Best Specials For National Taco Day 2017 In California 

Let’s face it: Southern California loves our Mexican food. So, when it comes to celebrating National Taco Day, we don’t take this foodie holiday lightly. Along with restaurants like El Torito, Acapulco and Chevy’s, which are each offering a free taco when a guest comes in and says “TACO”, Frida Tacos and Taco Libre are offering $2 tacos all day. Make sure to check out these top spots if you’re looking for something extra special.

Casa Vega

13301 Ventura Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

http://www.casavega.com

Opened in 1956 by Rafael “Ray” Vega, Casa Vega serves up authentic Mexican cuisine and delicious margaritas in a warm and cozy atmosphere. To celebrate National Taco Day, Casa Vega will be offering guests micheladas adorned with mini tacos for $15. 
Casa Escobar

2500 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

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For National Taco Day visit Casa Escobar and enjoy crispy shell tacos filled with everything of your choice topped with a Cali-style slaw and cranberry crema. Casa Escobar has been operating in Santa Monica since 1967 serving traditional Mexican food to over three generations of local families and tourists alike. Make sure to also try out their Spinach enchiladas! 
Mondo Taco

2200 Colorado Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

http://www.mondotaco.com

Mondo Taco will be offering 30% off all of their tacos and drinks when you dine in on Taco Day from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
Casita Del Campo

1920 Hyperion Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90027

http://www.casitadelcampo.net

To celebrate National Taco Day, Casita Del Campo will offer tacos for $2 a piece from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. From their large selection of tacos prepared with their very own slow braised secret recipe, there will be something for everyone. Or, try their new fried avocado tacos that comes with shredded lettuce and cheese and can be topped with any of their home-made salsas. 
Amor Y Tacos

13333 South St.

Cerritos, CA 90703

http://www.amorytacos.com

Critically acclaimed chef Thomas Ortega went back to his roots by opening his award winning restaurant Amor Y Tacos in his hometown of Cerritos a few years ago. Ortega and Amor Y Tacos will be offering their “Mi Abuela” OC tacos for National Taco Day for just $5. Guests can also order the highly popular “Tour de Taco” platter. The platter comes with 5 tacos and your choice of how to make them tasty just how you like it. 
Tocaya Organica

1715 Pacific Ave.

Venice, CA 90291

http://www.tocayaorganica.com

Tocaya Organica will be launching a new al pastor taco in celebration of National Taco Day. Choose your protein, add on tomatoes, garlic and onions, and top it off with grilled pineapple salsa and/or arbol salsa.

El Cholo

1025 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

http://www.elcholo.com

Featuring authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, El Cholo restaurants around the city offer up dishes from family recipes dating back to 1923. Celebrate on National Taco Day as they extend taco Tuesday to Wednesday and will be featuring Fiesta Hour all night with cantina tacos, half-off premium tequilas, $7 El Cholo Margaritas and much more. Order up other classics such as their famous green corn tamales, the #1 Combination Plate, and their fresh table-side guacamole.

chap Best Specials For National Taco Day 2017 In Los Angeles

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Taco Bell

Multiple Locations

http://www.tacobell.com

In honor of National Taco Day, Taco Bell will be offering patrons a box of tacos for just $5! The box will include four classic Taco Bell tacos: a nacho cheese Doritos Locos taco, a crunchy taco, their Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos and a Fiera Doritos Locos taco. To make it extra special for the foodie holiday, each taco will be wrapped in special wrappers relating to National Taco Day!

Woo Hoo! Fiesta  🌮 ! 

love, #krishna 

Ten Ways to Throw the Best Labor Day Party EVER

Summer where are you going?!! While the end of our favorite season may be coming to an end, that’s all the more reason to enjoy one last summer party of the season. In Southern California that doesn’t really mean putting away the grill, but even here lots of us like to get one last cookout in before fall hits.

In honor of Labor Day, we can’t think of anything more appropriate than a backyard BBQ and Pool party. Gather the friends and fam, while putting these 10 DIYs to use for the most unforgettable party of the season.

 

Pick a Theme 
Labor Day weekend is a popular weekend for cookouts, weekend getaways and pool parties. To celebrate these last few days of summer, start planning a theme for your Labor Day party.

 

Labor Day is about celebrating patriotism and having a theme can help highlight all things American.

 

Whiteout themed party: For those of you who are unaware of the Labor Day white rule, it goes like this: you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day. Some people believe that this rule applies primarily to white shoes and others believe that all white items are a faux pas after Labor Day. A lot of people ignore the rule completely. Wherever you fall in the “no white after Labor Day” spectrum, a Whiteout party is a great way to poke a little fun at “the rules.” Ask your guests to wear as much white as possible and have fun with this party theme yourself. You could incorporate white into your decorations and party menu as well!

 
Red, White, and Blue party: Ask everyone to wear red, white, and blue! Incorporate the colors of the flag and use the theme in your decorations as well by having American flags, stars and stripes, and the colors displayed throughout the party space.

