Class Recap: The Food of Mauritius with Brian Lofink of Tria Taproom
Class Recap: The Food of Mauritius with Brian Lofink of Tria Taproom
Class Recap: The Food of Mauritius with Brian Lofink of Tria Taproom
Obviously, you are very familiar with the food of Mauritius and this is just a fresher. No? Well, you are definitely not alone. Brian Lofink from Tria Taproom came for a visit and brought some treats from his mother’s homeland for all of us to try. Read on to get an introduction to this colorful cuisine.
Located off the coast of Madagascar, Mauritius sits in the middle of the Indian Ocean and was a natural waypoint from East Asia, India and Europe. Because of this, you see a vibrant mix of cultural influences on the island, particularly in its cuisine. The French left its mark during its colonization until it ceded control to England in 1812. When slavery was abolished in India, there was an influx of former indentured servants from all over that subcontinent. Lastly, migrants from the southeastern part of China made their way to the island in the latter part of the 19th century and are credited with making rice a staple.
Joining in on the fun was Tom Flannery from Bottle Bar East . Drawing inspiration from the island’s tea culture, he greeted guests with a vanilla tea infused rum cocktail that featured ginger shrub. Served over ice, Tom shook in some lime and balanced things out with vanilla simple syrup.
The next course to pass in front of guests was boulette soup with jumbo lump crab and chayote, a squash cultivated on the high plateau of the island and widely used in a Chinese dumpling known as chou chou — as Brian did tonight.
The next course was the first to highlight some of India’s influences on the Mauritian food scene. This street food trio of curry potato samosas, yellow split pea fritters and tempura veggies was paired up with tomato chutney and mazavaroo (a green chile paste). You can find these available scattered about the island at stands, perfect for your travels across the varying landscapes.
Tom chose to pair Empire Estates Dry Riesling from Lake Cayuga with these two courses. If you’ve had riesling from different regions, you know that it can manifest itself in a variety of ways. This iteration of this widely grown grape has some residual sugar but presents some minerality and zest.
Brian’s third offering paid homage to the robust fishing industry that has thrived on the island for as long as it has been inhabited. Using a recipe for gram masala that he inherited from his mother, he marinated head-on shrimp. After grilling them off, the prawns were served over a salad of heart of palm and peppers before finishing with a rouge sauce.
Speaking of rouge, Tom paired this course with a rose cider from Estonia called Jaanihanso. This off-dry cider’s profile of underripe strawberries played nicely with the various flavors of Brian’s dish.While mostly comprised of many different ethnic and religious backgrounds that avoid the consumption of beef, it is Mauritius’ most consumed meat. So finishing the evening’s savory lineup with wood grilled filet mignon stays true to the very diverse but cow-centric diets of his mother’s native land. Accompanying the wonderfully prepared filet was grilled pineapple, achar de legumes (a quick pickled vegetable salad) and peppercorn red currant demi-glace.
Contrasting flavors made pairing this course slightly more difficult. On one hand, the robust filet can hold up to a number of varietals. On the other, we have the red currants in the demi and the pickled veggies that bring a bit of acidity. Tom went for a middle of the road, medium bodied offering from Washington. Secret Squirrel blends grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, producing a fruit forward wine that stands up across the board.
Last but certainly least, we arrive at dessert. Guests were treated to brûléed bananas over a tart of dulce de leche and topped with vanilla rum ice cream. If there’s ever a positive sign for a chef, it has to be the sound of silence other than spoons hitting plates while dessert is being devoured.
Partnered with dessert was Dandelion Vineyards’ Pedro Ximénez out of Australia. This sherry is reminiscent of sauternes with is raisiny finish and notes of caramel.
It’s safe to say Philadelphia needs a restaurant inspired by the food of Mauritius. For now, we will just have to thank Brian’s mom for introducing him to its wonderful components and bringing them to COOK.
