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Tickets are non-refundable
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A LIVE radio broadcast of KFI's, The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra will be center stage at our kick-off event.
We are thrilled to have our well fed friend and host kick-off the celebration with us.
Visit our "Wine Lounge" at the OC Restaurant Week Launch Party on March 4th!
We will be serving a fine variety of wines from Jackson Family Wines.
You've Got 20% Off To And From OC Restaurant Week "First Bites" Official Kick-Off party With Code FIRSTBITES
Mr. Shovel (Mark Sovel) has called Los Angeles home for over 25 years and was born and raised in Detroit where he began his radio career at the legendary rocker WABX.
He is the host of the local music show “Check One…Two’ as well as producer and side-kick of Jonesy’s Jukebox. (In fact the nickname “Mr. Shovel” came from the Sex Pistol, who continually mispronounced Sovel’s real name). Both programs originally aired on L.A.’s Indie 103.1.
Shovel established himself as an influential taste-maker with his work as the founding Music Director of the much celebrated radio station, giving the first commercial airplay to artists such as Arcade Fire, Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Arctic Monkeys and more.
During that time he also hosted the popular local music show “Check One…Two” and is credited with putting many local L.A. bands on the map, including Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Warpaint, The Airborne Toxic Event, Everest, She Wants Revenge, and more. He now brings “Check One…Two” and more local music to the airwaves of 95.5 KLOS.
A Special Room Rate of $149 is available for March 4, 2017 at the Irvine Marriott.
The 9th annual First Bites is the official kick-off party for Orange County Restaurant Week.
Join us for First Bites of OCRW as we kick-off Orange County's favorite culinary event. From 2pm - 5pm on March 4th at the Irvine Marriott. Indulge in excellent food and libations from top OC restaurants.