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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Here's an awesome forward from the lovely Mona.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the kick-off,
so tip one back for me if you're lucky enough to go.

Look forward to a few blogs from me by the end of
OC Wine Week and OC Beer Week ;D

Two New Events Debut in OC!
OC Wine Week Begins This Weekend!

OC WINE WEEK: September 25 – October 1, 2011
OC BEER WEEK: October 2 – 8, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., September 2011 - The Orange County Restaurant Association debuts two new events this weekend: OC Wine Week, September 25th through October 1st, and OC Beer Week, October 2nd through October 8th. These back-to-back weeklong events will be similar to Restaurant Week with great menus from Orange County’s top restaurants, but will also offer fantastic wine and beer pairing options at unbeatable prices.

Following are confirmed to participate in both events (menus are posted online at,
the official site for both events):

o 6ix Park Grill
o Alcatraz Brewing Company
o Auld Dubliner Irish Pub
o Anaheim White House
o Andrei's
o AnQi
o Avanti Cafe
o Bacchus Secret Cellar
o Bayside
o Bistango
o Buffalo Wild Wings
o Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant
o Brasserie Pascal
o Brix Brews
o Canyon Restaurant
o Capital Grille
o Catal and Uva Bar
o Chapter One
o Charlie Palmer
o CLAES Ovation
o Clancy's Clubhouse
o Crow Burger Kitchen
o Enne Cucina Italiana
o French 75
o GG's Bistro
o Great Maple
o Harborside Restaurant
o Haven Gastropub
o Hooter's
o House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer
o House of Blues
o JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
o Katsuya
o Kimera
o K'ya Bistro
o K'ya Street Fare
o Leatherby's
o Luggatti's
o Lulu's Creperie Cafe
o Maggiano's Little Italy
o Matador Cantina
o Marrakesh
o Mayur Cuisine of India
o Memphis at the Santora
o Mozambique
o Nello Cucina
o Newport Beach Brewing Co.
o Newport Landing
o Nieuport 17
o Nirvana Grille
o OC Brewhouse
o O'Neill's Bar & Grill
o Orange Hill Restaurant
o Orea Taverna & Wine Bar
o Pablos
o Phans 55 Irvine | Fullerton
o Pinot Provence
o Pizzeria Ortica
o Primecut Cafe
o Quattro Cafe
o RA Sushi
o Red Table Restaurant
o Riptide Rockin' Sushi & Teppan Grills
o Royal Khyber
o Ruth's Chris Steak House Irvine | Anaheim
o Sage
o Savannah Chop House
o Signature Kitchen
o Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar
o Simply Fondue
o SOL Cocina
o Splashes
o Starfish
o Sundried Tomato
o taco asylum
o Tapas Restaurant
o The Cannery
o The Crow Bar and Kitchen
o The Deck on Laguna
o The Derby Deli and Dueling Piano Bar
o The Dock
o The Loft
o The Melting Pot
o The Pint House
o The Porch
o The Ritz Restaurant & Garden
o Tommy Bahama Island Grille
o Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach Bar & Grill
o Tradition by Pascal
o True Food Kitchen
o Tusca
o Wine Lab
o Yard House | Multiple Locations
o Zimzala

“Our goal is to keep things fresh, fun and delicious, so it seemed natural to shake things up by producing an event that builds on the success of OC Restaurant Week with fabulous wine and beer pairings,” commented Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association. “The back-to-back weeks of wine and beer fun will offers options for every taste and budget so that those interested may take advantage of amazing deals at the best restaurants in OC and maybe even try new restaurants. Really, there will be something for everyone!”

The unique culinary celebration will replace the fall OC Restaurant Week with prix-fixe menus and wine-pairing options during OC Wine Week, September 25th through October 1st. Immediately following will be OC Beer Week, October 2nd through October 8th with equally interesting beer offerings throughout the county.

Presenting sponsors for the 2011 OC Wine Week and OC Beer Week include Orange Coast Magazine, Cox Wireless, OC Metro, LA Times, M Magazine, Socal PBS, Playlist 92.7 FM, Moxxe PR, Greer’s OC, DiningOut Magazine, OCStandard, OpenTable, and OCfoodies. For general information, or to learn about participation or sponsorship opportunities for the Orange County Restaurant Association, please visit

For more information, contact: Mona Shah, Moxxe PR at +1 818 749 1931 or

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today's livingsocial deal: (50%OFF) One Ticket to the OC Wine and Beer Week Kickoff Party

Alrighty! So I'm a little late to actually posting this one, and there are only 6 MORE HOURS! to get this deal, but livingsocial has a 50% off savings for one ticket to the OC Wine and Beer Week Kickoff Party! WOOO HOOO!!

Here's their link in case anybody is interested:

OC Restaurant Association
One Ticket to the OC Wine and Beer Week Kickoff Party

If it makes you melancholy that happy hour ends on Friday, uncork today's deal and spend the weekend rubbing elbows with a bevy of beer buffs and wine aficionados at the OC Wine and Beer Week kickoff party. With today's deal, pay $15 (regularly $30) for one ticket to this Saturday, September 24 boozy block party at The District in Tustin. Your ticket includes admission to the 4- to 7-p.m. event, a Tustin District commemorative glass, wine stopper, and eight pours of wine and beer -- plus live music on two stages. Knock back Lagunitas and Shock Top, sip West Coast wines like Cambria and Freemark Abbey, and mow down a mélange of munchies from local eateries. Tickets are limited, and proceeds benefit the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation; so nip this half-off deal in the bud(weiser) before last call.

2437 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782

The Fine Print
Buy as many as you like • Limit one voucher per person per event • Present your voucher and receive a "Tustin District" commemorative glass, LS wine stopper and 8-10 pours of wine/beer, food and live music • Entire value must be used in a single visit • No refunds will be given if the event is missed • Other conditions apply • PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 24, 2011

Want more? Check out OC Wine and Beer Week on Facebook.