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Foodies Gather To Celebrate Orange County Restaurant & Happy Hour Week

Published: 09/11/2010

"With more than 100 restaurants participating in the past, we know that the selections will be varied for every taste and budget so that those interested may take advantage of amazing deals at the best restaurants in OC and maybe even try new restaurants," Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association.

The highlight of the Orange County Restaurant Week for Foodies are the savory special three-course menus offered at the participating restaurants. The event gives the talented chefs at these restaurants the freedom and flexibility to showcase their favorite dishes, which reflect their culinary style.

Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus within three price categories: lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30 or $40. Many of these restaurants add a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge.

"Now in our second year with our fourth event, we welcome new additions to our vast dining landscape with Canyon Restaurant, Raya at The Ritz Carlton, The Lido Deck, Seasons 52, The Catch, and many more. Of course, we are excited to see the return of OC favorites such as The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Palm Terrace, SOL Cocina, Catal, LUCCA and Splashes, as well as hundreds of others," commented Pamela.

Sponsors for the fall Orange County Restaurant Week include Cox Media, Orange Coast Magazine, OC Metro Magazine, KOCE, Jill-FM 92.7, KSWD 100.3 The Sound, Moxxe PR, Dining Out Magazine, OCStandard, AnaheimOC.org, OpenTable, Grey Goose Vodka, Orange County Performing Arts Center and OCfoodies.

No tickets or special passes are required for Orange County Restaurant Week. Just pick a restaurant and enjoy the fabulous food offered!

Happy Hour Week - What happens when Orange County restaurants, bars, breweries, pubs and eateries join together; you have a week of food, drinks and fun known as Happy Hour Week!

Offering prix fixe happy hour menus, Happy Hour Week is not just for an evening outing; it takes place all day throughout the week. This means whether you're looking for a casual place to dine for lunch or dinner, there will be plenty of choices to enjoy, so you can try something different each day. This year, Happy Hour Week runs from October 24th - 30th.

Happy Hour Week is a festive event for everyone over 21. For the designated drivers and those who prefer not to drink there will be plenty of Mocktails to sample as well. From dive bars to wine tasting on the coast, you'll find each of the participating restaurants, bars, breweries, pubs and eateries offering something tempting to savor as well as great entertainment. And, you can be certain that the Mixologists behind the bars with stir up some fun new drinks to try.

Learn More

The Orange County Restaurant Association produces Orange County Restaurant Week biannually, with an annual Happy Hour Week and a Kid's Restaurant Week.

Visit http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com/ to book a reservation, and search restaurants by cuisine, location and price.

Visit the official Happy Hour Week website at http://www.happyhourweek.com/, which will list participating establishments and their special bar menus for both food and beverages, many of which will include specialty "mocktails".

To plan your trip to Irvine, California visit the Irvine Chamber Visitors Bureau at http://www.destinationirvine.com.

 

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