Grub Food Fair at Mayfield
Grub Food Fair at Mayfield Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor GRUB
Grub Food Fair at Mayfield , Manchester, 3 May–29 September 2019, free entry – Visit now
GRUB is a street food and drinks events company, set up by husband and wife team Jason Bailey and Juliana Bailey in 2014 after a successful stint as street food traders. The events provide an inclusive, festival style atmosphere, alongside exceptional food and drink from independent producers and chefs.
For the third year running, they will be returning to the Mayfield Gatehouse for the summer 2019 run of their award-winning street food markets. Situated at the back of Mayfield Depot , the site has increased in size to include more street food, a second bar , a dedicated kids play area and more seating. It offers a fantastic beer garden and is ideal for after work pints on a Friday, family eating out on Saturdays and laid back vegan brunches every Sunday this summer.
Top class street food will be the star of the show, with more traders than ever before
Top class street food will be the star of the show, with more traders than ever before. Friday will have six street food chefs while Saturday will boast eight classic GRUB regular traders (What’s Your Beef, The Ottomen, Chou Choux Patisserie, Parmstar, Bakeorama, Purely Pizza, amongst many more) alongside new GRUB traders made up of new local food heroes. Expect burgers from Wagyu Lookin At, authentic South Indian cuisine from Dosa Love, smashing American comfort food from Redheads Mac N Cheese, rustic Italian piadina from Casa Rustica, Japanese okonomiyaki from Osaka Local and some of the best vegan Mexican food in the UK from Club Mexicana.
A specially produced new line of boozey sodas from local pop producer Steep Soda
Alongside the existing bar pouring 12 keg lines and four cask lines of the best beer in Manchester and the north and the usual top quality wines, ciders and soft drinks a second express can bar is in the works which will be stocked with fantastic cans and bottles full of smashing local beer, lovely cider and even a specially produced new line of boozey sodas from local pop producer Steep Soda. This new addition promises to cut back the queues on the busy days.
The Grub Food Fair takes place every Friday and Saturday between 12 noon and 10 pm starting Friday 3rd May, Plant-Powered Sundays takes place every Sunday between 12 and 6pm. The event is free entry and welcomes all comers including families and dogs. Full details of the re-launch event can be found on the Facebook event page here . The Mayfield Gatehouse is located at Baring Street, Manchester M1 2AD. Grub Food Fair at Mayfield , Manchester 3 May–29 September 2019 Free entry
9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend
9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend On the menu: Rockland’s pig and oyster roast, José Andrés patio party, and ZooFari. Tweet Share Union Market. Photograph courtesy of Edens.
Union Market’s Indian vendor DC Dosa is dishing out its secrets on Thursday with an on-site dosa demo session . Join founder Priya Ammu and Jennifer Jones —the DC food event organizer behind Cosmopolitan Plated —for step-by-step instructions on how to create the rice-based Indian crepes along with chutney. Tickets are $60 and wine is included.
Start the weekend a day early on Thursday with a hearty pig and oyster roast from Rockland’s Barbecue . Tickets ($35) cover a full spread, including oysters, sides, and beer and wine. The entirety of the proceeds will go to Doorways , an organization which supports the homeless and abuse victims in Northern Virginia. Photograph courtesy of ChurchKey.
Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; Teach people how to make pad Thai, lower their spending on takeout. Tastemakers is doing just that on Friday with a Thai food cooking class that runs from 7 to 9 PM. The course includes instruction on how to make the classic noodle dish, cucumber salad, and spring rolls. Tickets are $75.
ChurchKey is celebrating its tenth birthday by adding more than 25 beers to its already-enormous tap list on Saturday . Logan Circle’s pioneering beer bar plans to pour brews from local producers like Richmond’s The Veil Brewing Co. and far-flung operations like Los Angeles’ Monkish Brewing . Entry is free—the beer isn’t—and considering the wide variety of options and event’s hours (11:30 AM to close) there are lots of reasons to show up. Photo by Evy Mages
Celebrate mom and/or the opening of Cork Wine Bar’s patio this Saturday from 2 to 4 PM with a wine tasting event featuring vintages created by 15 different women. Try pours from Italian winery Le Fraghe’s Matilde Poggi or Heidi Schrock of Skurnik Wines in Austria. Design snobs should note that the patio’s decor is the work of DC’s own Amanda McClements of Salt & Sundry . Tickets go for $25.
