Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Eve and Black Friday Whiskey Special

November 22, 2021

At Lido Bottle Works in Newport Beach, Executive Chef Joel Gutierrez is celebrating Thanksgiving with a Thanksgiving Eve Gnocchi Special. The dish features turkey confit, handmade sweet potato gnocchi, braised chard, pickled cranberries & brown butter jus!Available 4 p.m.- closed Wed., Nov. 24 only!Reservations: LidoBottleWorks.comHappy Hour: 4 to 6 p.m. Lido Bottle Works is at 3408 Via Oporto #103 in Newport Beach. 949.529.2784LIMITED BLACK FRIDAY WHISKEY SPECIAL at CRAFT HOUSE, Dana PointCraft House will have a unique Black Friday offering on Friday for whiskey lovers! The restaurant, with over 160 bottles of whiskey in its collection, will have 50 available bottles of…

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The Pike Restaurant & Bar Brings Back the ‘Turkurrito’

November 21, 2021

Leave it to Chris Reece to create the “Turkurrito,” a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner wrapped in a tortilla. The former Social Distortion drummer and owner of The Pike Restaurant & Bar along Retro Row in Long Beach is offering the burrito for a limited time only for $16.95. A vegan option is available as well.  The Turkurrito features slices of deep-fried turkey with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla.  “Some might think Thanksgiving dinner served burrito-style is an acquired taste,” said Reece, who is a hands-on restaurateur and often seen behind the bar much to the delight…

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Polly’s Pies Start Three-Day Baking Marathon Thanksgiving Week

November 19, 2021

For 72 non-stop hours, beginning Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 24, the ovens at Polly’s Pies will be going non-stop with bakers working round-the-clock to fulfill more than 53,000 pie orders just in time for Thanksgiving. In addition, the culinary team will also be fulfilling some 20,000 take-home orders. “Thanksgiving is our Super Bowl on steroids,” said James Kaa, president, and CEO of the 53-year-old restaurant brand that opened its first location in Fullerton, California. “During Thanksgiving week, we have three baking teams that do nothing but make and bake pies for the 72 consecutive hours with morning, mid-day, and overnight…

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Give Thanks For Great Thanksgiving Dining Options

November 19, 2021

Too busy to cook this Thanksgiving? Leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy a fresh turkey dinner and all of the trimmings at one of these top local restaurants.  The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH This Thanksgiving, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering a prix-fixe menu with traditional Thanksgiving options, along with Winery favorites, on Thursday, November 25 from Noon to 8 p.m. The 3-course meal begins with the choice of Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, The Winery House Salad, Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli, or Organic Heirloom Tomatoes & Fresh Burrata. Entrée selections include the choice of Traditional Maple-Glazed…

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Sweetfin, Chef-Driven, California Inspired Poke Opens in OC

November 08, 2021

Sweetfin has officially opened its doors in The OC! Sweetfin’s newest store is located at East 17th St. in Costa Mesa. Since 2015, Sweetfin has been on a mission to fuel life through freshness with their healthful, gluten-free, and chef-driven poke and plant-based bowls. The fast-casual restaurant serves up both customizable and Signature Bowls from a menu created by Chef Dakota Weiss and strives to provide a culinary experience that is fresh, accessible, and naturally crave-able. After visiting the Islands, founders Alan Nathan, Seth Cohen, and Brett Nestadt were inspired to bring the authentic Hawaiian dish to Los Angeles, but with a…

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