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BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL

3RD BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL TO FEATURE BILLY CURRINGTON AND LOCASH

Annual Festival to Showcase World Class Country Music, Refreshing Craft Beers and Delicious BBQ on May 11th-12th

Celebrate country music, the most refreshing craft beers, and mouthwatering BBQ in the state at the BBQ & Beer Festival, SoCal’s annual end-of-spring celebration in Santa Clarita on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. This two-day event features performances from country music stars Billy Currington and LOCASH, alongside the state’s very best in BBQ and beer.

Friday evening at the BBQ & Beer Festival is a celebration of world-class country music. Billy Currington is a 20-time top 40 hitmaker and Georgia-born superstar who has shared the stage with country music greats like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw, and enjoyed several weeks at the top of the country charts with his single “Do I Make You Wanna” last summer. Country music duo LOCASH is made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, and whose fusion of modern country and classic heartland rock has enjoyed multiple gold certifications, eight charting singles and award show recognition from the ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and the CMA Awards. After select dates with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the SOUL 2 SOUL Tour, they are on the road in 2018 with country music heavyweight Billy Currington.

Don’t forget the brews: with a multitude of microbreweries pouring over 50 different handcrafted beers and ciders on tap, beer enthusiasts are invited to discover new favorites and to enjoy established and well-loved choices. Participating breweries include some favorites such as Pocock Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Co., Island Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Co., The Bloody Cure, Golden Road Brewing, Guinness, Shock Top, Stella Artois, Oggi’s, Breckenridge Brewery, Bravery Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company and more.  VIP ticketholders will receive an exclusive souvenir tasting cup for sampling with entry. (Note: while beer will available for purchase for all eligible Friday night attendees, the beer tasting is restricted to VIP ticketholders. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid I.D. to participate in Friday night’s VIP beer sampling.)

Saturday at the BBQ & Beer Festival is a family friendly BBQ extravaganza, designed with chowing down on the best hot, delicious BBQ and BBQ sauces from around the state in mind – and, of course, refreshing craft beer pairings for interested adults. A perfect family outing, Saturday’s event will feature live entertainment from ACDC tribute band Noise Pollution and Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland, as well as a fun Kid Zone to keep everyone in the family entertained to their hearts content. Saturday’s food & BBQ participants include Taste of Soul on Wheels, It’s in the Sauce, Nava Sausage, Bizuri Ice Cream, Kernel Spuds, Our Place BBQ & Soul Food, Black Sugar Rib Co., Smokehouse BBQ, Busy Bee Café, and Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Café among others to be announced. (Note: there is no craft beer sampling on Saturday.)

Tickets are available for purchase online now. Tickets will also be sold at the door. General admission tickets are $30 on Friday (includes admission and access to concert) and $10 on Saturday (includes entry and live entertainment). VIP Sampling tickets are $75 (includes bottomless beer and access to concert). Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to participate in the VIP sampling on Friday and to consume alcohol for the duration of the festival. Kids 10 and under get in free on Friday, and kids 12 and under get in for free on Saturday.

For more information, please visit www.BBQandBeerFestival.com.

Gifting Gear for Valentine’s? Pair It with an Adventure

-Joe Jackson

Gear generally makes a lovely gift for your adventurous guy or gal, but better to pair it with an experience where they can actually put it to use. Here are five ways to bring some of our favorite tools on your date.

I tested the Igloo Daytripper backpack last year, and while it’s a bomber cooler in its own right, the pouches for stowing cutting utensils, a corkscrew, and a Kindle-size cutting board (all of which come included) really stole my heart. It carries just enough food for a full meal and is plenty comfortable for sporty full-day hikes if you so choose. Stuff the Daytripper with your partner’s favorite bottle of wine and ask a cheese specialist what to pair it with. (Splurge. It is Valentine’s Day, after all.) Ideally, prescout your hike and pick a perfect landing spot for your picnic. Make sure to time it with a spectacular sunset, or at least check what the weather is doing so you don’t end up getting caught in the rain.