If the patio part of that last entry peaked your interest, consider this: José Andrés is hosting a patio party for his National Harbor restaurant Fish on Saturday from 2 to 5 PM. Included in the $90 ticket are Maryland crabs, bites from the patio menu, Spanish cider and the opportunity to don your best “nautical chic” attire.
Live like royalty—or a diplomat—for an afternoon during the European Union Open House on Saturday , part of DC’s annual Around the World Embassy Tour. Visit embassies of France, Sweden, Greece—and yes, even the United Kingdom —from 10 AM to 4 PM and try tastes of their cuisines from embassy chefs and local restaurants. Admission is free and crowds tend to be large so plan to arrive early (and wait in lines).
Sunday is Mother’s Day—do you have a plan yet? Basically any restaurant serving brunch (or dinner) has a special or giveaway. We can help you narrow down the options with fun itineraries for mom, whether she likes to eat by the water or visit local vineyards.
Hone your ability to eat and dance during Eastern Market’s Mercado DC Latin American street food festival on Sunday . Indulge in Latin and Spanish flavors from 10 AM to 3 PM. Online tickets are $12 and the event is free for anyone under 17. Blue crab boils at Brookland’s Finest. Photograph courtesy of Brookland’s Finest.
And heading into next week…
Dig into crabs ever Tuesday in May at Brookland Finest . Chef Shannon Troncoso offers a boil with local blue crab with sweet corn, red potatoes, and Andouille sausage in a spicy Old Bay broth paired with beers from different local breweries (up first: Hellbender). The prix-fixe is $30 per person.
Give the work week a brief intermission at Nationals Park’s Bourbon and Baseball event starting at 5:30 PM on Wednesday . Fans will get access to an exclusive pre-game bourbon tasting, light snacks, and a discounted ticket to the 7 PM game versus the Mets ($85 per person). Specialty cocktails made with the featured bourbons will also be available for purchase at a private bar.
Mix exotic animals and tastes at ZooFari on Thursday at the National Zoo. Over 70 local restaurants offer tastes, wines, and beers. Guests can also see animals close-up and visit their habitats after hours. Tickets start at $225 for general admission, or $175 for Friends of the National Zoo. Don’t Miss a Great New Restaurant Again: Get Our Food Newsletter
A relaxing business hotel serving excellent food choices.
A must visit to enjoy not only the Sulas,Somas,Grovers but to enjoy the beautiful Taj culture of Ambad Gateway, Nasik. Its good value for money. The restaurants serves good continental,chinese and indian cuisine.
South African Indian Garam Masala
Don’t major in minor things – with love from your ancestors
❤ South African Indian Garam Masala South African Indian Garam Masala Homemade Garam Masala South African Indian Garam Masala Traditionally South African Indian recipes call for garam masala, a blend of seven spices, cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Indian food is unimaginable without Garam Masala spice. Spices give South African Indian cuisine it’s unique flavor and character. Most South African Indian recipes call for many different types of spices, many you may never have used. One of the things that people find intimidating about cooking Indian food is the vast array of spices used. Do not assume that these Indian spices are hard to find, most are to be found in your local supermarkets, and if you cannot find them there, visit the local Indian grocery store. South African Indian Garam Masala South African Indian recipe for garam masala Garam masala is a strong spice mixture and is the heart of most African Indian dishes. Homemade Garam Masala
Use these new maps to go on epic SkyTrain food crawls across Metro Vancouver
Feeling like taking on a couple of epic food crawls across Metro Vancouver? These new maps, created in partnership between TransLink and WestCoastFood, can be your guide to using SkyTrain lines to get to dining and brewpub destinations.
