[UPDATED With Even More Goodies] Giveaways and Food Specials for Next Week's Good Food/Stick a Fork In It Happy Hour at the Crosby!

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UPDATE, MARCH 8, 2 P.M.: Ehrline Karnaga of Layer Cake and Valhalla Table has donated a box of her macarons to the giveaway. How the hell are we going to give so many goodies to ustedes? See you this Thursday!
 

ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 2: Remember to mark your calendars for next Thursday at 7 p.m., folks, for Happy Hour at the Crosby in SanTana. It'll be the first OC event for KCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food With Evan Kleiman, and the first event for this infernal blog. But people have been asking what to expect. Will Evan do a cooking demo? Will Dave wow everyone by speaking yet another language? Will Edwin even show up?

The answer to all those is "no." And when I asked Harriet Ells, Kleiman's producer, what a Good Food happy hour even entails, she shrugged her shoulders and said, "We just hang out and give out stuff."

They have one other requirement for participating restaurants: food and drink specials. And does Crosby head chef Aron Habiger have some for you! Plus, have we got some goodies for ustedes!

All desserts will be $3, while the Crosby's great cheese "flat bread" (really, just a giant, yummy pizza) will go for five bucks. But the true star will be pork-belly tostadas, an off-the-menu item that Habiger has played around with. Actually, he has it down: freshly fried tostadas topped with sumptuous pork belly and his take on a Sri Lankan coconut sambal. Two of these treasures for $6--for that alone, you should show up, as there's no guarantee Habiger will ever make them again.

As for the drinks, the Crosby will have $3 sangrias, a buck off draught beers, $4 for well drinks and one-buck Pabst. It's also debuting another signature drink (Kleiman's presence tends to do that to young chefs), the Wildflower Press: Absolut Wild Tea & Elderflower vodka, blood oranges, sweet vermouth, soda and Sprite, all garnished with edible flowers. For $5--FUUUUUUCK. . . .

I'm also hearing rumors of a guest chef making an appearance, plus a special dessert. What will that be? Details to come. . . .

On our end, we're getting gift baskets ready with goodies from some of our favorite foodie folks: Blackmarket Bakery, Break of Dawn, Gabbi's, Marché Moderne, TAPS and more. What, exactly? That'll be revealed in another post later this week. . . .

Location Info

The Crosby - CLOSED

400 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA

Category: Music


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Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

I have to pick up my 16 year old son right by there at about the same time. Do you think they will let him in? Is this a bar or a restaurant? I hope he can come with me and experience some of the great food.

Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

Is this a sit down dinner type of thing or is it more of all the OC Weekly people will be in a section and we can buy various food and drink and interact with each other? i am hoping its the later.

Do you think a couple will be pretty full if they plan on spending $40 + tips?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

More like the latter, except more chaotic. And the $40 price is more than enough if you stick to their special tostadas!

Jdizzy
Jdizzy

$40 is the same amount Mr. Arellano has my TK gift card sitting on his desk for....Gus how about sending it out to me like you promised in 2009. Thanks buddy.

Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

just want to clarify that its not in 1 day but in 8 days. Not this Thursday, but the next one...

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

It's tonight, dude. Next week is Dee Nguyen of Break of Dawn doing guest chef at the Crosby. Which reminds me that I need to post about that.

Project Small blog
Project Small blog

i CANNOT WAIT for this event!! OC food love is going to be in serious effect.PS: those tostadas are good-he should keep them on the menu.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

It'll feel good to be speaking English again, actually.

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