Eat, Drink & Play
May, 2017 - Issue #151

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Mom's been cooking for you her entire life. Isn't it time you treat her to the kind of meal - and the attention - she deserves? Because it's hard to focus on the woman who brought you into this world when you're also focusing on what's coming in and out of the kitchen, let Vines run the show with their Mother's Day Buffet. Enjoy freshly-carved meats, seafood delicacies and unlimited access to tantalizing gourmet desserts. Enjoy precious time with the mother you love while eating the food you both love. Hyatt Regency Valencia 799-1234

Here's a first-class experience for a first-class mother. At Oaks Grille, not only will Mom receive a complimentary mimosa, she'll also be given more freshness and variety than she'll know what to do with, like breakfast favorites including made-to-order omelets and crepes; a cold seafood station featuring Alaskan King Crab Legs, jumbo shrimp cocktail and scallops on the half shell; a chef carving station that includes roasted prime rib with au jus; brunch entrees like lamb osso bucco over parmesan polenta, roasted chicken breast and braised short rib over parmesan risotto; delicious dessert selections and so much more! The price is nice, too: only $59 for members, $65 for guests, $22 for children ages 6 to 12 and $6 for 5 and under with seatings offered at 10:30am and 1:30pm. 288-1995

Though we should all be in agreement that every day should be Mother's Day, the Mother's Day Sunday Brunch Buffet will only be at Sabor Cocina Mexicana on May 14. This once-a-year not-to-be-missed experience includes mimosas, fresh seafood, seasonal fruit, their famous French toast, delicious specialty dishes, homemade pastries and desserts and so much more. 259-9002

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The "Cooking with Chef Jim" class at Marston's Restaurant in the Bridgeport Marketplace is one of Santa Clarita's biggest delight to local taste buds. Feast upon your night's lesson and sip on discounted fine wine, beer and cocktails while you do it. Chef Jim's May "Barbecue" class is, by far, the most popular, so make your reservation for Monday, May 22 before someone else takes your seat and all your future summer barbecue recipes.

The creative masterminds at Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. have crafted a Mother's Day Brunch that will please the whole fam. From secret eggs benedict recipes to made-on-site desserts, Mom will love every bite! Celebrating early? Wolf Creek hosts their brunches on both Saturdays and Sundays every weekend! 263-9653

Painting with a Twist is where you and your friends can enjoy step-by-step art instruction with experienced, enthusiastic local artists and leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you'll want to develop! Choose from over 8,000 paintings and enjoy an experience of superior art instruction, wine and fun!

Painting with a Twist is perfect for birthday bashes, bachelorette parties, date nights, team meetings and any other event worth celebrating with art and fun! Painting with a Twist Santa Clarita opens in mid-spring.


There's NSX supercar excitement in the air! On a recent sunny Santa Clarita day, Valencia Acura hosted an experiential test drive event. The friendship dealership was the first in the nation to offer customers the chance to slide behind the wheel of America's only US-built supercar and take it for a spin around town and on the interstate. In addition, owners Don and Cheri Fleming fueled the excitement, giving each driver the opportunity to virtually construct their dream vehicle using the NSX configurator.

Adding to the supercar's growing list of accolades and recognitions, the NSX was named a 2017 AUTOMOBILE All-Star. Selected from a diverse field of contenders, this hybrid supercar was heralded for its exceptional characteristics including driving dynamics, styling and refinement and technological advancement. It's not only a performance vehicle; it can be driven every day.

Celebrating 20 years of friendship, Valencia Acura is one of Acura's highest-ranking dealerships in customer satisfaction and one of the highest in the nation for customer loyalty. Stop by and see for yourself what all the excitement is about and check out Acura's Valencia Red Pearl NSX in the showroom - then take a spin on the NSX configurator, available 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 8pm on Sundays. 255-3000


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When you hear people around town talking about "mouth watering" salsa, it's gotta be good - or, more specifically, it's gotta be the top-selling Jean's Famous Salsa from Shredded Tacos in Valencia. Think we're exaggerating? There are entire Yelp reviews about it! Alan C. says that, "The salsa is the bomb!" Jean knocked it out of the park when she infused traditional Mexican salsa with her favorite Italian seasonings. After one bite, it's no surprise that they sell this tasty concoction by the jar. But wait, there's more! The Cilantro Ranch sauce - a zesty combination of ranch, cilantro and chipotle - made Yelp reviewer Mark A. claim: "It's one of those sauces I could put on everything." We couldn't agree more, Mark. 295-5536

The new suds at Wolfcreek Brewery will make you want to dive right in. Fall in love with their Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel (BBB) that has been aged for one year in chardonnay barrels with peaches and passionfruit just waiting for your delighted consumption! If that doesn't tickle your fancy, try the Alpha Wolf Double IPA brewed specifically for Wolfcreek Brewery's 20th anniversary.

