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Holiday spirits: before, during and after

December 19, 2017 9:05 am Published by Comments Off on Holiday spirits: before, during and after

Sure, you’ve probably given quite a bit of thought about the wine you’ll serve with a holiday meal. But what about before and after-dinner drinks? Believe it or not, these spirits – known formally as the apéritif and the digestif – can play a big role in the overall enjoyment of your feast. Apéritif An...
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The right wine will bring out the best of the Thanksgiving turkey

November 16, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on The right wine will bring out the best of the Thanksgiving turkey

We’ve all been there before – eagerly waiting around the dinner table to sample a juicy Thanksgiving turkey. But when the turkey is served, it’s a touch dry. Before the food hits the plates, everyone reaches for the gravy boat or an extra spoon of cranberry sauce for some needed moisture. If you find yourself...
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Follow these tricks for jello shot treats this Halloween

October 26, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Follow these tricks for jello shot treats this Halloween

Halloween is about having fun, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart. For the adult looking to add a light-hearted twist to the alcohol offerings at their Halloween parties, you might consider jello shots. It’s kind of like adult candy! Preparation is simple. Boil a cup of water, pour into a mixing bowl,...
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Let Bloody Mary help you get into the Halloween spirit

October 11, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Let Bloody Mary help you get into the Halloween spirit

The Bloody Mary may be one of the New Orleans area’s favorite drinks at brunches and during some morning tailgating before a football game, but can there be a more appropriate time to have the dark, red, and spicy mixture than around Halloween? After all, it is a “Bloody Mary,” right? The name seems to...
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Feed the football soul: Keep tailgate meat preparation simple, tasty

September 15, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Feed the football soul: Keep tailgate meat preparation simple, tasty

Tailgating is a tradition in south Louisiana, and there’s no wondering why. You could start with a pretty passionate football fan base, but really people down here can turn any event into a reason to tailgate. Still, when you combine family, friends and something such as football, tailgating becomes a great way to spend a...
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You’re not allowed to wine in football. Wanna bet?

September 8, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on You’re not allowed to wine in football. Wanna bet?

September means the start of football season, and the start of football season means the start of football parties. But what should you bring for you and your friends to drink? A bottle of wine is a traditional gift often brought to parties, but one may not think wine is the kind of beverage to...
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No-fuss summer eats are the way to go

July 20, 2017 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on No-fuss summer eats are the way to go

When you’re hanging with your friends at the pool during the summer and you want a bite to eat, you’re probably thinking quick and easy. That’s understandable. When it’s all about logistics, what better finger food than the sandwich? Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket has all the things you’ll need to build the perfect sandwich, while keeping...
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The thrill of the grill … it’s that time of year!

July 10, 2017 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on The thrill of the grill … it’s that time of year!

Summer is barbecue season and Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket has everything you need to turn your backyard grill into a standout experience. Starting with that key ingredient – the meat for the barbecue – the Acquistapace Family goes to great lengths for customer satisfaction. Butchers in house at Acquistapace’s Covington location will trim the perfect cut...
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