[HoDo Lounge + Kirsten Waverek of Studio West Homes + Dash & White]
Story by Kirsten Waverek, Studio West Homes
Photography by Penny Burns, Northern Stories
Whether it’s a neighborhood happy hour or a full weekend of forced family fun, a home holiday gathering can be a great opportunity to flex your festive expertise. To get our creative juices flowing and expand our party hosting horizons, we teamed up with one of the industry's best mixologists, Nate Stensgard of the HoDo Lounge. He broke down three seasonal sips that are sure to fill your guests with holiday cheer. To perfect our presentation, we took a quick trip to Dash & White to find glassware and serving options to pair with these perfect pours.
[TAYLOR & VALERIE SNELLING]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by M. Schleif Photography
If you’re in the fine-dining industry like Taylor Snelling, the end of the holidays marks a time to celebrate survival. To see how Mezzaluna dines after-hours, we joined Taylor and his wife, Valerie at their Brandt Crossing home in South Fargo. This time, instead of pampering the guests, their hardworking team took a seat and toasted to another successful year; in the kitchen, and behind the bar. We started with the main course of maple-glazed duck, paired it with a side of white sweet potato and apple risotto, then chased it with a hibiscus punch that’ll make you forget all about your new year’s resolutions.
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