Autumn is just around the corner, a mere two weeks away in fact for you doubters. The evenings are already giving way to cooler temperatures, so it makes sense that we shift gears and start thinking about fall. With the change of seasons, we begin to enjoy the bounty of new crop fruits and vegetables, and a new feeling of contentment. Enough with the scorching weather, and yes, start digging out the sweaters.
Already there is talk of the holiday season with all the fabulous flavors and fantastic dishes that coincide. So allow us to pile on, lightly, with the first of the season autumnal beers where of course, Pumpkin, is the main course. If you're hopped out and want something that will help segue to the cooler months and fuller beers, a myriad of great brewers have latched on to this traditional fall cultivar, actually a squash, but who’d want a squash beer? OK, I digress. The beauty is, they come in all sorts of styles, so if you don’t like dark beers, you have choices… Read More
The Golden State is known for a great many things, but one that is absolutely exploding in popularity is the artisan culture of Craft Brewing. Originally considered home of the modern independent Brewer, California introduced Anchor Brewing, New Albion, and Sierra Nevada, each building successful businesses out of their passion, creativity, and rehabbing the remains of many unsuccessful ventures.
Fast forward to the 21st century, California’s number continues to impress with more brewery applications submitted annually than many states have in production. With entrepreneurs seeding most every Metropolitan district, they are many, spontaneous, and varied. It takes tremendous business acumen as well as drive and inspiration to keep ahead of the conglomerates, which is what this great state is known for.
We urge you to experience the local flair and their signature flavor profiles, each unique unto itself. Bristol Farms is proud to offer one of the south-land's best selections of… Read More
Bourbon Whiskey has grown to become one of the hottest commodities in spirits today. The mysterious dark spirit’s consumption is far outpacing its production, and by large margins. There are many brands that clutter shelves, with many startups and many styles, which makes one weary about investing in an unknown. The art of whiskey is no small matter. There are variables too many to mention, but the base is always corn (51% minimum) often augmented by rye, wheat, and barley, and is always aged in new charred American oak barrels. The house recipe is important, as is the aging regimen, the water, and of course the experience of the distiller.
While Bourbon is uniquely American, the process was borrowed from our Scottish friends, whom had something promising of their own happening. Ageing is a crucial element that contributes a large portion of the whiskey's character to the liquid. As barrels rest in the hot humid barrelhouse, the expansion and contraction of wood throughout the… Read More
When it comes to Father's Day, finding the perfect gift for Dad can be a challenge! If they want something, they tend to go out and get it themselves. Sure, there is always the go-to grooming products, nice shirt, new wallet, or tie, but he can only have too many of those. If you want to find something a little more exciting and tailored to a more specific interest, here are a few of our top gifts for Dad that he is sure to love.
For the Dads that like to enjoy their whiskey on the rocks, the stylish lightweight Nachtmann Vivendi Glass Whiskey Tumbler by Riedel is the perfect solution. Made of clear glass with a platinum finishing process for durability and brilliant shine. These glasses are in a pleasant shape with slight rounding and weighted base for a classic profile. These are a perfect pairing with our Four Roses Single Barrel Whiskey.
If your Dad is serious about his brew, then he may be interested in brewing his own. The Beer Making Kits from Brooklyn Brew Shop offer… Read More
Blueberries could easily be named the most perfect berry. They are sweet, sometimes surprisingly tart, ultra nutritious, and are perfect for popping in your mouth for snack time. They are very forgiving and can be added to a variety of sweet desserts, savory dishes, compotes, and preserves...the options are limitless!
Speaking of nutrition, blueberries are always low in fat, high in fiber, and are bursting with antioxidants. They are a phytonutrient superstar!
This weekend, you can relish in the sweetness of large, plump blueberries in a large 18 oz. container for just $5.99. Sale is good through May 30. Enjoy them in a fruit salad, as a topping for cheesecake, or as a sweet surprise in a Memorial Day Cocktail, such as the recipe below. Enjoy!
Red, White & BlueBERRY Memorial Day Cocktail
Makes 1 cocktail
2 sprigs of fresh mint, muddled
3 strawberries, cut in fours
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces lemonade
a splash of 7-up.
