Have your berries and drink them, too, with cocktails in LA! Fruit and veggie-based drinks are all the rage this summer. Whether you’re into grapefruit, pineapple, lemons, oranges or even tomatoes, grab the sunscreen and get ready to quench that healthy thirst.
Salty, decadent, creamy, strong – there are so many different kinds of cheeses sometimes it’s hard to know which to pick. Especially if you’re trying to eat healthy, it might seem better to skip the cheese course all together, but with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommending three cups of dairy products daily, it’s easy to advocate for cheese’s place in a balanced meal. Arm yourself with a few cheese facts to choose your cheeses wisely!
Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Who cares, it’s delicious! The great tomato debate has kept us intrigued since we first realized this fruit was sitting on the veggie side of the stands. But while you may say tomato and others say tomahto, there are too many tasty types of tomatoes to call the whole thing off.
The Bloody Mary is the quintessential brunch drink. Bloody Mary ingredients are a mix of savory and spicy with a little bit sweetness to hit all the right spots. Find out more about the history of the classic cocktail, plus the many ways to enjoy it.
If you’ve dined out recently, you’ve probably noticed the increasing appearance of raw fish on restaurant menus. Many chefs have discovered that a number of fish and shellfish don’t need to be heated prior to serving and that they are incredibly tasty served au naturel — uncooked and with just a few simple ingredients. While ceviche and crudo have been leading the raw movement, the Hawaiian dish “poke” (pronounced POH-kay) has recently graduated to trend-of-the-moment status, delighting diners from sea to shining sea. If you’re wondering, “What is poke?” you’re not alone. These raw seafood dishes originate from different regions, but …
Popular in the US for decades because of a winning combination of healthy benefits and delicious flavors, Mediterranean cuisine keeps winning fans. With an emphasis on fresh vegetables, lean meats like fish and the good healthy fats found in olive oil and legumes, it’s no wonder that people are exploring these ingredients more. But what makes it Mediterranean, exactly?
Tequila has been a staple on cocktail menus across the country for years, but its smoky flavored relative — mezcal — is reaching new heights of popularity. Made from largely the same ingredients as tequila, mezcal is beginning to catch up as an essential ingredient in Mexican cocktails. Knowing the basic differences between mezcal and tequila will help you select, drink and enjoy each Mexican distilled beverage like a pro.
Shrimp is delicious, versatile and often (lovingly) referred to as the “fruit of the sea.” Rising in popularity when shrimp farming took off in China in the 1980s, shrimp dishes can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways — barbecued, boiled, broiled, baked, sauteed and more — at restaurants across the country.
When we launched Reserve for Restaurants two months ago, we were lauded in the press as a new challenger to OpenTable, but routinely faced the questions: “What about your network? How will you drive diners?”
As a staple in diets around the world, we love grains in many forms: breads, pastas, cereals and beer to name a few. But with terms like “whole grain,” “gluten free,” and “ancient grain” being used more and more frequently, all the types of grains can be complex and confusing to navigate.