At Bistro K, traditional Italian recipes merge with eclectic New World flavors for a menu that's reflective of the international history of the family behind it. That story starts back in Italy with the four Bagatta brothers, all chefs who later traveled on to France, South Africa, and Southern California. It was during these wanderings that Tony Bagatta met Massimiliana, the woman who would become his wife. Today, Massimiliana and her daughter Katia run Bistro K as a mother-daughter team, serving up hearty plates from traditional Italian gnocchi to gourmet burgers smothered in gruyère.
Twenty-four wine bottles line the circumference of two stainless-steel cylinders, both of which add a futuristic flourish to the middle of the room. With the touch of a button, the machine dispenses a 1-ounce sample of any of the wines—red at room temperature, whites at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Praised on Foodbeast, this self-serve tasting bar, called the Enomatic wine system, lets guests sample an array of wines before committing to a long-term relationship with a single—or several—bottles. This method is just one of several ways OC Wine Mart & Tasting Bar owner Julie Lim takes the intimidation out of wine buying.
At her boutique wine store, Julie fills the shelves with vintages from both well-known and under-the-radar vineyards, with some of her favorites including Silver Oak Cellars, Caymus Vineyards, and Cakebread Cellars. She and her team thrive on helping guests find the best bottle—whether they're hunting for wine, craft beer, or a fine liquor. Once guests feel confident in their selections, the staff can help them compile gift baskets for holiday parties or year-end performance reviews. Committed to green practices, the staff eschews foam packaging in favor of molded-pulp shippers, derived from 100% recycled materials. Such practices earned Julie a place on OC Metro's list of 20 Women to Watch, plus her boutique a place on Gayot's Top 10 Wine Bars in the United States.
Rasta Rita and Rasta Taco bring the party to you?literally. Dubbed the "World's First Mobile Margarita Truck," Rasta Rita and its skilled team of bartenders handcraft each libation before pouring it over rocks and garnishing with fruit, salt, or fresh juices. House-made sweet and sour mingle with the kiss of agave nectar while precise pinches of lemons and limes give each cocktail a refreshing balance of flavor. Each Rasta Rita creation comes in more than half a dozen flavors such as strawberry and basil or rosemary. Unique alcohol-free drinks are also available to accommodate all tastes and allergies to tequila that developed after your last Spring Break.
When Rasta Rita brings the party to guests, Rasta Taco?a fully equipped taco cart?often joins the fun. Here, skilled cooks construct tacos before diners' eyes. For special events, Rasta Taco's staff sets everything up on location before doling out their Caribbean carne asada tacos, Jamaican chicken, and seasoned and grilled tofu tacos.
Pacific Whey Café prepares each of its menu items from scratch using ingredients that are delivered to the restaurants every day. Throughout its kitchens, meat is roasted, bread is baked, and eggs are juggled based on the specific demands of each and every order, ensuring the freshest possible transmission of food to hungry mouths.
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Dozens of classic motos unleash their hoods and strut their struts at the Saugus Car Show, flanked by a thrilling array of kid-friendly entertainment, booths from local restaurants and vendors, and two raucous concerts. Strap into a comfy lawn chair and peer toward the center of the historic Saugus Speedway for Friday's Slow Car Cruise, which celebrates classic rovers' years of service by letting them take a leisurely victory lap. Hundreds more garage escapees populate the premises on Saturday for the classic car show, where hundreds of vehicles in categories from Ferraris and rat rods to motorcycles and exotics await automotive oglers. Wheel-based entertainment gives way to guitar-slinging on both evenings; stop by Friday to pogo to ska pioneers The English Beat or head in on Saturday to take in the stylings of the '80s tribute band Radiostar.