Eat, Drink & Play
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October, 2015 - Issue #132

What you'll want to take "on location": Sabor Cocina Mexicana's dining options are now available off site at the location of your choice.

Where you should treat your guests to modern Mexican cuisine: The riches of Sabor's fine dining are worth celebrating, so share them at happy events like wedding receptions, company luncheons and your most exclusive cocktail parties. 259-9002

Why you're going to be so relieved you just might cry: Wolf Creek is now offering parking lot delivery. Yup. You don't even have to get out of your car to experience deliciousness like Taos Eggrolls.

Bonus: You can also get their bottled beer and cider selections, along with growlers of their brews on tap, delivered right to your car. They'll securely run your credit card payment right next to your door. 263-9653

Where you'll go to find special pieces that set the mood:
Refined Vintage Boutique on Newhall Ranch Road is filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind gifts and furniture by Cindi Rowley. We're in love with her collection of table accessories like these burlap bags and old-fashioned aluminum buckets. 505-7175

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What you could join: the "cool kids" club

Why you're all of a sudden not the last one to be picked for the kick-ball team: With the 2016 Acura ILX in your driveway, you'll see a marked increase in your popularity quotient.

What the draw is: The impressive 201-hp, 2.4 liter, i-VTEC engine in the ILX gives it one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class, making you more nimble and quick on the road. New to the ILX is a world's first eight-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with torque converter. The eight-speed DCT is always a step ahead, delivering rapid-yet-smooth transitions. Lightening-quick responses pair perfectly with amplitude reactive dampers that give you the best of whatever the situation demands. They operate in two unique performance zones, offering both a composed, comfortable ride and precise handling.

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

What you could join: Oaktree Gun Club

Why: Awesome annual memberships are available, which include unlimited use of the pistol range, tactical bay 1, paper bays 2 and 3, steel gallery and speed plates, rifle range and rental handguns/shotguns/rifles/bows - plus discounted target rates on food, skeet, trap, sporting clays, archery and more. Members also receive one free firearms transfer per year, a $75 value, and access to members-only events. They also get to skip filling out daily waiver forms, benefiting from ultra-fast member check in. 259-7441

What you could join: Valencia Country Club
Only join if: You're a player. When it comes to golf, VCC's course is really the only game in town - and membership events and perks are notoriously impressive, too. Right now, the Club is opening a select number of memberships for players who win at more than golf - but also rock at the game of life. These rare slots are being offered at an exclusive rate for a very limited time.

How to do it: Contact Missy Skinner, VCC's membership director, for details. 799-1271

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Where you're going when all you want to do is nosh with friends and gossip about... everything: Marston's Restaurant in the Bridgeport Marketplace is known for incredible entrees but their appetizers shine, too. Order three or four for the table and then let the good times roll.

What to order: The Pork Tostadas, Artichoke, Pesto and Goat Cheese Spread and Chicken Sliders are all especially sharable. 253-9910

Where you're going to go when money's tight: Feeling the pinch but still want a great meal in a refined environment? Head to Salt Creek Grille on Tapped Out Tuesdays for $7.95 burgers and half off beers.

Why even health nuts are going to Tapped Out Tuesdays at Salt Creek: The Vegetarian Portobello Burger, a balsamic honey-marinated portabello with burrata cheese, tomato, arugula and basil pesto aioli on a whole wheat bun, makes even the most dedicated carnivore drool. 222-9999

What's going to inspire you to leave the house this fall, even though (or because) football season started: Cioppino at the Oaks Grille.

Why: You don't need to be a member of TPC Valencia to enjoy award-winning Chef Peyton Poulsen's latest offerings. We constantly crave the Cioppino, with Manila clams, prawns, fish, spicy tomato broth, fresh herbs and served with charred bread. Other faves that are going to get you out of your chair...

Free Range Airline Chicken braised endive, wild mushrooms, bacon lardon and served with a roasted bell pepper coulis

Arctic Char pan seared over gold beets, new potatoes, pancetta, beet tops, port balsamic and lemon oil

Durham Ranch Bison NY smashed fried potatoes, wilted arugula salad of roasted corn and heirloom tomato, finished with chimichurri

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