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Our Exclusive Seafood Roadshow is Coming to a Store Near You!

posted on August 14th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

If you're a lover of seafood then you simply must visit our exclusive 2-day Seafood Roadshow. Whether you fancy salmon, shrimp, oysters, and/or lobster - we have the freshest, seasonal varieties at the BEST prices of the year!  From grilled Coho salmon to raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and hot sauce to a decadent shrimp pasta, the possibilities for a seafood feast this weekend are endless! We pull out all the stops for this event too - our skilled and passionate seafood mongers will assist you with all of your seafood needs like complimentary portion cutting, seasoning, and packaging. Have questions on preparation? They can help with that too. Here are our exclusive specials for this weekend's Seafood Roadshow: South Pasadena- Saturday, 8/19 & Sunday, 8/20. 10am-5pm · ATLANTIC SALMON FILLET $10.99LB, SAVE $7 · FRESH WILD ALASKAN HALIBUT $25.99LB, SAVE $10 · FRESH ALASKAN KING SALMON FILLET $22.99LB, SAVE $7 · WILD JUMBO SHRIMP $14.99LB, SAVE… Read More

Treat Yourself: Summer Ice Cream Parties Every Saturday!

posted on August 10th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

While the kids may be back in school soon, we all know that summer in Southern California extends through September. So to relieve you of the late summer heat and to treat you with a little something special, we're throwing an Ice Cream Party at every store now until September 10th. All the best ice cream vendors like Coolhaus, Sweet Rose, McConnells, and Jeni's will be there too! Enjoy samples of every brand/variety and then choose your favorite for a sweet and creamy scoop! Summer Ice Cream Party Schedule All stores - 11am-3pm 8/12 Rolling Hills 8/13 South Pasadena 8/19 Manhattan Beach 8/20 Westchester 8/26 Newport Beach 8/27 La Jolla 9/2 West Hollywood 9/3 Santa Monica 9/9 Westwood 9/10 Palm Desert Read More

Life of a Hatch Chile – Stages & Uses

posted on August 9th, 2017 by Nicole Vuletich

It all starts in the rich soil of the valley of Hatch, New Mexico, where the life of a Hatch Chile is born. After harvest in late July and August each year, the Hatch chile takes on a new life cycle, transitioning through stages in which spicy food enthusiasts can incorporate this wondrous pepper into every dish enjoyed throughout the year. From freshly harvested to roasted and pureed, below are the many stages the Hatch chile can go through, along with some tips on adding to some of your existing favorite dishes and some new. Fresh, Unroasted Whole Hatch Chiles - Typically bought in bulk for roasting at home. Roast whole, let cool, remove the skins, and freeze in storage bags for use in dishes throughout the year. When ready to use, simply remove from the freezer and allow to reach room temperature before preparing. Raw Chopped Hatch Chiles - Roasted Hatch chiles are a preferred flavor over fresh, yet you can add diced fresh Hatch chile to the cooking process of soups and… Read More

Hatch Chile Cornbread

posted on August 8th, 2017 by Lauren Pepin

Hatch chile season is here! To say we're excited would be quite the understatement. To celebrate our favorite little pepper, our Bakery is proud to serve you with our famous Hatch Chile Cornbread, Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones, and Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies. Our Hatch Chile Cornbread is a twist on our traditional cornbread with the addition of freshly roasted and diced Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones have cheddar, pepper jack, along with our beloved Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies have a unique mix of ingredients which includes chocolate chips, walnuts, Tahitian vanilla, and Hatch chiles. The combination of flavors in our cookies is out of this world. If you are looking for lighter alternatives or pairings with Hatch chile, visit our Deli, Sushi, Meat or Cheese departments. We have so many wonderful products to choose from. Keep in mind that chile contains calcium, iron, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins, so that qualifies them as… Read More

Let’s Talk Peaches

posted on July 16th, 2017 by John Savidan

One of our favorite things about summer is that it means we’ve got an abundance of organic peaches in store for you. Our favorite stone fruit ranges in flavor from the super sweet and juicy to the tart and tangy. While eating them straight from the hand, with ice cream, or in a cobbler is always appropriate, we’ve found that peaches are remarkably versatile for all types of more savory summer dishes: salsas, chutneys salads, meat marinades, and more. How to Pick the a Perfect Peach Nothing’s more disappointing than biting into a bland peach. So how do you pick the best? Well, when you shop at Bristol Farms, you’re already halfway there. That’s because our farmers leave fruit on their trees two to three weeks longer than an average grower, which means the fruit’s sugar levels and maturity are at their absolute peak. Here are a few more perfect picking tips: Good Scent Pick up a peach and give it a sniff. Good peaches smell, well, good. Like a peach… Read More

