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International Picnic Day

Posted on June 18, 2013 | 10:14am

One of the best ways to celebrate a sunny summer day is by having a picnic in the park!  Luckily, Costa Mesa has an abundance of summer sunshine and beautiful parks to make the City of the Arts an ideal place to celebrate International Picnic Day.

While there is little information on the origins of International Picnic Day, popular belief is that the practice started shortly after the French Revolution, where, for the first time, royal parks were opened to the public.

International Picnic Day is not an officially recognized holiday, but rather, just a great excuse to enjoy the company of friends and family while dining outdoors.  The “holiday” always falls on June 18.  If you want a simple and fun way to celebrate, and don’t want to spend time preparing food, simply order from your favorite restaurant and head to your local park.  Travel Costa Mesa put together some food and park suggestions for today’s festivities. Read More

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Where to Eat for Father’s Day

Posted on June 14, 2013 | 10:52am

Father’s Day, the annual celebration of dads everywhere is just a few days away.  Each year on the third Sunday in June is the day dedicated to showing your appreciation for your father.  The concept for the holiday was founded in 1910, but was not issued a presidential proclamation until 1966. Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday six year later in 1972.

Father’s Day has spread to many countries throughout the world and varies in celebratory customs.  In the United States, the holiday is generally associated with giving your father a gift to show your appreciation and gathering for a meal.

As part of the new-look Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, The Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar always serves delectable fare and unique cocktails.  For Father’s Day, The Silver Trumpet has put together a menu featuring dad’s favorites.  Enjoy a 16 oz. grilled porterhouse steak with a loaded baked potato and seasonal vegetables.  Dad will also enjoy the half-price beers!  Call 714.442.8593 for reservations.

Silver Trumpet Father's Day

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Gourmet Food Fair at Mitsuwa Marketplace

Posted on June 13, 2013 | 1:27pm

Costa Mesa is home to many of the top dining destinations in Orange County.  From fine dining to small, casual eateries, and everything from traditional fare to contemporary cuisine, there is something for everyone’s palate (and wallet) in the City of the Arts.

Mitsuwa Marketplace

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Costa Mesa 60th Anniversary

Posted on June 11, 2013 | 10:15am

Since its incorporation into Orange County in 1953, Costa Mesa, a city that was once known as Harper, has grown into the leader of the arts in OC.  Although the City of the Arts is celebrating its 60th Anniversary June 28-30, the name change took place in 1920 when a local teacher won a contest to officially change the name of the city.  Meaning “coastal tableland” in Spanish, Costa Mesa’s name refers to the city’s geographical features as a plateau near the ocean.

While there certainly aren’t many who remember the rural farming town of Harper, modern Costa Mesa has gained a reputation as the place to go to celebrate the art of the stage, dining and shopping.

Costa Mesa is 60

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National Cheese Day in Costa Mesa

Posted on June 4, 2013 | 11:57am

June 4 is National Cheese Day and celebrating is easy – all you have to do is indulge in your favorite type of cheese!

Hundreds of different types of cheeses from many countries exist.  With vast differences in shape, color, consistency, taste, smell and texture, there is a seemingly endless variety of cheese to choose from.  In this regard, cheese has many parallels with wine.  The ingredients, process, origin, use and other factors vary greatly.  Like wine, cheese is equally as diverse and can certainly add to just about any meal.

Whether you are a cheese aficionado or just looking to expand your palate, the Cellar Cheese Shop at the OC Mix in Costa Mesa is a one-stop-shop for any and all of your cheese desires!

Cheese Shop by Anne Watson Photography

Photo by Anne Watson

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