Tony’s Darts Away holiday events, Cole’s celebrates 103rd birthday with food specials

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank is gearing up for the holidays. For the next three weeks they’ll be kicking off holiday celebrations starting on Tuesday, December 6 with Golden Road Brewing‘s debut of two of their holiday beers. Tuesday, December 13 with “Winter Wonderland” featuring $20 beer flights including beers like Lost Coast Winterbraun, AVBC Winter Solstice, Eagle Rock Jubilee, Moylan’s Winter Warmer, H24 Holiday Ale, Port Santa’s Little Helper and Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi. On Tuesday, December 20, Tony’s will host “12 Beers of Christmas with Hangar 24” pouring 12 different Redland, CA based Hangar 24 Craft Brewery beers including a very special cask of Chocolate Porter with maple syrup. 1710 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506.

Downtown Los Angeles‘ famous Cole’s Originators of the French Dip is turning 103 years old. To celebrate, from today until December 8 Cole’s is offering a meal special for $19.08 that includes 2 small French Dip sandwiches and two sides. 118 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014.

The Gift

2011 holiday gift guide for the traveler

Gifts for the ones you love, or for yourself

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That’s right, handpicked for the traveler in your life or for your life as a traveler. Give a travel gift this Christmas or make your holiday a travel Christmas. You get the idea. Read More

Hotel view of Times Square New Years Eve festivities

Guests looking for a view of Times Square’s New Years Eve celebration can check out Park Central New York for rooms accommodating 2, 4, and 6. Rates vary but all rooms include a breakfast buffet each morning, a bottle of Dom Perignon delivered to the guest room on New Year’s Eve and New Years party favors. Book online or call 212-707-5700. 870 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019.

Photography provided by Park Central New York

5 Things

Apples: 5 things you might not have known

Inspired by the Newtown Pippin

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We came across a champagne-y hard cider from Original Sin Cider that used an apple called the Newtown Pippin. Further in-depth research, sourced from the back of the bottle, revealed some significant findings of the apple’s influence on American history. It’s said that it established the U.S. fruit export industry as Queen Victoria liked them so much she had the import duties lifted on them. Here’s 5 things on apples that you might not have known about. Read More

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One night, two places for holiday beers in L.A.

Far Bar in L.A.'s Little Tokyo and Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood on Dec. 10

On Saturday, December 10 starting at 1 PM, Far Bar in Little Tokyo is hosting “A Far Bar Christmas Featuring ‘Bad’ Santa Steve.” 14 different holiday beers have been announced to be available for purchase including: The Bruery’s 4 Calling Birds, Bootlegger’s Mint Chocolate Porter, and Port’s Santa’s Little Helper. 347 East 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

After hanging out with ‘Bad’ Santa Steve, head north to Hollywood On Saturday, December 10 starting at 2 PM for “Jingle Bell Jubilee @ Blue Palms.” Winter beers being poured will include: Avery’s Rumpkin, The Bruery’s 3 French Hens, Triple Rock’s Reindeer Ale, 21st Amendment’s Fireside Chats and more. Check out the complete list of beers here. 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.