Orange County

Weekend roundup

July 23-26


Concerts at the Camp

July 23. Spend your evening at this drive-in concert series at Costa Mesa’s eco-friendly retail campus every Thursday through September 10. This week, watch and listen to rock trio Psychic Barber from your vehicle and purchase takeout from several Camp restaurants such as Blackmarket Bakery, East Borough, Folks, Native Foods, Umami Burger and Vitally Caffe. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661.

Sunday Morning Park Yoga

July 26. Kick start your morning with ocean views and yoga at Sunset Ridge Park. Bring a mat to enjoy a one-hour vinyasa yoga class in person for all levels and ages followed by complimentary cold KOE Kombucha, Perfect Hydration Water and Suja Juice. The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway and Superior in Newport Beach with parking lot available on the corner. Want to stay home? You can join via Zoom live or on the OC Yoga Festival Facebook page. 9-10 a.m. Free; donations encouraged.

Food + Drink

Heirloom Tomato Menu at The Ranch

July 23-26. To showcase the heirloom-tomato harvest from the restaurant’s own farm, The Ranch in Anaheim presents a five-course tasting menu featuring the star summer ingredient. Highlights include heirloom-tomato-water-poached Skull Island spot prawns with heirloom-tomato gazpacho, and 24-hour-tomato-braised Cape Grim short rib with heirloom-tomato risotto. Curbside pick-up 3-8 p.m., $59 pp. Add four bottles of paired wine, $90. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.

Patio Dining at A Restaurant

Reopens July 23. Set the stage for a romantic evening with dinner on A Restaurant’s new patio. Enjoy seasonal cocktails or wine from a curated list paired with dishes from a menu of A Restaurant classics and contemporary specials courtesy of newly appointed corporate executive chef Alfonso Ramirez alongside chef de cuisine Roberto Gomez. Reservations required. Open daily 5-10 p.m. 3334 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.6505.

Lit Cafe Anniversary

Through July 31. Happy first anniversary to Lit Cafe! In celebration, Lit Cafe is offering a special $1 menu through the end of the month that includes some one-of-a-kind creations—such as the Heath Bar cookies (pictured)—from pastry chef and co-owner Erica Tjangnaka. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1071 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 100, Anaheim, 657.208.3485.

Alfresco Dining and Summer Dishes at Descanso

Now Available. The modern taqueria welcomes guests to its reimagined 1,500-square-foot outdoor patio with a new summer dishes to enjoy. Seasonal items include entrees such as the mezcal lemon agave-glazed salmon, and a variety of unique margaritas including the Strawberry Lemonade with El Jimador Blanco tequila, strawberry basil shrub and lemon. M-Th 3-9 p.m., F 3-10:30 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1555 Adams Ave., Suite 103, Costa Mesa, 714.486.3798.

Summer Lobster Special

Now Available. Don’t miss out on the chance to order Raw Bar by Slapfish’s lobster special for $25 this summer (or while supplies last). The special features a 1.25-pound whole Maine lobster served chilled and stuffed with more lobster in a butter roll, or served hot with housemade coleslaw, fries and a buttered split top roll. Check out the cocktail menu with new such as a cucumber mule, Mango Sunset, pineapple jalapeño margarita and Micheladas with a Mexican lager. W-Sa 3-9 p.m., Su noon-5 p.m. Newland Center, 19694 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.587.9222.

SomiSomi at Bella Terra

Now Open. Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Treat yourself some Korean-inspired dessert from the new SomiSomi at Bella Terra. Guests can order an ah-boong (fish-shaped waffle cone filled with your choice of filling and soft serve), soft serve in a cup, or taiyaki (warm fish-shaped waffle with choice of filling for the inside). This Korean-inspired dessert offers soft serve in flavors such as milk, matcha, ube, black sesame, coffee and more. Open daily noon-10 p.m. 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, 714.622.4252.

Arts + Culture

Fido Fridays at Mission San Juan Capistrano

July 24. Visit the Mission every fourth Friday of the month for Fido Fridays where you can bring your furry best friend on the Mission grounds. While exploring the grounds, attendees can visit the lower garden to view a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi. Dogs are only allowed on exterior areas of the Mission grounds. Restrictions on size and breed may apply. To attend, complete the waiver form and pay the general admission fee. 2-5 p.m. See website for admission fee. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300.


Now Available. Experience Festival of Arts from home this year with foaVIRTUAL, a 3D immersive online gallery experience that allows guests the opportunity to explore and purchase artwork from more than 120 exhibitors from home. This interactive, cyber-exhibition features nine galleries with up to 17 different artists in each gallery. Free. | Support FOA

Style + Beauty

Lip Lab by Bite

Now Open. Located across from the Giant Wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Center, come in for individual consultations to create your own custom clean lipstick at the new Lip Lab by Bite. Reserve your seat and get 15% off your creation through July 31 when you enter the code LIPLAB15 online to redeem. ‌Su-Th 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 718 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.383.9339. | Reserve

Photo credits: Psychic Barber by Allyssa Cornier. A Restaurant courtesy The Ace Agency. Lit Cafe courtesy Kitchen Table Marketing + PR. Raw Bar by Slapfish courtesy Jane Gillespie PR & Marketing. foaVIRTUAL courtesy Victori Solutions. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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