CATEGORY: Food & Drinks for Gatherings

Miso with a Twist
Beth Kirby of Local Milk Inspires With A Detox Recipe for Spicy Soba and Miso Soup
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

One of our favorite things about the start of a new year is setting goals like jump-starting a wellness-oriented year, or planning to travel to at least three cities we haven’t been to yet. This year, we are all about our goal of trying new things in the kitchen and beyond. We’ve turned to photographer, stylist, blogger, and recipe guru, Beth Kirby of Local Milk looking for her best post-holiday-binge-soup for cleansing, nourishing, and clearing the ole sinuses. 

Beth’s Spicy Soba and Miso Soup is a detox must for all your post-holiday blues. If you haven’t been following her Instagram account and blog, we highly recommend taking a look at her gorgeous imagery and lovely recipes. Here she’s given us the 101 on all things Soba and she even tells us how to prepare the elusive “perfect” boiled egg to throw on top. We’ll let Beth take it from here.

Photography and words by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

 

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The Hangover Cure
This Hair Of The Dog Cocktail By Barçon Cocktail Co. Is Sure To Cure Any Hangover
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

Oh New Year's Eve - What a night! You've danced (and drank) all evening long and somehow stumbled your way into bed... Party dress still on, glitter in your hair and not even thinking about the after effects that will soon come after the sun rises. We've all been there. The morning after an epic New Year's bash can be rough. 

That's why we partnered with Barçon's Mixologist, Eric to create a "Hair of The Dog" Cocktail that would trump all others containing the perfect set of ingredients that will nurse you right out of your unbearable state. 

 

this hair of the dog cocktail is perfect for the morning after New Years

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New Years Cocktails
3 Disco Inspired Cocktail Recipes To Try On New Years Eve
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

 

Looking for the perfect cocktails to whip up this New Years? You are in luck! Recently, for our Gypsy Jungle Disco Holiday Party we partnered with the one and only Barçon Cocktail Co.  on the drink portion of the evening and oh boy oh boy did they deliver! However, we were'nt surprised as Barçon prides themselves in offering the finest quality libations with the service to match. For those of you who don't know, Barçon is a unique marriage between Sycamore Den, a rustic dive bar that instantly teleports you back to the 1970's and A MIHO Experience, a catering service that provides farm to table cuisine and bursts of flavor in every bite. 

We ventured to Sycamore Den in Downtown San Diego to get the inside scoop from Eric, one of Barçon's talented mixologists. You didn't think we would keep these delicious concoctions to ourself did you? Not a chance. We've willingly test drove three must try cocktail recipes and there's simply no other way to put it... For the best New Year's party ever, make sure you have one of these drinks in your hand. 

 

 

 

FORTUNE TELLER

1oz of Light Rum
1oz of Dark Rum
.75oz of Orange Juice
.75oz of Lime Juice
.5oz of Cinnamon Vanilla Simple Syrup
Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick and a Cube of Dry Ice for the smoking effect

 

rum dry ice cinnamon new years cocktail

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Christmas Morning Recipe
Beth Kirby Introduces Us To Her Delectable Christmas Morning Secret: Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Whiskey Eggnog Frosting
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

 

In prepping for the holiday season, we couldn’t help but peruse some go-to recipes that give Christmas morning just a little extra sense of comfort and joy. And, as with every year, the philosophical question arises: Should we tinker with the classics or keep it traditional? Coming to our holiday rescue, the lovely photographer, stylist, blogger, and recipe guru, Beth Kirby of Local Milk introduces us to her favorite traditional pastries with a twist. Her recipe for soft brown butter cinnamon rolls with whiskey and eggnog frosting have us thinking she might actually be Santa. So, save your Christmas stocking treats for the afternoon, because these gooey pastries are going to be the sweet hit of the day.

Words + Photos by Beth Kirby of Local Milk 

 

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A Magical Holiday Tasting
A Look Inside One Of L.A.'s Most Magical Outdoor Venues
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

 

In Los Angeles, the coolest spots can be found anywhere. Now, that’s not necessarily suggesting that each and every diner and dive bar in the City of Angels is of equally awesome merit, though it honestly feels that way on some blocks. Instead, it’s more a curious case of finding your favorite escape in anything from an abandoned warehouse to a mysterious mansion to a parking lot.

So it doesn’t seem too surprising — if you’re from California anyway — that a spectacular farm-to-table experience awaits you in a magical alleyway tucked on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles. Indeed, in the very colorful Arts District, Sarkis Vartanian welcomes you to his enchanting urban oasis, The Daily Dose Cafe.

Photos: Scott Clark

 

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