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A Vibrant Seasonal Look at Five Crowns New Menu

A Vibrant Seasonal Look at Five Crowns New Menu

Five Crowns new menu is a delicious and vibrant addition to their classic favorites. This year fall menus are arriving later in the season to correlate with the availability of fresh market ingredients. Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla always develops beautiful new...

Knife Pleat’s Afternoon Tea Will Have You Feeling Like Royalty

Knife Pleat’s Afternoon Tea Will Have You Feeling Like Royalty

Knife Pleat's Afternoon Tea is an exquisite display of this time-honored English tradition If you're looking for a weekend brunch Knife Pleat's Afternoon Tea is an exquisite display of this time-honored English tradition. I'm already predicting Knife Pleat to be...

Hendrix in Laguna Niguel Introduces A New Lighter Farm-Fresh Menu

Hendrix in Laguna Niguel Introduces A New Lighter Farm-Fresh Menu

This new menu is the perfect comingling of both Chef Allan Aguinaga and Chef Rainer Schwarz Hendrix in Laguna Niguel is known for their incredible carnivore platters but this season they will be introducing a brand new lighter menu that is focused on farm fresh...

Terrace by Mix Mix Kitchen is a Hidden Gem in South Coast Plaza

Terrace by Mix Mix Kitchen is a Hidden Gem in South Coast Plaza

Chef Ross Pangilinan of Terrace by Mix Mix Kitchen in South Coast Plaza is a rising star of the Orange County restaurant scene.   The Orange County restaurant scene has exploded recently and one rising star has been Chef Ross Pangilinan of Terrace by Mix Mix...

Seafood Lover’s Rejoice For the New Summer TAPS Restaurant Menu

Seafood Lover’s Rejoice For the New Summer TAPS Restaurant Menu

This summer TAPS Restaurant menu is taking seafood to a whole new level   This summer TAPS Restaurant menu is taking seafood to a whole new level by introducing amazing new additions to their menu. Guests will enjoy a wide selection of chilled favorites like crab...

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Fig and Olives Menu Gets a New Delicious Update

Fig and Olives Menu Gets a New Delicious Update

I'm beyond excited that Fig and Olives Menu has been updated with all new delicious offerings. During covid, Fig and Olive featured a reduced menu and many of our favorite selections were no longer available. My taste buds are...

O Sea Brings Fine Casual Seafood Dining to Old Town Orange

O Sea Brings Fine Casual Seafood Dining to Old Town Orange

O Sea has opened in Old Town Orange and can best be described as fine casual dining with a focus on fresh seafood. The owner, Mike Flynn, emphasizes a distinction on thoughtful and responsibly sourced seafood which is how they...