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  • Phans55 – local hotspot for happy hour

    7 years ago by

      Do you like discovering fun locations to enjoy Happy Hour drinks and food? Then you’ll be a fan of Phans55. Located in our neighboring city of Fullerton, Phans55 Vietnamese Bistro and Bar is a hotspot for locals. With a great ambiance, delicious food, and an exclusive bar area, they are a happening place for a fun happy hour. They have ongoing weekly specials from Monday – Saturday, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., with half off most drinks and appetizers.  

        From our friends at Phans55: "Take a picture of yourself eating @Phans55 and receive a complimentary spring roll appetizer" Expires 7/20/12

      Exotic cocktails and hand-made to order appetizers; check out their well -crafted menu. 4:05 at Phans55    

  • Buy Local – BBON Summer Deal Days

    7 years ago by

    BBON is a community oriented online source for “All Thing Brea.” We encourage the community to buy local to keep the area economy thriving.  With that in mind, most people are budget minded and appreciate a good deal.  Hence, BBON Summer Deal Days to give you quality for less. Check out today’s specials:

    Today, Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography is offering businesses 1500 - 2500 sq. ft., $50.00 off of the $450.00 Google Virtual Tour and photo package. Greg takes multiple panoramas and as many still shots as your business requires in a short amount of your time. He then spends several hours sorting and uploading your photos to Google, where they make the magic happen and load them to your Google+ page and Google+ Local. It changes how people get acquainted with your business.

    "It's like being there"

    Countdown: offer expires on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Promo code: BBON

    This week only on BBON, Total Woman Brea is offering a month’s pass to experience their state-of-the-art gym and unlimited group fitness classes for only $25.00. With 10 locations and one in Brea, Total Woman Gym and Spa is a noted leading fitness and day spa with emphasis in educating women to lead them toward reaching their own wellness vision.

     Be fit & healthy, be a Total Woman!

    Countdown: this offer is available through Sunday, July 29, 2012. Promo code: BBON.

  • BBON Summer Deal Days

    7 years ago by

    Be fit & healthy, be a Total Woman!

    These days $25.00 dollars doesn’t buy much, but this week pay $25.00 and get a month’s pass to Total Woman Gym & Day Spa Brea. It’s swimsuit season – the perfect time to hit the gym to trim the waistline.  Become a curvier you when you take advantage of one month of unlimited group fitness classes including Zumba, Body Blast, and Yoga, with full access to Total Woman Brea’s state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Equipment.

     Offer expires on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Promo code: BBON.

  • BBON Summer Deal Days

    7 years ago by

    Locals don’t have to travel far to indulge in the best Vietnamese fusion cuisine around town. Get the most out of dining and discover Phans55 Vietnamese Bistro & Bar! Today’s special three-course meal created just for you: half off selected bottles of wine. $20 per Person, Pho and Wine Pairing. Pairing will be with Angoves 6 Vines Rose from South Australia.

    1st course Chicken Salad: shredded cabbage, onions, crispy shallots, sesame nuoc mam

    2nd course Beef or Chicken Pho: Homemade broth prepared by simmering beef/chicken bones for 6 hours and infusing w/ star anise, roasted ginger, onions, cloves, and black cardamom; served w/ rice noodles, red & green onions, cilantro, and Vietnamese Herbs

    3rd course: Green Tea Ice Cream w/ coconut milk.

    Offer expires on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Promo code: BBON

  • BBON Summer Deal Days

    7 years ago by

    Online visibility is a must these days.  When the economy is good, a business should advertise, and when the economy is bad, a business must advertise.

    Today, Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography is offering businesses under 1000 sq. ft., $50.00 off of the $350.00 Google Virtual Tour and photo package. Showcase your business with a virtual tour, visible on Google Search results, your Google+ page and Google+ Local. Attract more customers. It's like being there!

    Offer expires on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Promo code: BBON

  • BBON Summer Hot Deals

    7 years ago by

    BBON July Deal Days are coming next week!  Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, there will be a different special offered each day by Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa Brea and Phans55!  Whether you’re a company interested in showcasing your business with a Google virtual tour and photo package, a woman on a mission to get fit and healthy, or a foodie who loves indulging in a feast of Asian fusion cuisine, there is something for everybody! So keep an eye out for our special offers!

