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IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF
DIABLO
MAGAZINE

Diablo Food Awards
Top chefs, great deals, happening scenes, and the best service-here are the winners of this year's Food Awards picked by our food experts and Diablo readers.

The French Laundry's New Chapter
Can renowned chef Thomas Keller make his famous Wine Country restaurant even better?

Whiskey 101
Knock back our primer on this burgeoning spirit-and discover where to drink it-with help from East Bay bars, distillers, and restaurants.

Love in the Kitchen
Meet three couples running successful neighborhood restaurants and keeping the romance alive.

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We have loads to keep you occupied as we head towards Thanksgiving week. Enjoy all of the activities, and have a fabulous week!

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COLOR, DESIGN & DCOR
Douglah Design, La Fiesta Square.

From kitchen and bathroom remodels to household dcor and accessories, La Fiesta Square has everything you need to make your family home stylish and cozy. This holiday season, head to La Fiesta Square to discover something perfect for your lovely home. La Fiesta Square is located in The Heart of Lafayette at Mt. Diablo and Oak Hill Road. Click here to learn more.
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
Become a member today.

Meet playful sea otters, jewel-like jellies and hundreds of unforgettable ocean animals in an astonishing underwater world. It's a real-life
adventure no phone or tablet can hope to deliver. Become a member and experience awesome all year round, including access to discounts, exclusive events and more. Plus, your membership will help save the ocean for future generations to come. Click here to become a member.
JOIN US AT CHANGES FOR HOLIDAY CHEER!
December 1.

Sugar and Spice and everything nice - visit Changes on Tuesday, December 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., and enjoy an evening of celebration, savings, prizes and treats. Receive 10% off all product and gift card purchases at $160 or more. Enter to win an hourly prize drawing! Click here to RSVP and receive 200 VIP points when you attend. 
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEARTS AND HANDS
Bay Area Crisis Nursery.

Join in the season of giving by helping improve the Bay Area Crisis Nursery! J. Hettinger Interiors and Kelly Moore are proud to partner in donating their time and efforts for the BACN. To fix Sister Ann's roof before the rainy season begins, please click here to donate. To learn about more ways to donate, click here.
EMPIRE BUILDS HABITAT PLAYHOUSE
November 14.

An eager team of Empire agents and staff put down cell phones and picked up hammers  to assemble and decorate a playhouse that was donated to a wonderful military family with four adorable children ages 1, 5, 8, and 11. The family is sacrificing for our country and the Empire team was honored to lend a helping hand. Click here for more details.
SKINSPIRIT
November 19.

Learn how SkinSpirit can help you look and feel your best at any age on Thursday, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at SkinSpirit Walnut Creek. Come watch live demonstrations of our newest treatment, Kybella, the only FDA approved, non-surgical solution to your double chin, along with some of our most popular treatments. Visualize your own before and after images using interactive tools featuring our anti-aging treatments. Meet and mingle with our practitioners and aestheticians. Enter  to win fabulous prizes from our partners. Attendees will receive 20% off any service - new to you - booked during the event. Click here to RSVP.
THE REVEAL BEGINS AT BROADWAY PLAZA
November 20.

Broadway Plaza starts the reveal to its amazing transformation with the opening of new stores, a renovated Macy's and additional parking...just in time for the holiday season!  Join us on Friday, November 20 for two celebratory events - The Reveal Begins and Miracle On Broadway Plaza Street.  Both events will feature live entertainment and tasty treats, and the evening event will feature the return of Santa! Click here to learn more.
GOURMET EAST BAY
November 21.

Twenty of the top restaurants throughout the East Bay will be featured at this year's Gourmet East Bay event. There will also be premier tastings, as well as wineries and breweries from Napa and the East Bay offering great pours amidst an exciting atmosphere and fantastic live music. Join us on November 21 at Broadway Plaza for a night of food, drinks, and fun! Click here to buy tickets. Sponsors include: BiRite Foodservice Distributors, Open Table, YELP and ABC7. 
SONOMA VALLEY CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY WINTER WONDERLAND
November - December 31.

