Salt Creek Grille

Salt Creek Grille

By Erin

Salt Creek Grille has some amazing eats and drinks. You will want to make this place a regular or make it a special trip anytime you are in the Southern California area!

About Salt Creek Grille

Tim McCune and his original business partner, Pete Truxaw, dreamed of creating a neighborhood restaurant tailored to their community. They envisioned an upscale yet casual American-themed grille, where friends and family would come to relax and savor a unique dining experience. It was from that dream that Salt Creek Grille was born. I think it’s safe to say this is a success as both the outside patio and indoors were packed upon arrival with folks both relaxing and enjoying a nice meal, on a Wednesday evening.

Salt Creek Grille grills their meats over hot, mesquite embers. With a dedication to sourcing responsibly, their food is crafted with the freshest meats, poultry, fish, and produce available. The menu is paired with unique wines from boutique vineyards and well-known cellars, catering to both the connoisseur and causal taster.

The menu is only one part of the dining experience. Creating a nurturing culture among the staff that emphasizes sincere and attentive hospitality is of the utmost importance and is very noticeable the second you walk through the door. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable to make dining a relaxing and memorable experience for everyone. Take a look!

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The entrance to Salt Creek Grille.

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The beautiful and inviting patio. I chose to wait until we were leaving to grab this shot, it was THAT busy before!

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The cozy and warm fire pit where you can hang out while you wait for your table.

This intimate organization of restaurants is located on the two coasts: Rumson and Princeton in New Jersey, and Valencia, El Segundo, and Dana Point in California.

So come experience the Salt Creek Grille way with me!

First we started out with some drinks of course!

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I love blood oranges, so I just had to try the Blood Orange Margarita. It was divine. We were here on Wine Wednesday where you can get wine for 1/2 off, so my friend ordered some wine.

Next up we tried a couple of the appetizers. Boy were we in for a real treat!

Ahi Tuna Stack

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Served up Sashimi Style with avocado, cucumber, wasabi, and ginger soy. So yummy!

Risotto & Goat Cheese “Beignets”

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Next, we tried one that came highly recommended to us, so we HAD to try it. Arborio Rice, Black Truffles, Asiago, Goat Cheese, Roasted Tomato & Red Bell Pepper Sauce. Let’s just say this didn’t last very long… so yes it is good. These are amazing!

Then we tried one of the side salads.

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Thoughtful Gifting for the Holidays with Thoughtfully!

Thoughtful Gifting with Thoughtfully!

By Erin

There’s a new gifting experience much more exciting than traditional gift baskets. Thoughtfully believes that a gift should last long after the beautiful wrappings that just get torn away. A truly thoughtful gift is a story – a curated adventure that is perfect for each special individual in your life. Gift Thoughtfully to your friends and family and let them taste, see, smell, and experience the stories of Thoughtfully.

For birthdays and Christmas, I put a lot of time and thought into each gift I lovingly give. For Christmas I make a list of everyone I need to buy gifts for and what I’d like to get them. Making people smile is one of the best parts of the holiday season and when giving someone a special gift on their special day. Finding that perfect gift to give someone though is not always easy. Some people are just harder to shop for you know?  So how can you gift thoughtfully, stay within your budget, and get it all done on time, and better yet, do this all in the comfort of your own home? Shopping at home in your pajamas while enjoying a cup of coffee or wine is the best. Well at least I think so!

This is where Thoughtfully.com comes into play. Thoughtfully is a company whose passion is to create a new gifting experience that’s much more exciting than traditional gift baskets. Thoughtfully gifted me with my own Birthday Cup Cake gift box, beautifully wrapped and presented. The colors of this drew me in at once, and I just loved the mug! But first…. take a look at the thoughtful packaging it comes in.

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You can tell that Thoughtfully put a lot of thought into all of the littlest of details with each and every box. Every tiny detail has been thought of when packing and shipping these beautiful gift boxes. Each one comes with a little pull card at the top of the box that tells you about the theme and has a story, the Pay It Forward card, and a cute flier that creatively lets you know about all of the contents inside of your box.

What’s inside the ‘Birthday Cup Cake’ box? Take a look! Isn’t is pretty?

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Such beautiful, shiny, colorful packaging and boxes! Each item was wrapped individually so nothing could break in shipment and packed in a sturdy box that lets you know it is from Thoughtfully but does not giveaway what’s inside. Everything was so bright and colorful too!

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Coming Next Week! Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment!

Coming Next Week! Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment!

By Erin

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Coming next week to the Southern California area, Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment will be skating into a city near you. Get ready for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award -winning Frozen. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing from December 15 through January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena). We will be attending as media to cover this magical show!

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Thrill to high-speed stunts and high-octane fun, as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice.  Dive into adventure with Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom.  The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room.  Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. Make sure to get your tickets here www.DisneyOnIce.com!! Use the special code: MOM20 to get 20% off your tickets too!

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Here’s some more info on where you can go see the show in Southern California!

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