Welp, it’s a little bit of everything, and a whole lotta something on our Grub Guide. If dessert is your drug of choice, there’s crepes and baked goods. If you prefer saying cheers to the freaking weekend, whiskey and beer are down below. And then there’s the big reveal this week. . .
Greg Daniels & Ryan Adams Switch Things Up – Laguna Beach and Orange
It was revealed on Wednesday that Chef Greg Daniels (formerly of Old Town Orange’s Haven Gastropub/Provisions Market) would be opening a new establishment named Harley, after his grandfather. The location: the restaurant space that is Three Seventy Common in Laguna. What we mean by switch up is how Chef Ryan Adams of soon-to-be-formerly Three Seventy Common recently moved into the OTO neighborhood with Buttermilk, the newest concept based on his popular monthly special. By the way, Buttermilk just began serving lunch Tuesday through Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m.
Per Daniels, “When you come into Harley, I want you to feel like I did when I went to my grandfather’s house: always welcome. The food was always good, and I left with a feeling of warmth in my heart.” Landon Pulizzi (formerly of Haven) will be Chef de Cuisine, and Andrew Merritt (previously with Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in SF) will be General Manager. Pretty damn exciting, Greg. Loyal customers of Three Seventy Common still have time to drop in for a final meal, but we wouldn’t wait very long. Harley is currently quoting an October opening. 370 Glenneyre St., (949) 494-8686; www.370common.com.
Paris Baguette Grand Opening Special – Costa Mesa
The ever-growing chain of yummy bakeries is ready to make it official in their new spot off 17th. Today and Saturday (read: Not Sunday), the first 100 visitors at 9 a.m. are eligible to receive both a croissant of their choosing and either a PB mug or lunch bag. It’s a win-win people! Let them eat cake and sandwiches; you had us at croissant. 350 E. 17th St., (949) 541-0404; www.parisbaguette.com.
OC Brew Ha Ha Is Headed Our Way – Orange (Silverado)
The 9th Annual OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival will be in town on Saturday the 15th. Experience countless tastings of over 100 brews with your festival glass. VIP enters at noon, while general admission rolls through one hour later. This year’s venue is Lakeview Park, located near Irvine Lake. Be sure to reserve a spot on the free shuttle, departing between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. for Tustin Metrolink. Tickets available off Eventbrite.
Chapter One Does September Right – Santa Ana
Two pairing dinners and two painting and vino nights mean there’s always something happening at Chapter One: the modern local. September 18th and 25th are your opportunities to get artsy, using discount code chapterone for $20 off your session. www.paintingandvino.com. September 20 is the Towne Park beer dinner with five courses paired off for $65; Glenfiddich’s turn is on the 25th for $85. Oh, and what’s pictured above? Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle, with house pasta, seasonal mushrooms, Parmesan sauce, squash blossoms and summer squash! Check it out on the revised menu. 227 N. Broadway, (714) 352-2225; www.chapteronetml.com.
Crepes Bonaparte Monthly Special – Fullerton
Last, but certainly not least, the food truck turned brick-and-mortar unveils their newest special: the #EndALZ crepe. Filled with blackberries and lemon meringue, then finished with powdered sugar and whipped cream, part of the proceeds for each one sold is donated to Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County chapter. It’s a sweet way to support both Crepes Bonaparte and World Alzheimer’s Month. 115 S. Harbor Blvd. (714) 595-9995; www.crepesbonaparte.com.
A contributing writer for OC Weekly, Anne Marie freelances for multiple online and print publications, and guest judges for culinary competitions. A Bay Area transplant, she graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. Find her on Instagram as brekkiefan.