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Nepenthia Beer Garden in Costa Mesa

Posted on June 10, 2013 | 10:36am

Breweries, eateries, artists, musicians and more gathered in TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa for the first ever Nepenthia Beer Garden.  The idea of creating a “pop-up” beer garden for one afternoon with food, art and music was the inspiration of Bobby Navarro of 100 Eats and Inspire Artistic Minds.

Nepenthia Beer Garden  

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The Best Sandwiches in Costa Mesa part one

Posted on March 12, 2013 | 9:34am

The creation of the sandwich is widely credited to John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich.  The story behind the sandwich is that Montagu was an avid gambler who created the hand-held meal so he could keep one hand free and continue to gamble while he ate.

The sandwich has evolved since Montagu’s stubborn, yet brilliant idea to put meat between two slices of bread.  It comes at no surprise given the versatility and variety of the sandwich that it has become one of the most popular food items in the United States.  It has even inspired its own day (and month).

The variety of amazing sandwiches in the City of the Arts, Costa Mesa, is no exception.  Travel Costa Mesa has compiled a two-part list of the top restaurants to enjoy the art of an amazing sandwich.  Be sure to try these sandwiches before we share the second half of our list.  Each sandwich tastes so good that even Montagu would take a break from gambling to enjoy one!

Monte Cristo from Le Chateau Garden Bistro

The Monte Cristo from Le Chateau at the Ayres Hotel and Suites Costa Mesa has received numerous accolades and has been hailed as the best Monte Cristo in Orange County.  The deep-fried, double-decker of bliss is turkey, ham, Swiss cheese and powdered sugar dipped in egg batter and served with raspberry Chambord jelly.  Although Monte Cristos  are not a common menu item, it is hard to find one that can compare to Le Chateau’s.

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Costa Mesa Culinary Destinations: The OC Mix & SoCo Collection

Posted on January 21, 2013 | 1:12pm

The OC Mix is unlike any other shopping center in Orange County. Located just a few miles from South Coast Plaza, at the SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, lies a gathering of over 25 vibrant retail stores, one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants and bars, all with an emphasis on local products and services.

The OC Mix has grown to become one of the leading shopping destinations in Orange County.  With an eclectic gathering of shops and eateries, the MIX draws crowds from all over Southern California.  The OC Mix also hosts several events throughout the year and hosts Orange County’s best farmers’ market each Saturday.  The OC MIX may still be the best kept secret in Orange County, but with its growing popularity, it is quickly turning the OC Mix into a cultural hub. Read More

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