Off the Menu OC

Covering the dining scene in and around the OC

2014 Golden Foodie Awards

Hundreds of people from Orange County’s restaurant community (including the Off the Menu OC dynamic duo) descended on the Fairmont Newport Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, to honor chefs, bartenders … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Comes to Town Sept. 20 & 21

In September of 2012, the annual Taste of Newport ended its 24 year run in Fashion Island. Now, another food and wine festival aims to take its place. The inaugural … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

OC Restaurant Week – Feb. 23 to March 1

Orange County Restaurant Week kicked off on Saturday, February 22 with a launch party that featured two dozen restaurants offering samples of their Restaurant Week menus. More than 100 restaurants … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chef Demo with Yvon Goetz of The Winery Restaurant

Chef Yvon Goetz of The Winery Restaurant did a chef demo for about two dozen foodies packed into the Sub Zero-Wolf showroom in Costa Mesa on Jan 21 to create … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Irvine Restaurant Week: Jan 10 – 16

Irvine Restaurant Week ends this Thursday, but that’s still enough time to go out and try a new or favorite restaurant. More than three dozen Irvine restaurants are participating with … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best Dining Experiences of 2013

So many restaurants, so little time. That seemed to be out mantra this year. We lost count of how many restaurants we dined at in 2013, and despite our best … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Golden Foodie Awards Part 2

We love dining out–it’s always an adventure to visit new restaurants and try new dishes, but it’s also fun to return to local favorites to see what they’re up to … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Winners Announced at the 2013 Golden Foodie Awards

It was a fabulous evening of fantastic food, creative cocktails and the presentation of 27 awards at the 2nd annual Golden Foodie Awards, presented by the OC Restaurant Association September … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Trip to Italy at Pelican Hill’s Third Annual “Festa dell’ Autunno” Sept 20-22

Autumn is almost here, and with its arrival comes Pelican Hill Resort’s third annual “Festa dell’Autunno,” September 20-22 in Newport Beach. The Italian themed celebration is fitting for Pelican Hill, … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Golden Foodie Awards Announces 2013 Nominees

The nominees are in for the Golden Foodie Awards! Presented by the OC Restaurant Association, this annual event celebrating and recognizing outstanding OC chefs and restaurants will be held September … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment