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Patricia Braun
If you’re looking for Oktoberfest Celebrations in Orange County, you’ve come to the right place. Just the mention of Oktoberfest brings visions of beer steins overflowing with thick white foam, dancing guys and gals in Lederhosen and Dirndl dresses, and oompah bands playing robust traditional German music. Not to mention thick, juicy German sausages served in delicious buns toppling with […]
Best Linguini In Orange County


Patricia Braun
THE HISTORY OF LINGUINI Linguini, also known as Trenette, looks much like spaghetti but flat.  In Italian, the name literally means “little tongues”. Linguini seems to have first appeared in Genova, Italy during the 1700’s.  Stories say that it was the favorite dish of  Liguria, which is a region of north-western Italy. The Ligurians would typically eat their Linguini with pesto, […]
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Labor Day Weekend Activities

Patricia Braun
FUN & FABULOUS ACTIVITIES FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND   Looking for something fun & fabulous to do with friends and family for the Labor Day Weekend? Check out these great Labor Day events!  This is just one more way that we at My Local OC are reaching out to those who live, work, & play in Orange County.  Stay […]

The Maritime Festival in Dana Point Harbor

Patricia Braun
TAKE YOUR FAM AND YOUR SQUAD TO THE MARITIME FESTIVAL IN DANA POINT HARBOR (Formerly The Tall Ships Festival) The Maritime Festival in Dana Point Harbor (formerly the Tall Ships Festival) hosted by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor is back this year and will run from Friday Sept.10th @ 4PM through Sunday Sept. 12th @ 8 PM. For […]


Patricia Braun
Whether you like yours hot, teriyaki, BBQ, honey-BBQ, bone in, boneless, fried or baked, you have come to the right place to find Orange County’s Best Chicken Wings. Countywide, young, old, and in-between, we Orange Countians love our wings.  And we’re not alone. During the 2020 Superbowl, it is estimated that fans ate a whopping 1.4 billion wings. Wow….now that’s […]

San Juan Capistrano’s Greek Festival

Patricia Braun
San Juan Capistrano’s Greek Festival is back!!! Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece at San Juan Capistrano’s Annual Greek Festival Saturday, September 25 thru Sunday, September 26, 2021. There will be lots of traditional Greek dishes to choose from including flavorful lamb chops, Souvlakia, Gyro’s and a Greek Village Salad. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Greek pastries. And […]
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The Best Hot Dogs in Orange County

Patricia Braun
While there are many stories about where the best hot dog in Orange County was first served,  it’s more than likely our first hot dog here in the U.S. can be traced back to our German immigrant families, who in the 1800’s not only brought sausages with them (yumm) but what was then termed “Dachshund Dogs” as well. The name […]

Taste Of Lake Forest

Patricia Braun
TALK ABOUT A MEAT-UP Randy Bortin carves meat for tacos at the America’s Taco Shop booth at Sunday’s annual Taste of Lake Forest. 11/08/15 – PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE[/caption] OK OC Foodies – Ready, Set, Go! This Sunday, September 24th, more than 20-local Lake Forest restaurants will showcase their finest tastes and libations […]
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