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Drink Eat Travel re-launches with HUGE giveaways!

9 drinking, eating, and traveling related giveaways

Drink Eat Travel, a lifestyle website that explores three of your favorite verbs, is re-launching with both a Los Angeles and National edition. If you want to follow what’s going on in Los Angeles, visit la.tasteterminal.com. If you want to see it all, visit tasteterminal.com.

To kick off our re-launch, we want to give you some great, carefully hand-picked prizes including brunch for two at Koreatown’s Beer Belly, dinner for two at Culver City’s City Tavern, and more! See how you can win! Read More

Pretend to be a Pan Am pilot with Custom Hotel's 'Flight Club Package'

Joie de Vivre's newly revamped hotel near LAX now offers private flight lessons for a limited time

You’re not getting a lesson on a plane full of Pan Am stewardesses but at least you won’t have to worry about getting cancelled by ABC. Joie de Vivre’s newly renovated 60’s aviation themed Custom Hotel is offering a hotel package that takes you in the air from the Santa Monica Airport for a private flight lesson. Read More

L.A.'s popular beer garden returns for the winter, Ellen DeGeneres to open vegan restaurant and more!

ColLAboration, L.A.’s popular pop-up craft beer garden is back with a “ColLAboration Winter Wonderland Craft Beer Garden” event on Saturday December 3 from 12 PM – 5 PM. The event will will be held at the newly opened Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village. $15 for membership glass, beer tokens and food from local eateries available for purchase.

The Hollywood Report reports Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi is set to open an animal-product free restaurant with menu by chef Tal Ronnen, somewhere on Ventura Blvd. in the Valley.

The 3rd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, December 17. Crawlers are encouraged to dress in ‘Santa/Holiday’ attire. $10 for entrance fee.

El Carmen in L.A. is celebrating “Dia de los Muertos” on November 2 from 8 PM – 2 AM with drink specials including El Carmen’s Classic Margaritas for $5. Guests are encouraged to be in their “Dia de los Muertos” costumes. Dj Garron Gash will be spinning live.

Photo: the grand opening of Golden Road Brewing

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Mimi's House: Golden Fried Fish Balls with Fish Roe

This new age Taiwanese street food is available from Mimi’s House in Diamond Bar, CA, hidden inside a strip mall. Read More

Get your crab on – Dungeness Crab Fair at Chaya Venice

Tachibe’s menu focuses on Euro-Asian flavors accentuating the mighty crustacean

If you love eating crab but hate working for it – not a problem, Chaya Venice is doing the work for you! Kicking off this week at Chaya Venice is the Dungeness Crab Fair from October 24 to November 6. For the next two weeks, Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe – whose formal culinary training in French technique began at age 15, has created a six item savory Dungeness crab dinner menu in addition to the regular fare at Chaya Venice. Read More

Tony's Darts Away to open for brunch, Umami Burger to expand, and more!

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank will offer brunch at 10 AM with breakfast items starting October 29 at their newly opened 14-seat patio. Breakfast items will be available until supplies run out.

Umami Burger plans to open up two new locations in Hermosa Beach and Laguna Beach by the end of 2011.

Yxta Cocina Mexicana in downtown Los Angeles is throwing a Dia De Los Muertos event from 9 PM – 1 AM offering $3 tacos, $5 margaritas and $6 martinis.

LA Beer Week Closing Festival 2011: photo recap

Beer lovers lined up at the entrance of Union Station waiting for their commemorative glass of unlimited beer access. Cheers and heckles were heard throughout the day as those same glasses shattered on the floors. Sadly, the LA Beer Week Closing Festival signals the end of LA Beer Week. Check out our photo recap. Read More

Barlo Kitchen + Cocktail now open, Mezze launching dinner service on Sun. and more!

Barlo Kitchen + Cocktail at the Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach is now open for breakfast and dinner.

Ventura County Winery Association is having their month-long “Harvest Passport” event. The “passport” works like a punch card and passport holders will get to sample 5-wine flights at six different wineries during November. Each “passport” cost $35 and will receive 10% off their wine purchase for that day.

Mezze in West Hollywood is launching dinner service on Sundays.

Taberna Mexicana in Beverly Hills is offering $3 dollar beer, wine and margaritas, happy hour specials from Monday 3 PM until the football game ends, Tuesday through Saturday from 3 PM – 8 PM and all day Sunday.

SOL Mexican Cocina in Newport Beach is offering half-off bottles of wine every Monday from 4:30 PM to close with any food purchase throughout November.

Photo: Barlo Kitchen + Cocktail at the Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach, CA

Meeting of the culinary masterminds – Lexus Grand Tasting at the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

The First Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, October 12 and continued until October 16 all over Los Angeles. The Lexus Grand Tasting Event at L.A. Live, spanning 2 days, was no exception to the excitement. Star studded with celebrity chefs, over 300 wines, and the Lexus Tasting Lab, patrons of the event found themselves at the height of decadence and luxury with an all you can drink and eat feast from some of the nations top chefs and wineries. Read More

Golden Road Brewing opens their doors for Los Angelenos

Last Sunday marks the official opening of Golden Road Brewing, located in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. We’ve followed progress for a while now and were on scene for the debut event where we tried the beers, heard their plans, and found out little more of their beginnings. Read More

Deconstructed LA: introducing Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s newest anniversary beer with Matt Brynildson & Sean Z. Paxton

Paso Robles, CA’s Firestone Walker Brewing Co. debuted their latest anniversary beer, XV, on October 12th. To kick off the brew, an eight course pairing held at the Avalon’s Bardot Room in Hollywood was conceived by “Homebrew ChefSean Z. Paxton with the theme of deconstruction. The intent was to take the eight beers that comprise Matt Brynildson’s blend, XV, and pair them with foods to bring out their intricacies. Ultimately, the goal was to better understand and appreciate the anniversary beer that will be available for purchase at their brewery on November 5, and to Firestone Walker vendors shortly after. We were on the scene with chef Sean Z. Paxton and Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s brewmaster, Matt Brynildson, to chat about Deconstructed LA. Read More

Rosewood Tavern: Grand English Breakfast

Not a morning person – that’s okay, the Grand English Breakfast from Rosewood Tavern is available during lunch. They don’t call this breakfast “grand” for no reason. Read More