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Your New Year’s Eve Party Guide

posted on December 21st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Whoa, that happened fast! 2019 is just upon us, can you believe it? Time to pack away all of the holiday decor, eat through the rest of the delicious leftovers, and of course, formulate a game plan for New Year's Eve. Whether you're throwing your own party or you've been invited to a friend's or family member's shindig, you'll most likely be picking up some champagne, snacks, and/or party decor. Here is your guide to all things New Year's Eve! Bubbles, lots and lots of Bubbles Oh, do we have you covered with endless varieties of sparkling wine and champagne. From Brut to Roses to everything in between, you can pick your absolute favorite variety. And since we want you to really just choose the very best and not worry about price, many of our most-loved varietals are on sale this week too! Oysters For Those Bubbles What hors d'oeuvre goes better with champagne than fresh shucked, raw oysters with a side of lemon and mignonette? We can't think of a better pairing. Pick… Read More

Bristol Farms Holiday Gifting Guide 2018

posted on December 17th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Tis’ the season for holiday parties galore. Even for the hosts with the most this year, these festive gifts are sure to please. Bristol Farms is your one stop shop to get on the good list with artisan gift baskets, luxury candles, seasonal succulents, and so much more. Give the Gift of Greenery Our floral department specializes in exquisite holiday arrangements. Locally-grown poinsettias, noble fir wreaths, and oh-so-trendy succulent gardens are just some of what you can expect to find. To impress the green thumb in your life, gift them a garden made of low maintenance and long-living succulents such as Jade Plants, Aloe Vera, and Roseum for a pop of color to their indoor decor. Beautiful Baskets Let us do the wrapping for you this year. All of our gift baskets are beautifully wrapped and filled with unique goodies thoughtfully curated by our wine, cheese, and artisan grocery experts. With baskets inspired by champagne, English tea parties, and even chocolate (yes… Read More

Holiday Dinner Tablescape – How To

posted on December 10th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Your tablescape will be the first thing your family and friends notice when they sit down for dinner, and we’re here to help make it feel like less of a burden. From locally-grown succulents and florals to simple and extra soft linens to plateware with pizazz to candles to really set the mood, we are fully stocked in our floral and housewares department with everything you need to achieve that picture-perfect table you saw on Pinterest. Go Green with Festive Florals The foliage on your holiday dinner table should be fresh and natural, but not overbearing to the point where guests will be confused as to what’s a garnish and what’s decor. Start with succulents, greenery, and arrangements from Bristol Farms’ floral department. All of our sustainable greens are grown in the wild and sourced from farm to vase from Continental Floral Greens. Locally-grown poinsettias or a noble fir wreath are just some of what you can expect to find. Small twigs or branches can be tucked away… Read More

Holiday Ordering Starts Now!

posted on December 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

With Hanukkah already under way and Christmas in just a few short weeks, the holiday feasting has officially begun! And no matter what holiday you celebrate, we have a delicious feast waiting for you! From an exclusive Hanukkah catering menu offering brisket, latkes, salmon, and more...to a full holiday menu, available for pre-ordering (through December 22), we have a menu that’s suited for every holiday and every party, big or small. Hanukkah Offerings Order from our exclusive Hanukkah catering menu here: bristolfarms.com/catering/seasonal-menu Christmas Offerings Pre-order your Christmas dinner of Prime Rib and Spiral Sliced ham with all the sides here: bristolfarms.com/holiday/december *Please note, our full cooked Christmas meals do require reheating so prepare for 45 minutes to an hour of reheating time once you get home with your delicious feast! Read More

Your Guide To Holiday Gift And Decor At Bristol Farms

posted on November 27th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Wow, where has the year gone? We finally have some crisp cold air to remind us of the time of year and of course, holiday tunes playing in just about every store we shop too. It's that time of year again! With Thanksgiving already behind us, it’s officially time to start shopping for gifts as well as fresh and festive decor like wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and more! Let us help you get in the season spirit with greenery for your home, ornaments for your tree, gift wrap for those many presents, and of course, boxed chocolates galore. We truly have it all. Sustainable Holiday Greenery: We are proud to carry the most vibrant and fragrant natural greens for your home from our amazing vendor, Continental Floral Greens. These guys are passionate and committed to bringing their gorgeous greens to us from their Watsonville, California farms. Select harvesting goes on at their awe-inspiring fields of lush landscape. While they now have a few farms around the country, this company… Read More

