Biz News: Wahoo’s co-founder investing in new restaurants in former Golden Truffle space

One of the founders of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, which started in Costa Mesa and is now based in Santa Ana, is investing in two new restaurant concepts that will take over the space formerly used by The Golden Truffle in Costa Mesa.

According to the Orange County Register, Ed Lee said The Golden Truffle’s former digs at 1767 Newport Blvd. will be used by one restaurant called the Toast Kitchen and Bakery. The second one has not been announced.

Both could open by January.

Chef Alan Greeley closed The Golden Truffle this year after 37 years in business.

Zappos presenting event in Surf City

Zappos, an online shoe and clothing shop based in Las Vegas, is coming to Huntington Beach for its Friends with Benefits Road Show from Friday to Sunday.

The free event will include Zappos giveaways, live music, food trucks and pet adoptions at SeaLegs at the Beach, which is off the beach bike trail south of Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue.

Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Newport companies win tech awards

Two Newport Beach-based technology companies were recognized recently at the third annual Timmy Awards.

MCS Software Corp. won the award for Best Tech Work Culture. Jonathan Clarke, vice president of software development and quality assurance at BitCentral Inc., was named Best Tech Manager.

Halloween store to host pet adoptions and costume contests

The Halloween Bootique store in Costa Mesa will have a pet adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

It also will include prizes for best dog costume and best owner/dog costume combination.

The store is in The Triangle center at 1875 Newport Blvd.

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