Drink

Sam Adams’ founder Jim Koch announces 2011’s ‘Infinium’ with Weihenstephan

A collaboration with the oldest brewery in the world

2011’s Infinium is almost here. Claiming to be the first completely new beer style created in more than 100 years that adheres to the German Purity Law, Reinhetsgebot, which requires beers to be brewed with only malt, hops, water and yeast, Infinium is a prized Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams) brew that’s just around the corner. Read More

Spicy Bacon Cheddar Biscuits for Thanksgiving

Tired of that boring bland biscuit? Spice up your holiday season with this Spicy Bacon Cheddar Biscuit recipe to serve as a compliment to your meat of choice or just to have on its own. Read More

Michael Ruhlman’s four course dinner and book signing at Farmshop, and Vignalta wine dinner at Ombra

On Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Farmshop in Santa Monica is hosting a four course family-style dinner prepared by Jeff Cerciello and Michael Ruhlman, along with a book signing of Michael Ruhlman’s new book “Ruhlman’s Twenty”. Dinner cost $75 per person and comes with the book. Call 310-566-2400 for reservations. 225 26th St., Suite 25, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Chef Michael Young of Ombra in Studio City is preparing a five course dinner and wine-pairing with Italy’s Vignalta founder Lucio Gomiero on Wednesday, December 7 from 6 PM – 10 PM. Dinner and wine pairing cost is $89. Call 818-985-7337 for reservations. 3737 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. Read More

Places to stay for River Walk’s ‘Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony’ in San Antonio

Deals and packages from Marriott, Hotel Valencia, Westin and Hyatt

From now until October 19, 2012, the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel is offering “The Explore the Riverwalk Package“. The package includes two Rio San Antonio boat tickets, breakfast for two at the on-site Cactus Flower Restaurant or in-room through room service, coupons, and free parking. Use promotional code ZJL online or call 800-228-9290 to make room reservations. 889 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is celebrating the lighting of the Riverwalk on Friday, November 25 with their “Light up the Night” package starting at $180 per night (double occupancy). The package is available from November 25 – December 30, and includes accommodations for two, turn down service, two 2 complimentary twinkling lighted drinks per night in Vbar, and a complimentary full American breakfast for two at Citrus or in-room. Minimum stay of two nights is required for arrival day of Friday, November 25. Call 888-842-0100 to book. 150 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78205.

Westin Riverwalk is offering the “Riverwalk Holiday Experience” package valid for the night of November 25 only, starting at $369. The package includes an upgraded stay in a Riverview, Riverside or suite, four-course dinner for two at Zocca, and two seats riverside for the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony. Use online promo code RVRLIT. Call 866-716-8137 to book. 420 W Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Both Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt Regency San Antonio are offering rooms starting at $85 per night from November 26 until January 6, 2012 during their “Take the Elevator Home” promotion. Also, Hyatt Regency San Antonio is celebrating their 30 year anniversary for 19 days from December 10 – December 28 starting at $81 per night. Use online promo code HOLIDY for “Take the Elevator Home” and ELEVTR for the anniversary rate. Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Hyatt Regency San Antonio‎, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205.