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Los Angeles’ Poke Me to Open First Orange County Location

After their success with three Los Angeles locations in Westwood, the Miracle Mile and Palos Verdes, Poke Me is coming to Orange County. On Friday, August 18, they will hold a Grand Opening for their first Irvine location at Heritage … Continue reading

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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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Fins Poke Fusion in Mission Viejo holds Grand Opening with Free Poke Bowls for the First 100 Customers

Tomorrow, August 20, Fins in Mission Viejo will hold their  Grand Opening. The poke fusion restaurant is holding the Grand Opening to introduce Orange County to its delicious poke concept. Fins only uses the freshest sushi grade fish to make … Continue reading

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Fins Brings Delicious, Fresh Hawaiian Poke Bowls to Southern Orange County

Poke (pronounced Poh-kay) is to Hawaii what tacos are to Southern California, immensely popular and made in many varieties. However, tacos can be made from pork, ground beef, chicken and even fried fish, while poke can only be made from … Continue reading

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Bigmista’s Barbecue and Sammich Shop Opens in Long Beach; ‘Que Fans Rejoice!

I’d already stopped in at Bigmista’s and was sitting outside eating the most scrumptous barbecued brisket sandwich (or sammich, as ‘Bigmista’ calls them) when I felt a pat on my shoulder, followed by Neil “Bigmista’ Strawder’s saying, “I knew you’d … Continue reading

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Eureka! American Grill Opens a New Location In Irvine, Bringing Locally-grown Produce, Scrumptious Dishes, Craft Beers and Spirits

Eureka! the American resteraunt dedicated to local produce and meats as well as small batch whiskey and beer, has been quite successful in its concept for locations. When they opened their first OC spot, in the Bella Terra Shopping area in … Continue reading

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The Slidebar Rock and Roll Kitchen in Fullerton: Great Rock and Delicious Food

As Neil Young said about the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, “Hey, Hey, my my, rock and roll will never die”. Well, for any one who wants to see that local rock in Orange County is not dead, the place to … Continue reading

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Gaby from Ink in LA to be pouring a special drink for PigOut 3.0

Gabrielle Miynarczyk was bartending at Los Angeles’ acclaimed restaurant Ink, from Chef Michael Voltaggio, when  she did the TasteLA food festival last year. Bobby Navarro, founder of Inspire Artistic Minds, the Orange County based foundation dedicated to helping educate and … Continue reading

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Chef Amar Santana Talks About the Upcoming PigOut 3.0 Benefit Dinner and the Templeton Rye Pork Project

One of Southern California’s premiere food events is coming up on Sunday, August 24 as PigOut 3.0 takes place at the California Scenario in Costa Mesa. Fifteen top chefs and seven top bartenders will be presenting their best in a … Continue reading

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Launch Week Party kicks off Orange County Restaurant Week, now thru March 1

On Saturday, Orange County Restaurant Week had their annual Launch Party. The event featured many of Orange County’s top restaurants, as well as several wineries, breweries and spirits vendors sampling their wares. The Orange County Restaurant Week, which officially began … Continue reading

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