This Week’s O.C. Food News (Nov. 16 to 22)

Seared ahi tuna at Glasspar; Photograph courtesy of Outshine PR

From family-style takeout meals to Glasspar’s new seasonal items, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.


Blu Skybar
Raddison Blu Anaheim
Besides stunning rooftop views of O.C., the restaurant and bar features an indoor-outdoor space and serves tapas-style dishes paired with a cocktail menu that reflects the food’s Spanish influence. Executive chef Edgar Beas was inspired by his time working at three Michelin-starred Martin Berasategui in Spain.


Dana Point
The seafood stunner is debuting a new, seasonal menu with items such as seared ahi tuna with Madras curry couscous and star anise carrot puree, and seared Nordic salmon with melted leeks, squid ink gnocchi, and saffron. Every Monday is industry night, with specials for hospitality employees (30 percent discount on food, $10 cocktails, and 50 percent off beer, wine, and champagne by the glass).

Grater’s Grilled Cheese
Huntington Beach
Before or after a session on the waves, surfers can enjoy a free side with the purchase of any two sandwiches. Just bring your surfboard or come in wearing your wetsuit.

Fountain Valley and Costa Mesa
The Korean fried chicken restaurant is offering a family meal for $34. It includes 12 wings, six drumsticks, two sides (coleslaw and fries), and your choice of fried or white rice.

Buena Park
Get some of the bakery’s most popular items delivered. Items such as turkey and gravy potato balls, cheese rolls, and guava and cheese strudels come frozen and ready-to-bake.

Chato’s Bar and Grill
Santa Ana
Pick up a family-style taco meal with chopped salad, 12 tortillas, two pounds of protein (your choice of steak, chicken, or al pastor), 16-ounce sides of rice and beans, and 8-ounce containers of red and green salsa. $55, serves four. In-house delivery is available.


Nov. 20
Knife Pleat
Costa Mesa
Dine on the open-air patio to enjoy a curated menu of dishes including Maine lobster soup, Diver scallops, and Crescent Farm duck. $175 per guest plus $105 for wine pairings.

For a list of O.C. restaurants offering Thanksgiving to-go specials, head to

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