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Bad To The Bone BBQ

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A long line of family recipes, secret blends of dry rubs and BBQ sauce and an award-winning heritage of smoking tri-tip, brisket, baby back ribs and more, that’s what you’ll enjoy when you chow down at Bad To The Bone BBQ in San Juan Capistrano.

proud owner and master smoker of Bad to the Bone

Bad To The Bone owner and BBQ Master, Marty Wells

A step into the down-home cowboy-wrangling style restaurant makes you feel as if you are on the ranch in Oklahoma, where owner, Marty Wells was born and raised. The smell of real pit smoked barbeque wafting through the air, wagon wheel tables, and a side lounge where you can “saddle on up to the bar” take you to the wild west and that’s just the way Marty wanted it. Learning the BBQ and horse wrangling ropes from his father, the iconic Jerry Wells who was an Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) Hall-of-Famer and legendary horse trainer, Marty opened Bad To The Bone BBQ in 2005 aiming to serve real authentic BBQ with a Western rodeo atmosphere and that is just what Bad To The Bone BBQ does.

Bad to the Bone smoked Tri Tip

Wood Burning Smoker

Serving “Real Pit BBQ” that’s been slow cooked in wood burning pits over Hickory wood for 12 to 24 hours, the BBQ at Bad To The Bone BBQ gets that deliciously tender meat and smoky flavor that will have you wrangling for more. Bad to the Bone BBQ proudly serves USDA Choice Beef that is naturally aged and hand cut to our strict specifications for maximum tenderness and flavor.

Slicing the tri tip at Bad to the Bone

Slicing the Tri-Tip

Whether served family-style or individually plated, the menu at Bad To The Bone BBQ has something to please any palette. The extensive menu is enough to knock your cowboy boots off but hold on to the reins and savor dishes like these starters, main courses and sides: Pulled Pork Sliders, Chili Cheese Fries, and Beer Battered Rings; Sliced Brisket, Fire Roasted Tri-Tip, Carolina Pulled Pork, Trip-Pepper House Sausage, and BBQ Half Chicken; or, choose from fish selections such as Catfish, Blackened Seabass, and combination plates of St. Louis Ribs, Baby Back Ribs and more!

Tri Tip, Pork Ribs, Sausage from Bad to the Bone

Would you like some greens with that real pit smoked “Q”? Try the Tri-Tip Salad, Santa Fe Chicken Salad or dive in to the sea with the Seared Ahi Salad. And, pair your favorite dish with Bad To The Bone BBQ signature side dishes. Among customer favorites are the Mac ‘n Cheese, a family recipe tradition, Ranch Beans, Garlic Bashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Chili, Onion Rings and Fried Okra.

Bad to the Bone Mac n Cheese

Signature Mac n Cheese

What’s one of the things I love most about Bad To The Bone BBQ? It’s CATERING, of course! With football season in full swing, tailgate parties have never been tastier than when fully catered by Bad To The Bone BBQ. But not just for tailgate parties, Bad To the Bone BBQ will bring their tasty, smokey BBQ and all the trimmings to just about any location or call ahead and place your catering order for pick up and serve up Bad To The Bone BBQ throughout the entire year.

Bad to the Bone Baked Beans, YUM

Bad to the Bone Baked Beans, YUM

Whether you are eating at the bar and listening to the often played live music, dining in the rustic dining room or getting BBQ to go, Bad To The Bone BBQ is sure to be one of your favorite BBQ hot spots in Orange County.

The bar at Bad to the Bone

Saddle up to the bar

Bad-To-The-Bone-BBQ
31728 Rancho Viejo Road (cross street: Ortega Highway)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Visit BadToTheBone-BBQ.com
Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00AM-9:00PM
Friday-Saturday from 11:00AM-10:00PM

Take Bad To The Bone BBQ home with you! Their signature dry rubs and BBQ sauce:

Bad to the Bone Dry Rub and BBQ Sauce

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Spring Events at Hotel Irvine

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Spring Events at Hotel Irvine
Hotel Irvine

From Easter to Backyard Block Parties, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day through to Memorial Day, Hotel Irvine has a new look, a new vibe and a hot new restaurant and lounge scene you don’t want to miss.

Spring brings Red Letter Days at the Hotel Irvine’s Red Bar and Lounge with special celebrations for all ages all season long.  See full details below but here are some of the highlights of the season: Arts n’ Crafts Cocktails, MLB Sunday Night Game of the Week, Putt-Putt, Pimentos & Palmers, BYO Red Solo Cup and Game Show Night.
Hotel Irvine

Save the Date!  Sunday, April 26, Hotel Irvine welcomes the Irvine community to its very first Backyard Block Party – great food, drinks, live musical performances and outdoor game competitions.

