Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Islands Has a NFL Happy Hour #Giveaway

Islands is a great spot for burgers (and killer chili cheese fries.) Now you can enjoy specials with their NFL happy hour. Their special happy hour is from 4pm til close Mon and Thursday and runs all day on Sunday. Along with special prices on some of their beers there's special's on their cheddar fries (get them with chili) quesadillas, and other options including their hulu dog which is their play on a street hot dog.

Islands gave Eating Around So Cal a 100 dollar gift card to give away to try their NFL menu! Enter below!
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chili cheese fries 


hulu dog 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Stickhouse Gelato Opens in Santa Monica Off Third Street

Stickhouse Gelato after long delays has opened in Santa Monica. Logistically its a great location. Tons of foot traffic, lots of tourists, and a lack of dessert options nearby. This is Stickhouse's first LA location but they have franchises all over (including Palestine apparently.) There's plenty of flavor options here but the case is split between sorbets (fruit juice based bars) and gelato (traditionally made with milk instead of cream like most ice cream.) All flavors stick pretty traditionally (is there is a matcha flavor though) for now but expect some Halloween flavors soon. The chocolate dipped italian cake and cheesecake options were a favorite of mine.  Most flavors are pretty good but I do suggest not getting the raspberry cheesecake naked. Its meant to be dipped and is on the tart side without chocolate. Overall Stickhouse is a great option if you are looking for a treat to eat while checking out the Santa Monica Pier or just walking to the beach.

                                               223 Broadway Santa Monica, CA

grapefruit sorbet

Chocolate dipped cake 

Chocolate dipped cheesecake 

Raspberry cheesecake gelato

chocolate dipped coconut 

blackberry sorbet

Pineapple sorbet 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Johnny Iuzzini is Coming to Macy's Torrance!

That's right celebrity Chef Johnny Iuzzini is coming to Southern California! Meet this star of Macy's Culinary Council in the flesh at Macy’s Del Almo – October 9th, 6pm. If you are a fan of Top Chef this is a essential event for you! The best part? The entire event is free. Expect amazing desserts and be feet away from a master chef.

For more information on the event and to get tickets visit: http://bit.ly/IuzziniCA15

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Clifton's Cafeteria Opens Today!

LA's oldest cafeteria opens to the public today! The crowds are sure to be massive so allow us to give you some insight on whats going on in DTLA's massive 5 story hottest restaurant. First off only two stories are currently open. You have the cafeteria floor and a bar seating area on the second floor. So if you are going to see the Tiki bar or any other concept..those are opening later. Chef Jason Fullilove has taken Clifton's classic recipes and tweaked them for the reopening. Yes there's tons of jello. 
The cafeteria itself is a little more upscale Vegas buffet than what they were doing during the depression. The mac and cheese is served in a little frying pan. The pizzas are topped with kale. There are several meat carving stations. My favorite thing in the cafeteria would be the gravy (if you go let me know what you think I thought it was unique.)  Expect lines and crowds at the LA classic for a bit. I wont blame you for waiting but...you do get to brag to your friends if you go before them. 

648 S. Broadway Los Angeles CA 90014


Chocolate coffee cup

Mac and cheese 

Amazing tables 

Roasted carrots 


Giant tree at the center of the floor 

geode tables 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Roy's Restaurant Lobster and Steak Special #Giveaway

When is the last time you had lobster? Or even a steak? Roy's is offering you both for a limited time for only  $32.95. Not only do you get a beautiful lobster tail and a delicious chimichurri topped piece of steak but you also get three lobster potstickers with your meal. Roy's is partnering with EASC to give away one 50 dollar gift card to one lucky fan! Enter below!  Its a great date night option!

lobster potstickers 

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