Leus Towel ($32) and Falcon Guides Hiking Hot Springs Book ($20) for a Soak in the Hot Springs

Despite the occasionally farty sulfuric smell and potentially colorful (read: dirtbaggy) locals, nature’s hot tubs are infinitely more romantic than their man-made chlorinated counterparts. They’re also prime relaxation spots after climbing, skiing, or backpacking trips. For this gift, keep the hot springs in the forefront and plan a trip specifically to hit one or a few in a weekend. Get one of Falcon Guides’ solid regional hot springs guides—I love this one for the Pacific Northwest—and put a bookmark in a few spots and the date you plan to visit. Couple it with a big towel, like one from SoCal company Leus, in a fun print.

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Black Diamond Apollo Lantern ($60) and Fugoo Tough XL Speaker ($200) for a Weekend of Car Camping

The difference between a romantic car-camping trip and one that reminds your partner of the forced family fun trips of their childhood can be summed up in one word: ambience. In the past, I’ve used Ticla’s Good Love lantern to set the mood, because it can dim to a sultry seven lumens. But since Ticla’s gone under, I recommend the BD Apollo for its frosted lens that produces a nice soft light. Pair it with the Fugoo Tough XL Bluetooth speaker that can deliver the depth of Barry White’s lovely voice, making your tent feel like a French chalet.

BUY NOW (LANTERN) BUY NOW (SPEAKER)

The North Face Base Camp Duffel ($169) for a Flight to Belize

Anticipating your partner’s needs can make or break Valentine’s Day. Say your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to get away from it all for a vacation. Preempt their impending burnout with a round-trip ticket to a Caribbean country (or somewhere else that’s warm in February). But you have to make sure all their precious stuff survives the trip, too. The Base Camp Duffel is the most-used carry-on by Outside’s staff, thanks to its perfect mixture of durability and heavy-packer friendliness.

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Smartwool PhD Seamless Boy Shorts ($40) and Darn Tough Merino Crew Cushion Socks ($21) for a Backpacking Trip

Though lingerie is an extremely popular Valentine’s Day gift, buck the trend and go for merino wool underwear and socks for your partner, along with a plan for a nice long backpacking trip. While they may not fit the traditional romantic aesthetic, Smartwool’s Boy Shortsand Darn Tough’s Merino Crew Cushion Socks are a lot better at mitigating odor than whatever they’re making fancy underwear out of these days—and they still look good, to boot. They’ll make both of you much more desirable tent mates after a long day of hiking something like the Mountains to Sea Trail in North Carolina (a good route for hitting those romantic vistas).

BUY NOW (BOY SHORTS) BUY NOW (SOCKS)

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Gifting Gear for Valentine’s? Pair It with an Adventure

-Joe Jackson

Gear generally makes a lovely gift for your adventurous guy or gal, but better to pair it with an experience where they can actually put it to use. Here are five ways to bring some of our favorite tools on your date.

I tested the Igloo Daytripper backpack last year, and while it’s a bomber cooler in its own right, the pouches for stowing cutting utensils, a corkscrew, and a Kindle-size cutting board (all of which come included) really stole my heart. It carries just enough food for a full meal and is plenty comfortable for sporty full-day hikes if you so choose. Stuff the Daytripper with your partner’s favorite bottle of wine and ask a cheese specialist what to pair it with. (Splurge. It is Valentine’s Day, after all.) Ideally, prescout your hike and pick a perfect landing spot for your picnic. Make sure to time it with a spectacular sunset, or at least check what the weather is doing so you don’t end up getting caught in the rain.

Leus Towel ($32) and Falcon Guides Hiking Hot Springs Book ($20) for a Soak in the Hot Springs

Despite the occasionally farty sulfuric smell and potentially colorful (read: dirtbaggy) locals, nature’s hot tubs are infinitely more romantic than their man-made chlorinated counterparts. They’re also prime relaxation spots after climbing, skiing, or backpacking trips. For this gift, keep the hot springs in the forefront and plan a trip specifically to hit one or a few in a weekend. Get one of Falcon Guides’ solid regional hot springs guides—I love this one for the Pacific Northwest—and put a bookmark in a few spots and the date you plan to visit. Couple it with a big towel, like one from SoCal company Leus, in a fun print.

