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Irvine Restaurant Week 2014 – Tom’s Foodie Blog Picks

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Irvine Restaurant Week Picks – January 10-16th January 10th marks the start of Irvine Restaurant Week. During Restaurant Week each of the participating restaurants will feature a Prix Fixe menu that typically includes a drink, appetizer, main course and dessert for the price of a full entree and drink.   Each restaurant’s menu is different and some are better than ... Read More »

My New Favorite Paso Robles Winery: Halter Ranch Vineyards

Paso Robles Sign

I have gone through my cycles of favorite California wine regions from Santa Ynez to Napa. Although like a sultry ex-girlfriend, I always find myself back together with Paso Robles wines. During a recent Winemaker’s dinner at The Winery Restaurant , I had the opportunity to taste one of my new favorite Paso wineries, Halter Ranch Vineyards. During this tasting ... Read More »

Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Best Food in Orange County (2012)

The Winery- Mahi Mahi

Dear Readers, 2012 was an exciting year for my humble  food blog, as I have experienced some of the best food in Orange County  and met some awesome people .  As can be expected, I had some really bad meals and some amazing ones that have raised the bar on my expectations forever. Just so you guys know, I do ... Read More »

Pictures from Cadillac Culinary Challenge October 15th Featuring Chef Milliken and Chef Goetz


  Your Foodie Blogger, Tom Holmberg, was a VIP Guest Judge for the Cadillac Culinary Challenge and Test Drive at the Irvine Spectrum on October 15th. The food throw-down will pitted Chef Mary Sue Milliken (Food Network and The Border Grill) versus local foodie hero Chef Yvon Goetz from The Winery Restaurant in Tustin. Chef Yvon Goetz created a Chili Lime Rubbed Hawaiian Mahi Mahi ... Read More »