Archives for November 21, 2016

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Recipes From our Friends at Terra’s Kitchen

Brussels Sprouts With Grapes & Walnuts

  1. To make, preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil (this really helps with cleanup).
  3. On the baking sheet, toss the Brussels sprouts (7 ounces) and grapes (7.5 ounces) with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, 3 tablespoons shallot, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Spread evenly and roast until sprouts are tender and golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Basil-Infused Skillet Roasted Corn

  1. To make, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon garlic in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1 more teaspoon garlic, corn (as much as you’d prefer), and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  3. Sauté 5 minutes or until corn is tender.
  4. Stir in basil (add to your liking).

Crisp Haricots Verts In A Sweet And Sour Bacon Sauce

  1. Roughly chop your bacon (as much as you prefer) and add to a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Cook until crisp. Turn off heat.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cooked bacon to the paper towel lined plate.
  4. Place skillet back over a low heat.
  5. Stir 2 tablespoons shallot into bacon renderings and cook, stirring until translucent (2 minutes). Whisk in 2 tablespoons mustard, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup water.
  6. Increase heat to medium-low, add haricots verts in a single layer and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are just cooked but still crisp (approximately 6-7 minutes).

Broccoli & Apple Salad

  1. To make, bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add broccoli (7 ounces). Cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Drain broccoli, and plunge in a large bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  4. Pat the broccoli dry with paper towels. Chop the apples (5.5 ounces).
  5. Make vinaigrette: Whisk together 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  6. Combine broccoli, apples, pepitas, and onion in a serving bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat.

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Social Distortion (credit Danny Clinch)

House of Blues Anaheim, Southern California’s newest and ultimate entertainment destination, announced its first schedule of shows to run through 2017. The venue is set to open February 28 and will offer four unique and immersive entertainment environments all under one roof, making it the most advanced House of Blues built to date and the only venue of its kind on the west coast.

Social Distortion is set to christen the House of Blues Anaheim on its first two nights, celebrating the grand opening on February 28 and performing a second night on March 1. The full schedule of shows announced includes: Billy Idol, Wu-Tang Clan, Chase Rice, Korn, Death Cab For Cutie, Jason Isbell, Café Tacvba, 311, Daya, Common, Yellowcard – The Final Show, Ramon Ayala, and Santana among many others performing in the main concert hall. Tickets for all shows are set to go on sale November 19 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Lead singer and founding member of Social Distortion, Mike Ness said, “We are excited that we have been asked to open the new House of Blues Anaheim. We’ve performed at the House of Blues across the country many times over, but this is a special honor because it’s Orange County, our living room. See you all in February.”


“This really is an epic grand opening lineup that is unparalleled in the live music scene,” said Ben Weeden, COO of House of Blues Entertainment. “We’ve spent months curating performers and we are honored to have many artists that played the old HOB Anaheim as well as welcoming in new artists.  I think we will make Orange County proud and stay tuned for some big upcoming announcements.”

The main concert hall will host 2,200 concert goers yet still maintain the intimate feel that House of Blues is known for. The Parish will offer an even more intimate musical experience for 400 guests. Designed for singer/songwriters, local artists, smaller touring bands, and intimate showcases, the room can adjust to accommodate lounge seating or a standing-room configuration with optimum sight lines fromevery angle. The Legendary Foundation Room will be Orange County’s newest social scene and feature upscale cocktails, food and late nights, where guests can indulge in the exclusive VIP club for the ultimate access to concerts, invitation only after parties and member only events. House of Blues Restaurant and Bar will be a unique food-meets-music experience, with soulful comfort cuisine, a creative bar program and a spacious open-air patio.

All four of HOB Anaheim’s entertainment and food spaces will have the most advanced sound system of any House of Blues, and the location will feature live music every night.

“No other venue on the west coast is offering this many simultaneous entertainment options under one roof,” said Weeden. “In one night you could experience four different musical performances of different genres. It is truly going to be the ultimate live music fix.”

The first House of Blues opened in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, in November 1992. Opening 25 years later the new House of Blues Anaheim will represent the ultimate House of Blues experience, combining the best of the past with the most advanced technologies of the future.

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Show Schedule


2/28/17 – Social Distortion

3/1/17 – Social Distortion

3/2/17 – Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

3/3/17 – Chase Rice

3/5/17 – Korn

3/6/17 – Korn

3/7/17 – Thrice & Manchester Orchestra

3/8/17 – George Thorogood & The Destroyers

3/9/17 – Café Tacvba

3/10/17 – Café Tacvba

3/11/17 – Daya

3/11/17 – Adventure Club

3/13/17 – Billy Idol

3/14/17 – The Growlers

3/15/17 – Jason Isbell

3/16/17 – Julieta Venegas

3/17/17 – Wu Tang Clan – Return To The 36 Chambers

3/18/17 – 311

3/19/17 – Death Cab For Cutie

3/2017 – The Kills

3/23/17 – Common

3/25/17 – Yellowcard – The Final Show

3/26/17 – Save Ferris

4/5/17 – Frankie Ballard

4/8/17 – The Damned – 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour

4/14/17 – Ramon Ayala

4/15/17 – Ramon Ayala

4/23/17 – The Pixies

4/28/17 – Sammy Johnson

5/24/17 – Catfish & The Bottlemen

9/11/17 – Santana


House of Blues Anaheim:

The new House of Blues Anaheim at Gardenwalk, set to open March 2017, marks the first new House of Blues to be built in the U.S. in a decade. The venue spans 44,000 square feet of space, with live music in four unique entertainment venues all under one roof including the main concert hall, the intimate Parish, the Foundation Room and House of Blues Restaurant and Bar. All four of the entertainment and food spaces offer the most advanced sound system of any House of Blues, and the location will feature live entertainment every night.


About House Of Blues:
Founded in 1992, House of Blues are located throughout the United States and form the country’s pre-eminent group of intimate music venues. Each features state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans as close as possible to the artists. Every location’s restaurant and bar is adorned with signature original folk-art – part of the world’s largest collection – combined with the House of Blues legendary hospitality and tantalizing cuisine.

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