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Redefining Taco Tuesday!


Tasty tacos for just $2, and premium Peligroso tequila drinks for $5? We’re all in for a muy bueno Taco Tuesday at SOL Cocina 4 p.m. to close! I’ll be behind the bar from 6 to 8 p.m. as the guest bartender for a happy hour that is all about redefining happy hour! SOL focuses on seasonal ingredients, authentic Mexican flavors, and premium Peligroso Tequila tasting flights, margaritas, and Mexican beers. Enjoy SOL street tacos two for $2.50!, fresh Ensenada fish tacos and grilled fish tacos just $2, and naked guacamole. Live music starting at 6 p.m. Pictured above, pro big-wave surfer Greg Long redefining “Taco Tuesday” last week at SOL!

SOL’s Happy Hour is offered daily from 4–7 p.m. (bar and patio only Full menus, hours of operations, online reservations and directions can be found here. 251 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. 949.675.9800.

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Halloween in OC!


More than 15,000 costumed revelers are expected to attend Halloween OC Costume Ball at the OC Fair Saturday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. It’s one of the largest and most exciting parties ever held in Orange County—and no doubt the best people watching ever. A portion of the proceeds from Halloween OC will benefit Websites for Heroes. Halloween OC features six indoor party areas and two exclusive VIP lounges; each space features different types of entertainment: great music and food, fortune tellers, a sexy costume contest and fashion show.

Tickets to Halloween OC cost $30 in advance or $60 at the door. VIP Tickets cost $100-150.  All ticket prices are plus applicable service fees. Reservations for VIP couches, tables and bottle service are available by calling 949.222.2232.  All details here.

88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa.

The biggest electronic house party ever in Orange County is happening tonight 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Grove of Anaheim. “Volume 1: The First Halloween” will be packed with headliners like Austin Leeds, Scotty Boy, and Charles Feelgood, and 10 more DJ’s: Eric Cubeechee, DJ D’Arrigo, Dean Mason, Stellar Creator, Audiokillers, Epileptix, DJ DSCO, DJ ECHO, Langdon and Mark Crenshaw. Four separate party areas will be featuring world-class house DJs, go-go dancers and open dancing for a high-octane entertainment experience. And there’s an exclusive VIP area with its own dance floor, lounge, entrance, bars and bathrooms. General Admission costs $30 to $40; VIP tickets cost $100 to $125. Get your tickets here.

2200 E Katella Ave in Anaheim.

Here’s another fun Halloween party: don’t miss Prego Ristorante’s Masquerade Ball from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. You won’t recognize the place, it’s being transformed into a swanky club with two dance floors with DJs Roly, Tommy T, Rob Dutra, Ty Dunn & Zeke. Costumes encouraged! Tickets range from $20 to $200 for a VIP table for four! Reservation info.

18420 Von Karman Ave. in Irvine. 949.553.1333.

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Holy Grail of Tee’s!


LA-based Splendid, easily one of my favorite T-shirt brands, recently opened a store at Fashion Island that stocks all of the cult favorite collections: Splendid for women; Splendid Mills for men; Splendid Girl; and Splendid Littles, for babies — in an entire range of colors and styles.

The folks at Splendid took 10 years to find the softest fabrics and color-absorbing yarns in the world to create the ultimate tee before launching in 2002. Now the brand has expanded into an extensive collection of tanks, thermals, dresses, shorts and more. With each season, Splendid includes new silhouettes, new fabrics, and new lines.

The boutique boasts a green wall of living plants, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, European white oak floors, white lacquer shelves making the colors of the clothes the focal part of the store. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 949.759.1743.

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OC Screens “Coyote County Loser”


Two Orange County residents, producer Jacob Roebuck and director Jason Naumann are bringing “Coyote County Loser” to Triangle Square Cinemas tonight and Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. for a special engagement. Their independent romantic comedy caught some good festival attention including best comedy at Breckenridge Film Festival and it’s being released on DVD December 21.

Film supporters, friends and really anyone can catch the screening.

Theater and ticket info here.
1870 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa. 949.650.4300.

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