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Chef Amar Santana’s Vaca in Costa Mesa Brings a Touch of Spain to Delight the Taste Buds

Chef Amar Santana is on a roll. This Thursday, he is in the finale of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, with an excellent chance of becoming the next “Top Chef”. Since opening his newest restaurant, Vaca, in early December, it has … Continue reading

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‘Sip and Savor’ Scotch Tasting at PIRCH in Costa Mesa: Great Food; Excellent Teaching by Scotch Connoisseur Ray Pearson

Last Wednesday, PIRCH, purveyor of quality high-end goods for kitchen, bath and outdoors, held a ‘Sip and Savor’ event featuring noted Scotch Whisky expert Ray Pearson. Ray took the guests through the basics of Scotch, how it is different from … Continue reading

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Whiskey Tasting with Gourmet Pairings Coming to PIRCH Costa Mesa

Noted whiskey educator, collector and connoisseur Ray Pearson will be hosting a ‘Sip and Savor’ evening of whiskey tasting at PIRCH in the SOCO Collection. The night will include gourmet appetizers paired with each whiskey sample. Ray explained his fascination … Continue reading

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Hakata Ikkousha Brings Their First Ramen Shop to The US (and Costa Mesa)

Hakata Ikoussha Ramen is a new name here in Costa Mesa, but in Japan and other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and even Hong Kong, it is known as one of the top ramen houses. It has garnered many … Continue reading

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SOCIAL in Costa Mesa Celebrates Mardi Gras with Authentic New Orleans Dishes and A Little Bit More

‘Laissez le bons temps rouler’ (Let the good times roll) is the slogan of the week as Mardi Gras begins for 2015. And even though there may not be parades, floats and drinking and dancing in the streets, SOCIAL in … Continue reading

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Chef Amar Santana Will Follow Up his Culinary Success In Laguna Beach When He Opens Vaca, a Spanish Restaurant in Costa Mesa

Chef Amar Santana and his partner, Ahmed Labbate, the team behind Orange County’s critically acclaimed Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, have announced their newest project, ‘Vaca’. Destined for a June 2015 opening in Costa Mesa, ‘Vaca’ will showcase … Continue reading

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Habana Cuban Restaurant in Costa Mesa Is The Perfect Place For Late Night Cocktails and Great Food

Habana, Cuba in the 1930’s and 40’s must really have been something. Incredible bars and booze, casinos, marinas, great food and entertainment, it was nearby and yet exotic. That same feeling of nearby yet exotic holds true for the Habana … Continue reading

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Everyone Enjoyed Terrific Pig and Terrific Drinks at the Pig Out 3.0 Benefit for Inspire Artistic Minds

Yesterday’s Pig Out 3.0 took place under beautiful Southern California skies at the Noguchi Gardens in Costa Mesa. The event, a benefit for the Orange County organization Inspire Artistic Minds, featured 15 local chefs from top-notch restaurants and 7 top … Continue reading

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