Called Dine the Line , the new offering features a guide each for the Expo Line, Millennium Line, and the Canada Line (plus the SeaBus).
Photo by Dan Toulgoet Aimed at locals and visitors alike, the guides easily link food fans to the best of the region, and make getting there a breeze: Just add a Compass card to the recipe.
Hop on the Millennium Line and explore breweries and eats in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam. Use the Expo Line to go on a global eating spree, starring everything from Italian at CinCin in Vancouver to Indian at Mahaveer Chef’s Choice in Surrey – with stops for Mexican at El Santo in New West and Korean at Hanwoori in Burnaby – to name a few.
Lastly, the Canada Line and SeaBus will take you from dim sum to dinner, kicking off at the award-winning Chef Tony in Richmond to the comfort eats classic Burgoo in North Vancouver.
Spicy dumplings at Xi’an in the Richmond Public Market (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome) Each map is viewable online or can be downloaded. You’ll find each one here:
Breweries and Bites via Millennium Line Dim Sum to Dinner via Canada Line World Cuisine via Expo Line “We want people to get out there and experience Metro Vancouver’s unique dining and brewpub neighbourhoods and we want people to use transit to get there,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond in a release.
“Transit connects our communities in so many ways and we want transit to be the way that residents and tourists discover culinary hubs throughout our great city.”
The CEO of Tourism Vancouver, Ty Speer, adds: “Embarking on a Dine the Line tour is like having a local guide who knows the best spots to eat in the city, and best of all, they’re accessible by transit.”
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I love most Italian food and most spicy cuisines!! (Thai, Indian etc). Not the biggest fan of pizza though the DC would eat it every night of the week if they could.
There is a cafe around the corner from us and the food is amazing!! The penne arriabata(??) in particular. When the owners went back to Italy for 3 weeks we had withdrawal symptoms!!
Best Baku Bars: Awesome Pubs for Beer, Wine, and Sports Lovers
Azerbaijan Travel: 5 Reasons You Should Visit Azerbaijan Best Baku Bars: Awesome Pubs for Beer, Wine, and Sports Lovers
Baku is a city in transition, rapidly emerging from its former Soviet past into a cosmopolitan hub. With large amounts of oil wealth flooding into the city, people are starting to enjoy going out a bit more which in turn is transitioning the city into a place with a more social atmosphere.
With the country sitting in the Caucuses, the birthplace of wine, there is a long tradition of wine making and drinking. There is also a burgeoning beer scene that is following trends across the world of people wanting to drink and try local beers.
This guide will take you through some of the best Baku bars and what they are famous for. From watching sports on big screens to enjoying the best microbrew while sitting in the Azeri sun, there is a bar for everyone in this city. I feel I should note that smoking is allowed in many bars in Baku, so they can often become a bit smokey. Best cafes and bars in Baku Hops Pub Baku
Hops Pubs is one of the best pubs in Baku. The bar has plenty of TVs dotted around so you can watch the latest sports. On the walls, you will find loads of football scarfs, so keep an eye out for your team or feel free to donate an extra scarf. The staff are incredibly friendly and serve some great local beers as well as a range of international beers.
There is a great food program and the dishes are hearty and large. In addition to showing plenty of sports, they have regular live music nights. The bar is open every day until two in the morning.
You can find Hops Pub Baku at Tarlan Aliyarbeyov 24B Baku in Baku. ⇒ Looking for the best city tours and day trips in Baku? CLICK HERE ETUD Café & Bar
ETUD Café & Bar is a great little hang out in the center of Baku, especially if you are into checking out some live music. The comfortable bar has a good array of drink and food available and is known for its brilliant jazz and blues nights with table reservations essential on live music nights.
On an average night, the bar has a chilled-out vibe and is a great place to meet with friends and enjoy a few drinks. The bar is open until 1am on weekdays and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. They accept all major forms of credit card.