Located in the heart of Wine County, Sonoma Valley brings you Holidays in Sonoma. Visit the 8-acre Historic Sonoma Plaza - illuminated by 100,000+ twinkling lights, participate in the holiday window contest, or be the first to see the Gingerbread Contest. Activities are family friendly! Click here to plan your trip or for more information and special holiday offers.
SNEAK PEEK: GAN RESTAURANT IN PLEASANTON
Modern Korean that's out of this world.

Click here to learn more about the provocative, sophisticated, and just plain delicious food at Gan.
SF BALLET PRESENTS A UNIQUELY
SAN FRANCISCO NUTCRACKER

December 16-31.

This December, join us as the lights dim, music soars, history comes alive, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical. Experience Nutcracker, San Francisco's best loved holiday tradition. And only at SF Ballet. Click here to buy your tickets today! Image credit: Julia Rowe in Tomasson's Nutcracker. ( Erik Tomasson)
IRONHORSE HOME
Save 20% for the holidays.

Ironhorse home wants to help you impact someone else's world. This holiday season make a $50 donation to charity and receive $200 off Stressless YOU seating.  Take advantage of our Charity event while you enjoy the worlds most comfortable seating. Find your peace of mind on a Stressless YOU and enjoy quality time with the things that matter most.  Enjoy the comforts of Stressless You seating while donating to charity.  Sale begins November 18. Click here or visit the store for more details.
THE CHRISTMAS REVELS PRESENTS A VENETIAN MASQUE: CELEBRATING THE WINER SOLSTICE IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
December 11-13 and 18-20.

Oakland's cherished Christmas Revels marks its 30th anniversary of performances this holiday season with A Venetian Masque, set in 1620 Italy at a glittering Masked Ball. Revels is a family-friendly production designed to please all age groups. Celebrate long-ago winter traditions that bring the audience and community together by welcoming the Yuletide. Enjoy ten performances from December 11-13 and 18-20 at the Scottish Rite Theater. Tickets range from $20-$60. Please click here to learn more.
PAULA LEDUC'S PARTY PLANNING GUIDE
The East Bay's event planner to the stars.

Tips for hosting the perfect holiday gathering, girls' night in, and New Year's Eve bash. Click here to learn more.
THINKING ABOUT REMODELING YOUR HOME IN 2016
Make the best decisions through education.

Altera Design is offering free Remodeling Educational Seminars in 2016. Come learn about important topics such as: how to avoid the most common remodeling mistakes; how to eliminate design regrets; what to look for to ensure that your remodeling project will be completed on time and on budget; how much should you pay for your remodel; plus much more. Click here for more details and to receive notifications for upcoming seminars.
ARE YOU READY TO LOVE EVERY VIEW OF YOU?
Coolsculpting eliminates stubborn fat without surgery or downtime.

The sooner you set up your consultation with Dr. Robert Aycock and his team, the sooner you'll see results in the mirror. Experience long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today. Call Dr. Aycock's Walnut Creek office at (925) 937-8377 or his Greenbrae office at (415) 925-1700. Click here for more information about his practice.
THREADS OF HOPE
December 3

Each year, Diablo magazine honors the work of nonprofit volunteers throughout the East Bay. The Threads of Hope Awards ceremony recognizes outstanding individuals who selflessly give their time to help others, and in doing so, strengthen the fabric of our community. Join us on December 3 to celebrate the hard working volunteers of the East Bay and congratulate them on their accomplishments. Click here to RSVP.
DINING DESTINATION: JACK LONDON SQUARE
Fun central.

Jack London Square is hip, delicious, and fun. Click here to learn more about this dining destination.
THANKSforGIVING SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER
Subscribe and 20% is donated to charity.

Subscribe to Diablo magazine and 20% of your subscription rate will be donated to the charity of your choice. For just $20, you can give subscriptions to your family and friends, and give to your favorite cause. Subscribe and use promo code: DONATE20. 
DISH: SIPPING AND STROLLING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Our weekly food report.

New Korean in Pleasanton; cooking school in Walnut Creek; tasty pre-Thanksgiving dinners and more in our weekly Dish.
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