We try to find balance this week. From farm fresh produce to lazy eggs and customized treats, there’s a combo that’ll work with your dining habits. And if you have a pooch at home, you’ll definitely want to make the trek to Long Beach together.
AVEO Table + Bar Happy Hour
Offered from Sunday to Thursday, a new Happy Hour at AVEO inside the Monarch Beach Resort is serving comforting cocktails and small plates with spectacular sunsets. Tastes include red snapper ceviche and lentil crisps, turkey meatball sliders, and chicken chorizo loaded fries in a mustard Parmesan gravy (pictured). Request a Toddy Cider featuring Mount Gay Rum, or the Casa Noble Reposado Tequila in the Paloma Negroni. Locals and resort guests can order from the menu between the hours of 2:30-6 p.m. 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, (949) 234-3900; www.monarchbeachresort.com.
DTSA Farmers Market Returns
Last weekend was the first Sunday for 2018’s return of Downtown Santa Ana’s Farmers Market. Expect excellent finds, such as La Vegana Mexicana’s ceviche and purple onions from Divine Harvest Family Farms. Mark your calendar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2nd Street Promenade and remember to pack some reusable bags! www.dtsafarmersmarket.com.
Mimosas and Mutts Brunch at Panxa Cocina
This Saturday, brunching with your best four-legged friend within Panxa’s patio kicks off. Scheduled to run on the third Saturday through May, Chef’s timing with the Lunar New Year calendar is excellent. Savor his modern New Mexican cuisine with stacked enchiladas, a breakfast burrito and Blue Corn Pinon Pancakes. Pups can expect fare like rice and beans between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 3937 E. Broadway, Long Beach, (562) 433-7999; www.panxacocina.com.
Drill’d Ice Cream Is A Year-Round Fix
It really doesn’t matter what the weather is; dessert is always welcome. Taking an interactive approach to ice cream, the stars of Drill’d are their quirky blends. From Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in the Hot as Hell flavor, to Candyland’s fresh strawberries with Pop Rocks, we’re digging the childhood fave cereal mix-ins. Check them out the next time you’re too late for Paderia’s Bakehouse goods– they’re right next door. 18279 Brookhurst St., Ste. 2, Fountain Valley, www.drilldicecream.com.
Gudetama x Curry House Collaboration Extends To End of Month
Let your lazy egg flag fly a little longer, as the playful meal set that debuted in October remains just a bit longer on menus. Four courses, one hair accessory and $29 later, we had a full belly and little urge to do much else. Sanrio knows how to collaborate, and we may even prefer this over their meal deal with Plan Check a few years ago. For starters, it’s a whole lot closer to home. Curry House has locations in Cypress and Irvine. www.curryhouse-usa.com.
Crepes Bonaparte Brick-and-Mortar Opening Next Month
One of the OG’s of luxe loncheras is ready to expand into the Downtown Fullerton neighborhood. Opening weekend starts as early as Thursday, March 1, with free Nutella crepes from 5-9 p.m.! Bonus: Follow @CrepesBonaparte on Instagram for a free ice cream scoop with a dessert crepe purchase. 115 S. Harbor Blvd., Ste. A, Fullerton, (714) 595-9995; www.crepesbonaparte.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.