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Thursday, August 19, 2010

SOL Cocina Adopts Charity Food Truck For OC Foodie Fest | AUG 28

Chef Deborah Schneider to serve as Guest Chef for ‘Cart for a Cause’
to raise funds for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Newport Beach, AUGUST 2010 – SOL Cocina’s Executive Chef Deborah Schneider will join the ranks of prominent chefs who have partnered with Cart for a Cause to raise money for the St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels program when she jumps into the driver’s seat of her own food truck for the day on Saturday, August 28 at the OC Foodie Fest. This one-day gourmet food truck event at the Honda Center in Anaheim will feature Southern California’s most popular mobile eats combined with a unique forum to showcase local entertainment & shopping to help support local charities.

Dubbed by Chef Schneider as “SOL on a roll,” for $5, guests may enjoy Chef Schneider’s Carnitas SOL (street tacos with carnitas, tomatillo salsa, chicharron and avocado ~ PHOTO ATTACHED), as well as Ceviche SOL. Each meal will be served with FIJI Water, POM tea or POM Juice and a snack.

“I have always joked about having my own food truck and now SOL Cocina will have one as it is the only restaurant in Orange County to participate in this event by going mobile for a day,” commented Chef Deborah Schneider. “Cart For A Cause is a well-run nonprofit program benefiting St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, so I am more than happy to be a part of this cause and donate the proceeds from our $5 meal to help feed homebound senior citizens.”

More information on Chef Schneider and Cart for a Cause at the OC Foodie Fest, please visit the event site:

In addition to her role as Executive Chef/Partner at SOL Cocina in Newport Beach, Chef Deb is the author of four cookbooks, including Amor y Tacos, ¡Baja! Cooking on the Edge, and the James Beard-nominated Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta.

SOL Cocina is a unique restaurant and bar celebrating traditional Baja cuisine with a fresh, modern interpretation. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL features old world charm juxtaposed with an urban comfort, including an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that mimics the Baja taco bar. SOL offers a decadent menu of the freshest seasonal ingredients and authentic Mexican flavors, along with a vibrant bar that honors the flavors of the Baja region with artisan tequilas and mezcals.

Located at 251 E. Coast Highway at the Balboa Marina, SOL is open daily for Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Dinner (Mon-Wed 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Thurs-Sun 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.), Happy Hour (3 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily; bar open till 2 a.m. daily), Late-Night Dining (11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thurs-Sat), and Weekend Brunch (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday). Private Room available.

For more information, call 949.675.9800 or visit

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