Thursday, February 23
On Thursday, February 23, City Tavern in Culver City will host “Stone Pint Night” featuring Escondido, CA based Stone Brewing Co.’s brews. Featured brews will include: 2010 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Old Guardian Barley Wine, and Stone’s 14th and 15th Anniversary. Beer flights will be available and free Stone Brewing Co. pint glasses will be handed out as well. 9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA. 90232. 310-838-9739.
Bite of another beast
On Thursday, February 23 at 7 PM, Locanda Del Lago in Santa Monica will be continuing its series of Morso della Bestia – Bite of the Beast. This month’s installment of nose to tail dining will feature Grimaud Farm’s Muscovy Duck, known for its bold flavor and lean meat. Executive Chef Gianfranco Minuz‘s northern Italian inspired menu will feature a five course meal. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310-451-3525. Read More
Old Pasadena’s second Happy Hour Week will be extended for two weeks from March 1 -15. Some of the many deals that diners have to look forward to include $2 ham and cheese empanadas at 1810 Argentinean Restaurant, $1 gourmet sliders at Dog Haus Biergarten, $3 sautéed scallops at Pita Jungle, $3 spicy yellowtail rolls at Sushi Roku and $7 truffled mac and cheese at Vertical Wine Bistro. Drink deals won’t be hard to find either such as $1 martinis at Equator Café and $2 sake bombs as well as $1.99 beer at Wokcano. For additional ambiance, restaurants such as Vertical Wine Bistro, Crème de la Crepe and Pop Champagne will also feature free musical performances by local world, eclectic pop and jazz performers. See the complete list of participants. Read More
'Why bother making beer that's not delicious'
Santa Rosa-based Moonlight Brewing Company was created by Brian Hunt back in 1992. Twenty years later, still small, and local. So small, it doesn’t even have a tasting room, let alone a brewery tour. Brian brews about 1,000 barrels of beer per year, not much considering Sierra Nevada outputted nearly 850,000 barrels in 2011. Which is exactly what Brian intended for his brewery to be, micro, keeping the distribution within the Bay Area, selling beers in kegs exclusively. Thus making it almost impossible to find anywhere else in the country. Taste Terminal host, Jace Milstead caught up with the whimsical Brian Hunt at the Opening Celebration of San Francisco Beer Week and asked him about his philosophy on beer styles. Read More
If booked before February 28
American Airlines is offering special rates (if you can be really flexible) on flights to and from Miami, between February 29 – June 9, if you book before February 28. International airfares begin at $93 dollars from certain locations. Pricing availability is limited, blackout dates apply, and reservations must be made 2 – 3 weeks before travel. Read More