Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog

Costa Mesa Foodies Rejoice! Indie Chefs Week October 16-18

Posted on September 30, 2014 | 5:16pm

Costa Mesa’s known in Orange County for being a hotspot for foodies, but it’s about to elevate to a whole new level. From Oct. 16 to 18, more than 25 chefs from around the country will come to Taco Maria in Costa Mesa for three special dinner series events. Some you may have heard of, some you may not have – and that’s the idea. Started as a way to bring talented local chefs to the forefront, this special foodie event is sure to introduce you to some amazing cuisine and possibly some new favorite chefs. indie chefs week costa mesa Read More

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Weddings in Costa Mesa, A Unique Orange County Wedding Destination!

Posted on September 26, 2014 | 9:54am

Costa Mesa may not be the first location brides think of when planning a wedding in Orange County, but it’s quickly becoming recognized as a great location for this very special lifetime event. With picturesque locations like Noguchi Garden, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the lake behind the Wyndham and Marriott hotels (did you know there was a lake in Costa Mesa?) or TeWinkle Park, there are many unique, elegant places to have your dream wedding in Costa Mesa. Read More

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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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