Events & Festivals

World’s largest specialty coffee event coming to Portland

This April 19 – 22, 2012, the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 24th Annual Exposition & Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon. Read More

2 days for a free glass of wine at Vertical Wine Bistro, Beer Belly Christmas beers

For two nights, December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 starting at 4 PM, bring in a receipt from a local Pasadena retailer or ticket stub from the Rose Bowl game to Vertical Wine Bistro for a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Chef Laurent Quenioux has created three French-inspired American dishes to pair with Prosecco. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Upstairs. Pasadena, CA. 91103. 626-795-3999.

Celebrate Beer Belly in L.A.’s Koreatown’s inaugural Hoppy Holidaze event from December 26 – December 30, 2011 (closed on December 24 and 25). What’s Hoppy Holidaze about? “Badass beers.” Check out the list. 532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020. 213-387-2337. Read More

5 Things

5 simple and helpful baking tips for the holidays

Just in time for your holiday cookie fix

Its that time of year again – the trees are up, decorated and lit, the stockings are carefully hung, and the fragrant scent of pine fills the air. For many, the sweet aroma of freshly baked holiday cookies tickles the senses in anticipation of the sugary transcendence that will surely ensue. So here are 5 simple and helpful baking tips to make sure you don’t mess that up! Read More

Winter cocktails at Drago Centro with $8 specials

On Wednesday, December 28 only

To celebrate Drago Centro in downtown L.A.’s winter cocktail debut, created by head bartender Jaymee Mandeville, they are offering ten different cocktails for $3 off their regular price. The $8 price will only be valid Wednesday, December 28, and remain one the menu for the rest of the season. 525 South Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213-228-8998. Read More

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Zimzala Restaurant’s ‘grab it and go with it’ morning specials and seasonal menu

Located at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA

Zim a Go-Go is Zimzala‘s, at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, new fast breakfast service that is aiming to end your long line waits at coffee shops and time constraints of sit-downs. From 6 AM – 11 AM, choose from breakfast burritos, cereals, espressos, lattes and more in a speedy manner.

They also have new seasonal items for the holidays inspired by comfort food. Read More