Savoring School Nights
September, 2020 - Issue #192

School nights are going to undoubtedly feel more chaotic as parents and kids learn to adapt to the new normal - whatever that may look like for your family. That means it's even more important to savor those small moments of togetherness. Make school-night meals easy to enjoy with these family favorites.

If hauling the kids into the car just seems like too much, worry not. You can now order the onolicious flavors of Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ online so dinner is ready for pick up on your way home. Savor what it feels like to be the hero when you walk through the door with a selection of "Mini Meals" for the kids - plus a fuss-free adult entree that requires zero clean-up. Kids will love the crispy, yet juicy, taste of Chicken Katsu or the Island-esque sweetness of Chicken Teriyaki. Want to try it all? Opt for the Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ Family Meal. Perfect for four, it includes their famous macaroni salad, rice, vegetables and three entree choices: BBQ chicken, BBQ beef, curry chicken, teriyaki chicken, crispy shrimp, chicken katsu, Kaibi short ribs and more. Place your order online through Chownow, or order delivery with Postmates and Doordash.
Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ 383-9098

Be a Kid Again
Food meets creativity at Slater's 50/50 in the Westfield Valencia Town Center, and with an expansive patio and inventive menu, we can all feel like a kid again - no matter what day of the week it is. Enjoy the Southern Fried Chicken Cobb with buttermilk fried chicken, grape tomatoes, avocado, egg, pickled red onions, crispy hominy and smoked bacon on crunchy lettuce mix tossed with Tapatio ranch or ask about the secret menu filled with light and healthy options. But the real surprise is on the dessert menu, with a milkshake lineup that includes Twinkies, cupcakes, lollipops, s'mores, gummy bears and more. Whether your tyke loves chicken strips or mac n' cheese, kids can choose from their classic favorites. There is something for everyone at Slater's. Reservations can be made on Yelp for ultimate convenience.
Slater's 50/50 218-5050

Raising Refined Palettes
These days, having kids in the house doesn't just mean little ones. Many adult children are staying at Mom and Dad's house while they navigate their next big step into a complicated world. The beauty of a multigenerational household is the opportunity to share exquisite food and mouthwatering cocktails over gripping conversation. With a newly expanded patio and a menu to die for, The Old Town Junction is the place to be for refined palettes and genuine connection - any day of the week. Reservations are encouraged, as the OTJ books up fast.
Catering to your every wish, Chef Daniel Otto has also turned guest favorites into daily to-go family meals including fried chicken, braised short rib, Ora King Salmon and more. Each heavenly dish feeds 3-4 people, and don't forget to order that just-right beer, wine or cocktail pairing to get a fine dining experience around your own kitchen table.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888

Blast from the Past
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company is a community staple when it comes to delicious food the whole family can enjoy. In fact, some of Wolf Creek's historical dishes have been so crave-worthy that Owners Rob and Laina McFerren are bringing back all-time favorites due to popular demand! On "Flashback Fridays," Wolf Creek serves up a dish from a previous menu that guests frequently ask about. It's a one-day-only event, so if your favorite shows up on the menu, make sure you seize the day - and the dish. Stay up-to-date on weekly specials by signing up for the Wolf Creek email list on their website or in the restaurant, because there's always something new and exciting happening at Wolf Creek.
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