At Roy's Restaurant, you'll want to take advantage of its My Prix Fixe Mondays that was just reintroduced for a limited time. At both its Fashion Island and Anaheim GardenWalk locations, its three-course prix fix dinner will be available Mondays for $36.95 per person.
Create your own combination of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. The appetizer menu includes crunchy golden lobster potstickers and wood grilled Szechwan spiced baby back pork ribs. Entrées include roasted macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi or tender braised beef short ribs. Desserts include pineapple upside down cake and Roy's famous melting hot chocolate soufflé.
The restaurant is open 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Roy's Newport Beach is at 453 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 640-7697.
Roy's Anaheim is at 321 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim. For more information, call (714) 776-7697 or go to http://www.roysrestaurant.com.
Total Wine & More revamps store look
Shopping for wine, beer and spirits just became more modern and engaging at the new Total Wine & More in Laguna Hills and Huntington Beach. Both stores just rolled out its "next-generation" concept, while the other Orange County stores are expected to add new technologies in 2013.
Total Wine & More, which offers highly-rated wines priced lower than even Costco, 24 styles of beer, and an impressive collection of spirits, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tasting bar where you can access Total Wine's iPad app for recommendations based on wine and food pairings. You can even print out recipes and recommendations in the store, or send them via email.
There's an area for educational wine, beer, and spirits tastings, and flat panel TV's streaming videos about wine, beer and spirits makers. Total Wine & More will also introduce quick response codes for on-demand video content, as well as details on tasting profile, ratings and price comparisons.
Wine enthusiasts can also sign up for classes about various types of wines, beers and spirits, and attend a Meet the Maker series for a chance to meet renowned makers and to taste and learn about the history of their craft. The education center can also be reserved by nonprofits and businesses at no charge.
On a recent visit to the Laguna Hills store, I was fortunate enough to choose three of my favorite wines that I highly recommend and all are priced reasonably. They included Anaba Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008 ($27.99), which has big notes of cherry cola, bright raspberry and darker cassis wrapped up with flavors of creamy oak; Javillier Savigny Beaune Liards 2010 ($24.99) with crisp and fresh flavors of cranberry with some subtle earthy tones and a smooth finish; and lastly, an all around great bottle for the price, Kitchen Sink Red Reserve ($9.99) with concentrated flavors of blueberry, pomegranate and mocha that come all together and end softly.
Tustin Total Wine & More is at 24001 El Toro Road Ste. B in Laguna Hills; (949)-206-1539; and at 16272 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach; (714)-861-4047. Other Orange County stores include 471 South Associated Road at the Brea Plaza Shopping Center in Brea; (714)-672.0323; and 2952 El Camino Real at The Market Place in Tustin; (714)-665-4257.
UCI hosting annual diabetes fundraiser
Celebrate UC Irvine Diabetes Center's dedication to advancing science to cure Type I and Type II diabetes at the Accelerate the Cure annual cocktail party and fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Crevier Classic Car Co. in Costa Mesa.
Enjoy the lively festivities, heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine pairings and live entertainment at Orange County's premiere classic and exotic car showroom.
Dr. Ping H. Wang, director of the UC Irvine Diabetes Center will give an important research update and you can support the center by participating in an opportunity wheel and silent auction. Funds raised aid in patient care, education and research. Tickets cost $100 per person. To RSVP, contact Summer Simaan at (949)-824.1678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crevier Classic Car Co. is at 365-B Clinton St. in Costa Mesa. To learn more, please visit http://www.ucidiabetes.com.
Kim Vo Salon offering blowout special
Need to update your hair color for fall? At Kim Vo Salon the Montage Laguna Beach new clients will receive a complimentary VIP blow out Monday through Thursday with any color service through October.
The VIP Blowout includes a shampoo and condition, as well as a Glamorous Glaze Treatment, blow out and style, valued at $165. Guests will also receive complimentary valet parking and a glass of Champagne.
Simply mention the VIP Blowout when booking an appointment. Kim Vo Salon is at the Montage at 30801 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 715-6000.
Walnut Wallpaper now inside Rolling Greens boutique
Consider adding style and dimension to your walls by selecting beautiful wallpapers at Walnut Wallpaper inside Rolling Greens at the South Coast Collection center in Costa Mesa.
The new boutique offers the same sought out collections of modern wallpapers curated by owner Norinne De Gal from her destination Los Angeles boutique on Beverly Boulevard. She specializes in artisan lines like Scotland's Timorous Beasties, as well as classics such as Cole & Son and Osborne & Little, and even carries vintage papers.
The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It's at 3315 Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa.
For more information, call (714) 444-3008, or visit http://www.walnutwallpaper.com.
Edible Arrangements offers gifts you can nibble
At the new Edible Arrangements at Northpark Plaza in Irvine you can pick up fresh fruit baskets, chocolate covered strawberries and more items that make perfect hostess or party gifts.
Need to add more fruits to your diet? Stop by its convenient Edible To Go section for fresh fruit salads, fruit and yogurt parfaits, smoothies and chocolate dipped fruit.
Edible Arrangements is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. It's at Northpark Plaza at 3995 Irvine Blvd., at Culver Blvd., in Irvine. For more information, call (714) 368-3386, or http://www.ediblearrangements.com.
GREER WYLDER writes Greer's OC for the Huntington Beach Independent each Thursday and the Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot each Friday. She's the founder and president of greersoc.com, a free daily e-mail service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed http://www.greersoc.com and she can be contacted at email@example.com.