OC Weekly is proud to bring you OC's biggest taco tasting! On January 27th, 2018 over 30 taco locations are ready to serve their best taco tastings! Modelo, Milagro and our other spirit sponsors will be serving up their finest sips to make Viva Los Tacos an event not to miss! Live entertainment, art exhibits and much more will also be available! Tickets are on sale now, including general admission tickets and VIP tickets, which give you 1-hour early entry into the event and an exclusive gift bag. Proceeds from this event will benefit local non-profit, Santa Ana Unidos, a non-profit utilizing after school activities and art as intervention and prevention to local youth heading down the wrong path! Get your tickets here - use code MAINPLACE for $10 off.
Presented by Foodbeast and NISSIN, The Original Cup Noodles, this anticipated food festival will feature some of the craziest, most delicious, and inspired noodle creations.
Event Date: January 27th, 2018
Event Location: Downtown Santa Ana, outside of Esports Arena at 120 W 5th st, Santa Ana CA 92701
Early Bird Ticket Sales Begin: December 21st, 2017 -- $7 Marketplace | $45 VIP
Early Bird Ticket Sales End: January 8th, 2018
Standard Ticket Price: $10 Marketplace | $60 VIP
Tickets for NOODS NOODS NOODS can be purchased at: www.noodsfest.com
More About the NOODS NOODS NOODS Marketplace Ticket:
Marketplace will run from 12:00PM - 11:00PM
- The NOODS Marketplace is a pay as you consume experience
- Check out a one-of-a-kind art activation created by Paul Fuentes (*Museum of Ice Cream artist)
- Experience the Nissin Gaming Couch, a Cup Noodle area for guests to play games during the event
- Also provides entry to the Esports Arena during the largest Smash Bros Tournament in the US
More About the NOODS NOODS NOODS VIP Ticket:
VIP will host (2) sessions 3:00PM - 6:00PM and 7:00PM - 10:00PM
- A NOODS VIP Ticket includes everything in the Marketplace
- An All-You-Can-Consume Pass to sample all of the exclusive food items created by top food concepts, including a collaboration with Faze Cheo and Cup Noodle.
- An exclusive Cup Noodle photo activation
In case you missed NOODS NOODS NOODS last year, over 5k attended and got down on the noodle-fun. With over 57 million impressions and 15 million social engagements, NOODS 2017 certainly served up some buzz-worthy items. We hope that you can attend this year’s event and share all the NOODS with your audience as well.
SideDoor is known for its award-winning cheese and charcuterie offerings, and in 2017 began presenting a new series dedicating one evening a month to boutique creameries and specialty cheeses. A different creamery is featured at each event, and twice a year the series culminates in the ultimate celebration of fromage with the Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party – the next taking place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The evening will showcase the previous four creameries of the series including Jasper Hill (September 2017), Rogue (October 2017), French Theme (November 2017), and Andante (December 2017), and offer cheese, charcuterie, passed appetizers and beverage pairings. SideDoor’s own certified expert and cheese monger, Tracy Nelsen, will be on hand to educate guests on the various cheeses presented and to recommend the perfect pairings.
Wednesday, January 17, 5-9 p.m.
Five Crowns & SideDoor’s Greenhouse, Patio and Garden
3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
$45 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
To purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/2BLEfwp
RESERVATIONS AND CONTACT:
Please contact Kathryn@theaceagency.com with interest and inquiries.
SideDoor is Corona del Mar's first and only English gastropub. A red key hangs over the entryway on Poppy Street as an unspoken invitation to indulge in world-class spirits, craft beer and wine flights. Cozy up to one of the fireplaces and explore the ever-changing menu offering seasonal plates portioned for sharing, fine cheeses and charcuterie. Combine delicious food and drink in a convivial atmosphere and you're sure to make memorable taste discoveries.
Celebrate the new year with a boozy Monday brunch at Lighthouse Bayview Café. Newport Beach’s waterfront culinary destination will welcome 2018 by extending its weekend brunch to Monday, January 1. Complete with bottomless mimosas, oversized bloody mary’s and an all-new Rise & Shine Bar Menu, find the perfect libation to match any craving—try the refreshing new cocktail The Duffy Cruise, made with vodka, fresh lemonade, triple sec and sugar rim. Indulge with menu items such as the Croissant French Toast with salted caramel drizzle, whipped cream, brûléed bananas and almonds, Avocado Toast with poached eggs, cherry tomato confit, arugula and lemon, and much more.