  • Jon Gaede freelance photographer and 1977 BOHS grad to share 2012 London Olympics photos

    7 years ago by

    Looking forward to the London 2012 Olympics? It’s countdown with 16 days to go!

    We have some very excited news to report. Jon Gaede 1977 graduate of Brea Olinda High School, a freelance photographer, will be capturing amazing photos at the 2012 London Olympics that we will share on BBON! This is his third time on assignment at the Olympics.

  • Greg Voisan offers panoramic photography and virtual tours on Google Maps

    7 years ago by

    Greg Voisan has been named the lst certified Google Trusted Photographer in Orange County. Voisan has a talent for taking breathtaking 360-degree panoramic photographs (photo courtesy Nick Voisan)

    Greg Voisan of Brea has taken his love of photography from a hobby, to a business offering HD panoramic photos for use on business websites, to becoming the 1st Certified GoogleTrusted Photographer in Orange County.

    Google is launching a new Business Photos program in association with Google Maps by offering a virtual tour of any type of business.

      Voisan has been fine tuning his talent for taking breathtaking 360-degree panoramic photographs during his travels with his wife and business partner Ronna, as well as working for Gigapixel FanCam, shooting 8 events in the last 12 months in large stadiums like the Rose Bowl for the Mexico vs USA Soccer Final, the NHL All-Stars Game in Toronto, Canada from center ice, and most recently at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. 

        Greg has taken more than half a million people’s picture in the last year. Voisan’s beautiful work can be seen at, Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography.

      Susan Gaede

  • European Wax Center offers free services for new customers

    7 years ago by

    Biz news: European Wax Center Brea celebrated its grand opening last week in the Brea Plaza. European Wax Center will be offering first-time customers, who are state residents free services.  Women have a choice of an eyebrow, underarm, or bikini line wax, and men can choose from an eyebrow, ear, or nose hair removal at no charge.  European Wax Center is located at 1625 E. Imperial Hwy. For further information, please call (714)255-1186.


  • Experience the wonderful Vietnamese cuisine and family atmosphere of Phans55

    7 years ago by

    When entering Phans55 Fullerton, you will immediately notice their sophisticated, soothing, contemporary décor in chocolate hues and open signature kitchen. While creating the right ambiance is a great asset, people will travel far to an establishment for good eats! The Phan family, mom Susie (co-executive chef), dad Tom (entrepreneurial mindset), son Ryan (operations manager, marketing brand manager and janitor) and daughters, Francesca, Paula and Jessica (law students who are very active in the business), are foodies at heart taking their culinary influences from all over the world traveling to places such as Thailand, Italy, and Vietnam.

    Hanoi fish with dill

    With 30 years of catering experience accommodating parties of all shapes and sizes in Southern California, the Phan’s opened their first Phans55 restaurant in Irvine, just four years ago.

    Phans55 is an advocate of natural ingredients serving customers fresh vegetables using local-grown greens and naturally raised meat, without the use of antibiotic, hormones or drugs. Their goal is to educate customers about good food. Being eco-friendly is also very important to their family, using energy efficient equipment and products.

    Prawn salad

    Recently Phan’s joined Brea Chamber, celebrating its 100 years in 2013, and were told that they may be the first Vietnamese restaurant to join the chamber. While this seems unlikely, Vietnamese fusion food has not evolved like Chinese food, but it is becoming more and more popular with an explosion in San Francisco. The OC is behind but thanks to Phans55 we are able to experience delicious, healthy and authentic Vietnamese cuisine. In comparison to other Asian restaurants, Phans55 sauces are lighter than traditional Chinese food, with fresh ingredients similar to Japanese and Thai restaurants, however, their spices are not as strong as Thai cuisine.

    Since opening their restaurants in Orange County with a third in the planning stages to be situated in the Los Angeles area, they have generated a lot of interest with most of their business through word of mouth. Basically, people need to be more adventurous and discover these great restaurants right in our neck of the woods.