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 NEW RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY 

After 13 years, chef Azmin Ghahreman handed the reins of Sapphire Laguna over to restaurateur Russ Bendel (Vine, Ironwood and Olea). The restaurant is now known as Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook. Sapphire Laguna, Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, 949-715-9888.
 
Fullerton restaurant Stubrik's Steakhouse & Bar has announced plans for a second location. The new space will be situated in Orange, in close proximity to the famed traffic circle that anchors the city’s Old Towne Orange neighborhood. It is slated to open in winter 2020.
 

Find more recent openings with our list of the Best New & Hip Restaurants in Orange County



 ORANGE COUNTY FOOD EVENTS 

July 12-18
Restaurants throughout Orange County and Los Angeles will take part in Burger Week. Expect to find both classic and creative takes, plus a variety of proteins (beef, chicken, turkey, mushroom and plant-based options). Menus are priced at $10, $15, $20 or $25. View some of the participating restaurants.
 
October 10
Newport Beach Wine & Food presents “Wine & Dine Harborside,” a new event taking place by boat in Newport Harbor. Groups of eight to ten attendees will embark by rented Duffy or personal boat on a tour of the harbor and enjoy a variety of food, wine, beer and spirit tastings, with boats docking directly at each tasting destination. Tickets will be available for purchase starting August 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.newportwineandfood.com. Newport Beach Wine & Food is also launching a weekly podcast, “Bites of Newport Beach Wine & Food,” and the Bespoke Collection, which will offer food and wine experiences via intimate private events or zoom calls.
 



  ONGOING EVENTS 

Ongoing
Selanne Steak Tavern hosts a pop-up Penalty Box lunch outpost on its outdoor terraces Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu features “pucks” (burgers, including vegetarian substitutions) like the “The Broken Rib” with bourbon BBQ short rib, giant onion ring and smoked gouda, as well as “sticks” (hot dogs), poutines and a kid’s meal. Advance reservations suggested due to limited seating to allow for physical distancing. Takeout and curbside pickup are still available. Selanne Steak Tavern, 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, 949-715-9881.
 



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 UPDATES ON ORANGE COUNTY CHEFS 

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 ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT CLOSINGS 

The Seal Beach location of Beachwood BBQ has shuttered. Beachwood BBQ, 131 1/2 Main St., Seal Beach, CA 90740, no phone.
 
Tackle Box in Costa Mesa has closed. No reason was given for the closure of the casual venue, which opened within the city’s hip SOCO dining and retail complex in 2018. No replacement venue has been announced. Tackle Box, SOCO, 3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, no phone.
 



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