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2020 Dining & Entertainment Guide
November, 2020 - Issue #194

BREWS & BITES
Go Big or Go Even Bigger with Slater's 50/50

Everything's bigger - and better - at Slater's, where their burger patty handcrafted from 50 percent bacon and 50 percent Angus beef is now globally famous. But this isn't just a place for burgers - you can enjoy over 50 local beers on tap on one of Slater's three massive patios. Want to know more about what's in your pint glass? All Slater's 50/50 servers and bartenders are Cicerone Certified beer servers to ensure an elevated beer experience for every brew enthusiast.
Not just Burgers
The Happy Happy Birthday Shake shows off Slater's decadent selections, each piled high with whipped cream and mountains of sweets. Grown ups can add a shot, too! This birthday beauty features a Funfetti shake, Jolly Rancher crust, Twinkies, a cupcake and sparklers.
The Southwest Caesar Salad is a vibrant mix of romaine with queso fresco, avocado, roasted corn, black-bean salsa, roasted red peppers, chile-lime hominy and chipotle Caesar dressing.
Vampire Veggie flatbread is slathered with Vampire Dip and piled with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and red onions.
slaters5050.com

New Specials, Venues & Experiences with Old Friends at Wolf Creek
There are so many ways to enjoy your favorite Wolf Creek flavors. With their catering van, the WC team can deliver, set up, serve and clean up. Make your at-home event delicious with family meals and packages; pick up at the restaurant or via the contact-less backdoor spot with the convenience of an online transaction. Want to know what else is new? Follow them on social or check out the web for current menu and catering selections.
Why Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company is Different
Hint: It's the people!

Co-owner and brewmaster Rob McFerren brews Wolf Creek's award-winning beers locally.
Pastry Chef Meghan Launier handcrafts WC's delicious desserts daily from scratch - and can take custom requests for catering.
Co-owner Laina McFerren partners with numerous local nonprofit organizations like Carousel Ranch, the Child & Family Center and many more to support our community.
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company 263-9653

ELEVATED AMERICAN
New Standards are Raised at The Old Town Junction

When celebrated Chef Otto announced that he'd be helming The Old Town Junction, foodies in the SCV and beyond became very excited. Known for demanding culinary perfection, the adventurous chef set out to elevate American cuisine with seasonal ingredients, thoughtful flavor and handmade... everything, from the condiments to the kitchen-inspired cocktails.
Everything "Old" is Available via On- and off-site Catering
From a party of two to a grandly-distanced gathering, OTJ's catering never disappoints. Here are a few of our favorite menu selections you'll want to share.
The Orecchiette Filet Stroganoff with prime filet, fresh herbs, mushrooms bathed in a creamy Demi reduction topped with sour cream and crispy onions is comfort food epitomized.
Vegetarians and those who love 'em will eat up the Latin Impossible Bowl with Impossible meat, rice blend, black beans, spices, cilantro, green zucchini, pico de gallo, avo relish, crispy quinoa and cream.
Big enough to share, the OTJ Fried Chicken is a whole fried Jidori chicken served with herbed gravy, mac and cheese and roasted sweet potatoes, honey, hot sauce and pickles.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888

Make it Memorable with Marston's Restaurant
This year, a lot is different - so we're finding classic favorites especially appealing. While we love gathering with the family on Marston's patio next to the fire pit, this holiday season, we're celebrating with at-home catering. Marston's convenient catering options span every meal of the day, but we like to wow with their Food Network-awarded breakfasts. Affordable, packaged perfectly for simple serving and delicious, it's the best start to our day.
Make their Morning with Marston's
Marston's Fantastic French Toast is vanilla battered, rolled in corn flakes and tastes like a slice of heaven.
The Californian Omelet With chicken-cilantro sausage, spinach and tomato layered between fresh-cracked eggs and topped with cheddar and sour cream - plus house potatoes on the side - this dish is protein-packed perfection.
The Pasadena Business Breakfast At only $12.95 a person, this "something for everyone" breakfast treat includes ham and provolone, cheese croissants, a seasonal fruit platter and fresh-squeezed OJ.
Marston's Restaurant 253-9910