"The sauce" at Salt Creek Grille isn't anything you'd be in a rush to get off of; their vast wine selection is exquisite and their new wine list - just in time for the summer - has been cultivated to connect you to a refreshing new selection of vintages. If you prefer white wine, you'll deeply appreciate the Honig Sauvignon Blanc from Napa, the Caymus Conundrum white blend from Rutherford or the Blindfold white blend from Napa. If red is your preference, you're going to love the Ram's Gate pinot noir from Carneros, Gainey Merlot from Santa Ynez, the Eruption Red Blend from Brassfield Estates in California and the Jarvis Cabernet Franc from Napa. Pair your perfect pour with one of Salt Creek's gourmet meals - perhaps one with... sauce. 222-9999

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Nobody's sweeter than Mom, but you can get pretty close with the "Best Mom Around" bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Made from premium ingredients, baked onsite and crowned with their signature cream cheese frosting, Nothing Bundt Cakes offers 10 delicious flavors, including gluten free, and four different sizes so you can custom fit culinary perfection to the most perfect mom around- yours! 291-2424

Join the Santa Clarita Ballet Company at the Tournament Players Club Valencia on Saturday, May 20 for an afternoon down the rabbit hole at Alice's Mad Tea Party as they celebrate the June production of Alice in Wonderland. Set in an exciting new location, with verdant views and luxurious surroundings, Alice's Mad Tea Party is the perfect way for ladies of all ages to experience an afternoon tea, silent auction, raffle and a sneak peek at the "most curious" production of Alice in Wonderland featuring advanced Company ballerinas in full costume. Ladies, dust off your best spring dresses and deck-out your hats -but for heaven's sake, don't upstage the Queen of Hearts or "off with your head," for this traditional tea featuring dainty finger sandwiches, tea with clotted cream and decadent scones served by Company ballerinas. Following tea, the madness persists at a most furious pace when the best hat contest winner is announced and the littlest ladies enjoy a ballet lesson and whimsical party favors, and winners of silent auction gift baskets, brimming with luxury items from local businesses and the sports and entertainment industry, are revealed. All proceeds from this event benefit the Santa Clarita Ballet Company. Don't be late for this very important date with Alice, Mr. Rabbit, and, of course, the Mad Hatter. Tea & Toeshoes tickets sales are available now at Santa Clarita Ballet. Seating is at 1pm; adult tickets are $70 and children age 3 through 12 are $55. Ticket purchases and Company donations are tax deductible. Call for reservations. 251-6844

Nothing says "sweet move" like getting married - unless you get married at Valencia Country Club. Then it's called a "smart move," too! For a limited time, take advantage of free wedding ceremonies this June, July and August when you book your reception at the Club. Imagine drifting in your loved one's arms underneath the stars... or, even better, see it for yourself. Log onto to take a peek at their gorgeous Outdoor Pavilion, Ceremony Garden, ballroom and more. Tip: Take stunningly-romantic pictures by the lake, where you'll begin making "married" memories that will last for a lifetime. 799-1263

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If you live in Southern California, a lot of that "living" is spent in your car. Another SoCal inevitability is traffic. These potential stressors can be quickly eclipsed by good music - but good music only sounds great if you've got it playing through amazing sound equipment. Long drives won't get you down if you've got the best in audio sound! Do your speakers rattle or sound distorted? When you're listening to your favorite jam, can you hear and feel the bass? Are you able to play all of the songs on your phone through your car stereo via Bluetooth? What features do you want for your car? Do you know what your options are? Get educated on everything you need to know about upgrading your car stereo system at the Genesis 1 Auto Concepts showroom.

No matter what event you're planning - a birthday party, corporate event, wedding - music makes the moments memorable and the best DJs know just how to make that happen. Take a trip down memory lane as you create your perfect playlist with a DJ from Trilogy DJ Productions and you'll set the mood of your event before your guests even arrive. And suppose your guests have different tastes that you didn't even anticipate? A good DJ can improvise just as well as he or she can pre-plan a master play list. The party doesn't start until the music begins! Put your music in the hands of the best with Trilogy DJ Productions.

If you're shootin' for a good time, aim no further than the Oak Tree Gun Club 2017 Summer Blast with free admission. On May 6 and May 7, draw your credit card and fire away on huge deals on ammo, firearms, merchandise and more. Check out demo guns from your favorite manufacturers and enjoy food, archery and fun for the whole family. Load up on fun and buy a new gun for the Oak Tree Gun Club 2017 Summer Blast. 259-7441
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