Category: Dining

New Year’s Eve on the Mountain

Big Bear Lake, CA December 31, 2013 – There are quite a few ways to ring in the new year here in Big Bear, starting with Snow Summit’s annual Torchlight Parade at 7:00pm tonight. A holiday tradition not seen anywhere else in SoCal, it’s a spectacular display not to be missed, with 250 skiers and snowboarders descending the mountain with lit torches. There are several locations where you can have a special New Year’s Eve dinner, or you can join in on one of the parties happening around town. Wyatt’s Saloon at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center has a family friendly New Year’s Eve party starting at 5:00pm with live entertainment, ranch style grub, and free shuttle service. Northwoods Resort is offering reduced admission to their party with the purchase of dinner. The Wine Room has an early bird dinner from 5:00-7:00pm and is also offering free shuttle service from their celebration. Parties starting at 9:00pm include events at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Nottinghams Tavern, Club Bombay in the Village, Murray’s Saloon and Eatery, as well as ‘Rockin’ in the New Year’ at the Cave. Please remember to celebrate responsibly. If you plan on drinking, arrange for a designated driver, take advantage of the free shuttle services available, or call a cab. Have a safe and Happy New...

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Eat for a Good Cause on July 24

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 18, 2013 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Hospital Auxiliary presents Hot and Saucy Night on July 24th, with proceeds benefiting the hospital. Hot and Saucy night means a lakeside evening of Italian and Mexican food from your favorite local restaurants, with homemade ice-cream for dessert.  The event will be held at Eagle Point Estate Park in Big Bear Lake, in the 100 block of Bayside Drive, on Wednesday July 24th from 5 to 7:00 pm Tickets are $20, and ice cold margaritas or beer are available for $2 each. Get your tickets at the gate or at the Bear Valley Community Hospital Gift Shop inside the hospital on Garstin Drive. Food will be provided by Nottinghams Tavern, Old Country Inn, Peppercorn Grille and Village Pizza, as well as Azteca Grill, El Jacalito, Hacienda Grill, La Montana, Nuevo Vallarta Grill and Sonora Cantina. For more information call (909) 866-1717 or visit them...

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Summer Fun Continues With Chili Cookoff and Bluegrass Fest

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 9, 2013 – The Old  Miners Association of Big Bear Lake is hosting a weekend of family-friendly activities including the Big Bear Chili Cookoff on Saturday, July 13. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, the cookoff returns to the Bartlett Lot in the Village from 10am to 6pm. There are chili competitions in several categories, live music, vendors, and children’s activities. Adults get to have fun, too, with the crowning of Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Stuff, as well as the afternoon outhouse races.  Admission is free, and chili tasting kits are only $5. Additional food and beer will also be available. Winning chili cooks advance to the world championships held in Palm Springs in October. Prizes will also be given for Best Decorated Booth, People’s Choice, and Best First-Time Cook. For more information on participating, go to the website or call Mark “Mr. Chili” Gaines at (909) 363-6592. The Old Miners Association also hosts the Big Bear Bluegrass Festival, starting on Friday, July 12 and running through Sunday, July 14. Friday night festivities feature a number of bluegrass bands playing at local venues, many free of charge. On Saturday night, there will be a ticketed concert at Big Bear Lake’s new concert venue The Cave. There will also be a Sunday morning bluegrass brunch and paddle wheel cruise aboard Miss Liberty, bluegrass workshops, and...

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Community Gardens Project Continues Successful Lecture Series

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2013 — The Community Gardens Project is focusing their next set of educational workshops on keeping food crops healthy, and how to then store and prepare their homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs . The workshops are FREE and open to the public at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS. Participants should bring their own chair and beverage. Schedule: July 6th, 10:00 a.m. Cooking with Rhubarb—Learn a delicious and easy new recipe for turning the easy to grow rhubarb into something wonderful to eat. Presented by gardener and chef Nancy Clark. July 13th, 10:00 a.m. Heirloom Seeds—Pete Pothier shares the joys of using heirloom seeds,  where to find them, and the difference between heirloom and ordinary seeds in his presentation,  The Right Time of Year for Heirloom Seeds. July 20th, 10:00 a.m. Tired of Fighting Gophers?—Local pest control expert Mike Nolan provides some interesting ways to thwart gophers and other critters without poisons. Share your success stories with others, too. July 27th, 10:00 a.m. A Healthy Garden—You’ve planted your radishes, lettuce, and beans; now what? Learn how to care for and nurture your crops for the best harvest this summer and fall. Presented by Robbie Bos. August 3rd, 10:00 a.m. Fermenting Your Veggies—Raw food cook Rita McMillan will show you a new and delicious way to preserve your harvest into the winter...

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Fireworks Committee Promises Largest Show Ever

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 28, 2013 – Thousands of people line the shores of Big Bear Lake each year to view one of the largest and most elaborate fireworks displays put on in Southern California. This year, the annual July 4th celebration will add 10% more fireworks, including some pyrotechnics never before seen locally.  KBHR 93.3 FM will continue its long tradition of broadcasting synchronized patriotic music. The show begins at dark, usually right around nine o’clock. Fireworks are shot off from the middle of the lake from a large barge, prepared and manned by Rotarians, volunteers from throughout the region, and a crew from the largest fireworks company on the West Coast, Pyro Spectaculars. The extravaganza is once again designed by Skip Suhay, underwritten by the City of Big Bear Lake and supported with donations from many local businesses and individuals. Additional fireworks are shot off from a smaller barge on the lakefront near Marina Resort as a special treat for those at the Rotary Fireworks and Barbecue. This year’s restaurants are Barnstorm Restaurant and Red Baron Pizzeria, who will serve dinner between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.  A $25 ticket buys a steak or chicken meal and entry to the Marina viewing area for the lakefront fireworks display.  The $20 ticket buys a hamburger or hot dog meal and entry to the viewing area.  All meal tickets include salad and...

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