Orange County

Weekend roundup

February 16-19


Tour de Napa

Feb. 18. Come taste through the wines of Napa this weekend as Hi-Time Wine Cellars presents the Tour De Napa. Indulge in almost 100 wines from the valley’s top wineries while interacting with winemakers, sommeliers and industry leaders. Tickets can be purchased here. 4:30-7 p.m. $125. At Singleton Classics, 2995 Airway Avenue, Suite B, Costa Mesa.

Bridal Expo

Feb. 19. Calling all brides. Bring your fiancé to a wonderful showcase this Sunday as the Aliso Viejo Country Club hosts a free Bridal Sip and See. After a welcome toast, enjoy private tours, meetings with wedding experts, vendor showcases, appetizers, and more. Sunday at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 33 Santa Barbara, Aliso Viejo. The event is by appointment only and appointments can be booked here.

Food + Drink

Hammer Burger Enters Final Week of Regular Service

Feb. 16-19. One of the best food trucks in Orange County – Hammer Burger – is entering its final week of regular service in preperation to shift into their new brick and mortar space. The truck will be serving up its beloved smash burgers at various breweries in Orange County each evening. The schedule can be found on their social media here.

Taco Mesita Soft Launches

Open Now. A new, delicious, taco spot from the creator of Taco Mesa – Ivan Calderon – has set up shop in Tustin. Aimed to be a scaled down version of the popular Taco Mesa, offering guests a menu build on quick acessibility. Guests can either dine in, or drive through to enjoy their meal. Open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 765 El Camino Real, Tustin.

Bocca Bocca and Boil and Bake Team Up

Feb. 17. Two of Orange County’s dining darlings are teaming up this Friday for a pop-up dinner not to be missed. Bocca Bocca Pizza is setting up shop for a dinner at Boil & Bake once they finish their regular daily service. Pizzas and wine will be flowing from Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. or until sold out. No reservations. Prices vary. 270 E Bristol St Suite 114, Costa Mesa. More Info

Chicken Bro is Unveiled

Now Open. A new take on hot chicken has emerged in Dana Point. Formerly Knights Schawarma – the restaurant has shifted to a new menu as it shifts to offer its take on the traditional hot chicken. Sandwiches, tenders, sliders, and more are all ready to light up your taste buds. Daily, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 34225 E Pacific Coast Highway Suite 103, Dana Point. 949.545.7045. More Info

New Specials at Stadium

Now Available. Beloved neighbood restaurant, Stadium Brew Co. has unveiled a new list of specials for hungry guests to come enjoy. From a new reuben sandwich, to a pan roasted black cod, diners can sit back and enjoy along the their favorite sports games, and a cold beer poured from one of the countless taps. Hours vary. 26731 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, 949.448.9611.

Arts + Culture

Paint Nite: Blue Magnolia Bouquet

Feb. 18. You and your friends can turn a blank canvas into a masterpiece as you drink and laugh and fall in love with art. Supplies are included with ticket purchase. Tickets and more information can be found here. 12 p.m. Pitfire Artisan Pizza, 353 E 17th St, Costa Mesa.

Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

California Cool Tie-Dye Workshop

Feb. 19. In celebration of Laguna Art Museam’s California Cool Auction, this workshop will have you creating your own tie-dye beach towel; perfect for those cool California beach days. All materials are included with ticket. Children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets and more information can be found here. Sunday at 1 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Boil and Bake, Stadium Brew Co. courtesy of The Best Ceats. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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