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Volume 5, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2020


Farm to Fork: A Foodie’s Point of View Fork

By LANA JOHNSON

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with myriad culinary choices

Memorial Day is the “unofficial” start to summer here in Newport Beach! This year, restaurants are offering myriad dining choices with special takeout offers, so you can continue to enjoy this momentous weekend with your family, while at home. Here are some suggestions on how you can indulge in our warm-weather culinary cuisine.

Bello by Sandro Nardone – This authentic Italian eatery is now selling its Neapolitan brick-oven pizza as a take-and-bake product. They cook theirs in Bello’s wood-burning oven until it’s about 80 percent done, and then allow it to cool completely before vacuum sealing and freezing it so most of the work is done for you. Call to order: 949.520.7191. Newport North Shopping Center, 1200 Bison Ave., Newport Beach. www.bellobysandrone.com

Farm to Fork Billy's at the Beach

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Cool down with refreshing libations from Billy’s at the Beach

Billy’s at the Beach – Are you in for a Memorial Day Bash? This weekend Billy’s will feature live dockside entertainment with a patio BBQ, cocktails at the patio bar and dockside cocktail service. 949.722.1100. 2751 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach. www.billysatthebeach.net

Fable & Spirit Make Fable & Spirit’s imaginative, globally inspired dishes part of your Memorial Day weekend. Sommelier Ali Coyle presents a curated list of wines offered at exceptional prices, and Director of Spirits Drew Coyle offers a selection of cocktails to go. Orders can be placed between 12- 6 p.m., for pickup between 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (closed on Monday, Memorial Day). Contactless curbside pick-up can be requested when placing orders. Guests will be able to order by phone or online at www.fableandspirit.com. 949.409.9913. 3441 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

Farm to Fork Fleming's burger

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse customized burger

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Make your day extra fancy with Fleming’s selection of handcrafted burgers. Enjoy a juicy burger – a favorite is the Mushroom-Farro Burger paired with their Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. For online orders: https://flemings.menu/flemingsnewportbeachpickup/. 949.720.9633. 455 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar – It’s no secret you make the best burgers in town when you’re a burger bar. Hopdoddy’s menu is completely customizable so your burger comes out exactly how you like it. For online orders: www.hopdoddy.com/menu. 949.640.2337. 311 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach.

Farm to Fork Fleming's burger

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Lido Bottle Works...a gourmet spin on a classic burger

Lido Bottle Works – Chef Amy Lebrun’s #LBWBurger is something to look forward to. A gourmet spin on a classic, the #LBWBurger is packed with Spanish payoyo cheese, smoked chili aioli and kohlrabi pickles. Available Tuesday through Sunday. For online orders: https://lidobottleworks.com/shop/. 949.529.2784. 3408 Via Oporto #103, Newport Beach.

OLEA Cellar – OLEA’s Stars, Stripes and Scrumptious Memorial Day Meal Package is sure to make it a day to remember. Simply grill or reheat to enjoy at home. Call to order: 949.287.6807. 2001 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach. www.oleanewportbeach.com

Farm to Fork Provenance Daiquiri Kit

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Provenance’s Daiquiri Kit is a part of the Adult Beverages to-go offerings

Provenance – Chef Cathy Pavlos is offering special take home Grill Kits and Adult Beverages to-go at Provenance from Tuesday, May 19 through Sunday, May 24. Meal kits include choice of two proteins and two sides. Don’t forget to top off your meal with a sweet treat – Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Call to order: 949.718.0477. 2531 Eastbluff Dr., Newport Beach. www.provenanceoc.com

Farm to Fork Sushi Roku Hand Roll Pack

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Sushi Roku Hand Roll Pack

Sushi Roku – Make Memorial Day Weekend special with Sushi Roku’s Family Pack ($98), Family Hot Pack ($98), Hand Roll Pack ($120) and Mini Hand Roll Pack ($65). These feature the finest, freshest fish from around the globe, prepared with the kind of artistry that can only be executed by a seasoned sushi chef to ensure an unparalleled sushi experience. Call to order: 949.706.3622. 327 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. www.sushiroku.com

Taco Rosa – Taco Rosa is offering BBQ Kits that are guaranteed to make your Memorial Day Weekend grilling a little more exciting. Each kit serves four guests and must be ordered by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 for curbside pickup. Call to order: 949.720-0980. 2632 San Miguel Dr., Newport Beach. www.tacorosa.com

The Winery Restaurant & Bar – Enjoy a little Hawaiian getaway. Chef Yvon Goetz has created an Aloha Menu for curbside pickup. The meal begins with a White Shrimp & Tropical Fruit Salad served with Hawaiian Slaw and Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Guests then have a choice of two entrée options, including Slow-Cooked Kalua Pork & Cabbage, Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Lemongrass Butter, and Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs, all served with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad and Sticky White Rice. The meal ends with a decadent Pineapple Upside-Down Cake This Aloha Meal serves two guests and is priced at $89. Guests can also purchase wines by the bottle or craft cocktails to accompany their meals. Call 949.999.6622. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance for pick-up at on Saturday, May 23 or Sunday, May 24 between 4-6:30 p.m. www.thewineryrestaurants.com. 3131 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

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