Grateful Table

A community serving those who serve By Andy Hume This past October, Orange County residents came out to support local restaurant workers at the 2019 Grateful Table® event put on by the California Restaurant Association. Sharing one table, 10 chefs and 160 food-loving locals bore witness to the season’s greatest meal at the OC Fair & Event Center and raised ... 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 »

Your First Mates in Dining

Waterline and A&O Kitchen+Bar at Balboa Bay Resort

 Meet your two new best friends: Waterline Newport Beach and A&O Kitchen+Bar. Why should they be your go-to culinary companions? For one, they cook up delicious food at all hours of the day at prices that beat many comparable experiences in the Newport Beach area. Take the Sunday brunch, for example—bottomless mimosas, a farmers’ market display, pastries, a raw bar, ... Read More »

New in Town

New restaurant openings in Fall 2014

Crowded lounge with blue lights

A&O Kitchen + Bar {Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach; 949.630.4285} Well, it’s official: gastropub culture has officially made its mark on the Newport Beach restaurant scene. And good thing, because we sure do love that warm embrace of rustic wood accents, communal dining, and creative, handcrafted cocktails. Welcome to A&O Kitchen + Bar, the newest resident ... Read More »

Four Score and Seven Meals Ago …

The dish on President Lincoln

 By Maya Silver | Editor  “My childhood’s home I see again, And sadden with the view … The very spot where grew the bread That formed my bones, I see. How strange, old field, on thee to tread, And feel I’m part of thee!” —Abraham Lincoln, 1846 It all began in a one-room cabin in Indiana that served as a ... Read More »