They say that things happen in 3's. Well, half of the events we're reporting on all occur on February 28. Coincidence? You decide. In the meantime, we'll be stuffing ourselves with pastries and wine.
Pancake Day at Snooze - Tustin
National Pancake Day technically isn't until March this year, but one of our favorite brekkie places is holding a special day of deliciousness on February 28. Dine at their tasty establishment, order the pancakes, and all proceeds will be donated to a local garden. One option created for that day is their King Cake Pancake, made with blueberry mascarpone, lemon curd and green coconut flakes over a white chocolate chip pancake. Bonus: If you find a jack in your pancake, you score a Snooze gift card! Sweet. 3032 El Camino Real, (714) 415-6269; www.snoozeeatery.com.
Egan House event - San Juan Capistrano
The second location of Ellie's Table launched late last year (the first being San Clemente) inside a historical residence known as Egan House. To celebrate their inclusion in the National Registry of Historic Places, Ellie's Table and Egan House owner William Griffith will throw a get-together next Tuesday at 2 p.m. We think it's safe to say refreshments will be provided. 31892 Camino Capistrano, (949) 558-5310; www.elliestable.com.
Stag's Leap Wine Dinner at Bluegold - Huntington Beach
Serving their second wine dinner on February 28, Bluegold's kitchen is joining forces with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars to bring diners something special. The dinner menu is a surprise, but wine pairings will include a 2013 Cab by SLV produced at their Napa facility. Francois Beall of Stag's Leap will be on hand to answer your burning questions. Dinner begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. and is $88. Visit their Eventbrite page for more information. 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy, (714) 374-0038; www.dinebluegold.com.
Porto's Grand Opening - Buena Park
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 1. The bakery/cafe with a cult following officially opens in Orange County promptly after their 10 a.m. ribbon cutting. According to their Facebook page, the first 500 folks to make a Porto's Bakery purchase will receive a giveaway bag. We don't know if that refers to actual treats in a bag or a vessel to tote around future Target purchases. But hey, gift with purchase rules. 7640 Beach Blvd, (714) 670-6427; www.portosbakery.com.
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Coming Soon: Frida Fiesta Fridays, Uno!
Save the date! March 3 kicks off the first in a series presented by the Bowers Museum and Tangata restaurant. The evening's meal is inspired by the cookbook/memoir Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo. Tickets include a tour of the Kahlo exhibit, plus live music with your meal, thanks to Sarah Truher Carpenter and the Mariachi Zacatecas. Visit their Facebook page for additional information and to select your reservation time. 2002 N Main St, (714) 567-3600; www.bowers.org.
Do Us A Flavor is BACK!
Time to flex that creative bone in your body. Lay's is currently taking submissions for their next great chip flavor. Don't be shy, because that winning check is worth thinking outside of the bag. Let us show you the way.