 

DIY Labor Day Ideas 

 

1. Summer Fruit Kabobs : This weekend-Summer ain’t over! A fruit garland kabob will be a fun addition to your outdoor party scene.

 

2. Pool Party Movie Night: Set up your very own outdoor movie theater and entertain guests with a fun summer movie.

 

3. Watermelon on a Stick: Labor Day is synonymous with the end of summer and summer is synonymous with watermelon…

 

4. DIY Pineapple Table Runner: Yup, it’s happening. A DIY pineapple tablescape is pretty much inevitable since we still can’t get pineapples off our mind.

 

5.  Fruit Ice Cubes: For a backyard party, these fruit ice cubes will be a colorful way to add some flair to everyone’s drink of choice.

 

6.  Veggie Sliders Party: It’s not a BBQ party unless sliders are involved! The best thing about these vegetarian bite-sized veggie burgers is that they can be customized with all different kinds of toppings and sauces. Make sure guests come with an appetite.

 

7. Tomato, mozzarella and basil skewers: Take full advantage of your Labor Day party to serve lots of grilled dishes. Some great ideas for your Labor Day party menu.

 

8. Make-your-own ice cream sundaes: Plan to roast s’mores, give them jars to catch fireflies, or set up a Make-your-own ice cream sundaes with a variety of flavors and toppings.

 

9. Seasonal Fruit Pies: Saying goodbye to grilling weather also means saying goodbye to summer fruit, so Labor Day is the time to get in one last cherry pie, blackberry cobbler, or strawberry ice cream. If you have been spending too much time thinking about the homemade pie seasonal fruit pies, simple strawberry shortcakes, or an effortless angel food cake is a great way to celebrate the end of summer.

10. Summer Strawberry Pie: When we are in the mood for pie, usually we gravitate towards this ultra-summery pie. The filling is made of strawberry puree, macerated berries which gets poured into a simple graham cracker crust. This preserves the fresh flavor of the fruit. If you want the flavors of a traditional cooked pie without having to deal with a crust then cobblers would be the next best choice. Fruit filling covered with a biscuit crust. Cobbler is filled with blackberries, raspberries, and a pinch of cinnamon. The raspberries are there mostly to help round out the flavor of sour blackberries, so you can use 100% blackberries if they are sweet enough.

 

Decorate for the Occasion

Present and display fun, festive, and casual decorations for Labor Day parties. Use the colors red, white, and blue as a guideline for party accessories, balloons, plates, cups, and everything else you think of for decoration. Aside from focusing on the American aspect of the holiday also tie in some classic Picnic decor such as rustic centerpieces filled with seasonal flowers and classic picnic table covers over each tabletop. You could also finalize your decorations with lighting to create a wonderful ambiance. Lanterns or tiki torchlight’s are perfect for any outdoor party.

Stay relaxed while you entertain on this three day weekend! Happy Labor Day

love, #krishna

 

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5 Party Snacks

When hosting a party, the success of your get-together comes down to three things: good friends, plenty of drinks, and great food.

Start your party off right with these party food ideas..

Veggie Dips
Chopped up vegetables like carrots, celery, broccoli and tomatoes are often a hit at birthday parties. Pair the veggies with dips like peanut butter, which is yummy and offers healthy protein. Or a cucumber yogurt dip for another healthy alternative.

 

Creative Kabobs
Assemble little kabobs for your guests. You can make them ahead of time and this presentation never fails to please. Depending on the age of your guests, you can use skewers, coffee stirrers or popsicle sticks. For a sweet snack assemble mini fruit kabobs.

 

 

Mac and Cheese
A great dish and no-fail crowd pleaser, mac and cheese can be made into a healthy kids’ party dish by using “whole wheat elbow macaroni, freshly grated cheddar cheese, low calorie and low sodium butter and skim milk.

 

 

Mini Grilled Cheese
Cut down on your cooking time by buttering and toasting your bread before the party starts. Simply place some cheese on the bread (butter-side out) and pop the sandwiches in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

 

Decorate Your Own Dessert
Instead of the traditional cake, try having “Decorate a Cake Pop”  You can provide lots of decorating products, like colorful icing and sprinkles.

 

love, #krishna

5 Party Snacks

Glow in the Dark Party

Are you looking for food ideas for your glow in the dark or black light party? Well, the party starts right here.

Glow in the dark drinks are easy to do. But putting together glowing food to serve to party guests is a bit of a challenge.

Never fear, though. There are tons of great food suggestions here.

Below there is a list of edible foods that glow and foods that look very bright under a black light. You will also find a recipe for glow in the dark salad and desserts.

These food ideas are great for kids, teens, and adult black light parties or anytime you want to serve really cool food.

Flip on the black light, get out the glowing food, and get ready to throw an awesome blacklight party.

There are several foods that will glow under a black light. Here is a list of food that will glow along with the color it appears.

