Feast Local
August, 2020 - Issue #191
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Our daily lives are defined by the places we love to eat. Your favorite coffee shop can change the course of your day. After-work drinks with the girls at "your" table can solve any problem. And when it's been too long of a day to cook, some of the family's best memories have been made at that favorite corner spot. Our local restaurants are part of the family, taking care of us every time we walk through the door. And now's the time to pay it forward.

Here are three fun gift ideas that also support our local restaurants at the same time - win-win!

Night On The Town
One of the best gifts you can give right now is a stress-free night out on the town. Look no further than The Old Town Junction. While there's something delicious for every palette on the new menu, we're head over heels for their So Cal Ceviche with prawns, scallops, house-made cucumber serrano water, radish, avocado, pico de gallo, pickled white onion and carrots with tortilla chips for the perfect mouthful. Such a bright and refreshing dish is served best on the outdoor patio with a view of Main Street. Pair it with a signature OTJ cocktail for a mini-vacation in a meal.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888

Backyard Girls Night with Cocktails to Go
Sometimes the best gift you can give is simply uninterrupted time with friends - and a luscious cocktail menu, of course! If you have a friend who needs a little girl time, schedule a socially distanced backyard girls night. Friends can come and go as they please, as the whole group enjoys social time on your patio. Since no girls night is complete without fancy cocktails, stop by your favorite restaurant bar and place an order of all your friends' favorite cocktails to go. Pick up a couple appetizers while you're there and - just like that - you have the swankiest of girls nights and the happiest of friends.

Curbside Dining is the New Casserole Drop-off
Before the pandemic, you may have helped out a friend by bringing over a hot casserole or a fresh batch of fudge brownies. Now, things might look different when it comes to caring for our friends. Don't worry - we have the perfectly-thoughtful yet socially-distanced way of brightening their day. Let your friend or family know you've got dinner covered. Then place a curbside takeout order - we recommend one of the family specials available at many of our favorite restaurants - and schedule it for pick-up. All your friend has to do is pick up the meal and enjoy a delicious night in, no cleanup required, leftovers probably included. It's a simple way to make someone's night easier and tastier, while also supporting a restaurant you love.
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