CATEGORY: Food & Drinks for Gatherings

Restaurant Spotlight
Feast While You Bowl at This Philly Hotspot
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



Bowling’s never looked so trendy as it does at this vintage-looking Philly hotspot. Head to Sansome Street in Center City when you’re looking to get together with friends in a place where you can sip downright delicious cocktails, nosh on good Philly pizzas and practice your strike skills. Harp & Crown is more than just a gorgeous restaurant, it’s got a hidden basement bowling alley too.

 

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Venue Spotlight
This is How Millennials Do Miami
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Freehand Miami

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL, United States



Know what’s better than a two-for-one? A three-for-one, of course. This Miami Beach hotspot features three awesome venues that are gorgeous, boutique and so intimate that you’ll want to grab a spot and stay a while. In a city that’s known for extravagance, Freehand Miami offers a calm, Bohemian respite that’s tropical and cool and utterly millennial. So, grab your posse and your SPF, because it’s about to go down in the city where the heat is on. Bienvenidos a Miami!

 

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Food & Drinks for Gathering
How to Host Your Own Cozy Indoor Picnic for the Holiday Season
The Venue Report
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

Whether you're cooking from the comfort of your own kitchen or having a romantic cabin escape, step up your average dinner and a movie night by creating an indoor picnic. What's on the menu? Lamb Meatballs covered in a savory Moroccan Tomato Sauce with a side of Duck Mole. These dishes are comforting, flavorful and best-served family style this holiday season. 

The experts at MIHO Catering Co. and Hostess Haven are showing us how it's done with step-by-step recipes and tried-and-true tips. Who knows, you may fall in love with these dishes and mix up your holiday menu once and for all.


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Fall Into Flavor
Fall into Flavor: Why You Must Order a Winter in Monaco at This Camp Inspired Restaurant
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Campfire Restaurant

2725 State Street, Carlsbad, CA, United States

Attention: It’s currently fall. And with that comes lots of fun things like pumpkins, spices and lattes… oh wait. Don’t think about saying the words ‘pumpkin spice’ and ‘Campfire’ in the same sentence (even though this is a delightful duo in any other context). We’re talking about fall’s influence on Campfire, the restaurant, for the second installation of Fall Into Flavor. Catch up with part one here.

Proudly proclaiming a market-driven food and cocktail menu, owner John Resnick is sharing how autumn’s changing of the leaves inspired the most recent menu. Resnick, Chef Andrew Bachelier and the team are influenced by what’s fresh and local, to the day. Giving careful consideration to the proportions of the menu (the food menu is equally appointed with meat, seafood and produce), the revolving door of Campfire’s menu ensures each visit is totally new, seasonal and as delicious as ever.

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CAMPFIRE + GATHERING

Campfires are known as a way for people to gather, chat and tell stories. How did you translate the idea of a campfire setting to a space meant for gatherings?
Campfire Owner, John Resnick: Yes! It is all about people coming together and talking to each other. For us, that means creating a space that encourages and helps foster that idea and behavior. We’ve tried to cultivate a space that encourages people to focus on each other, to talk to each other. Everything else in the space – the lack of TV’s, the delicious and memorable booze and food, the warm and authentic hospitality, the music and lighting – literally every detail of the space is aimed at getting people to feel good about being here, to enjoy spending time here with friends and loved ones, to enjoy telling stories here and hopefully, to creating some new ones.

 

 

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Gathering How To
You’ll Want to Take This Cocktail on Every Autumn Outing This Season
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

The beginning of fall is often welcomed by all things pumpkin overwhelming every grocery store shelf, coffee shop and recipe. You may be thinking, “I am SO over pumpkin well… everything.” Don’t fret, for we have a fresh fall recipe full of pumpkin like you’ve never tasted before. It’s the perfect make-ahead drink to take along to your fall picnics, backyard gatherings and seasonal parties that will have all who try it passionate for pumpkin.

The libation crafters at Barçon Cocktail Co. are sharing their impossibly tasty recipe for The Indian Summer drink. It’s sweet yet tart with notes of spice and fruit so, if you like flavors of lemon, cinnamon or pumpkin, this is the drink for you. If a smoky flavor profile is more your thing, check out another one of our favorites, The Great Smoky Cocktail, here.

 


 

INDIAN SUMMER

Say hello to this transitional summer to fall cocktail. With a hint of lemon and and notes of pumpkin pie, this is sure to be everyone's drink of choice for autumn outings. 

 

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