As we’re inching closer to this holiday season, we can’t help but feel inspired. We’re inspired by those consummately American traditions this time of year: family meals with all the staples, family get-togethers with drinks and memories, trees, wreaths, the whole shebang. But just a few weeks ago we were also inspired by our friends with the Lee Initiative.
It is unseasonably cold for early October in Austin. Just last week the heavy warmth of a late summer still lingered, but today the air is crisp and clean as rain clouds shade the sun from our eyes. It’s still early as Chefs Ben Runkle of Salt and Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria and Todd Duplechan of the critically acclaimed Lenoir restaurant pull up to Boggy Creek Farms to ensure they have the first pick of today’s produce. As soon as you pull onto the small gravel road leading up to the farm, it feels like all of the reality of Austin melts away. Here there are no traffic lines, no flashing lights, no advertisements or billboards, just the earth and people who have devoted their lives to healing and encouraging the land.
This year’s Echo Park Rising Music, Art & Community Festival was a phenomenal experience. We not only enjoyed being a supporting sponsor, we also enjoyed the energy meeting all of the wonderful people who collectively make Echo Park one of the most unique neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Over the past year Louisville, KY’s once-average food scene has become a hotbed for good eats, thanks to a slew of new restaurants opening. Louisville natives Ryan Rogers and Andrew McCabe have been a major part of the local culinary movement thanks to their fast casual and sit-down dining restaurants.
This past summer’s Fayetteville Roots Festival was an awesome showcase of musical talent, great people and delicious food. The local Northwest Arkansas community came out in droves to support the legendary and up and coming acts who graced the 10 festival stages over the five-day festival.
Well, we’ve officially hit vacation season, which is why we wanted to share our newest cocktail recipe with you: Sparkling White Peach Sangria. All year long, we’ve been dreaming about going on a tropicalvacation. While our dream hasn’t come true, this cocktail has made it feel like it has.
The Nashville location in particular is redefining the food scene in that red hot culinary city, largely thanks to the vision of their executive chef Katie Coss.
Since the summer of 1959, the Newport Folk Festival has been a place where people from all walks of life meet to enjoy music and join together as a community. This year marked the 59th anniversary of this iconic American music festival and Mountain Valley Spring Water’s first as the official water sponsor.
Break into fall with a stylish cocktail that carries aromas of your favorite season. When we think of Autumn, warm mulling spices, fall fruit, and acorns and leaves on the ground come to mind.
Blue Smoke Executive Chef, Jean-Paul Bourgeois has worked at restaurants all over the world, but his heart and culinary style remain in his native Louisiana. Mixing the different techniques that he learned in France, California, Atlanta, St. Thomas USVI, and New York with his southern roots have made Chef Bourgeois one of the most sought-after young chefs in the restaurant business.