August 13, 2013
Temecula , CAInitial Invitation
West Coast  Contact
Linda Kissam
1st Vice President & SoCal Member Rep
On behalf of the IFWTWA
Attention IFWTWA SoCal Regional Members!

Member Luncheon Invitation

End of Summer Press Lunch

Sunday, August 25, 2013

  Star King BBQThe IFWTWA SoCal Regional group consists of IFWTWA members who live in the Southern California area or members who will be present on the day the event takes place. The SoCal Regional Group meets approximately three times a year for day time and overnight press trips. This luncheon is a free member benefit.


This event is an opportunity to get to know Korean cuisine and culture.  This opportunity was made possible through the help and connections of IFWTWA member Barbara Hansen. Linda Kissam is your group coordinator.


Send your RSVP to lindakissam@aol.com  no later than August 16, 4 p.m.  Seating is limited to 12 members. Sorry no guests. Please read the eligibility requirements at the end of this message before responding.


Itinerary for the Luncheon

Luncheon is held at the Star King BBQ in Korea Town


Star King BBQ speciality steaks

Meet at 11:30 am
for a short net working meet & greet
Lunch at 12 noon
features a variety of dishes and some words from our hosts and hopefully the chef.
1:30 pm:
Walking tour of  a couple of food shopping venues, art & architecture & historical interest in the neighborhood… all are walking distance from the restaurant
3 pm:
Event is over
Star King BBQ Table Setting
About Star King BBQ
http://starkingbbq.com   is the only Korean restaurant to feature Piedmontese, and the only restaurant in Greater Los Angeles to serve the  Tomahawk Rib Eye. The  servers, or you, grill the beef, and Star King BBQ’s other cuts, in their  spacious, woodsy dining room, in a smokeless grill on the middle of tables large enough to share.  A server presents the beautifully arranged raw beef on a platter, along with onion and mushroom slices before grilling.  When the beef is almost cooked, it is pulled off the grill and sheared into smaller pieces, and then finished off to your individual taste.
The kitchen offers a choice of refreshing, light, healthy appetizers.  They also carefully prepare an array classic banchan for you, a choice of vibrant, colorful, delicate little seasonal side dishes (fresh, fermented or cooked to complement, not overpower the meat.Sizzling Steaks
At each place setting, in addition to is a pair of chopsticks (or knife and fork if desired), and what distinguishes Korean from other Asian tables, is a long-handled flat metal spoon for the silky soup to finish your meal.
Add refreshing, fruit shoju to the water and barley tea beverages, and you have a party with the best of “street eats” (your food grilled in front of you) and fine dining at a traditionally set table.


 Eligibility Requirements

To thank our host, you must  produce a post experience article or be active on social media during the event. IFWTWA dues must be current and your IFWTWA profile up to date. Linda will pre-screen candidates.  Final approval comes from BBQ King’s PR rep Gerry Furth-Sides.



Linda Kissam
Group Coordinator & SoCal Regional Membership Coordinator



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