52 Weeks in a Year to Stick to a Healthy Diet

by Andrew Adorno, DTR Martin’s is one of those lunch/dinner spots that warrants multiple return visits. For many customers, dining out at Martin’s can definitely be a weekly (or should I say daily) occurrence. Classic sandwiches, gourmet cheese plates, specialty salads, chef entrée specials, + fresh picks from the deli case are all reasons to

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DIY: WOODEN BEER CARRIER

Skip the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wooden beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold one as soon as you reach your destination. Whether it be the Fly, the lake, the park or your own backyard, Martin’s

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5 Things about Caviar

1.  Caviar hails from the Turkish word havyar which comes from khayah, the Persian word for egg2. Most of the world’s caviar is produced in the Caspian Sea 3. The people who make caviar are called Ikrjanschik. Before making caviar they must undergo an apprenticeship that lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years.4. Real caviar ranges

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Holiday Caviar

Martin’s carries an extensive collection of caviar and roe all year round, though the holidays bring some seasonal selections into the mix. Caviar can be kind of hard to incorporate into your holiday spread without knowing how, so we have included a few recipes and suggestions for you to try this year. Make your New

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DIY Holiday Ice Bucket

Keeping Champagne and wine chilled has never look better with these charming DIY holiday ice buckets! They’re colorful, festive and can be fully customized. Imagine kiwis, apples and flowers! They look beautiful sitting on a table and are perfect for holiday entertaining. Supplies: 2 different sized, inexpensive plastic buckets (a large one and one to fit inside that

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Snacking Smart During the Holidays

Snacking Smart During the Holidays by Andrew Adorno, NDTR Tis’ the season for holiday shopping! Do you find yourself pacing through the mall and grocery store aisles on an empty stomach? If so, you may find it more difficult to fight tempting urges for the nearest and most convenient processed snack or fast food option.

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Gluten Sensitivity and Alcohol

Gluten-free Guide by Andrew Adorno   Are you watching the amount of gluten in your diet? According to a national survey, about 29% of the nation is trying to reduce or avoid gluten in their diets. That is 1 in 3 people! While only around 1% of the population actually has celiac disease, an inherited

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Pumpkin Party Craft

What you’ll need pumpkin dry erase marker/pencil large serrated knife paring knife large wooden spoon/pumpkin scooper newspaper ice beverage of choice let’s do it Select a long, stretched-out pumpkin that’s already resting on its side (so it will have a flat, stable base). Place on top of newspaper for easy clean up later. Trace a

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Top Ten Essentials

The contemporary craft cocktail movement has become a popular sensation for bars and restaurants across the nation. Luckily though, you don’t need to be a professional to curate an excellent bar at home All you need is a few simple products to start making great cocktails. Stock your bar with these top ten essentials.

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Glassware Guide

The glass you are pouring your expertly crafted cocktail into is just as important as the drink itself. While glassware is often unconsidered, the construction of a glass will directly affect your cocktail. Get to know your glassware so you can really begin to perfect your favorite cocktail. Wine Glasses: Of course, we must first

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Bar Lingo

A Jigger, a sour, a what?! Bartending seems quite intimidating when using the obscure lingo to create a drink. But we broke down a few of the fundamentals to keeps things easy!  Finger: An informal unit of measurement, typically 2 fl oz. ICE: Neat: No Ice, No Mixer  |  Easy: Very little ice  |  On the

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Wine Pairing Tips

It is no secret that good wine is best enjoyed with good company or great food. And in the best case scenario, both! Finding good company can be as easy as shouting to your neighbor from your front porch, but creating a successful wine & food pairing can be quite the balancing act. Between fat, acid,

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Fourth of July Checklist

Everything you need for the weekend at Martin’s! Print this checklist here.   1. Cellar Savings Sale // 2&3. Red & White Wine // 4. Brews // 5. GoVino Glasses 6. Acrylic Tumblrs // 7. Martin’s Catering // 8. Martin’s Gourmet and Snacks

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Tiki Torch

What you need 1 replacement wick Empty liquor bottle 1/2″ x 3/8″ copper coupling (or whichever size fits your bottle) Nylon thread seal tape Tiki torch fluid Matches Directions Place the wick through the coupling Wrap the wick with the nylon tape to secure the coupling Wash the bottles with water Fill the bottom of the

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Wine Cork Plant Marker

Not sure which herb is which or what to do with all those leftover corks? We have got your solution, and trust us, it’s easy! 1. Write the name of the herb/plant on your leftover cork with a sharpie. 2. Grab some flexible flower wire from the craft store. 3. Wrap the wire around the

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Patio Wines

Looking for this Spring’s go to Patio Wines? Try one of these crisp, light wines to sip on this season. 1. Scharffenberger Brut Rose NV $24.99 “Peach and strawberry aromas & flavors that are not too overpowering, yet not too subtle, makes this the perfect Spring Patio Wine.” -Leah in Metairie 2. Saintsbury Vincent Vin

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Wine Pairings for Spring

It’s springtime. Do you know where your white wines are?  1. Grilled Lamb Burgers and Syrah Syrah and grilled lamb make a beautiful couple. In general, syrah is great with red meats and the smoky flavors of the grill. So if you don’t like lamb, try beef or sausages with your syrah.  2. Asparagus and

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