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2013 OC Fair Food

Posted on July 19, 2013 | 9:50am

The 2013 OC Fair is one of the most anticipated summer events in Orange County. After one week of concerts, rides, games and more, OC Fair season is in full swing. The Fair started off with a bang, offering guests free parking and admission during the opening hour. We took advantage to scout out what type of food we’ll be going back for.

BBQ Pork Chops

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Costa Mesa 60th Anniversary

Posted on July 2, 2013 | 11:18am

The Costa Mesa 60th Anniversary was a three-day festival of music, food, art and more in the City of the Arts.  To celebrate, Fair Drive was turned into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare occupied by locals vendors, rides and games.60th CelebrationArtists had displays and created new works during the event while musical acts took to the stage. Festival goers enjoyed bites from local restaurants and beat the heat with some cold brews. Read More

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Celebrate National Catfish Day at Memphis Cafe

Posted on June 25, 2013 | 1:24pm

We never need an excuse to seek out a delicious dish.  With so many culinary destinations, finding a great bite is easy in Costa Mesa.  From hole-in-the-walls to fine dining, there is something for everyone in the City of the Arts.

Sometimes, an ailment-inspiration comes from an obscure “food holiday.”  Today just happened to be one of those days as June 25 is National Catfish Day.Memphis Cafe Catfish Po' Boy Read More

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International Picnic Day

Posted on June 18, 2013 | 10:14am

One of the best ways to celebrate a sunny summer day is by having a picnic in the park!  Luckily, Costa Mesa has an abundance of summer sunshine and beautiful parks to make the City of the Arts an ideal place to celebrate International Picnic Day.

While there is little information on the origins of International Picnic Day, popular belief is that the practice started shortly after the French Revolution, where, for the first time, royal parks were opened to the public.

International Picnic Day is not an officially recognized holiday, but rather, just a great excuse to enjoy the company of friends and family while dining outdoors.  The “holiday” always falls on June 18.  If you want a simple and fun way to celebrate, and don’t want to spend time preparing food, simply order from your favorite restaurant and head to your local park.  Travel Costa Mesa put together some food and park suggestions for today’s festivities. Read More

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Where to Eat for Father’s Day

Posted on June 14, 2013 | 10:52am

Father’s Day, the annual celebration of dads everywhere is just a few days away.  Each year on the third Sunday in June is the day dedicated to showing your appreciation for your father.  The concept for the holiday was founded in 1910, but was not issued a presidential proclamation until 1966. Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday six year later in 1972.

Father’s Day has spread to many countries throughout the world and varies in celebratory customs.  In the United States, the holiday is generally associated with giving your father a gift to show your appreciation and gathering for a meal.

As part of the new-look Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, The Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar always serves delectable fare and unique cocktails.  For Father’s Day, The Silver Trumpet has put together a menu featuring dad’s favorites.  Enjoy a 16 oz. grilled porterhouse steak with a loaded baked potato and seasonal vegetables.  Dad will also enjoy the half-price beers!  Call 714.442.8593 for reservations.

Silver Trumpet Father's Day

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