Orange County

Weekend roundup

November 10-13


Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 11. Veterans from all branches of the military are honored in Anaheim on a special Veterans Day celebration hosted by the City of Anaheim. The ceremony is typically held at the City’s Veterans Monument in downtown Anaheim and the public is invited to attend and pay tribute to the brave men and women who willingly served our country. 11 a.m. 241 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim.

California Wine Festival

Nov. 11-12. California Wine Festival returns for two days of oceanfront tasting events. Friday night’s festivities will be a Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting – an intimate experience for dedicated wine lovers. Saturday, guests will taste hundreds of wines from all of California’s distinct wine regions, local craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. More information can be found here. Paséa Hotel & Spa 21080 California 1 Huntington Beach.

Balboa Craft Beer Festival

Nov. 12. Savor the sun, sights, sounds – but most importantly flavors – as the Balboa Beerfest begins! Come for unlimited tastings from various of beer (and seltzers) vendors along with local food, live music from the Dave Stephens Band and more. Also, an opportunity drawing to win some awesome local prizes, bikes, gift cards and more! 1-4 p.m. Tickers can be found here. 600 E. Balboa Blvd. Newport Beach.

Food + Drink

Italian Liqueur Tasting

Nov. 12. Join the team at The Mixing Glass this Saturday any time between 1-4 p.m. for a free tasting of Italian Liqueurs from Oliver McCrum Wines & Spirits! Alex Durfee will be on-site pouring three unique selections that span the flavor spectrum from bright and citrusy to rich and spiced. This is a free event and no reservation is required – simply stop by the shop! 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, 714.975.9952.

Spanish Wine Dinners

Now Available. Old Brea Chop House, one of Orange County’s premiere steakhouses known for its exquisite selection of meat, seafood and drinks, has debuted a limited-time, specially curated Spanish Wine Dinner! The elegant new prix fixe menu offers guests a taste of Spain right from Brea, featuring five courses celebrating many of Spain’s famed delicacies. This is a limited-time menu! 180 S Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.592.3122.

Fall Menu at Roger’s Gardens

Now Available. Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is pleased to present a new fall menu courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead. Showcasing the freshest flavors of autumn, Chef Mead’s seasonal menu welcomes several new dishes featuring ingredients sourced from local and sustainably focussed farmers and purveyors. 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, 949.640.1415.


Nov. 11. Orange County’s premier Latin eatery, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, is the place to celebrate the Veterans in your life this Veterans Day! With immense gratitude, Cha Cha’s invites Veterans to dine-in and enjoy a free entree of their choice from their menu of delicious Latin flavors all day long on Veterans Day! For reservations or view the full menu, visit Locations in both Irvine and Brea.

Arts + Culture

The Seven Ecological Regions of California

Nov. 13. As part of the Art & Nature Celebration, join Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern as he explores the landscapes of various regions in California and the art inspired by them. Mr. Stern will discuss what makes these regions unique and present historical paintings from each region. 10 a.m. More information can be found here.

Craft Market at Farmakis Farm

Nov. 12. The final artists and craft makers market of the year takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Farmakis Farm. This family-owned Christmas tree farm and farmers market is home to one of the best craft maker markets around, and this is your final chance for 2022 to come to see for yourself just what makes it so special! 29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.364.1270.

Photo credits: Farmhouse courtesy of John Dole. Cha Chas Latin Kitchen courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. Old Brea Chophouse courtesy of Powerhouse Communications. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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