Dine Under the Stars on One of Salt Creek Grille's Patios
With three expansive twinkle-light illuminated patios - and no shortage of space heaters when it begins getting chilly -
Salt Creek Grille has mastered year-round outdoor dining. Peek at their social media, though, and you'll find that Salt Creek has also mastered the takeout meal and catering category, with new specials announced each morning.
Don't Miss SCG's Daily Curbside Takeout Deals
Don't forget your cocktails to go! Here are a few of our recent faves.
Surf & Turf Date Night for Two: New York steak and jumbo shrimp with a creamy scampi sauce; Salt Creek House or Caesar salad; horseradish mashed potatoes; broccoli palermo; bread with SCG sun-dried tomato garlic butter; and New York cheesecake - all for $79.
Pan Seared Salmon Family Meal for Four: Pan-seared Salmon with shrimp, capers and shiitake mushroom and lemon beurre blanc sauce, rice pilaf, farm-fresh veggies and assorted desserts for $69.
Pork Chop for Four: Pork chop with apple chutney, salad, garlic mashed potatoes, veggies and tiramisu for $59 for four or $39 for two.
Salt Creek Grille 222-9999

BETTER BURGERS
Fountain-side Seating at The Local Pub & Grill

The Local's extended patio places you near the relaxing sounds of a stunning fountain while you experience the best in service and atmosphere. Relax as you choose from a massive selection of on-tap brews, handcrafted cocktails, wines and more to accompany your top-shelf meal, featuring flavors from the locally-owned and operated gastropub's new menu. Feeling generous? Opt for the Charity Ale; 10 percent of each pint sold goes to SCV nonprofit Carousel Ranch or the Local Charity Burger where the same amount goes to a different local SCV charity each month.
What to Order at The Local
Big Daddy Mack's Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs This Weekend Breakfast fave features steak and gravy, two eggs and cottage potatoes. We always pair ours with the Holy Hot Bloody Mary - jalapeno vodka, worcestershire, olive juice and jalapeno.
Fish Tacos This catch o' the day features fresh finds like cod, cabbage, pickled onions, tomatoes, chipotle mayo, creamy poblano, cotija cheese, black beans and corn tortillas.
Tequila Shrimp Pasta Our kind of comfort food: fettuccine, pasilla pepper, lime sauce, red bell peppers, onion, cilantro and fresh shrimp served with garlic bread.
The Local Pub & Grill 495-9192

Celebrate the Season with the Warmth of Rustic Burger House
We go to RBH because of the food, the craft beers, the late nights (They're open 11am to 11pm.), the comfortable expanded heated patio - but also for the people. Locally owned and operated, the friendly RBH team keeps the atmosphere warm and welcoming. With a regular roll out of seasonal specials and convenient to-go and curbside service, this neighborhood gastropub is our home away from home.
Not your Basic Burger
Feeling Blue features gorgonzola blue cheese, caramelized onions, fresh arugula and garlic aioli.
Le Monte Cristo Burger is topped with a thick slice of grilled Black Forest ham, muenster cheese, a house-made blackberry-bacon jam and served on a deep-fried brioche bun sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Everyday I'm Trufflin boasts black truffle seasoning, black truffle burrata cheese, red wine truffle reduction and fresh arugula.
rusticburgerhouse.com

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving
Ensure that your smoke alarms are working properly before cooking your feast. Install new batteries if needed.
Use timers so food does not burn and potentially set off alarms and/or cause a fire.
Keep your prep space clean and organized. Oven mitts, paper towels and dish towels, food wrappers and other easily-combustible items should be kept at least three feet away from heat and flames.
Most importantly, do not drink and drive. Arrange for a designated driver or call an Uber/Lfyt/Taxi.
Nick Rose Insurance 253-1131

