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Best Places For Mother’s Day Brunch In OC

The mom in your life deserves a day to be treated special. Treat her the right way with brunch at one of these places.

05/07/2014

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Ask An OC Chef: Best Latke Recipes For Hanukkah

Chef Cathy Garland of Lucca Cafe provides a traditional latke recipe and two very non-traditional recipes.

11/27/2013

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Best Caterers In Orange County

From barbecue to Mexican and beyond, Orange County has caterers that can provide the full experience you want for the event you’re hosting.

CBS Los Angeles–07/31/2013

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Best Cheesy Dishes In Orange County

Cheesy classics are taking off with new innovations all over the county. Read on for some of the best cheesy delights in OC.

CBS Los Angeles–06/12/2013

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Best Music Workshops In Orange County

Orange County is a major cultural hub for music and the arts in Southern California. This season, kids and adults aspiring to be the next pop or rock sensation can check out music workshops being offered throughout Orange County.

CBS Los Angeles–03/18/2013

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Passover Recipes From An OC Chef

If you’ve never participated in a Passover Seder, you may not know how many regulations govern the food that is part of the Seder. Chef Cathy Garland of Lucca Cafe in Irvine provides three recipes (including the considerations to take in preparing them) that you can include in a Passover Seder.

CBS Los Angeles–03/06/2013

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Best Cheese Shops In Orange County

Cheese is more than something you put on sandwiches or mix into pasta. Cheese is a food to be savored, particularly with a wine or a beer that complements it. Europeans know this, but Americans at the very least are only now catching on to the importance of cheese. Here are some of the best places in the county to get artisan cheese instead of that plastic-wrapped stuff.

CBS Los Angeles–01/09/2013

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Orange County’s Best Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go

Start new traditions this Thanksgiving with assistance from some of Orange County’s top local chefs. Let the restaurant roast while you toast and enjoy the day, while not having to worry about any Thanksgiving kitchen […]

CBS Los Angeles–11/06/2012

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Best Mediterranean Cuisine in Orange County

One of the great things about Mediterranean cuisine is that covers food from a variety of countries. Because Orange County is such a melting pot of cultures, it’s no surprise that you’re covered no matter what kind of Mediterranean food you crave. Here are some of the best places in the county to get your fix for Mediterranean food.

CBS Los Angeles–10/31/2012

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Best Holiday Cocktails in Orange County

Here are some seasonal holiday inspired cocktails from a few Orange County restaurants.

12/20/2011

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Irvine Restaurant To Offer Veterans Free Meals Friday

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but that won’t be the case for veterans Friday at Lucca Cafe in Irvine.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/10/2011

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Orange County Brunch Guide

Check out the OC’s best brunch venues, many with waterfront picturesque views for this relaxed meal tradition.

CBS Los Angeles–03/25/2011