Puerto Vallarta is a bustling beach town along the Pacific coast nestled at the “hip” of Mexico. It will be a challenge to stick to the few relaxing things on your itinerary when planning a trip here. This destination offers what you are looking for in a sun soaked getaway with plenty left to discover.
From its gritty heyday, to one of the renowned film festival destinations, Utah not only beckons the adventurers to the great outdoors, its sleepy cities have grown diverse in entrepreneurship, budding with popular native and international flavors alike, even local craft alcoholic beverages, it’s no wonder many flock to Utah as an all-around destination; some even come to stay.
Compliments to the Chef are often difficult to reward because they are busy manning the kitchen. At Riot House Restaurant in Hotel Andaz, grab a front row seat and enjoy an intimate, seasonally prepared multi course menu WITH the chef.
It’s Friday, and what better way to celebrate Garnacha Day! This easy-to-drink red wine comes from the Carinena, a northern region of Spain. It pairs well with most commonly cooked favorite dishes and just as impressive on the pocket as it is on the palate.
Nestled in the famed rock ‘n’ roll Andaz Hotel along the iconic Sunset Strip, Riot House Restaurant & Bar offers a menu of fresh, local California flavors in a sleek setting perfect to start a night out on the town.
Barbados takes pride in being considered the culinary capital of the Caribbean, as well as the birthplace of rum. If you are considering visiting the island for an edible adventure, here is a guide to popular Bajan cuisine hotspots.
Game Day is coming up fast! Time turn our attention to stuffing our faces and screaming at the TV. Here are 10 indulgent appetizers dedicated to each team’s state.
For those who prepped for the hibernation season back in the fall, the time is ripe for enjoying the pickled and preserved ingredients that have been waiting to be popped out of those airtight jars. Here are five satisfying recipes that will add that tickle to your salivary glands.
While some choose to embark on dry January, others may simply seek healthier options this month. We’d like to suggest a selection of (dare we say) health-conscious cocktails packed with restorative, antioxidant-rich and detoxifying ingredients such as turmeric, mugwort, matcha and carrots.
Welcome to 2017. Yes, the new year is here, and everyone is trying to stick to their lists of physical improvement. This year, on top of committing to that gym membership, let’s also consider what we are putting into our bodies. It does not have to be a bland torture. Here are different cuisines and their common herbs and spices to add plenty of flavor to food with just a pinch of salt.
This wine quartet of gentlemen are the notable, sprouting buds of Napa Valley’s wine country.
If you are brave enough to battle the Black Friday chaos, more power to you. And to help get you through the mayhem, here are five survival cocktails you will need.
Who doesn’t love true low-and-slow smoked pork ribs?
If “Turkey Anxiety” was a real term, it’s a mutual feeling all Thanksgiving hosts share. Nothing is more disappointing than slicing into a dry bird after hours of anticipation. Make sure this doesn’t happen! Brining is the secret to preparing perfect poultry. Here are the basic rules of how to brine.
Squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes are some of the ingredients that shine in November. While these make for some great pies, hearty soups, and rich sauces, here are some other ingredients that deserve a little spotlight this month too.
Fellow Americans, to commemorate (and get through) Election Day, here are 4 twists to Washington DC’s signature cocktail – The Rickey – that are available at The Rickey in New York City.
Thinking of hosting a Friendsgiving this year? Whether you are planning a party for 4 or 14 (or more, you popular person!), here are a few ways to make it easy and fun for all.
Happy Friday! In preparation for Halloween and to celebrate the cooler weather, here are some seasonal cocktails to pour for your guests in costume over the weekend. Just add a few creative touches for a spooky festive feel. Cheers!
To celebrate National Nut Day, try these 10 nutty recipes that are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or snack!
When it gets colder, cravings for hot, family-style meals become a frequent request. Spend no time slaving over the stove and all your time filling those bellies at the table with these slow cooker recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Autumn is off to a sweet start with National Caramel Month. It’s 10 times better this year with these 10 boozy caramels to pair with, or decadently drizzle, all over your desserts.
Poached pears are an elegant, light, and delicious way to add sweetness to the end of a dinner. Try these 6 simple and creative ways to poach pears for a lovely dessert.
Whoever doesn’t love guacamole, more for those who do! Here is a loaded, quick and easy recipe to perfectly pair with a crispy, toasted tortilla chip. Cheers to National Guacamole Day!
Adding juicy pears to a savory recipe can make it all the better. Try these 5 simple, savory pear recipes and your tastebuds will be delightfully surprised.