You can find ETUD Cafe & Bar at 131 Lev Tolstoy in Baku. Soviet Union Pub
As far as nostalgia bars go, this is one of the best. The underground bar is a homage to all things Soviet Union and you will see an array of Soviet propaganda posters and various other memorabilia from the former world superpower.
There is a full-sized billiards table where Lenin keeps a scornful eye over those playing, ensuring no foul shots go undetected. The pub is open until 3am every day, so it’s the perfect place to grab a vodka or two for a nightcap.
You can find the Soviet Union Pub at Zeynalabdin Tagiyev 8 in Baku. William Shakespeare’s Pub
The name William Shakespeare is synonymous with England as fish and chips. This English-style pub may not sell fish and chips, but it does have the other favorite cuisine of England… curry. Rated one of the best places to get Indian curry in the whole of Baku, I highly recommend heading there for some dinner and a beer.
The bar also plays lives sport so I a great place to watch football or any other sport you may wish to see. On weekends, there are regular live band nights that lure in the crowds. The pub is open every day until two in the morning and is one of the best bars in Baku.
You can find Shakespeare’s Pub at Abdulkarim Ali-Zadeh St in Baku. Le Chateau Music Bar
If you are looking for an amazing night of live music, then head to Le Chateau Music Bar. This bar is a great little place that has live music every night from acoustic sets to some of the biggest Azerbaijani Metal bands.
If you happen to be traveling to Baku with your guitar, then you can join in for a jam session on open mic nights. The place appeals to a young demographic and has cheap drinks. They are open until three in the morning on weekdays and four in the mornings on Friday and Saturday.
You can find Le Chateau Music Bar at Islam Safarli St. 21 in Baku. ⇒ Looking for the best Baku hotels and accommodation? CLICK HERE FairPlay Pub & Café
FairPlay Pub & Café is an aesthetically beautiful bar that is popular among the locals. The hip vibe, great drinks selection (including a decent cocktail program), great draft beer, and non-alcoholic beverages helps it cater to a wide selection of people.
On weekends, there is often live music highlighting the best of young Azerbaijani talent. They have a great food menu that focuses primarily on European cuisine that is always stylishly presented. They are open until two in the morning every day and accept cash and card.
You can find FairPlay Pub & Cafe at 20 Yusif Mammadaliyev St in Baku. Beerbasha
If you love beer, this is the place to go. The stylish large bar is split over three floors and pays great respect to the art of beer drinking and brewing. They have a fantastic array of beers, both local and international, that will appeal to everyone’s taste.
There is a solid food menu that is well thought out and pairs perfectly with the beer. The best thing, however, is they have an on-site microbrewery with the ability to produce small batches of beer which are incredibly tasty.
They play live sport too, which means you can enjoy a few beers while you cheer on your team. They are open to two in the morning every day and take all forms of payment.
You can find Beerbasha at 8A Parliament Ave in Baku. ⇒ Looking for travel insurance for Azerbaijan? CLICK HERE Pivnaya Apteka
Pivnaya Apeta or in English, the Beer Pharmacy, is a cool and hip bar with lively and colorful décor. With an amazing drinks assortment, you will not be disappointed. They have a great range of beers and some of the best cocktails in the city, including a special range of beertails.
When it comes to food, they put a keen focus on the mighty burger and they are truly delicious. The bar as a whole has a great ambiance to it and is the perfect place to enjoy some drinks and food in a nice setting, especially if you are a beer fan. The bar is open weekdays until two in the morning and until three in the morning on Friday and Saturday.
You can find Pivnaya Apteka at Port Baku Residence 147 Neftçilər Prospekti in Baku. Pivnaya Apteka in Baku Offside Pub
If you are looking for a bar to watch football in, head to Offside Pub. The large and spacious sports bar has several large screens to watch your favorite teams on. There is a pretty good beer selection with many big German brands on draft. There is also a good range of bar snacks and food available too so you won’t get hungry as you watch the game.
