Orange County

Weekend roundup

March 7-10


OC Restaurant Week Concludes

Through Mar. 9. Who doesn’t love delicious food & great deals? Orange County Restaurant Week – the largest celebration of the Orange County dining scene all year long – finishes its 2024 celebration this week. Now through March 9th, enjoy countless special menus offered at discounted prices only during this celebration of all things OC restaurants. A full list of participating restaurants can be found at

San Juan Capistrano: Never Gets Old

Historical SJC Walking Tour

Mar. 9. The Walking Tour visits two San Juan Capistrano adobes built in the 1790s and the Victorian Pryor House. Hear tales of Buchard, the pirate, Juan Flores, the bandito, Chola Martina, the bruja and much more. Tours start at the train depot Saturday at 1 p.m. For more information or to set up a tour, please email or call 949.493.8444.

El Presidente Ball

Mar. 9. A tribute to the wild, wild west when San Juan Capistrano was but a fledglin’ frontier town – you fine cowpokes and señoritas best come dressed to impress in your finest Western, Spanish, Mexican, or early California duds. Tickets are available here. The ball runs this Saturday from 6–10 p.m. at El Adobe de Capistrano. 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Food + Drink

Bri Baru’s Taco Week

Now Available. Bri Baru – a Japanese Izakaya-style casual dining concept by Brio Brio Cafe – is hosting a special taco event through March 17th featuring new and exclusive food items and specials. Bri Baru is open Wednesday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (Last call: 8:15 p.m.) Same location as Brio Brio Cafe. 22681 Lake Forest Drive Suite A1A, Lake Forest.

Community Table

Mar. 8. Be introduced to friends of The Ecology Center, Chef Logan Mitchell, and her husband Gary McIntire. From the renowned Cellar Door Supper Club and Collins & Coupe in San Diego, this dynamic duo, celebrated for their commitment to local cuisine and reducing food waste, are set to illuminate the Community Table dinner series. Tickets found here. Friday at 6-9;30 p.m. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano.


Now Available. One of the best iterations of one of the all-time great sandwiches has returned. Fermentation Farm has welcomed back their fan-favorite sandwich. This corned beef is served on their house-made, long-fermented sourdough along with their signature Garlic Kraut, raw cheese, and their house-made Thousand Island dressing. Available only on select days. 1125 Victoria Street Suite R, Costa Mesa.

Irv’s Burgers Comes to the Fun Zone

Now Open. Since 1946 Irv’s Burgers have been served up just for you to droves of adoring fans – now Orange County residents can see for themselves why these iconic burgers are more than food, but California treasures. The latest location has recently opened in the Balboa Fun Zone for all to come enjoy. Open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 600 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach.

Arts + Culture

Family Art Festival

Mar. 9. The Family Art Fest provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy a day discovering the arts together. Hands-on art activities for all ages, live entertainment, and much more provides a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards. Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Smith-Murphy Park, 5290 Cameron Drive, Buena Park. 714.562.3860.

Artist Walkthrough: Modern Alchemy

Mar. 9. Join acclaimed artist-jeweler Adam Neeley for a captivating gallery walkthrough tour. Neeley’s passion for blending traditional goldsmith techniques with modern technology shines through as he unveils the unique narratives behind his stunning creations. Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. time slots. This is a ticketed event. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Irv’s photo credit to Ira Edelman, All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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