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Belgium beer appreciation night, Japanese Food Festival and more!

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Friday

November Beer Appreciation Night Belgium beer tasting with food pairing (Flemish Carbonnade, Belgian fries with truffle salt, and butter lettuce salad) and parking.
Cost: $30
When: 6 PM
Where: Four Points, 9750 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90245
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Food

Thanksgiving to go round up

A list of turkey day takeouts in L.A.

Why cook on Thanksgiving when you can grab it to go? We’ve compiled a list of restaurants around L.A. that are willing to cook up your dinner for you. Call ahead to make sure that they can accommodate you. Don’t be left baking a last minute turkey. Read More

The Royce at The Langham celebrates their one year anniversary

Greatest hits prix fixe menu + new creations

The Royce at the Langham in Pasadena is having a week long event featuring the best dishes of the past and a preview of the future. From November 15 – November 19, the five course Chef’s Tasting Menu gives you two options for each course for $95 and includes dessert. Reservations required and the a la carte menu will be unavailable during the event. Call (626) 585-6410 or book online.

Photography provided by the Huntington Hotel

Food + Travel

Where is Marina del Rey?

A day in the Rey + video of chef Daniel Roberts catching and cooking us some fish

Be honest, how many of you know what’s up with Marina Del Rey? Boasting the largest constructed small yacht harbor in the world, isn’t it weird that it doesn’t stand out more to you? We spent half a day in the Rey to check out what exactly was going on over there.

What do you do in MDR?

Here’s a short list.

Or you could do what we did, venture onto a chartered sportfishing boat and catch your dinner. Read More

Food

Mendocino Farms: stirring your inner foodie

Artisan sandwiches, local produce, and green conscious

From their humble beginnings starting at a failed Starbucks location in Downtown, Los Angeles, Mendocino Farms has now opened its 4th location in West Hollywood, CA offering their artisanal sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups for lunch and dinner. Read More

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Want to eat caviar with chef Marcel Vigneron?

All you need is $500

What can $500 buy now a days? A Dyson DC25? An iPad 2? How about a caviar tasting with Top Chef Season 2 runner-up Marcel Vigneron? Suit or dress up Tuesday, November 15 for an event at a private home in Bel-Air benefiting the Harold Robinson Foundation, a charity dedicated to underprivileged children, as they’re throwing the “Beverly Hills Caviar Tasting.”

The event includes a smoked alligator, a sturgeon from which Osetra caviar is harvested, and a giant Alaskan smoked salmon. The event also comes with champagne, live piano, and performances by the Malibu String Quartet. Tickets are $500 in advance, and if you want to roll bigger, for $1,500 you can get limo transportation to and from the event and a $1,000 gift bag containing caviar facial serum, gift certificates from leading LA restaurants. Call 310-285-5321 for tickets, because you’re worth it.

Photo: Chef Marcel Vigneron at THE TASTE in Los Angeles

Ladyface Ale’s Veterans Day discount, Golden Road Brewing full sized growlers now available and more!

Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills is offering a 20% discount to all U.S. veterans on Friday, November 11.

64 oz. growlers are now available at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village for $16, refills are $10. Growler fills are available Monday through Saturday from 2 PM – 6 PM.

On Thursday, November 10, City Tavern in Culver City is having a Ballast Point pint night featuring beers like Indra Kunindra (India Export Stout), Brother Levonian Saison, Navigator Dopplebock (Barrel Aged), and Oktoberfest.

Farmshop in Santa Monica is celebrating the release of the 2011 Beujolais Nouveau wine with a Southern Burgundy inspired menu on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM for $56. Read More

Mohawk Bend’s pizza special, Debbie Lee opens shop in Glendale

Starting November 14, every Monday after 5 PM, Mohawk Bend in Echo Park is featuring $15 (not including drinks/tax/tip) unlimited pizza in their Ramona Room. Vegan pies included.

