OC Grub Guide For 9/1-9/7: Labor Less, Eat More

All sorts of hoppy, er, happy!
All sorts of hoppy, er, happy!
Photo courtesy zCafe

Hey there! It's another edition of our OC Weekly Grub Guide. Or as we like to refer to it, "Where you're gonna eat and drink for the forseeable future." We celebrate all sorts of deliciousness this holiday weekend, and look forward to an urban beer dinner next week. Where do we begin?

What's the secret phrase? Good question!
What's the secret phrase? Good question!
Photo courtesy The Halal Guys

Free fries at The Halal Guys - Costa Mesa 
If you tell our cashier friends over in that busy plaza, "Happy National Gyro Day!" TODAY, those Halal Guys will hook you up with a hot order of potatoes to go with your lunch platter. This is good at all of their Southern California locations, so Long Beach and K-town, listen up!

zCafe 5-year anniversary - Costa Mesa
The little cafe that could celebrates a milestone out on their third floor, South Coast Plaza patio. Featuring beers from Anaheim Brewery, stop by tomorrow for happy hour specials that'll keep your wallet happy. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. and will include half-off beers, plus a brewery glass to take home (Note: This event was rescheduled from August 19.)

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Photo courtesy Surfas

Surfas Culinary District demos - Costa Mesa
Swing by Saturday for teachings and tastes from Ketch on Fire and Michelada Love. Actually, start at the farmers' market, then work your way here between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Your grocery and snack needs are officially covered.

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Matador Cantina pig roast - Fullerton

Continue the long weekend in Downtown Fullerton, as we pause for complimentary wood-fired carnitas tacos and live music over at Matador. Check out their other specials as you chill on the patio this Sunday. And remember, the next day is a holiday!

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Coming soon: Grits Fullerton Beer Dinner with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

The featured brewery may change, but the culinary mind that Cody possesses remains constant. Next Friday, they team up with Sierra Nevada for a six-course meal inspired by California cities. Each course will be paired with rare releases, including Beer Camp beers. Reservations are taken via their website, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

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3333 Bear St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Matador Cantina

111 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832



The Halal Guys

3033 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626



Surfas Culinary District

3309 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626



Grits Fullerton

133 W. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832



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