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Orange County Restaurant Week 2019

Orange County Restaurant Week 2019

Orange County Restaurant Week Begins This Sunday! #OCRW2019 runs March 3-9, 2019 From Family-Friendly Dining and Vegetarian Options, to Cocktail Specials and Breakfast for Dinner, there is something for everyone! ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., March 2019 – Orange County Restaurant Week, the region’s most celebrated culinary event for more than a decade, returns this Sunday, March...
$10 for 10 Wine Event is Back!

$10 for 10 Wine Event is Back!

After 20 years, proprietor Mike Oates is transferring the reins of Cafe Hidalgo to The Cellar’s Ryan Dudley. 20 years ago on this same spot, Mike interviewed Ryan to be on the opening team of Cafe Hidalgo. From there a friendship was born. When Mike became ready to pursue new ventures, and Ryan was ready...
8th Annual Taco Festival @ Fullerton Museum Center Plaza

8th Annual Taco Festival @ Fullerton Museum Center Plaza

Salsa on over to Fullerton’s 8th Annual Taco Festival — a fiesta of food, drink, and entertainment. It’s also a fundraiser! (photo credit: Ed Carrasco) A plethora of tacos will be served at the Fullerton Museum Plaza this sunny Saturday, August 18th at 5pm. Additionally, a tequila tasting tent and beer & wine bar will...
Event >> Sunday Family Dinner with the Jonathans 10.8.17

Event >> Sunday Family Dinner with the Jonathans 10.8.17

Join Chefs Jonathan Duffy Davis and Jonathan Dye for a special event on Sunday, October 8th benefiting the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum. In the lovely outdoor setting of the Fullerton Arboretum Pavilion adjacent to the kitchen and gardens, bring family and friends to break bread; celebrate connections; and delight in the convivial atmosphere of...
Event >> Bubbles and Botanicals 9.8.17

Event >> Bubbles and Botanicals 9.8.17

Now that the weather is agreeable once again, enjoy the Fullerton Arboretum’s great outdoors with a delightful social this Friday, September 8th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Matador Cantina's $12 Sunset Dinner

Matador Cantina’s $12 Sunset Dinner

When I first read about Matador Cantina launching a 3-course Sunset Dinner for only $12, I had to do a double — no, triple take. Then when I went to look for the email again, it was nowhere to be found. Did I dream it? After confirming with PR & Marketing lead Rob Hallstrom that I wasn’t...
Firkfest: Caskaway Tiki Beer Fest

Firkfest: Caskaway Tiki Beer Fest

Even though Firkfest happens in March, they really should have it on April 28th, the Day of the Nagel. It's Greg's beer-mustached mug that looms large over the entire affair, grinning Chesire Cat-like with a nonic-shaped glint in his eye.     read more...
Firkfest Caskaway Beer Festival 3.11.17

Firkfest Caskaway Beer Festival 3.11.17

Dust off your floral shirts, coconut bras, and pretzel leis, the 4th Annual Firkfest Beer Festival celebrates Tiki culture this year -- boasting the first of its kind in the world!
Fins Poke Fusion Revolutionizes Drive-Thru

Fins Poke Fusion Revolutionizes Drive-Thru

The newest and brightest entry into the poke foray is Fins Poke Fusion, located where the grimy Roadside Burgers used to languish, and is making Orange County proud as a trailblazer in Southern California's restaurant industry. read more...
Matador Cantina's Fortaleza Tequila Dinner

Matador Cantina’s Fortaleza Tequila Dinner

Chef Dave Dennis had just returned from a visit to Jalisco, Mexico, the locale where tequila was born. Recently, we were treated to one of his pairing dinners with Fortaleza Tequila inspired by his trip.    : read more...
Destination Brea >> Macallans' "Taste of the Season"

Destination Brea >> Macallans’ “Taste of the Season”

Finally, a whiskey bar devoid of the ubiquitous festoon of trophy stag, moose, and/or jackalope; antler motifs; and other woodsman-y paraphernalia.     read more...
Burger Parlor Adds OTO Location

Burger Parlor Adds OTO Location

From one college town to another, after just three years of immense popularity in downtown Fullerton, Burger Parlor is carving out a second home in Old Towne Orange.     read more...