Rambutan: On Sale For $5.99/lb At Seafood City in Irvine

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Edwin Goei
Hairy, but good!
Little Saigon's fruit sellers seem to have the monopoly on rambutan--the golf ball-sized fruit native to Indonesia that resemble the dangling hairy testicles of a red, alien creature--charging upwards to $8-$9 dollars a pound for this way tangier cousin to the lychee.

I gather there's room for haggling there, and they probably expect it, but I'm not much of a haggler, so I was more than a little excited when I discovered Seafood City was selling them for $5.99/lb. They had them last week and they had them yesterday, but their stock is either dwindling or people like me are buying them up.


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Free Sushi at Blue C Sushi in Fashion Island

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If you can afford to shop for Christmas presents at Fashion Island, you're probably not going to need this coupon for a free sushi roll at Blue C Sushi.

But for those of us who go to OC's toniest outdoor mall just to take pictures of ourselves in front of one of the biggest Christmas trees on the West Coast, here's a reason to stick around for lunch:

Blue C Sushi, the new revolving sushi joint next to Island Cinema, is offering the following coupon for a free sushi roll.


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The Shops at Mission Viejo Opens Upgraded Food Court With Free Swag Tomorrow

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If you're going to be at the mall anyway, The Shops at Mission Viejo is celebrating its upgraded food court (so upgraded they're calling a "Dining Pavillion") with live entertainment, a face painter, a ballon artist and all of their vendors giving out samples and special offers tomorrow (Saturday, December 6).

The first 250 guests will get a bag of swag, while they last. Also there will be giveaways every hour. The thing starts at 11 a.m., ends at 4 p.m.

Forgot what's vendors are actually there at the food cour...er, "Dining Pavillion"? It's the same line-up as before.


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Free Pizza At Blaze's Fashion Island and Santa Ana Mainplace Stores on Wednesday

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As we wrote about in the past, Blaze Pizza, which you probably already know from its outlet in Irvine across from UCI, is expanding fast. There are more outlets of this build-your-own-pizza chain opening in OC than you thought were necessary to fight off the Pieologies and other like-minded pizza concepts of the world, including Orange, Santa Ana at Mainplace, Fashion Island, Laguna Niguel, Brea Mall and Brea Gateway.



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Lollicup Offers Black Friday Deal: Drinks, Drinks And More Drinks!

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Boba for days (and days)

When you think about Black Friday deals, food doesn't really come to mind. At least, not for us. So we were curious when our local Lollicup at Diamond Jamboree decided to go balls out for the already over-the-top shopping day. And believe us when we say it's a hefty reward for waiting around.

First off, this is only available at the location off Alton and Jamboree. Next, it will require a purchase to get something back. Still with us? Then we shall continue!

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Veterans Day Special At Bruxie

Categories: Bargains, Holidays

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Thanks for serving

It's easy to lose sight of what a holiday represents. Whether it be a day off school or work, there is always significance to what we are observing. In a month where we give thanks, today we are thanking those who have served in the armed forces. Regardless of how you feel about the military, these people put their lives before ours. Show some respect.

We looked up lists of food specials for vets, but noticed our go-to waffle brand was left out of the mix. They might not be the big boy chains streaming commercials and celeb endorsements, but Bruxie is a local joint that's done well for themselves.

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Free Fluff Ice at Fluff Ice Grand Opening in Irvine Tomorrow

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What's a Fluff Ice? It's the same as a shaved snow. What's a shaved snow? Shaved snow, for those uninitiated, isn't shaved ice. It starts as a block of flavored frozen milk, which is planed by blade into long, ribbon-like sheets that are fluffy, airy and absent ice's granular crunch. This becomes the base for toppings of sugary beans, peanuts, fudge or fruit. If you've not had it, Class 302 and dozens of other vendors have popped up all over OC to offer it.

Fluff Ice is one of those. It already has a store in Costa Mesa.

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Free Small McCafés at McDonald's Until 9/29

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This one costs the usual.

If you're going to swing by McDonald's for a McMuffin, or if you need an excuse to, they're giving away free cups of their coffee until September 29th during breakfast hours.

Why? Frankly, I don't know.

But they put out a commercial that seems to be inspired by Juan Valdez and everything...

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Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Next Week (August 15-22)!

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Costa Mesa Restaurant Week happens next week. The event, which started happening three years ago, is becoming one of the better restaurant weeks in the county because of the strong roster of restaurants Costa Mesa already has.

When I say strong, I mean it. We're talking about Taco Maria, which is probably one of the most lauded and exciting restaurants to open in California in the last decade; Mastro's Steakhouse, the king of all red-meat-based meals; and old favorites like Old Vine and Hamamori.

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Free Pizza at Blaze Pizza in Mission Viejo TODAY

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Blaze Pizza, which you probably already know from its outlet in Irvine across from UCI, is expanding fast. There are more planned outlets of this build-your-own-pizza chain in OC than you thought were necessary to fight off the Pieologies and other like-minded pizza concepts of the world, including Orange, Santa Ana at Mainplace, Fashion Island, Laguna Niguel, Brea Mall and Brea Gateway.

If you're thinking "Wow, that's a lot of malls", it's probably because Blaze is founded by Rick and Elise Wetzel, the same people who brought you Wetzel's Pretzels.

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