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OK, so the central dining space of Irvine’s yearling Eats Kitchen & Bar is rather odd. At first glance, it feels like the awkward spawn of Denny’s and a generic gastropub. A high circular bar crowned with glinting flat screens is up front, and beyond that is a ferociously lighted sea of glossy, sparsely populated tables. Continue to the back patio and you enter a different world.Sunset gives way to twilight, and candles glow on chunky marble dining tables. A fire pit flickers near folks kicking back on cushy, all-weather lounge seating, and the vibe here is chill, even under the heaters. This space crushes the casino-bright indoor setting. It’s still happy hour, and the waiter graciously points out a menu of special drinks and snacks. Craft cocktails for $4? Small bites for $2? In a slickly retooled Hotel Irvine? Get out.
Calling all eligible bachelors in O.C.! We’re looking for the ten finest men in the county. Think you or a friend have what it takes? Nominate by uploading a picture (or up to five) here. Finalists will take part in a photo shoot for Orange Coast magazine, a presentation party in February 2016, receive prizes, and have the chance to be named the hottest Bachelor O.C. for 2016!
Our February issue features cocktails, tattoos, and more! COVER STORY | Drink Up! A Guide to Craft Cocktails Our list of the 39 tastiest in Orange County. Find web-exclusive drink recipes here. Beyond the Ink photo gallery gives six artistically inclined locals the chance to show (!) and tell us the story behind their favorite tattoos.