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Monday: The Strand House Culinary Masters Series Opening consulting chef Neal Fraser (Redbird) mans the stoves along with the Strand House’s recently appointed executive chef Austin Cobb and chef/partner Greg Hozinsky. Dine on a six-course dinner that includes dishes like sautéed Monterey Bay abalone; duck breast with black rice; and grilled lamb belly. The courses are accompanied by wine pairings from Challen Winery in Santa Barbara County; proprietor and actress Challen Cates will introduce each pairing throughout the evening. $150;...

Weekend

Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week 2.0 Eat your heart out during the annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, which is a seven-day celebration of dining conceived by Elizabeth Borsting, president of Elizabeth Borsting Public Relations Inc. You can enjoy two-course brunches and lunches starting at $10 and/or three-course dinners or small plates starting at $20. Dine Out Long Beach showcases more than 50 restaurants from across the city and participating restaurants to date, include: Chianina Steakhouse, Open Sesame, Michael’s On...

Going Off the Grid in Joshua Tree

The beginning of the year is always a clean slate. Tyler and I decided after all the holidays, food, shopping, and running around, it was time to go off the grid (and start 2017 with fresh eyes). We headed to Joshua Tree the first Friday of the New Year for a weekend of camping, hiking, and some alone time. With heavy heat in the summer, January is a high traffic time of year to camp in Joshua Tree. It’s first...

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Monday: Taste WBK‘s “Meet the Winemaker Dinner” with Tricycle Wine Partners of Sonoma Hosted by Winemaker Alex Beloz, Taste WBK brings you the tastes of Sonoma with its first “Meet the Winemaker” dinner of 2017 featuring Tricycle Wine Partners whose labels include Poseidon and Obsidian. The five-course, farm-to-fork menu, created by Executive Chef Brad Neumann with pairings curated by Taste WBK Sommelier Garrett Brandt, includes: winter Mesclun Salad made with house made ricotta custard, market pears, and toasted almonds paired with 2014...

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Monday: Book “GET GLAM” Awards Season Package at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills With the major events of Red Carpet season quickly approaching, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is announcing their “GET GLAM” package to make the preparation process just a little bit more enjoyable. Ladies (& gents of course) will be able to enjoy the day with specialty cocktails, VIP in-room treatment, personal stylist, Maserati car service, pre carpet tone session, luxurious suite accomodations, and more! Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a specialty sparkling cocktail from...