Newport Beach Restaurant Month Debuts in September- Gracias Madre Feature– August 2020



Exclusive Dine Pass Unlocks Foodie Prizes All Month Long

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. (Aug. 17, 2020) – Newport Beach & Company’s business unit, Dine Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association announced today the launch of the first-ever Newport Beach Restaurant Month: Eat. Drink. Win. starting on Sept. 1-30, 2020. It’s always a great time to dine in Newport Beach, but September is bound to serve up double the deliciousness with all of the ways to dine to win.

The festivities kicked off with a drive by media event on August 27th as it all comes together.

Created to bring together the crème de la crème of the region’s best culinary community, the inaugural Newport Beach Restaurant Month features a one-of-a-kind digital Dine Pass that houses an all-inclusive epicurean directory to the best bites in town. After signing up, patrons will unlock a variety of exclusive offers and opportunities to win daily foodie prizes and weekly grand vacations. Inclusive of all the ways to dine: outdoors, grab-and-go or for take-out at participating establishments, guests win by earning “check-ins” to win.

Our featured restaurant is the Plant Based Gracias Madre.

They serve a variety of vegan and gluten free dishes.  Start with their healthy kale caesar salad.  The guacamole with chips and coconut-mango ceviche were great side appetizers.

For entrees, the tacos al pastor with oyster mushrooms were fantastic along with the veggie tort sandwich.  My personal favorite were the potato/veggie enchiladas with black beans and brown rice.  The whole meal was simply delicious. The atmosphere was incredible outside and we had  corner couch/booth seating.  All the staff were fantastic including our server Meadow.   For dessert, we had the

Make sure to end with the passion fruit or cheescake of the day with some ice cream on the side.    The food is so good, you cannot tell it is all just plant based.  Definitely a must visit on your next visit to Newport Beach and check them out during restaurant month as they have a great brunch $25 pre-fixed 3 course meal.   Cannot beat that.

How It Works

Newport Beach Restaurant Month developed an interactive mobile Dine Pass that integrates local dining directories, exclusive offers and daily foodie giveaways and four grand prizes. The pass can be used through the web or saved on the home screen of phones for easy one-tap access.  Here are a list of participating restaurants.

21 Oceanfront Restaurant
Avila’s El Ranchito
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Buddha’s Favorite
Chihuahua Cerveza
Crocker’s The Well Dressed Frank
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
Flower Child
Great Maple
Harborside Restaurant
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Jan’s Health Bar
Lido Bottle Works
Newport Landing Restaurant
P.F. Chang’s at Fashion Island
Pescadou Bistro
Port Restaurant & Bar
Rendezvous French Bakery & Cafe
Sugar ‘n Spice
The Alley Restaurant
The Bungalow Restaurant
Thrive Juice Lab
Atomic Creamery
Five Crowns
Blaze Pizza
True Food Kitchen

– Go to and sign-up for a Newport Beach Restaurant Month Dine Pass.

– The pass is instantly delivered via text and email and is ready to use! The pass can then be saved on the phone’s home screen for quick and easy access.
– Browse participating restaurants for al fresco dining or take-out.

– Arrive and simply click the “Check-In” button to redeem exclusive offers.
– Each “Check-In” is an entry for daily giveaways and vacation stays in Newport Beach!

Newport Beach Restaurant Month encourages safe and socially-distanced dining following all state and county guidelines including outdoor patio seating and take-out offers. Go to for an updated list of participating restaurants and to sign up for your culinary pass

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Eat. Drink. Win.

About Newport Beach Restaurant Association

Comprised of more than 450 restaurants and foodservice operators, the Newport Beach Restaurant Association is a non-partisan, non-profit cooperative marketing association that brands Newport Beach dining and promotes the commercial welfare of restaurants and the foodservice industry in the City of Newport Beach, California. Every establishment is assessed a levy to be used toward marketing, advertising and public relations for dining in Newport Beach. For more information, please visit


About Dine Newport Beach

Dine Newport Beach is a strategic marketing initiative cooperatively created and managed by the Newport Beach Restaurant Association and Newport Beach & Company. It is designed to enhance the economic vitality of the Newport Beach culinary community by showcasing and promoting Newport Beach, California as a dining destination offering innovative cuisine, fresh fare, diverse experiences and a variety of exceptional restaurants. For more information, please visit