Another great plus about this place is that it has a great outdoor seating area where you can enjoy drinks in the sunshine. The bar is open until two in the morning every day and is exceptionally easy to recognize with its green and white façade, giving the imagery of a football pitch.
You can find Offside Pub at Izmir Ave. 5 near the Near Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baku. ⇒ Looking for the best Baku hotels and accommodation? CLICK HERE Harbour Tap and Grill
The Harbour Tap and Grill is situated near the Port of Baku and keeps a nautical theme throughout the bar with influences coming from New England as well as the south coast of England to create a cozy and warm atmosphere.
They have a great beer selection as well as fantastic food; they focus on Indian cuisine although their extensive menu also has more traditional and European dishes for those not wanting a curry. On weekends, there is often live music to enjoy while downing a beer inside or on their terrace.
They are open until 11pm on weekdays and until one in the morning on Fridays and Saturdays. You can pay with either card of cash.
You can find Harbour Tap and Grill at 153 Neftçilər prospekti in Baku. ⇒ Looking for travel insurance for Azerbaijan? CLICK HERE Paulaner Baku
Throughout the world, you will hear people speak of the beer halls of Bavaria in Germany. Fortunately, Paulaner has taken its traditional beer hall style and theme and planted it in the middle of Baku. You will be able to enjoy great German beers from pilsners to delicious wheat beers (hefeweizen), served with piles of hearty and filling German food.
The staff will be dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes while carrying around liters of beers served in the traditional Maß glass. As you drink, you will enjoy traditional schlager music, with the most common Oktoberfest songs being played. The bar is open every day until two in the morning.
You can find Paulaner Baku at Alfred Nobel 25 B in Baku.
There are several great places to enjoy beer, wine, and sports in Baku, but these are some of my favorite Baku bars or ones that come highly recommended to me by locals. If you have any other suggestions, please drop them in the comments!
If you are wanting a great way to sample Baku’s nightlife, the Baku Pub Crawl is the best way to do it. The three-hour long crawl will take you to five different Baku pubs, bars, and breweries. At each bar, you will be provided with a beer, cocktail, or soft drink… although you can have a couple more if you want! This is a great way to socialize and see the cosmopolitan lifestyle in this modern capital city.
⇒ Click here to see rates and availability for the Baku Pub Crawl ⇒ Looking for the best city tours and day trips in Baku? CLICK HERE
Berkeley food spots to hit up during your last weeks here
Berkeley food spots to hit up during your last weeks here Albillo/Staff Comment 0 Cooking and studying for finals don’t exactly make for the perfect pair. You can’t exactly pay attention to your course captures at double speed while making sure your salmon doesn’t burn. Thankfully, there are tons of conveniently located spots to stop at throughout RRR Week to give you the energy you need. With so little time left in Berkeley, here are some establishments you’ve got to check out that you’ll truly miss while you’re away. Vik’s Chaat While there are tons of Indian restaurants in the close Berkeley vicinity, none of them does authentic street food as well as Vik’s Chaat. Treat yourself to one last casual lunch with friends because you’ll truly crave their dosas while you’re away. On your way out, you can even purchase a few treats at their market to take back home for your friends and family. La Note Restaurant It goes without saying that La Note is the best brunch spot in Berkeley, serving up more than just your typical take on eggs and pancakes. If you can’t decide on what to order, their selection of bread and raspberry jam alone will linger in your mouth for days. Although the lines can get long on the weekends, it’s well worth the wait, especially for your last days spent in the East Bay. Ippuku Izakaya-style restaurants are hard to come by in Berkeley, so you won’t want to say your goodbyes to the city without a reservation here first. After all your hard work throughout the semester, their savory yakitori offerings make for the perfect last supper to treat yourself to. The ambiance is another quality that makes it hard to beat, especially when you want nothing more than to wind down after a long day of studying. Sliver Pizzeria If you’re looking