Month: January 2018

Taco Maria on OC Weekly’s List Most Delicious Food You Can Find on a Tortilla in Orange County

Carlos Salgado’s cuisine not only challenges preconceptions of Mexican food, but it also pushing the “alta cocina” movement forward. Salgado serves fresh ingredients while preserving emotional Mexican flavors. And if that’s not chingon enough, he’s partnered up with Masienda, the leading importers and purveyors of heirloom Latin ingredients and non-GMO maize, on a mission to elevate the tortilla by educating consumers and working with small farming communities to bring forth the real flavor, aroma and taste of corn. The next time you question why his tacos are $14 to $18 per pair, know he’s offering you a better product that supports our local farmers’ markets, purveyors of humanely raised meats and sustainable fishing practices.

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EVENTS FOR JANUARY

Mark your calendars for exciting events happening this January at SOCO and The OC Mix!

 

EVERY SATURDAY@ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


For more info, visit www.farmermark.com

JANUARY 13 @ 10:00 AM—JANUARY 14 @ 6:00 PM

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Beer & Cheese Night
at We Olive at The OC Mix

JANUARY 18 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

We are joining up with Knee Deep Brewing Company and our neighbor The Cheese Shop at The OC Mix to offer a beer and cheese tasting!
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Storytime by Chuck Jones
JANUARY 22, 29 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Singer and story-teller, Christa Mae and the teaching artists of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity have teamed up to bring you “Storytime”, an hour of song, story, and coordinated art projects for pre-schoolers and their mothers and fathers.
Sign Up Here.

What’s Gaby Cooking at Room & Board SOCO


JANUARY 25 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

An exciting evening featuring Gaby Dalkin, trained chef, cookbook author and founder of the blog What’s GabyCooking. Guests will sample easy and healthy recipes that Gaby will share along with tips to lighten up your favorite dishes.

RSVP Here

 


Lord of the Strings
Peppino D’Agostino & Carlos Reyes


JANUARY 28 @ 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

LCA Wine at SOCO
Buy Tickets Here

FEBRUARY 5

Kombucha Club
at Farm & Culture 

FEBRUARY 11
VALENTINI

FEBRUARY 18
LORD OF THE STRINGS

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RED DOT AUCTION VIII CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,
Preparations are underway for the Eighth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018.
Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Red Dot Auction.  We’re changing up the overall theme from the Life & Times of Chuck Jones to his Golden Age Decade, the 1950s. Any of the over 90 cartoons Chuck Jones directed during the years 1950 – 1959 are fodder for your imagination. A list of the cartoons is available by clicking here.
There will be five categories this year:
  1. Landscape – predominant theme in landscape, seascape, urban-scape; may include cartoon character(s)
  2. Portrait – may be a self-portrait or the portrait of another person or cartoon character
  3. Homage – to an art genre, specific artist, or live action film
  4. Assemblage – collage using unconventional materials-take something and make something new out of it or its parts
  5. 3D – we’ll provide an 8″ 3D “Cre8ive Peeple” (see below) to be painted and enhanced as you envision

There are only 30 spaces available in each of the five different sections, all requests for a specific section will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

To submit your information and section request, click here.

The canvas provided for the first four sections will be a 12″ square and as last year, we ask that you sign the artwork on the reverse.  For the 3D object, please sign the bottom of the object. HOWEVER,  

new this year

 , you may choose to work inany size canvas or other substrate you’d like to provide yourself.

You may prefer to work on paper or another substrate and that’s fine, as long as we can mount it to the 12″ square canvas for presentation the night of the event. The artwork should be signed on the reverse so that bidders at this silent auction will not know who has created which work of art.
 
Won’t you share your gifts with us and with the Center’s suupporters and patrons?  If you will, please fill out the registration form found HERE.
Canvases are due back no later than Monday, March 27, 2018! Again this year we will bring the Red Dot Auction online for pre-bidding only. This online auction will go live mid-April 2018 and end the evening of Tuesday, May 8, 2018 In order to be included in it, your artwork must arrive no later than March 27, 2018.
And again this year a commemorative poster, similar to the one shown, will be printed; 30 canvases will be selected to represent this year’s Red Dot Auction. Two of the posters will be produced and sold the evening of the event. To be considered for inclusion in the commemorative poster, your artwork must arrive no later than March 15, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, time, and commitment to the vision of the Center.
Exercise Your Genius!
All the best, Robert
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Milk and Honey Baby Featured in OCR Family

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OC Weekly: Bono Spera Helps You K-Love Your Skin

“Bono Spera means ‘good hope’ in Latin,” explains Sonia Kim, owner of Bono Spera, a beauty and lifestyle boutique. “I really enjoy sharing my thoughts on how I can help my customers do just that.”

Last year, K-beauty reached peak visibility in the States, with e-commerce sites such as Gumii, collaborations between Holika Holika and Sanrio, and CVS’s own Korean-specific section all launching the same year. Kim’s store opened in August at the OC Mix with products for women that target wrinkles, pores, acne, dark circles and dry skin, as well as makeup and hair care. There’s also cutesy undergarments and athleisure and street wear to entice the most chic fashionista.

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(Photo by Aimee Murillo)

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Portola’s Jeff Duggan on Imbibe’s 75 People to Watch List

When his first son was born with a heart defect that required multiple surgeries and constant care, Duggan and his wife, Christa, found their lives turned upside down. Duggan started the coffee business that would eventually free him from his tech job’s long hours, and Christa left her career to care for their son and help the business grow. With a small commercial roaster, Duggan found a bakery that let him set up shop, and in 2009 he opened Portola Coffee Roasters. Two years later, his passion for coffee—paired with his frustration at having anything less than complete control over the final brewed cup—led to the opening of the flagship café, Portola Coffee Lab, in Costa Mesa. “We were aiming for something scientific, modern and energetic,” says Duggan. “We’re very process-based. Everything we do is for a reason, and we’re never fully satisfied because we know there is always more to discover.”

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OC Register: Taco Mario on the list of 12 best, unforgettable foods in 2017

It was just a tiny bite at the end of the meal, a demitasse half filled with sweet corn porridge flavored with coffee and Mexican chocolate, the spices and scents so familiar from childhood, reinforced with heavy cream to flood the palate. In an instant the warm atole, served with a pig-shaped gingerbread cookie –an homage to a panaderia treat–transported me back to San Antonio. When-o-when will Taco Maria start serving more substantial desserts? tacomaria.com –Anne Valdespino

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