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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There is a Land of Christmas Fun and Amazement at The Queen Mary’s Chill

The Queen Mary's Chill is the perfect Holiday event to let loose and let out your inner kid.There was just no shortage of things to do. Even in my 4 hours at the media night opening, I still didn't get a chance to do everything I wanted.

  • 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.

  • OrangeCoast Magazine’s Best of 2017 Party at Rancho Las Lomas, July 13th

    I had such an amazing time at OrangeCoast Magazines 2017 Best Restaurants event that their parties have easily become my favorite events to attend. Every year they throw a “Best of” party and their events always showcase very high-end restaurants that do not skimp at all on their samplings. Their last event had an amazing Pork Belly served by Mix Mix Kitchen that was easily what I’ve paid for a $15 appetizer at other restaurants. This event is extra special as you escape to the Orange Coast oasis to help celebrate the BEST in Orange County. Indulge in tastings from over 30 restaurants and eateries named to Orange Coast Magazine’s Best of 2017 list and special Hall of Famers. The night takes place at and benefits the famous Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation. Tropical paradise attire suggested. For more information, please contact Traci Takeda 949-648-5966

    Tickets are only $50 and info will be listed on!


    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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