Eat, Drink & Play
June, 2017 - Issue #153

Sometimes you just have to change up your taco habit for an awesome summer salad. At Shredded Tacos, the salads pack a flavor punch with fewer calories. Choose from the Shredded Chicken, served with an in-house specialty Ranch Chipotle Cilantro Dressing or Beef Salad with Jean's Famous Salsa. Each is made from the freshest ingredients and packed with good-for-you veggies that make Summer taste great. Make it even more summery by adding fresh avocado! Everything is packed in a spill-proof box to go so that you can enjoy all that flavor without the mess. So for those summer pool and beach days, or just a hangout in the park, your salad is ready to enjoy when you are. Shredded Tacos offers Call In and Online Ordering, so you won't even have to wait to be on your way and enjoy all fun that summer in Southern California has to offer. 295-5536

Chef Lety and her team at Sabor Cocina Mexicana have an extraordinary summer cocktail menu that will make you feel like you're sitting poolside in Cabo. Try Sabor's White Sangria with moscato, peach schnapps, fresh lime juice and seasonal fruit; the Sandia with freshly-muddled watermelon, mint, fresh-squeezed juices and vodka; or a martini featuring exceptional pineapple-jalapeno-infused tequila. (Or all three if you're Ubering home.). 259-9002

Salt Creek Grille has taken their salad game to a whole new level with fresh menu items that will make you dream about eating your greens. Check out the BBQ Chicken Salad with gorgonzola cheese, granny smith apples, avocado, tomato, corn and tortilla strips... or the Seared Ahi Salad with diced tomato, asparagus, red potatoes and their tangy Orange Soy dressing. Speaking of dressings, all of theirs is gluten free and made in house. And, hot tip for the hottest months: Go for the Kale & Quinoa Salad tossed with crumbled feta cheese, dried cranberries, almond slivers, ripe cherry tomatoes and roasted baby potatoes served on a bed of chilled quinoa with cucumber and tossed with a roasted sherry vinaigrette. It is savory, full of protein and entirely delicious! 222-9999

Treat your guests to a taste of the good life with customized event flavors they'll love, courtesy of Valencia Country Club's new executive Chef Ron and his culinary team. Your wedding, special event or corporate gathering is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - and your food should be, too. Specialists in matching budgets and wowing clients, the Special Events team at Valencia Country Club produces unforgettable occasions on the daily; trust in their experience and incredible reviews and schedule your tasting today. Tiffany Grummer, the director of catering and special events, is ready to help! 799-1263

It feels good to give back, especially when you can do it while drinking beer. Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. donates 50 cents of every Golden Eagle purchased to a local charity, so enjoy your pint with a purpose! During the SCV's summery May, the featured charity is The Youth Project; in June, it's SRD Straightening Reins, which uses horses as a tool to promote emotional growth in teenagers. Drink up! (Responsibly.). 263-9653

Enjoy breathtaking views of the San Fernando Valley at the Odyssey - Southern California's premier venue where life's memorable moments are celebrated. Their full-service staff doesn't simply put on events - they create lifelong memories. With their unmatchable location, seven elegant banquet rooms, outdoor spaces including two wedding ceremony areas, breathtaking views, award-winning cuisine and amenities, the Odyssey provides an experience unlike the rest. Your guests will be amazed with their elevated ceilings, impressive statement chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling views and a balance of contemporary and classic ambiance to complement all types of special celebrations. Their talented team of expert event specialists are passionate about planning celebrations, from weddings to birthdays, graduation festivities to corporate events. Booking a last minute graduation celebration? Ask their event speciali sts about June and July booking perks! (818) 366-6444

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Experience the magic of summer by sliding down the rabbit hole with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy and Company as it stages its third tremendously-popular production of Alice in Wonderland on Saturday, June 10 at 2pm and 7:30pm at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. Under the direction of Pamela Sosa and set to the enduring music of Tchaikovsky, Strauss Jr. and Bowman, expect to see Lewis Carroll's classic tale masterfully retold through a kaleidoscope of colorful costumes, whimsical choreography and charming familiar characters. During this two-act performance, Alice and her mad companions will whisk audiences into a world where cards dance, caterpillars dispense wisdom and a tea party is held every day- if you're not late! Immediately following the conclusion of Alice in Wonderland, Santa Clarita Ballet Company's Artistic Director Carol Guidry will stage an original short program featuring graduating members of the upper Company. Contact Santa Clarita Ballet directly to purchase tickets for this frequently sold-out show. 251-0366

Tuesday nights at Wolf Creek Brewery are Community Pints Night - and they're especially magical in the summer. Enjoy a warm evening of live music, delicious bites from gourmet food trucks and all of their tantalizing brews. Bonus? Ten percent of all sales will go to the featured charity.

Going to the Hollywood Bowl this summer? Make sure you stop at Marston's on the way to pick up one of their delicious picnic meals. With delicious selections like the Tenderloin of Beef with Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise, Pesto Roasted Salmon with Heirloom Tomato and Orange Relish or the Vegetarian Picnic Dinner and more, you'll have a song in your heart and gourmet goodness in your mouth. Marston's picnics are served cold and packed separately with bottled water, a fudge brownie or chocolate chip cookie and utensils. Got a craving for your favorite regular menu item? For $3.95, Marston's will make it a picnic! Feeling like something lighter? Enjoy the scrumptious California Orange Salad with avocado, raisins, green onions, blue cheese, apples and candied pecans tossed with their special san pasqual dressing. 253- 9910

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There are so many fathers out there that are very much in love with their cars. It could be his daily driver, the old fixer-upper in the garage he's been wanting to work on or his shiny new sports ride. No matter what kind of "car love" your dad has, you can be sure there are upgrading ideas on the mind. Whether it's working on the stereo, getting new wheels and tires, changing the suspension, updating the exhaust, or just tinting the windows, Genesis 1 can help him get his projects done! Bring your dad into the Genesis 1 showroom so he can see the great cars they have, marvel at the work they've done and discuss the myriad opportunities for upgrades with the experts. 678-0990

Celebrate your dad with three magical letters that will bring a smile to his face and a grumble in his stomach: "BBQ." Vines Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Valencia will be your destination of choice this Father's Day if your Dad has meat on the mind. With IPA-marinated skirt steak, slow-roasted baby back ribs, sweet chili glazed shrimp skewers, margarita-brined grilled chicken, warm biscuits with sweet butter and an assortment of fruit pies served with vanilla ice cream, it will be the best version of your backyard barbecues of old without Dad having to navigate the grill. 799-1234

For 20 years, Don and Cheri Fleming have created a car-buying experience based on treating customers the way they would like to be treated. Infusing a culture of friendship, the dynamic duo has received the support of many new and loyal customers. Acura is the flagship luxury brand for Honda - and it continuously improves with age. recently named Acura's MDX as the "Most Wanted Luxury Midsize SUV" for 2017. Previously, Acura announced the MDX earned Top Safety Pick+, the highest designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for its fourth consecutive year. 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 complete line-up in the showroom. 255-3000
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