Here’s what not to miss at the newly revived Hotel Irvine:

Arts n’ Craft Cocktails at Red Bar and Lounge

Saturdays in April from 5pm to 7pm

Learn from the pros… become your own mixologist at a professional bar. Guests pick their favorite cocktails and the experts let them try their hands at muddling, shaking, straining and garnishing, while they explain it all with the latest behind-the-bar lingo.  FUN!

Red Bar and Lounge Lobster Tacos

Red Bar and Lounge Lobster Tacos

MLB Sunday Night Game of the Week at Red Bar and Lounge

Every Sunday, April through September

Baseball fans… catch the hottest MLB matchups with ESPN’s Sunday Night Game of the Week – view all the action on the bar’s 10-foot flat screen.

Fans who sport their favorite team jersey or other fan gear can enjoy tasty sliders and a draft beer for only $5. Limit one per fan and pricing excludes tax and gratuities.

 

Sliders from Red Bar and Lounge
Sliders

 

Easter Picnic in The Backyard at Hotel Irvine

Sunday, April 5 from 10am to 2pm

Families and friends… spend leisure time on the lawn feasting on personalized culinary creations like build-your-own waffles, made-to-order breakfast burritos, fresh tossed ceviche, build-your-own donuts, and A Kid’s Corner.  Mom, Dad and friends, treat yourself to a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.

The real fun for everyone at this Picnic in The Backyard are the Easter egg hunt, photo booth, magician trickery, the Lizard Wizard and special appearances by the Easter Bunny himself.

$49 per adult, $15 per child ages five through 12. Pricing excludes tax and service charge.

Visit HotelIrvine.com/easter for complete menu and additional details.
Reservations and tickets can be purchased online. Advanced payment required.

 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Red Bar and Lounge after 3

Sunday, April 5; after 3pm 

Easter fans who don’t want the Easter celebration to end with just a terrific Sunday brunch, are invited to Red Bar and Lounge to take part in a grown-up Easter Egg Hunt – while sipping on specialty drinks like the White Rabbit, Red Rabbit and Bunny Broiler.

Red Bar and Lounge’s Putt-Putt, Pimentos & Palmers

Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12

While the professional golfers vie at Augusta National, putt-putt aficionados can test their prowess in Red Bar’s own putt-putt competition. Chef Jason will be serving his twist on the classic pimento and cheese sandwich, along with a sweet tea Arnold Palmer for just $5. Limit one per golfer and pricing excludes tax and gratuities.

Hotel Irvine’s First Backyard Block Party

Sunday, April 26, 3pm to 6pm 

This jam-packed event is designed around a sense of camaraderie and Sunday fun under the sun with friends, family and neighbors. The setting is the hotel’s expansive Backyard and the afternoon offerings include food and drinks from EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge, along with grub from some of Irvine’s top restaurants like Shirley Chung’s Twenty Eight, Mizu Sushi Bar and STAX Cookie Bar.

Party-goers will sip local craft beers and wines as they take in the sounds of local Irvine music groups like The Brevet, Yellow Red Sparks and Armors. And there will be game competitions such as cornhole, ping pong and lawn bowling.

$30 for adults age 21 and over (increases to $40 after April 4); $10 for child/student ages six to 20; VIP tickets $50 ages 21 and over (increases to $75 on April 4).

Advanced ticket purchase required. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

The Fifth of May at Red Bar and Lounge

Tuesday, May 5, starting at 3 p.m.

Olé! Cinco de Mayo meets up with Taco Tuesday this year and brings Chef Jason’s Taco Bar creations to Red Bar and Lounge. This celebration includes $2.50 Mexican beers and all-day specialty cocktails like the Mexican Lollipop, Tequila at Dawn and Mexican Mule.

BYO Red Solo Cup at Red Bar and Lounge

Saturdays in May starting at 3 p.m.

Beer lovers who bring their own cup to BYO Red Solo Cup Saturdays in May will get fill-ups of $2 draft beers.

 

Your Mom Rocks Mother’s Day Party

Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An outdoor Sunday brunch fete created to show Mom a great time and to celebrate how awesome she really is. Families will dig in to favorites that could be straight from mom’s own recipe book – Brioche French Toast, Eggs in a Basket, Quiche Lorraine, Chicken Pot Pie, Make- Your-Own Mac n’ Cheese, and there are a Scone Bar and more. Toasting with endless mimosas is part of the party, and guests can capture in-the-moment memories by using the hotel’s selfie sticks. Moms take home a Mother’s Day gift created just for them.

