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A Father’s Day Feast Fit for a King: Grass‑fed Wagyu, Whiskey, + More!

posted on June 13th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

A Day for Dad The king that is your Dad or the king who is the father to your beautiful children or even the king who is the poppa to your pops. Whoever he is, he deserves the very best dinner on his special day. Because this Father's Day, Dad, Grandpa, and/or hubs should sit back, relax, and let everyone else pamper him with luxuries like a frosty pint of beer, his favorite whiskey served neat, and a dinner that he'll remember for years to come. And that's where we come in. Here's your guide to the ultimate Father's Day feast for the ultimate father. Whiskey/Whisky for Sippin' Did you know Scotch Whisky is spelled without the "e" unlike the sweeter American brown spirit that's Bourbon only if it's distilled in southern parts of Kentucky? (The more you know). Well, we have all of the above to wet Dad's whistle. Here's the great news - Knob Creek 9 year Bourbon is on sale for $24.99 and Laphroaig 10 year Single Malt Whisky is on sale for $44.99 right now! Dad will appreciate… Read More

Bristol Farm’s House Made Guacamole + Salsa for Cinco De Mayo

posted on May 3rd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Have you ever sampled our very own guacamole, made fresh in our kitchens everyday? If you have, you most likely bought a container of the heavenly stuff right on the spot. It is just that good. With ripe avocados, cilantro, and just a bit of jalapeno, this super chunky guac was made with all you avocado aficionados in mind. Serve it at your Cinco De Mayo party and your friends will thank you! Truthfully, it's so good because we don't skimp on the avocados and because we use only perfectly ripe California avocados. And while our freshly made guacamole is sure to be the star of our Cinco De Mayo Party, we must not forget our fresh made salsas either. For our robust salsas are also gosh darn delicious and another must have at your Cinco celebration. Both our guacamole and salsa varieties are the perfect partners to our very own white corn tortilla chips, available in both salted and unsalted varieties. You can find these light and crisp chips on our chip and snack aisle and the… Read More

The Best Margarita You’ve Ever Made

posted on May 2nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Margaritaville Cinco De Mayo is around the corner ladies and gents! What cocktails do you plan on serving at your party? Yes, we have margarita mix if that's what your heart fancies! And we get it - sometimes a handy mix is all you need for a large crowd. But if you want to make a proper margarita, we have a recipe ready for you. A timeless cocktail made with tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, orange liqueur, and of course, some kosher salt, a classic margarita is truly one of the easier cocktails one can concoct. So go on with your bad self this Cinco De Mayo and shake up the very best margarita you (and your friends) have ever had. The Best Classic Margarita Recipe 1 ounce freshly squeeze lime juice 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec 1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco (100% agave, if possible) Kosher salt for salt rim lime wedges for garnish Rocks (cubes or crushed) Shake lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau in shaker until glass/tumbler frosts. Then, wet the… Read More

Cinco De Mayo Shopping Guide

posted on May 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and we're feeling pretty giddy over the Mexican holiday that screams taco and tequila party! Landing on a Saturday this year, there's even more incentive to celebrate the holiday too. Let us help you shop for Cinco De Mayo with all of the Mexican essentials like premium tequila, fun and festive decor, and taco and enchilada fixings galore. Here's your shopping guide for the ultimate Cinco De Mayo celebration. Bristol Farms Chips and Guacamole Have you every had our guacamole? It's pretty righteous if we say so ourselves. Scratch-made everyday in our kitchens, Bristol's fresh and flavorful guacamole is the perfect partner to our very own tortilla chips. With ripe avocados, cilantro, and just a bit of jalapeno, this super chunky guac was made with all you avocado aficionados in mind. Serve it at your Cinco De Mayo party and your friends will thank you! The Very Best Tequila for Margaritas and Palomas Shop our massive array of Mexican… Read More

Your One Stop Shop For Everything Mom, a Mother’s Day Gifting Guide

posted on May 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Surprise her. Mom's Day is Sunday, May 13th. Mother's Day is coming and your mom deserves the very best. Let us be your one stop shop for everything Mom this year. Treat her to extra special gifts and surprises like an extravagant deep dish quiche brunch for 8, fun and thoughtful gifts from our housewares department, sweets from our bakery, and of course, the most beautiful bouquets of flowers. Here is your guide for everything Mom... Brunch for Eight Treat her to breakfast in bed this year with ready-to-go quiches from our deli. Or - surprise her with an oh-so delicious brunch for eight brought to you by our catering department. You can pre-order this feast now by clicking here. With a deep dish quiche that's made with the most beautiful flaky crust you've ever seen, paired with freshly baked muffins and pastries as well as a giant fresh fruit bowl, your mom is going to flip over this Mother's Day exclusive meal. Mimosas for Mom Because no brunch is complete without… Read More

