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Let’s Talk Turkey at Del Taco

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in American, Featured, Giveaways, Mexican | 10 comments

 We attended a media event as a guest of Del Taco Del Taco is thinking “healthier” in the New Year with the introduction of their all-new turkey menu options. 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of Del Taco, and they have grown over the years to have more than 540 restaurants in 18 states. The Turkey Tacos are part of Del Taco’s commitment to their customers to provide healthier dining options in the New Year. The Turkey Tacos were first introduced on January 2nd with 33% less fat, 150 calories and priced affordably at $1.29 each. Del Taco is one of the first in their industry to step forward and provide fresh, innovative and healthier fast food menu options. Did you know that Del Taco makes their ingredients fresh every day inside of their restaurants? I’ll be honest in telling...

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Sambazon Cafe in Newport Beach

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in American, Dessert, Featured, Giveaways | 5 comments

  Thinking about taking the kids out for ice cream? Ready for a healthier solution? We have the answer with the Sambazon Cafe in Newport Beach. What is Sambazon? Sambazon is a healthy alternative to ice cream packed with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas in their acai bowls. The founders of Sambazon brought the acai (ah-sigh-ee) bowl to the US after experiencing the dining delicacy in Brazil. Since beginning their journey in 1999, the founders of Sambazon, have created jobs, helped to protect the rainforest, and are sharing this unique superfood nutrition with the world. In March of 2011, they opened their first cafe in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and then in Newport Beach in June of 2012. Sambazon bowls are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Your body will be fueled with the all-natural ingredients in every bowl made at...

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Restaurant Gift Card Holiday Specials (Giveaway)

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Best of OC, Featured, Giveaways, Holidays | 11 comments

  Looking for a last minute holiday gift? Having trouble deciding what to give the person who has everything? A gift card to their favorite restaurant is sure to bring a smile to anyone this holiday season. We have a list of all the restaurant gift card holiday specials this year, and an exciting giveaway! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar http://www.thewineryrestaurant.net $50 bonus with $300 and $100 bonus with $500 through Dec 30th Slapfish www.slapfishrestaurant.com $10 bonus $100 through Dec 23rd Bruxie http://bruxie.com $5 bonus card (valid 2014) with every $50 through end of year. Islands www.islands.com Until December 29, Islands Restaurants is offering a $5 bonus card with every $25 in gift card purchases. Buy a gift, receive a little something for yourself. The bonus cards can be redeemed in January and can be spent on anything...

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Veggie Grill Dinner Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Dining News, Giveaways | 12 comments

  We recently shared all the incredible new fall dishes being served at Veggie Grill this season, and we are thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway for one family to win (2) meals to try these new delicious dishes at their closest Veggie Grill location. Good luck! Enter to win below: a Rafflecopter...

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Daphne’s New Cali-Greek Bowl

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Featured, Giveaways, Mediterranean, Reviews | 19 comments

  Daphne’s has just introduced a new Cali-Greek Bowl to their menu for a limited time. The new bowl features citrus brown rice, rice pilaf with black beans, guacamole, salsa fresco, crisp jalapeño bacon, Greek yogurt chipotle sauce and your choice of grilled chicken, savory gyros or falafel. We sampled the bowl earlier this week, and we loved the fresh combination of flavors. It has a unique flair on traditional Greek food, and the Greek yogurt chipotle sauce gave it the perfect amount of kick. The mini-pita trio has been my “go-to” dish at Daphne’s California Greek, but the new Cali-Greek Bowl has won over my heart. The savory dish is only 700 calories, and it large enough that I was able to share it with my younger son. We would love for you to see what you think...

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Mimi’s Cafe Launches French Menu

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in American, Dining News, Featured, Giveaways, Reviews | 25 comments

 We attended a media preview at Mimi’s so we could share this new menu with you. Mimi’s Cafe is returning to their French roots on October October 7th as they launch a new French menu.   This menu consists of three appetizers and eleven new dishes that celebrate what everyone has grown to love about Mimi’s since 1978 along with improvements new customers want to see.  With so many dishes to try, the new French menu has something for everyone. There are many amazing items to try on Mimi’s menu, but the appetizer that tops my list from the new French menu is the Baked Brie with Apricot Chutney.  The apricot chutney offered the perfect amount of sweetness and texture over the French baguette topped with warm brie and apple slices. This delicious appetizer won over many of us...

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Ruby’s Diner ‘Calling All Chocolate Lovers’ Sweepstakes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in American, Events, Featured, Giveaways | 0 comments

  Ruby’s has been keeping families in Orange County refreshed throughout the summer with their delicious milkshakes. Using all-natural ingredients, Ruby’s Diner celebrated the summer with the addition of three Hershey product themed shakes including a York Peppermint Pattie Shake, Kit Kat Shake, and Triple Dark Chocolate Shake. Along with the launch of these Hershey themed shakes came the Ruby’s Diner “Calling All Chocolate Lovers” Sweepstakes. There is still just a short time left to enter to win a grand prize trip for four to Hershey, Pennsylvania for the ultimate chocolate experience. The trip will include round trip airfare for four, a three-night hotel stay, Chocolate World theme park tickets, Hershey Museum and city tour tickets! The giveaway is ending on September 9th, and guests can enter by filling out an entry form at any Ruby’s Diner or on...

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Your LA County Fair Food Dining Guide (Giveaway)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Events, Featured, Giveaways | 4 comments

  The LA County Fair opens tomorrow and runs through September 29th!  We attended a media event last night to preview and taste all of the amazing foods you will find at the fair. With so many amazing choices, this year’s fair will a food filled event for certain.  We have your LA County Fair Food Dining Guide to help you make the most of your visit to the fair this year. From the moment you enter the LA County Fair, the fun and entertainment pull you in.  Chicken Charlie’s has a bunch of amazing food items that will leave you amazed and excited at the same time. When we saw this creation of Krispy Kreme donuts meets hamburger, we knew it would be so worth it. Personally, I have a major sweet tooth and the deep friedTwinkie with strawberry...

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Celebrating Marie Callender’s Backyard Barbecue

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in American, Dining News, Featured, Giveaways | 2 comments

  A couple of weeks ago, the OC Mom Blog hosted a lovely luncheon for a group of Orange County moms to taste Marie Callender’s Backyard Barbecue menu. We started off the luncheon with drinks while talking about our favorite summer memories with our families. Once we were done chatting, and getting to know each other, it was time to taste the savory new menu at Marie Callender’s. My family has been dining at Marie Callender’s since I was just a young girl. One of my favorite things about the restaurant is that is has so many of the wonderful features that I remember as a child, but yet a new modern look. The OC Mom Blog girls provided all of the guests with a gift package for attending that included Sifteo Cubes Gaming Systems for their children, and GoGoSqueez...

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Win 1 of 2 $50 Gift Cards to Daphne’s California Greek Grill

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Giveaways | 17 comments

  We shared a fun post with you last week about the summer menu items at Daphne’s California Greek Grill and are excited to share this fun giveaway news with you! One of the  new dishes we love at Daphne’s is their Mini-Pita Trio that features the flavors of Daphne’s that many have to love.  We want to give you the chance to try this new dish that includes a Greek-style pita sandwich with savory gyros, red onion and tangy tzatziki sauce; a Cali-Greek Mini-Pita, which combines both flavor profiles into one pita sandwich featuring grilled chicken, salsa Fresca, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and Daphne’s secret sauce; and finally one California Mini-Pita, another pita sandwich with a California flair featuring grilled chicken, Jalapeno bacon, and guacamole topped with salsa Fresca. Whether you want to try the trio, the delicious hummus and...

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