2014 The Night Stalker Archive Stories

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  • Scare Tactics By: Vinnie Leduc
    On most afternoons and evenings, Knott’s Berry Farm, the “other” amusement park in Orange County, is merely the landmark for commuters on the eastbound 91 and southbound 5 that equates to a collective sigh of relief as drivers are released from the snarls of notorious LA traffic. In October, Knott’s Berry
    Tue Oct 14, 2014
  • The Bloody Mary’s 80th Birthday at the St. Regis By: Sarah Mosqueda
    In 1934, as St. Regis legend goes, St. Regis bartender Fernand Petiot introduced his version of a Parisian cocktail to the New York hotel and the Red Snapper became a classic. What? Never heard of a Red Snapper? That’s because while Petiot’s cocktail became a classic, the name he gave his creation didn’t. You probab
    Thu May 15, 2014
  • Craft Beer Dinner at C4 Deli By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Pairing wine with dinner is almost a no-brainer. Red meat, red wine; white meat, white wine – right? But if you want to get schooled on what beer pairs best with lamb chops, PEI black mussels or duck liver, you’ve got to get to a craft beer dinner. Orange-based Valiant Brewing Company teams ups with Downtown Santa Ana&rsq
    Tue May 13, 2014
  • Burger and Beer at Chapter One By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Thursdays are pretty much the new Fridays so don’t even think about staying home. Instead get out to Chapter One: The Modern Local for Burger and Beer Thursdays. Order one of the restaurant's nine-ounce burgers (like the American Burger or the Harvest Burger) and add a craft draft beer to your meal for just a quarter. Other drink specials
    Sun May 04, 2014
  • Sabroso Brew Ha Ha: Craft Beer & Taco Festival By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $2 gourmet tacos sounds like a party, but pairing those tacos with unlimited craft beer tastings, well that sounds like a fiesta. Creators of the acclaimed OC Brew Ha Ha craft beer festival are hosting the inaugural Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival May 3 at Lake View Park in Silverado.
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Solita Tacos & Margaritas Happy Hour By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Solita Tacos & Margaritas gets happy by offering a new happy hour menu, with signature margaritas for just $5.  “What makes our happy hour so special is the fresh approach to traditional Mexican cocktails that our bar takes,” says Managing Partner Matt Baumayr. “We feature only fresh, fruit-based and agave-
    Fri Mar 21, 2014
  • OC Music Awards 2014 By: Sarah Mosqueda
    You know that line from Almost Famous that advises if you ever get lonely, just go down to the record store and visit your friends? Well, that’s the OC Music Awards. All the local musicians who provide the soundtrack to everything from your parties and workouts to your break-ups and intense bouts of depression will be there.  
    Thu Mar 06, 2014
  • OC Cocktail Week By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Back in 2008, most barflies would have been happy with a vodka Red Bull. But a resurgence in the art of the craft cocktail has made sure that such an atrocity never be poured into your glass again. An entire underworld of house-made bitters and ironically mustached bartenders is hard at work changing the way you get drunk. So what better way to
    Wed Feb 19, 2014
  • Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu at Stonehill Tavern By: Sarah Mosqueda
    If your Valentine is a foodie, you might consider taking him or her to Michael Mina’s four-star Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. A special five-course tasting menu will be offered for the occasion, featuring signature items from Executive Chef Raj Dixit. Enjoy the Charlotte of Asparagus or Fantasy of Dover Sole. The menu is
    Fri Feb 14, 2014
  • Valentine’s Day at The Melting Pot By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Chocolate on Valentine’s Day is good. Chocolate for the entire year is better. This February 14, The Melting Pot will celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Endless Love Equals Endless Chocolate,” offering free chocolate fondue to couples who propose at any one of their locations this year. Sign up for the proposal package and r
    Thu Feb 13, 2014
  • HOT 92.3 Love Affair By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Looking to go old school this Valentine’s Day? HOT 92.3 Love Affair 2014 presents all your old school favorites at the Honda Center this February 14 with live performance by Evelyn "Champagne" King, The Impressions, Billy Paul, The Floaters, Bloodstones, The Originals, The Notations, The Manhattans, The Delfonics, and Dorothy Moore. And to
    Tue Feb 11, 2014
  • Valentine's Day at The Beachcomber Café By: Sarah Mosqueda
    Is there anything more romantic than a sunset? Stake out a spot with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day at The Beachcomber Café at Crystal Cove. Chef Carlos Olivera has assembled a romantic four-course menu that begins with your choice of baked diver scallops with crispy pancetta or roasted tomato and goat cheese Portobello mushroom
    Mon Feb 10, 2014