Tag Archives: happy hour

Is it Thursday Yet? How to Get Over the Mid-week Hump

In midst of the challenges that the new year creates, the mid-week blues should not be one of them. If you could use a boost in your Monday - Wednesday regimen, why not visit OTO to see all they have to offer? They don’t wait until the weekend to bring on the economically tasty food and…
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Christmas Season Sweets and Treats

Are you one of those people who dreams of tasting Christmas flavors all year round? Between eggnog, peppermint and gingersnap spice we could hardly contain our excitement for the sweet tastes this holiday brings. Tis the season to shop for stocking stuffers, wrap wishes and hopes, and plan for guest arrivals. The holidays are also…
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El Ranchito – Orange You Glad It’s 5 0’Clock Somewhere?

In March, we kicked off the first of a first for I Heart Old Towne Orange. It's a new online series called Orange You Glad It's 5 0'Clock Somewhere? We know you are, just like us! That's why we decided it was about time that we had some serious fun and featured some of Old Towne Orange's happening Happy Hour spots.
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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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