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GREAT OC EVENTS THIS FALL
Fall has arrived, and we have a list of the best fall events – from costume parties to scarier thrills – to enjoy in Orange County this season.
“SOMETHING ROTTEN” COMES TO COSTA MESA!
The hit Broadway show comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in November. Watch as two brothers hilariously decide to write their first musical.
CHEF SPOTLIGHT: JOHN BEBER
Pueblo’s Executive Chef John Beber, at Costa Mesa’s foodie paradise The OC MIX, shows us how to make his Gambas al Ajillo. (VIDEO)
YOUR 5 TOP CRAFT COFFEE SPOTS
Fall really puts you in a coffee state of mind. Whether you like hot or cold, here’s 5 top spots in the city to get your craft brew on.
Orange County Fair visitors with a sweet tooth can find a lot to satisfy it on any given day. But most confections on the midway don’t require a blow torch to create.
On Sunday evening, however, award-winning pastry chef and master chocolatier Stephane Tréand wielded fire, canned air and plastic molds to forge an exotic tropical-looking sculpture out of sugar.
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Chef Noah Blom and wife-partner Marin built on the success of Arc at The OC Mix with Restaurant Marin, a chic diner that also features wood-fired cooking. Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the covered patio in a blue cushioned booth or grab a blue plastic table indoors, all set to French accordion music. Breakfast is as luxurious as you want to be, whether you prefer a basic bacon and egg sandwich or crab hash browns. Later in the day, they pile buttery lobster rolls with shrimp and serve a downright architectural chicken pot pie. Don’t leave without eating dessert, whether it’s supple donut holes served with whipped cream and quad-berry jam, or a towering slab of cake.
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Six years after changing the way Orange County thinks of coffee, the flagship Portola Coffee Roasters in Costa Mesa has reopened its famed oval coffee bar after a seven-week remodel.
The redesigned coffee shop inside The OC Mix at South Coast Collection reopened late last week with a new ordering system designed to keep lines flowing while having baristas interact more closely with guests.
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The OC Mix gets a nice mention in ZAGAT magazine!
This bustling bistro at The OC Mix is what you get when you cross a classic American diner with a touch of the French countryside. Its all-day menus feature everything from blueberry pancakes and pâté toast at breakfast to lobster hash, steak frites and meatloaf for lunch and dinner. The pastries, fresh baked breads and especially the cakes are diabolically good. P.S. breakfast is served all the way to midnight in the charming blue-and-white dining room
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