‘Tis the season for giving thanks: for our health, families, jobs, and multitudes of things that give our lives joy and meaning. For victims of domestic violence, however, the holiday season can be an especially trying and difficult time of year. That is why at Riggs Distributing, Inc. we are supporting La Casa de las Madres support shelter with a special holiday event on December 15th, 2015 from 6:30-9:00pm.
From their website: “In 1976 La Casa de las Madres became California’s first and the nation’s second shelter dedicated to women and children escaping domestic violence. Today, that once-quiet shelter sustains a 24-hour lifeline for San Francisco Bay Area survivors, and La Casa offers a continuum of solutions evolved to meet the diverse and context-specific needs of women, their children, teens, and older adults surviving domestic violence.”
With their goal of responding to calls from help from domestic violence, La Casa works continuously to provide and expand their services to those in need.
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Tagged Culinary Events, Joanne Weir, Kitchen Gypsy, La Casa, La Casa de las Madres, Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, Thanksgiving, Wolf
Here at the Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, we are always creating recipes that satisfy any palate while also not straining one’s time, especially when the family has gathered for the holidays.
With that in mind here are two simple recipes for your Thanksgiving table that are satisfying and familiar, but are also versatile accompaniments to any autumnal/winter meal. Try them both with any protein (turkey of course!), New York Strip steaks, pork loin, lamb, etc. and you will have a delicious meal to share with your loved ones.
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Tagged Green Beans, Pomegranate Molasses, Root Vegetables, Sides, Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, Thanksgiving recipes, Thanksgiving Sides, Wolf appliances, Wolf Convection Steam Oven, Wolf CSO
If you have a kitchen remodel project underway or find yourself in desperate need to replace your suddenly defunct dishwasher, what spells value when shopping for a new dishwasher in today’s market?
Before you narrow your list of potential new appliances, you need to know what features you can expect to find in most, and what are the features that distinguish the best brands from the rest. Continue reading
Here at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Culinary Events Center at Riggs Distributing, we are constantly thinking about food and wine, and creating new menus bringing them together. Our talented Marketing Manager, Bryan Nies, has a passion for wine, and quickly became our resident wine expert. With a personal collection of over 200 bottles and a list of favorite boutique wineries that broadens our awareness of local great wine–Bryan is an endless resource for fresh ideas on wine selection this holiday season. Here are some of his unexpected wines for Thanksgiving dinner that may become a new favorite any time of year.
The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is full of big flavored dishes with contrasting flavors; green bean casseroles with sauce, stuffings, brussel sprouts, rich gravy, and sweet, tart cranberry sauce all compete on the palate in one delicious, family-focused meal. Finding the right wine to bring all of these elements together can be an almost impossible task. For example, choosing the American varietal Zinfandel, with its heavy berry flavors, seems like a like an obvious choice to match the cranberry sauce, but the usually higher alcohol content can make sipping this wine seem more like a strong cocktail, post bites of turkey, than a smooth compliment to the dinner.
Despite the mild Bay Area weather, autumn is here conjuring thoughts of the fast-approaching holidays and delicious pumpkin recipes. At the Riggs Distributing, Inc. Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, we have perfected pumpkin muffins with 3 tricks that will get raves every time you make them.
Pumpkin Muffins Convection Steam Oven
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Tagged CSO, Fall, Fall recipes, pumpkin, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin puree, recipe, recipes, Riggs Distributing, Riggs Distributing Showroom, Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, Wolf, Wolf appliance, Wolf Convection Steam Oven, Wolf CSO
On a recent Thursday evening in June when many local school-age students matriculated from preschool or high school, Standards of Excellence debuted its newest showroom location in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Santa Clara, and with it, a new brand identity: Monark Premium Appliances Co. The launch of the new location was symbolic of the changes taking place within the company, as it introduced it’s new identity as Monark.
The launch of the new showroom coincided with the debut of the new name and logo, all of which was celebrated at a very well-attended party in their new location on Santana Row in Santa Clara. As one who was required to attend one of these graduation ceremonies, I received the full report the next day.
Here are the highlights of an eventful evening:
In the San Francisco Bay Area, and especially here at the Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, summertime means backyard BBQs with family and friends. When prepared perfectly, baby back ribs are loved by adults and children and epitomize happy meals outdoors. Saucy, sweet and tangy in flavor and fall-off-the-bone tender in texture, our chefs at Riggs Distributing have developed a rib recipe, with multiple sauce variations utilizing the Wolf Convection Steam Oven. When it is time for your BBQ, considering a new technique: par-cooking the ribs in the convection steam oven before finishing on the Wolf outdoor grill for dramatic, delicious results.
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Tagged BBQ ribs, recipes, Ribs, Riggs Distributing, Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, Wolf, Wolf appliance, Wolf Convection Steam Oven, Wolf Oven
When the regional winners representing Northern California and Hawaii for the 2013-14 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest were announced in the spring of 2015, all of us at Riggs Distributing Inc. were thrilled as our region had not one but two regional winners. Over 1,400 designs were submitted globally with each entry featuring one major Sub-Zero and one major Wolf appliance, the competition was fierce among the best of the best. We are thrilled to share the inspiring designs from our regional winners.
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Tagged Appliance, appliances, architecture, Bay Area, Burlingame, design, KDC, kitchen, kitchen design, Kitchen Design Contest, Riggs Distributing, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, sub-zero and wolf, Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, Sub-Zero Refrigeration, Wolf, Wolf appliance
When the regional winners representing Northern California and Hawaii were announced for the 2013-14 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest this June, all of us at Riggs Distributing Inc. were thrilled as our region had not one but two regional winners. Over 1,400 designs were submitted globally with each entry featuring one major Sub-Zero and one major Wolf appliance, the competition was fierce among the best of the best. We are thrilled to share the inspiring designs from our regional winners.
Posted in Architecture, Community Events, Contemporary Design, Design highlight, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Design Contest, Miscellaneous, Product Highlights, Sub-Zero
Tagged architecture, kitchen design, Kitchen Design Contest, Sub-Zero, sub-zero and wolf, Sub-Zero Refrigeration, Wolf appliance