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Thanksgiving & Holiday Entertaining

By Suzanne O'Connor

Thanksgiving and the Holidays are literally around the corner and if you’re entertaining guests, having a party or going to any parties, it’s time to get prepped!
Though we can’t give you any real cooking tips, we can help you get extra plates and place settings, linens as well as hostess gifts and gourmet foods for less. Here are some great bargain sources to help make your Holiday celebration shine.

Table Top/ Cookware/ Flatware & Cutlery
For cookware, barware, kitchen supplies or even a chef hat, head down to the Dish Factory Outlet and save 20% to 80% on a huge array of dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, glassware, flatware and more. You can buy individually or by the dozen. This is where chefs and restaurants shop.

The Dish Factory, 310 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90013   (213) 687-9500
                    333 E. Valley Blvd., Colton, CA 92324               (909) 370-4040

Another great source for discount dishes and glassware is:
The Gibson Factory Outlet, 2410 Yates Ave., Commerce, CA 90040   (323) 832-8900

Linens
If ya didn’t make it to the Classic Concepts or FR Industries sale… Oops!
But if you still need some dinner linens and are not into traditional, you’ll score some great buys at World Caravan Outlet in Pasadena. This is a great place to shop for casual linens, home décor and home furnishings with savings of 20%-70% everyday. There are plenty of placemats, runners and napkins at some really low prices.
World Caravan Outlet @ Paseo Colorado
340 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 578-1137

Wine
Wine is a Holiday staple…. At least around our house.
During the Holidays with parties and dinners it’s always a great idea to have some extra bottles of good wine around. Of course there are well know sources like Bev Mo, World Market and Trader Joes.
But I also really like the Los Angeles Wine Company,  a well stocked, well edited selection of wines from all over the world. The folks here are experts and will steer you to the perfect wine at very reasonable pricing.

Los Angeles Wine Company
4935 McConnell Ave., #8, Los Angeles, CA 90066   (310) 306-WINE (9463)
72-608 El Paseo, Unit #2, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 346-1763
http://www.lawineco.com

Gourmet Foods
If you want to serve appetizers or gourmet foods, you’ll want to head over to the Epicure Warehouse sale in North Hollywood this weekend (Friday 12:30-5pm, Sat 9:30am-2pm)
You’ll save 25%-30% on imported gourmet food items in pates, jams, oils, truffles, specialty cheese, chocolates, charcuterie, butters, vinegars, sausages and more. Take a jacket… the warehouse is refrigerated!

Epicure Imports, 6900 Beck Ave., North Hollywood 91605. Cash/ CC

Hostess Gifts
I love the deals on scented gift candles at the Zodax Warehouse Sale now thru 11/17 (M-F 9am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm). Pricing starts at $1 on candles you pay 10 times as much for. You’ll also find gifts like picture frames, pillows, tabletop, decor, bar ware, wall decor and more.
Zodax Warehouse, 14040 Arminta St., Panorama City, 91402. Cash/ CC.

Desserts/ Bakery Items
Rarely do I feel desserts and bakery are worth going out of the way for. But the only place I will now go is the Back Door Bakery in Sunland,
You’ll find everything from their famous croissants and fudge cake, to French baguette sandwiches, brioches, danishes, breads, bagels, cheese cake, tarts, muffins, pies and their legendary home-made Hostess cupcakes. All I can say is OMG there items are soooo amazingly good!
You can pre-order anything a couple of days ahead of time.

Back Door Bakery, 8658 Foothill Blvd (off the 210 @ Sunland, in a mini mall across from Sunland park), Sunland, CA 91040     (818) 353-2233

Eat well, enjoy the people around you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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