Bristol Farms’ Rib Roasts for the Holiday

posted on November 23rd, 2018 by Rick Stidham

If you are looking for the best rib roast to enjoy this holiday season, then look no further than Bristol Farms! We offer a variety of rib roasts with a guarantee of quality you can count on. Our USDA Choice and Prime Natural Rib Roasts are always vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and humanely raised. These rib roasts are available for ordering online starting December 10th or by calling your nearest Bristol Farms Meat Department. Ordering is available through December 22, but we encourage you to order early to ensure availability. Be sure to check out our go-to recipe for Herb Crusted Prime Rib, which shines through a delicious mixture of fresh herbs and spices. To take your rib roast to the next level, be sure to check out our Dry Aged Rib Roasts (available for ordering in store). Dry Aged Rib Roasts What makes Bristol Farms' Dry Aged Rib Roasts so special? Unwrapped subprimals of USDA Prime or Choice beef rib sections are placed in a specially constructed, very cold… Read More

Yes, We are Open on Thanksgiving!

posted on November 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Waited till the very last minute this year? Not to fear, we have you covered. Not only do we still have fresh, free-range and organic turkeys available in our meat department, but we are also stocked with plentiful pumpkin and pecan pies in our bakery as well as fully cooked sides in our deli. From our roasted yam medley, to cornbread stuffing, to mashed potatoes, to cranberry sauce, you can find all of your favorites. So rest easy tonight knowing all...or most of the work is already done for you! Just don’t forget the rolls...or the wine. And yes, we are open on Thanksgiving Day for all of your last minute needs. See your store's hours below. Thanksgiving store Hours: Hollywood: 7am-7pm La Jolla: 7am-6pm Manhattan Beach: 6am-6pm Woodland Hills: 6am-8pm Newport: 6am-6pm Palm Desert: 6am-6pm Rolling Hills: 6am-5pm Santa Monica: 6am-8pm South Pasadena: 6am-8pm West Hollywood: 7am-10pm Westchester: 6am-7pm Westwood: 6am-8pm Read More

Bristol Farms Free‑Range and Organic Turkeys from Mary’s

posted on November 16th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

When it comes to putting on a spectacular Thanksgiving soirée, we can all admit that the turkey is the most stressful part of the meal. That’s where Mary’s free-range turkeys come to the rescue. Since 1954, Mary’s Turkeys has been a family-owned and operated business with three generations of farmers who know the ins and outs of what it takes to raise some seriously delicious birds. Even more than that, they also take pride in bringing the turkeys up in humane conditions. The entire stock at Mary’s Turkeys is free-range, fed a non-gmo vegetarian diet, and raised without any trace of antibiotics, preservatives or hormones. The birds are also locally-sourced and call California their home. To take it a step further, Mary’s Turkeys also offers certified organic birds. For an even more interesting way to talk about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, you can also purchase a Mary’s Heritage turkey. These birds are based off the first breed that ever existed in… Read More

Pie‑Oh‑My! Our Holiday Bake‑Off {recipe contest} is Here!

posted on November 13th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Apples and pumpkins and pecans, oh my! From buttery crusts to decadent fillings, it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays without the smell of a freshly baked pie in the air. We all know making dessert can be an exact science, so this year, we want to honor the bakers in our life with a heaping slice of love. Think your classic apple makes others want to hide in the orchard? Does your grandma’s homemade creation have people trying to hunt down a secret ingredient? If so, this contest is for you. First, bake your signature pie anytime between November 12th and December 31st. Then, get your masterpiece ready for its close and snap a well-lit photo to send with your entry. Usually, natural light is best. Submit your pic and the full recipe on Instagram by using the hashtag #BFholidaypiebakeoff or email us at e-mailer@bristolfarms.com to be considered. Keep an eye on the pie prize: grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and two runner-up winners will score $100 gift… Read More

Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Countdown Planner

posted on October 30th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

At last, there's the crisp Autumn air we've been waiting for! And with November officially here tomorrow, we can all really start thinking about the holidays - specifically, Thanksgiving. The feast that takes days of preparation is just 3 weeks away and if we want to make this very special day run smoothly...and deliciously, it's important to start planning now. So here's your Thanksgiving Feast Countdown Planner...so you won't miss a single beat when it comes to the much anticipated, Turkey Day! 3 Weeks Out: Plan Your Menu -How many guests to account for? -Going traditional with a turkey OR changing it up this year with ham, roast beef, or our very own special porchetta? -What kinds of sides to pair with the bird (or other meat) -Vegan friends or family to consider? Bristol Farms Vegan Field Roast is an excellent option! Collect your recipes (check out your family recipes + blogs, magazines, etc. for inspiration) Make Your Shopping List -We suggest… Read More

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