The Local List

Hungry girl looking for the next adventure.

Dear Food Gods, Thank you for 370 Common

Well hello again friends.  It has been awhile, mostly because it was the holidays, a little because I worked too much, and also because I just was eating too many good foods to have time to share.  But now I am back and I would like to start with one of my new favorite places – 370 Common.

Even though you are probably busy…

these are some more things you should definitely check out!

What is better than shopping during Christmas at a sale?  I mean come on guys, this is the cream of the crop.  Baumvision HQ is hosting a huge warehouse sale Friday and Saturday.  It will be crazy, it will be crowded and you will have to throw ‘bows.  What to expect: brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Paul Frank, Soda & Scotch, and many more.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford those things without a sale.  Be prepared to fight for the things you like or possibly even don’t like.  Advice?  Just start grabbing things so that you can bargain with people later, you never know what might be handy later on…

2.  Holiday Market Shopping.
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is hosing a holiday market at their 17th Street location on Saturday and Sunday.  Shop at vendors such as B Toffee, Kean Coffee, Just A Bite and more!  There will be some samples, you can snack at Greenleaf while you shop and the items you buy can even be made into a customized gift basket!  Who said shopping for others couldn’t be fun!

3.  If you are in the mood for some treats…
Old Vine Café premiered its Winter Chef’s Menu which includes some new twists to traditional Jewish dishes.  The menu includes my absolute favorite – matzo-ball soup, as well as potato latkes, a tasty lamb dish with an ice cream sandwich to finish it off.  If you would like to include the wine pairing with this amazing menu, it will round you off at $80 a person.  While pricey, tis the season right?

4.  Sawdust’s Winter Festival is on!
For those who have never attended the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival, it is a sight you can’t miss.  Local artists create and display their masterpieces before your eyes, and there is even the option to purchase your favorites.  During Winter time, the festival provides live holiday music, outdoor cafes (it’s supposed to warm up this weekend), art classes, a petting zoo and you can even visit Santa!  Not just an activity for kids, but something for you to stroll around with your loved one, best friend or even on your own.  This is another opportunity to Christmas shopping in a unique setting, or just for some good wholesome fun to get you in the Holiday spirit!