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2022 Dining & Entertainment Guide
November, 2022 - Issue #215

Food makes the moment - and Santa Clarita's favorite restaurants make the memory.

Salt Creek Grille's Stunning Holiday Spaces Fill Guests with Wonderment
Yes, Salt Creek has a reputation for consistently-delicious food and the best service anywhere, but when the holiday season rolls around, we want to go just to marvel at the jaw-dropping seasonal decor. Garland, bulbs and twinkling lights abound, making this a so-special place to treat the family to their Thanksgiving or Christmas high-end meals - or host a private event on their patio or in their distinctive event room. Pro tip: No matter what you plan for your holiday meal at Salt Creek, be sure to add on their famous Ultimate Carrot Cake.
Salt Creek Grille 222-9999

The Old Town Junction Elevates Local Dining Experiences with Handcrafted, Seasonal Dishes & Drinks
When celebrated Chef Otto announced that he'd be helming The Old Town Junction, foodies in the SCV and beyond became very excited. Known for demanding culinary perfection, the adventurous chef set out to elevate American cuisine with seasonal ingredients, thoughtful flavor and handmade... everything, from the condiments to the kitchen-inspired cocktails. This holiday season, stop in for a holiday-themed cocktail special and seasonal favorites. And, as always, think of OTJ first when it comes to private events that elevate the guest experience. Their VIP private room can seat up to 40 people - or bring OTJ to your home, event site or business for a completely customizable experience everyone will savor.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888

Escape to the Islands with Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ
With heavy influences from Japan as well as indigenous cultures, the authentic Hawaiian barbecue from Q & Q is definitely a taste "out of the ordinary." Right now, the family-owned and operated specialty spot is offering 10 percent off any catering order - added incentive to experience a taste of the islands. Choose from catering selections that serve 20 to 50, like Chicken Katsu, Mahi-Mahi, Kalbi Short Ribs, Crispy Fried Shrimps, Barbecue Beef and more. Pair them with party-menu options like steamed rice, Island Caesar salad, macaroni salad or curry three ways: spicy beef, chicken and shrimp.
Truly Hawaiian flavors like Spam Musubi, Crab Rangoon, Hawaiian BBQ Beef and Hawaiian beverages are also on the menu.
Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ 383-9098

Celebrate with Marston's "Best Brunch in the Southland" & New Dinner Selections
Marston's Valencia was recently voted "Best Brunch" in the Los Angeles Times' 2022 "The Best of the Southland" regional poll. Voted "Best Breakfast in California" by The Food Network Magazine, Marston's has also been recognized as number one for breakfast on Zagat.
Their breakfast menu is so popular that Chef Jim cracks 7,200 eggs per week and serves up 8,000 pieces of French toast per month. Marston's Fantastic French Toast is famous for its sourdough dipped in vanilla egg batter and rolled in corn flakes. Add The Works to top it with fresh berries, candied pecans and whipped cream. It's so popular that this dish is served all day and available as a dinner entree. Speaking of dinner, Chef Jim curates a menu that hits all the high notes for flavor. Along with classic favorites like Marston's signature Crab Cakes, new appetizer additions include Crispy Goat Cheese Beignets served with Honey Lavender Dipping Sauce and Crispy Rosemary Smashed Potatoes with Truffle Aioli. Entrees include Blackened Rib Eye or NY Strip Loin with all the fixings - or try Grilled Sea Scallops and Shrimp or Lemon Rosemary Chicken.
Marston's Restaurant 253-9910


All for fun and fun for all.

Friday | November 4
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons Hosts Revisiting Creedence

They toured the world with Creedence Clearwater Revival members and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers for the past 10 years. Now they've been passed the baton and are continuing the CCR legacy live in concert.
Revisiting Creedence's frontmen Dan McGuinness and Kurt Griffey performed over the past decade with rock royalty, fronting Creedence Clearwater Revival's legendary rhythm section with founding members Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford in Stu and Cosmos's touring band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
Since Dan and Kurt first took the stage together with Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 2011, they performed with CCR's Stu and Cosmo in nearly 1,000 concerts around the globe - across the United States, Canada, South America, Mexico and New Zealand - rocking the iconic catalog of CCR, one of America's all-time greatest bands.
See them live in Santa Clarita at College of the Canyons. canyonspac.com

