Eat, Drink & Play
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March, 2016 - Issue #137

Where You're Eating: Rustic Burger
Why: Nothing says Spring like fresh, handmade burgers, craft beer and outdoor patio seating. The burger selections are outstanding, offering a myriad tantalizing toppings that range from chili to blue cheese to kimchi. Not craving red meat? They also offer tofu, shrimp and salmon burgers. Avoiding carbs? Rustic Burger's culinary magicians will turn that burger of yours into a salad. 254-1300

Where You're Eating: Marston's Restaurant
Why: Their daily specials are off the charts, or, more specifically, off the chalk board. Check out the deliciousness of the day upon your entry for the freshest finds. We're loving the Parmesan-crusted Lobster Mac & Cheese, which is warm and rich (We like our mac like we like our spouses!). 253-9910

Where You're Eating: Rustic Eatery
Why: These guys bake their artisanal breads and slow roast their meats in a brick oven; they're like your cool hipster neighbors, except they don't have beards and they actually like you. But enough about "like." Let's talk about love, as in, you're gonna love their three-selection menu format. Pick your Style (sandwich, salad, rice bowl or plate), Protein (beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu) and Marinade (naked, spicy or Yakiniku) and you're done. 254-8100

Where You Are Going: Pacific Coast Highway
What You Are Driving: The 2016 Audi Q7
Why You'll Love It: The Audi Q7 boasts new technology that includes Audi pre-sense city, vehicle exit assist and adaptive cruise control. With the 2017 model offering a 3.0 liter TFSI supercharged V6 capable of 333 horsepower, those green lights can't flash fast enough. And all the while you're relaxing in the 12-way power front seats with four-way lumbar support and drive seat memory that guarantee your comfort for every ride.
Where You Can Get One: Audi Valencia 877-743-0523

Where You Are Going: Hollywood
What You Are Driving: 2016 Acura ILX
Why You're Gonna Love It: Drive with confidence knowing that the ILX received a 5 Star Safety Rating thanks to features like a multi-view rear camera, six airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and motion adaptive steering and an expanded-view driver's mirror. And since you're braving L.A. traffic to get to Hollywood, you'll need the ILX's Acura Navigation System with 3D view to get you there with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic. Bumper to bumper will have nothin' on you, though, since you can get lost (Figuratively, thanks to your Nav!) in the crisp sound coming from the 10 speakers in your ElS Studio Premium Audio System. When you make your entrance in the Acura ILX, you will arrive safely, relaxed - and in style.
Where You Can Get One: Valencia Acura 255-3000

Where You are Going: Las Vegas
What You are Driving: FIAT 500E
Why You're Gonna Love It: Leasing for only $99 a month - plus a $2,500 cash rebate from the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project - means you'll have a lot more money to spend at the craps table or at an Elvis wedding. And even if you're running on fumes, your FIAT 500E won't be, because it's electric. That's right - insanely affordable and you're saving money at the pump. It also doesn't hurt that you get to fly through that L.A. traffic in the carpool lane because you've made the choice to "go electric."
Where You Can Get One: Van Nuys FIAT 888-370-6539

What You Chose: March Madness Sweet 16 Bracket
And Where: Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company
And Why: Beer. For. A. Year. You really dig the food, but the idea of winning Wolf Creek's brews for a whole calendar year is what really inspires. Don't miss out on the action - fill out your March Madness Sweet 16 Bracket to receive prizes in each round, with a grand prize winner at the end receiving free beer for a year. Entries for each round must be completed before the start of each round, starting March 24. If you'd like to get to know all of that delicious beer before you win it, Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company will be airing all the games with Happy Hour specials from March 5 to April 4 each time a tournament game is playing. 263-9653

What You Chose: To plan a party
And Where: Salt Creek Grille
And Why: Whatever the occasion, Salt Creek Grille's sophisticated, warm, classic restaurant is where to celebrate it - and now it's easier than ever with three enticing on-site options and a off-site catering list that wows. If you're digging a private scene, Salt Creek's Valencia Room is ideal. It has a 60-inch flat-screen HD TV perfect for any audio/visual tribute presentations or to show the Laker game. With spring in the air, go outside to the heated patio; it's spacious, inviting and enclosed for kid-friendly corralling. And who can resist the Lounge - featuring beautiful Craftsman-style architecture, rich woods and turn-of-the-century building style? Nobody, that's who. But it's 2016. Go big or go home, right? So throw the party at your own digs and order from Salt Creek's amazing new easy-to-customize catering menu, which features everything from Domestic Cheese & Charcuterie Platters to BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Cheesecake Bites. 222-9999


Meet the Chef
Meet: Leticia Hansen, Head Chef and Owner of Sabor Cocina Mexicana
What is your Food Philosophy? At Sabor, we only use high-quality all-natural ingredients - organic and seasonal when possible. We offer fresh wild-caught seafood, corn-fed Midwestern beef, Jidori free-range all-natural locally-raised chicken and Salmon Creek Farms wheat- and barley-fed pork.
What's your Favorite New Ingredient? Achiote (annatto seed paste), featured in the Tacos de Camarones.
And your Top-three Favorite Dishes? Crepas Mexicana, Tacos de Pancita and Cochinita Pibil!


Where You Are Springing: to the computer
Why You're Sprung: Because the healthiest, most delicious food you've ever eaten is only a click away.
What You're Ordering: Plate Therapy's organic, Paleo- and Whole 30-friendly made-just-for-you meals. Log onto the locally-headquartered company's website every Tuesday by 5pm, place your favorite fresh, in-season breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks in your online shopping cart, and they'll be delivered to your door on Sunday. This isn't just another meal delivery service, either. Run by SCVians as dedicated to delicious food as they are health, Plate Therapy creates perfectly-portioned, protein-rich meals that satisfy your hunger, nourish your body and thrill your tastebuds. You won't get this quality - or this convenience - anywhere else. And while it's not a weight loss "program," those who want to drop inches and pounds are thrilled by their results.

Where You Are Springing: Valencia Country Club
Why You're Sprung: The Valencia Country Club is the only game in town when it comes to exceptional golf experiences and membership perks. Financing is available for well-qualified applicants - and an exclusive rate is being offered for a limited time. Plus, you'll benefit from reciprocal agreements with some of the best country clubs in Los Angeles. Contact Missy Skinner for details. 799-1271

Where You Are Springing: Ma Maison
Why You're Sprung: Because you just found your new favorite spot to score the best family games around. Ma Maison has the classics, the cult favorites, the popular and the never-heard-of-it. Stop in today to enjoy their ever-changing selection. 799-7983
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