Hendrick’s Gin, the Scottish distiller known for infusing its liquor with cucumber, is on a mission to save rare forms of the cylindrical fruit from extinction – and is hoping you’ll garnish your next G&T with them. The gherkin guru’s limited-edition “ Curious Cucumber Collection ” is now available to preorder online from Farmer Jones Farm. Retailing at $48, the produce box promises cuke-curious consumers a selection of unique and “otherworldly” cucumbers specifically rescued from agricultural obsolescence for punchy gin cocktails and sensory snacking. Hendrick’s Curious Cucumber Collection Hendrick's Gin farmerjonesfarm.com $48.00 Shop Now The salvage operation began when Hendrick’s master distiller Lesley Gracie teamed up with agricultural expert Professor Lenore Newman to identify varieties of endangered indigenous cucumbers across the continents. Honing in on six species, they worked with regenerative farming specialists to source and … [Read more...] about Hendrick’s Gin launched a box of the world’s rarest cucumbers for your next cocktail
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Walking the oceanfront footpath toward the fabled fish-packing warehouses of Cannery Row, Randy Sabado stops at a historical mural. As always, he grimaces. It depicts white men and women strolling in Victorian dress, Japanese abalone divers on the hunt at sea and Chinese villagers fishing in front of cabins built on wooden stilts. Something is off. The white characters are painted with care, rendered fully human with eyes and mouths. The Asians are indistinct, their faces mere smudges. "You can't even tell they're Chinese," Sabado says. "You can't even tell they're people." The inequality reflected in these portrayals is all the more disturbing to Sabado, who is Filipino-Chinese by heritage, because Chinese immigrants were evicted from the Pacific Grove settlement shown in the mural after a mysterious fire destroyed dozens of houses and businesses in 1906. White residents taunted the Chinese as they rushed to collect their belongings, and some … [Read more...] about A racial reckoning over a festival’s disrespect toward Asians in Monterey Bay: Will its demise bring healing?
0 Arts & Entertainment Here's a Q&A with Swedish punk band No Fun At All. Plus, a list of live music this week around LA County. Emily Holland , Patch Staff Posted Reply NORTHRIDGE-CHATSWORTH, CA – There are a ton of great shows to catch this week in Los Angeles County, and we've gathered a list of live music from twenty of the county's top music venues for this week's round-up. From blues, to throwbacks, to indie rock, and electronic, there's something for everyone to see. Patch caught up with Mikael Danielsson, guitarist of Swedish punk band No Fun At All. Formed in 1991, No Fun At All is prolific – producing six studio albums, six EPs, and a handful of other releases. Their latest album, Grit , was released in April on Bird Attack Records. No Fun At All performs at 8 p.m. on September 22 at the El Rey Theatre. Emily Holland: How would you describe your music to someone who has never listened to it? … [Read more...] about Concerts Around Northridge & LA County: This Week In Music
close Video Tucker Carlson: No one in Martha's Vineyard has come out to celebrate the arrival of migrants Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacts to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Finally, a happy story for once. Outbursts of irrepressible joy erupted throughout the exclusive island community of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts , last night. For hundreds of years, Martha's Vineyard has suffered from the soul crushing effects of its own Whiteness. Island residents understood there was only one cure. They badly needed diversity. In fact, they often said so, but despite their very best efforts over many years, diversity never came to Martha's Vineyard. It was tragic. Imagine an 18th century British frigate adrift on the high seas with no lines, sailors slowly going mad, convulsing, dying, excruciating deaths from scurvy. That was Martha's … [Read more...] about TUCKER CARLSON: Why no one in Martha’s Vineyard – including the Obamas – celebrated the migrants
0 Restaurants & Bars Have you visited this renowned place, right in your own backyard? Bea Karnes , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply ALAMEDA, CA — The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious awards sometimes referred to as the Oscars of the culinary world. The finalists were announced on Wednesday and Lance Winters of St. George Spirits in Alameda has been selected in the "Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer" category. He is the only finalist from the East Bay. The distillery produces a wide range of spirits including gin, vodka, whiskey, brandy and liqueur. St. George Spirits offers tours and tastings. It is open to the public Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Their website paints an enticing picture, "The distillery fills a 65,000-square-foot airplane hangar on the former naval air station in Alameda, California (just across the … [Read more...] about Alameda Distillery Finalist For James Beard Award
0 Restaurants & Bars The San Francisco restaurant's longtime mixologist crafted the signature sips, available for takeout, along with ready-to-grill meals. Susan C. Schena , Patch Staff Posted Reply Izzy’s summer cocktail menu from beverage coordinator, Peggy Boston, coupled with DIY grilling kits, add bright spot to local dining options. Izzy’s Beverage Coordinator Peggy Boston. Izzy’s Bourbon-Bonal Breeze. Izzy’s Sojourner Truth Spritzer. Izzy’s House-made Sangria. Izzy’s Evolved Revolver Cocktail. Izzy’s Burger Kit. Izzy’s Filet Meal Kit. Izzy’s Shrimp Meal Kit. Mezcalita & Tequila de Piña Cocktail. IZZY’s Gin Martini. Izzy’s Naked and Famous SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As California restaurants deal with indoor-dining crackdowns during the coronavirus pandemic, … [Read more...] about Izzy’s SF Spices Up Summer With Seasonal Cocktails & To-Go Kits