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September 17, 2015

Newport Beach Restaurant Association Inducts New Board Of Directors

NBRA Announces Dates for 2016 Newport Beach Restaurant Week

NBRA Announces Dates for 2016 Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Newport Beach, CA (September 17, 2015) – The Newport Beach Restaurant Association (NBRA) recently installed its new board of directors for 2015-2016. The new board consists of four officers and seven additional directors. They will all serve one-year terms, and meet on a regular basis to conduct association business throughout the year.

Through its Dine Newport Beach marketing program, the NBRA has had great success in not only showcasing Newport Beach’s culinary community, but also promoting its restaurants and foodservice members. “No other city has the amount of restaurant membership and involvement that we do,” said Jim Walker, owner of The Bungalow Restaurant. “We’re excited to launch our fall “Feed Your Curiosity’ campaign to continue promoting these members to the public.”

This year’s board includes:

• President: Jim Walker, The Bungalow Restaurant
• Vice-President: Ronald Schwartz, Muldoon’s Irish Pub
• Treasurer: Dan Miller, The Village Inn
• Secretary: Alexandra Robinson, Park Avenue Café
• Antonio Bevaqua, Canaletto Ristorante Veneto
• Joe Campbell, Ruby’s Diner – Balboa Pier
• Sheri Drewry, Wilma’s Patio
• Stephen Joyce, Newport Beach Tennis Club
• Mario Marovic, Dory Deli and Malarky’s Irish Pub
• Cindy O’Shea, Back Bay Tavern and Whole Foods Market
• John Robinson, Amelia’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant

The new board is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of Newport Beach Restaurant Week, happening January 18 – 31, 2016. The event showcases Newport Beach as Orange County’s premier dining destination offering diners a wide variety of culinary experiences. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus with lunches available for just $10, $15, $20, or $25, and dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50. “Restaurant Week is a great way to increase awareness for the Newport Beach restaurant community,” said Ronald Schwartz, owner of Muldoon’s Irish Pub. “The event introduces new customers to restaurants, and drives diners to Newport Beach.”

About Newport Beach Restaurant Association
Comprised of over 400 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.

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 go to

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