The Gift

2011 holiday gift guide for the foodie

So far this week we’ve handpicked gift guides for the traveler and the drinker. Our last guide for this holiday season is for the foodies! Anyone who eats or cooks, will find a special place for these gifts we picked out. Read More


Spike’s Fish House opens second location in Laguna Niguel


First opened in Rancho Santa Margarita a year ago, partners Tim Aspel and Bob Turner opened a second location last month in Laguna Niguel at 27020 Alicia Parkway #D. Spike’s Fish House has a simple formula, serve fresh grilled fish in a fast casual setting. Tim says, “there aren’t any secret recipes. We just start with the best ingredients to deliver great food, at a great price.” Read More

The Scoop

Last minute holiday trips and tips, top 10 travel stories of 2011

Photography provided by Will Tee Yang

Christmas beer dinner at the Four Point Sheraton, Mohawk Bend’s lunch specials

Four Points Sheraton by LAX is hosting “A Christmas Carol Beer Dinner at The Beer Hotel,” with Mark Ruedrich and Doug Moody of North Coast Brewing and Larry James of Wine Warehouse on Friday, December 9 at 6:30 PM. The menu will feature these pairings: Oysters and Le Merle Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale; Lamb Pie and Red Seal Ale; Goose with Apple Sauce, Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy and Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abby Ale; and Plum Pudding and Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2009. Ending with XIV Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin with chocolates. $75 per person. Call 310-649-7024 or email to RSVP (required). 9750 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Mohawk Bend in Echo Park started their lunch service at 12 PM from Monday to Friday and brunch starting at 9:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday. They’re offering three lunch combos: soup and mixed leaf salad for $8, soup or salad and half sandwich for $9.50, and soup or salad and Marley-size pizza for $9.50 with at least one vegan and non-vegan option offered. 2141 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Photography provided by Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport