OC Grub Guide 1/12-1/18 - 3 Fundraisers, 2 Giveaways And A Pastry Class!

How sweet (but not too sweet) it is!
How sweet (but not too sweet) it is!
Photo by Dustin Ames

We dart all over OC this week, starting with a stop inside Tustin's Union Market. From there, we hit a mall, an Ocean Institute and even a Culinary Lab. Give to a good cause or stand in line for free swag, you'll find it in this week's Grub Guide.

Drink up!
Drink up!
Photo by Dustin Ames

Milk Box Grand Opening - Tustin
The second location of the legit milk tea joint will be officially pouring all the good stuff this Saturday at 2 p.m.. Their new spot: Inside Tustin's Union Market, facing Central Bar. The first 50 people in line will receive an exclusive t-shirt. Follow their Facebook page if you're curious about the design. 2493 Park Avenue, Suite 42, (714) 712-0143; www.milkboxbar.com.

Haagen Dazs Celebrates Grand Reopening - Mission Viejo
Saturday's the day to stop by The Shops at Mission Viejo for some free scoopage. The first 500 in line will be rewarded with a scoop of their choosing. One lucky customer will win free ice cream for a year! Operating hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by and take a selfie with the HD mascot, Coneman (Yeah, seriously!). 608 The Shops at Mission Viejo, (949) 364-0020; www.haagendazs.us.

He's holding this year's curriculum.
He's holding this year's curriculum.
Brian Feinzimer

Pro Home Pastry 1 Course at Culinary Lab - Tustin
This Sunday begins a series of 10 classes for the beginning pastry chef. Times will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the final class on March 19. All skill levels are welcome. Learn everything from basic knife skills to cakes and buttercream. For more information call or email info@culinarylabschool.com. 17231 East 17th Street, Unit B, (714) 788-3576; www.culinarylabschool.com.

Have you got the stomach for this?EXPAND
Have you got the stomach for this?
Photo courtesy Ways & Means

Ways & Means Shuck-It Oyster Challenge - Huntington Beach
In its second year, this food competition is pretty tough to swallow (unless you're a fan of oysters). A battle between local lifeguards, HB Police and Fire Department, participants are given 60 seconds to down as many meaty molluscs as possible. For each one consumed, Ways & Means founders Parnell and Jennifer Delcham and Dena Mathe will donate $3 to the charity of the winning team's choosing. Audience members pay $20 to cheer them on, with $5 going to all participating charities. The oyster challenge goes down at 11 a.m. on Tuesday the 17th. 21022 Pacific Coast Highway, (714) 960-4300; www.wmoysters.com.

Chef Azmin will be there!
Chef Azmin will be there!
Photo courtesy Sapphire Laguna

Coming Soon: Dana Hills Boys Lacrosse Food & Wine Experience - Dana Point
On January 27, this fundraiser will take place at the Ocean Institute. Local restaurants will be pairing dishes prepared on-site with exquisite wines. Participating chefs include Rainer Schwarz of The Deck and Driftwood Kitchen, Ryan Adams of Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink, Justin Monson of 21 Royal and Club 33 and Yvon Goetz of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar. All proceeds benefit Dana Hills Boys Lacrosse Team. Tickets for this 21 and over evening are being sold for $100 on this website. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, (949) 496-2274; www.ocean-institute.org.

Living the sweet life.
Living the sweet life.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer

Coming Soon: Slice Deli and Cakery fundraiser - Fountain Valley
The second annual Cervical Cancer Fundraiser is scheduled for January 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect fantastic Motown tunes, excellent sweets, a raffle and some fun for a good cause. This event is very close to co-owner Natalie Burke's heart, as discussed in depth during our On the Line interview last year. For additional details, call Slice directly. 8780 Warner Avenue, Suite 15, (714) 842-1049; www.slicedeliandcakery.com.

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Related Locations

Ways & Means Oyster House

21022 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648



Ocean Institute, Dana Point

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629



The Shops at Mission Viejo

555 Shops At Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691



Newport Dunes Resort

1131 Back Bay Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660



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