Enjoy holiday dining and festive treats close to home

Enjoy holiday dining and festive treats close to home
Local restaurants, bakeries, bars, and food stores offer a great selection in holiday dining and gifts. Take a break from the busy holiday season and enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of holiday cheer, or purchase a gift of food right here in the community.
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Dining experience for kids
Dress up and have fun learning the lost art of etiquette, conversation and fine cuisine at the #RetroKidsBigBearLake petite multi-course dining experience 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at Sweet Basil Bistro. Recommended for mature elementary through high school age kids.
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A Collection of Adirondack Restaurants Offering Casual to Fine Dining
In the Adirondacks, there are a range of dining options, from casual to formal, all set amid the natural beauty of the six-million acre park. You can enjoy a romantic evening for two under the stars, or enjoy a night out with the whole family. The cuisine …
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Wine calendar: Royal Park holiday tastings, Beaujolais festival, more

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Tuesday, Nov. 8: Huth & Harris Wine Merchants will hold a tasting of six wines from Purple Feet Distributors with appetizers 7-9 p.m. It’s $ 40. H2 is at 221 Court St., Medina. Registration required; click here. Wednesday, Nov. 9: Colonial Wine and Beverage …
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Food and wine tastings
Amistad, 4255 A1A South, Suite 10 (Seaside Plaza), offers complimentary wine tasting every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 547-2446.
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REGION: Industry praise for farmers market wine tasting bill  New rules added to appease critics limit tasters to one 3-ounce pour and only one winery is allowed per farmers market Inland farmers market operators expect to start getting applications from small wineries in the Temecula Valley Wine Country New …
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Holiday fashion trends for kids: Velvet, metallic, suede, more

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Kids may complain about having to dress up for holiday family gatherings, but Style Me Pretty’s Abby Larson joins TODAY with trendy outfits they’ll be sure to love! Some of the styles include velvet, metallic and suede. More on this story here.
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Asserting a Muslim Fashion Identity
Last week, quietly and without much fanfare, the 22nd global Vogue went live. Framed in striking black and gold, the glossy digital pages look, in many ways, much like any other international issue of the world’s most powerful fashion magazine.
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Fashion Mall offers free valet parking for certain luxury cars, because of course
If you’ve ever tried to shop at the Fashion Mall at Keystone during the holiday season, you know it can be a bit of a pain, at least by Indianapolis parking standards. But one company has heard the cry of people shopping for giant beanbag chairs and said …
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Christmas Song Covers by K-Pop Idols That Never Fail To Bring The Holiday Cheer

musicChristmas Song Covers by K-Pop Idols That Never Fail To Bring The Holiday Cheer
We’re less than a month away from Christmas, and you know what that means: It’s that time of the year again to dig up ~ancient~ as well as not-so-ancient Christmas song covers by K-Pop idols! From holiday album tracks to collab stages, these videos of …
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Lovely Drabbles to Heal the Soul
Just a series of random drabbles that I took a lot of pride and joy into making. (Soon there will be summaries for each story posted here, but for now you get what’s posted above. Sorry!) Table of Contents (Stories will posted in the order as they are …
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Forget Gangnam style: K-pop could make Changdong Seoul’s next big thing
(CNN)Forget Gangnam style. There’s a new area of Seoul that, if the South Korean government gets its way, is about to become synonymous with K-pop. Once a rundown district, Changdong is being transformed into a mecca to K-pop — the manufactured music …
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Reveillon Round-Up: special holiday menus begin Tuesday with flavors as

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Peruse the special Reveillon menus now being prepared at local restaurants, and you can find interpretation as varied and tempting as Creole daube glacé from a classic restaurant, a Cajun mixed grill from a newer one, a Mexican-style citrus salad with …
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Thanksgiving Tales: 92-year old, Chef Leah Chase cooking up a gumbo of greatness
We’re talking about Ms. Leah Chase from Dooky Chase’s, where she’s been cooking creole dishes since the 1940’s. So who better … I was so happy when I moved to New Orleans and I found out it was a big day, and everyone cooked a lot of food,” she said.
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Best Mexican, Cuckoo’s Nest, Old Saybrook
Head down Route 1 to the brown building, once part of Chalker Beach Homestead, and inside are all kinds of New England and South-of-the-Border collectibles that make for a cozy dining experience as you feast on Mexican, Cajun and Creole food, too.
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