About the Site


Released December 25, 2010

Acclamations and Appearances

Awards and Titles:
9/13/11 - Foodista's Featured Drink Blog of the Day for Strawberry Ginger Martini
9/12/12 - "Best Orange County Foodie to Follow on Twitter" by CBS Local Los Angeles
1/13/13 - "OC Food Blog that Rocks" by OC Restaurant Association for OC Restaurant Week 2013
3/6/13 - Cooking Planit Spicer by Cooking Planit
4/1/13 - Beer Month Blogger by NY Foodgasm
7/12/13 - 3rd Place Ribbon: Cooking & Recipe How-To Blog Post at OC Fair
9/29/13 - "Best OC Food Writer" nominee by Golden Foodie Awards (also covered by Orange Coast)
10/1/13 - "Best Blog" nominee by OC Weekly for Readers' Choice "Best Of OC" 2013
7/11/14 - 3rd Place Ribbon: Informational Food Blog Post at OC Fair
7/11/14 - 1st Place Ribbon: Cooking & Recipe How-To Blog Post at OC Fair
7/11/14 - 1st Place Ribbon: Editorial Restaurant Review Blog Post at OC Fair
7/11/14 - Division Winner: Editorial Food Blog Post at OC Fair
10/1/14 - "Best Blog" nominee by OC Weekly for Readers' Choice "Best Of OC" 2014

Featured Event Coverage Articles:
12/22/12 - "Seventh Tea Bar Preview" on Chef Katherine's "Press"
6/21/12 - "Blogger Events 101: Going Brazilian" for Agora Churrascaria coverage
4/20/13 - "Steampunk Tasting at Seventh Tea Bar" on Alpha Dominche's "In the Press"
6/6/13 - "Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach 2013" on No Kid Hungry's Events page
7/12/13 - "Hood Kitchen Space Vendor Tasting" on Massey Honey's "Press"
8/15/13 - "Pie-NOT Media Tasting" on Pie-Not website
9/9/13 - Carlsbad Aquafarm on Golden Shore "Media"
9/19/13 - "Lark Creek Media Tasting" for SPE Certified on SPE Certified "News"
9/24/13 - "Meet Carlsbad Aquafarm" on AnimalHealth.org
10/10/13 - "The Ranch's Private Events Center" on The Ranch's "Media"
11/27/13 - "Ways & Means Media Dinner" on Ways & Means "Press"
11/8/13 - "Rick Bayless Debuts Red O" on Chef's Collaborative Weekly Roundup
1/8/14 - Press Release for Eat LBC on Eat LBC's "Media"
1/16/14 - "Sandy's Menu Tasting" on Sandy's HB "Press"
2/4/14 - "Valentine's Day 2014 Restaurant Specials Round-Up" on Patina Group "About Us"
2/13/14 - "Tapas Time with IAM Natalie Plante" on Inspire Artistic Minds' "Press"
3/4/14 - "Meet Doner G" on Doner G website
3/20/14 - LUCCA Brunch on LUCCA Cafe "Buzz"
4/18/14 - "Meet David Slay" on Park Ave's "News"
5/1/14 - "Sunset Dinner at The Deck in Laguna Beach" on Deck on Laguna's "Press"
6/22/14 - "Finding Farmers' Markets: Santa Ana" on Sugar Beak Bakery "News"
10/20/14 - "Boathouse Collective Sneak Peek" on Boathouse Collective "Press"

Featured Interviews:
11/3/12 - "Meet Wild Goose Tavern" on Wild Goose Tavern News

