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LIFESTYLE
History Pop Shop Opens in Time Square

Opening Monday December 6th and running through December 31st The History Channel will have its first pop-up store in Time Square. The store will feature two of the network’s top television series, Pawn Stars and American Pickers. You will be able to buy merchandise - t-shirts, mugs, bobble heads- as well as items that may have been featured on past (or upcoming) episodes such as early turn of the century hand cuffs (American Pickers), or an English WW1 sword (Pawn Stars). Every day enter for a chance to win the Daily Find item which will range from a set of Muhammad Ali trading cards as seen on Pawn Stars to a Civil War drum found on American Pickers. The store will also feature touch screen monitors which will run footage, images of the shows, and offer the chance to guess prices that lead to deals in future episodes.

RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Maine Lobstah Hits LA

The Lobsta Truck from New England is driving around LA stocked full with fresh crab and lobster. This product of Maine is fresh and flown in three times a week. Flex those seafood taste buds and savor the flavors from the east coast.

The menu is short but month watering. Have Lobsta Rolls and Crab Rolls (split-top roll, with a bit of mayo or butter), and Clam Chowder (cup or pint). For dessert have a whoopee pie and some Cape Cod chips. Worked up a hunger yet? Find out where they’re going to be next by looking for a red truck with a giant lobster on it or following them on Twitter.

DAILY BITES
Say Yes To Open Bar

Call it a bucket list for your New Years Eve night success. Sexy outfit, great date, amazing venue, and open bar. Right now you may not be thinking about open bar but you should. It is just as important as the midnight kiss.

Venues and parties differ on the open bar policy so know the hours and the shelf liquor that’s free. Also have a plan to get to the bar. With any open bar it is tuff to get the bartender’s attention. Cleave works if you’re a girl and the bartender is a man. Tip well and that bartender will remember you the rest of the night. While most like open bar because you can save or not spend any money, tipping beats not drinking at all during the night.

RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Wine and Food Hideaway In Vegas

Located in the Wynn Las Vegas and opening December 3rd is La Cave a stylish wine and food hideaway. The developer and operator of restaurants and nightclubs at the Palms, Michael Morton, have teamed with Steve Wynn to create La Cave.

Watch your head on the low-ceilings and settle into a cozy nook. The dim lighting and the 150 varieties of wine set the mood. Indulge on cold plates, oven-fired flatbreads, and farmhouse cheeses that are excellent for wine pairing. If you’re not a wine person La Cave also offers hand crafted beers and fine spirits. This spot is a great fit for lunch, dinner, and late night.

Opens December 3, 2010.

La Cave
at Wynn Las Vegas
3145 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
888-320-7110

WEBSITES
Predict Your Own News Headlines

May not look like much of a site but this site doesn’t need to be pretty when it let’s you predict news headlines. Created by Dave the Web Guy, you can now discuss your predictions in headline news format. Have a hunch the Zombie Apocalypse will be here by the end of the week or President Obama will be elected to second term? You can predict it. Just go to headlineprophet.com, enter a headline you predict we’ll one day see, than support your prophecy in one paragraph and predict the date we will see it by. You can even comment on other people’s predictions for the future.

I already know what I’m predicting. Turkeys Take Back Thanksgiving and Attack People. What? It could happen.

LIFESTYLE
Free Rides In NYC From Top Gear “Taxis”

Top Gear USA is celebrating their premiere on the The History Channel Sunday by giving a ride to anyone in New York City. Not a gear head? No need to be. Head to Bryant Park Wednesday, November 17 till Friday, November 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. to take a passenger’s seat in one of six hot cars. Take a free quick ride around a few city blocks in the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Maserati Quattroporte, Lamborghini Gallardo Superlegerra, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren or the Dodge Viper Coupe. The ride is free and the lines are not long.

DAILY BITES
Boston Audition for Hell’s Kitchen

FOX’s hit show Hell’s Kitchen is coming up on Season 9 and the Hell’s Kitchen team is out on the road searching for the next cast. Now is your chance to get your revenge on the robbery that took place last season to Boston’s own Jason Santos. Wednesday November 17th from 10am-2pm at Dante Restaurant there will be an open casting call for all wanna-be kitchen maestros. They are looking for people with a lot of energy. Since there is a chance of waiting outside think about weather conditions before dressing for these auditions.

Now, Chef Ramsay will not be there but Chef Rock from Hell’s Kitchen Season 3 will be in attendance to meet fans and give audition advice. So put on that game face and show them Boston can beat the heat in the kitchen.

FOOD + DRINK
Drink With Fellow Brew Lovers

The Bay Brew Festival has finally made it to San Francisco. After touring Los Angeles and Orange County this Festival will stop at Fort Mason on November 13th and 14th. This is no wine and cheese pairing but a two-day frenzy that will feature dozens of international and domestic beers.

The event runs from 1pm – 4pm with unlimited beer. Local food trucks will provide the sponge your stomach needs to survive this weekend of flavor. Tickets will cost $50. Use the code “tablehopper” for 20% off the ticket. Food will be sold separately so bring some extra cash.

RESTAURANT 101
Thanksgiving Has a Cookie

Even though there is no such thing as Thanksgiving cookies the people at Cookie-Recipes.net have given us some recipes that fit into the flavor theme of autumn and Thanksgiving.

Honey Pumpkin Cookies

1 1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup Shortening
2 Eggs
1 ½ cup Cooked pumpkin puree
2 ½ cup All purpose flour
4 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Nutmeg
1 ½ tsp Salt
1 ½ cup Raisins
1 ½ cup Chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream 3/4 cup of the honey with shortening. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Combine the pumpkin with remaining 1/2 cup honey and add to egg mixture. Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Gradually stir flour blend into pumpkin mixture. Fold in raisins and nuts. Chill batter for 30 minutes. Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

NOTE: If a spicer cookie is desired, use canned pumpkin pie filling in place of plain pumpkin.