40 Day Sacrifice
Whether you’re one of the 1.2 million Catholics living in Orange County who observes Lent (March 5 to April 17), or a non-Catholic who is giving up something you love as a personal challenge, during the next 40 days, many quick service restaurants are offering a limited time fish or vegetarian option.
Wienerschnitzel: The world’s largest hot dog chain has just released its “UnDER the Sea Trio” menu items. The Sea Dog, the Fish Wrap and Fish ‘n Chips. wienerschnitzel.com
Panda Express: is introducing Golden Szechuan Fish, made with 100 percent wild North Pacific Cod. In addition, Panda Express offers Honey Walnut Shrimp and steamed veggies as meatless dishes.
Del Taco: Del Taco is now offering its crispy shrimp available in either a taco or burrito for a limited time. Customer-favorite Beer Battered Fish is also offered during Lent.
Veggie Grill: the 100 percent plant-based Veggie Grill offers delicious vegetarian food year-round such as burgers, salads, bowls, home-style plates. It’s a great choice for those observing Lent or taking on a personal challenge.
Juice It Up!: offers raw juice as a meal replacement. If you’re already planning on giving up meat, you can replace one meal a day with a raw juice or smoothie, or enjoy as a snack. juiceitup.com
Cinepolis’ Spring Cocktails
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas is the go-to theater for a first-class movie-going experience with locations in Orange County in Laguna Niguel and Rancho Santa Margarita. The Cinemas boast state-of-the-art, digital auditoriums, leather reclining chairs, swivel tables and call service buttons for food and beverage orders during a film.
Ticket prices range from $13.50 -$19.50—with a surcharge for 3D films.
Guests can also relax in the lounge-style lobby, bar/restaurant area or outdoor patio dining area before the movie starts. The menu offers favorites such as a chopped short rib burger, Cobb salad, spicy buffalo chicken wrap and sushi. Guests can also enjoy traditional movie snacks such as popcorn (available in Butter, Light, Caramel and Spicy Chili), soft drinks, specialty coffee drinks, milkshakes, gourmet finger foods and desserts such as Chocolate Godiva Cheesecake.
Three new spring movie cocktails were just added in celebration of three new films: the Super Soldier ($14) inspired by Capitan America:The Winter Soldier; Queen of Sparta ($14) inspired by 300: Rise of an Empire; and 5 Factions ($14) inspired by Divergent.
Cinepolis is at 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy, in Rancho Santa Margarita. 949.835.1888; and at 32401 Golden Lantern St. in Laguna Niguel. 949.373.7900.