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:

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


Grits Fullerton hosts “California Love” beer dinner with Sierra Nevada Sept. 9


It’s going down Sept. 9 at Grits Fullerton! The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Barrel Room will unleash some valued treasures for the One-Night-Only “California Love”-themed beer dinner by Chef Cody Storts.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS before they’re gone at by selecting 6:30 P.M. SEPT. 9 on their reservations page —Dinner is $100 per person plus tax & tip.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN: Visit this post on their Facebook page for a chance to win 2 seats at the dinner, just by sharing the post! See you there Orange County!!

Grits Fullerton releases “Dirty South” menu for Beer Dinner Friday, June 24—You can win 2 tickets!


Grits Fullerton is headed to The Dirty South this Friday, June 24, as Chef Cody Storts teams up with Victor Novak of Golden Road Brewing and Golden Road Pub Orange County for a 6 course beer dinner featuring brews you’ve never had before. Tickets, $135, including food, drinks, tax and service, are available here:

The restaurant is holding a contest through Thursday evening to give away 2 seats to the dinner. You can get those details at the Grits Fullerton Facebook Page. Keep reading for the dinner and beer menu. … Read more…

Drink Up: Naughty Sauce at Noble Ale Works


If you’re a coffee drinker by day and a beer drinker by night (or by day, all good too!), then you have to get your hands on a glass of Noble Ale Works Naughty Sauce. Released earlier this year as a collaboration between Noble and Portola Coffee, this golden milk stout is gulpable, with a creamy, rich body and nutty, sweet finish. If you’re a fan of Hitachino Espresso Stout, you’ll love this as much, possibly more, because Noble takes the experience one step further.


It’s poured on nitro, creating an even creamier texture when the brew hits the glass. But because it’s a nitro tap, you won’t find Naughty Sauce in bottles or growlers to-go—it doesn’t last long once poured. Make the trip to Noble in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle before it goes away for good. Seriously. Three weeks ago I drank this super brew for the first time. Two weeks ago I wrote this post and I had to wait to publish until now because it went off tap. It’s there again right now, so go, go, go!

Drink up!!

Noble Ale Works
1621 Sinclair Street, Suite B
Anaheim, CA 92806

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Grits Fullerton: The New American Classic


Rarely do the realms of “American food” and “New American cuisine” overlap. The first term conjures steamy biscuits with pepper-speckled gravy, double cheeseburgers and hefty steaks while the latter brings to mind dishes with modern sensibilities, both in technique and aesthetic, with ingredients that are farm to table, light, local and organic. But in finding our newness, we’ve mostly left behind those classic diner traditions, that—while built on the backs of European immigrant families—have become part of our national food identity.

Grits Fullerton—the 4-month-old brunch concept from former Hopscotch/Nieuport 17 Chef Cody Storts—is the new American classic, using today’s techniques to reinvigorate old favorites. Any morning that starts at Grits becomes a great morning, and, as Chef Storts recently launched weekly dinner service, prix-fixe beer dinners and all-you-can-eat fried chicken Sundays there’s no better time than now to experience this North County hotspot.

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