La Festa dei Sette Pesci: the Feast of Seven Fishes, a southern Italian tradition

La Festa dei Sette Pesci is a tradition originating from Southern Italy that’s celebrated on Christmas Eve in observance of the birth of Baby Jesus through a feast of seven fishes. The fish-centered meal comes from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence. Fish counts have been known to go up to nine different varieties.

Chef Ian Gresik of Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles has this to say, “The feast of seven fishes means experiencing a long standing Italian tradition, like stepping into the past when holidays meant good food, and family.” To celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, restaurants in L.A. have created their own fish centered menus for one night only on Christmas Eve, December 24. Read More

Bootlegger’s holiday party, holiday party and bottle release at Cismontane Brewing

This Friday, December 16 from 4 – 10 PM, Bootlegger’s Brewery is throwing a “Festive Holiday Party” in Fullerton, CA. Come dressed in an ugly holiday sweater, a Christmas/holiday costume, or your most festive holiday colors and accessories. Bring in your own stein/cup and receive drink specials all night and to compete in the competition. If it’s snazzy enough, your stein/cup could win you a case of Knuckle Sandwich, Bootlegger’s limited Double IPA. Two food trucks will be on duty to keep you full. 401 S. Richman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. 714-871-BEER (2337).

Cismontane Brewing’s holiday party & bottle release happening Saturday December 17 from 12 PM – 8:30 PM in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. The event celebrates the release of Dead Santa, an annual Christmas brew. You will also have the chance to buy Black Dusk, which comes with a Cismontane pint glass, an Imperial Stout brewed aged in red wine barrels for 6 months. 29851 Aventura Suite D, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. 949-888-BREW (2739).