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 […]

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Lavender Lemon Martini

Need a light and refreshing summer cocktail? Try this fragrant, tart cocktail from Waiting on Martha’s Mandy Kellogg Rye.

Grilled Garlic and Summer Squash Skewers with Chimichurri

Summer begs for grilling, and this grilled squash skewers recipe is perfect for taking advantage of the outdoors.

5 Low Calorie Cocktails To Enjoy This Summer

This summer, skinny cocktails, antioxidants, and ‘healthy’ beverages continue to grow in popularity, especially as the beach and pool party season beckonds for you to come and play. We know that feeling – the kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and you’re just itching to enjoy some fun in the sun! While […]

10 Beef-Free Burger Recipes For Summer Grilling

Everyone loves a good burger and this list provides 10 non beef burger recipes for your summer grilling pleasure

Summer Wedding Gift Guide for Brides and Grooms

Our Favorite Gifts for Summer Weddings Summer is well under way, and for many, that means wedding season! If you’re like us, shopping for the perfect wedding gift can be a daunting task. Of course, every planner will tell you that, as long as you stick to the registry, you’ll be fine. Wedding registries can […]

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) […]

Hot Trends in Spring and Summer Cocktails

Whether it’s a brunch with Mom, a spring or summer fling, or a stylish garden party, the right cocktail can lend a touch of class and elegance to any daytime occasion. We interviewed Amanda Victoria, Brand Ambassador for St-Germain, to get her top tips on how to craft simple, elegant, and refreshing cocktails to elevate your next party! CL:  What […]

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, […]

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 […]

Game Changing Recipes For The Perfect Super Bowl Party

It’s getting close to kick off time and for those of us not willing to venture out into the cold but plan on having our close friends over to watch the game, here are some fantastic recipes to satisfy your Super Bowl cravings.

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, […]

The Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Make

There’s not much better than warm gingerbread cookies, right out of the oven. For softer gingerbread cookies, keep the time low, and let them rest to cool for a little longer.