• First Look: the Country Club in Costa Mesa
    November 20 at 4 p.m. by Taylor Hamby

    Costa Mesa's newest fine dining and drinking establishment, the Country Club, is set to open Dec. 5. Enjoy this exclusive sneak peek of their menu including Jidori chicken breast, 42 oz ribeye Tomahawk steaks, and the Shinnecock––a damn fine Old…

  • First Look: Habana Irvine
    October 23 at 7:16 a.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    Habana brings the flavors of Cuba to Irvine. On October 21, 2017, Habana gave a sneak peak of their long-awaited second location at The Irvine Spectrum. Chef Alex Moreno brings along his comforting culinary creations to be enjoyed in the new…

  • Monkey Shoulder "Rumble in the Jungle" Competition at Macallans Public House
    October 3 at 10:51 a.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    On Monday October 2nd, Macallans was host to nine of Orange County's finest bartenders for Monkey Shoulder's "Rumble in the Jungle" competition. Money raised from competition was donated to the American Red Cross.


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  • Rum Tiki Social @ Roxanne's
    August 20 at 8:51 p.m. by John Gilhooley

    Two days of tiki, rum, rockabilly and vintage vibes and more at Roxanne's in Long Beach.

  • First Look: Vacation Bar in Santa Ana
    August 14 at 2:32 a.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    The long awaited Vacation Bar in Santa Ana is finally open and offering custom-crafted cocktails inspired by world travels from Tahiti to Tokyo.

  • OC Fair's Brew Hee Haw Rounds Up The Best Beers From The West Coast
    July 17 at 6:28 a.m. by Ed Carrasco

    The local beer festival series Brew Ha Ha giddied up 80 craft beers from the West Coast and beyond to the OC Fair July 15-16 as part of its Brew Hee Haw Beer Round up. Featuring pale ales, IPAs, stouts and more from breweries like Bootlegger's in…

  • First Look: Barcode's Geek & Drink Hangout in Garden Grove
    June 19 at 11:15 p.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    Barcode is Garden Grove’s latest hangout spot and is brought to you by restaurateur Leonard Chan and partner Richard Trinh. Barcode will be officially opening its doors on June 22nd, 2017 and will be offering 25% off the whole menu through June 22…

  • OC Night Market @ OC Fairgrounds: May 2017
    May 20 at 12:22 a.m. by Jazley Faith

    From May 19th-21st, 2017 the OC Night Market returned to the OC Fairgrounds for a festival of street food and local vendors. Click HERE for more slideshows by Jazley. To see more of her work, follow her on instagram @jazzleyfaith.

  • The Bruery Celebrates Their 9th Anniversary at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim
    May 8 at 6:24 a.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    The Bruery team celebrated their 9th anniversary with 45 fellow breweries and Society Members this past Saturday (May 6th, 2017) at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim. All of the net proceeds made from ticket sales as well as sponsorship funds benefited…

  • Frank Sinatra-Inspired Dinner by Chef Niki Starr's @ Mesa
    April 26 at 7:45 p.m. by Taylor Hamby

    As part of Chef Niki Starr's series of music themed meals, Mesa in Costa Mesa served a Frank Sinatra-inspired dinner every Tuesday in April. The prix-fixe meal featured classic cuisine that evoked a sense of Rat Pack-era aesthetics to Chef Niki.…

  • Brews and More at the Balboa Craft Beer Festival
    April 2 at 10:36 p.m. by Ed Carrasco

    Abundant sunshine and local brews came into full force at the annual Balboa Craft Beer Festival held on April 1st. Local favorites featured in the festival included beers from Bootlegger's Brewery, Barley Forge, Cismontane and much more. All photos…

  • First Look: McFadden Public Market
    March 31 at 8:10 a.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    McFadden Public Market will officially open to the public on Monday, April 3, 2017. Downtown Santa Ana's newest food hall comes fully loaded with vintage arcade games, multiple food stalls and bars. March 31, 2017 — McFadden Public Market will host…

  • A Very Tiki FirkFest Craft Beer Festival Returns to Anaheim
    March 12 at 11:04 p.m. by Taylor Hamby

    OC Beer Blog's Greg Nagel presented FirkFest, Orange County's only cask-conditioned beer festival, now in its fourth year. Some 50 kegs lined the boardwalk at Farmer's Park in Anaheim, with selections from 30 breweries such as Noble Ale Works,…

  • OC Restaurant Week's Launch Party
    March 5 at 4:54 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    The OC Restaurant week kicked off with a party featuring some of the anticipated menu items featured across county restaurants. All photos by Brian Feinzimer on March 4.

  • Porto's Bakery Opens In Buena Park
    March 2 at 2:34 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    The new Porto's in Buena Park opened Wednesday March 1 to much awaited fanfare. Hundreds of hungry patrons waited in a line that stretched down Beach Blvd. down to Medieval Times to be amongst the first to experience the new location. Angélica Vale…

  • Left Coast Brewing Celebrates the Four Year Anniversary of Their Tasting Room
    February 20 at 8:09 a.m. by Cynthia Rebolledo

    Left Coast Brewing Co. celebrated the four year anniversary of their tasting room with a party. Highlights included a tasting of the 4th anniversary IPA, Mexican bites from El Governador food truck and music by Special Blend. Family owned and…

  • KCRW Good Food's Evan Kleiman Visits Alta Baja in SanTana for Happy Hour
    February 17 at 11:04 a.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    Chef, author, radio host and restaurateur Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food show came to Alta Baja in Downtown SanTana for a meet and greet. A happy hour with Frito Pies and Modelo's kept people happy and a trivia held by Evan and OC Weekly's…

  • Whiskey Wonderland Brings Snow to Long Beach's Roxanne's
    January 16 at 9:58 a.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    Roxanne's Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach turned their bar and parking lot into a Whiskey Wonderland complete with snow, multiple spirit vendors, food, haircuts, coffee and Roxanne's mobile bar with guest bartenders from OC bars. All photos by Brian…

  • Rolling Joints and Sushi in Westminster
    January 16 at 9:49 a.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    MJU HighDining presented a workshop of joint and sushi rolling presented at the Goosefire Gallery, a functioning glass workshop, in Fountain Valley.  Hummingbird Medicinals @hummingbirdmedicinals and Honey Pot infused honey…

  • The Naughty and Nice at the Green Girl Saloon Christmas Party
    December 16 at 1:55 a.m. by Ed Carrasco

    Santa Claus and his lovely bikini-clad helpers descended on Green Girl Saloon's annual Christmas Party on Dec. 16. Besides slinging drinks, the scantily dressed bartenders and hostesses helped give out thousands of dollars prizes ranging from tool…



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