Mix all… Read More
Grilling season has officially kicked off! Glorious weather, delicious grill-ready entrees in our ad, and the upcoming Memorial Holiday are just a few reasons why you should jump on the grilling bandwagon, if you haven't already.
Optimal BBQ weather means there's many occasions for gathering with friends and family, whether it's a backyard cookout, a beach bonfire, or a picnic in the park. Traveling with your goodies in tow doesn't have to be such a pain, especially with the grillin' themed reusable bags from LOVE Reusable Bags.
Love Reusable bags are one of my favorite lines. I have many different styles, shapes, and sizes and love that they are 100% washable. I use my reusable bag every time I go shopping, I take my bags to the Hollywood Bowl and the farmers market, and now that the grillin' line is available in stores, I'll be sure to have these in tow during my next grilling adventure.
The new patterns for summer are really exciting!! They are fun and bright in patterns evoking… Read More
Have you ever seen someone present a most beautiful bundt cake made with an intricate vintage star-like design, and thought "how in the world did they bake something so beautiful?!" The bundt cake you laid eyes on (and probably devoured) was likely made with the amazing bakeware by Nordicware.
Nordicware is a 70-year old company that produces the most beautiful kitchenware and bakeware! Since 1946, they have operated as a family-owned company that produces everything in the USA. I was familiar with the product before joining Bristol Farms, and I am so happy and proud to announce that we are now offering this amazing line to our customers. Your baking dreams are about to come true!
Nordicware's famous bundt pan can be found in over 70 million households around the world. They are mostly used around the holidays, but this shouldn't be so. The gorgeous patterns produced in their bundt series are perfectly suited for any special occasion, and some patterns are even produced to… Read More
Living in Southern California, it would almost be sacrilegious to not love Mexican food, and nearly impossible to avoid Cinco de Mayo celebrations all around. So we invite you to celebrate with Bristol Farms and pick up all the necessary (and delicious) items to make your Cinco de Mayo meal complete from scratch.
The first stop should be to our Meat Department to grab something for your grill - my favorite is our Carne Asada. Tender, full of flavor, and on sale for $8.99 lb (save $4.00) thru May 5! Then onto our Deli for freshly made guacamole, salsa, and Chili Con Queso. Next you’re onto produce for avocados, limes, tomatoes, and lettuce. Stop by the inner aisles for chips, hot sauce, and soda. Don’t forget the cheese to make quesadillas for the little ones, and sour cream too for dipping!
What celebration is complete without the booze? We have a full line-up of Mexican beer and tequila - there's even a great deal on Sauza Silver or Gold Tequila for the holiday, and you can… Read More
Candy is most often enjoyed by kids - well, not anymore! Sugarfina is the producer of high-end imported sweets from chocolate & caramel to gummies and fruit, all made specifically for and loved by adults. The gorgeous colors and designs of these gem-like candies draw your attention, while the flavors cater to the most sophisticated of palates. Champagne Gummy Bears, made with Dom Perignon, is already a customer favorite in our stores.
Sugarfina started out in 2012 as an online only retailer of their high-end candies. They opened their first retail store in 2013 in Beverly Hills, and have since grown to a dozen locations, six of which are in California. The idea for the Sugarfina concept came on the founder's third date during a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They asked. “Why should children have all the fun?” They then went on a quest to find the ultimate candy for grownups!
Sugarfina's premium candies are made with only the finest ingredients sourced… Read More
Mother's Day is a holiday honoring motherhood and is celebrated throughout the world in many different fashions. The observance of this holiday can be traced all the way back to ancient Greeks and Romans who celebrated the mother goddesses, Rhea and Cybele. Mother's Day wasn't introduced to America until 1908 when it was created by Anna Jarvis, a social activist and unifying force within her community during the American Civil War. It wasn't until 1914 that Mother's Day become an official national holiday.
With it's quick adoption and associated commercialism, Anna spent the latter part of her life trying to remove Mother's Day from the calendar. Today, in its popularity, many share this same sentiment and argue that Moms should be celebrated every day. While we agree, we also appreciate the yearly reminder to do something extra special for our amazing Moms out there.
Mother's Day is commonly celebrated by presenting gifts of flowers, greeting cards, or candy. While these are… Read More