Hello Kitty Grand Cafe Opens at Irvine Spectrum

Sanrio Hello Kitty fans rejoice! The much anticipated Hello Kitty Grand Cafe at the Irvine Spectrum Center will open on Friday, September 14, 2018! They’re offering all the Hello Kitty Cafe favorites with a new Afternoon Tea and Cocktail Service! This will be the first of its kind in the USA featuring dual experiences (a fast casual cafe setting as well as a private reservation-only afternoon tea and cocktail service). I know I’m excited for both as my friends and I are always looking for unique experiences to celebrate special occasions. Plus Hello Kitty is loved by all ages. The menu features baked goods such as cookies, cakes, donuts, hot … READ MORE >>

New Menu Items to Try at BRIO Tuscan Grille #BrioItalian

BRIO Tuscan Grille added new menu items that will make you go “Mmmmmm….” and leave with bellies full. We went in for a tasting and have highlighted a few. For starters, they added a Burrata & Ciabatta (pictured) which is served with creamy fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato, EVOO and grilled ciabatta. It is delicious! You will want to eat the whole thing by yourself, but get it to share it, because there are more yummy dishes to try. It is available on both their lunch and dinner menu. (Also new for an appetizer is a Bruleed Parmesan Creme with balsamic roasted grapes and grilled ciabatta.) DINNER For Dinner, Shrimp Risotto … READ MORE >>

Art of Pasta Menu at BRIO Tuscan Grille @BrioItalian #BRIOTuscanGrille

October is National Pasta Month and BRIO Tuscan Grille is celebrating with “The Art of Pasta” Menu! After much tasting, the top three pastas were selected from a nationwide competition where chefs from BRIO’s 62 locations submitted their pasta creations. I love pasta, and I couldn’t wait to take my family to sample their menu at the Irvine Spectrum location. Available now through October 29th (Sunday through Thursdays) for $19.95, guests can order a 3-Course Meal which includes a salad, a chef-inspired featured pasta, and dessert! BRIO Tuscan Grill’s Bistecca Insalata 2nd Course: PASTA! The pasta choices are: Chicken, Sweet Potato & Brown Butter Campanelle with Barilla campanelle, crimini mushrooms, … READ MORE >>

DINING: Wood Ranch Irvine Spectrum

Not too long ago, we were invited to a menu tasting at Wood Ranch located at the Irvine Spectrum for a Mom’s Night Out. A night out with the ladies and BBQ? Of course, I said, YES!! Prepare to DROOL… I know you want to hear more about the menu, so let’s jump right in. Appetizers Good thing we all came hungry because it was a lot of food! First things that came out were their Half & Half shredded onions and sweet potato fries, Mini–Pork Sliders, and Tuscan Kale Salad which had watermelon radishes, tri-color cauliflower, carrots, toasted pumpkin seeds, shaved parmesan, and balsamic. They were all in good … READ MORE >>

Down East Basics – Spring Finds

Down East Basics at the Irvine Spectrum had a preview night of their Spring Collection. Isn’t this cute? I like how they pulled the yellows together with the teals. Their swimwear are super cute with cover-ups. They had a store full of vibrant pieces perfect for Spring. It was really hard to decide what jacket or sweater to purchase because there were so many cute ones, but I’m happy I walked away with this sweater which I wore out to dinner with my family the following weekend. I just paired it with a white t-shirt, some leggings and boots. So what do you think? Down East Basic – Irvine is located … READ MORE >>