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November 15th, 2017

5 THANKSGIVING DINING DESTINATIONS TO BOOK NOW IN & AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Thanksgiving is just eight days away, and it’s time to start making your plan for the most delicious holiday of the year. Ok, it’s not purely about the food — we know that. Gratitude and reflection are at the core of Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect time to be grateful for everything we have in our lives — like health, happiness, family, epic friendships, beautiful sunsets over the harbor, after-work strolls through Burton Chace Park, endless opportunities for brunch by the water and a host of restaurants around town that will slave over a hot stove to make sure you have an unforgettably delectable Thanksgiving meal (and no dishes to do!). Yes, that last one leads to maybe your most important decision of the week… which awesome Marina del Rey-area dining spot will have the pleasure of your company on November 23rd? We have FIVE can’t-beat suggestions you’ll want to mull over… and once you’ve made your choice, book soon! Reservations will be filling up fast.

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November 1st, 2017

5 EVENTS TO KICK OFF A NIFTY NOVEMBER IN MARINA DEL REY & BEYOND

There’s a wonderfully crisp November chill in the air that feels like pure fall — and there’s nowhere you’d rather be than out in that refreshing harbor air, breathing it all in. And that goes double when you live in and around Marina del Rey, because there’s always some kind of outdoor fun happening right around town. So, let’s get in the November frame of mind, shall we? Grab some fresh apple cider (perhaps at the farmer’s market?), throw on a light sweater, and head out for some serious season-inspired merriment. To get the fun rolling, here are five must-do Marina-close events that will perk up your fall spirits!

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October 10th, 2017

8 MARINA-CLOSE SPOTS TO GET YOUR VEGGIE FILL FOR NATIONAL VEGETARIAN MONTH

Happy National Vegetarian Month, Marina del Rey! Now is the time to let your veggie love shine and dig into the natural goodness of vegetarian (and vegan) meals. The days of thinking you have to eat traditional meat for protein and satisfaction are long gone — especially when you consider the influx of plant-based proteins that taste amazing and are showing up on menus all over town. Seriously, have you tried the vegan cheese & sausage pizza at Fresh Brothers? SO. GOOD. And that’s only scratching the surface, because our prime locale just happens to be surrounded by some of the best veggie-friendly (and veggie-themed) restaurants on the planet. Yes, it’s time to eat your veggies, kids. Let’s celebrate National Vegetarian Month!

 

1. PLANT + FOOD + WINE
1009 Abbot Kinney, Venice

Plant + Food + Wine is an experience you don’t want to miss. Gorgeous setting, incredible outdoor patio and some of the most creative and delicious 100% vegan food in the region.

Must Tries: Wild Mushroom Sandwich, raw Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Lasagna, Kimchi Dumplings and, of course, their insanely good cheesecake.

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October 3rd, 2017

WILLKOMMEN TO OKTOBERFEST! 5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE IN MARINA DEL REY AND BEYOND.

Marina del Rey Oktoberfest fans — are you ready for bier, brezeln, wurst, and crazy amounts of fun? If your answer is a hearty “JA!” then start your party planning. Because oh boy — there’s a ton going on this month for Oktoberfest.  We’re talking about festive cruises, major Oktoberfest parties and even a celebratory sailing regatta. So, start making those reservations, don your dirndls and lederhosen (for the parties, at least!), brush up on your Oktoberfest lingo (“PROST!”) and have an amazing Oktoberfest!

Eins, zwei, drei…let’s go!

1. SAVI PRODUCTION’S OKTOBERFEST CRUISE ON THE FANTASEA ONE

Dock 52 – 13509 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

On October 7 at 8 pm, the FantaSea One will set sail for an epic three-hour Oktoberfest cruise filled with food, drinks and music. Book your reservation (just $69.95 per person) and enjoy all you can eat yummies, including gourmet sausage (aka: wurst), chicken wings, fish, garlic potatoes, pretzels and more. Two glasses of beer or wine, plus dessert are also included in the price. Head to the ship’s second level for great Oktoberfest music, or if you’re craving electronic and hip hop— the third level will be happening, as well! PS Make sure you arrive at the ship at least 30 minutes before it sets sail — no refunds will be accommodated if you miss the boat!

 

Food

September 27th, 2017

THE BEST FALL FRESH RECIPES & EATS IN AND AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Peppers, pomegranates, squash, apples — the joys of farm-fresh fall deliciousness are hitting Marina del Rey. This is the time, friends, to hit the MDR Farmer’s Market and load up on all of the in-season goodness. Plus, you’re going to want to make your way to the restaurants around town to see what fall dishes are waiting to tempt your tummy. Here are a few recipes to try out (after your Farmer’s Market shopping spree), plus a few must-go dining spots with great fall-inspired items on the menu. Ready – set – eat!

Source: Martha Stewart. Image: John Kernick

CITRUS SALAD WITH POMEGRANTES

Farmer’s Market Shopping List: Blood oranges, Cara Caras, clementines, tangerines, red grapefruit, pomegranate

Martha Stewart’s citrus salad laced with fall’s pomegranate bounty sounds so incredibly refreshing, doesn’t it? It has oranges, grapefruit, lemons and tangerines, plus (if you can find it) the Southeast Asian Pomelo. And then, the red seeds of goodness top it off. So good, right? Find the full recipe here.