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James Beard Foundation

Chef Advocacy Update: Support the Restaurants Act Now

Chefs, With so much happening in Congress, we wanted to take a moment to breakdown the RESTAURANTS Act, the bill backed by the Independent Restaurant Coalition (and there’s still time to call on Congress for their...
Greenleaf Patio Dining

Greenleaf Grand REOPENING!

They are so excited to announce that Greenleaf has re-opened their doors as of today, Monday, August 3! To celebrate this grand reopening, they will be offering a complimentary skinny margarita or glass of...
LA Times Dinner Series

Los Angeles Times Dinner Series Pairs City’s Best Chefs with Virtual Supper Club

Presented by City National Bank, the series will kick off on Sept. 5 with a collaboration dinner from Kato and Nightshade. The Los Angeles Times today announced a new series of dinners that will bring curated menus and online gatherings to Angelenos hungry for a unique at-home experience. The Times Dinner...
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Congress Introduces Legislation to Prevent Commercial Foreclosures

Reps. Taylor, Lawson, Barr Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Foreclosures and Protect American Jobs The Helping Open Properties Endeavor (HOPE) Act WASHINGTON – After hearing from constituents in their Congressional Districts, U.S. Congressmen and members of...
Malibu Olive Co Toasted Bread

Malibu Olive Co Toasted Bread

A very simple, elegant appetizer made with Malibu Olive Company's special reserve extra virgin olive oil.
Farmhouse Family Meal

Takeout or Dine-in, Let Them Make You Something Delicious This Weekend!

Farmhouse Family Meals are built for two, but we can customize the amount to meet your needs, just let us know at the time you place your order. Menu may vary depending on availability. Pair your...
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SmörgåsBurger – Santa Ana

SmörgåsBurger takes Chef Joe Youkhan’s perspective on fresh, globally influenced ingredients to create mouth-watering comfort food in the form of two fan favorites: burgers and fries. This eclectic restaurant focuses on the craveable foods...
Knife Pleat Pix Fix


Knife Pleat will repeat the truffle-laden prix fixe dinner this Saturday, August 1, under the stars at Garden Terrace. Michelin-star chef Tony Esnault’s six-course menu was lavishly praised on social media by attending guests.  Dishes include...
Watergrill Market Sale


Water Grill’s Saturday market sale will continue weekly through September. It takes place in the private dining rooms and includes a bountiful selection of fresh seafood, shellfish, dry-aged steaks, produce, groceries, clam chowder, BBQ shrimp kits...
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Last week’s poke pop-up at The Hall Global Eatery was a wonderful success and sold-out by 3pm. Starting Monday, August 3, guests may order poke bowls for takeout or dine-in on the outdoor patio. Hours are...
AnQi Outdoor Dining


AnQi has begun patio seating Wednesday-Sunday, 12-9pm. A beautiful space has been created with 15 tables where guests can partake of small plates, the AnQi menu with signature dishes, Noodle Bar offerings, cocktails and wine. Now...
Lazy Dog Black Chick Bowl

Lunch specials

Try one of Lazy Dog's mouthwatering lunchtime favorites like the Blackened Chicken Bowl or one of our Wok-fired Bowls! (Basically a big hug in a bowl, to get you through the work week.) Available...
Greenleaf Watermelon Drink

Come For A One in a Melon Watermelon Margarita at Greenleaf

Greenleaf Chopshop is celebrating National Watermelon Day! Head over for $20 Watermelon Margarita and starter combo special. Each summer ripe Watermelon Margarita will be made as a double and served inside of a mini watermelon. Also...
Caymus Wine Dinner

Caymus Wine Dinner

Immerse Yourself in Caymus Vineyards Experience Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar's seasonally inspired 4-course Virtual Caymus Wine Dinner. Enjoy two bottles of wine, dinner for two, and a virtually guided tour at home. Virtual Experience...
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...
GuacAmigos Brunch Meals

Brunch is Back and Better Than Ever at GuacAmigos

Brunch at GuacAmigos is back by popular demand. Every weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy popular dishes such as omelets, eggs benedict and chilaquiles. Check out the menu below.
Independent Restaurant Coalition Save Restaurants

Watch & Share the Independent Restaurant Coalition’s new TV ad

Independent restaurants still don’t have the relief they need to survive. One in four people unemployed today are from the food and beverage industry. While Congress is negotiating the next round of relief, more...