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The Latest About Fireside Tavern
Tom Van Winkle, General Manager
January 5, 2015: Locale Magazine: 18 OC Chefs Flip the Script | Find Out How. We’ve interviewed chefs from all over the place. We find out more about their menu, plans for the future and their culinary backgrounds. This time we thought it would be interesting the turn the interview on its head and create a chef ask a chef series. We asked the first question to get the ball rolling and then each chef asked another chef a question to help us get to know them. Find out what these culinary geniuses came up with when we put the reporting into their hands. Read more.
September 2014: Executive Chef Scott Brandon is offering up a side of comfort on his already celebrated menu of American favorites at Fireside Tavern. The eatery, located within the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa (3131 Bristol Street), features dishes highlighting the flavors of fall with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Read more.
September 2014: Riviera Magazine: Learn about Fireside Tavern in Riviera’s food & drink guide to the OC’s best restaurants. Read more.
July 2014: Executive Chef Scott Brandon has introduced a lineup of rotating weekly offerings to his already celebrated menu at Fireside Tavern. The “Tavern Nights” highlight an exciting special from 4–10 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday evening, allowing guests to experience exciting food, beverage, and live entertainment offerings with a tavern twist. These nightly specials will be available alongside the restaurant’s popular Happy Hour offerings. Read more.
March 19, 2014: Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau Blog: Fireside Tavern at Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County. Fireside Tavern at the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County offers guests a warm, inviting atmosphere with a wide selection of wines, craft beer and cocktails as well as a menu full of American contemporary gastropub cuisine from acclaimed chef Scott Brandon. Read more.
March 18, 2014: OC Weekly: Now Open: Fireside In Costa Mesa. Between small bites and waves of people exploring the recently renovated property, I had one thought on my mind: Would I spend happy hour here? Sure. Read more.
March 17, 2014: Greer’s Daily Dose: Fireside Tavern Lands Renowned Chef. The newly opened Fireside Tavern inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa scored a major culinary coup with award-winning chef Scott Brandon overseeing the menu and kitchen. Read more.
February 3, 2014: Award-winning Orange County chef Scott Brandon will oversee the kitchen of Fireside, a classic American tavern with a modern feel, when it debuts on March 13 at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa. Read more.