INTERNATIONAL
Take the Cake with Persia Catering

Experience the exotic with the exciting new flavors of Persian and Iranian cuisine. Persia Catering service offers a variety of packages and custom creations with delicious options like kabobs, open-flame grills, vegetarian entrees, dessert bars, beverage and bar service - including extraordinary handcrafted cakes.
Can't get Enough of Persia Catering
Shirazi Salad A famous Persian salad with diced cucumbers, tomato, onion and parsley with balsamic vinegar.
Dolmeh Cooked grape leaves with rice, tarragon, split peas, basil, parsley and herbs.
Catering for 10 This package includes beef koobide, chicken kabob, beef shish kabob, two kinds of rices, grilled vegetables, green salad, hummus and bread.
Persia Catering 259-4100

A Taste of the Islands with Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ
Ok, so calling Hawaiian food "international" might be a stretch - but with heavy influences from Japan as well as indigenous cultures, the authentic Hawaiian barbecue from Q & Q is definitely a taste of the "out of the ordinary." Right now, the family owned and operated specialty spot is offering 10 percent off any catering order - added incentive to experience a taste of the islands.
Islands of Options
Catering selections that serve 20 to 50, like Chicken Katsu, Mahi-Mahi, Kalbi Short Ribs, Crispy Fried Shrimps, Barbecue Beef and more. Pair them with party-menu options like steamed rice, island Caesar salad and macaroni salad.
Curry three ways: spicy beef, chicken and shrimp.
Truly Hawaiian flavors like Spam Musubi, Crab Rangoon, Hawaiian BBQ Beef and Hawaiian beverages.
Q & Q Hawaiian BBQ 383-9098

More to Explore with Pho Sure
Woman owned, this Santa Clarita staple has wow'd guests with their delicious, authentic soups since 2011 - but there's much more to Pho Sure than their huge signature steaming bowls. From bubbly bobas like taro, lychee, milk tea and passion green tea to coconut-slice desserts, baguettes and a kids menu, Pho Sure really does have something for everyone.
You'll Love These Specialties "Pho Sure"
Mi Xao Don blends a mix of fresh seasonal stir-fried vegetables with shrimp, squid, chicken and beef served over a bed of crispy egg noodles.
The Com Ga Xao Xa Ot tops fluffy white rice with sauteed lemongrass chicken, bell peppers and onions.
Charbroiled Shrimp Paste Rolls with charbroiled shrimp paste, lettuce, mint, cucumber and crispy shell rolled in rice paper.
Pho Sure Valencia 257-3888

ENTERTAINMENT
Virtual Movie Nights with GlowHouse Gaming

An outdoor movie night is a great way to spend time with those you care for the most while also enjoying the great outdoors - plus your virtual guests will love it, too, especially when a custom-designed gift box is delivered just for them!
GlowHouse Gaming's outdoor holiday-themed virtual movie night package includes all A/V equipment, Zoom tech onsite, outdoor lounge seating, themed balloon decor and custom concession stand, blankets, photo op backdrop and gift box designs. It's perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve - or just because.
info@glowhousegaming.com

Private Trail Rides with Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center
Guests ages 6 and up can connect with nature - and each other - on the back of their newly-acquainted BFF: one of the experienced trail horses at Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center. Mosey through our community's river bed just a few minutes away from Valencia - while feeling a world away.
Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center 296-9995

DESSERTS
Treat them Sweet with Nothing Bundt Cakes

Every bouncy, buttery bite of Nothing Bundt Cakes is made with the finest ingredients like real eggs, cream cheese and butter. Bundt cake perfection is achieved thanks to handcrafted attention to detail and holiday-favorite flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Classic Vanilla, Red Velvet and Pecan Praline.
Everything's Better with Bundts
From tiered bundt cakes that serve 26 to bite-sized Bundtinis sold by the dozen, there's a bundt for every occasion.
Corporate Client Gifts Bows can be customized with coordinating corporate colors for a branded touch.
Catering Customize your Bundt Cake with a company logo or treat your immediate family to a sentimental flavor.
Holiday Double Duty Beautifully-decorated bundts are not just the best dessert - they also double as centerpieces.
Nothing Bundt Cakes 291-2424
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