 

Foods That Glow

cooking oil (yellow)
olive oil (orange)
honey (golden yellow)
caramel (golden yellow)
maple syrup (golden yellow)
vanilla ice cream (yellow)
yogurt (yellow/pink, the tint will depend on the color of the yogurt)
freshly sliced orange (bright orange)
freshly sliced lettuce (red)
freshly sliced peppers (red)

 
Some other freshly cut fruits and vegetables will have a red glow under the black light. Some will appear brighter than others. When the vegetables that glow are cooked or coated with oil, especially olive oil, they will glow more brightly. The glowing liquids can be used as toppings for other foods. One example would be, serve pancakes with glowing yellow maple syrup.

 

 

Other Suggestions
rice
marshmallows
some cereals (ex. rice krispies)
coconut
sugar
salt
parmesan

 
Some of these white foods can be used as toppings or garnishes for dishes. You can sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the foods, the bits will be very bright, then you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top of desserts for extra glowing effects as well.

 

By the way, serving food on a white plate will enhance the bright white effect of black lights.

 

Glowing Desserts 

 

Make glowing Jello. Substitute tonic water for regular water in the Jello recipe. Add a bit of sugar. The tonic water can give the Jello a bitter taste and the sugar just covers that up. Use fun containers for the Jello or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.

 
Whip up cupcakes with glow in the dark frosting or icing. The process is pretty simple. You just make your cupcakes (or cake) and ice them like normal. Then you put them in the freezer to harden the icing to give it a glowing glaze.

 
Serve Rice Krispies Treats. Since marshmallows and the Rice Krispies are both white, this will stand out brightly in the black light. You can add other glowing things to them for decoration. Swirl honey or caramel on the top for glow. Shredded coconut or Powdered sugar will look pretty on top.

 
Mix a glowing milkshake. Create a glowing gold yellow milkshake with vanilla ice cream and coconut milk. Pour caramel syrup on top for bonus glow power.

 

Serve glowing eats to your very amazed guests

love, #krishna

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5 Ways to Have a Successful Surprise Party!

The best surprise parties are well thought-out, involve only a few people in the beginning stages, and, clearly are a total secret! With the following guide, your guest of honor will remember this party for a long time.

 

Here are a few Ways to Plan a Great Surprise Party

 
Shhhhhh!– First rule of thumb is to not say a word.  It sounds obvious to not tell the party person about their surprise, but trust us – It can be the most difficult.

 
Give Clear Instructions in the Invitation – One of the biggest obstacles is trusting the guests to join you with zipping their lips so as not to give away the surprise. Make it understood by the surprise party invitations that the party is a surprise and not to leak a word of it to the party guest of honor.

 

Venue possibilities- The home of another friend – it’s cheerful, and access is stress-free.
Party outdoors – think beach, the woods, a garden. Outdoors is a nice change of scene for the surprisee. Book a private function room – you or the venue can have the food and refreshments catered.

 

 

Smile – Don’t go through trouble of making the perfect surprise party and then forget to arrange to take pictures at the perfect time or to get a video of the moment the surprise is revealed. Get ready to capture the moment of surprise by the surprised look on their face as soon as the happy moment is revealed with the door opening and everyone shouting, “Surprise!”

 
Relax and Enjoy the Party – Even when you follow the best-laid back plan, sometimes the guest of honor knows what is going on before it happens or a glitch gets in the way and your cover is blown. You’ve put your heart and soul into this amazing moment, so relax and enjoy the party!

love, #krishna

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Fun Facts: Happy National French Fry Day!

Because it is National Fry Day here in the USA, There are some fun facts about this delicious snack.

1. French fries are not French at all; the French fry originated in Belgium, the little country between France and Germany.
2. French Fries have many names, from chips in England, to pomme frites or frittes in France, Belgium, and Germany.
3. Different countries eat fries different ways. In Canada, poutine (which are fries topped with gravy and cheese) is practically a food group; England loves their Malt Vinegar, Australia loves there fish and chips which are fries to us here in the States and places in Europe love mixing their ketchup and mayonnaise together. 
So in honor of this fun day, enjoy the best way you like to eat French fries. Maybe you love just plain o’ fries or you love to add BBQ sauce or hot sauce to them. Enjoy! 
love, #krishna 

Strawberry Caprese Salad 

Fresh, in-season strawberries arugula and spinach accompany vegan mozzarella cheese in this refreshing salad.


Strawberry Caprese Salad make this simple caprese salad extra special! It is a great salad for spring! 

love, #krishna 

How did the Easter Bunny and eggs come to be?

According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.  

The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. This miracle showed that life could win over death. 

The introduction of chocolate eggs is a relatively new phenomenon, originating in France and Germany in the 19th century. And as chocolate production became more sophisticated, the Easter festival, like Christmas, became more marketable. 

Nowadays Easter is a big deal commercially – retailers and manufacturers love to get in on the holiday and persuade us to part with our cash by buying Easter eggs, cards and anything bunnies! 

We love it! 

love, #krishna