Rise & Shine Bar Menu
The Duffy Cruise
Vodka, fresh lemonade, Triple Sec, sugar rim, 9
Vodka, lime juice, clover honey syrup, sparkling wine, 9
Champagne Mimosa served traditional, Hawaiian, cranberry or strawberry lemonade, 8
(Bottomless mimosas available to add to any entrée for $10)
Tequila, lemonade, lemon juice, Triple Sec, 9
Strawberry Basil Bellini
Freshly muddled strawberries and basil, sparkling wine, 8
Oversized bloody mary with house bloody mary mix and variety of toppings, 12
Monday, January 1
7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lighthouse Bayview Café
1600 W. Balboa Blvd.,
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Lighthouse Bayview Café, Newport Beach’s hidden waterfront restaurant, is uniquely located on the Balboa Peninsula on 16th Street at Marina Park within a 24,000-square foot sailing and community center that encompasses a park and multiple picnic areas adjacent to a 23-slip marina. The Café features a dock space for boaters to access the park from the water. The dining experience at Lighthouse Bayview Café comes with gorgeous 180-degree harbor, mountain and city views and access to the sand. The Café’s modern beach ambiance and innovative menus are distinctive and unmatched on the Balboa Peninsula.
Toast to 2018 aboard the majestic Queen Mary and ring in the New Year with a night of captivating live entertainment, delicious food, and spectacular drinks culminating with one of SoCal’s top New Year’s Eve fireworks display on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Travel throughout the ship’s decks, ballrooms, and salons for one night of multiple celebrations including a live performance by well-known 90’s artist, Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Dubbed Southern California’s top fireworks display, the 15-minute-long fireworks show paints the night sky with exhilarating colors in-sync to New Year Eve themed music off the stern of the Queen Mary.
NEW YEAR’S EVE ENTERTAINMENT:
- Grand Salon
- Sip champagne and sing along to exciting Los Chicos Del 512 Selena Tribute Band with live performances at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Windsor Salon
- Delight in the New Year’s Eve Buffet – Regional Cuisine of Mexico. Walk up only and seating starts at 8 p.m.
- Capstan Deck (Champagne Suites)
- Upgrade your night with private Champagne Suites including a private lounge, private bar, personal server, upgraded party favors, Hors d'oeuvre & Cheese Platter, (2) Bottles of Champagne OR (1) One Liter Bottle of Vodka wit mixers, (10) VIP tickets, private escort to Champagne Deck by the captain and exclusive firework viewing.
- Royal Salon
- Dust off your boots and pull up a bar stool for country line dancing and country music. Live performances from Daniel Bonte and the Bona Fide at 8:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m., and 11 p.m. DJ Coral Rodriguez will spin top country hits at 8 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and 11:45 p.m.
- Promenade Deck
- Channel your inner George Clooney from Ocean’s Eleven and lounge at the Promenade Deck while playing popular casino games for prizes and sipping on your favorite classic cocktail.
- Sports Deck
- Spin and dance onto the Sports Deck into New Year’s Eve vibes with top Reggaeton hits from 96.3’s top DJ HIFE.
- The Tea Room
- Sip on your favorite cocktails and enjoy live a jazz band in the Queen Mary’s infamous Tea Room.
- The Bow
- Lights and music presents this turn-of-the-millennium-themed dance party with black lights, LED furniture and top EDM hits by DJ Kurr from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Queens Salon
- Dance into 2018 in the Queen’s Salon and live top 40 hits from well-known DJ CUTT with a celebratory balloon drop at 12 a.m.
- Let loose and set sail into the Speakeasy themed party with the Stargazer Quintet, classic cocktails and beautiful art deco décor.
- Verandah Grill and Deck Gazebo (VIP only)
- Celebrate 2017 with popular 90’s artist Sir mix-a-lot performing live at 11 p.m. and dance to today’s top hits with well-known DJ Carisma from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. and fireworks at 12 a.m.
- Britannia Salon (VIP only)
- Dueling Pianos will take over the Britannia Salon at 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m., and 12:30 a.m. Enjoy cocktail bites till 11 p.m. VIP firework viewing will start at 12 a.m.
December 31, 2017 8pm – 1am
VIP early entry at 7 p.m.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
TICKETS (21+ only):
- GA tickets $119 - includes admission, fireworks, and access to select parties.
- VIP tickets $199 - includes early entry at 7 p.m., premium firework viewing, (2) drink tickets, access to all parties and premium firework viewing.
