Food News, Lifestyle and Other Happenings in November by Shaena Engle

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It’s Food News, lifestyle and other happenings in the month of November with Shaena Engle.


Jean Georges Beverly Hills Reopens Terrace Dining

Jean Georges Beverly Hills at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has reopened their terrace dining and is featuring a delicious eight-course tasting menu. This very upscale special dinner is available three times a week, Thursday through Saturday with seatings at 6 and 8pm. The menu features new dishes each month, $180 per person with an optional wine paring for $140, reserve at 310.860.6700.

Bartesian Artesian Cocktail Maker is Perfect for Holiday Cocktails

Bartesian’s on demand bar quality cocktails is an effortless way to serve and enjoy premium cocktails at home. Their recyclable cocktail capsules contain bitters, extracts and juices to make a variety of classic cocktails by adding liquor. Also perfect for mocktails, $349.99 at

Omaha Steaks Offers Holiday Gift Packages

Omaha Steaks is now offering three special holiday gift packages, perfect as gifts or to use for creating the perfect holiday meal. They include a Whole Basted Turkey Feast ($189.99, available through 11.23); a Holiday Spiral-Sliced Ham Feast ($169.99, available through 12.25) and their Tasteful Gift ($179.99, available through 12.25), visit to order.

Larder Meat Co. Delivers Farm Raised Meats Direct from Farm to Door

Larder Meat Co. delivers California farm raised meats direct from the farm to your door including beef, pork, chicken and lamb. These pasture raised hormone and antibiotic free meats also include a monthly recipe and signature spice, shipped frozen and vacuum-sealed in easy to use portions. Order at

L’OR Espresso Launches Just in Time for Holiday Season

Created in France, L’OR has launched espresso coffee capsules compatible with Nespresso coffee machines in seven blends. Special holiday packs available at

Poutine Brothers Launch Thanksgiving Poutine

The Poutine Brothers have launched a special Thanksgiving Poutine available now through Thanksgiving for pickup Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 – 8pm at 9626 Venice Boulevard in Culver City. The seasonal poutine features a choice of hand-cut fries or sweet potato fries, Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds, turkey, cranberry sauce, crispy onions brown gravy and chives, 213.437.3599.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Announces New Live-Stream Broadcasts

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced two live-streamed musical events. Hershey Felder as Claude Debussy, A Paris Love Story will stream on November 22 at 5pm (PT) and Hershey Felder, Tchaikovsky will stream on December 20 at 5pm (PT). Purchase includes the live stream and an additional week of on demand viewing access to the recording of the live stream. Tickets are $55 per household for viewing on Smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet, purchase via email at or call 310.746.4000.

Buchanan’s Whisky Launches New “Life is Better Shared Campaign”

Buchanan’s Whisky has teamed up with World Central Kitchen and J Balvin to provide 40,000 meals for people across the U.S., celebrating shared moments together that may have been missed. Through November 30, U.S. residents 21+ have a chance to win a holiday dinner for their families and share a virtual toast with J. Balvin. To enter, visit Buchanan’s is also offering a limited time cocktail kit including fresh pre-batched Buchanan’s Whisky cocktails, a recipe booklet and a game.

HelloFresh Offers Thanksgiving Feast Option

HelloFresh is offering a no-subscription required special Thanksgiving Feast box with delivery beginning on November 17. The box is available in two versions and features fresh ingredients and recipes to orchestrate the ultimate holiday feast, $159.99 plus shipping for Turkey and Sides, serves 8-10 and $134.99 Beef Tenderloin and Sides, serves 4-6, visit to order.

Real Coconut Kitchen Opens in Malibu

Real Coconut Kitchen has opened in Malibu. The plant-focused eatery offers grain, gluten, dairy, corn, soy and refined sugar dishes in an al fresco location. Located at The Park at Cross Creek, 23401 Civic Center Way in Malibu, 424.644.0535.

Little House Confections in Culver City and WeHo

Little House Confections is offering up their Bomb Ass Olive Oil Cakes for pickup at Platform in Culver City and at 8022 W. 3rd Street in WeHo. To order or for more info, visit

Pots & Co Comes to Costco

London based dessert company Pots & Co is now offering their signature chocolate fudge lava cake at Costco’s throughout Los Angeles. Available in a 4-pack beginning in November.

Sun-Maid Offers New Yogurt Covered Snacks

Sun-Maid has launched two new snacks. Peanut butter and jelly yogurt covered raisins and chocolate and peanut butter yogurt covered raisins, both available at Kroger stores nationwide.

Justin’s Organic Offers Healthy Holiday Options

Justin’s Organic mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups and dark chocolate crispy peanut butter cups offer a better for you alternative to enjoy this holiday season. They also offer milk chocolate minis, available at Whole Foods and other local vendors.

See’s Candies Launches Limited Time Sweets

See’s Candies has launches their limited time pumpkin flavored sweets including pumpkin pie truffles and pumpkin spice lollipops, both available at

Downtown’s Manuela Offers Meat n’ Three Sides Takeout

Downtown LA’s Manuela restaurant is offering a special fried chicken Meat n’ Three sides meal for takeout dinner on Sundays. Meals are $44 and feature biscuits, vegetable sides and a dessert, call 323.849.0480 to order.

Lemonette Offers Lemon Based Clean Gourmet Dressings

Lemonette, a handcrafted in small batches San Diego based brand, is offering lemon-based gourmet clean dressings and marinades. Perfect for salads, marinating, dips and finishes, the no sugar or additives vegan condiments come in Mediterranean Herb, Italian Herb, Lemon Garlic and Zesty Cumin. Available at

Inside the Box from the Geffen

Inside the Box, now streaming from the Geffen Theatre, takes audiences into the world of Games with New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong. This interactive night of game play includes wordplay, multi-layered games and surprises. Visit

Shaena Engle can be contacted for restaurant, entertainment and lifestyle reviews or product news at

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Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.
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