Top Picks for Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2017

Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2017 is finally here and I couldn't be more excited. I absolutely love Restaurant Week! It is the perfect opportunity to re-visit some of my favorite restaurants and experience some I've never tried before. This year I've decided I'm...

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Top 5 Orange County Holiday Events in 2016

Tis the season for my top 5 Orange County Holiday Events for 2016. You will definitely not want to miss these awesome events. I hope to see you there! 13th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival: November 14th-20th We just had the Newport Beach Wine & Food...

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Upcoming Events

  • The Annual Taste of Huntington Beach at HB Sports Complex

    The Taste of Huntington Beach, taking place from 11am-2pm, will showcase the best local culinary talents and the region’s top wineries and breweries. For one all-inclusive price, attendees enjoy unlimited samples and sips from some of the area’s finest establishments. All proceeds from the event go to the Children’s Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library.

    Ticket are only $70 GA and $90 VIP (includes exclusive reception between 11am-12pm, VIP Tote, Plate, Free Valet & Early entry into main tasting tent)

    Tickets can be purchased at

  • 2017 SIP Awards Spirits Tasting at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach 1-5pm

    Join us for our annual Spirits Tasting at Hyatt in Newport Beach, CA. Taste and evaluate over 30+ spirits from all over the world while enjoying the beautiful Newport Beach venue.

    Over 30+ beverage samples to evaluate in a blind tasting, Learn how to effectively taste fine spirits from Professor Neat (George Manska), A variety of appetizers will be served, Many chances to win prizes and gifts throughout the event, Social Media Wall and contests, and DJ and professional photographers. A very fun and unique experience.
    Tickets are only $35 – $60 and can be purchased here

  • OC SUMMERFEST 2017 by OC WEEKLY at Newport Dunes

    OC Weekly is throwing their annual Summerfest and this year the VIP experience includes a farm to table tasting tent and cocktail contest. Attendees can celebrate the Annual OC Weekly Summer Edition with live music headlined by Pacific Dub and featuring The Simpkin Project, Wheeland Brothers and the winner of OC Weekly’s Pick the Band contest, Minor Strut.

    GA Presale are only $15 and VIP Presale are only $40
    For tickets and more information, you can visit their site here.


    Enjoy the most accomplished Winemakers, Chefs, and Culinary Talent in a breathtaking setting. This festival delivers with Summer Inspired Tastings, Exquisite Wines, Hand Crafted Cocktails and Culinary Entertainment on the scenic waterfront stretch of the upper Newport Bay in Orange County, California.

    For more info & tickets visit

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