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

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Taco Maria.
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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Veggie Grill Opens In Tustin Irvine Marketplace; $50 Gift Cards To First 50 Guests

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Jonathan Ho
Veggie Girl
Veggie Grill is kind of everywhere now, having infiltrated markets as far as Washington since it began in Irvine in 2006. There are four in Orange County alone (three in Irvine, one in Laguna Niguel), and now there's going to be a fifth, which will be its 25th store overall.

The 2,900 square foot location that used to be Pat & Oscars next to Edwards Theater at The Marketplace (13786 Jamboree Road, Tustin, Irvine, CA 92602) will open as a Veggie Grill this Thursday, June 26th at 11 a.m.

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Get a Free Pizookie at BJ's Tomorrow

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Get it

No dinner plans for tomorrow and feel like going to a chain restaurant? Well, lucky for you BJ's is offering a free pizookie for anyone who downloads their new app tomorrow, no purchase necessary.

If you don't mind another icon cluttering your screen, you can even get $5 off a $20 meal and stack it with the free pizookie code.

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Free Organic Coffee at Tastea in Costa Mesa until Friday

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If you have a habit of trawling the boba shop-riddled landscape of Rowland Heights, you might have come across one called Tastea. And if you actually drive up from the Costa Mesa area to get to it, or the existing one in Garden Grove, you may not have to anymore. The mini chain has opened a store in Costa Mesa at 1175 Baker Street, Suite E-21, and to make people aware of its existence in an area that's, well, not entirely boba-friendly, today until Friday, June 13th, it will be giving out "free organic mini coffees" from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

It will hold its grand opening on Saturday, June 14th.

Here's a cut-and-paste job I did on a press release I got on what they actual serve:

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Belmont Shore Taste & Savor Event This Wednesday & Thursday

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LP Hastings
Roe Restaurant is participating.
Belmont Shore's first Taste & Savor Event of the summer begins this Wednesday and Thursday.

What is it a "Taste & Savor Event"? Well, it's basically a two-day bargain period where just about all of Belmont Shore's restaurants on 2nd Street will give out little tastings of their food in exchange for tickets that you buy by the booklet.

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Free Cone Day At Haagen-Dazs Tomorrow!

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Did someone say free?

The important details are obvious: It's Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. One cone per person. Since we're talking after school, expect lines and charge your phone beforehand (the company wants you to hashtag the event with #HDFreeConeDay). For additional details, keep reading.

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Where To Dine Today: $1 Oysters, $2 Tacos And BOGO Breakfasts

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Of the many, MANY options you have for dining, I'm here to go over three more. The fact that they are cheaper than the words of a certain former basketball team owner is coincidence. Of course, most of them come with a catch. Let's start with my favorite meal of the day.

Today only is a Buy One, Get One Free special at Einstein Brothers. It's a very specific one, so be sure you like what you read before going. You can score a free applewood bacon and cheddar bagel sandwich when you order one. For some, that's an extra meal. My friend's kid would call it a snack. Locations include Long Beach, Westminster, Mission Viejo and Irvine. Use this link to print or save to your mobile device. Limit one person per coupon, while supplies last. Not valid at hospitals, airports, colleges (that's why we didn't include UCI, Chapman University and Cal Poly Pomona) or military bases. This offer cannot be combined with other specials, offers or promotions.

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Scoopfest At Baskin-Robbins Is Going On NOW

Anne Marie Panoringan
Warm temperatures, cool desserts

It started yesterday, is going on now, and lasts until tomorrow. Scoopfest 2014 is happening at a Baskin-Robbins near you, and all you need to do is show up. A single kids scoop is a buck, two for $2, three for $3 and so on. There's also some unconfirmed rumor that (similar to an In-N-Out burger dare) this has no limits-- meaning someone could hypothetically show up with a bucket and ask for 100 scoops for $100. Hey, maybe my friends at Foodbeast should shed some light on this?

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Free Curly Fries At Arby's TODAY for Tax Day

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Free. No tax either.
You just wrote a humongous check payable to the United States Treasury. Then you stood in line at the post office to mail that check. Feeling like you can't afford lunch? Don't have much of an appetite?

Arby's is giving out free snack-sized curly fries today only, Tax Day, with a coupon. No other strings are attached.

Is getting something free that's worth about a buck going to negate that old adage about death and taxes?

Probably not.

It also doesn't disprove that other saying about how there's no such thing as a free lunch; but this Arby's free fries on Tax Day give-away is becoming a tradition. They've been doing it for four straight years now.

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