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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cocktails Inspired By CHiPs!

Excited about the upcoming "CHiPs" movie? Horrified by the upcoming "CHiPs" movie? Either way, we have cocktails for your "CHiPs" viewing pleasure, based on the original TV series! Mix up a few, park yourself on the sofa and have yourself a "CHiPs" marathon!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Visit to the Magic Land of Tequila!

This week at the Kitsch-en we're journeying to the magic land of tequila! We have a lovely tequila-based libation and an easy vegan appetizer! We'll see you in Tequilaland!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Drinks and Appetizers, 1937-Style!

Today is the Spring Equinox and, even though it doesn't feel like spring here in New York, at least it's sunny! Let's celebrate with some cocktails and eats! These are from the 1937 booklet, Through the Seasons with Seagrams. There's lots of choice here so, if you're not tantalized by Roquefort Tantalizers or tempted by Tuna Boats, maybe you'll be up for Celery Sticks! Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

We Survived Our First Live YouTube Broadcast!

We survived our first live broadcast on YouTube! We've been doing live video on both Facebook and Periscope for a while now, but YouTube is the final frontier, where we're exposed to everyone, not just people who already follow us. It was a lot of fun (and the cocktails didn't hurt)! Thank you SO much to everyone who tuned in and, if you missed it, it's still there (click here to visit our YouTube channel and please subscribe once you're there)! We will continue doing live broadcasts on both Facebook and YouTube, in addition to our regular episodes, "they" say live video is where it's at now, plus they're fun! You never know what will happen in a live broadcast!

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Eats, 1954-Style

If you have plans for St. Patrick's Day there just might be a bar or pub involved. Don't forget to eat! Here are a few ideas for unexpected St. Patrick's Day nibbles from The Holiday Cookbook, published by the Culinary Arts Institute. They won't see these dishes coming!

These sandwiches "spell real eating enjoyment." It must be the MSG!

It's a 1950s salad, so naturally gelatin is involved. 

It's called Dublin Pineapple Salad, so it must be legit! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Classic Cocktail!

Looking for something to drink this St. Patrick's Day that isn't beer or shots? We have a forgotten cocktail from the past - Irish Elegance, from 1948's The Bartender's Guide, by Patrick Gavin Duffy? His name makes me think he might know a thing or two about Irish cocktails!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en Gets Around

I had the honor of interviewing some fabulous vendors while at Tiki Oasis last August and I just discovered that a few of the videos are now online! I've added them to our playlist "Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en Gets Around," on our YouTube channel. Reliving them is like a welcome dose of summer sun, since we got 28" of snow yesterday!