Seafood lovers rejoice as it is National Oyster Day! If you prefer not to takeout from your favorite local seafood restaurant to indulge in either raw or cooked oysters, celebrate indoors with chef Erica Barrett from SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar teaching you to make the perfect charbroiled oysters. The restaurant, which opened last year, was created by Barrett, a Mobile, Alabama native and chef, who started her lifestyle and food brand in 2012 - and has gained national buzz from being featured in Shark Tank and CNBC’s The Profit. From Fried Lobster Deviled Eggs to Oprah’s Favorite Shrimp & Grits, the focus of restaurant is seafood and elevated southern food with a reinvention of classic southern traditions.
Amid this unprecedented crisis following a wave of unemployment and loss of insurance for residents in California, Orange County-based nonprofit GUARDaHEART has partnered with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and Intentional Talk Radio in the Los Angeles area to offer COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody testing at no cost under the CARES Act.
Not that we need a reason, but it is World Cocktail Day (5/13) so while we won’t be rubbing elbows with our closest friends, or staying out late at our favorite bar, we can enjoy a tasty cocktail from the comfort of our homes. Here are some Summers Go-To Classics and Staycation Cocktail Ideas to help celebrate!
While our own views are somewhat limited, being homebound and safe while the coronavirus pandemic is addressed globally, there is no reason why we shouldn't still be mesmerized by the beauty of international destinations. Here is a selection of inspiring views from some of the world’s best hotels to see you through this time where you might feel restricted physically but you can still wander to your heart's content. And maybe note down some venues to visit once you can travel again!
As happy hour has been moved from your favorite bar to your favorite couch, Saline Restaurant at Hotel Joaquin is giving you the recipes (and images provided) to three of their favorite spritz preparations that will take your taste buds on a mini vacation from the comfort of your home to the coast of Laguna Beach. Mix things up with the 985, The Master or their signature welcome cocktail, the Auric Spritz - all three will impress your virtual happy hour friends. The light and fresh fruit flavors of these summer inspired drinks are perfect to enjoy with lunch or dinner, from Magdalena Rum to Nardini Mandorola Grappa and of course a lot of Prosecco, take your pick and have fun!
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