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Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail – The Spring Pink from Croft

Think pink this spring with a refreshing cocktail from Croft. With flavors of watermelon, pink port wine, and lemonade, this drink is refreshing, and perfect for poolside sipping! Spring Pink 6 oz Croft PINK Port 6 oz watermelon juice 1.5 oz simple syrup 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice Top with fizzy lemonade (or a tart lemon soda) […]

Early Spring Comfort Food: Delicious Vegan Mac & Cheese

Unending Spring Mac & Cheese 1/2 pound Brussel Sprouts (approx 15 sprouts) 1 half bunch of Kale (curly, red, lacinato, your fav) Olive oil (for roasting) 1/4 tsp Garlic powder (for roasting) 3 Tablespoons Flour 3 Tablespoons melted Earth Balance 2 cups plain, unsweetened Soy milk (or other non-dairy) 2 – 1/2 cups Treeline Cheese, […]

The Perfect Spring Time Soup: Cream of Broccoli With Lemon

With spring in the air, our taste buds turn toward lighter, fresher ingredients. Broccoli and lemon are a perfect match, as the sweetness of the vegetable-especially when freshly picked-is a great contrast to tart lemons. This soup is not heavy like your typical cream of broccoli soup, and will stay a nice, bright green, with […]

From Bunnies to Peeps, Chicks, and Chocolate Eggs: Our Top 5 Easter Treats for Spring

Looking for tasty treats to serve this Easter weekend? Crave Local has you covered with everything you need to satisfy a springtime sweet tooth. Our sources tell us the top 5 candies and sweets your guests will expect for Easter are: Cadbury Eggs Marshmallow Peeps Chocolate Bunnies Jelly Beans Robins Eggs To keep things simple, […]

Taste the Rainbow with Spring Cocktails from New York City’s Finest Bartenders

From beets to kale, cucumbers to Thai basil, try one of these spring inspired drinks from NYC’s finest bars! Rainbow-hued cocktails may taste great, but they rarely get their coloring from nature. What holiday is better known for dying everything-from rivers to beer-than St. Patrick’s Day! This year, Soltado Tequila challenged some of New York City’s […]

Deviled ‘Spring’ Eggs by Chef David Vandenabeele

Just in time for spring and holiday entertaining, Executive Chef at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, David Vandenabeele has come up with a few tasty treats using the incredible, edible egg! These adorable versions of the classic appetizer will appeal to kids and adults alike. In fun colors for spring, the hand-cracking-marbling is a technique that […]

How to Drink $1200: The Billionaire Margarita

In time for National Margarita Day, The London Bar, set within luxury hotel The London NYC, has debuted The London NYC Billionaire Margarita.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Margarita Recipe: Pairing Chocolate with Tequila

What’s better than chocolate to satisfy a sweet tooth craving? How about a little tequila? It might sound strange, but chocolate with tequila are a match made in heaven. The toasted notes of agave pair well with the creaminess of  high quality chocolate, and the bitterness of each create complex flavors that complement, rather than clash, […]

Game Day Burgers: Vegetarian Portobello Mini Sliders

If you haven’t figured it out yet, our staff is rather divided when it comes to game day delights. Some of us prefer to live the carnivorous life, devouring every bit of beef and chicken (wing) in our path, and the rest of us want to eat something delicious, but (still) a bit more figure […]

Getting Healthy: Top 5 Ways To Use Kombucha for Stress Relief

The fermented food revolution is here, with brews like Kombucha is leading the way. A nationwide hot topic, this fermented tea can be bought in stores and health food shops, but Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory, authors of The Big Book of Kombucha, have compiled the equivalent of a Kombucha Bible to guide first time […]

How to Cook Octopus: Local 92’s Spanish Octopus With Spaghetti Squash and Leek Emulsion

Octopus as a dish, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of summer inspiration. Typically found on high end restaurant menus, it can be a bit daunting to prepare-either because of those squiggly tentacles, or perhaps that beak, reminding you of those childhood nightmares from watching Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the […]

7 Anti-Aging Secrets for the Perfect Party Face

How to Get The Perfect Party Face – The secret to that perfect party face like Beyoncé? Here are seven tips to getting the perfect party face

Wine 101: How to Choose Riesling Wines for Food Pairing

With the rise in demand for alternative white wine pairings and something different on the menu, Americans are turning to new and old varietals like Riesling wines. What Does a Riesling Wine Taste Like? Generally, Riesling wines are very fruit forward, with flavors of apple, pear, and peach. The nose is highly floral, with high acidity, […]

Kid Friendly Coconut Eggnog Recipe (And One For Adults)

If you’re like many folks, an adult version of eggnog is great, but you need a non-alcoholic version that’s also kid friendly.