- To reserve a Champagne Suite, for more information, pricing, hotel packages and more, visit http://queenmary.com or call 877-342- 0742.
Please contact Tori Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest in covering the New Year’s Eve aboard The Queen Mary. Media, photographers and camera crews are welcome with prior approval.
About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 347 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is kicking off the new year in country style with a special Boots on the BeachTM New Year’s Eve party on Sunday, December 31 from 6:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Bring family and friends for an evening of celebration featuring live music, food trucks, full bars, craft beer and whiskey tasting, a cigar bar, plus country western merchandise available for purchase. Enjoy dinner before the concert at Newport Dunes’ waterfront restaurant, Back Bay Bistro. The VIP Dinner package offers seatings at 6 p.m. and includes a special four-course dinner along with VIP concert seating.
The event will take place in the 14,000-square foot Bayside Pavilion tent and present live performances by country favorites Stephen Wesley and Redneck Rodeo. David Bugenske from Go Country 105 will be host and DJ for the evening and Noe Roldan, one of Southern California’s top line dance choreographers, will teach the crowd all the right country dance moves. Stop by the bar for a glass of champagne and join the countdown with a toast to the New Year.
A percentage of proceeds from the event will be donated to ACT Today! in support of autism care and treatment.
BACK BAY BISTRO VIP DINNER MENU
Baby Greens with wild berries, candied pistachios, shaved asiago cheese dressed with champagne vinaigrette
Butternut Squash soup with cranberry relish
Center cut Filet of Beef served with Au-gratin potatoes, broccolini with green peppercorn sauce
Chilean Seabass served with Fennell risotto and saffron citrus sauce
*Vegetarian option available upon request
Chocolate Lava Cake
Sunday, December 31
Back Bay Bistro VIP Dinner Seating: 6 p.m.
Event Time: 6:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, California 92660
General admission: $20
VIP Seating: $60
VIP Back Bay Bistro Dinner & Concert Seating: $125
*All ages welcome. Children 7 and under receive free admission.
To purchase tickets please visit: http://bit.ly/2BzkY0H
MEDIA CONTACT: Photographers and press are welcome with prior approval. Please contact Kathryn@theaceagency.com to request credentials.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is an iconic recreational area featuring a 450-slip marina, private waveless beach and playground that has been enjoyed by families since 1958. The Dunes’ signature restaurant, Back Bay Bistro, is a critically acclaimed dining destination open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring award-winning cuisine with fresh locally sourced ingredients and stunning water views. Newport Dunes is also home to 24 mobile cottages available to the public and a state-of-the-art RV park.
Farmhouse Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead is pleased to host a special New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2017 from 6 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a Champagne toast in the beautiful terrace overlooking the scenic garden below with gourmet bites and a festive photo booth to capture the memory.
Each New Year’s Eve ticket purchased includes a glass of Champagne and a signature New Year’s Eve cocktail, a selection of highly curated cheese and charcuterie with an assortment of crudité and access to the Farmhouse photo booth in the beautiful garden setting. Dinner reservations may be made separately.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY MENU
Cheese, Charcuterie and Crudité
An assortment of hand selected cheeses, cured meats and seasonal vegetables accompanied by lightly toasted bread from Rye Goods Co. along with nuts, fresh and dried fruits and chutney
Highlighting Farmhouse’s signature cheese:
A firm but creamy gruyere style cow’s milk cheese produced in Austria and covered with local, edible flowers
Signature New Year’s Eve Cocktail
A festive, surprise cocktail hand-crafted for the occasion by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D
*Each guest will receive two drink tickets with additional beverages available for purchase
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 6-10 p.m.
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
$50 per person
*Each ticket purchase includes two drink tickets, appetizers, unlimited photo booth photos, tax and gratuity. Dinner reservations to be arranged separately.
To purchase tickets, please visit http://farmhouserg.com/toast-to-new-years-eve-at-farmhouse/
For dinner reservations call (949) 640-1415.
ABOUT CHEF RICH MEAD:
During his 35 years of culinary expertise, Chef Rich Mead has cultivated relationships with the highest regarded local sustainable farms, allowing him to create the freshest menus using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and specially grown vegetables. In 2016, after years of planning, Chef Mead unveiled a unique and sustainable field-to-fork dining experience at Farmhouse, located within Roger’s Gardens. Nestled on over 6 acres in the garden-like setting, Farmhouse features exclusive wines, craft beers, signature cocktails, artisan refreshments and a healthy based seasonal cuisine.