Summertime Grilled Peach Pizza Recipe

posted on July 12th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Mmmm....pizza. It's delicious no matter the variation. No cheese, extra cheese, thin crust, Chicago deep dish, extra veggies, sans veggies...we love it all. But what we really love is pizza cooked on the grill. There's just something special about that grilled, crunchy crust covered in melty cheese and of course, all the delicious toppings. Since it's officially summer peach season and as far as we're concerned, peaches are the more the merrier in the kitchen right now, we've created an ode to the peach in pizza pie form. It's covered in mozzarella, Gorgonzola, grilled sliced peaches, arugula, red onions, and a balsamic glaze. It's heavenly to say the least. Grilled Peach Pizza Ingredients: One batch pizza dough 1/2 cup marinara 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella or Italian blend 2-3 large peaches, sliced but not peeled 2 cups packed arugula 1/3 cup Gorgonzola 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/2 cup Olive oil, divided Balsamic… Read More

Sweet as a Peach: Summer Peach Party Recipes

posted on July 11th, 2017 by Nicole Vuletich

Peach season is in full effect! While you may be able to find peaches and other stone fruits in store year-round, you'd be hard pressed to match the delicious flavor, texture, and quality of a peach that is enjoyed during peak season. We are crazy excited about the bounty of beautiful, fresh peaches in store, and gracing our kitchens. To provide you with some peach-enjoying inspiration, we've been hard at work incorporating hand-selected perfect peaches into amazing creations you are sure to love. Check out some of these sweet (and sometimes savory) products in store while peaches are in season! Handcrafted Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze Our grilled peaches are a new favorite around here, full of sweet and smoky flavor that makes everyone swoon. After we pull them off the grill, we give them a drizzle of our own Aged Balsamic  Vinegar to make the flavors pop. Find these in the grab and go section of our Deli. Handcrafted Peach Salsa Also in our Deli, our fresh… Read More

Mango Summertime Smoothie Recipe

posted on June 27th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Mangos are a delightful, sweet and nutritious snack, great for any summer occasion. Wonderful in smoothies, cereal, cocktails or simply enjoyed right off your fork! The Happy Chameleon Mangos are sourced from the best growers, to ensure a healthy eating experience. The Happy Chameleon Mangos are hand selected for freshness to ensure the natural sugary Mango flavor, just what the discerning Bristol Farms’ customers have come to expect in the produce department. Perfect for summertime snacking, mangos are also quite delicious when blended in a smoothie. The best part? Since they're full of natural sugars, there's no need to add any additional sweeteners! 5-Minute Mango Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup peeled and chopped ripe mango 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup Almond milk (or non-fat milk) 1/2 cup ice Blend and enjoy! Read More

Peace, Love, & Avocados!

posted on June 20th, 2017 by John Savidan

Could there be a more perfect food than the glorious avocado? Nope! And lucky for us, it’s now officially avocado season, and we’ve got all summer to enjoy these green beauties. Haas avocados are the classic West Coast-grown variety, full of buttery, nutty flavor and dense with nutrients. In fact, just one little avocado has 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat (that’s the good kind!). But don’t stop at just one! Stop by Bristol Farms all summer long and keep the avocado love going. Whether you grill, scoop, dip, or slice, there are countless ways to enjoy avocados! Here are some of our favorite preparations below. Grilled Avocado This may sound strange, but believe us - grilled avocados are tasty! Start by selecting avocados that aren't fully ripe, but give just a little when gently squeezed. The trick is to grill a semi-ripe avocado so it does not soften too much on the grill. Simply slice in half and remove the seed, place the… Read More

Summer Grilling Starts with Our Big Time Tri‑Tip

posted on June 19th, 2017 by Rick Stidham

Our butchers have been known to offer the best tri-tip in town. Incredibly tasty with a rich beef flavor and a tenderness that simply melts in your mouth, our Choice Natural Tri-Tip is the perfect cut for summertime grilling! This cut is truly flavorful enough to stand on its own but since we like to go the extra mile with our meats, we give our tri-tip a one-two punch with our very own Big Time Steak & Tri-Tip Marinade! Marinated for 48 hours in our own premium, natural sauce, these tri-tips are full of smokey, sweet, and peppery flavor from first bite to last. Fully seasoned and ready to grill. Be prepared to fall in love! Our Big Time Tri-Tip is great prepared on the grill or roasted in the oven. Our cooking tip? Allow your tri-tip to rest for 5 minutes before carving so the juices have an opportunity to redistribute themselves – a step that ensures a perfect ‘brag-about-it’ taste Read More

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