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Sessions Sandwiches Arrives in Huntington Beach

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Sessions Sandwiches Arrives in Huntington Beach

SESSIONS WEST COAST DELI

Orange County’s Critically Acclaimed Sessions West Coast Deli Expands Menu of Chef-Inspired, Gourmet Sandwiches with Opening of 2nd Beach City Location

After a spectacular Orange County debut in Newport Beach in 2014, Sessions West Coast Deli has opened its second location on the waterfront in Huntington Beach (414 Pacific Coast Highway). Designed as a neighborhood-casual concept, this new restaurant serves its immediate community with a menu of gourmet, culinary-focused sandwiches in a relaxed, beach-inspired environment.

ON THE MENU
The Huntington Beach restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu mirroring that of its Newport Beach counterpart. Guests are presented with nearly two dozen hot and cold sandwiches, a selection of salads, and gourmet sides on Sessions’ lunch and dinner menu, as well ten signature sandwiches on its breakfast menu.

Sessions features a scratch kitchen with housemade sauces, sides, salads, and soups prepared in-house daily. All sandwiches are made to order with fresh, locally grown produce, humanely and naturally raised meats, and locally baked breads delivered daily from local artisan, OC Baking Company. In addition, the restaurant proudly serves a selection of locally roasted coffee beverages from Kean Coffee.

With the opening of the Huntington Beach location, Sessions sees the addition of nine new sandwiches to its already celebrated menu. Guests will still be able to enjoy their favorites, including the Summer Zephyr, with marinated vine-ripened tomato, wild baby arugula, fresh mozzarella, basil aioli, pickled red onion, and a balsamic reduction on french roll; and the Sloppy Barney, featuring spicy bbq pulled pork, jalapeño jack, house pickle, shaved red onion, and purple SoCal slaw on ciabatta.

Summer Zepher from Sessions

Summer Zepher

All new sandwiches are featured at both locations, including the Geno, inspired by local surfer Gene “Sliding Machine” Petersen, who was voted on by the public to be honored in conjunction with the opening of the new Huntington Beach location.

New sandwich creations include:

SESSIONS Meddock Melee

SESSIONS Meddock Melee

* MOLLY – vegan chickpea curry salad, cucumber, shaved red onion, cherry pepper, and wild baby arugula, on fresh-baked squaw

* MANIFESTO – sliced white meat chicken breast, sun-dried tomato & artichoke spread, marinated vine-ripened tomato, wild baby arugula, cherry pepper, and balsamic reduction, on fresh-baked squaw

SESSIONS Greatfella

SESSIONS Greatfella

* TURBEN – hormone-free roast turkey, muenster, million island dressing, cherry pepper, and SoCal slaw, pressed on fresh-baked marble rye

* GENO (GENE “SLIDING MACHINE” PETERSEN) – hormone-free roast turkey, bacon jam, habanero puree, jalapeño jack, homemade guacamole, cherry pepper, shredded iceberg, and sriracha aioli, on a fresh-baked french roll

* BOMBER – genoa salami, smoked provolone, italian bruschetta, wild baby arugula, shaved red onion, fresh basil pesto, and balsamic reduction, on fresh-baked ciabatta

* GANGNAM STYLE – pork & beef meatball, korean “marinara”, pickled vegetable, cucumber, and soy-sesame slaw, on a fresh-baked french roll

Sessions meatball sandwich

* MYHAMI VICE – smoked ham, humboldt swiss, whole-berry cranberry sauce, wine-grained mustard, and house pickle, pressed on a fresh-baked french roll

* SESSIONS GRILLED CHEESE – muenster, shaved parmesan, and spinach & marinated artichoke heart spread, pressed on fresh-baked ciabatta

* YAO MANGO – smoked ham, muenster, shaved red onion, cucumber, jalapeño mango slaw, and sriracha aioli, on a fresh-baked french roll

Yao Mango from Sessions

Yao Mango

In addition to the new sandwich offerings, Sessions now offers the following salads, created with the same thoughtfulness and culinary focus as its between-the-bread counterparts:

* CAPRESE – fresh mozzarella, marinated vine-ripened cherry tomato, shaved red onion, wild baby arugula, and crouton, with balsamic vinaigrette

* CHINA CHOP – mandarin orange, shredded chicken breast, crispy wonton, shredded brussel sprout, wild baby kale, broccoli, radicchio, rainbow carrot, and crushed almond, with soy-sesame vinaigrette

