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

Eating Our Way Through the Orange County Fair

Deep fried bacon wrapped turkey legs. Jack Daniels infused churros. Texas size pop rocks donuts. Deep fried pecan pie on a stick. Those are just a few of the outrageous … Continue reading

July 26, 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

150 Wineries Come to Pasadena for Tasting Event on March 9

Tickets are still available for what is shaping up to be one of the most significant So Cal wine tasting events of the year: Family Winemakers 2014 Tasting event at … Continue reading

March 5, 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

Ruby’s Diner Offers Special Burger Price to Celebrate 31 Years

Who would have thought that a retro 50s diner that opened on the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach more than three decades ago would not only still be around, but … Continue reading

January 25, 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

Dining in Style at the Golden Globe Awards

We’re getting hungry for the Golden Globe Awards! The Golden Globe Awards, held Sunday, January 12, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, is one of the few major entertainment … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dining at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

One of the largest holiday celebrations in the country is the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which is viewed by hundreds of thousands of people each year. This year’s parade … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment