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George?s Bistro, rich in taste and price

We got Pregnant by Morning with a Fat Tire. These are two things one wouldn’t expect to get just by going to a restaurant for an innocent meal.

To clear the air this has nothing to do with cars or the start of a nine-month journey resulting in an infant. They are two of many drinks you can order at George’s Bistro.

The Valencia restaurant serves French and Italian dishes and has an entertaining drink menu. If you commute to CSUN from the Santa Clarita Valley or want a new place to try, George’s Bistro should be on your list.

The drinks are tasty and the food is great, but one downfall is Bistro’s expensive prices. Good food doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re trying to impress a date or just want to treat yourself, the Bistro is the way to go.

While the name may be intimidating, Pregnant by Morning is delicious and worth it.’ Just be careful, the drink isn’t sparse on alcohol. To make sure the name doesn’t become a reality, drink with caution.

The pink martini contains Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Bacardi Watermelon Rum, Peach Schnapps, De Kuyper Watermelon Pucker and a splash of Bacardi 151 and pineapple juice. I wonder if it’s a boy or a girl.

The drink comes in a chilled martini glass and tastes like a watermelon Jolly Rancher with a kick. The warming sensation after one sip is a small indicator as to how much alcohol this house specialty has.

The sweet treat comes with a hefty cost of $10. Pregnant by Morning is pricey, but good enough to try at least once.

Other martinis include the Bikini Martini, Brigitte Bardot, Tahiti Martini and X-Rated Martini. With a full bar, beer and wine list, it would be wise to get some appetizers and drinks for a Friday or Saturday night. Eating dinner at home and going out for appetizers and drinks will save some cash without cutting back on the fun.

One great appetizer is the garlic baked brie for $10.95. Served on a white square plate the bread is topped with melted cheese and garlic. The cost might be steep, but worth breaking any diet for.

The appetizers and drinks alone are filling enough and won’t cost as much, but if the stomach is growling, get ready for dinner.

The linguini turino for $15.95 is saut’eacute;ed in white wine and mildly-spiced marinara. Filled with Italian sausage, assorted peppers, onions, sun driedtomatoes, roasted garlic and shallots, this pasta swims in an Italian blend of flavors.

For something a little less spicy, order the arrostita del pepe rosso.’ For $16.95, the corkscrew pasta comes with artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. The house cream sauce consists of roasted red bell peppers and garlic. The artichoke slices balance out the strong tomato flavor.

If the price seems high, stop by on Tuesday nights for Mission ImPASTAble. It’s a great deal for students because all pasta, house wine and draft beer is 50 percent off.

It’s cheap on the wallet, but not on flavor.

George’s Bistro offers a large menu with foods ranging from salads, soups and chicken dishes to lasagna, seafood and risotto.

Topping off a satisfying meal with dessert is a must. Who can resist Tiramisu or Cr’egrave;me Brule?

Don’t fill up on too much pasta because you’ll want to try the Bistro’s Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding. It’s light, airy and full of sweet goodness.

The bread pudding is a baked croissant drizzled with pieces of melted chocolate chips.’ It’s served over a cream anglaise and whiskey sauce and topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.

George’s Bistro offers a great atmosphere to unwind while experiencing great flavors from its creative drinks to its rich pasta dishes.

George’s has two locations, 1321 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica and 28261 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Take a break from studying and drive through Third Street or stop by Santa Clarita where appetizing meals and a full bar of fun await.

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