Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog

An Interview with Niki Starr Weyler, Executive Chef of Mesa Lounge

Posted on August 30, 2014 | 9:07am

One of Orange County’s hidden hotspots is Mesa Lounge, in The Camp in Costa Mesa. This chic, sophisticated lounge is well known to locals, but is still being introduced to visitors to the city – and when they walk in, they’re immediately hooked. While Mesa’s known for its specialty craft cocktails, it’s also a hit because of its innovative small-plate menu and late-night bites. We took a minute to speak with Mesa’s Executive Chef, Niki Starr Weyler, about her approach to cooking at Mesa…and what she loves about the city.chef niki starr Read More

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South Coast Plaza – Why Is It the Ultimate Shopping Destination?

Posted on August 21, 2014 | 10:19am

There’s plenty of shopping centers around the United States that can claim to be a shopper’s paradise. In any list of top 10 U.S. shopping malls, like this TravelChannel list or even WikiTravel’s compilation, you’re bound to find South Coast Plaza as a top destination. The center welcomes over 22 million visitors per year, and boasts sales of over $1.2 billion annually – one of the top grossing malls in the country.South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa CA

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Costa Mesa Restaurant Week 2014 Preview

Posted on August 14, 2014 | 3:47am

One of the most anticipated events in the city is almost upon us – Costa Mesa Restaurant Week 2014 starts Friday! For one hot week in August, restaurants in Costa Mesa come together to celebrate Costa Mesa’s culinary excellence by offering prix fixe menus or discounts to Costa Mesa diners. Read More

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Wine Tasting and Wine Events in Costa Mesa

Posted on August 7, 2014 | 8:14pm

Costa Mesa is a foodie’s hotspot in Orange County, and wine naturally goes with great food. Many restaurants in the city have expansive and unique wine cellars, along with weekly and monthly events. Read on to find out some of the great grape events in store in Costa Mesa this summer.costa mesa wine tasting

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Din Tai Fung Dumpling House Comes to Costa Mesa

Posted on July 31, 2014 | 4:19am

Costa Mesa’s known for its wide variety of cuisine, and its international flavor is getting deeper this August. The world-famous xiao long bao dumpling house Din Tai Fung is opening a new location in South Coast Plaza, its first in Orange County and sixth in the United States.  Read More

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