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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Haven Gastropub Introduces Happy Hour

Haven Gastropub Tops Off Independence Day Weekend with Launch of Happy Hour Menu

Orange, CA (July 2010) – On the heels of launching a summer menu, Haven Gastropub introduces a new all-food Happy Hour menu. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Happy Hour menu will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday, July 5 (Haven will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day). After its launch, the Haven Happy Hour menu will be available Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and nightly from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Happy Hour menu stays true to the concept of serving quality “gourmet comfort food,” including a variety of options for those looking for a snack or a more substantial item, such as the acclaimed Haven Burger. Executive Chef/Partner, Greg Daniels, selected some of the restaurant’s most popular items to feature on the menu.

(full lunch, dinner & late-night menus at

o Chile Relleno – chorizo, rice, pepper jack cheese, pecan crema, roasted corn salad - $6

o Mac n’ Cheese – black truffles, gruyere, fontina, parmesan - $6 (PHOTO ATTACHED)

o Margherita Flatbread – roma tomatoes, basil, mozzarella - $8

o The Haven Burger – picked red onions, roasted red bell peppers, wild arugula, st. agur cheese, served with pommes frites - $8 (PHOTO ATTACHED)

o Pulled Pork Sandwich – bbq-infused roll, chipotle aïoli, warm apple-cabbage slaw, served with pommes frites - $8

As with all menu items at Haven Gastropub, each Happy Hour menu item can be paired with one of the 14 beers always present on draft or one of more than 60 bottled craft beers. Managing Partner/Beverage Director, Wil Dee, adds that many of the items offered pair nicely with Haven’s selection of unique spirits and worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass.

Haven Gastropub’s food and beverage menus can be found online at

Located in the heart of Historic Old Towne Orange, Haven Gastropub is a unique concept where “pub meets gourmet grub.” Recently named “Best New Gastropub” by Draft Magazine, which touted it as one of three new restaurants across the country that have “breathed new life into the old gastropub concept.” Gastropub, a British term blending gastronomy and pub, sprouted in the 1990s and has seen a revival as the idea behind the concept was to provide a place where friends and family could gather in a warm comfortable setting and enjoy good conversation with quality food and spirited libations. Haven boasts 14 beers on draft and more than 60 bottled craft beers. In addition, Haven serves more than 50 specialty single-malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons; and a worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. Almost every dish on the menu has a beer or wine pairing suggestion.

The menu, created by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels, offers a blend of old world European fare with a modern American twist. Under the tutelage of Pascal Olhats of Tradition by Pascal, and then on to Napa Rose with Andrew Sutton, Chef Daniels learned what it means to feed people great food. The result is a refreshing combination of treasured dishes from across the pond fused with familiar stateside staples from the Pulled-Pork Sandwich served on a barbeque sauce-infused roll and pan-seared Hangar Steak with herbed compound butter, to Mac n’ Cheese with black truffles and hearty Chicken n’ Waffles served with housemade hot sauce and bärenjäger maple syrup.

Each menu item is made using farm-to-table fresh ingredients with dishes prepared entirely from scratch, including the award-winning Haven Burger, piled high with roasted red bell peppers, wild arugula, pickled red onions and St. Agur blue cheese; and housemade Salt & Vinegar Chips of red wine vinegar and sea salt and truffle fries served with garlic aïoli dipping sauce or housemade ketchup, also Haven’s own. The affordably priced menu ($5-$20), will also entice with a full selection of delectable desserts, including noteworthy ice creams flavors, including candied bacon, salted caramel and tobacco-infused.

Paired to elevate and complement the overall dining experience, handcrafted microbrews including Belgian varieties are offered alongside a distinct selection of boutique wines, scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. No less than fourteen handcrafted beers flow on regularly rotating taps, including offerings from such breweries as Mikkeller, Brewdog, Stone, Russian River, and The Bruery.

Haven Gastropub is located at 190 South Glassell Street in Old Towne Orange. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. Walk-ins welcome. For more information or to make reservations, call 714.221.0680 or visit (on Facebook,

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