Emergency Super Bowl Cocktails? You have a choice for each team

The Super Bowl, a time of fun and frivolity. A time of support and reunion. A time for… imbibing (responsibly, of course).

UV Vodka has two nifty drinks that will keep you safe and happy no matter which team colors surround you.

 Raven on the Rocks

1 part UV Grape
1 part lemon-lime soda
Add a splash of sweet and sour mix and serve over ice in a highball glass.

 The Bay Bomb (aka “Go Niners!”)

1 part UV Cherry
3 parts cola

Serve over ice in a highball glass.

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Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Awards Announced

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America announced!

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the names of the 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award winners, which are now available on the awards site. The names of the 6-Star Award Winners, 5-Star Award Winners, and 4-Star Award Winners are listed

The 6-Star Award Winners are Amano Artisan Chocolate, CocoTutti, Forte Chocolates, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Marti Chocolatt, and Sixth Course Artisan Confections.

The 5-Star Award Winners are AMELLA, Chocolot, Chuao Chocolatier, DEUVO Gourmet Sweets, Droga Confections, Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Mignon Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, The TeaRoom Chocolate Co., Toffee Talk, and William Dean Chocolates.

The 4-Star Award Winners can be seen listed on the site

http://www.internationalchocolatesalon.com/




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Miniature Holiday Snow Village at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

The miniature Holiday Village has returned to the Hyatt in San Francisco near the Embarcadero.

A San Francisco tradition, the display was gone for over two years after the death of the previous owner of the display. Because the display is not owned by the hotel it required years to find another kind soul and hobbyist who could dedicate the days needed to set up the display.

Fortunately one was located, and the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero celebrated with chocolate treats and man made snowfall in the hotel lobby.

WATCH: The Cheese of France, Take Two


You know how sometimes promotional spots are sometimes much more interesting than the actual programs. Well, we have found this spot for The Cheeses of France to be intriguing, in particular in that Gallic style the French have perfected.

See if this doesn’t make you either chuckle or go to the refrigerator.


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Peach Cobbler Cocktail

Vodka maker Cîroc has joined forces with master mixologist Billy Ray to create innovative cocktail recipes for many occasions, including Holiday gatherings

Here is one that has us intrigued, the Peach Cobbler

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Gourmet Food Trucks Make A Pit Stop In Marina del Rey

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Known for on-the-water activities, affordable waterfront accommodations and chic dining, popular Westside neighborhood Marina del Rey is set to welcome “Beach Eats,” a weekly gathering of gourmet Southern California food trucks. Starting July 26, 2012, “Beach Eats” will be at Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, every Thursday throughout the summer from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The first Thursday “Beach Eats” event will feature an assortment of popular trucks, including Nom NomBorder GrillBaby’s Badass BurgersCousins Maine Lobster,  Dosa Truck and Sprinkles Cupcakes’ Sprinklesmobile. Trucks in attendance will vary week to week.
Marina del Rey‘s Thursday food truck event is a wonderful way to celebrate summer, good food and friends at one of the most beautiful waterfront spots in Los Angeles,” said Beverly Moore, Executive Director of the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau. “With different offerings each week, visitors can enjoy a new taste, a new dessert and a new truck every Thursday.”


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