BUY NOW (HOT SPRINGS BOOK) BUY NOW (LEUS TOWEL

Black Diamond Apollo Lantern ($60) and Fugoo Tough XL Speaker ($200) for a Weekend of Car Camping

The difference between a romantic car-camping trip and one that reminds your partner of the forced family fun trips of their childhood can be summed up in one word: ambience. In the past, I’ve used Ticla’s Good Love lantern to set the mood, because it can dim to a sultry seven lumens. But since Ticla’s gone under, I recommend the BD Apollo for its frosted lens that produces a nice soft light. Pair it with the Fugoo Tough XL Bluetooth speaker that can deliver the depth of Barry White’s lovely voice, making your tent feel like a French chalet.

BUY NOW (LANTERN) BUY NOW (SPEAKER)

The North Face Base Camp Duffel ($169) for a Flight to Belize

Anticipating your partner’s needs can make or break Valentine’s Day. Say your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to get away from it all for a vacation. Preempt their impending burnout with a round-trip ticket to a Caribbean country (or somewhere else that’s warm in February). But you have to make sure all their precious stuff survives the trip, too. The Base Camp Duffel is the most-used carry-on by Outside’s staff, thanks to its perfect mixture of durability and heavy-packer friendliness.

BUY NOW

Smartwool PhD Seamless Boy Shorts ($40) and Darn Tough Merino Crew Cushion Socks ($21) for a Backpacking Trip

Though lingerie is an extremely popular Valentine’s Day gift, buck the trend and go for merino wool underwear and socks for your partner, along with a plan for a nice long backpacking trip. While they may not fit the traditional romantic aesthetic, Smartwool’s Boy Shortsand Darn Tough’s Merino Crew Cushion Socks are a lot better at mitigating odor than whatever they’re making fancy underwear out of these days—and they still look good, to boot. They’ll make both of you much more desirable tent mates after a long day of hiking something like the Mountains to Sea Trail in North Carolina (a good route for hitting those romantic vistas).

BUY NOW (BOY SHORTS) BUY NOW (SOCKS)

Del Frisco’s Grille × Hurricane Harvey

All Southern California Del Frisco’s Grille Locations Will Donate 20% of Sales from Thursday, August 31 to September 4 to Houston Area Food Banks 

Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Hopes to Exceed $1,000,000 Goal to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

 
Texas-based Del Frisco’s Grille, and their sister restaurants across the country (Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse – 53 restaurants in total) will be donating 20% of their sales from Thursday, August 31 through Monday, September 4 with a goal to exceed a $1,000,000 donation, to Houston area food banks to assist those that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. 
The restaurants are coming together to FEED Houston and help their residents, patrons and employees by encouraging the community to come to the Grille Labor Day weekend and eat up and drink up to help raise money for those affected by the floods. 

Dates:

Thursday, August 31 through Monday, September 4 

Locations: 

Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica

1551 Ocean Ave., Ste 105

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena

55 S Lake Ave Ste 150

Pasadena, CA 91101

Del Frisco’s Grille Irvine

772 Spectrum Center Dr

Irvine, CA 92618
 

ABOUT DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE SANTA MONICA

Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting eatery located across from the Santa Monica Pier that combines the atmosphere of an American bar & grill with upscale entrees, an extensive wine list & handcrafted cocktails. Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica is the first of three locations in Southern California, including Pasadena and Irvine. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.    

Located at 1551 Ocean Avenue, on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Del Frisco’s Grille is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., which brunch on Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit http://delfriscosgrille.com/santa-monica/.


ABOUT DEL FRISCO’S RESTAURANT GROUP

Del Frisco’s Grille is owned by Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG). Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is a collection of more than 50 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that’s bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re the boss. Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a great place for a big night out on the town – with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award-winning wine list and live entertainment all under one roof. All of the restaurants create a seamless dining experience for savvy business and leisure travelers who regularly dine or entertain away from home. For more information, visit http://dfrg.com.