5 Things

Crawfish: 5 things you didn’t know

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

Drink

Reviving an American tradition: a chat with master distiller Chuck Miller

A drink that goes back as far as the founding of America

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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

Frontier Airlines Halloween $8 flight sale

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.

Giveaways

Drink Eat Travel re-launches with HUGE giveaways!

9 drinking, eating, and traveling related giveaways

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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

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Travel

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

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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

The Scoop

Best ten countries to travel to in 2012, women in craft beer industries challenging stereotypes

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