Archives for November 13, 2018

Christian, Nov. 15th Pet of the Week

Christian is only one shade of grey—gray, actually—but, like his namesake, his tastes are indeed singular: a warm lap to purr on, wholesome food, some toys, your bed to sleep in (very much like his namesake), hands to massage his sturdy neck, and of course, a forever home. Christian is only a year old, so he’ll have many sequels to the first good year he spends with you. Meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for IDA616775. Laters, baby.

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village. 

Come Aboard the Historic Queen Mary for Thanksgiving Day Traditions Nov. 22

The Queen Mary is offering superb dining options for the upcoming holiday season at her highly-acclaimed restaurants: Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge, Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, and the Promenade Café, along with her legendary, award-winning brunch. Thanksgiving Day fare will include seasonal specials and upscale versions of traditional favorites sure to satisfy the most discerning appetites.
Guests will experience 50 unique global dishes inside the majestic Art Deco Grand Salon, the ship’s original first-class dining area, at the nationally renowned brunch. This year is highlighted by a sushi station, a newcomer to the gourmand event. Additional stations for brunch include:

  • Rise n Shine: seasonal sliced fruit & berries, homemade granola, country potatoes, corned beef hash, applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, chicken jalapeno andouille and bangers, eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, freshly baked pastries, pancakes, waffles, and an omelet and eggs to order station.
  • Carving Station: prime rib au jus, smoked beef brisket, rosemary marinated turkey and gravy, apple sage dressing, candied yams, roasted garlic Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans and almonds, cornbread.
  • Ocean Bounty: chilled mussels, clams, cocktail shrimp, Alaskan red king crab legs, smoked salmon, whole poached salmon serpentine, freshly shucked oysters, lemon, horseradish sauce.
  • California Bistro Station: domestic and imported cheeses, sunomono salad (cucumbers, carrots, onions), shanghai chicken salad (cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, wonton strips, sesame dressing).
  • Street Taco Station: chicken tinga, carnitas pastor, beef birria, pico de gallo, citrus slaw, salsa molcajete, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, queso fresco, avocado crema, choice of corn or flour tortillas, Spanish rice, black beans.
  • Asian Station: sweet garlic shrimp, BBQ ribs, yakisoba noodles, fried rice
  • Sushi Station: rolls include spicy tuna, California, vegetable, and rainbow; sushi includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp and unagi (bbq eel).
  • Italian Station: antipasto, caesar and caprese salads; grilled vegetables, tomato florentine soup, tortellini carbonara, penne pasta with san marzano tomato and vegetable sauce.
  • Patisserie (Dessert Station): petite fours, petite éclairs, macarons, chocolate mousse, California fruit tart, assorted mini-cheesecakes, chocolate truffles, cupcakes, chocolate raspberry towers, pecan pie bars, apple pie bars and bavarian creme puffs.

Brunch prices start at $69.00 per person, $79.00 per person with free-flowing champagne. Children ages 4 -11 can dine for $24.00. Thanksgiving Day brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (562) 499-1606 or

At Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge, the Queen Mary’s award-winning dining experience features a five-course culinary extravaganza for $74.00 per person. The menu is served from 12:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and includes:

  • First Course: pumpkin bisque (creme fraiche, spiced pepitas) or corn chowder (chives, truffle oil)
  • Second Course: petite green salad (glazed walnuts, crumbled feta cheese, pomegranate pearls, red wine vinaigrette) or Caeser salad (heirloom cherry tomato, shaved carrots, parmesan, garlic crouton, creamy anchovy dressing)
  • Intermezzo: pear sorbet
  • Main Course: traditional roasted turkey (sausage and sage apple stuffing, giblet gravy, orange cranberry compote, truffle mashed potatoes, glazed sweet potato, green bean casserole), pan-seared halibut (roasted crispy fingerlings, bok choy, citrus beurre blanc) or rib eye (au jus, yukon mashed, baby zucchini squash
  • Dessert Course: pumpkin tart (raspberry compote) or chocolate marquis (vanilla bean ice cream)