* UMAMI – arcadian mixed green, blackberry, smoked bacon, goat cheese, dried cherry, and crushed almond, with strawberry vinaigrette

* THE WEDGE LEGEND – arcadian mixed green, shaved red onion, marinated vine-ripened cherry tomato, smoked bacon, shredded chicken breast, crouton, and bleu cheese, with atomic vinaigrette and balsamic reduction

Sessions Deli Wake and Bake

Sessions Wake and Bake

* SPICY MANGO COCONUT – arcadian mixed green, shredded coconut, rainbow carrot, jalapeño, crushed cashew, and shaved red onion, with jalapeño -mango vinaigrette

* BUFFALO CHOP – arcadian mixed green, buffalo shredded chicken breast, bleu cheese, rainbow carrot, shaved red onion, and marinated vine-ripened cherry tomato, with adobo buttermilk dressing

* CRUNCH THYME – shredded brussel sprouts, wild baby kale, broccoli, radicchio, arcadian mixed green, dried cherry, and crushed walnut, with balsamic-thyme vinaigrette

Full menu can be found online at http://www.sessionssandwiches.com.

CULTURE & VIBE
Sessions has worked hard to create a culture that focuses on the people in the community it serves. The experience is dictated by the environment, which pays careful attention to detail, customer service, and a quality dining experience, while projecting an air of effortlessness that one would expect from a beachside location.

Sessions West Coast Deli is now open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Huntington Beach at 414 Pacific Coast Highway. For hours of operation, full menu, and other information, please visit http://www.sessionssandwiches.com.

ABOUT SESSIONS WEST COAST DELI
In Spring 2014, when Sessions West Coast Deli opened its first location in Newport Beach, its owners had one mission: to serve the best sandwiches to ever hit the lip. As a neighborhood-casual concept designed to serve its immediate community, Sessions embraces the area’s surf culture as it presents a menu of gourmet, culinary-focused sandwiches in a relaxed environment. The term “West Coast Deli” perfectly describes the marriage of a high-quality deli menu with a chill vibe that appeals to area locals and tourists, alike.

In Summer 2015, Sessions opened its second Orange County location on the waterfront in Huntington Beach. The opening of this location reinforced Sessions’ dedication and commitment to its community by becoming a local hub for surfers, skaters and area beachgoers looking for great sandwiches.

Shaka Spuds from Sessions Deli

Shaka Spuds

Unlike most sandwich shops in the region, Sessions proudly boasts a scratch kitchen with housemade sauces, sides, salads, and soups prepared daily. All sandwiches are made to order with fresh, locally grown produce; humanely and naturally raised meats; and locally baked bread delivered daily from local artisan, OC Baking Company. In addition, the restaurant proudly serves a selection of locally roasted coffee beverages from Kean Coffee.

Sessions West Coast Deli – Newport Beach Peninsula
2823 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Open Daily
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sessions West Coast Deli – Downtown Huntington Beach
414 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

For more information, including menus, catering inquiries, and Sessions Club mailing list access, visit http://sessionssandwiches.com/.

QUICK LINKS:
Sessions West Coast Deli Website
http://sessionssandwiches.com/

Facebook – Sessions West Coast Deli
https://www.facebook.com/SessionsWestCoastDeli

Instagram – @SessionsWestCoastDeli
https://instagram.com/sessionswestcoastdeli/

Twitter – @SessionsNB
https://twitter.com/sessionsnb

YELP – Sessions Newport Beach
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sessions-west-coast-deli-newport-beach

YELP – Sessions Huntington Beach
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sessions-west-coast-deli-huntington-beach-2


Bruxie Annual Celebration of Tomatoes

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Bruxie Welcomes Tomato Season with Annual Celebration of Tomatoes 

Bruxie logo

Chefs Dean Simon & Kelly Mullarney have some summer fun with locally grown Heirloom Tomatoes!

Welcoming the return of Tomato Season, Bruxie hosts its annual Celebration of Tomatoes now through September 30. Chefs and Co-Founders Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney are offering their highly popular Caprese Bruxie, along with a Caprese Side Salad, featuring the season’s most flavorful Heirloom Tomatoes.

CELEBRATION OF TOMATOES SPECIALS Caprese Bruxie 

Bruxie Caprese celebration

Bruxie Caprese

Thick-sliced California grown Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Organic Arugula, Herb Pesto, and Balsamic Reduction in our Bold Fold, seasoned with Sea Salt Crystals

Caprese Side Salad – Or, on the lighter side, try the Caprese as a side salad – same quality ingredients yet without the waffle!

