Taste of Lake Arrowhead 2015

Do you LOVE Food?  Do you LOVE Lake Arrowhead? Do you LOVE Beer and Wine?  Well then it sounds like the Taste of Lake Arrowhead is the evening for you!

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Early-Bird Price: $30 through November 22

Regular Price: $35

This eagerly anticipated event will showcase more than a dozen local purveyors of fine foods. Local chefs will feature their best fare to a throng of guests as they compete for Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Table Presentation.

The Taste of Lake Arrowhead begins with champagne in the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa lobby, after which guests will stroll between the Ballroom and the Lakeview Terrace Room, where they will meet the geniuses behind the fabulous fare—the chefs—many of whom have spent decades studying and honing their extraordinary culinary skills and creations.

For more info make sure to visit their website at: http://lakearrowheadchamber.com/events/taste-of-lake-arrowhead/

I’ll see you there!

2nd Annual Skyforest Festival | Sunday May 24, 2015

Skyforest has been one of my Hot Topics lately.  If you have not paid a visit to that little town to see all that is going on, then you are missing out, trust me.  The food, the shops, and the whole vibe is causing waves of good gossip, especially the talk of Sky Park, opening up later this year!
If you follow me on Instagram, FB or Twitter, then you know I’m always raving about Lou Eddies, and now my new favorite, The Hungry Bear Deli (blog to come soon)!  I have many blogs in the works about Skyforest, so keep an eye out for them.
Any-who, the reason for this blog…  Check out the Skyforest Festival in May.  Last year they were blown away with how many people attended.  I have heard that they are expecting even more this year.  So mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss it!
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Sunday May 24, 2015 – 12PM  to 5 PM
Food – Brew – Fun – Shop – Entertainment
You won’t want to miss out on the FUN!
For more info, contact any of the local chops in Skyforest for details.  I will provide more as the event draws closer.
Also they are looking for merchants and restaurants who will want to join, if that is you, here is the contact info below:
Skyforest merchants and restaurants are hoping you will join us again!  We are looking for artists, organizations and vendors with unique finds.
We are requesting a donation of $40 from those wishing  to participate.
Sponsorships to cover printing, CHP and more also needed.
Contact Diane Brown at dbrown92@hotmail.com
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I hope to see you there!  Until then, “See you around town!”

A Taste of Lake Arrowhead… Food That Is

Wednesday December 3, 2014 is the annual Taste of Lake Arrowhead.  This event is one to attend year after year.  Held at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a handful of the mountain restaurants gather together and present their best appetizers, enters and deserts.

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Save the date and buy your tickets today.  Here is the link for more info: http://lakearrowheadchamber.com/events/taste-of-lake-arrowhead/

Here is the line up this year…

Purveyors of Fine Foods

2014 Gold Sponsors

2014 Champagne Welcome Toast

2014 Wine Sponsor

2014 Silver Sponsors

This is how CRESTLINE does SUMMER! A look into their summer events…

Take a look at what I captured this morning along Lake Gregory Drive!

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I happen to drive by the Lake this morning and had to stop and snap a couple pictures.  I have blogged about all but two of these events (Run Through the Pines and Library Reading Program), you will find the link to the blog under the pictures.  This is an example of how great Crestline is and how much they care about the community!  🙂

IMG_8951A Run Through the Pines August 9

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IMG_89461st Annual Run to the Lake Car & Bike Show ~ August 23,2014

IMG_8945Jamboree Days ~ July 5, 2014 ( I will be walking in the event with Search and Rescue)

IMG_8943Wine and Stein ~ First Saturday of the Month

IMG_8941Fishing Derby ~ July 12, 2014

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Have a safe and happy Summer, see you and many of these events!

 

 

 

THIS IS “LOU EDDIES” PIZZA IN SKYFOREST ~ LAKE ARROWHEAD

In RECENT NEWS:  Lou Eddie’s was just named one of YELPS top 100 places to eat in the US!  They made number 72! Here is the link to read more: http://officialblog.yelp.com/2015/01/yelps-top-100-places-to-eat-in-the-us-for-2015.html 

Have you seen the flashing PIZZA sign on Highway 18 and Kuffle Canyon? Well that is Lou Eddies Pizza and if you have not stopped in to try out this delicious new restaurant then I suggest you Stop, Drop and Pizza!

This February, 2014, marked the one year anniversary for Lou Eddies Pizza!

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Ed Hillary and Louise York are the creators and masterminds behind this delicious pizza establishment.  After Eddie decided his life as a Chemist did not suit him, he started working in restaurants and never looked back.