Nestled along Finger Lakes in central New York, Black Sheep Inn is a culinary getaway you want to treat yourself to. From artisinal cheeses, craft beers, and award-winning vineyards, to meeting local purveyors and learning where your food comes from, take a drive and feast on the autumn bounty.
September squash? No. This time, it’s all about crisp and juicy pears at the peak of its flavor! Try these five seasonally inspired pear recipes for a main, dessert, or cocktail.
Wherever you are, hopefully you’re staying under the shade. Of course a nice, cold pint can help, but enough of it will get you even hotter. Try these 5 icy cocktails to keep you cool this weekend!
Labor Day Weekend is kind of the last hoo-rah of the barbecue season. It’s also one of the last holidays to sleep in and leisurely make yourself breakfast. Combine the two, and we give you 6 ways to barbecue your breakfast!
Here’s the scoop – this weekend just got even cooler. Why? Because it’s National Root Beer Float Day, that’s why.
Pisco is colorless to amber brandy produced by distilling grape wine into a high-proof spirit. In what ways can pisco be concocted for social lubrication, you ask? The pisco sour is a classic Peruvian chilled cocktail that is refreshing to sip on during warm days. Try this simple recipe and enjoy!
Executive Chef Vincent Lesage of Angel Oak Restaurant has always found inspiration through art in the form of food since he was a little boy visiting the galleries and museums around his home in Paris. Finding his way to California and discovering the fresh bounty of the west coast has made his culinary palette even more colorful. Read about how his imagination brings it all together.
It’s time to find a lush spot of green under a tree and spread out that linen blanket. Sure, you’ve got some splendid bites in your picnic basket, but also consider one more to throw into the mix…
Executive Chef Justin Dain is the mastermind behind the locally sourced culinary creations at PINE Restaurant located in the picturesque town of Hanover, New Hampshire. Read about his idyllic upbringing, creative mind, and benevolence through teaching others about his passion for using seasonal ingredients at the peak of their flavor.
Grilling season is here. Are you prepared? Here are some useful tips to armor yourself with before entering the ring of fire.
The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and there’s always an excuse to be outside. Yours is being on the grill. Think you’ve got some serious BBQ’ing skills? Here is the challenge! Whether your bronzed guests are laying out by the pool, hitting the waves, playing at the park, or you are hosting an al fresco soiree, keep them having fun in the sun all day long with these morning till sunset grilled meals!
Poke is a Hawaiian-style sashimi that is a fresh and filling dish and will knock your espadrilles off.
There are many interesting delicacies around the world that need an acquired taste, one being escargot. Whoever thought to turn a slimy, slithering gastropod into a popular European amuse-bouche had to be quite…imaginative. In appreciation of National Escargot Day, here is the 101 on how to dine on this delicacy.
Distinctive hats, long gloves, and a beautiful show of well-dressed people equals the Kentucky Derby y’all. What’s the race without bourbon to sip on? While the crowd roars for their favorite horse and jockey to cross the finish line, delight in sipping on these variations of the refreshing mint julep.
Funny thing is, Mexicans don’t celebrate this day as their Independence Day. Here’s a brief history lesson – On May 5th, 1862 the battle against the French to conquer Mexico was victorious, but at the loss of a small army, kind of like that Spartan movie, 300. On September 16th, 1821 it became officially recognized that Mexico became independent of any further European colonization. Fantastico! There are actually two good reasons to celebrate with tequila! Make this Thursday your Friday with these 5 cantinas to get your tequila on while celebrating Mexican Independence Day. Andale amigos!
Signature to the Los Angeles city skyline, sheen blades of green tower over avenues and boulevards. The palm tree is indicative of ideal climates, but little is known about the fruit it bears. Think drinking straight from a coconut is exotic enough to be Snapchat worthy? This lesson has just begun.
Cheers to National Oysters on the Half-Shell Day! To celebrate, here are 7 shuck-worthy reasons to eat these briny bivalves.
A culinary destination is not particularly the first thought that comes to mind when considering Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, while you’re on the hunt for some sterling silver and turquoise, the search may turn into exploring some of these hidden gems that will satisfy your appetite…
It is time to map out the game plan. We’re here to help you chow down until the final touch down.
We’ve searched through hundreds of recipes and selected 10 sensible snacks. Whether you’re a chocolate lover, a savory nibbler, or the first person to devour a dessert, these snacks will satisfy your cravings.
Treat the culinary entertainer in your life with these gift ideas and there will always be an excuse to throw a party.