Heirloom tomatoes with pesto from Bruxie

Caprese Side Salad

“This is the time of year when tomatoes are in season and taste their best! We get our hands on the most flavorful California-grown Heirloom Tomatoes to bring you three incredible specials,” explained Dean Simon, who also revealed that Bruxie will be opening two new Southern California locations this year – in Horton Park in San Diego and 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. “One of our favorite times of the year when we get to partner with local farmers to create some tasty specials with delicious heirloom tomatoes.”

The Tomato Specials will be available at all Bruxie locations (excluding San Diego).

For more information on Bruxie, including full menus, addresses, directions, and hours for each restaurant, please visit www.bruxie.com.

ABOUT BRUXIE Chefs and Co-Founders Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney first opened Bruxie in Orange County in November 2010 to present a new take on The Sandwich, using a proprietary version of an authentic Belgian Waffle to offer a light, airy, crispy alternative to the traditional sandwich bread. They hand-selected each ingredient to ensure the most premium quality possible and crafted each sandwich to deliver bold flavors with seasonal produce to complement the texture and flavors of the waffles. Bruxie offers savory options such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Prosciutto & Gruyere, and Hot Pastrami, as well as a variety of sweet choices such as the Seasonal Crème Brulee, Nutella & Banana, and S’Mores.

In addition to its impressive waffle sandwich menu, Bruxie offers a selection of inspired, fresh, flavorful salads, locally produced old-fashioned cane sugar sodas, real Wisconsin frozen custard, shakes, sundaes, and floats. Bruxie proudly serves The Bold Blend, its own custom crafted coffee made from a proprietary blend of 100% fair-trade imported beans.

There are currently seven Bruxie locations. For more information on Bruxie, including full menus, addresses, directions, and hours for each restaurant, please visit www.bruxie.com.


The Halal Guys of NYC Set to Open in Costa Mesa

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THE HALAL GUYS, NEW YORK CITY’S FAMOUS FOOD CART, OPENS BRICK-AND-MORTAR LOCATION IN ORANGE COUNTY

The Halal Guys logo

The Concept Known For ‘The Never-Ending Line’ Signs Deal To Launch 50 Units In Southern California : After 25 years of success in New York City, The Halal Guys are expanding from New York City’s most popular food cart to their first West Coast brick-and-mortar fast casual location in Costa Mesa. Famously known for its gyro sandwiches, chicken-and-rice platters and mystery white sauce, The Halal Guys menu offers a mix of various Middle Eastern dishes.

The Halal Guys

​Above: The Halal Guys founders, Mohamed Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka and Abdelbaset Elsayed

The NYC-based concept has signed a deal with Fransmart, who is known for building other popular concepts such as Five Guys, to bring 50 franchised units to Southern California. The first location is anticipated to launch in mid-September in Costa Mesa, California.

The Halal Guys first location in NYC

The Halal Guys first location in NYC

“The location is well thought out. We’re hoping it caters to the lunch crowd from all the offices near South Coast Plaza Mall, the dinner crowd from the nearby residential area and runoff from the late night crowd leaving neighboring Newport Beach,” said Thomas Pham of The Halal Guys.

The Halal Guys famous chicken and rice platter

The Halal Guys famous chicken and rice platter

The Halal Guys grew from humble beginnings as a food cart on the streets of New York City to a global icon known as the largest American halal street food concept in the world. This Manhattan-based landmark was created by three like-minded men from Egypt who came to America in search of a lucrative life. When Mohamed Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka and Abdelbaset Elsayed noticed many Muslim cab drivers in New York were looking for a place to buy meals in Manhattan, they created their first food cart and quickly grew into a leading tourist and native New Yorker destination for American Halal fare. In 2013, The Halal Guys were ranked the most popular food truck reviewed on FourSquare and the third most Yelped restaurant in the United States in 2014.

The Halal Guys food cart

The Halal Guys food cart

For updates on the Southern California locations follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT THE HALAL GUYS:
The Halal Guys aim to be different and encourage patrons across America to ditch burgers for something unique. Their mission is to ensure that every customer leaves happy, with a smile on their face and a satisfaction that brings them back again.

Among being awarded the 2014 Multicultural Award at The 5th American Muslim Consumer Conference, The Halal Guys have also been recognized by TIME Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times and The Huffington Post. For more information, visit: www.53rdand6th.com, www.thehalalguysfranchise.com.