Japan Meets Jamaica With This Refreshing Rum Cocktail

Named for the year of Bob Marley's first tour of Japan, the Osaka 79 at NYC's The Leadbelly, will have you wishing for a trip Japan. With notes of vanilla, jasmine and stone fruit, this balanced cocktail is refreshing and completely refined in that yūgen (that means grace and subtlety in Japanese)... read more

Craft Beer 101: Because the PBR Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

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Not all beers are created equal. And ok, you might love your Bud Light or Corona, but we're here to tell you that, yes, there are indeed better beers to be had. Two words: craft beer. How is this any different than the fizzy golden beverage you downed during college? Well for starters, you're... read more

The No-Fuss Dinner Idea: Classic Chili for the Win

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Serve up this hearty all-time classic on game day, or as a causal, no-fuss weeknight dinner. This one-pot comfort food made with ground beef, beans, and spices is sure to hit the spot. What You'll Need: (Serves 6) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound ground beef... read more

Instant Expert: Guinness — A St. Patty's Day Staple

No doubt, you've heard of Guinness, the iconic Irish beer known for it's dark color and rich creamy head, and chances are you've probably even had a pint or two. But here are five things you probably didn't know about Ireland's home brew: 1. Guinness stout wasn't always #1 At its beginnings over two centuries... read more

7 Cakes That Look Too Good To Eat

Ulitimate Birthday Cake
No matter what you’re celebrating, there’s sure to be cake involved. Whether you’re a baking newbie or a pastry pro, there’s a beautiful cake out there that you can make. We’ve rounded up our favorite cake recipes for you to try for your next celebration. Blow your guests away with these incredible edible works of... read more

15 Minutes with Huckleberry Author Zoe Nathan

Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb Huckleberry
Zoe Nathan (along with her husband Josh Loeb) owns and operates Huckleberry Bakery & Café in Santa Monica. Using only the highest quality ingredients, everything in the bakery is made on site. Luckily for us, Zoe decided to bring her love for cooking out of her kitchen and into the our hands with Huckleberry.... read more

You Can Make a Perfect Martini!

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Would you like that shaken or stirred? A classic martini uses only two types of liquor, making it one of the simplest cocktails to make. Just remember to get a premium-quality gin and a good, dry vermouth. The only other factor is the chill. The drink must be icy cold, so store both the gin and... read more

15 Sparkling Secrets to Be a Champagne Boss

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Ladies, you know it feels great to be the baddest girl in the house -- whether you're pouring Champagne at someone else's party or whether you're the coolest hostess in your castle. To help you deliver your fierceness at any soirée, we got the... read more

6 Fun Popcorn Treats for The Oscars

Avalanche Popcorn
The biggest awards show celebrating films should only be watched while snacking on the most special popcorn that takes the treat to the next level. Get ready for The Oscars this Sunday with these six salty and sweet bites that are the best whether you're getting cozy on your couch and or are hosting or... read more

7 Wine Accessories You Need for National Drink Wine Day

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It's National Drink Wine Day (who knew?!) and since we just adore a holiday dedicated to one of our favorite activities, we've rounded up a few accoutrements you'll need to make it the best day ever. Happy sipping!

SHOP NOW: 1. Wine aerator, $20, Vinturi, Amazon.com; 2. Wine tasting flight, $59,...

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