Antioxidant-rich Blueberry Mini Muffins for your dog from Lucy Postins

From the healthy pet food cookbook 'Made of Love' by Lucy Postins

If you’ve ever wanted to share a heart felt meal with your dog, consider these Antioxidant-rich Blueberry Mini Muffins from Lucy Postins, author of the healthy pet food cookbook Made of Love. Read More

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La Festa dei Sette Pesci: the Feast of Seven Fishes, a southern Italian tradition

L.A. restaurants celebrating the "Feast of the Seven Fishes" with special menus

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La Festa dei Sette Pesci is a tradition originating from Southern Italy that’s celebrated on Christmas Eve in observance of the birth of Baby Jesus through a feast of seven fishes. The fish-centered meal comes from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence. Fish counts have been known to go up to nine different varieties.

Chef Ian Gresik of Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles has this to say, “The feast of seven fishes means experiencing a long standing Italian tradition, like stepping into the past when holidays meant good food, and family.” To celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, restaurants in L.A. have created their own fish centered menus for one night only on Christmas Eve, December 24. Read More

BBC’s how do you solve hotel insomnia?

We want to know!

BBC’s “how do you solve hotel insomnia?” segment on their Fast Track show various ways in dealing with insomnia while traveling. They gave $1000 night hotel packages that guarantee a good nights sleep, low doses of sleeping pills, reading in the afternoon to slow your mind down at a critical time and more. Read More

100 million Americans ‘going out’ on New Year’s Eve

The National Restaurant Association (NRA?) published their survey findings estimating that 100 millions Americans plan to celebrate New Years by going out or buying take-out. One of 5 surveyed are planning a night at a restaurant or bar on New Year’s Eve and 22 percent plan on bringing it home. Read More

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Bootlegger’s holiday party, holiday party and bottle release at Cismontane Brewing

Two Orange County breweries to be at this weekend

This Friday, December 16 from 4 – 10 PM, Bootlegger’s Brewery is throwing a “Festive Holiday Party” in Fullerton, CA. Come dressed in an ugly holiday sweater, a Christmas/holiday costume, or your most festive holiday colors and accessories. Bring in your own stein/cup and receive drink specials all night and to compete in the competition. If it’s snazzy enough, your stein/cup could win you a case of Knuckle Sandwich, Bootlegger’s limited Double IPA. Two food trucks will be on duty to keep you full. 401 S. Richman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. 714-871-BEER (2337).

Cismontane Brewing’s holiday party & bottle release happening Saturday December 17 from 12 PM – 8:30 PM in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. The event celebrates the release of Dead Santa, an annual Christmas brew. You will also have the chance to buy Black Dusk, which comes with a Cismontane pint glass, an Imperial Stout brewed aged in red wine barrels for 6 months. 29851 Aventura Suite D, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. 949-888-BREW (2739).