Dory Deli To Open In Newport Beach

Open, open, open!
Come January, the Newport Beach pier will have a new deli called Dory Deli.

So far from the progress posts from its Facebook page, we know that it will have eight taps that will pour local and regional craft beers, offer coffee by Kean Coffee when it opens every day at 6 am, and have, at the very least, what looks like a very delicious medianoche.

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Dunkin' Donuts Opens in Long Beach; Laguna Hills Location Next

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Dave Lieberman
Downey's Dunkin'
You East Coasters who've been flocking to Downey for the first Dunkin' Donuts around these here parts in a long, long time can now also flock to Long Beach; Another one just opened there last week at 5560 E 7th St.

And for those who are in South County who'd rather go to the one in Camp Pendleton rather than schlep it to Long Beach, well, there's good news: there will be a Laguna Hills Dunkin' Donuts soon.

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OC Weekly's Bottoms Up Presale Starts Today!


We've gotten to a point where the term "Happy Hour" is used like a verb. Hitting one after work is like therapy for a lot of us. So when our Happy Hour Guide comes out in a couple of months, you better be ready to celebrate at our first annual Bottoms Up social!

The festivities are confirmed for Saturday, February 7 over at Newport Dunes. Expect three hours of suds, spirits and sounds from all over Orange County. You want more information? Sure-- we have no problem doing the hard sell.

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Sessions West Coast Deli Branches Out To Huntington Beach!

Photo by Dustin Ames
Max and Matt are ready for the sequel!

Winner of the 2014 Best Sandwich in OC by us, Sessions is one of those places that gets us excited about eating a sandwich (and those Shaka spuds!). We already sensed their potential when Matt Meddock and Max Schultz hung out with us for an interview back in August. So it's no surprise when the announcement of a second location came along.

Mentioned in a Facebook post last week, their future digs will continue with a beach locale further up the coast. In fact, they scored a coveted Pacific Coast Highway address in surf city.

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Downtown Santa Ana Farmers Market to Host Holiday Movie Series Thursdays in December


While some may dread December's influx of Christmas music and ugly sweater parties, the organizers behind the Downtown SanTana's Farmers Market, Downtown Inc. and The Frida Cinema have joined forces this month to help make spirits bright with a holiday movie series, outdoors and for FREE.

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Amar Santana Announces Upcoming Concept: Vaca, a Spanish Restaurant

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Why the hell do we not have a better pic in our archives?

When a chef goes off to open their own concept, it's a risk. Those that succeed are in it for the long haul. Some are even crazy enough to go through the process a second time. In the case of Amar Santana, he is revving to go.

Previously based out of Charlie Palmer's inside Bloomingdale's, chef returns to Costa Mesa with a cuisine as fierce as his Broadway smash in Laguna Beach. According to Santana, Vaca will be "inspired traditional Spanish." His new space will be across Bristol, inside Park Towers.

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XA Sweet & Savory Cafe Announces Second Location

Photo by Amanda DeFrancis/OC Weekly
Every day he's shuffling

We stopped by XA Sweet & Savory in Orange after recovering from a juice cleanse (more on that some other time) to refuel. In case you forgot about XA, both Edwin and I ranked it in our top five last year. It's that good.

Eventually Shawn Xa emerged from the kitchen, and he sat down to share his news. He's locked in a location for another XA that's due to launch in the spring. Plans for the sequel are plenty, but we'll start off with his coastal city of choice.

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Happy Birthday, Fritz That's It! Legendary Anaheim Gentleman's Club Celebrates its 20th TOMORROW

Courtesy of Fritz That's It
Pole Dance!

As Anaheim becomes more and more hipster-friendly, may the city's redevelopment ways NEVER take away Fritz That's It, the legendary gentleman's club that's celebrating it's 20th anniversary tonight. There's not need to; while hipsters think they're all classy as shit for going to burlesque shows, real men come to Fritz for a night of good drinks, good food and great lap dances. Take it from from the many men of distinction (whose names I won't mention out of respect) who have come here or continue to patronize Fritz.

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Chapter One Hosts Fundraiser for Halloween Hit-and-Run Victims THIS TUESDAY

Courtesy of the Huerta Family
L-R Lexi, Lexandra, Andrea: Gone too soon
It's been over a week since the tragic hit-and-run accident that took the lives of twins Lexi and Alexandra Huerta and Andrea Gonzales on Halloween night. Since then, the outpouring of support from the community has been strong, and this Tuesday night at Chapter One's Red Room, locals will be able to lend their support once more for the families of the girls through a benefit fundraiser event.

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Jollibee, Red Ribbon, & Valerio's To Open In Irvine With Seafood City

Edwin Goei
Open. Open. Open.
We broke the story here earlier this summer: Seafood City, the Filipino supermarket chain, is opening in Irvine. It will be its first store in Orange County at a space vacated by Shoe Pavillion (2180 Barranca Pkwy.) and flanked by a Wal-Mart.

Seafood City has eight other stores in Southern California, more throughout the state, most of them in cities where the Pinoys are.

Nevertheless, Irvine, which doesn't have a visible Filipino community, needs one of these, if simply because it will bring about more Filipino businesses and restaurants to a city that's already blessed with Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese ones.

But here's even more good news: when it opens, it will actually already come with three iconic Filipino businesses in it. Jollibee, Red Ribbon, and Valerio's have counters installed inside the market.

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