What You’re Eating: From Pizza Burgers To Power Lunches

February 20, 2013 11:19 AM

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(credit: Slater's 50/50)

(credit: Slater’s 50/50)

(credit: Bluewater Grill)

(credit: Bluewater Grill)


From pairing sandwiches with authentic teas to serving sustainable dishes, restaurants are creating culinary experiences for guests. With more cutting-edge dishes, award-winning executive guest chefs and unique dishes, these restaurants are shaking up their menus to keep customers wanting more.

(credit: Slater's 50/50)

(credit: Slater’s 50/50)

Slater’s 50/50 Introduces The Pizza Burger

Various Locations
Slaters5050.com

Pizza meets burger this month at Slater’s 50/50, which features a Pizza Burger as February’s burger of the month. Fried mozzarella sticks covered with garlic marinara sauce is mixed with Italian sausage, all on top of a juicy, ground beef patty. This item will have guest’s taste buds wondering whether it is a pizza or a burger. There are three different versions of the Pizza Burger available including Hawaiian, Pepperoni and Supreme at all of the four Slater’s 50/50 locations.

(credit: Bruxie)

(credit: Bruxie)

Bruxie New Children’s Meals

Bruxie
Various Locations
Bruxie.com

Bruxie has been revolutionizing sandwiches with their innovative gourmet waffles sandwiches, and will now serve kids meals beginning March 1. The Bruxie kid’s meals will include your choice of a Cheesy Bruxie, PB&J or S’mores waffle sandwich along with a waffle fries or kid’s Brussels Waffle with whipped cream and berries. The kid’s meals will be available for $4.95 for children 8 and under at all four locations.

(credit: Anne Watson)

(credit: Anne Watson)

Seventh Tea Bar Now Offering Sandwiches, Pastries

Seventh Tea Bar
3313 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
SeventhTeaBar.com

Seventh Tea Bar that features more than 30 unblended unique teas is expanding to include sandwiches, scones and pastries. Local Chef Katherine Louis has created the specialty menu of sandwiches served on artisan breads created by the OC Baking Company. There is a large variety of sandwiches available including, a Tarragon Chicken Salad sandwich with Greek yogurt-tarragon vinaigrette and a Mediterranean Sandwich with arugula and roasted bell peppers. Kid-friendly sandwiches will also be added to the menu including a Peanut Butter and Honey to a Salami and Cheese sandwich.

(credit: Fleming's)

(credit: Fleming’s)

Fleming’s Announces Four New Menu Items

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Various Locations
Flemings.com

Fleming’s announces four new menu items designed by the culinary team under Executive Chef Russell Skall. The new menu includes a Pan Crisped Pork Belly with Goat Cheese Grits appetizer, an Heirloom Tomato and house-made Burrata Salad, a Braised Short Ribs small plate selection and a Broiled Pacific Swordfish entree. Along with the new menu items, Fleming’s is introducing six new signature cocktails that have been named The Vesper, Negroni 2.0, Moscow Mule, Dirty Doublecross and the Whiskey Revival along with Fleming’s signature cocktail, The Napa Refresher.

(credit: Sherman Gardens)

(credit: Sherman Gardens)

Sunday Brunch At Cafe Jardin

Sherman Library and Gardens
2647 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
PascalNewportBeach.com

Located in the flower gardens of Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar, Cafe Jardin is now offering brunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The outdoor dining experience features an extensive brunch menu including an Eggs Benedict Croissant with Ratatouille, Asparagus with Béarnaise or a Roasted Chicken Breast with Sweet Garlic and Caper Sauce, plus assorted pastries and mousse for dessert. Brunch is available for $35 per person with endless champagne for an additional $15 per person.

(credit: Bluewater Grill)

(credit: Bluewater Grill)

Bluewater Grill And Alegria Fresh Sustainable Meal Celebration

The District at Tustin Legacy
2409 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782
BluewaterGrill.com
AlegriaFresh.com

On March 7, Bluewater Grill in Tustin along with Alegria Fresh in Laguna Beach will join forces to host a sustainable meal. The five-course meal will feature the organic wines crafted from the solar-powered facility of Tolosa Winery of Paso Robles. Chefs Jessica McLeish and Yolande Smith have created a menu to include Wild Halibut and Portobello Pesto Stack, Sweet Potato Coconut Milk Soup with Black Mussels, and a Collard, Beet and Carrot Wrap with Smoked Wild Salmon. The dinner, including wine pairings and gratuity, is $75 with advance ticket purchase required. Reservations are available by calling (714) 258-Fish or online at AlegriaFresh.com.

(credit: Sunset Tower Hotel)

(credit: Sunset Tower Hotel)

Italian Guest Chef At Sunset Tower Hotel

Sunset Tower Hotel
8358 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
SunsetTowerHotel.com

Award-winning Executive Chef Antonio Guida, from Il Pellicano Hotel in Porto Ercole in Italy, will be the guest chef at the Sunset Tower Hotel from March 8 through March 14. An exceptional tasting menu that will include culinary delights like Roasted Lobster with Masala, grilled John Dory Fillet and coconut and tapioca mousse with blueberry sauce for $135 per person.

(credit: Drago Centro)

(credit: Drago Centro)

Power Lunch Prix-Fixe Menus At Drago Centro

Drago Centro
525 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
www.dragocentro.com

Looking for a place to have lunch while doing business? Drago Centro’s new prix-fixe business lunch menu starts at just $25. Start with Butternut Squash Cappuccino with Olive Oil Foam or a Caesar Salad with chicken, crispy parmesan and crostini. The main course is either fish or pasta – a Pacific Snapper Filet with fingerling potatoes and English peas or Rabbit Fettucini, shaved carrots and smoked ricotta salata. Dessert will seal the deal – choose between lemon panna cotta, citrus, rosemary puff pastry or chocolate cake with chestnut mousse and espresso.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog.

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