Next Food Network Star Debbie Lee is going brick and mortar. Ahn-Joo hunkers down in Glendale’s Americana at Brand. Her first cookbook is also now available on Amazon.

Photo: Debbie Lee from Ahn-Joo

Drink

The undeniable craft beer culture of San Diego

Plus an interview with the president of the SD Brewers Guild and Mayor of San Diego

You know your city is big on craft beer when the mayor makes it his civil duty to attend the kick off event to San Diego Beer Week. The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, held exclusively for San Diego breweries with live music and local food is an eye opener to how important craft beer is to San Diegans. Read More

The Bruery’s ‘Reserve Society’ membership on sale November 14

Sales will end December 31 or until sold out

Craft beer and The Bruery fans rejoice, Placentia, CA based craft brewery is opening up their members only club for 2012. With the “Reserve Society 2012” membership, members will pay $295 to get their hands on specialty and rare beers plus perks like 15% off all tasting room purchases. Memberships go on sale November 14 at store.thebruery.com. Read More

Drink Eat Travel is now Taste Terminal

Your ticket to a tastier life

Taste Terminal will be bringing you the same level of quality content with less confusion. We feel that the name change better represents what we stand for. Our goals and content will remain the same with more features coming. Thank you for understanding.

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Free ‘Veterans Day’ lunch for active duty and veterans at Lucca in Irvine

“There are no strings attached." Cathy Pavlos, Executive Chef and Co-Owner

Reservations strongly recommended! Lucca Cafe in Irvine, from 11 AM – 2 PM on November 11, active or former military members can order any lunch plate and soft drink or coffee as guests of Co-Owners Chef Cathy and Elliott Pavlos. Guests may call (949) 725-1773. Read More

Lentil du Puy from chef David Féau of The Royce

Here is a special recipe and one of the most popular dishes at The Royce from chef David Féau at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA.
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Cupcake War winner Annette Starbuck to open storefront

The Goodie Girls set to open November 20 in Glendale, CA

The goodies are here! Brought to you by the Goodie Girls and Cupcake Wars Season 3 winner, Annette Starbuck opens her Los Angeles storefront in Glendale, CA on Sunday, November 20th. The grand opening event will include live music, savory appetizers, a chocolate photo-booth, and of course Goodie Girls cupcake samplings. The first 75 lucky guests will receive a complimentary gift bag including products from NuBar, Soap Cafe, and a Cake Up from the Goodie Girls to name a few. Read More

Drink + Food

The Tripel: food and drink balancing act with chef Brooke Williamson

The Tripel in Playa del Rey, CA, is a bar and restaurant opened earlier this year by chef/couple Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson. The Tripel is their third project, Beechwood in Venice being their first followed by Hudson House in Redondo Beach. We visited Brooke during one of their newly available lunch hours to chat about how she became a chef, beer cocktails and the impeccable marriage of beer and food. Read More

Little Dom’s serving up holiday desserts, Malibu and Wine offers Thanksgiving menu to-go and more!

Gearing up for the holiday

The Deli at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is serving up a holiday dessert menu from Apple Pecorino Cheese Crostata for $36, Spiced Pepita Brittle (4 oz. container) for $3.95 to Pumpkin Cheesecake with Rum Raisin Glaze for $36. Order must be placed by November 22.

Magnolia Bakery in West Hollywood is baking up specialty treats like pumpkin spice cake, dried cranberries and aromatic spices with caramel cream cheese frosting (3-layer 6” or 3-layer 9” $36/60) plus pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie for $3 and single thick slice of double crust apple, Black Bottom Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for $24. Order must be placed by November 20.

Malibu and Vine Bar & Grille in Malibu is offering a ‘Thanksgiving To Go’ menu for $24 per person with a four person minimum. Inquire about the 6 bottle $125 wine pairing option that is available. Order must be placed by November 20 and pick up is November 23 from 12 PM – 6 PM. Call 818-889-6086 to place an order. Read More