The Best Vegan Eats in Irvine

Living a plant-based lifestyle in Southern California is no longer the burden it once was. Orange County still lags behind Los Angeles in the plant-powered movement, but Irvine is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in Orange County. With its great range of diverse cultures, Irvine welcomes every kind of cuisine as well as people to its community. With over 65 square miles to its limits, Irvine is a big …

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Renegade High Art Cuisine: Pop-Up Dinners in O.C. and L.A. by Adia

Nowadays, in the age of social media, the art of creative audacity has never been more vital in order to be seen, heard and relevant. The line between crafted photo opps and #IRL experience is blurring, as the global digital ecosystem ups the collective standard of what makes the cut as fresh and interesting, online or off. Chefs Karlo Evaristo and Jared Ventura are at the top of their game …

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North Italia: A Meeting of Passion and Detail

If you don’t have the budget to go to Italy to mangia, you can still find unique Italian dishes here in Southern California. North Italia, the modern Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, has locations in Santa Monica, El Segundo and Irvine. Regional brand chef Sam Sleman oversees the innovative menus. “I love to cook because food is something that brings people together around a table. It’s something I’m passionate …

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Hello Kitty Cafe Lands in Irvine

When you think of Sanrio’s Hello Kitty brand, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t a craft cocktail bar. Luckily for the adult Hello Kitty fan wanting to celebrate the Sanrio brand, there’s now a place to go. On Sept. 14, the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe opened its doors at the Irvine Spectrum Center. It’s the brand’s first permanent cafe concept, and offers both afternoon tea and a …

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Quench Your Craft Beer Thirst in Irvine

If you’re looking to enjoy a craft beer, you know your options are endless in Southern California. In Orange County alone, you can find dozens of specialty and craft breweries that offer tap and tasting rooms. But sometimes decisions are hard. So, we’re here to help! We’ve been to all the great beer spots in Irvine and can tell you without a doubt what places should be your first – …

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TRADE Food Hall Brings Eats to Irvine

TRADE Food Hall is not the typical strip mall or cafeteria you’d expect to find in the Irvine Business Complex near the airport. It’s an open-air, fast-casual restaurant scene where you can find young professionals, social media personalities, students and artists on any given day for lunch or happy hour. It’s a spot where you can get tasty food or eats that looks good for your Instagram feed. TRADE is …

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