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Happy Holidays from South Coast Metro Alliance

December 18, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays The gift of laughter and the gift of family & friends… May they be yours during this holiday season. Best wishes for a prosperous, safe and healthy New Year! From the South Coast Metro Alliance Team  

Christmastime Fine Dining for Home Opportunities

December 16, 2020

Select South Coast Plaza fine dining restaurants are offering unique, family-style menus for takeout this holiday season. All require preordering and may be picked up December 23 or December 24. They are cooked, chilled and have instructions on reheating. TERRACE by Mix Mix and Morton’s The Steakhouse have limited pickup times on Christmas Day. Please see details and links below. Here’s to a delicious Christmas repast!     TIFFANY & CO. BLUE BOX CAFE   Start a new holiday…

South Coast Metro’s Hotels Put Out The Welcome Mat For Families And Friends

December 2, 2020

The comprehensive collection of ten well-known luxury and family-style hotels located in South Coast Metro, Orange County’s Urban Center, are reaching out to families and friends with special values during the holidays that are sure to appeal to every need, style, preference and budget. The rates are valid until December 30, 2020, subject to availability. Here are the hotels and details: Avenue of the Arts Hotel 3350 Avenue of the Arts 15% off standard rate…

Introducing Heidi Zuckerman, OCMA CEO and Director

Orange County Museum of Arts is thrilled to announce their new CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman.
A globally recognized leader in contemporary art, Heidi served as the Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum from 2005 to 2019, and is host of the Conversations About Art podcast, as well as the author of the three-volume book series Conversations with Artists.
At the Aspen Art Museum, Heidi led the revitalization and re-imagination of the organization as a world-class institution, creating a highly acclaimed new museum building with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, and working with the Board to recast the institution’s mission and vision. Over her illustrious career, she has curated more than 200 museum exhibitions and has long emphasized the importance of communicating contemporary art to the public in a way that is accessible and engaging.
She received her Honors BA in European History from the University of Pennsylvania, her MA in Art History from CUNY Hunter College, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School Executive Education, Women on Boards.
Heidi Zuckerman will join the museum in February. We all look forward to an exciting year ahead with her leadership!

Metro Events

Restaurant News


Karl Strauss is Open for To-Go Dining

Karl Stauss brewpub operational hours remain the same and they will be offering to-go services of both their award-winning beer and delicious food.
Pick up is available. Browse their menu and place your order ahead of time here on their website.
Deals & Bundles
When you're picking up, don't forget that they have a ton of convenient Meal Bundles available if you're looking to feed a group. Karl Strauss also has weekly specials on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:
  • Get Back Monday: 10% off any Meal Bundle order.
  • Wing Wednesday: 20% off wings + $1 off year-round draft beer.
  • ReSupply Friday: $5 32oz & $10 64oz draft beer fills.
Should you prefer a delivery service, Karl Strauss is also available on DoorDashGrubHubPostmates, and UberEats.

Retail News

Need the perfect gift for the holidays, bonuses, wellness awards, or other incentives?

Contact Diane Pritchett at alliance@southcoastmetro.com or call 714.435.2109 for more information or to order South Coast Plaza gift cards.

5 Ways to Support South Coast Metro Businesses

  • SHOP LOCAL: Shopping at local essential businesses will help the local economy. Look for businesses that are offering curbside pickup or delivery.
  • GIFT CARDS: Buy gift cards for yourself or for future gifts for in-service businesses that are temporarily closed.
  • ORDER TAKE-OUT: Many local restaurants are offering take-out and delivery so you can enjoy your favorite meals and treats at home.
  • SHOP ONLINE: Many of your favorite shops are still selling their items online. Shop online and have it delivered right to your home.
  • GET SOCIAL: South Coast Metro businesses are on social media too! Like and share their posts. Leave positive reviews for them on Yelp, Google, and Facebook.

The Ultimate Guide to South Coast Metro

Everything you need to know about Orange County’s Urban Center can be found in The Ultimate Guide to South Coast Metro. The guide focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, hotels, performing arts, unsurpassed shopping, and over 100 restaurants is what makes South Coast Metro the preferred address for those who want a vibrant mix of commerce and culture.

South Coast Metro Preferred

Our latest insert published in Orange Coast Magazine focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, restaurants, hotels, performing arts and unsurpassed shopping is what makes South Coast Metro Orange County’s Urban Center.

South Coast Plaza Gift Cards

South Coast Plaza Gift Cards make the perfect gift for any occasion! South Coast Plaza Gift Cards are available in any denomination up to $2,000 and honored at more than 250 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and The Westin South Coast Plaza. For more information, contact Diane Pritchett at 714.435.2109 or alliance@southcoastmetro.com

Check out the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. View the digital version on our website or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017/2018 issue: 714.435.2109