Noah Blom of SOCO’s ARC Food & Libations was awarded Chef of the Year by the OC Register
From OC Weekly, Anne Marie’s Top Five Restaurants of 2013
Anne Marie’s Top Five Restaurants of 2013
2. ARC Food & Libations
I recall Noah’s interview, when he gave an inkling of what to expect with ARC. To be honest, I felt like I was jumping on a proverbial bandwagon by loving it here. And I tried to resist their charms, but the truth is, this place pulls together all the elements of what I love in a dining experience. Whether I’m here with a confidante ordering all the side dishes Wednesday night at 10 o’clock, or tackling a $20, no-longer-off-menu burger with gusto (and yes, I can and did finish it) one lazy Sunday afternoon, ARC fits the occasion. Simply prepared meals, served by a passionate staff, including barkeeps who have me requesting Dickels in a Box (thanks Cho, for ordering our first). And let’s not forget moody fire– either seated at the counter, entranced by the wood-burning oven, or socializing out on the patio. It’s pretty near perfect.
From Shopping Centers Today Online, Problem Solved: South Coast Collection has Fixed a Mess in Costa Mesa
Problem Solved: South Coast Collection has Fixed a Mess in Costa Mesa
by Ian Ritter
Burnham USA decided that the best way to deal with the failure of a shopping center devoted to furnishings was, well, to reopen it as a shopping center devoted to home furnishings. Thus Burnham USA created South Coast Collection from the heavily vacated, 300,000-square-foot South Coast Home Furnishings Center, which opened in Costa Mesa, Calif., in 2007 but quickly fell victim to the recession. Ironically, the Newport Beach, Calif. – based development firm had coveted the site for years. It sits in plain view of Orange County’s heavily trafficked Interstate 405 and is just minutes north of the South Coast Plaza mall.
From OC Style Report, Shopping at the OC MiX with OCSR
Shopping at the OC MiX with OCSR
Now that holiday shopping is in full swing OCSR wanted you to get to know some of our favorite shops at the OC MiX. If you haven’t had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at this hip hot spot, it’s time. Located at SOCO in Costa Mesa, this unique shopping layout defines Orange County’s central shopping destination. The OC MiX supports the idea of locally owned boutiques and specialty food businesses. The OC MiX‘s mantra is to shop and eat local. Get to know and come visit these amazing shops at the OC MiX.
The holidays are in full swing and what better way to celebrate than taking some time out of the holiday rush to enjoy an evening with your friends and family at SOCO and The OC Mix! This Thursday, Dec. 12, you’re invited to “Mix and Jingle” at SOCO from 6-10 p.m. Then, this Saturday, Dec. 14, come back to SOCO and The OC Mix to visit with Santa – and get your free photo with the jolly old elf. Read on for all the festive details – Happy Holidays….MORE