HopScotch Announces Its Inaugural Summer Cocktail Menu – June, 2013

  The Seasonal Offering Includes Seven Crafted Cocktails With Flavor Profiles Ranging From Sweet and Tart to Smokey and Savory   HopScotch, Orange County’s premier destination for crafted cocktails, small-batch whiskey, and culinary American cuisine, is pleased to introduce its Summer Crafted Cocktail Menu, developed by Director of Libations, James Wood. Scheduled to debut Friday,Continue reading “HopScotch Announces Its Inaugural Summer Cocktail Menu – June, 2013”

The Hunt for Great Fried Clams Around New England Leads to J.T. Farnham's – Essex, MA

Recently Kim and I took a foodie tour from Maine, to Boston, through Cape Cod and Rhode Island. As you can probably imagine we had a lot of wonderful food and drinks. One thing we looked forward to and tried at many places were fried clams. These were whole belly fried clams versus clam stripsContinue reading “The Hunt for Great Fried Clams Around New England Leads to J.T. Farnham's – Essex, MA”

OC Weekly's Summer Fest 2013 – Sunday, June 9, 2013

OC Weekly proudly invites you to the 2013 Summer Fest, presented by the Surfrider Foundation & Finlandia Vodka, on Sunday, June 6, 2013 from 11am to 5pm at Newport Dunes! This event joins together live musical performances, local retailers, contests, games, prizes, outdoor activities, and a day full of fun! Join us as we celebrateContinue reading “OC Weekly's Summer Fest 2013 – Sunday, June 9, 2013”

Wild Goose for Tornado Relief – May 21, 2013 – Costa Mesa, CA

To aid in the efforts to help all the families who have lost loved ones and the hundreds who lost their homes in the devastating Texas and Oklahoma tornadoes, Wild Goose Tavern in Costa Mesa is donating 100% of its total sales today.  All food and drink sales will be donated to the Orange CountyContinue reading “Wild Goose for Tornado Relief – May 21, 2013 – Costa Mesa, CA”

OC Wine Mart hosts Justin Vineyards & B. toffee for Tasting Event – Friday, June 7th

Orange County’s B. toffee and the OC Wine Mart in Irvine are teaming up to bring you a luxury toffee and wine tasting experience featuring wines from Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles. On Friday, June 7th, guests are invited to explore the flavor profiles of handcrafted toffee and artisanal cheese, with fine California wines, inContinue reading “OC Wine Mart hosts Justin Vineyards & B. toffee for Tasting Event – Friday, June 7th”

Tickets Still Available: Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach Hosts Annual Culinary Event on June 2, 2013

THE HOTTEST CHEFS COOK TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN ORANGE COUNTY AND ACROSS AMERICA Laguna Beach, CA… Hot chefs, restaurants, and mixologists will gather for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, the city’s premier culinary benefit. Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach will raise critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s® efforts toContinue reading “Tickets Still Available: Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach Hosts Annual Culinary Event on June 2, 2013”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #050513 Cinco de Mayo Strawberry Meyer Lemon Tequila Cocktail

Happy Cinco de Mayo! What better way to celebrate than with a tequila-based craft cocktail. Here is one we put together to battle those mad margaritas out there. It is fresh, fruity, citrusy and if you use an incredible tequila like we did, super smooth. Please let us know what you think. We are learningContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #050513 Cinco de Mayo Strawberry Meyer Lemon Tequila Cocktail”

Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2

The grand tasting was held at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles, a 724-acre property, horse farm and event venue. The grand tasting was in one of the barns andset up so each of the 16 Paso CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective memberwineries were stationed in separate stalls pouring their best wines. Many of them hadContinue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2”

Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1

Day two of the CABs of Distinction event started with a winemaker panel discussion moderated by Steve Heimoff, California editor of Wine Enthusiast and a tasting of the panelists’ signature wines. Panelists included: Gary Eberle, owner/enologist of Eberle Winery Scott Shirley, winemaker for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Kevin Willenborg, winemaker for Vina Robles Steve Peck,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1”

Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1

We were invited to the inaugural CABs of Distinction event created by the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC), a grass-roots collaboration of wineries to create better awareness of the Cabernet and Bordeaux varietals produced in the Paso Robles appellation. Current members include: ADELAIDA Cellars, B&E Vineyard, Chateau Margene, DAOU Vineyards & Winery,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1”