Category Archives: Drinking

Old Towne is filled with hot spots to pick up a nice brew or glass of vino.

Wahoo for Wahoo’s

As many of you probably know, Wahoo's Fish Taco opened it's doors in Old Towne Orange at the end of last month. Wahoo's already won me over years ago with their delicious Maui bowls, cajun chicken tacos and special green sauce so I was excited when Kelly suggested we go check out their new location.
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New to the Hood: Marcus & Katie Avila Open El Ranchito

At this point, most of you know that the Avila's have come to OTO with their family-owned restaurant El Ranchito. I happened to be getting back from a Hawaiian vacation the day before they opened, so the next morning, with no food in the house, the family and I decided to pay them a visit for lunch. Of course, the universe played a little game on all of us that day and half the power was out in downtown Orange, including at El Ranchito. They were making it work though and still serving up their traditional recipes and margaritas! While this is pretty terrible for opening day, it made for a good memory and we had a great experience that day as well as the chance to meet owner Marcus Avila. We have been back many times since and it seems that each time, they've made another small change to what used to be PJs Abbey.
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Can you believe it's already back? The biggest 3 day event this town sees every year for over 30 years...yep, I'm talking about the Orange International Street Fair. It's on it's merry way and this event is INSANE. We're talking people packed in, grubbing on a variety of bites from all over the world, drinking in the beer, listening to some tunes and just having a GOOD TIME!
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Chow Down at OC Foodie Fest 2011 – August 27

WIN 2 VIP TICKETS TO THIS YEAR'S FOODIE FEST...SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS! I don't know how many of you attended the inaugural OC Foodie Fest last year, but what I do know is that there were thousands of you. It's going to be the same feasting, festing, fun this year, only with a few minor modifications. I had the chance to sit down and find out from the man behind the Foodie Fest, James Foxall, just how he planned to kick it up a notch this year. Here's the scoop!
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