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Diwali Feasts at Tamarind


The Golden Foodie award-winning restaurant for Best Indian Cuisine in OC, Tamarind of London is honoring Diwali, a five-day festival celebrated by Indians worldwide with a limited time three-course feast.

Tamarind’s special Diwali menu prepared by Chef Imran Ali will be available for $39 per person through through Monday, Nov. 3.

The first course starts with your choice or a kebab platter with malai chicken, lamb kebab and swordfish tikka; or vegetarian platter with hara bara, panner tikka and aloo tikki.

With the second course you can choose from butter chicken in a creamy tomato sauce, or classic rogan josh with lamb curry, onion, tomato and Kashmiri chili stew; or Achari Baingan with baby eggplant, tomato, yogurt, pickle, spices and Frank pepper tomato and Kashmiri chili stew; or Navrattan Khorma with seasoned vegatables, paneer and pomegranate in a rich caramelized curry. All dishes served with Sal Amritsari, naan, saffron rice and raita. The third course is a chef’s platter with Diwali sweets. 

We are also giving away a $100 gift card to Tamarind of London to one lucky winner. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Simply subscribe to Greer's OC here and leave the promotion code "Tamarind." Already a subscriber? Tell a friend.

Tamarind of London is at 7862 E Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. 949.715. 8338.

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Tour de Cure Surf 2 Summit OC


Be a part of the Stop Diabetes movement by taking part in the American Diabetes Association’s annual fund-raising cycling event, Orange County’s Tour de Cure Surf 2 Summit, on Saturday morning. The ride is ideal for any level from the occasional to the experienced cyclist. There are three road routes and two mountain courses to choose from. Each ride features rest stops with food, volunteers to cheer riders on, and bike mechanics to keep bike in good shape.

At the finish line, enjoy live entertainment, a vendor village with more than 20 booths, a silent auction, a kid’s bike rodeo, a dance contest led by the Angels Strike Force girls, and much more fun for the entire family. Lunch will be provided by BJs Restaurants.

6 a.m. Check-in/Registration
7:15 a.m. 1st ride begins
10 a.m. First rider expected to cross the finish line

Meet up at St. John’s Episcopal School 30382 Vía Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita.  

For more info or to register, call 1.888.DIABETES or visit

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West of West Wine Festival Orange County


Wine lovers can get in on the West of West Wine Festival Orange County presented by Orange Coast Magazine at the Grand Terrace at Honda Center  on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests can samples wines from more than 30 West Sonoma Coast vintners and enjoy a day in the sun with friends.

Entertainment includes an exciting Sommelier Challenge between Orange County's top sommeliers, hosted by Next Vintage Wine Shop at Charlie Palmer; delicious gourmet tastings from Chef Jojo Doyle of Grand Terrace at Honda Center, Chef Saekyong Kim of Charlie Palmer, Chef David Shofner of Wineworks for Everyone, Chef Alex Dale from Sealegs Wine Bar, Chef Andrew Sutton from Carthay Circle, Chef Imran Ali from Tamarind of London and more restaurants,

Also enjoy specialty lounges by Sub-Zero Wolf and Celebrity Cruises; tastes and desserts by Bread Artisan Bakery, OC Donut Bar and Keurig; music and photo ops; and a lively Q&A session/live podcast with Orange Coast's resident wine bloggers, The Wine Dudes.

Tickets cost $175 or $200 for VIP early access which includes grand tasting tickets (includes reserve tasting preview hour from 10 to 11 a.m.)

All tickets include wine, tastings, entertainment, gift bag and parking.

There are also discounts for guests purchasing in pairs. Visit for more info.

Honda Center is at 2695 E. Katella Ave. in Anaheim.

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The Who Hits 50!


The Who will celebrate their 50-year legacy with “The Who Hits 50!” tour arriving at Honda Center in Anaheim on Wednesday, Sept.16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Honda Center performance are on sale now at,, all ticketmaster retail outlets and by phone at 800.745.3000, and at the Honda Center Box Office on Saturday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
Set lists will include The Who’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadraphenia, My Generation and Live at Leeds, through today.

Prices range from $49.50 for Upper Level Terrace Seating to $149.50 for Lower Level Plaza Seating.

Honda Center is at 2695 E. Katella Ave. in Anaheim.

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