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This Agua Fresca Spot Is The Candyland Of Fruit Drinks

On any given day, the average foodie will experience food-envy in one way or another. Whether it’s missing out on the latest pop-up dinner, or seeing an Instagram post blow up of something your stomach has been eyeing.

Well, Squiz Up at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana has an Insta-worthy agua fresca menu with customizable options that will make your friend’s envious with thirst.   

Featuring a sweet and fruity lineup of drinks from chile watermelon to strawberry milk, Squiz Up is all about mixing flavors, and adding as many pieces of fresh fruit to each unique refreshing creation, for a truly one-of-a-kind beverage experience.  

Squiz Up’s Sweet and Spicy Watermelon “El Chile” agua fresca is served with a tajin-lined rim, with sliced mangos, tajin and chamoy. The Berry mojito features blueberry, blackberry and lemonade, mixed with a mint agua fresca.

If you’re into savory, try the Mango Chile drink, made with tajin, chamoy, and cucumber lime agua fresca, with sliced cucumber, mangos, watermelon and cucumber juice.

Or if you’re in the mood for something creamy, try the Strawberry Milk, which is milk and sugar mixed with fresh strawberries.

If you’re trying to dish out some food envy too, go grab some colorful, refreshing agua frescas from Squiz Up in Santa Ana, take some photos, and tag your squad to show off your tasty creation.


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This Cheesy Donut Sandwich Is Not For The Weak Of Heart

Donuts have come a long way from the fluffy little dessert that capped off your meal and indulged your sweet tooth. If done right, a donut can be the main course, and boy has it been done right by D.R.E.A.M. Donut Truck.

Feast your eyes on the Cheesy Sujuk Sausage Donut, exclusively available at OOZEFEST in Santa Ana, CA.

The Middle Eastern-inspired dish consists of a glazed donut base, stuffed to the max with Armenian string cheese, and a spicy sausage called Sujuk. It’s then pressed down, damn near grilled, revealing a gooey cheese pull that needs an NC-17 rating for unrelenting food porn.

“The donut was inspired by traditional Armenian breakfast sides that we grew up eating,” D.R.E.A.M.’s owner Vahe Kalli said.

D.R.E.A.M. Donut truck is fairly new to the food truck game, but it’s already making noise in the Los Angeles food scene, collaborating here with local favorite California Donuts to make this mobile donut dream happen.

“The truck idea came from a shirt design I did several years ago. After the design was complete, we collaborated with California Donuts to release it and it was a hit,” Kalli said.

D.R.E.A.M. stands for Donuts Rule Everything Around Me, which is in reference to the famous Wu-Tang Clan anthem “C.R.E.A.M.” It makes sense, because these donuts are a dream.

If you’re up for teasing your tastebuds with new flavors, make sure to get your tickets for the 3rd annual OOZEFEST at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, where this savory, cheesy donut can be found, along with many more exclusive foods from some of Southern California’s most innovative restaurants. The event takes place Saturday, October 14, and tickets can be purchased at www.oozefestival.com.

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A Gooey Gouda Blanket Envelops This Cheesy Tri-Tip Empanada

Crispy cheese blankets are conveyors of some mouthwatering flavors. The gooey cheese’s taste is intensified by getting caramelized on the grill, which develops another layer of texture to add some extra crunch. On its own, a cheese blanket is an irresistible morsel. Take that cheese blanket, make it out of Gouda, and wrap it around a gooey tri-tip empanada, and you’ve got a oozing mouthful of deliciousness.

Orange County-based food truck Tri Tip Man is putting their signature smoked meat into cheese blanket-wrapped empanadas for OOZEFEST, Foodbeast’s all-you-can-consume beer and cheese festival. Apart from the tri-tip, you’ll find bacon, more Gouda, and candied jalapenos inside to match the massive layer of Gouda that warmly envelops the fried pastry. It’s definitely a dairy overload, but the different ingredients inside provide smokiness, heat, and sweetness that balance out the rich flavors of the cheese and give you a dynamite bite.

tri-tip empanada

Those interested in trying out this melty, cheese-wrapped empanada for themselves should head to OOZEFEST’s website to acquire tickets to the cheesy food fest.

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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls Are The Perfect Portable Fast Food Snack

Southern California restaurant The Kroft has impressed Foodbeast fans in the past with their Cheeseburger Fries, a crispy and twisted tribute to the iconic American fast food item. Their team is back at it once again, utilizing cheeseburger egg rolls to turn the classic sandwich into a deep-fried, portable snack delicacy.

