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Come Hungry to Sample Town’s Culinary Prowess

Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau plans an inaugural “foodie” event, Laguna Beach a la Carte – A Food and Wine Experience, slated for March 10-13, which will highlight the myriad culinary options available around town.

In addition to cooking demonstrations by local chefs, wine and cheese tastings and special deals and prix fixe menus offered by a several local eateries, there will be five ticketed events over the long weekend, beginning with wine tastings and food samplings at Laguna Culinary Arts on Thursday, March 10. La Casa del Camino, Tivoli Too!, Montage Laguna Beach and Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort will all host special experiences Friday, March 11, through Sunday, March 13. For details and info on purchasing tickets, visit http://www.lagunabeachfoodies.com.

Laguna Coffee Brews Up Barista Specials

Beginning this month, the Laguna Coffee Company, the only spot in town where they roast their own coffee and voted best coffee shop in Laguna Beach by Indy readers in a recent survey, is offering weekly barista specials to entice customers to take a chance on new flavors and combinations.

“Customers experiment with milk type and flavors and find their favorite drink,” said manager René Miller, who has 15 years of experience in the business. “A good barista experiments as well and will come up with combinations that aren’t the most obvious, but are really tasty.”

February began with Miller’s pick of “Cinnamon and Honey Americano.” Last week, Gabriela highlighted her “2 Espresso Shot, Peppermint, Hemp Milk Latte,” and this week co-owner/barista Cathy Ackley’s Valentine favorite is “Raspberry Mocha.” Peggy’s “Vanilla Foam Cappuchino” will round out the month, and March opens with Krystal’s “Dirty Mate Soy Latte.”

The Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway, offers tea drinks as well as fresh-roasted coffee by the pound, smoothies, pastries and made-to-order paninis, along with free Wifi. visit http://www.LagunaCoffeeCo.com  or call 949-494-6901.

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