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28 Questions Later: Kevin Felker, Bartender Water Grill

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We had a dream last night about Water Grill’s Beverage Director, Kevin Felker.  Yeah, we were at this dive bar dancing and double fisting smooth cocktails, bouncing our heads back n’ forth while the DJ was spinning Wicked Games on repeat. He was behind the bar and made the best drinks in the joint and […]

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28 Questions Later: Koire Rogers, Mixologist at ARC

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In case you’re wondering where all the cool people in Orange County have gone, maybe they’ve all been sucked into one human named Koire Rogers. When he’s not crafting seriously tasty cocktails, you can find him sipping on some fine-ass bourbon, belting out “Shoop” by Salt n’ Pepa on karaoke night, and still packing Rolos […]

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Pueblo is the new top place for tapas at the SOCO Collection

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Pueblo, located at the OC Mart Mix/SOCO Collection, is like taking a mini vacation to Spain – nibbling on tapas in an authentic environment with warm interiors, Spanish comfort food, and exceptional service. On a weekday lunch break with friends, Pueblo was the perfect choice as the SOCO Collection makes for easy breezy parking and […]

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Tipsy on Tapas & Tonic at Top Chef’s Vaca

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My travel bucket list reads a mile long, but my culinary bucket list is quite focused and geographically attainable. In recent years, my backyard of Orange County, California has become a foodie mecca where well-renowned chefs have bypassed Los Angeles to open their restaurants. Vaca, the Spanish steakhouse, is the newest venture from Top Chef […]

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Dim Sum and Then Some @ Din Tai Fung

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When I heard Din Tai Fung was opening in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa I was so excited! I love dim sum and haven’t really found a decent place in the OC since moving here from San Francisco over six years ago. However, when I heard it would be over a three-hour wait to […]

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