Lulu’s Caafe in Rancho Santa Margarita

March 23, 2023

Renowned chef Pascal Olhats has helped consult for Lulu’s Caafe, a new restaurant owned by Mr. Samrat Bhosle and his wife Susan. It is a fine dining-casual restaurant with a relaxing setting open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Rancho Santa Margarita. It mostly served French Cuisine and American favorites. Some of the menu items are influenced by Pascal’s specialty dishes served in his past owned restaurants. Popular dishes include a Lyonnaise omelet, breakfast burrito, brioche French toast, and eggs Benedict for breakfast.For lunch, there’s French onion soup, Croque Monsieur, ham and cheese baguette sandwich, warm baguette French dip sandwich, spinach salad…

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Taco Mesita Brings Gourmet Fast Food to Tustin

March 23, 2023

Taco Mesita comes to the heart of Orange County with a vision to redefine fast food. Its flagship location, which softly opened its doors in early February, is nestled at the gateway of Old Town Tustin – a historic downtown experiencing an exciting revival and growing diversity.The concept was brought to life from a collaboration between award-winning restaurateur, chef Ivan Calderon (founder of Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa) and a next-generation team of blended talent: Calderon’s son and co-founder, Nico, along with distinguished designer and partner, Max Moriyama.Taco Mesita melds tradition with modernity, achieving an unexpected sophistication through its commitment…

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Modern Mexican Palenque Arrives in Orange County

March 17, 2023

Palenque–one of Downtown Riverside’s most popular restaurants and bars in the competitive local modern Mexican scene–just opened in Orange County. The restaurant, originally part of its sister club Mezcal in DTR since 2014, emerged in 2019 as a fully realized vision from Newport Beach-based operator & president Miguel Baeza, who has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.The Costa Mesa restaurant marks Baeza’s first expansion and the second location. Serving dinner nightly and weekend brunch, Palenque presents one of the largest selections of tequila and mezcal in the area with craft cocktails and Mexican dishes in an…

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The Ecology Center’s Spring 2023 Community Table Dinners

March 15, 2023

The Ecology Center, a 28-acre Regenerative Organic Certified™ farm and education center located in San Juan Capistrano, is pleased to present a full schedule of Community Table dinners for the Spring 2023 season.Every Friday from March through May, guests will be able to enjoy a multicourse dinner under the stars featuring a rotating roster of renowned guest chefs who will design an ecological meal utilizing ingredients from the farm cooked over fire for an intimate, family-style feast. “As one of the country's only Regenerative Organic Certified™ farms, we aim to create a partnership between food, our farm, and the community. We allow…

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The Habit Burger St. Patty’s Melt Pop-Up at Chapman Crafted

March 14, 2023

This St. Patrick's Day, Chapman Crafted Beer in Old Towne Orange is hosting an epic soiree featuring the return of The Habit Burger Grill's legendary sandwich, The Patty Melt, The Patron Saint of Sandwiches. Everyone’s going to be feeling lucky this Friday, March 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., when Chapman Crafted offers a special Patty Melt Pilsner, served with The Habit Burger’s Patty Melt and Tempura Green Beers, for only $10! In addition to the Craft Beer-meets-Craft Sandwich deal, guests will have the opportunity to play iconic pub games, win exclusive Patty Melt swag, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with…

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