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Food with Heart

Chef Keith Prante Giving back with Haute Productions Events and Catering By Matt kiroucPhotography by Bob Hodson Dishes like risotto, chicken marsala, and s’mores are all classic comfort foods—but in the hands of Chef Keith Prante, they’re examples of ways that food can comfort on a deeper level. As the chef/owner of Haute Productions Events and Catering in Laguna Hills, ... Read More »

Event Recap

OC’s culinary events kept it hot this season By Morgan Carter 01. OC Chef’s Table March 3 Forty-two top chefs and 400 attendees gathered at Disneyland® Resort and took a seat to tackle homelessness during the Illumination Foundation’s OC Chef’s Table. The magic was definitely alive and well as the gala raised more than a million dollars geared toward breaking ... Read More »

New to Orange County and Long Beach

SOCIAL HUNTINGTON BEACH {21214 Beach Boulevard, Huntington} SOCIAL Restaurant Group’s latest new-American dining concept, SOCIAL Huntington Beach, offers chef and ingredient-focused dinner, brunch, late-night bites, and creative cocktails. Huntington Beach native and corporate executive chef of SOCIAL Restaurant Group, Jeffrey Boullt, brings crowd favorites from SOCIAL Costa Mesa to the Huntington Beach community while presenting a distinctive flare, drawing influence ... Read More »

Chef Masters

The “culinary for a good cause” event of the year welcomes you back By Sarah Carpenter | Photography by Bob Hodson Californians and beyond have the opportunity to uplift the reach of the Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC), while filling their plates with dishes crafted by the hands and hearts of more than 30 of Southern California’s top chefs. Spanning four ... Read More »

30 Things We Love About Summer in the OC and Long Beach

In no particular order Dinner Offerings at Outpost Kitchen For the first time since its inception in 2015, Outpost Kitchen has expanded its hours and menu. The Aussie eatery in Costa Mesa known for its vibrant and seasonal breakfast and lunch menus, has begun serving weeknight dinner. Restaurateur Jay Lewis and Executive Chef David Osborn have put together a new ... Read More »

Casual Gourmet – Orange County’s Inspired Fast-Casual Revolution

Roasted chicken sandwich with beet salad and kombucha on tap By andy hume | Photography by Bob Hodson There’s a revolution going on in the Orange County food scene; an upgrade to what we’ve come to know as “fast-casual.” New concepts are popping up and maturing around Southern California that combine the convenience of fast-casual with high-quality menu items, advanced ... Read More »

Raise a Glass to SoCal’s Top Craft Beers and Tacos at Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Powered by Gringo Bandito Doheny State Beach – Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7 Craft Beer, Mouthwatering Tacos, Lucha Libre Style Wrestling Headlined by The Offspring and Flogging Molly Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito returns to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California for its sixth year on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, bringing craft beer, ... Read More »

DiningOut Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at Long Beach’s Queen Mary

Spring brings new life, a renewal, and some of the greatest traditions around the world. On March 16th, the St. Patrick’s Day Eve Pub Stroll debuted aboard a new venue, The Queen Mary in Long Beach. A deep sense of history strikes upon first boarding the ship but quickly gives way to Irish folk music and gathered comradery while waking ... Read More »

Join DiningOut Orange County as OCWineFest Returns to A Stone’s Throw Winery in San Juan Capistrano for 2nd Annual Festival

Come sip through some of the world’s best wines at the historic property, and support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kids Konnected and the Swanner House Restoration Foundation OCWineFest returns to San Juan Capistrano March 9 and 10, to sip for a cause, bringing top wineries into one location for two days of wine tasting and wine education on the ... Read More »

Small but Mighty

The OC Brewers Guild on the County’s Budding Brewing Scene By Morgan Carter In the old days, thousands migrated to bountiful California with the prospect of finding gold. To this day, many still flock to our shores for gold, well, liquid gold that is, scouring the land for sudsy amber ales and hoppy IPAs. Over the course of the past ... Read More »