To make reservations at Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge, call (562) 499-1657 or visit

At Chelsea Chowder House & Bar and Promenade Cafe guests can enjoy a four-course meal complete with roast turkey and other delectable Thanksgiving favorites for $49.00 per person. (Each restaurant will also be offering its regular menu in addition to the pre-fixe menu.) The pre-fixe menu includes:

  • Choice of Signature Chowders (New England clam, lobster bisque, pumpkin bisque-spiced pepitas)
  • Autumn Field Greens
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (roasted turkey, sage mashed potatoes, candied yams, apple pancetta stuffing, cranberry compote, almond field greens and country giblet gravy)
  • Dessert includes a choice of two desserts: pumpkin torte (chocolate curls, cranberry coulis, vanilla chantilly) or chocolate pecan pie (cinnamon chantilly cream, raspberry coulis)

The four-course Thanksgiving Day pre-fixe menu is served in Chelsea Chowder House & Bar from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and in Promenade Café from 11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Breakfast is served in the Promenade Cafe from 6:30 a.m through 11:00 a.m. To make reservations for Thanksgiving Day, call (562) 499-1657 or visit

Self-parking at Queen Mary is $8.00. Valet is $15.00 for up to three hours for all venues except for Sir Winston Restaurant & Lounge, which provides complimentary parking. All prices are exclusive of choice of beverage, tax and gratuity. For more information or for reservations, visit or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

Credit: The Queen Mary.

Dana Point Harbor Welcomes 41st Annual Turkey Trot

The County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor invite the community to experience the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce’s 41st annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. Enjoy races for all ages and a special two-day Health and Wellness Expo, then visit the harbor to enjoy delicious eateries and niche shopping.

“The Turkey Trot is among the largest and longest continuously running Thanksgiving races in the nation. We’re thrilled to celebrate this family-friendly race in its 41st year,” said Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, 5th District. “Whether starting a new tradition or returning as a seasoned participant, the Turkey Trot is a wonderful opportunity for families and the community to come together and enjoy scenic Dana Point before heading home or to the harbor for Thanksgiving dinner.”

The Dana Point Turkey Trot will be held from 6 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 22. Registered participants can walk, jog, or run a 5K or 10K through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Kids ages 4-12 can also join the fun during the Kids’ Gobble Wobble race. Parents are allowed and encouraged to join their children during the Gobble Wobble race without prior registration. All participants will receive a shirt prior to the race and will be awarded a medal after crossing the finish line. For more information and to register visit; online registration closes November 19.

Participants are invited to get festive during the Turkey Trot’s annual costume contest. Different categories include best adult costume, best child costume, and best group costume.

The Health and Wellness Expo will be open at the harbor on November 21 from 12 – 7 p.m. and November 22 from 6 – 11 a.m. and will feature local and national vendors and offer Turkey Trot bib and t-shirt pickup.

The harbor features several dining options including fine and casual dining, coffee shops, and niche eateries. Explore Dana Point Harbor on Thanksgiving Day to enjoy coffee and breakfast from Coffee Importers, where the espresso bar will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the Deli & Juice Bar will serve guests from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gemmell’s will be open from 12- 7 p.m., serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner for just $38.95. Harpoon Henry’s will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner from 12 – 8 p.m. with delicious selections such as oven roasted turkey, macadamia mahi-mahi, Atlantic salmon, prime rib, and pumpkin pie. The Brig Restaurant will also be open for normal business hours and will be serving a special Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dana Point Harbor to experience the 41st annual Turkey Trot and to enjoy food and drink from select eateries. For more information on the race and Dana Point Harbor please visit

Credit: OC Parks.

New Cookbook For Dogs Proves The Healing Power of Whole Foods “Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs” -A Natural Approach to Pet Health-

Home cooking for your dog may sound extravagant, but the key to good health is proper nutrition and pets are no exception. Canned, processed pet food has been directly linked to poor pet health and the truth is processed foods are just as bad for pets as they are for humans.

Luckily, making food for your dog doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! In her new book, Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs, holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan will show you easy, whole food recipes to keep your dog naturally healthy (and off medication.)

Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs: Maximizing Health With Whole Foods, Not Drugs is the ultimate health and wellness guide every dog owner needs to have.

This book details the importance of pet nutrition, and shows how to use food therapy to keep your dog naturally healthy. Author and holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan has a passion for healing her patients with whole foods, minimizing medications and chemicals, allowing the body to heal from within. In this book she offers a variety of different menus options and easy-to-follow recipes that can be customized for your dogs specific health issues and even their personality type!


  Dr. Judy Morgan is a nationally renowned author, speaker, and holistic veterinarian best known for healing her patients with whole foods, minimizing medications and chemicals, allowing the body to heal from within. Dr. Morgan has received critical acclaim in the veterinary industry for integrating Eastern and Western medicine in her two award-winning veterinary practices in New Jersey.She is the author of three books on holistic pet care including the recently released title Yin & Yang, a holistic cookbook for dogs.  An active speaker and blogger, Morgan’s social media sites reach millions of pet owners worldwide. Dr, Morgan is Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for Monkey’s House Senior Dog Hospice and works with rescue groups for homeless dogs.

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I like that the recipes are not complicated and I found this very interesting! So, if you are a Pet lover or looking for the perfect gift for a Pet lover…this book is a must-buy this Holiday season! 


Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this feature and only feature books that I highly recommend. 


Miguel’s Jr. Offers $5 Original Burritos and $1 Homemade Horchata for Limited Time

For a limited time, Miguel’s Jr. is offering guests the chance to enjoy an Original Burrito for $5 and homemade horchata for $1. Famous for their signature burritos, Miguel’s Jr.’s Original Burrito (Since 1975) is made with refried beans, Spanish rice, real cheddar cheese and your choice of shredded chicken, shredded beef or marinated chile verde pork. Carne Asada Original Burritos will also be available for $6. The Original Burrito pairs perfectly with Miguel’s Jr. homemade horchata, made with 100% all-natural pure cane sugar. Both recipes are Founder Mary Vasquez’s original family recipes, inspired by her childhood in Central Mexico.

WHEN: November 13 – December 24

All Miguel’s Jr. Locations

Corona: 1039 W 6th St., Corona, CA 92882. (951) 270-3551

Corona (south): 2320 Compton Avenue, Corona, CA 92881. (951) 279-9393

Corona (west): 1570 West Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882. (951) 279-7780

Costa Mesa: 141 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. (949) 646-2153

Eastvale: 13382 Limonite Avenue, Eastvale, CA 92880. (951) 407-1385

Fontana: 7490 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336. (909) 357-3822

Grand Terrace: 22219 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. (909) 783-4271

Huntington Beach: 19620 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. (714) 888-2255

Menifee: 30362 Haun Road, Menifee, CA 92584. (951) 679-5299

Moreno Valley: 12860 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. (951) 697-0390

Murrieta: 39713 Avenida Acacias, Murrieta, CA 92563. (951) 698-5154

Norco: 1432 Hammer Avenue, Norco, CA 92860. (951) 273-2611

Norco Village: 2450 River Road, Norco, CA 92860. (951) 371-1014

Ontario: 2250 South Haven Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761. (909) 947-6761

Orange: 1325 Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92867. (714) 633-4000

Redlands: 27521 San Bernardino Avenue Redlands, CA, 92374. (909) 557-2220

Riverside: 1301 Galleria @Tyler, Riverside, CA, 92503. (951) 352-1895

Tustin: 2855 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782. (714) 202 4676

Woodcrest: 17815 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508. (951) 339-5747





Founded in Corona, California in 1975 by Mike and Mary Vasquez, Miguel’s Jr continues to offer

superb-quality family recipes in a fast-food environment using premium ingredients, inspired by

the cuisine of Central Mexico. With locations in the Inland Empire and Orange County,

Miguel’s Jr is expanding to key markets in Southern California, spreading their unparalleled

standard for customer service and reputation for delivering the freshest, best tasting California

Mexican food daily.  For more information, including menu items and locations, visit


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