Eat, Drink & Play
August, 2018 - Issue #167

Plate Therapy's Pad Thai features zucchini noodles, carrots, green onions, Chinese cabbage, sweet peas, cilantro and chicken - sauteed and tossed in their Thai sauce and topped with crisp bean sprouts. It's tastier than a gourmet meal out, which is why you'll want to eat in! Get a taste of Plate Therapy's Grab N' Go selections - no order necessary - or order online for delivery/pick up on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Want to eat on the go - or just go home! - and skip the drive through? Drive up to Marston's for to-go goodness or picnic perfection. Perfect for any occasion, Marston's picnic meals are served cold and packed separately with bottled water, dessert and utensils. Got a craving for a specific Marston's menu item? Anything on the menu can be turned into a picnic for an additional $3.95. Want your goodies to go? Text Marston's at 33733 to download the app or order online for pickup (Powered by Chow Now!) or delivery (Thanks to Grub Hub!). 253-9910

The Let's Hang Mobile Boutique goes straight to you, setting up beachy, fashionable styles you'll love with the ease of shopping right out of the mobile boutique truck! You'll earn 10 percent of the sales in merchandise from your event, or, if you're fundraising for a non-profit, a 10-percent portion of the sales. There are absolutely no costs associated with your Let's Hang Mobile Boutique Truck event - it's totally free and there's never any pressure to buy anything. There's no minimum purchase, either; just gather your friends and family, provide appetizers and beverages to make it a fun party environment and hang out for a day or evening of shopping. 263-5775

Sabor Cocina Mexicana's Jicama Cucumber Margarita is life! The freshly-made jicama-cucumber blend, 100-percent agave reposed tequila, homemade sour and salted chili rim come together to make a bright, rejuvenating margarita that makes us feel like we're relaxing with friends on a secluded beach. 259-9002

Salt Creek's new summer drinks are best sipped during their Sunday Sundown music events on the patio from 5pm to 8 pm. Here's what to try now: The Peach Paradise (Templeton Rye Whiskey, muddled mint lemon, peach and ginger beer served in a copper mug.); Summer Sin (Three Olive Vanilla Vodka, strawberry puree, pineapple and cranberry juice, topped with champagne.); and the Island Escape (Milagro Tequila, lime, rum, pineapple juice, banana liquor and agave nectar.). 222-9999

The Local Pub & Grill has already made a big impact on SCV tastebuds and now they're writing big checks, too. From generous donations to Carousel Ranch to local families in need, The Local has proven that they know how to put the "fun" in fundraising. Right now is the perfect time to partake in the pooch-friendly patio and order up a local craft brew that's new to you. Try craft beer from Ventura Coast Brewing, or selections from Poseidon Brewing, Mammoth Brewing Co., Maui Brewing Co. and more. It's like vacationing in your own backyard, if your backyard was filled with family-friendly games like cornhole, giant Jenga and video trivia. Keep your eyes peeled on The Local's social media for exciting announcements about surprise upcoming events, new chef specials and limited-edition wines from California wineries. 495-9192

Draft parties and draft beer go hand in hand, which is why it's already time to reserve your space for your NFL Fantasy Football League draft event at JJ's Bar & Grill. Their extensive menu, draft varieties and daily deals make this the place for sporty fun - so gather your crew, choose a date and get this and your other private-party needs booked with owner Jeff today.

It's that time of year when there's nothing more welcoming than a patio table at Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. and a plate of their Taos egg rolls with chicken, cilantro, corn, avocado, cheese, roasted red peppers, onion, avocado cream and chipotle ketchup. It's what summer was made for! 263-9653

Playing July 21 to August 12, "Be Our Guest" at The Santa Clarita Regional Theatre's production of Disney's "Beauty & the Beast." Performed on the extraordinary College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center Stage, "Beauty" will come to life right before your eyes. This romantic, beloved take on the classic fairytale features all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. This tale is as old as time and is guaranteed to leave the young and old alike singing and dancing along in their seats. A pilot project for the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre's production of "Beauty & the Beast" will allow the public to purchase tickets online for this show online at For handicap seating or membership discounts, call the box office. 799-2702

Today's S-Class previews the future of driving. It can change lanes with a tap of your finger, slow itself for a tollboth or exit, turn a traffic jam into easy street and watch out for danger ahead, even when it's coming from behind. It's a vehicle that's in tune with your desires - and your devices. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offer new choices in entertainment and navigation. Their unique interfaces work like your phone because they integrate with it, even its voice controls. Wireless charging is also available, front and rear. Test drive yours at Mercedes Benz of Valencia. 753-5555

We love to Chyll out, thanks to the SCV's incredibly-popular new rolled-ice-cream destination in Valencia! Besides delicious rolled ice cream, Chyll has an extensive fresh drink menu sure to satisfy - and the key word is "fresh." They have everything from freshly-brewed exotic teas made when you order and fresh-fruit smoothies like Watermelon, Honeydew and Lychee. Try the lightly-sweet, creamy Taro Tea or Lavender Milk with Honey Boba -made every four hours! While you're there, say "hi" to Owner and Chyll's Flavor Master Sarah Nguyen Tramondo, who's passion for food and drink started at a young age. One of 10 children growing up in Saigon, Vietnam, she developed her ability to create and refine dishes simply on instinct - and now Sarah shares her gift with Santa Clarita! Arrive early to grab a seat in their "secret" outdoor patio area and take $1 off your drink purchase with the coupon on page 57. Try the colorful Strawberry Butterfly Blue Tea Lemonade or the mouthwatering Green Apple and Mango smoothie! Chyll Creamery and Boba is open from 11am to 11pm next to Eggs N' Things on Newhall Ranch Road.

What do we want? Handcrafted Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes! When do we want them? Now! These lightly-sweet treats are the summer solution for desserts that don't make you drag. Opt for a sunshine-fresh flavor like White Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon or Confetti. 291-2424

Made in America, Acura's 2019 RDX is Dedicated to Upscale Family Duty
Is it possible to have a compact luxury crossover that still holds up to the rigors of an active family life? At Valencia Acura, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Meet Acura's all-important, all-new 2019 RDX that promises zesty performance and plenty of technology, according to Business Insider's glowing review. And it's good timing for the RDX to hit the market now that SUVs have unseated sedans as the world's go-to premium choice. The reimagined five-passenger RDX delivers top-of-class performance, a more-spacious and luxurious cabin and a host of premium technology and features. Its cargo space is now a considerable 30 cubic feet. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the new turbocharged RDX is the quickest, best handling and most luxurious RDX yet. Centered around the manufacturer's Precision Crafted Performance brand direction, the 2019 RDX's sumptuously appointed, tech-forward and spacious new cabin features Acura's latest thinking surrounding a more premium, personal and connected driving experience. If you're not already an Acura enthusiast, perhaps now is the time to discover the price-to-quality ratio of the Acura brand that is hard to beat in the luxury space. Valencia Acura 255-3000

Locally-produced App Connects You with Volunteer Opportunities that Matter
H.E.L.P (Helping Everyone Live Purposefully) connects volunteers with the nonprofits who need their assistance. Sign up your nonprofit or find a perfect volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule and interests; it's easy! Just create a profile to find opportunities that cater to your abilities, location and lifestyle. Then set your availability, categories that interest you and more. Volunteer opportunities will then populate based on those criteria. Once you choose an opportunity near you, you can then share it with friends on your social platforms.
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