5 Things

Thanksgiving turkey handling, 5 tips to keep in mind

Not to fear monger right before Thanksgiving, but raw turkey, chicken, or meats can contain Campylobacter, Salmonella or E.coli bacteria that can cause serious holiday discomforts. These bacterias are killed when cooked under a certain temperature, but not when frozen. Here are 5 tips to think about when handling your turkey on Thursday. Read More

Jace's Drink This

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. XV

What an amazing time of year. Every November, bustling crowds come together filling the shops with their cries for supplies, their baskets with provisions consumption. These people come together and give thanks for the amazing bounty that is, of course, Firestone Walker’s Anniversary Ale. Did you think I was going to say Thanksgiving? Meh. Turkey is great, but beer is better. This year’s version celebrates Firestone’s 15th anniversary, and is not so surprisingly dubbed, “XV”- XV, of course, being Spanish or Canadian or something for “15”. Read More

Food

How Cecconi’s Executive Chef Andrea Cavaliere celebrates Thanksgiving

Plus chef shows us how to make Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes

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Originally from Turin, Italy, Andrea Cavaliere has cooked around the world. From England to New York and now Los Angeles, he’s been working for the SoHo House Group for seven years, an English hospitality company that operates hotels, private clubs and restaurants around the world. Andrea is not only responsible for Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, he spends about ten days out of the month overseeing the kitchen operations at Soho Beach House, a private members’ club, in South Beach and New York. So, What does a busy chef like Andrea Cavaliere do during Thanksgiving? Read More

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘The Layover’ debuts tonight on Travel Channel with Singapore

Reminder, Anthony Bourdain‘s back with The Layover Monday at 9|8c on the Travel Channel. He’s given 24 – 48 hours to capture the finer points of various locales, starting tonight with Singapore.

Check our previous coverage for more details: Insights on Bourdain’s new show ‘The Layover’.

Photography provided by the Travel Channel

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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

The Scoop

4 simple steps to becoming a beer tasting expert, America’s most sport crazed cities

Drinking, eating, and traveling news from around the web

The ‘Heads Up’ from Alex Day of Proprietors LLC

Video recipe created & presented by Alex at their 'test bar' Chapter and Verse

The Heads Up is a cocktail Alex Day describes as an “adult soda.” Preparing the ingredients is best left to the video while making the drink is fairly straightforward. Read More

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.

Drink

Proprietors LLC debuts ‘Chapter and Verse,’ a test bar in their office

A look into cocktail & hospitality experts David Kaplan and Alex Day + video with Alex

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Just to be clear, this isn’t going to be the next L.A. hotspot to have a drink at. It’s a bar that Proprietors LLC partners David Kaplan and Alex Day (pictured above) opened in their office. Why would anyone want to open an awesomesauce factory like this? First you have to know the men behind the bar. Read More

The Scoop

Top 25 beers of 2011, TLC orders Southwest Airlines reality show

Drinking, eating and traveling news from around the web

Photo: Firestone Walker Brewing Abacus, rated as one of the best beers of 2011 by Draft Magazine

Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 release event, L.A. Works 20th Anniversary Beer Garden and more!

Find something to do this weekend in L.A.

Friday

Beaujolais Passions
French food, live music, and Beaujolais Nouveau 2011.
Cost: $55 – $75
When: 7 PM – 12 AM
Where: The Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064 Read More

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Beverly Hills Boutique's launching event

A world of sweet and pure imagination

Beverly Hills officially welcomes Vosges Haut-Chocolat into town as Chocolatier Katrina Markoff brings us truffles, bon bons, chocolate bars and much more. At the Wednesday, November 16, launch of Vosges newest boutique in Beverly Hills, guests celebrated and experienced an evening of exotic and experimental chocolate. Read More

Gogo’s ‘Flybuy Wednesday’ in-air shopping specials

Making Wednesday the 'Black Friday' of the skies

Dreading that out of town flight to your Thanksgiving holiday? Gogo‘s got a free 30 minutes for you to shop during their in-air FlyBuy Wednesday event for their new Fly & Buy Holiday Store. Read More

Drink

Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world

Our host tastes five beers with Marcus Englet, world export director

Approaching a thousand years of documented history, Germany’s Weihenstephan has had the time to figure out this whole beer thing that we all love. Our host, Jace Milstead sat down with Marcus Englet, the world export director for the brewery for a tasting and brain picking session with the representative of the oldest brewery in the world. Read More

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

Officially opening today

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

Sky Lodge pre-season specials and packages

Get your ski on in Park City, UT

Sky Lodge in Park City, UT has some packages and deals with the opening of the slopes just days away.

The Early Season special offers guests staying at Sky Lodge between November 18 and December 15, 2011 free lift tickets for Park City Mountain Resort when they book by Dec 1. Up to two guests for an one bed room and four guests for a two bed room. 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