for a meal that’s as quick as it is tasty, Sliver is the go-to spot in Berkeley. Their pizza is made with the freshest ingredients and different topping combinations each day, so you’ll always be surprised by what’s in store. Sliver is one of the few pizzerias to allow you to step outside your comfort zone of cheese and pepperoni pizzas. There’s no need to venture all the way to San Francisco to satisfy your taste buds. The variety of cuisines in Berkeley is just as satisfying if you know where to go. Though there may be long waits at each spot, there’s no better time to go than now, when your days left in the city are limited and you’ve got nothing but free time on your hands! Ippuku , La Note , Sliver Pizza , Vik’s Chaat About this blog
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Enjoy the exquisite views and a dog-friendly atmosphere[…] Lunchtime Plates Menu @ The Capital Grille – Costa Mesa May 9 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Lunchtime Plates Menu With your time at a premium during the day, The Capital Grille has made it so a remarkable lunch can easily be yours to enjoy. The Plates menu promises two courses for $20, served[…] Two Course Express Lunch Specials @ Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine – Santa Ana May 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Healthy and nutritious two-course Express Luncheon Menu Monday-Friday: 11:30 am – 2 pm. Entrée Specials (Choice of 1) $10 *Selections served with Soup of the Day, Basmati Rice Pilaf, Veggies & Nan Bread SAAG DAL[…] Meiomi Wine Tasting @ Rothschild’s – Corona del Mar May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Come join Rothschild’s Restaurant in Corona del Mar for a special wine tasting of Meiomi’s Pinot Noir and Rosé! Served alongside their Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. in the bar and patio. Click[…] Teacher Nights @ Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails – Los Alamitos May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Every Tuesday at Mama’s on 39, teachers can come in after school for: $3 Mai Tais $3 Margaritas $3 Small Plates 1/2 Off Wine by the Glass Thursday Specials @ Campus JAX – Newport Beach May 9 @ 3:00 pm Campus JAX hosts Thursday Specials with Happy Hour drink prices and menu ALL night long! 3pm to close…$2 off ALL drafts, $3 off ALL wines, $5 deep well, and featured specialty cocktails! For more information, visit www.campusjax.com. Wing Thursdays @ ParkStone – Newport Beach May 9 @ 3:00 pm Wings special valid for dine-in and To Go only– not available in drive-thru. Beer special for dine-in only. Mainstream Pints include Bud Light, Budweiser, and Coors Light. Above specials not valid with other coupons, offers[…] Tiki Night @ 17th Street Bar & Grill – Tustin May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm Tiki Night Stop by 17th Street Bar & Grill on Thursday nights for Tiki Night featuring specialty tiki cocktails and food specials from 3:30 pm to close. Make a reservation today! Burger at the Bar May 9 @ 4:00 pm Burger at the Bar Tuesday-Friday, Sunday @ Park Ave. 4pm – Close ONLY $12.50 Get your choice of burger served with our house made chips, fries or slaw PARK AVE. BURGER Fresh Ground Chuck Angus Beef […] Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza T… @ Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza Thursdays Pechanga Resort & Casino enters the waters of the Southern California casino lobster wars with its all new Lobster & Seafood Extravaganza on Thursdays beginning January 11, 2018. For $44.99,[…] Nacho Average Thursday @ Tree Branch Cider House May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nacho Average Thursday Complimentary Nacho Bar starting at 5 pm, Happy Hour is from 4 pm to 6 pm! View the Tree Branch Cider House website for more specials and information on this new and[…] Senorita Thursdays @ Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen – Brea May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dance the night away with LIVE Latin music! Senorita Thursdays is happening at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in Brea. Enjoy $5 Menu Specials: Skinny Margaritas Sangria Mojitos and Select Appetizers For more information visit, www.chachaslatinkitchen.com[…] Tapas specials starting at $4! @ Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen – Irvine May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Starting at 4:00, Cha Cha’s in Irvine is offering $4 Tapas and Sangria specials every Thursday. For more information, go to http://www.chachaslatinkitchen.com/irvine