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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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Arc Restaurant Review: Food & Libations in Costa Mesa

Posted on February 12, 2013 | 4:57pm

As the newest restaurant at the OC Mix in the SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, Arc Restaurant serves contemporary American dishes from a wood-burning oven.  With the straightforward idea of “Food & Libations,” Arc produces mouth-watering contemporary American fare and cocktails made from their “scratch” bar.  There are also several unique craft beers to choose from.

Arc Restaurant

The décor inside Arc is simple and clean with wood, dark colors and cast-iron motifs throughout with seating in booths and at the large bar. The centerpiece, of course, is the wood-burning oven. Read More

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Five Must-Go Places for Lunch Deals in Costa Mesa

Posted on February 8, 2013 | 9:36am

Old Vine Café

Old Vine Café has an inspired lunch three-course pre-fixe menu that features a starter, entrée and dessert. Every option showcases Chef Mark McDonald’s brilliance, but the main reason why Old Vine tops our list is because breakfast is still served.  If you prefer sweet, savory or something comforting, Old Vine Café has the perfect breakfast dish to satisfy any taste.  If you’ve haven’t been to Old Vine yet, be sure to try the open-faced –  a freshly made biscuit with sausage, scrambled eggs and a homemade chipotle gravy.  Old Vine also makes all of their own spreads from scratch.  The unique dishes make Old Vine Café one of the most popular eateries not only at the CAMP, but in all of Orange County.

Old Vine Cafe

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Chinese Lunar New Year at South Coast Plaza

Posted on February 5, 2013 | 12:04pm

February is going to be an exciting month at South Coast Plaza with Lunar New Year events, specials and giveaways.  The Year of the Snake will kick-off on February 5, with a towering snake exhibit and floral arrangement.  The exhibit will be on display in Jewel Court until February 17.

Year of the Snake Exhibit

Between February 7 and 17, shoppers have a chance to win prizes and a South Coast Plaza shopping spree.  There will be an enter-to-win promotion at the four concierge desks with special red envelopes concealing prizes.  Thousands of envelopes will be distributed, but only 50 contain a prize. Read More

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