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2023 Dining & Entertainment Guide
November, 2023 - Issue #225

You might be too old to play with your food, but that shouldn't stop you from having plenty of fun while eating it.

Brewery Draconum Combines Craft Beer & Elevated Pub Menu for Beer Garden Fun
Brewery Draconum, a one-of-a-kind SCV hotspot, is the go-to destination for brewed-on-site craft beer, an elevated pub menu and beer garden with games like bocce ball, cornhole and more.
Brother-sister owned, with 20 beers on tap, Brewery Draconum features fresh-ground burgers, handcrafted house-made sauces like the hugely-popular Dragon Fire Sauce (Try it on their Hot Chicken Sandwich!) and plenty of hoppy selections like beer-battered fish tacos, baked pretzels with beer cheese, beer-battered cauliflower, beer-infused Mac N Cheese, beer-inspired onion rings and more.
Visit in November to celebrate their sixth anniversary with their re-release of their annual Birthday Suit IPA due on tap by November 17, featuring Viogner grapes from Old Town Newhall neighbors Pulchella Winery, and make your way in for Comedy Night the second Monday every month and live jazz on Wednesdays.
Brewery Draconum 568-9160

Award-winning Marston's is what's for Dinner
Marston's Valencia was voted "Best Brunch" in the Los Angeles Times' 2022 The Best of the Southland feature, named "Best Breakfast in California" by The Food Network Magazine, has been recognized as #1 for breakfast on Zagat and named "Best of SCV" by The Signal newspaper.
But did you know that Marston's is also a beloved Santa Clarita destination for dinner? Indulge in appetizers like Asparagus Tempura, Crispy Goat Cheese Beignets, Garlic Grilled Calamari, Rosemary Smashed Potatoes, Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Marston's Crab Cakes to tantalize your taste buds. For those seeking comforting classics, Jimbo's Meatloaf Sliders, Crispy Chicken Sliders and BBQ Port Tostadas or Nachos are delightful choices.
As you prepare for the main event, peruse the well-curated menu of pasta dishes, featuring options like Butternut Squash Ravioli, Shrimp Risotto Jambalaya Style, Wild Mushroom and Chicken Linguine or Wild Mushroom Risotto, to name just a few. For heartier appetites, try enticing entrees like Blackened Rib Eye, NY Strip Loin, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Fish Tacos, Chicken Pot Pie and Grilled Salmon or Sea Scallops and Shrimp. Of course, if you really crave their breakfasts at night, Marston's renowned Fantastic French Toast makes a delightful appearance on the dinner menu, too!
Marston's Restaurant 253-9910


In 2023, parties are back - and so are dining and catering options that offer more than "just food." This year, it's all about the experience.

The Old Town Junction Elevates your Dining Experience
with Handcrafted, Seasonal Dishes & Drinks

Known for demanding culinary perfection, Chef Otto of The Old Town Junction has elevated American cuisine with seasonal ingredients, thoughtful flavor and handcrafted details, from the condiments to the kitchen-inspired cocktails. This holiday season, stop in for a festively-themed cocktail special and farm-fresh 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

Salt Creek Grille's Stunning Holiday Spaces Fill Guests with Wonderment
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. Their trees, garlands, and twinkling lights make 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.
Salt Creek Grille 222-9999

Transport your Guests 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 the next best thing to a trip to your favorite resto on the islands. Right now, the family-owned and operated specialty spot is offering 10 percent off your first pickup order - added incentive to experience a taste of Hawaii. When treating your crew, 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


With these gourmet goodies just a call away, you'll never show up empty handed to a party, meeting, book club or parent-teacher conference again.

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 Beginnings begin at Wolf Creek, too!
Did you know that Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company caters brunch, too? Treat your guests to their homestyle potatoes, egg bites, French toast and more - and leave room for sweet treats! Pastry Chef Meghan Launier handcrafts Wolf Creek's delicious pastries and desserts daily from scratch - and can take custom requests for catering. Her gourmet desserts have become a Santa Clarita holiday tradition.
Whether you're serving brunch, lunch or dinner, 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


TMU Theatre Arts puts on a stage production every semester, welcoming both the campus and local community to enjoy well-told stories together.

The Master's University to Host Conferences, Concerts & a Theater Production this Season
The Master's University has a packed schedule for the rest of 2023, with many events open to the community. The fall Theatre Arts production, based on the beloved Jane Austen novel "Emma," is coming up in late October. Meanwhile, the annual technology and media conferences (TheoTech 2023 and MUSE 2023) will offer opportunities to view these topics through a biblical lens.
Here's a roundup of TMU's conferences, concerts and more. From October 20 to October 28, enjoy a Theatre Arts Production of "Emma"; October 28 brings TheoTech 2023 to campus; there's an Orchestra Concert on November 10; November 11 is the MUSE 2023 Conference; and on December 1 and December 2, the joyful "Come Christmas Sing!" Concert Series returns to TMU alongside the return of their Christmas Market that debuted last year. Find more information about these and other upcoming events by logging on.
The Master's University. masters.edu/calendar
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