Food News: Fondue Tuesdays, Thin Mint Lattes, Fat-Washed Cocktails, And More

Our weekly roundup of O.C. food happenings and offerings

Here are Some Prominent O.C. Restaurants That Have Closed Recently

How many of your favorite places are still around?

A Breakdown Of The Carrot Cheesecake From Meet The Source In Costa Mesa

Meet the Source whips up raw, vegan, and gluten-free cakes for every celebration.

Our February Drink of the Month: The Twain at The Guild Club

Our cocktail expert Miles Clements praises the bar's take on an Old-Fashioned.

Taco Rosa is Thirsty to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Did you know there’s a National Margarita Day?

A Preview Of Our O.C. In Bloom Issue | March 2020

Preview the issue before it hits stands next week!

SideDoor Does Mardi Gras With Gunwhale and Crawfish

A good crawfish boil is all about the party, where the beady-eyed crawfish are joined by a team of red potatoes, corn on the cob, onion, and spicy andouille sausage.

Breakfast Republic’s Second O.C. Spot Opens in Costa Mesa

It’s hard not to swoon over breakfast iterations of jambalaya and tostadas.

O.C. Experts Will Compete In This Month’s U.S. Coffee Championships

The national competition comes to O.C. for the second time in its nine-year history, from Feb. 21 through 23 at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Clear Advantage: Milk-Washed Cocktails at Farmhouse

A filter of milk curds strips away astringency and bitterness.

Unexpected Item: Portobello Mushroom Tower at Summit House

For decades, people have gone to Summit House for prime rib and Prime steak.

The Alley Tea Shop Offers Free Items Saturday at Irvine Spectrum Grand Opening

The Alley is a Taiwan-based chain that specializes in boba tea, milk tea, tea lattes, and other gourmet beverages.

Finds: Blissful Beige Is All the Rage

Dress head to toe in this neutral shade.

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Food News: Fondue Tuesdays, Thin Mint Lattes, Fat-Washed Cocktails, And More

Our weekly roundup of O.C. food happenings and offerings

Here are Some Prominent O.C. Restaurants That Have Closed Recently

How many of your favorite places are still around?

A Breakdown Of The Carrot Cheesecake From Meet The Source In Costa Mesa

Meet the Source whips up raw, vegan, and gluten-free cakes for every celebration.

CATHY THOMAS & FRIENDS

Memphis Executive Chef Diego Velasco Shares Secrets to Buttermilk Fried Chicken

His ethereal buttermilk fried chicken is served with rustic mashed potatoes, country gravy, and collard greens braised with bacon.

Tavern House Executive Chef Michael Payne Shares Steps for Bright, Tart Salmon Crudo

This dish is bright with blood oranges, pickled red onions, and buttery Castelvetrano olives.

CdM Mixologist Ravin Buzzell Unlocks Secret of Smoke in Old-Fashioned Cocktail

With culinary curiosity and thirst-driven motivation, Buzzell creates unique cocktails.

Sessions Chef Max Schlutz Shares Recipe for Vietnamese-Style Steak Salad

Chef-partner shows off his delectable Vietnamese-themed salad to be featured at the newest location in Fashion Island.

LIFE & STYLE

O.C. Experts Will Compete In This Month’s U.S. Coffee Championships

The national competition comes to O.C. for the second time in its nine-year history, from Feb. 21 through 23 at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Finds: Blissful Beige Is All the Rage

Dress head to toe in this neutral shade.

On the Market: Dana Point Home is a Gourmet Delight

The entry features a 96-bottle glass wine vault that’s temperature controlled. 

TRAVEL

Perfect Getaway: Trade Suburban Life for Birds and the Bay in Los Osos

The wide-open fields of the Los Osos Valley have an isolated, Great Plains majesty.

Perfect Getaway: See What So Many TV Scouts Love About Portland, Oregon

It’s getting more difficult to “Keep Portland Weird”—the city’s motto—but there are still plenty of offbeat places awaiting your arrival.

Perfect Getaway: Palm Springs is Booming Yet Tranquil—Depending on Your Mood

Luxurious lodging options, a diverse dining scene, and plenty of entertainment provide all you need.

FEATURES

Growers Ranch Manager Marco Gomez Retires After 44 Years of Service

He will retire this month after a whopping 44 years helping customers find fresh produce

Pay It Forward: Local Leaders Share Their Favorite O.C. Places

Many people we asked had multiple favorites, and they mentioned other businesses they like. Here are a few.

Local Leaders Share Their Favorite Places To Dine in O.C.

Orange County natives, celebrities, and VIPs told us about their favorite places to dine.

Local Leaders Share Their Favorite Memories at O.C. Places

Orange County natives, celebrities, and VIPs told us about their favorite places in time.

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