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Portola Coffee Lab Prepares for Barista Competition at Theorem

Posted on March 1, 2013 | 12:25pm

To prepare for the upcoming 2013 Southwest Regional Barista Competition & Brewers Cup, Portola Coffee Lab is using Theorem as a training ground.  Portola is sending two talented representatives, Ryan Redden and Truman Severson, to compete for the title of best barista in the West and the opportunity to advance to the national competition.

Judges Sheet at Theorem

Baristas are expected to execute the preparation and service of 3 different beverages for 4 judges for a total of 12 beverages in 15 minutes.  Judges grade the baristas on presentation, crema, balance (sweet vs. acidic and complex vs. simple flavors), mouth-feel, body-feel, latte art, creativity and explanation. Read More

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Pacific Symphony presents: Tosca at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted on February 27, 2013 | 10:36am

Giacomo Puccini’s timeless opera, “Tosca” was brought to life by the Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale, Conductor Carl St. Clair and a talented cast of performers last night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Read More

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Top Margaritas in Costa Mesa to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Posted on February 22, 2013 | 11:06am

From frozen, blended, on the rocks, flavored or traditional, there is a seemingly endless variety of margaritas to choose from.  Not that an actual reason is ever needed to enjoy a delicious margarita, but because today is National Margarita Day, we thought we would share some great places to indulge in a frosty beverage.   Costa Mesa is home to several establishments that serve unique, mouth-watering margaritas.  Just a warning, you may be tempted to have one at lunch! Read More

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Centennial Farm Garden Classes: Urban Chickens Demystified

Posted on February 21, 2013 | 11:09am

Centennial Farm at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa hosts monthly garden classes that are free to the public.  Each class explores different topics in gardening, different uses for your yard and sustainable landscaping practices.  Whether you’re an advanced green thumb, or just interested in learning more about growing a garden, there is a class for you. So, before you enroll yourself in one of these classes, it always helps you to brush your knowledge from the guide you can avail at homeandgardeningguide.com.

Centennial Farm

February’s garden class was a little different from the rest of the scheduled classes.  Instead of focusing on plants, the class was dedicated to educating the public on raising chickens.  Urban Chickens Demystified featured guest speaker Therry Vargas as she presented everything you need to know about raising chickens in your backyard. Read More

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“Sweets & Eats” Valentine’s Day Food Truck Fare in Costa Mesa

Posted on February 14, 2013 | 2:35pm

Love wasn’t the only thing is the air today for Valentine’s Day, as the scent of lobster, bacon, burgers, tacos and more filled the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa for the weekly Food Truck Fare.

Crowds at the Lime Truck

If you’ve ever had an argument on what to eat for lunch or dinner, the Food Truck Fare will alleviate any stress caused from making dining decisions.  With a wide variety of cuisine to choose from, the Food Truck Fare will satisfy any hunger, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Read More

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