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Orange County Restaurant Week 2012 restaurants announced

Features 100 OC restaurants

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dineLA is just around the corner, but don’t you feel left out, Orange County residents, your restaurant week kicks off on February 26 through March 3 featuring multiple course menus starting at $10 to $40. Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association describes Orange County Restaurant Week as the showcasing of “top chefs at the county’s best restaurants.” See the list. Read More

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Los Angeles beer drinkers becoming savvier

It wasn't always like this

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California might be the state with the most breweries totaling 245 in 2010, but Los Angeles County, with a population over nine million, is still behind with their number of craft breweries. With the recent movement of Alchemy & Science, the newly formed craft beer consortium of Ace Beverage and Mission Beverage, and four more L.A. breweries in development (according to the Brewers Association), L.A. is rapidly catching up to the rest of the craft drinking region of the United States. Read More

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Founder of Magic Hat Brewing, Alan Newman and Boston Beer Co. acquires L.A. microbrewery

Alchemy & Science coming to L.A.

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After yesterday’s unconfirmed report on Reddit.com by Redditor djolliebaba about Magic Hat Brewing to open up a brewery in L.A. Today the Boston Herald reports that Alchemy & Science, a company launched by Boston Beer Co. and Alan Newman, founder of Magic Hat Brewing Co. is taking over Angel City Brewing‘s facility in downtown L.A. The report also states that it’s the first brewery for the portfolio in the newly formed company Alchemy & Science and the current owner of Angel City, Michael Bowe, will remain with Angel City for two years as an adviser. 216 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

See the full story Boston Beer Co. subsidiary buys L.A. microbrewer.

Public School 612’s ‘Darker Side of Beer and Dessert’ event, Hot’s Kitchen’s food drive, holiday beers at City Tavern

Public School 612 in Downtown L.A. having an open class with Norm Stackhouse from Stone Brewing Co. to educate on the Darker Side of Beer and Dessert on Monday, December 5 at 7:30 PM for $25. Public School 612 is a restaurant/bar whose focus is on “Education in the Art of Food and Beer.” For reservations call 213-623-1172. 612 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach is helping the less fortunate with a canned food drive. Bring in three canned goods and get a complimentary beer. 844 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254.

For the month of December, City Tavern in Culver City is offering holiday brews, rotating up to five different tap handles until the kegs run out. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Read More

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Ra Pour Restaurant & Lounge set to open

Ra Pour in Rancho Cucamonga, CA lead by restaurateur Karim Webb and Executive Chef Greg Stillman will open for dinner Monday, November 21. The restaurant’s approach includes craft cocktails and combines indulgent ingredients, global influences and classic Americana. Think Lobster Pops, Kobe Carpaccio, Chicken & Waffles, Wood Fired Pizzas and larger plates like Cola-Brined Pork, Bone-in Prime Filet, and Duck Bolognese.

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Dripp, the boutique coffee shop in Chino Hills with world class brews

Officially opening today

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Artisanal coffee in Chino HillsDripp is a quality and craft focused boutique coffee shop opening today. We got an early tasting, had a chat with the founder, Rabih Sater, and a video of our man Jamil at work. Read More

Beachwood BBQ to celebrate 5 years in Seal Beach

For the month of December, Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach will celebrate their 5 year anniversary with discounts, specialty beers and events. Beachwood BBQ partnered with five breweries and created five beers as part of the celebration. Read More

Feast before you feast at Koreatown’s Beer Belly

Plus Thanksgiving food drive helping the LA Food Bank

If stretching is warming up to exercising, then eating turkey before the holidays is warming up for Thanksgiving. Chef Wesley Lieberher over at Beer Belly, in L.A.’s Koreatown has prepared a Thanksgiving-themed menu along with (salted) Carmela Ice Cream’s Pumpkin Spice to top you off. The menu will run until November 23.

Also, Jimmy and Yume Han over at team Beer Belly are helping the LA Food Bank. Boxes will be setup to take food donations with a 400 pound goal. Read More

The Six Restaurant expands to Studio City today

West L.A.’s, The Six opened its expansion in Studio City today. Serving American cuisine from Executive Chef Sean Mindrum with dishes like Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders with Portobello, Rosemary Potato Pizza with Garlic Tapenade, and Pot Pie with Braised Short Rib and Roasted Vegetables. The restaurant also offers signature cocktails, beer and wine. The Six Restaurant, 12650 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604.

Nissan partnering up with local food trucks for the 2011 LA Auto Show

Nissan’s first venture into commercial vehicles is partnering with The Grilled Cheese Truck and Coolhaus at the 2011 LA Auto Show by serving sandwiches and ice cream to media. The Nissan NV food truck concepts come with custom fold-out serving windows, work counters and full exterior graphics.

Photography provided by NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

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

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

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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

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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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