Come join in for our monthly strictly social gathering at the Black Bear Diner where the Tiger Paws meet the bear paws. See you there.
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Winter ideally brings us in Southern California some much needed rain and one of those wet days happened to occur on January 16th, the day of our first Taste of the Town of the new year. I was anxious to attend and have a good meal at the Backwoods Inn on Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, finally back from a bout with a virus. Steak instead of chicken soup was the order of the day.
I rolled into the Backwoods Inn lot at the appointed hour expecting to find it full of Corvettes. I saw just one. I thought maybe attendance was down due to the weather or maybe others had my virus. Steak was still calling so I went in and asked where the Corvette club was meeting, directed to the back room. I was surprised to find the room filled with our members, who were busy enjoying one another’s company and preparing to order. Like me, everyone apparently didn’t want to wash their Vette on Friday and also drove the “tin-can”.
I have to give a shout out to prospective members Jim and Patt Watkinson for acknowledging that Corvettes have wipers and using his to wave the Corvette colors at our social event.
The Backwoods Inn says it has the “Best Steak in the book”, and it’s “Where the Locals Eat”. I tend to agree. The restaurant has been a favorite in our community since its opening in 1968 and I must say, my steak was excellent.
Did you know that the Backwoods Inn rakes the sawdust on the floor every morning and it is changed once a week on Sunday? Good to know I suppose.
Our Taste of the Town was another success and thanks to our organizers and attendees for making our night out a good one. And, thanks too to the Backwoods Inn staff for taking good care of us.
Taste of the Town on February 20th will be at Mama’s Table on Cinema Drive. See you there…in your Corvette!
Come join your fellow club members for a tasty social event, no club business, at our own Claim Jumper. That’s right,it’s Taste of the Town time.
You know the drill. 6pm to 8:30pm or there about. Plan to come with a big appetite, you know, there’s lots of food.
Here’s the Claim Jumper Story, give it a read!
2019.09.19 – G’Day mate, looking for a little shrimp on the barbie? Well you came to the right spot – along with twenty-eight of our fellow club members for the September Taste-of-the-Town.
The Outback claims to be the home of juicy steaks, spirited drinks, and true Aussie hospitality. So, in that spirit, I personally skipped the entrée and went straight for the platypus pie, while I think it was Mark Ware who had a hopping good sandwich with the house special, a Kangaroo Burger.
But seriously, we had a good time, and there was a variety of food choices delivered up and down the table. The warm rye bread and butter are always a nice beginning, and some of the appetizers included their famous Bloomin’ Onion and Aussie Fries, and the entrees ran the gamut from ribeye’s and chicken fried chicken, to lobster tails and burgers. Our servers were pleasant, attentive, and tried to stay organized against our often-disorganized group, which helped to make the meal just that much nicer.
We want to thank the fine folks at Outback for a nice experience, and certainly for being Corvette friendly! I am confident that we will be back.
Do you want to get in on the fun?
Join us Thursday, October 17th for another great
Taste of the Town at…
This month’s Taste-of-the-Town is at the one and only (in Santa Clarita) Outback Steakhouse. It on the Old Road and we thought it time to pay them a visit for a great steak or shrimp on the barbie, a Wallaby Darned, a Bloomin Onion and to be among great friends. Did I mention good beer? Let’s see if anyone has ordered a new C8.
Usual start time of 6PM.
Our chance to catch up on Summer events (no club business required) will be at the Taste-of-the-Town. This month will be at Topper’s Pizza Place Valencia, on the SE corner of Valencia Blvd. & Magic Mountain Pkwy., 23710 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. Purely social purely tasty. Meet at 6PM.
2019.07.18 – Taste-of-the-Town: Route 66 Classic Grill
The July Taste of the Town had a little something extra this month. As chance would have it, Thursday, July 18th was not only our social gathering, it was also Chevrolet’s scheduled unveiling of the new, 2020, C8 Corvette! I ask you, would there have been a better place to combine both of those activities than the Route 66 Grill? There would not.
So, a dedicated group of thirty-five members took on the mission of gathering around the always excellent burgers, fries, milkshakes, and apple pie, to anticipate the long-awaited unveiling.
George at Route 66 is always accommodating, and he graciously allowed us to setup a TV on the counter of the soda fountain. So, though the magic of the internet, and some technical stuff from Mark Ware, we were able to live stream the event directly from the Chevrolet website.
The unveiling, like our Taste of the Town dinner, did not disappoint. The new C8 Corvette is a sexy beast, and there is no doubt we will be hearing much more about it in the coming months.
It’s chop house time! Indeed, it was when twenty-five of us met at one our local favorites, the Saddle Ranch. Originally, we were scheduled to meet at the Red Robin Restaurant, but we found out ahead of time that they were not able to make it happen for us as they had originally promised. But no matter, George, and the other fine folks at the Saddle Ranch are always happy to make us feel welcome.
The super friendly wait staff did a great job with our large table, and everyone was pleased to see the baskets of warm biscuits arrive while we reviewed the menu for the evening’s offerings.
The Saddle Ranch has something for everyone from, steaks and ribs, to salads and sandwiches, and we did our best to represent just about everything from the menu.
The food was good, hot and flavorful – just the way we like it.
Following our dinner, we were pleasantly surprised when they sent out complimentary desserts in the form of warm bread pudding alamode, yum!
It was another great Taste of the Town, although no one from our group rode the bull, most enjoyed shooting it for a while. Be sure to join us next month for burgers, fries, and chocolate shakes at Route 66!
It was a blustery May evening, when twenty-four of us gathered in the warm and inviting atmosphere of the Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, where we were welcomed by a number of pleasant and attentive waitstaff.
They greeted us with baskets of warm bread-sticks, bowls of Italian dressed salad, and wine that ran freely.
Well, maybe not so much the wine, but the rest of it was plentiful. It was a great Taste of the Town.
One of the most popular aspects of the Olive Garden are the combination plates made up of pasta and other Italian favorites, and this night they did not disappoint. Other popular entrées included the chicken and shrimp carbonara, meat lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, and the wide variety of frittatas—there was something for every Italian food lover. Some of the members even took advantage of the $5.00 take home entrees, for meals the next day!
Please join us next month at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, located at 27063 McBean Parkway, in the Prominade Shopping Center. mark your calendars, and we’ll see you there!
Time for dinner out and socializing with your Corvette friends. No dishes to do tonight! Join us at another of our Santa Clarita’s great eating spots. Reminder to all, start time is 6 PM! Our Taste of the Town evenings are always a great social event, so plan to join us will you, May 16th at the Olive Garden. Sources report there is a Cold Stone Creamery nearby.