Show 253, December 23, 2017: Orange County Restaurateur, Russ Bendel, Olea Continues…

Russ BendelWe know restaurateur Russ Bendel from his successful wine country-themed establishments in Orange County, Vine in San Clemente and Ironwood in Laguna Hills. Now it’s a threesome with the launch of the handsome Olea, already making waves in Newport Beach.

“It’s great to return to the community where my business partners and I began our careers,” said Bendel, a graduate of The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona who spent nine years at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Newport Center / Fashion Island before striking out on his own.

Show 2: October 13, 2012: CalPoly Pomona Pumpkin Festival

It’s the 20th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona on Oct. 20th & 21st from 8 to 5:00 p.m. at the Farm Store field at Cal Poly. Over 50,000 pumpkins will be in the patch. Free admission and lots of fun, Family activities including a corn field maze. Proceeds benefit College of Agriculture student clubs and activities as well as farm activities.