Inspired by 'Memphis at Santora' executive chef Diego Velasco's "Crawfish Boil"
We checked out chef Diego Velasco’s new “Crawfish Boil” feature at Memphis at the Santora in Santa Ana, CA’s Artist’s Village. Diego went on a trip to “New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival” and brought back a traditional, private party, family style meal for 8-20 guests, with his own personal touch, centering on live crawfish and paired with one ‘his or hers’ adult beverage that he’s chosen. Read More
A drink that goes back as far as the founding of America
We had the opportunity to sit down with Chuck Miller, Stillhouse’s 3rd generation master distiller, to explore their corn whiskey. In the process, we discovered the roots of America’s alcohol, the life of Chuck and the drink he’s created. Read More
One day sale ending 11:59PM EST 10-31-11
Today only, Frontier Airlines is offering one way tickets for $8 for their Monday – Saturday flights. Blackout dates from November 26 – 27 apply as well as 7 day advance purchases. Each way $5 Sept 11 security fees, $9 facility each way facility fees, and $20 baggage fees may apply. Check Frontier Airlines for full details.
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
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
Drinking, eating, and traveling news from around the web
- LonelyPlanet.com ranks the best ten countries to travel to in 2012.
- Monterey restaurateur Ted Balestreri to uncork a $10,000 wine on New Year’s Eve because the U.S. got Osama Bin Laden.
- Snowstorm in the East Coast causing travel problems.
- Women in craft beer are challenging the stereotypes.
- Two man plan to take their beer “Vostok 4 Pines Stout” in to space; named after the rocket that took the first man into space.
Photo: a Taiwanese night market. Ranked number 9 on the top 10 countries to travel to for 2012 by LonelyPlanet.com
Photography provided by Will Tee Yang
Besh was named Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine in 1999
Chef John Besh shared his Gnocchi with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Truffle recipe with us after a short trip to his restaurant, Lüke in San Antonio. Pay attention, it’s two parts. Read More
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas is offering an “Extravagant Package” for the weekend of November 11 for $11,111. For two nights hotel guests will receive two-night stay at the Paradise Platinum Penthouse VIP suite with two tickets to Carlos Santana‘s show, official Carlos Santana merchandise, pre-fixe menu at 35 Steaks + Martinis, 80 minute spa treatment, VIP table at Vanity Nightclub with Perrier Jouet Fleur de Fleur Rose Champagne, and one print from Neal Preston’s rock photography collection. Email Cherryl Kaopua to book.
The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Hotel is offering an all-inclusive party package for 150 people to celebrate New Year’s Eve for $15,000. The package includes private use of the 27th floor Peaks Lounge, appetizers and desserts, open bar with wine, beer and champagne, party favors and a DJ plus a view of the 16th Street Mall firework display at 9 PM and 12 AM. Not too bad if you do the math. Call 303-486-444 to book.
Photo: Paradise Penthouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Photography provided by Erik Kabik
Drinking, eating, and traveling news from around the web
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
This new age Taiwanese street food is available from Mimi’s House in Diamond Bar, CA, hidden inside a strip mall. Read More
Tom Colicchio, “Just like Texas, this will be our biggest season ever.”
Top Chef returns for it’s 9th season with a record 29 contestants and new judges Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. See what host Padma Lakshmi and judge Tom Colicchio have to say about the contestants.
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 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.
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
1 of 100+ recipes from Mary Kate Tate and Nate Tate
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
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