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Greer's OC: Wahoo's raises the bar in Surf City

June 20, 2012|By Greer Wylder

Longtime fans of Wahoo's Fish Taco can celebrate its newest Huntington Beach eatery (and second Wahoo's in Orange County with a full bar) complete with a Vizio Beach Bar, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The grown-up version of Wahoo's serves all of its original menu favorites like massive Banzai Burritos, Maui Bowls and tacos, as well as specialty tequila drinks. At the bar, you can watch state-of-the-art Vizio 3-D televisions.

The party will also celebrate the launch of Dirty Heads' newest album, "Cabin By The Sea," and summer tour, where guests can watch the new video "Spread Too Thin," featuring a Wahoo's taco truck.

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The new Wahoo's is at 7891 Warner Ave. For more information, visit http://www.wahoos.com.

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'A Taste of Greece'

In Orange County, you can experience delicious Greek cuisine, entertainment and wine tasting for three days at the 34th annual A Taste of Greece festival Friday through Sunday.

The grounds of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, the largest congregation in O.C., will transform into a festival featuring authentic recipes for traditional Greek dishes, delicious pastries, Greek and American coffees, as well as Greek wine and beer.

Guests can feast on chicken, lamb chops, Greek French fries, gyros, pastichio (Greek lasagna), loucanico (Greek sausage), spanakopita (spinach and feta pie), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), saganaki (Greek brandy-flamed cheese), loukoumathes (Greek doughnut holes), Greek salad, calamari and more. Church members have been baking Baklava and other delicious pastries around the clock for weeks in preparation for the tasty festival.

The family-friendly event also offers Greek dancing lessons, games and boutique shopping.

The festival will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Admission costs $3 per person but is free for children under age 10. There is complimentary festival parking and shuttle buses transporting guests from public parking sites in Irvine.

St. Paul's is at 4949 Alton Pkwy., between Culver Drive and Jeffrey Road. For more information, visit, http://www.IrvineGreekFest.com or call (949) 733-3102.

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New denim store in O.C.

Fashionistas can put down M. Fredric's first Orange County location on their list of new places to shop. Los Angeles-based M. Fredric, http://www.mfredric.com, just opened at Fashion Island and it's stocked with celebrity favorite styles for men, women and children.

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