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Chapter One: Local Dishes and Cocktails From Around the World

August 20, 2014 9:06 am

While the elaborately decorative, handcrafted dishes at Chapter One are made with local produce, the stylish restaurant’s wine and cocktails will transport you to all corners of the world. This foodie-friendly hotspot serves imaginative dishes for lunch and dinner, and its impressive menu is always updated to keep up with the produce that’s currently in season.

Small plates like the ever-popular duck fat fries give guests something to munch on while they peruse the menu, and the lunchtime soups and salads will make you rethink the way you look at these everyday dishes. For dinner, Chapter One gets really experimental with new takes on classic dishes like gnocchi, fish and chips, and even fried chicken. If you’ve always wanted to sample a macaroni and cheese made with truffle oil, smoky bacon, and caramelized onion relish, you’ve come to the right place.

Chapter One is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, and it opens early, at 10 a.m., for brunch on Sundays.

Chapter One
227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 352-2225

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Deliciously Simple Uses for Fresh Watermelon

August 13, 2014 9:02 am

Fresh watermelon is a cool, refreshing snack, but it has a number of other uses as well. If you’re looking for unique watermelon dishes outside of the usual fruit salad, these delicious (and incredibly simple!) recipes can help.

Watermelon Agua Fresca [Eating Well]
Traditional agua frescas are made with simple fruit juices and sweeteners, and they’re often served by vendors and restaurants all over Mexico. This one incorporates watermelon, club soda, and lime juice to give it its refreshing taste.

Watermelon Salad with Mint and Crispy Prosciutto [Real Simple]
Opposites often attract when it comes to food, and this salad is a wonderful example. The salty taste of the prosciutto blends perfectly with the cool mint and juicy watermelon to create a summer salad that’s perfect for dinner outdoors.

Raspberry Watermelon Lemonade [Babble]
This sweet lemonade is given an extra fruity flavor by adding plump, juicy raspberries and cubed watermelon. Leaving the fruit pulp in the mix gives it an extra bit of texture.

Watermelon Gazpacho [Epicurious]
Chilled gazpacho soup is perfect on a hot day, and this one is made with watermelon, blanched almonds, and fresh garlic cloves that create a sweet and savory combination. Interestingly, plain old white bread gives the soup its thick, dense consistency.

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The OC Pavilion: Not a Bad Seat in the House

August 6, 2014 9:03 am

The OC Pavilion is Santa Ana’s prime destination for performance. This 500 seat theatre features everything from musicals to comedians to stage shows. The intimate setting is perfect for smaller performances, and allows you to get up close and personal with the performers. Concessions, though limited, are reasonably priced and the theatre is beautifully maintained.

Inside this luxurious space you will marvel at the beautiful lights and fixtures, sweeping arcs and majestic tapestries. VIP and balcony seating is available — please inquire when arranging tickets. No matter where you sit there's not a bad seat in the house! The program is huge and varied.

Visit The OC Pavilion's website to learn more about this performing arts space!

The OC Pavilion
801 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 550-0880

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