Eat, Drink & Play
It's On the List
August, 2015 - Issue #130
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Why you're going to utter the phrase, "Want to go out for drinks?"
way more than your blood alcohol tolerance should allow:

Sabor Cocina Mexicana's Tito's Sandia with Tito's vodka, mint, watermelon and fresh citrus. It's light on the tongue and heavy where it counts.

And why you're going to need a designated driver when you order one: Sabor is known for heavy pours of their top-shelf liquors but there's another reason you're going to need Uber for this one... there are four more summer drinks you're going to want to (Have to!) try. Drink up!

Strawberry Paloma 100 percent agave reposado tequila, muddled strawberries, pink grapefruit juice

Mango-Mint Mezcalito 100 percent agave Mezcal, mint, mango, agave nectar, fresh citrus

White wine Sangria moscato, lime juice, peach schnapps, fresh fruit

Sabor Spritzer Silver tequila, triple sec, cucumbers, strawberries, fresh citrus

Incredible drinks with a side of ambience, please:
Some people wouldn't mind if their alcohol was delivered intravenously. Us? We'd much rather sip and savor the flavor while relaxing on Salt Creek Grille's covered patio - especially when discounted food and drinks are on the menu.

When to go: Sundown Sundays at Salt Creek mixes live music, discounted cocktails and eats from the Bites Menu and all the relaxation your body can absorb from 5pm to 8pm on the patio. 222-9999

The bossest vehicle in dealerships right now is:
The new 2016 Acura RDX.

Much like a Fortune 500 CEO, the 2016 RDX is aggressive, well appointed and means business.

Will it write you a letter of recommendation?:
No. But it will get you moving with purpose and make you feel confidently in charge. Aggressive lines accentuated by upgraded wheels and LED headlights and taillights, plus luxury appointments inside and out, will alert any passerby to your distinguished qualifications.

Where you can take one for a test drive:
Valencia Acura. 255-3000

How to live louder - like a boss:
Installing a new sound system in your car should about do it.
How to do that for less: New Santa Clarita Autosound clients can take 20 percent off their first purchase this month when they mention Inside SCV.

What you should buy: This place has Retro car stereos, Apple Car Play systems, LED lighting, bass packages, nav systems and much more. Really, the question should be, "What shouldn't you buy?"


Endangered Kittens
Born at Feline Conservation Center

Exotic Cat Compound Open for Visitors

The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound Feline Conservation Center has announced the birth of three Black Foot Cat kittens. The black-footed cat is one of the smallest cat species in the world and the smallest in Africa.

EFBC's Feline Conservation Center, also known as the Cat House, is located in nearby Rosamond. Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo/wildlife museum are surprised and amazed at the variety of wild cat species found there. Home to over 70 of the world's most endangered felines, EFBC's Feline Conservation Center is a breeding zoo and research facility that you can visit year round.
Children and cat lovers of all ages are fascinated by the resident cats (And the peacocks!). Most of the compound is open for visitors to wander around at their own pace. Informative plaques describe the cat species in detail and docents are available to answer your questions.

Unlike a zoo, the FCC has no moats between you and the animals. Visitors can get as close as five feet away from these beautiful (But dangerous!) cats. Wear comfortable walking shoes for your visit and be prepared for high temps; the area can reach 120 degrees in the summer! There is a charge of $7 for general admission, $6 for seniors and $5 for ages 3 to 12. They are open to the public from 10am to 4pm (Closed Wednesdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving and the day of Feline Follies.). For more information about visiting and directions to EFBC, log on.

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You already love Chronic Taco, but you didn't know that...
• They have gluten-free menu items, including taquitos, tacos made with corn tortillas and salads. Super worried about gluten getting on your grub? Order the Chronic Salad to be sure that there was no processing on shared equipment.

• They have vegetarian deliciousness, too. The Potato Tacos are ah-mazing! Vegans will be fans of the black beans and white lime rice.

• They serve breakfast! The Breakfast Burrito is the only reason we get out of bed without complaint. Choose a flour or corn tortilla stuffed full with eggs, potatoes and choice of meat - bacon, chorizo, machaca or veggie.
Chronic Tacos 360-1800

You're a fan of shooting at things at Oaktree Gun Club, but you didn't know that...
After being in the shooting business for over 35 years, Oak Tree's shooting venues were expanded to include archery. They have a large selection of bows to rent, including both recurve and compound bows.

What you'll find when you're playing Robin Hood:
Their course features targets galore, including bulls-eye, 3-D and a brand new, state-of-the-art Roving Course with 3-D targets positioned strategically throughout the beautiful mountainside.

Why you should bring the credit card:
Like all venues at the facility, Oak Tree Archery has a complete Pro Shop where they carry all of the major bow lines and accessories, from PSE, Hoyt, Mathews, Bowtech, Diamond and so much more. They have a professional bow technician on staff who can assist you with your bow selection and services. 259-7441

What everyone should know about Flavor California-Mex:
The fresh new restaurant that serves Mexican flavor with a casual Cali twist isn't just where the cool kids go to nosh on sustainable, delicious eats. It's also where cool planners like yourselves take advantage of the restaurant's beautiful banquet hall for private catered events. Host a buffet, seated meal and more in the spacious (And ultra affordable!) area.

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What you'll be reminded of when you watch Santa Clarita Ballet Company's "The Sleeping Beauty":
In a world of dashing princes, beautiful princesses and magical fairies - and our world, too - friendship always trumps evil and a single kiss can change everything.

When you'll be whisked away to another world:
On Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, you'll join the Santa Clarita Ballet Company at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center for its debut performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" - and watch true love win.
Why this ticket purchase is a no brainer: Under the artistic direction of Carol Guidry, "The Sleeping Beauty" features outstanding performances by Santa Clarita Ballet Company's most advanced dancers and guest professionals. The Sleeping Beauty offers audiences a unique opportunity to see a ballet never before staged in Santa Clarita performed exclusively by professional and para-professional dancers. Professional ballerina and Santa Clarita Ballet Company alumnus Hannah Wilcox will appear as Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty, and lead this accomplished group.

Plus, new sets and sparkling costumes will transport audiences of all ages back in time for a three-act retelling of the beloved romance as Tchaikovsky's timeless music creates a suspenseful tone. 251-0366

What new company you're going to want on speed dial, if speed dial was still a thing:
24/7 Events.

Oh, no biggie... except just kidding. Total biggie! 24/7 Events is pretty much a game changer for people like us who like to entertain but, you know... do none of the actual planning or work.
Why you'll still want them on speed dial even if you do want to do actual planning and work: This company has everything, including super-experienced staff members who are ready and willing to make every decision for you... or step back and let you do your thing. Gorgeous rentals, tenting, draping, lighting... it's all here, along with ridiculous connections to the best live entertainers.

What's different:
24/7 Events has all the great stuff you'd expect from a premier event company, but there's more - like transportation (Can you say "Mercedes stretch limo bus!?") services staffed by reliable, genuine chauffeurs and services like airport transfers, wedding packages, wine tours and more. They also have killer event production including live entertainment spanning all genres. National representation, not a problem! 24/7 Event Management services serve national chains such as Adidas, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Harbor Freight Tools. And, most importantly, they have a collection of dedicated pros who are committed to making your event flawless.
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