A Taste of Greece Annual Festival This Weekend in Irvine

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Dolmathes!
Opa! The 36th annual "A Taste of Greece" at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine is this weekend.

There will be vendors selling gyros, pastichio (Greek lasagna), loucanico (Greek sausage), spanakopita (spinach and feta pie), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), saganaki (Greek brandy-flamed cheese) and so much teeth-rotting baklava to give your oral hygenist nightmares. There will be dancing, music, and wine. As with every year, the party lasts three days.

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I Love Poke Festival Coming June 28!

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Endless poke

We think it is safe to say that this is the year of poke. We aren't complaining, either. Our cubed obsession can keep us cool in the heat, or spice things up with the proper dressing. And the poke festival has been ahead of the game, providing succulent seafood for the masses since 2009.

This time around, the party has shifted to Huntington Beach. And not simply to a beachside restaurant. We're talking the highfalutin' Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.

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OC Weekly Decadence Presale Tickets Happening NOW!

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Tasty morsels await!

Veteran Decadence attendees know the drill: Buy tickets early; reap the rewards later. Each year, Weeklings work behind-the-scenes to bring you an assortment of the county's tastiest eats and beverages. We're talking upwards of 50 vendors to amuse your senses.

Choosing the destination is half the fun. This year, shoot down the 405 to Jamboree and descend upon Hotel Irvine. Your presale opportunity ends on Father's Day (Sunday, for those of you not paying attention). Our partial vendor listing begins when you keep clicking.

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Little Saigon Night Market Starts Again This Friday

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OC Night Market is done. The OC Fair is still a month away. But you know what starts again this Friday? The Little Saigon Night Market. The crowds will be as equally insane as OC Night Market, as will be the parking situation. But at least parking and admission is free.


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Garden Grove's Strawberry Festival Starts Tomorrow

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It's that time of year again: festival season. And this weekend Garden Grove is hosting one of the big ones: The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival starts tomorrow, Friday at 1 p.m. and continues through the weekend. As with every year, there will be a parade, strawberry-related food, carnival rides, entertainment, and appearances from celebrities like Sally Kellerman from M*A*S*H.

And if you want to get a piece of the giant strawberry shortcake--the centerpiece of the festival's opening ceremonies--it will be sliced up and given away (again, free) on tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Showmobile at Main and Acacia streets to all who come.


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This Saturday: Lobsterfest in Tustin

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Got $75? Have a hankering for shellfish that can't be quenched with just one lobster? The Tustin Santa Ana Rotary Club is holding an all-you-can-eat Lobsterfest Saturday, May 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tustin's Peppertree Park.

With that admission fee, you get all the lobster you can crack, dip in butter, and stuff down your gullet, as well as unlimited tri-tip, rolls, salad, side dishes, desserts, coffee and water.


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7 Tips If You're Going To OC Night Market This Weekend

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Fried squid. On a stick.

If you're planning to go to this weekend--the second year for the festival of Asian food in OC--here are some tips from someone who went last year.

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Mission Viejo Food & Wine Festival This Weekend

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If you're thinking this weekend's weather is going to be particularly nice for being outside, Mission Viejo is holding a food and wine festival this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Oso Viejo Community Park. Admission is free, as is the parking. Mission Viejo joints such as Broken Yolk Cafe will be selling waffles, Bahar Restaurant will be grilling kabobs, and Fiamme Pizza Napoletana will be baking pizzas.

To check out what other vendors will be present, check out the website, and of course, there will be wines. Drink tickets can be bought in $2 increments, with wine and beer samples costing one ticket. More info about alcohol pricing can be found on the website.

There will also be street painting and music called the Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival, which is actually what the food festival was added on to.


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Taste of Huntington Beach This Sunday

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Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking is participating.
The 2015 Taste of Huntington Beach is happening this Sunday, April 26, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. at the HB Sports Complex (18100 Goldenwest St. in Huntington Beach). You can buy your tickets online at http://www.tastehb.com/ or at the Longboard (downtown location) and the HB Public Library's Children's Desk.

The general admission price of $65 includes unlimited tastes of food from more than 40 restaurants, sips of wine from California boutique wineries, and samples of beer from the breweries in attendance. There will be live music as well.


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UC Irvine's Wayzgoose Festival Tomorrow

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I'm twice a UC Irvine alum. And in my years there, I never quite figured out (or bothered) to find out why UCI's annual festival and open house is called "Wayzgoose". What I know is that it's the time when parking around campus is free and in the middle where the park is, they set up booths and there's a lot of food.

This year's festival is special. It marks the 50th anniversary of the university. There will be all sorts of activities including a car show and cultural music and dance by the various student clubs.

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