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Fall Events in OC and More!


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.

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The hit Broadway show comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in November. Watch as two brothers hilariously decide to write their first musical.

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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)

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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.

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Pastry chef’s sugar sculpture sweetens the pot for O.C. Fair visitors


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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Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance: Tastemakers of Orange County 2016

Happy Friday!

Here’s a quick recap video of our event Tastemakers of Orange County!!

Highlights from Tastemakers of Orange County:
– We had 561 guests in attendance!
– And we are pleased to announced that we raised about $50k that will support our programs and help serve low-income and undeserved families in Orange County!

Thank you to everyone that attended, to our INCREDIBLE Chefs & Restaurants, and our wonderful Sponsors!!

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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. 

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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!

Portola & Taco Maria featured as Orange County’s 21 Hottest Restaurants!

portola-theoremThe Los Angeles Eater gives high praise to two of our spots!

Orange County’s dining scene continues to improve, with year-over-year growth at both the high-end and in those often overlooked strip mall finds. From fine dining steakhouses with award-winning wine lists to casual import ramen shops and New York City street food franchies, here’s the best of what to eat in Orange County, right now.

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