It took Lou and Eddie 3 years to open their doors, but once they finally did, the line out the door to order Pizza has not stopped.  You might have noticed first off how small the seating area is, but do not let that stop you from ordering.  Lou Eddies does not have table service, so make sure that you order first and then grab a seat from one of their many locations they offer throughout the grounds.  There is seating in the main restaurant, if you grab a bar stool you can watch your pizza be hand made and cooked!  There is also a Saloon downstairs with ample seating or you can grab a picnic-table outside when the weather is not so frightful! 😉  There is of course “Take Out” so that you can just order in, pick up and take home!

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One thing I love about Lou Eddies, besides the Deer Meadow Pizza (I add bacon) $14.50… Is the fun vintage style décor that they have going on.  They have these awesome lamp shades that are made out of olive buckets from Italy, the bar stools are the old stools from the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club and the bar top is reclaimed bark beetle wood from Ponderosa Logs.

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Lou Eddies is focusing on getting as many local vegetable and meats as they can.  Right now on special they have a Hot Rocket Pie, it is a Sriracha & Wild Arugula pizza that has fresh Herbs from Running Springs and Sriracha cured bacon jerky from Arrowhead Jerky Works.  I heard it is DY-NA-MITE!  Lou Eddies also offers soups and salads for those who want to skip the pizza.

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New this year is the BREWERY!  YAY! We love beer, or well I do anyways! 😉  But for those of you who are craft beer lovers, Lou Eddies is brewing up some tasty beer in their Saloon!  The equipment arrived last week (May 29) and Eddie is ready to start brewing.  The beer will be up and running soon, so keep an eye out for the release!   Not only does Lou Eddies have a saloon but they also have a wide variety of craft beers on tap and in bottle.

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Lou Eddies is Open 362 Days A Year, Located at 28561 Highway 18 in Skyforest, CA:

11:30 AM – 8:00 PM DAILY

Dine In or Take Out or Picnic in the Park!

For more info on Lou Eddies and to see their menu, visit their webiste at http://loueddiespizza.com/

{Stay tuned for a blog on Willow Woods Park that will be released nest week}

Pictures provided by yours truly, Michelle Calkins Realtor.

This is STONE CREEK BISTRO, Home to the Duck Fat Fries ~ Aqua Fria

From DUCK FAT FRIES to FRENCH PRESS, this Bistro is serving an upscale, full-service menu sure to shake your taste buds!

Have you been to the new restaurant Stone Creek Bistro that’s sits in the tiny town of Agua Fria?  If you have not stopped in to try out this new restaurant then let me tell you that you are missing out!  Stone Creek Bistro is about to have their 1 year Anniversary on July 29 and the community is thriving off the good food and fun atmosphere they have provided. Image From the front page of their website: {We feature seasonally driven produce, locally sourced dairy and meats, and house-made desserts, all created with love and passion by chef Sam Perry. Our menu is moderately priced, with an eclectic mix of regional American comfort food and traditional French bistro cuisine. We use time-honored recipes as well as some cutting-edge molecular-gastronomy techniques} Image Image For those of you who have experienced the “New American/ French Spice/ Southern Flair” that Stone Creek is cooking up then I can bet I am making your mouth salivate just by blogging about this 😉

If you have not had the chance yet to try what Chef Sam Perry is dishing up, then I suggest you stop what you are doing and make a reservation tonight! Two of my favorite dishes are the Ahi Tuna Tartare Appetizer $14 and the Braise Lamb Osso Bucco $29!

Don’t forget to ask about the “Blue Plate Special.” Image Image Stone Creek Bistro is Family owned and operated, literally almost every employee is a brother, cousin, spouse or parent!  The chalk art on the walls and menu boards are hand drawn by Sam’s wife Jamie Perry.  Sonny Perry Sr. can be seen greeting all who come in, he is also the one who does all the beer and wine ordering, and if you were wondering… yes the beer and wine selection is just as good as the food! Image Image I am such a huge fan of the Interior décor.  The chalk board menus, the lighting and the pallet walls are just the perfect modern touch!  Sonny built the bar top with his own hands out of his garage, and all the tables came from local antique stores. Image Image

Stone Creek Bistro Hours are:

Dinner hours: Tues – Thurs 5pm – 9pm Fri & Sat  5pm – 10pm  Sun: 5pm – 9pm

For reservations call: 909-337-3663 ( Reservations are highly suggested)

Coming this Summer ~ Outdoor Patio!

For more information on the Stone Creek Bistro and to see their full menu, visit their website at http://www.stonecreekbistro.com

Pictures provided by yours truly: Michelle Calkins Realtor