OC Grub Guide For 7/28-8/3: Wings, Claws And Deals!

Summer lovin'
Summer lovin'

As we slide into August, there's no slowing down with the food celebrations. Five buck specials, olive oils and lasagna lovin' round out our tasty coverage for the foreseeable future.

Fried eggplant, red peppers, mushrooms, spinach = veggie delight!
Fried eggplant, red peppers, mushrooms, spinach = veggie delight!
Photo courtesy Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio Celebrates National Lasagna Day - Irvine
Tomorrow is the actual celebration, but today and Friday, the Irvine Spectrum branch of Brio Tuscan Grille will serve lasagna specials all day long. At lunch, their half serving of mezza vegetable or bolognese lasagna served with salad is priced at $12.95. You get a bigger bang for the buck with a full serving (offered both lunch and dinner) for $15.95. That's over $7 saved, and likely a second meal the next day.

Cool off by sweating it out!
Cool off by sweating it out!
Photo courtesy Infinity Hot Sauces

National Hot Wing Day at Slidebar - Fullerton

If you've lost track of national food holidays, let us get you back on schedule. Tomorrow at 9pm, Downtown Fullerton will get spicy with an eating contest over at Slidebar. Local brand Infinity Hot Sauces celebrates National Hot Wing Day for those who dare to eat their way to $500 cash and assorted prizes. Good luck with that heartburn afterwards.

Fully loaded
Fully loaded
Photo courtesy We Olive

We Olive Perfect Pairings - Costa Mesa
What better way to end not-quite-Hump-Day than with wine, cheese and olive oil tasting. We Olive & Wine Bar's monthly pairing event takes five of each, selected by the Cheese Shop, a sommelier and owner Phil Brooks. Reservations are required, and $40 payment per person is due at the time of booking. Cool your heels after a long Tuesday and stop by at 7 p.m. for some education while you sip.

Coming soon: Lobsterfest at Newport Beach
Not this week, but next Sunday (August 7), Newps puts the 'A' in AYCE during their annual Lobsterfest. Your all-inclusive, $150 VIP ticket includes valet parking, wine and beer, and live entertainment while you go shellfish crazy. If one lobster is more than enough, go the $60 route and fill up on grilled steak, red potatoes, salad, corn and desserts. Feasting over at Newport Dunes begins at 3 p.m., so there's plenty of time to find your eating pants.

OC Grub Guide For 7/28-8/3: Wings, Claws And Deals!

All next month - The Federal Bar in Long Beach
Five bucks can get you pretty far in the LBC. Just check out the deals they're dishing out over at the Fed. They've got a BLTA sammich with caramelized onions and pepper aioli served with a house salad. Also featured: a roasted beet salad, plus a fully loaded, bacon-wrapped beef hot dog. Offered only during weekday lunch service, enjoy the affordable eats while they last.

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The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen

122 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832



Newport Dunes Resort

1131 Back Bay Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660



Brio Tuscan Grill

618 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618



The Federal Bar

102 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802



We Olive

3313 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626



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