Here’s Your Easter + Passover Checklist

posted on March 26th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Spring has sprung and with it comes two holidays that mean celebrations with family and friends. Let us help you get your home ready for company this year with picture-perfect florals like tulips and lilies as well as festive decor. Also, forget the time and effort spent cooking over the stove and enjoy more quality time with the people who matter most. From catered brunch and dinner to special desserts from our bakery, we have you covered with all of the Easter and Passover essentials. Here's our checklist for everything Easter and Passover: 1. Beef Brisket or Lamb from Our Butcher Don't forget the main course for your  holiday feast! We have succulent choice natural flat-cut beef brisket available now from our butcher for your most delicious Passover dinner yet! And for Easter, we have you covered with stuffed leg of lamb and uncured spiral-sliced hams from both our butcher and our deli (this one comes with a honey glaze) too. 2. Fully Catered Brunch and Dinner If… Read More

Lusciously Lemon: Lemon Meringue Pie for Easter

posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Perfectly sweet and perfectly tart, our Lemon Meringue Pie is made with real lemon and lemon oil and tastes just as heavenly as it looks. A delightful "centerpiece" for your Easter dessert table, it's a decadent pie that is sure to steal the show. The light whip of the meringue combined with the rich and smooth lemon custard...and a delicious crust, this pie just screams "spring" and is sure to get devoured by your Easter guests. So you may even want to consider scooping two. Serving 6-8 guests, this is a pie you can feel good about serving, even if you didn't have to slave away baking it! Read More

Spring Sweets + Treats: A Gifting Guide

posted on March 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Whether it’s Easter gifts for the little ones or a thoughtful little something for your favorite hostess with the mostest, we have you covered with beautiful bouquets of spring flowers like lilacs, lilies, and tulips; adorable and soft plush stuffed animals; and decadent seasonal sweets like cupcakes and chocolates. So this spring, let us help you with Easter basket building, floral arrangements and more. The Prettiest Flowers Around We're pretty lucky to have relationships with farmers who are incredibly passionate about what they do. Trust us when we tell you, it shows in the fresh and gorgeous flowers we sell in our stores. And right now, we're boasting some of the most picture-perfect tulips, lilies, and lilacs that make excellent gestures for your Easter or passover hostess. Seasonal Candy + Chocolate Boxes Colorful foil-wrapped eggs, bunnies as well as an array of delightful Sugarfina boxed sets are currently lining our shelves for the Spring season. Perfect for Easter… Read More

Build an Easter Basket with Bristol Farms!

posted on March 19th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Can you believe Easter is only 2 weeks away? From an amazing brunch complete with quiche, danishes, and more - to a traditional dinner with a spiral sliced ham, potato salad, and an appetizer of deviled eggs, we can certainly appreciate the good eating that comes with this religious holiday. We can also appreciate the adorable Easter basket tradition that so many kids look forward to every year. Good news for you; when you come in to buy that Easter spiral sliced ham from Bristol Farms this week - you can also scoop everything you need for your kids’ Easter baskets too! From plush stuffed animals and adorable hair clips in our housewares department to all the Easter candy your kid could dream for throughout the store, let us be your one stop all things Easter shop. Build an Easter Basket at Bristol Farms: Basket Green Grass Filler Yes, we have that fun and decorative green grass from Design Design to stuff your kids’ Easter baskets with! Plush Stuffed Animals For the… Read More

For St. Patty’s Sipping: Irish Coffee with Spiked Whipped Cream {Recipe}

posted on March 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Hooray - St. Patrick's Day is on a Saturday this year! And while many of us will be celebrating the festive holiday with the kids by way of wearing green and obliging to some shamrock arts and crafts, some of us just may find the time to sneak in an Irish Coffee (or two). And then of course, there's those of us with no little ones to attend to who can celebrate in real Irish style. Whatever the case, one thing's for certain; this Irish Coffee with Spiked Whipped Cream is absolutely delicious...and maybe a little dangerous too. Irish Coffee With Spiked Whipped Cream Ingredients: 8 ounces hot and freshly brewed coffee 1 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream 1 teaspoon pure cane sugar For the spiked whipped cream: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons Bailey's Irish Cream 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, sugar, Irish cream, and vanilla extract. Using a… Read More

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