Upcoming Fall Events at SOCO and The OC Mix!

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Take a Walk On the Wild Side with the ENC at Room & Board SOCO this Sunday! 
You’re invited to a day of family fun with the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) at Room & Board’s new SOCO location this Sunday starting at 11:30am. A traveling naturalist from ENC will lead a game show to test the audience’s knowledge of animals, adaptations and wilderness survival. Guests of all ages will love meeting live animals while enjoying sips and snacks. No RSVP necessary, please arrive at 11:30, the game show begins at noon! 



CAN-Do Awards at PIRCH at SOCO 
Each year CANstruction Orange County hosts the “CAN-Do Awards” to celebrate and thank all of their teams for their hard work throughout the year! Join in on the fun on Thursday, Sept 22 at PIRCH at SOCO and The OC Mix. Tickets are $50 for the general public. Click here to purchase yours today!



Lord of the Strings at LCA Wine at SOCO! 
You’re invited to enjoy the Lord of the Strings concert series at LCA Wine at SOCO in Costa Mesa on Sunday, September 25 beginning at 3pm. The finest assemblage of Nashville Allstar Studio Musicians – Hot Club of Nashville – will be performing on the LCA Wine stage. During the concert, guests will enjoy wine selections curated by LCA Wine at SOCO and are allowed to bring in light bites from one of SOCO’s culinary partners. Tickets are available online for $30, please CLICK HERE to purchase yours today. 



GUTS OC is Coming to SOCO and The OC Mix!
GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition for local and regional creative professionals in Orange County. The primary goal of GUTS is to unify the creative community in support of a worthy and meaningful charity, Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. This community-building event and competition will take place on Monday, October 24th at the OC MIX and SOCO Collection in Costa Mesa. GUTS allows local creatives to go head-to-head to see who has what it takes to carve the best pumpkin of the year. For more information, please visitOCGUTS.com. 



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OC Register: Best Thing I Ate This Week: Restaurant Marin fries!


When I reviewed Restaurant Marin in May, one of the things I liked most about this all-day gourmet diner was its no-tipping policy. But shortly after that review, it surrendered that idea and switched to the more familiar pricing strategy, which means lower prices for everything (even though it’s actually a wash if you’re a decent tipper).

And they’ve also just revamped the menu, adding all sorts of new items, including chili cheese fries.

Read the Full Article Here!

The Mixing Glass Mention in Orange Coast Magazine


Bourbon is one of America’s most storied, complex, and fun spirits. Using craft spirit specialist Chris Dion of Young’s Market (and The Mixing Glass) as a guide on my boozy vision quest, I set out to do some afternoon “palate validation” using Fred Minnick’s book, “Bourbon Curious,” while raiding the Dion family liquor cabinet—a hutch filled with more spirits than a Ghostbusters ghost-trap.

Evaluating any spirit, beer, or wine is similar in that proper glassware has a huge impact on the results. For any whiskey, we suggest a standard Glencairn glass, which can be found at The Mixing Glass, in Costa Mesa’s OC Mix, along with the book.

Read the full article here!

LA Times: Your guide to Orange County food halls

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Say what you will about the culinary landscape in Orange County: It may be home to strip malls packed with chain restaurants, but it’s also where the artisanal food hall scene is taking off like nowhere else in California.

Angelenos may not think twice about driving from East Pasadena to Venice Beach for a pastry. A trip down the 5 Freeway to Orange County for lunch? Not likely. But a new wave of food halls that have opened in the O.C. over the last five years should have people planning trips to the area, in search of many things from an excellent beef dip sandwich to Fanny Bay oysters to tacos. 

Read the full article here!

Get Back to School Ready at SOCO and The OC Mix!


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soco get back to school image 1 Back to School Fashion at SOCO and The OC Mix! 
School is back in session – or will be soon, and SOCO and The OC Mix has new outfits for everyone in your family! Whether it’s a new romper for Pre-K at Milk & Honey Baby or Granola Babies, or shirt dress and top for your high schooler at Mieland Skyhaven, SOCO and The OC Mix has the hottest fashions at great price points for everyone on your shopping list! You can also pick something up for yourself, too at Eva’s Trunk! For a full list of our fashion stores, please visit our website. 
soco get back to school image 2 Parents – Go Back to School at SOCO and The OC Mix! 
Now that you might have some extra free time during the day, we invite you to check out upcoming classes at SOCO and The OC Mix. Try a fabulous cooking class at Surfas, succulent workshop at Uni Home Store, or Tiki Cocktail class and book signing at The Mixing Glass. It’s time for everyone to go back to school! Visit our website for a full list of classes available this September
soco get back to school image 3 SOCO and The OC Mix is Open on LABOR DAY! 
Come enjoy our award-winning restaurants, design showrooms and boutiques on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. SOCO and The OC Mix will be open, but please visit individual store listings for their current holiday hours. We hope you enjoy your long weekend at SOCO!
soco get back to school image 4 Labor Day SALE at The OC Mix
Shop local this Labor Day at The OC Mix at SOCO! Enjoy sales, specials, and discounts at some of your favorite small businesses inside The OC Mix. For a full list of participating stores, please click here and be sure to follow along the individual store’s social media for up-to-date deals and specials!
soco get back to school image 5 Tastemakers of Orange County at SOCO + The OC Mix, Thursday, Sept 8
Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to the hottest foodie event of the fall at SOCO and The OC Mix on September 8 from 6-8pm. Please click here for more details and to purchase your ticket. Support the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) and enjoy delicious food from some of your favorite Costa Mesa – and SOCO – restaurants!