Featured Recipes:
9/13/11 - Strawberry Ginger Martini as Foodista's Drink Blog of the Day
3/31/13 - Guinness Ghost Pepper Pretzels on NY Foodgasm
4/12/13 - Mini Guinness Cupcakes on NY Foodgasm
4/26/13 - "Picnic Recipes" for Creamy Chicken Chow Mein Salad on Texas Parks and Wildlife
5/2/13 - "Cooking Up Black Bean Corn Salsa Couscous" on Fastlane Magazine
6/17/13 - Roasted Curry Cauliflower on Vegetarian Recipes 24/7
6/18/13 - "43 Hydrating Recipes for Summer" for Breakfast Spring Rolls on Greatist
6/28/13 - "Cold Soups: Different Gazpacho Recipes" on Sortrachen (for Papaya Gazpacho)
7/13/13 - Pineapple Sage Iced Tea on TastyDays
9/29/13 - Roasted Curry Cauliflower on La Dolce Vita Cooking
10/1/13 - Smoky Fig Onions on Enfuso
2/9/14 - "37 Valentine's Day Ideas" for Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies on Copykat
4/2/14 - "A Mushroom Makeover for Every Occasion" for Spicy Garlic Portobello Burger on Mushroom Council
10/10/14 - "The Healthy and Delicious - Colorful Lunch Recipes" for Sesame Mushroom Asparagus Chow Mein on Workout Trends
10/25/14 - "10 Drinks That Will Finally Kick Your Pop Habit to the Curb" for Pineapple Sage Iced Tea on The Loop
12/1/14 - "21 Winter Soups That Will Warm Your Belly Without Padding Your Hips" for Mushroom and Lentil Soup on The Loop
12/14/14 - "21 Recipes That Will Make You the Darling of Your Cookie Exchange" for Thai Basil Lime Shortbread on The Loop

Featured Reviews:
7/10/12 - "Soho Taco Garners High Praise from Accomplished Food Blogger and Elite Yelper"
12/27/12 - Restaurant Review of Sushi Noguchi on Sushi Noguchi's website
4/4/13 - Restaurant Review of Cafe Medina
2/19/14 - Restaurant Review of Dominique's Kitchen on Dominique's Kitchen website
9/25/14 - "Hot Doug's Closing" for Hot Doug's review on Huffington Post
10/19/14 - Restaurant Review of Biscuit Bitch on Biscuit Bitch's website
11/12/14 - Restaurant Review of Rumba on Rumba website

Featured Photos: 
2012 & 2013 - Various on Sushi Noguchi's website
10/12/12 - "Golden Foodie Awards Honor Top Orange County Chefs" on Haute Living
4/26/13 - New Zealand Baby Lamb recipe by Chef Cathy Pavlos for Golden Foodie Awards 2013
4/26/13 - Gazpacho recipe by Chef Cathy Pavlos for Golden Foodie Awards 2013
4/26/13 - Wilted Baby Spinach recipe by Chef Cathy Pavlos for Golden Foodie Awards 2013
5/30/13 - Voodoo Shrimp by Chef David Suscavage for Golden Foodie Awards 2013
9/16/13 - "Five Creative Uses for Leftovers" for Corned Beef Hash recipe
10/31/14 - "Gino's East Will Open First Houston Area Location This Year" for Eater.com
1/8/15 - "Foie Gras Back in California" for Great Taste Magazine

References and Features:
Referenced on OC Daily News under "Food and Drink"
Referenced on Specialty Produce: Blue-foot Mushroom for Farro with Bluefoot Mushroom & Kale
Referenced on Specialty Produce: Lion's Mane Mushroom for Spicy Shallot Lion's Mane Mushroom
Referenced on TastyDays' Food Dictionary: Poblano Pepper for Creamy Poblano Soup recipe
4/10/12 - Referenced on Healthy Writer about Origins & Information - Wasabi
8/20/13 - Referenced on How to Bake on Grilled Chicken Thighs Nutrition
8/20/13 - Referenced on How to Bake on How to Know if Chicken Soup is Bad
9/13/13 - Featured on ShopMoxie in "Blogger Greatness" as a writer
1/13/14 - Referenced on Farm Veteran Coalition on Meet Primal Pastures
1/28/14 - Referenced on Tanya McQueen about Origins & Information - Wasabi
2/25/14 - Referenced on Peaceful Wife Philippines for Origins & Information - Breadwinner
3/20/14 - Featured on The Besty in "Burgers, Pastry, Soup and So Much More with the O.C.'s Much Ado About Fooding!" as full feature
1/8/15 - "Foie Gras Back in California" for Great Taste Magazine

2/5/13 - Guest Moderator for Yelp's "Meet the Owner: Blackmarket Bakery" in Costa Mesa, CA
4/23/13 - Guest on Eat Suki Eat's podcast, "Episode 11: New Bruxie Location in Huntington Beach"