While The Kroft’s previous burger spin dish featured the flavors of BBQ and Bacon, these egg rolls stick to the classic flavors of a cheeseburger: beef, onion, pickles, and American cheese. They all get wrapped up and sent to the deep fryer for a unique, crispy, and cheesy experience.

cheeseburger egg rolls

If you’re down to try some dope cheeseburgers in egg roll form, you’ll have to come check out The Kroft’s exclusive item at OOZEFEST 3, Foodbeast’s all-you-can-consume cheese and beer festival. Burgers and beer are a tried-and-true pairing, and you’ll easily be able to score some brew at OOZEFEST 3 to wash these cheeseburger egg rolls down with.

Tickets are still available for the cheesy, boozy festival at the OOZEFEST website. Make sure to snag some if you want in on this next-level take on a cheeseburger.

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ZPizza Has A New Meaning For The Term ‘Wake & Bake’ And It’s Delicious

For years, the term “wake and bake” has been used to describe a very specific activity.  While the term might stir up a bit of controversy, Southern California- based pizza chain, Zpizza, is pairing the eyebrow raising adage with an exclusive, limited time breakfast pizza that will literally make you want to Wake And Bake.

It’s starts with Zpizza’s signature dough, that’s topped with melty mozzarella and cheddar, roasted Yukon potatoes, and bacon. Still, there’s one element that truly takes this Oozefest item to the next level — it’s topped with a poached egg.

This take on breakfast is so good that it might leave you with your eyes red. But, keep in mind that it’s only available at Oozefest 3, FOODBEAST’s third annual All YOU CAN CONSUME BEER & CHEESE Festival Saturday, Oct. 14.

For more information on OOZEFEST, or to purchase tickets head to www.oozefestival.com. Zpizza fans can use code “wakeandbake” at checkout for $5.00 off tickets!

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This Is Your Chance To Try A Cheddar Cheese Ice Cream Crepe Cone In Real Life

What’s super special about OOZEFEST — besides the fact that it’s an unlimited beer and cheese festival — is the fact that vendors from all across southern California come through with exclusive cheesy items that are just as creative as they are delicious.

One of the most unique items at OOZEFEST 3 is coming in the form of a cheddar cheese ice cream crepe cone, made by Santa Ana, Calif. eatery, Euro Cafe.

This mouthwatering crepe-based dessert is made with a blend of three types of cheddar cheese: sharp, mild and regular. Then it’s placed on top of a fluffy apple and cinnamon spice crepe cone and topped with maple sauce.

It’s a reimagined take on the classic combination of apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese.

This soft, creamy treat will definitely be on everyone’s wishlist at the festival, so come early before it all melts away.

If you haven’t already heard about FOODBEAST’s third annual ALL YOU CAN CONSUME cheese festival happening on Saturday Oct. 14, at The MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Calif., we’re glad we finally have your attention.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please head to www.oozefestival.com. We’ll see you on Oct. 14!

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A Bouquet Of Cheese-Stuffed Churros Proves Love At First Bite

With items like Mermaid Churros, fried chicken churro sandwiches, and churro poop emojis going viral, the humble street snack has spread across the country in all kinds of shapes and forms. We’ve never seen any that’s as bursting with cheesiness as this, however.

Cafe Calacas, who’s taken the internet by storm before with their past cheesy fried dough creations, is using their mad cheese scientist mind to develop some savory, cheese stuffed churros. From ricotta on the inside to bits of Parmesan on the outside, everything about these churros screams cheese.

If you’re down to snag a handful of these savory, creamy churros, head on over to Ooozefest 3, Foodbeast’s third annual all-you-can-consume cheese and beer festival. It’s going down on Saturday, October 14th, and you can get your tickets to the cheesy extravaganza by heading to the Oozefest website.

Once there, you’ll be able to partake in this savory, cheese stuffed churro experience. Just be careful not to eat too many, though, as they’re a one-way ticket to a heavenly food coma.

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Try A Turkish Twist On The Cheesesteak With A Shredded Doner Kebab Sandwich

The Philly Cheesesteak has become a legend in the sandwich world. There’s something special about biting into a warm, melty cheesesteak on a cold afternoon that just makes life better.

So, in recognition of Philly’s most acclaimed piece of culinary manifestation, DonerG Turkish and Mediterranean Grill has created a Shredded Doner Kebab Sandwich — exclusively for OOZEFEST 3, FOODBEAST’s third annual ALL YOU CAN CONSUME CHEESE & BEER Festival, on Saturday Oct. 14.

What’s better than a sandwich that has all four of the basic food groups in it? This Turkish twist on an American favorite might be the ultimate fusion of culinary worlds. This colorful creation starts with warm authentic fladenbrot loaf, melted cheese, and is then loaded with a layer of grilled bell peppers and onions. This savory victory is finally topped off with DonerG’s speciality — juicy, shredded Doner Kebab steak.

For more information or to purchase tickets head to www.oozefest.com.