Thursday | November 17 to Sunday | November 20
College of the Canyons School of Visual & Performing Arts Theatre Department Presents "Robin Hood"

Revisit the classic tale at the Black Box Theatre.
canyonspac.com

Gilchrist Farm is Where Families Go for Wholesome Holiday Fun
On select dates from December 3 to December 18 from 9am to 4pm - with Santa onsite from 10am to 3pm - Gilchrist Farm will host a holiday event you and your family will never forget. Kids can write a letter to Santa, participate in baby cow bottle feeding, learn how to milk goats and turn wool into yarn, pet farm animals and much more. Don't miss the festive pig races with the Jingle Pigs and photos with the big guy himself: Santa! A private ticketed Breakfast with Santa event is also available - tickets should be purchased in advance online.
Gilchrist Farm gilchristfarm.com

TMU Theatre Arts Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"
The Mousetrap is the longest running play in the world - and it's coming to the stage this fall at The Master's University. Monkswell Manor Guesthouse is plunged into the cold when a snowstorm traps all of its isolated inhabitants inside. They've just heard on the wireless that there has been a murder in London - and the killer is on the loose. Now, they look at each other with suspicion. Who exactly are all of these strangers they are trapped with? See Agatha Christie's world-famous play October 21 through October 29 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Saturday matinees at 2pm.
TMU Theatre Arts masters.edu/theatre



Treat them Sweet with Nothing Bundt Cakes
Every bouncy, buttery bite of Nothing Bundt Cakes is made with the finest ingredients like real eggs, cream cheese and butter. Bundt cake perfection is achieved thanks to handcrafted attention to detail and holiday-favorite flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Classic Vanilla, Red Velvet and Pecan Praline.
From tiered bundt cakes that serve 26 to bite-sized Bundtinis sold by the dozen, there's a bundt for every occasion - including corporate giving. Corporate Client Gifts Bows can be customized with coordinating corporate colors for a branded touch.
You can also customize your bundt cake with a company logo or treat your immediate family to a sentimental flavor. Beautifully-decorated bundts are not just the best dessert - they also double as centerpieces.
Nothing Bundt Cakes 291-2424

The Sweetest Endings Start at Wolf Creek
Pastry Chef Meghan Launier handcrafts Wolf Creek's delicious desserts daily from scratch - and can take custom requests for catering. Her gourmet desserts have become a Santa Clarita holiday tradition.
How to start a meal that ends so exquisitely? There are so many ways to enjoy your favorite Wolf Creek flavors. With their catering van, the WC team can deliver, set up, serve and clean up. Make your at-home event delicious with family meals and packages; pick up at the restaurant; or grab your meal via the contact-less backdoor spot with the convenience of an online transaction. Want to know what else is new? Follow them on social or check out the web for current menu and catering selections.
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. 263-9653

Handmade Holiday Favorites, Entertainment, Food & More
Strawberry & Fig's "Jingle Fest '22" Holiday Boutique is on November 13

Strawberry & Fig's Jingle Fest '22 is more than just a shopping experience - it's a seasonal wonderland filled with the sounds, flavors and designs that make this time of year magical and memorable. On Sunday, November 13, over 200 artisans, crafters and vendors selling exclusive collections of jewelry, handbags, clothing, holiday decor and necessities and much more will help you complete your holiday shopping. But the fun doesn't stop there. Jingle Fest's entertainment lineup will wow you - so bring a chair and set your family up by the stage for a front-row seat to dance performances, choirs and even santa! At 12pm, Santa will arrive on his Turbo Sleigh for photos until 3pm. Visits are just $7 per child. SCV's own country band Rebel Heart will also play from 12:30 to 4pm - so wear your best boots, because there will be free line-dance lessons. Strawberry & Fig's beloved "Lil' Country Western Store" will be located near the stage to help you best accessorize for the event! And don't forget to arrive hungry - the parking lot will be filled with our community's favorite food trucks.
Strawberry & Fig facebook.com/strawberryfig
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