Cypress, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/29/2015 -- Las Brisas , the iconic Laguna Beach restaurant owned and operated by Real Mex Restaurants, is shaking up the work week with the launch of a live music Happy Hour every Wednesday night. Beginning January 28 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., guests will be able to relax and unwind with good music, great drinks and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean at one of Orange County's favorite restaurants. The new Happy Hour will also kick-off the partnership between Las Brisas and local environmental artist, Wyland and the Wyland Foundation.
To complement the addition of Happy Hour, the bar at Las Brisas has been redesigned with new lounge furniture to create an intimate and cozy setting. Guests will enjoy new sofas, arm chairs, tall tables and bar stools for a more sociable experience. Original artwork from the Wyland Gallery will also be on display in the bar area. Las Brisas will be showcasing new pieces of Wyland's artwork throughout the year. Additionally, to accompany the enriched setting, live music will take center stage with the reggae-rock sound of local favorite and Orange County's own, Nick I.
And, what's a Happy Hour without a great selection of drinks? Las Brisas will offer a deliciously impressive list of specialty margaritas, hand-crafted cocktails, martinis, bottled beer and the premiere of a new wine list. Everything from the fruity and flavorful Cinnamon-Apple or Super-Fruit Sangria, to the sweet-heat of the Peppered Beverly Martini, to the one-of-a-kind Mexican Mule, will have guests returning for another round.
In addition to the expansive variety of specialty drinks, Las Brisas is proud to partner with Wyland Foundation and Tres Sietes Tequila to offer Wyland's "Whale Tail" Margarita. Tres Sietes Silver Tequila, Blue Curacao, Agave Nectar and Muddled Citrus combine to make a uniquely, colorful margarita, capturing the essence of the ocean. Proceeds from this Las Brisas-exclusive margarita will benefit the Wyland Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's ocean, waterways, and marine life, founded by renowned environmental artist, Wyland.
"Las Brisas is an iconic restaurant in Laguna Beach," said Wyland. "They are an essential part of our community -- and certainly have one of the most stunning views of the coast. I am proud they are supporting the efforts of the Wyland Foundation to raise awareness for clean waterways and a healthy ocean."
To further enhance the Happy Hour experience, seasonal entrees have been added to the dinner menu. Original chef specials and innovative dishes including the spicy and savory Chili Garlic Mussels, decadent Dos Moles Pollo and the delicious Twin Lobster Tails, will satisfy the after-work crowd. Many guest favorites like the Fresh Guacamole, Queso Fundido and Ahi Poke Tower, to name a few, are perfect to share.
For more information on the new Las Brisas Happy Hour, please visit http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com or call 949-497-5434.
About Las Brisas
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the breathtaking Laguna Beach coastline, Las Brisas is a Southern California landmark. Originally, the Victor Hugo Inn, the property was christened Las Brisas, in 1979, to become a first-class sea-to-table culinary destination. Las Brisas elegantly and harmoniously infuses the best of Californian cuisine with authentic Mexican recipes by adding simple ingredients to the regions wealth of fresh seafood. Las Brisas is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and offers an unparalleled selection of specialty margaritas and hand-crafted cocktails.
For more information, please visit http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com
About Real Mex Restaurants
Real Mex Restaurants is the largest full-service, casual dining Mexican restaurant chain operator in the United States with 112 company-owned and operated restaurants, as well as 13 franchised restaurants. Headquartered in Cypress, California, Real Mex's brands include: El Torito Restaurants, Acapulco Mexican Restaurants, Chevys Fresh Mex® Restaurants, El Torito Grill Restaurants, Las Brisas Restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA, Sinigual Restaurant in New York City, El Paso Cantina in Torrance, CA and the company's latest brand introduction, Who Song and Larry's in Orange, CA.
For more information, please visit http://www.realmexrestaurants.com
About Wyland Foundation
Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland (best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals), the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the county about our ocean, rivers, lakes streams, and wetlands. The foundation's latest project, FOCUS (Forests, Oceans, Climate – and us) brings together the U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, and numerous non-profits to teach young people about the future of our water supplies, climate, and global health.