$49 per adult, $15 per child ages 5 – 12. Pricing excludes tax and service charge. Call 888-230-4452 or visit online at HotelIrvine.com for more information. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online. Advanced payment required.

Game Show Night at Red Bar and Lounge

Saturdays in June; 5pm to 7pm

These challenging evenings offer casual Saturday night competitions with friends while enjoying favorite drinks and trying to best your pals at “Jeopardy,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Trivial Pursuit” – all shown on Red Bar’s 10-foot screen. It’s ultimate trivia drinking game time.

Red Bar and Lounge

Red Bar and Lounge

ON-GOING FOOD & BEVERAGE OFFERINGS AT RED BAR AND LOUNGE:

 

Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge

Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 7pm and Friday from 2pm to 7pm

50% off all food, wines by the glass, draft beers and cocktails.
Red Bar and Lounge

Leave the Night On

Every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 1am, dance to DJs spinning tunes in Red Bar and Lounge. Marketplace offers a Late Night Menu from 11pm to 1am featuring pizzas, street tacos and hot sandwiches.

 

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
For hotel: 888-230-4452
For EATS Kitchen & Bar: 949-225-6780
For Red Bar and Lounge: 949-225-6757
www.HotelIrvine.com
www.EATSKitchen.com
www.RedBarandLounge.com

Photos courtesy of Hotel Irvine


Spook-tacular Halloween in the OC

Posted on by Bikini Lifestyles in News

Spook-tacular Halloween in the OC
How lucky are we that Halloween falls on a FRIDAY this year?! Stay up to the Hallo-“wee”-n hours. Sleep in on Saturday. Perhaps even keep the Halloween-weekend going with a party on Saturday like my crazy, fun neighbors do. Dressing up and going out? Hire a car to drive you around to these not-to-miss events in the OC – Orange County, that is:

Yelloween

If “Yelloween” makes no sense to you at this moment, trust me when I say when my day is done, I want to go out sipping the deliciously decadent “yellow label” Veuve Cliquot through a straw in a marble bathtub. But, you don’t have to wait until that scary day to sip this anything-but-scary champagne, Veuve Cliquot, on a Halloween sort of day. Head to Fig and Olive Newport Beach for their “Yelloween” Spook-tacular night.

In the spirit of Halloween, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is partnering with Veuve Clicquot on Friday, October 31 from 9:30pm – 1:00am to host an enchanted “Yelloween” party. Orange County residents are invited to Fashion Island to celebrate the spooky holiday in style with Halloween cocktails, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, special décor, and a Yelloween photo booth. The bewitching bash will be amplified with soulful house and new Downtempo music by St. Tropez‘s celebrity DJ Julien Nolan.

Guests can sit in the lounge—complete with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a complimentary dessert plate (limited seating available)—or reserve a table in the dining room to enjoy a prix-fixe menu ($45) or à la carte options. Walk-ins are welcome to enjoy the spirited festivities, though reservations are strongly encouraged. Lounge reservations can be made by emailing: yelloween@figandolive.com. Dining reservations can be made by calling 949.877.3005;  Or, experience the…

**Costume Contest…

If Newport Beach is not your spook-tacular locale of the night OR, if you are ready for a “two-party” Halloween evening, head just a few miles south to the newly opened Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach where Executive Chef Chris Tzorin and his team are hosting the first-ever “Boo Ball” complete with spooky-yet-tasty fare:

Tortilla Republic Halloween

With ocean views and breezes from nearly every seat in the house, Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach hosts its Inaugural Boo Ball. Offering a costume contest at midnight and an “Adult trick or treat” and photo booth all night long beginning at the eerily hour of 8pm.

From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tortilla Republic will provide a Boo Bites menu, which includes Seared Albacore Tuna Bites with ancho Chile crusted, mango & radish slaw, avocado, and salted chili lime; Huarache de Hongos Bites with crispy corn flatbread, cremini & oyster mushrooms, roasted shallots, baby arugula, and Monterey Jack & Manchego cheese; TR Boo Sliders with three mini hamburgers featuring premium American Wagyu beef, roasted poblano, caramelized onion, chipotle aioli, watercress, and sweet potato fries with cilantro & lime zest; and Prime Tenderloin Steak Taco with fajita rub, salsa de mesa, and tequila slaw.

Whether a one-party, two-party, or group night out event, please don’t drink and drive. Call Uber, have a friend drive, hire a limo for the night, dress up and let someone else do the driving. Spooky-fun is fantastic. Anything else… not worth it. Safety first, fun second!

Fig and Olive Newport Beach
151 Newport Center Drive
Fashion Island
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 877-3005

Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach
480 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 393-4888