Booze Bros. Pint Night Tonight + Thanksgiving Smoked Turkeys at Meat Up BBQ


If you’re looking for a new twist on Thanksgiving Dinner, check out Meat Up BBQ in Placentia. Until Monday, the hickory smokehouse is selling catering packages that serve 10-12 people with smoked turkey and all the sides at

And, if you’re in the neighborhood tonight, Nov. 21, stop by from 5 to 10 p.m. for the latest installment in their monthly pint night series with Booze Brothers Brewing Brewing Co. from Vista (North San Diego).

Full details after the jump …

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MeatUp BBQ Celebrates 4th Anniversary Thursday with Epic Event!


Placentia’s MeatUp BBQ will celebrate it’s 4th Anniversary Thursday Night with a beer event that will be one to remember … but, with beers this heavy, some might not!

Owner Luis Flores curates a beer event each month with a select brewery, but for the 4th Anniversary he’s opening up the taps to an array of his favorite breweries. The list includes:

🍺 Bottle Logic 2018 Fundamental Observation, 13.2%
🍺 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. 8th Anniversary Sidecar Barley Wine, 12.5%
🍺 Phantom Carriage Bavmorda Barley Wine, 10.2%
🍺 4 Sons Self Taught Rye Coconut Amber, 16.3%
🍺 El Segundo Imperial Revolucion, 9.3%
🍺 Alesmith Sap Ness Monster Speedway Stout, 13%
🍺 Good Beer Company Unlit, 8.5%
🍺 Barley Forge The Black Dahlia aged in cognac barrels, 11%
🍺 Epic 2018 Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist, 11.7%
🍺 Karl Strauss Bourbon Vanilla Wreck Alley Imperial Stout, 10%

They’ll also have a Limited Edition 4th Anniversary Glass to keep, awesome raffles & the return of THE TEXAS CHOPPED MEAT SANDWICH!!


It’s 2 split lobster rolls packed with hickory-smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork and bratwurst, plus bacon, pickles, and their signature Cracked Pepper BBQ!! It’s enough to feed 2 people, or someone really, really hungry!

5-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
1450 N. Kraemer Blvd., Placentia

P.S.: If you’re looking for a feast for the BIG GAME this Sunday, they also offer a killer package:


Niyaz’s Top 20 O.C. Dishes of 2016


My top food moment of 2016 … Zov winning the Golden Foodie Award for 2016 Chef of the Year!

It’s been a great year for Orange County foodies.

We have Lobster Fries, Spaghetti Pizza and Churro Loops; Top Chefs in the kitchen and new openings at such a rapid pace it’s hard to keep up. There’s been a lot of delicious dishes to try, and while I couldn’t get to them all, I did manage to enjoy my fair share of awesome plates.

Here’s the 20 best things I ate and drank this year!

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