’s Surf Shop on Main St. in Huntington Beach...
Vanguard Culture Artist Table

An Artist @ the Table: Africa & Oceania

Enjoy a delicious, art-filled 5-course menu by renowned Chef Ron Oliver, inspired by one of the world's most impressive art collections at a private home in La Jolla. Featuring wine pairings from the Valle de...
Shari Nori At 4th Street Market

Top-Rated Sushi in Santa Ana

Top-Rated Sushi Platters are here to stay at Shari Nori at 4th Street Market DTSA. More about Shari Nori
Salsa Grill Hiring Flyer

General Manager & All Restaurant Positions Open

All restaurant positions open - general manager, server, busser, line cook Bring your management expertise and your team to Zapien's Salsa Grill & Taqueria in Pico Rivera. Be prepared to work afternoons and evenings, including weekends...

Ricebunn at Trade Marketplace – May 2022 – Just Opened

Ricebunn, a Japanese onigiri concept, also joined TRADE earlier this month. Japanese rice balls, also known as onigiri, or omusubi, are a staple of Japanese bentos. Much like sandwiches in the West, onigiri is...
Miguel Jr Burritos

Miguel’s Jr. Celebrates National Burrito Day April 7

Miguel's Jr, OC and IE's beloved family-owned California Mexican quick-service restaurant is offering $1.99 Bean, Rice & Cheese and Bean & Cheese Burritos for National Burrito Day. This delicious burrito  special is available for...