Newport Beach: Welcoming Fall at Porktoberfest

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Pigs in Newport Beach?! What? There’s a new reason this fall to visit Newport Beach! Five Crowns, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants, is gearing up for its inaugural autumn tradition: Porktoberfest.

The fun-filled event will occur on October 25 from 7 to 10 PM and will feature a whole pig roast in the back yard of Five Crowns as well as unique craft beers via a special collaboration with David Walker, co-founder of Firestone Walker Brewing.

Walker will be on hand to discuss and answer questions regarding the various Firestone Walker brews, which will include Oaktoberfest, Double Barrel Ale (DBA), Pale 31, Union Jack, Double Jack, and even perhaps an appearance by the super rare Double DBA and Parabola.

Event pricing is $79 per person and $65 for designated drivers.

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The unique gathering will include four courses, more than four beers, and a few special treats for good measure. Beyond the culinary fare, Porktoberfest will feature a carefully selected music playlist, an irresistibly groovy vibe and charred wood smells to complement the atmosphere.

With louder-than-usual music, communal tables, family-style service, and fun games like Twister, Porktoberfest’s party atmosphere is expected to rival any Oktoberfest event.

“Porktoberfest is destined to become part of the lore of autumn for residents of Orange County and beyond,” says Five Crowns’ Executive Chef Greg Harrison. “We are ready to enjoy food, drink, and life. Eat well and be merry indeed!”

For more information or reservations, call (949) 760-0331 or visit

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