Spotlight: February 2020 (Part Two)

The latest edition of our culinary tour takes us to Spitfire Grill, Anaya’s, The Small Café and Taproom Pizza… cheers!

1. Spitfire Grill
3300 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 397-3455

Flying Tiger Burger (Bacon, Cheddar, and BBQ sauce with lettuce, tomato, onions) w/ Side House Salad and Margarita (Sabé Blanco Tequila with Margarita mix)

The Spitfire has been around since 1954 (it was previously known as Lindaire Coffee Shop). After 1991 it was named renamed Spitfire in homage of Santa Monica’s aviation history. In 1995, the dining area expanded and a bistro feel emerged. Now the restaurant is filled with WWII military and Douglas Aircraft memorabilia and a very family friendly feel. People travel to eat here all the time due to the nearby airport and soccer fields.

2. Anaya’s Restaurant
630 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 460-8893

Carnitas de Lechon a la Pibil (Banana Leaf braised a la pibil pork carnitas, topped with red onion relish with a side of diablo sauce) w/ La Basilica (Sabé Copper Whiskey, blueberries, fresh basil, simple syrup and lime)

The Newest restaurant from the Anaya Family brings authentic flavors from Mexico to Pasadena. Anaya is owned by three brothers who – after working in many years in other restaurants and businesses – decided to open something in the community with the best authentic Mexican food. Anaya Pasadena is their new location, and it’s selling out every night.

Seafood Soup (mussels, shrimp, fish and scallops) w/ Martini de Guava (Sabé Straight Vodka, Fresh Guava, Lemon, Simple Syrup)

3. The Small Café

5656 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-0226

Chicken Club (Grilled Chicken Breast on Squaw bread, Lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, bacon, mayo, mustard, avocado and sweet potato fries) w/ Bloody Mary (Sabé Straight Vodka and house-made Bloody Mary mix)

The Small Café, owned by Carrie Small, is a beloved neighborhood café eatery on Naples Island. The Small Café was opened in 2000 to be a place for people to come and eat hearty, home-cooked meals in a family-friendly environment.

4. Taproom Pizza Co.
10712 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 603-4399

The Montreal (Thin Crust with all Natural Mozzarella, organic tomato sauce, green peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni) w/ Kentucky Mule (Sabé Copper and Ginger beer with lime)

Taproom Pizza Co. believes in preparing fresh ingredients with passion, bringing people together with great music, flavorful food, and an inviting atmosphere. Whether you’re stopping in for a slice, date night, or bringing the whole family for dinner, Taproom Pizza Co. welcomes you to make us YOUR neighborhood pizza place. 

Spotlight: February 2020 (Part One)

The latest edition of our culinary tour takes us to Sonoritas Prime Tacos, Los Arroyos Solvang Mexican Restaurant, Shaloob’s Funk Zone Patio and Huckleberry’s… cheers!

1. Sonoritas Prime Tacos
2004 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-9100

Carne Asada and Grilled Chicken Tacos w/ Pistachio Horchata and Sabé Copper

Real tacos are not fast food. Real tacos are meant to be full of the tender, juicy, rich flavor of a steak, cooked to your preference; with at least as much care and dedication as a chef would put into a steak. And that’s what you get when you go to Sonoritas, where all salsas, dishes and even the corn tortillas are made from scratch with only seasonal, local and preferably-organic ingredients.

2. Shaloob’s Funk Zone Patio
220 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 256-7353

Fish Tacos w/ Sabé Spiked Lemonade

Started by Jerry Shalhoob in 1973, Shalhoob Meat Company is one of the few family businesses left in “The Funk Zone”. All of the meats served are hormone- and antibiotic-free and grain-fed with no by-products. The fruits and vegetables are locally sourced, and the seafood is caught by Santa Barbara fisherman and delivered directly to Shalhoob’s – no middlemen!

3. Los Arroyos Solvang Mexican Restaurant & Take Out
1992 Old Mission Dr #120, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 693-2994

Sabe Hibiscus Margarita

Family owned and operated, Los Arroyos serves fresh, homemade Mexican food crafted each day from the finest ingredients. Chef Tony’s original recipes offer a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine including the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables, Ceviche with fresh fish, and the Garden Burrito.

4. Huckleberry’s
300 5 Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-4117

Steak Melt w/ Huckleberry Sabé Jalapeño Hard Lemonade

The moment you walk into Huckleberry’s, you’ll know you’ve found a place to escape from the everyday… the weeping willow tree sparkling with fireflies, the faint din of crickets chirping and the unmistakable rhythmic sound of Southern music in the background. It seems as if you’ve been carried away to the Bayou in just a few steps. And the food….so many choices! Breakfast features Mardi Gras Beignets, Chicken & Waffles, Skillet Hotties and Signature Omelets. For lunch, where else can you get Fried Green Tomatoes, Creole Style Louisiana Catfish, N’awlins Sandwiches and scratch-made soups? Try ‘em all!