Dishes Worth the Drive to Irvine

Unbeknownst to many in Los Angeles, their southern neighbor Irvine is quickly becoming one of the best, most diverse culinary destinations in Southern California. While Los Angeles no doubt has many edible delights throughout its vast metropolis, there are some unique dishes that are not available in the City of Angels and that can only be found in Irvine. Don’t get us wrong, Irvine is not exactly a quick hop, …

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Left Coast Brewing Company: Dedicated to Quality Beer

In Irvine, Left Coast Brewing Company is our local brewery. There are a few other beers that are brewed here, but none with as much local pride and creativity than that of Left Coast. Helping to build a craft beer scene from the ground up, Left Coast Brewing Company’s founders, the Hadjis family, has been dedicated to making quality beers and extraordinary experiences in their establishments since the 1990s and …

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When It’s Burger Time In Irvine, Who You Gonna Call?

Most people probably regard burgers as a food item that is satisfying, fast and simple. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers, alike, are frequently a no-brainer choice for dining on the run and eating cheaply. However, as in the case of many fast food menu items, there are burgers and then there are burgers. With this article, Irvine Weekly proudly presents a cross-section of the cherished specialty and gourmet burgers that can be …

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Angelina’s Serves Up a Little Slice of Naples

A little slice of authentic Naples has found a home, of all places, in the middle of Irvine. Indeed, Angelina’s Pizzeria in the Los Olivos Marketplace across the freeway from the Irvine Spectrum has gone out of its way to provide genuine and delicious Italian fare beyond just pizzas. Angelina’s first location opened in Dana Point in 2012 as more of a traditional pizzeria. Four years later, in 2016, the …

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The 2018 Irvine Holiday Dining Guide

The holidays are different for everybody, but often involve a ton of home cooking, family, friends and gift-giving. What really helps to perfect the holiday experience is giving the family cooks a break once in a while. At least once or twice during the holidays, make that passionate cook in your family stop showing their love through their food and go out to eat! Not sure where to go? Don’t …

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The Best of Irvine’s Craft Cocktails

In the craft cocktail world, the biggest dilemma is the fact that it is trendy to drink craft cocktails. That means that as a craft cocktail-serving establishment, your primary customer-base is much larger right now, but most of the average drinkers that will order craft cocktails choose their poison based on the way the drinks look and by the cool names they have. So, you have to create craft cocktails …

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Signature Dishes at Diamond Jamboree

For the last 10 years, Diamond Jamboree Center has been an anchor of the Irvine community. Often called “Orange County’s international dining destination,” it’s home to a group of unique and delicious Asian restaurants that collectively make it a premiere culinary phenomenon for foodies everywhere. To celebrate Diamond Jamboree’s 10th anniversary this month, we’ve spotlighted a few signature dishes that simply can’t be missed.    About 15 years ago, Diamond …

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The Best Vegan Eats in Irvine

Living a plant-based lifestyle in Southern California is no longer the burden it once was. Orange County still lags behind Los Angeles in the plant-powered movement, but Irvine is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in Orange County. With its great range of diverse cultures, Irvine welcomes every kind of cuisine as well as people to its community. With over 65 square miles to its limits, Irvine is a big …

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Renegade High Art Cuisine: Pop-Up Dinners in O.C. and L.A. by Adia

Nowadays, in the age of social media, the art of creative audacity has never been more vital in order to be seen, heard and relevant. The line between crafted photo opps and #IRL experience is blurring, as the global digital ecosystem ups the collective standard of what makes the cut as fresh and interesting, online or off. Chefs Karlo Evaristo and Jared Ventura are at the top of their game …

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