Something to Chew On!

Every year, Zov Karamardian sponsors a delicious and fun Culinary Concert benefiting the James Beard Foundation, where she invites some of the culinary world's most exciting personalities. And every year, we wonder who she'll bring on next. Now we know.

An Orange County Saturday Event For Every Month of the Year

Pencil in these fun O.C. events for Saturday!

Everything’s Coming Up Gold at the Golden Foodie Awards

We're told that a hundred tickets are still available for O.C.'s red-carpet Golden Foodie Awards, and you can get them starting on Aug. 3. If rubbing elbows with the foodie elite of Orange County isn't lure enough for you, please note the following delectable sips and sweets that are in store at the Sept. 28th soiree. You might call them "golden."

CHEERS! to the New OC Cocktail Week

Coming soon: a way to make your happy hour a little happier! Following the highly popular OC Restaurant Week, Orange County will experience its first OC Cocktail Week, March 2 through 8. The week-long event will show off the work of talented bartenders, and give foodies and spirit connoisseurs a new platform to experiment with tastings and pairings.

From Surf to 70mm to the South Pacific, Orange County Legend Featured at Newport...

Locals will get the rare chance to celebrate an Orange County film legend this month when the Newport Beach Film Festival spotlights the work of Laguna Beach's Greg MacGillivray and MacGillivray-Freeman Films, one of the world’s foremost independent producers and distributors of giant-screen 70mm films with 37 films for IMAX and other giant-screen theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its bigger-than-life films have won numerous international awards, including two Academy Award nominations, and had three of its films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame.

Serene Sky Boutique + Manna Kadar got Your Holiday Beauty Fix

It's holiday party time, people, and this is no time to bring anything less than your style A-game. Lucky for you, we have the...

Five Reasons for the Asian Crime Wave

One of the great things about my side job as a crime novelist is the chance to commune and commiserate with others who are struggling along the same difficult path to publication. That's why I urge all aspiring mystery writers to attend the annual joint meeting of two local mystery-writing organizations — O.C. Sisters in Crime, and SoCal Mystery Writers of America — in Irvine on Sunday, August 24.

Top Things To Do in O.C. This Week (Sept. 24-30)

Our weekly roundup of events including Roy Wood Jr.'s one-hour stand-up special "No One Loves You!"
golden foodie awards winners

And the Winners Are …

Drumroll please ... The Golden Foodie Awards, one of OC's most prominent culinary events, have named their annual winners! A handful of the categories...

It’s Greek to Me!

If gyros, stuffed grape leaves, spanakopita, and an abundance of wine are on your list of favorite things, Orange County's 36th annual "A Taste of Greece" festival is the place to be June 27 through 29th at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine. The festival is a Greek party: live music, authentic Greek dancing lessons—the wine will help with that—and boutique booths reminiscent of the Plaka, a well-known historical neighborhood of Athens. You'll even find authentic recipes for traditional Greek dishes, delicious pastries, and a wine "Taverna" offering Greek wine and beer.