With quite a bit to get excited over, we are all about the tasty offerings throughout the region. Save yourself for Girl Scout Cookie madness, or inhale them free fries at Farmer Boys. Furiwa and Bosscat both made major announcements this week, so maybe relax this long weekend and recover from all the crazy news?
Feast on Tackle Box’s AYCE Seafood Boil – Costa Mesa
For the constantly hungry people in your life, this is for them. Chef Brian Huskey is joining forces with Jeff Bovon to serve one hell of a meal on January 26. While it has a pretty price tag of $95, hear us out. It begins with your choice of whole Dungeness Crab or whole Maine Lobster to break down. Afterwards, it’s an All-You-Can-Eat feast fit for anyone who can consume mass quantities of grub. This includes Shrimp and Crab “Louie” Salad, Collards with Ham Hock, Live Green Lip Mussels, Peel ‘N Eat White Shrimp, Crab Hush Puppies, and so much more. Bonus: reserve one of their three time slots ahead of time while you’re there, and take $20 off your ticket price. We’ll drive in the rain for that deal! 3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. E, (714) 486-3301; www.tackleboxoc.com.
Free Fry Day is Thursday, the 17th – all Farmer Boys locations
This down home chain wants to win you over with their taters. So go ahead and drop in today for a free order of hot fries. The deal lasts from 2-5 p.m. with any purchase for dine-in, to-go or via a drive-thru. Put Farmer’s “Always Crispy” claim to the test and see for yourself. They may surprise you. www.farmerboys.com.
R.I.P Furiwa Chinese Seafood Restaurant (But Not Catering) – Garden Grove
A recent visit to our local dim sum house was bittersweet, as we learned they were shuttering their doors this week. However, it’s not exactly what you think, as their posted letter to patrons states,
“Thank you for sharing so many years of friendship with us. We have enjoyed being a part of your lives– through celebrations, traditions, weddings, birthdays. We’ve enjoyed seeing your lives change and grow. Now, for almost 30 years, we too are starting a new chapter in our lives. Furiwa will transition from a full-service restaurant to a catering and take-out only service. Our Garden Grove location will close its doors for the last time on January 14th, 2019.
You may find us at our new location: FURIWA CATERING, 15111 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA, 92683; (714) 534-3996.
We look forward to continuing on this journey with you for many more years to come. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or more information.”
13826 Brookhurst St., (714) 534-3996; www.furiwa.com.
Save the Date: Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off SOON
January 27 is the date going around for Girl Scout’s annual selling of the cookies. New for 2019: The Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie. Utilizing semi-sweet chocolate, a bit of sea salt and caramel, it is also all about being gluten-free. Not all markets will be selling this particular flavor, but now you’ve been warned. It’s never really about whether you plan to buy, but how many boxes you’ll succumb to. http://www.girlscoutcookies.org.
Oh, Hello, San Pedro Fish Market Grille! – Harbor City
We covered the sprawling area of San Pedro last summer. With its affordable, backyard vibe, the San Pedro Fish Market Grille is slowly growing throughout Southern California. The newest branch can be found over in Harbor City, as part of a recent build out. Grab a platter of seafood (we prefer the lobster grilled cheese) and feast on its freshness. Their off-menu collaboration with Foodbeast, Shipwreck, is served until the end of the month. 1313 W. Sepulveda Blvd., (424) 263-5864; www.spfishgrille.com.
Bosscat Kitchen and Libations Now Open for Sunday Dinner – Newport Beach
Have you heard the good news? Starting this weekend, Bosscat is opening their doors for Sunday supper! If you know the MacArthur tenant well, then you are aware of how big a deal this is. The weekend no longer needs to end with their infamous brunch scene anymore. Ease into the new week with a bit of whiskey. 4647 MacArthur Blvd., (949) 333-0917; www.bosscatkitchen-newport.com.
Toast Makes It Official With Grand Opening Week – Costa Mesa
Imagine a week of good eats, with a portion of sales each day going to a different worthy cause. That’s how Toast Kitchen + Bakery plans to roll during the week of January 22. The week kicks off Tuesday (since they’re closed Mondays) with tacos and tequila flights, benefiting Ensign Intermediate School. Whiskey cocktails with friendly pairings are scheduled to occur Wednesday for Newport High School Education Foundation. Thursday offers a $45 prix-fixe menu between 5-8 p.m. for Girls Inc.. Family-style Friday means lots ‘o fried chicken on behalf of Mariners Elementary School. And lastly, Chef John Park busts out some serious desserts Saturday, with a portion of proceeds going to Newport Heights Elementary. No matter when you swing by, it’ll be a win-win for everyone. 1767 Newport Blvd., (949) 873-5057; www.toastkitchenbakery.com.
A contributing writer for OC Weekly, Anne Marie freelances for multiple online and print publications, and guest judges for culinary competitions. A Bay Area transplant, she graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. Find her on Instagram as brekkiefan.