Table For Ten: Good Food for a Good Cause

By Andy Hume Next spring, one of Orange County’s preeminent culinary events, Table for Ten, will bring together some of Southern California’s best chefs to benefit the longtime, life-changing organization, Make-A-Wish of Orange County & the Inland Empire. Mark your calendars for March 8, 2020, when more than 35 top chefs and a number of exclusive wineries and product sponsors ... Read More »

Food with Heart Restaurants Giving Back

By Andy Hume Perhaps it’s the daily connection to individuals and regular interaction with the community that keeps so many hospitality workers involved in philanthropy. Serving people a nourishing meal can point out just how many are lacking them or those who may need nourishment in other aspects of their lives. In Food with Heart, we highlight two local institutions ... Read More »

20 Places We Love for Date Night in the OC and Long Beach

1. Raya Any date involving a menu from famed Chef Richard Sandoval is sure to shine. Combine that with a dining room complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that grace diners with exquisite seaside views, possible whale sightings, and a lovely spectacle of the nearby Catalina Island, and romance is basically guaranteed. Sandoval’s menu at Raya is in line with the kind ... Read More »

Event Recap: The hottest culinary events we saw this season

By Colin Wrenn 01. LONG BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK AUGUST 3-11 Dine LBC returned for its annual Restaurant Week featuring value-oriented two- and three-course dining menus from dozens of the city’s most exciting eating establishments. Split across 12 neighborhoods, the week-long festivities featured menus from The Kroft, Chianina Steakhouse, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Bite Mi Asian Kitchen, and DOGZ Bar ... Read More »

Hidden Gems in the OC and Long Beach

By Alexis Methven Orange County and Long Beach are about more than beaches, surf, and sunshine (though we do cherish such a lucky quality of life, of course). Just as much, our slice of paradise along the West Coast is about incredible eats that you can’t find anywhere else in the country. And in-between our Michelin-starred sanctuaries sit options that ... Read More »

The Holiday Table

Long Beach and Orange County restaurants that gather the community for the holidays and beyond By Morgan Carter Living in Orange County, we have much to be thankful for. The serene ocean and the never-ending sunshine always seem to top the list, but we must also give thanks for our flourishing restaurant scene. Though we often point to the ingredients ... 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 »

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 »