Dine, Play & Make Memories as you Experience the Flavors of Fall at The District Tustin! 

October 04, 2023

It’s one of our favorite times of the year at The District, where the flavors of fall come alive in dishes and beverages at our many eateries! This month, we’re excited to welcome our Fall Cocktail Tour with libations created by some of the best mixologists around, complete with food pairings and extraordinary desserts featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. 

Of course, we all look forward to the return of Pumpkin Spice everything, but also the many other flavors prevalent this time of year – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves come alive in warm, cozy beverages, and the autumn harvest brings apples, plums,candle-making and pears baked into our favorite pies.

Treat your palate to the distinct flavors of fall throughout the month of October in special cocktails, as well as fall-inspired food pairings and desserts, at the following Fall Cocktail Tour participating restaurants:

  • Bar Louie
  • Casa Del Sol Cocina Mexicana
  • Dolce Gelato - sweets bonus! "Things that Go Bump in the Night!"
  • Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
  • Luna Rossa Ristorante
  • Prego Restaurant
  • RAKKAN Ramen
  • RA Sushi Bar
  • The Winery Restaurant
  • The Yellow Chilli

Explore to see the delicious hand-crafted libations and foods that each restaurant has created for the season, and make plans to explore the special offerings with friends, co-workers, and loved ones! The District offers many possibilities to create a fun day or night out –entertainment options include AMC Tustin 14 with its heated recliners and reserved seating, and Bowlero’s combined bowling, arcade and sports bar offerings. Guests can make plans to unleash their inner artist at Pinot’s Palette’s paint nights with select wines by the glass, and the newly opened Thee Candle Lab, a unique, artisan candle store and a fun candle making experiment that offers specialty cocktails to complete the experience!

There’s so much to see, taste, and create at The District!

2437 Park Ave. in Tustin.


Puesto Celebrates National Taco Day with Golden Tickets

October 03, 2023

In celebration of National Taco Day on October 4th, Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar is hosting a special event where guests have a chance to win a Puesto Golden Ticket—a ticket that holds a $50 gift card! On this day, Puesto will randomly attach a Golden Ticket to the bottom of three-taco plates ordered for dine-in service. This exciting promotion will run throughout the day at all three Puesto locations in Orange County, as long as the supply of Golden Tickets lasts.

Puesto currently offers the following taco options, each served on a handmade, organic, non-GMO corn tortilla:

CHICKEN AL PASTOR – crispy melted cheese, braised free range Jidori chicken, hibiscus & chipotle tinga, avocado, piña habanero pico (GF)

SPRING LAMB BARBACOA – traditionally braised leg of lamb, mint avocado salsa, nopales pico, herb salad (GF)

TAMARINDO SHRIMP – crispy shrimp, tamarindo-chile sauce, classic guacamole (GF)

BAJA FISH – Puesto beer battered local line-caught fish, shredded cabbage, classic guacamole, crema, Morita salsa

SHORT RIB QUESABIRRIA – crispy melted cheese, Jalisco salsa, pickled radish, classic guacamole (GF)

RIBEYE – marinated ribeye, asada pico, tomatillo-árbol salsa, queso fresco

FILET MIGNON – crispy melted cheese, marinated filet mignon, avocado, spicy pistachio serrano salsa (N)

CARNITAS – crispy melted cheese, traditionally braised Salmon Creek Farms pork, tomatillo salsa, avocado (GF)

POZOLE – crispy melted cheese, braised Salmon Creek Farms pork, avocado, cabbage, radish, cilantro, crunchy hominy (GF)

MUSHROOM – crispy melted cheese, garlic braised seasonal mushrooms, pickled onions, stone fruit serrano salsa, hearts on fire (GF, V)

VERDURAS – crispy melted cheese, rajas, tatume squash, papas, corn & tomato, nopales, avocado, jalapeño, zucchini blossom (GF, V)

Guests can enhance their National Taco Day celebrations by adding a signature cocktail from Puesto’s craft bar program, which features freshly squeezed juices, house-made sodas, and a curated list of agave spirits (tequilas, mezcals, sotols, bacanoras & raicillas) sourced from throughout Mexico.

Find Puesto’s menu, Orange County locations, and hours online at


Ohana Mai Tai Fundraiser All October

October 01, 2023

A coalition of nearly 20 generous Orange County restaurants have banded together for a delectable cause—the Ohana Mai Tai fundraiser. This initiative aims to extend support to their colleagues in Lahaina who endured the devastating wildfires in August. Throughout the month of October, these establishments will generously contribute 100% of the proceeds from Mai Tai sales to the Legacy of Aloha Foundation.

The kind-hearted participating restaurants in Huntington Beach encompass:

  • Brant Kitchen & Bar, located at 21058 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Dos Amigos Cantina, situated at 21022 Brookhurst Street
  • Duke’s, situated at 317 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Johnny’s Saloon, found at 17428 Beach Boulevard
  • Longboard Restaurant & Pub, situated at 217 Main Street
  • Mama’s Comfort Food + Craft Cocktails, located at 21022 Beach Boulevard
  • Matter of Craft,  at 21022 Beach Boulevard
  • Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge at the Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, located at 21100 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Ola Mexican Kitchen, situated at 21040 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Pacific Hideaway at the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort, situated at 500 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Sandy’s Beach Shack, situated at 315 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Surf City Ale House Kitchen + Bar, found at 301 Main Street
  • Triple Crown Tavern, located at 714 East Adams

Participating restaurants in Newport Beach include:

  • The Cannery, situated at 3010 Lafayette Avenue
  • Louie’s by the Bay, located at 2801 West Coast Highway

Additionally, participating restaurants in Seal Beach and Costa Mesa are as follows:

  • Mahé, located at 1400 Pacific Coast Highway (Seal Beach)
  • Three-13 Bar, located at 820 West 19th Street (Costa Mesa)
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