Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away Some More Free Donuts Today

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Go and get 'em

Do you miss the 90s? If you said yes (or if you just like an alright donut), I want you to know that Krispy Kreme is giving away one free original glazed donut to the first 1,000 people that visit each of their stores today to celebrate the opening of their 1,000th store. All Southern California locations should be participating, so have at it. Full details are after the jump.

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Yes, the Halal Guys Are Coming to Orange County

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For all of you Natives, the cardboard is so their feet don't freeze off (also, comfort)

If you haven't heard yet, you're hearing it now: The Halal Guys, the gyro cart that's got New Yorkers lining up in whatever weird weather they have, is coming to Orange County. Foodbeast reported yesterday that five locations will open by the end of 2015 in LA/OC as part of a 50-location (!) franchising push in Southern California alone.

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BurntZilla Opens TOMORROW In Irvine

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Anne Marie Panoringan
We'd like one of everything, stat!

The moment we realized their "Under Construction" facade was removed, we flipped a bitch and pulled up to the corner of Culver and Walnut. Pure luck found us face-to-face with all the owners of both Dogzilla and The Burnt Truck, gents we previously interviewed for On the Line. As if our weekend couldn't get any better, the BurntZilla gang informed us final inspection was their last to-do item.

Well, they passed with flying colors. It's full steam ahead for opening day. BurntZilla is working out the kinks as we type this, training a brand new team and stocking inventory. When we asked the gang what loyal followers can look forward to, they had a few morsels to share.

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Devour DTSA at Savor Santa Ana

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Anne Watson Photography
Opening soon!

Thursday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. foodies of Orange County will be able to sample everything Downtown Santa Ana has to offer (as well as listening to some live music) at Savor Santa Ana, a downtown-wide food crawl that spans both the East End and the Artist Village. The event, curated by Downtown Inc., will include over 25 concepts.


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Santa Ana's Fourth Street Market To Open Feb. 16, Preview at Savor Santa Ana Feb. 12

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Fourth Street Market opens Feb. 16.

[Updated 2/3/2015 with the correct pricing for Savor Santa Ana tastes: $2. Still cheap.]

It's been a long time coming, but downtown Santa Ana's food hall is finally ready to throw open its doors to the public. The paper is down, the signs are up, and the tenants are buying their start-up ingredients. Fourth Street Market (4SM) is located at 201 E. 4th St., adjacent to Style World and across from the East End Marketplace. Monday, February 16, 2015 is opening day, though there will be a public preview during the Savor Santa Ana event on Thursday, February 12 from 5-8 p.m. where the vendors will sell small tastes for $1 $2 each.


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OC Weekly's Bottoms Up: Food Updates And Special Offer!

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Can you believe it's the end of January? We're trying hard to ignore that fact. Although it does mean we are only a week away from our first annual Bottoms Up party! No Valentine's, just some tunes, booze and socializing over at Newport Dunes.

If you want to know more about the liquor, that was documented in our previous post. We're back to share a $10 off deal, plus the dining roundup for the event. Let's do this!


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McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon Now Open in Anaheim Gardenwalk

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Kiss It, It's Irish.
Anaheim GardenWalk has had its ups-and-downs, and I'm just not talking about its Escheresque layout of stairs and balconies that you can never find a way down from. A few years ago it faced bankruptcy and was eventually sold. During those rocky times, the roster of eateries at the mall that was supposed to feed off the Disney tourist hordes remained pretty static. The staples of Bubba Gump's, P.F. Chang's, Roy's, The Cheesecake Factory, and McCormick & Schmick's hung on, but compared to other, more dynamic outdoor malls like the Irvine Spectrum, nothing new opened for years.



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Texas-Based Mooyah Burger To Open Its First Southern California Restaurant in Irvine

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About two years ago, we wrote about a Texas-based burger chain called Mooyah that wanted to conquer our crowded Southern California fast-casual burger scene and compete with Five Guys, The Habit, and Smashburger along with our indigenous favorite, In-N-Out.

Now it appears they're finally going to open one.

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More Pizza Joints Open Across OC--and Even More To Come

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There is a whole lot of pizza out there these days. And I'm not talking about just the Blazes and Pieologies--those newfangled custom pie purveyors that may or may not have been inspired by Chipotle or 800 Degrees. Though yes, there are an awful lot of those everywhere now.

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New Italian Sandwich Shop to Open at Irvine/Tustin Marketplace

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Last week, California Gogi Korean Grill opened at the sprawling, 5-freeway adjacent complex known as the Irvine and Tustin Marketplace. And as we wrote about here, there are more new restaurants to follow, such as Bondi Grill House, Famous Dave's Barbeque, Miguel's Jr., TAPS Fish House and Brewery, and the second Urban Plates in the Irivne/Tustin area.

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