Trend Watch: Domino Party at H.B. library

March 07, 2013|By Alisha Gomez
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Ole! The Huntington Beach Library will host the Mexican Train Domino Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Talbert Room, 7111 Talbert Ave.

The free popular domino event, which welcomes players of all ages and skill levels, is noncompetitive and limited to 50 people. Lessons will be offered for beginners, according to a news release.

Those interested can sign up at or RSVP (714) 969-8138.


Weekend swap meet at local college

There's nothing like the swap meet for great finds, and the Golden West College Swap Meet takes place each weekend, rain or shine.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, the campus features a slew of vendors offering a range of goods. These include new and used items, fresh produce, flowers and antiques and collectibles, according to the school's website.

Admission and parking are free. Golden West College is at 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. More information is at (714) 895-0888 or



Bloody Mary brunch at Charlie Palmer's

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's kicked off a new Bloody Mary Sunday brunch last weekend. The brunch features an appetizer, entree and unlimited Bloody Marys for $37.50, according to a news release.

Guests can choose from appetizer choices such as house-smoked sturgeon with potato shallot cake, caramelized onion and gruyere quiche, or a roasted heirloom beet salad with goat cheese fritter. New main courses include crab cake eggs benedict, braised chicken chilaquiles, Cuban pulled pork sandwich and French toast bread pudding, the news release said.

The Bloody Mary bar features six unique recipes and offers a selection of hot sauces and local veggies and pickles for garnishes.

The brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

And on March 20, Chef Saekyeong Kim will host a brunch-themed cooking class. The class will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant and will help participants "create wow-factor brunch foods like gourmet French toast and tips for making perfect scrambled eggs, as well as the top secret recipe for our own signature Bloody Marys," the news release said. Cost is $105 per person.

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's is in South Coast Plaza, 3333 South Bristol St., Costa Mesa. For reservations or more information, call (714) 352-2525 or visit


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