Is there a special occasion coming up that you would like to celebrate with good food? Are you in the Chico area? Do you want to eat Italian made with fresh local ingredients? Crush Italian Cuisine and Lounge, is a must.
What does Crush specialize in?
“Crush Dining Room and Lounge, a restaurant beyond any local experience, offers a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary. Specializing in Italian Flavors mixed with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients creates a vibrant menu of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant. The atmosphere is contemporary and chic with soft lighting and an oversized lounge that makes each guest feel like part of the excitement. Savor the fusion of market fresh foods to a wine list with over 100 selections guaranteed to meet the most discriminating palate. Come enjoy and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience.”
The menu is very simple, but still has a lot of options for everyone.
To start off, you are served bread with a side of olive oil and balsamic. The bread is warm, soft on the inside, and has a slight crunch to it. It is to die for!
The entrée chosen for this visit was a simple yet delicious “margherita” pizza. It has fresh mozzarella, basil, and locally made olive oil. There sauce does not overpower the pizza, every ingredient is well balanced with each other. Also, there mozzarella cheese is like no other. The crust is also warm and has a slight crunch. You also have the option to add on a topping, but you won’t be disappointed if you don’t.
If you’re looking for something sweet, be sure to try the Passion Fruit Creme Brulee. This scrumptious dessert will leave you taste buds water for more. The taste of the passion fruit is perfectly paired with the raspberries and their homemade whipped cream. The caramelized sugar top leave you wanting more. This desert is the perfect way to end your meal at Crush.
Established in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd focusing on “green” awareness and bringing attention to environmental issues around the world. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations and to help save the planet one bottle at a time!
How YOU can save the planet TODAY!
Ride your bike to school or work: Ditch the car! Get some exercise while saving the planet one ride at a time!
Plant a flower or a tree: Give back to our wonderful planet! Not only are you increasing the air quality but also providing food, protection, and a home to the animals and birds that we share this planet with!
Turn off you lights: Save a little on your electric bill while you are at it!
Recycle and Reuse: Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
Save on water: Buy a fun refillable water bottle that you enjoy sipping on!
Run Full Cycles: Make sure you washer and dishwasher are completely full before cleaning your clothes or dishes!
Reusable Grocery Bags: Decrease your usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution! It is estimated that Americans use over 100 billion plastic bags a year!
Enjoy some time outside: Earth Day is also a great reminder of how beautiful and amazing our planet is. Enjoy it! =)
March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the First Day of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day! What’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and useful information on both that will help you in preparation for the celebrations to come.
Spring Time Greatness:
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 20th. This is official the first day of Spring! Our clocks will spring forward for Daylight Saving on Sunday, March 11th.
The term Spring or “springtime” refers to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Starting your own garden, hiking , running, or playing a round of mini golf! More fun activities can be found at http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/spring-activities
All Things Green:
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th.
The popularity of Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clovers stems from St. Patrick using these plants to explain the holy trinity to the Irish. St. Patrick’s Day cannot be complete unless you are wearing green and everything around you is green! When celebrating, some show their Irish pride more than others. Check out the following link to explore some awesome traditions in celebration of St Patrick’s Day around the world. Maybe you can come up with your own traditions to start this year! http://www.hostelworld.com/blog/celebrating-st-patricks-day-around-the-w... Corned Beef & Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish that originated in New York (not Ireland). Find some more great Irish recipes at http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/irish-recipes-st-patricks-day.