Archives for March 9, 2017

All-Natural Hamptons Salt is a Foodie Favorite From the Atlantic to the Pacific! Artisan salts that you will love!



Daily Chef collection

Hamptons Salt Company’s range of artisan salts have become a popular addition to the shelves in specialty food markets in the Hamptons & New York and now they are available in Massachusetts, Florida & California. These all-natural salts are a great alternative to processed salts, which is not only great tasting and comes in a variety of flavors, but also a healthier, unrefined option for you and your family. Each salt has a unique taste profile based on the sea from where it originated, making these raw, smoked and flavor infused salts a unique component to your dishes and a favorite among foodies and professional chefs.


These salts are an increasingly popular element in Hamptons restaurants such as Baron’s Cove, where it is used in a cocktail; Osteria Salina, where it is used on the restaurant’s signature steak; and The Greenwich and the Southampton Inn, where it is offered as a table salt. Recently, these eminent salts have found their way to the West Coast, namely to Los Angeles’ rustic-chic café Croft Alley in Melrose Place.


Sourced from around the world, popular Hamptons Salt Company has also been building a store presence on shelves across the country in 2016. The salts are sold at upscale locations such as Chelsea Market’s Bowery Kitchen, Hammertown’s 3 locations in the Hudson Valley (Rhinebeck, Pine Plains & now Great Barrington MA.) and at the Village Cheese Shoppe’s locations in Southampton & West Palm Beach, Florida) or those who are not located near a retail location, Hamptons Salts can be shipped nationwide from its website straight to your kitchen.


Available in 29 different varieties, there is a flavor of Hamptons Salt to suit everyone’s taste buds – from raw salts to the unique tastes of flavor infused salts, which run the gamut from tangy Lime to the super spicy Ghost Pepper to the sweet Vanilla bean or the ultra-decadent Black Truffle salt. Hamptons Salt Founder & CEO Peter Pierce sources products from all over the globe to offer gourmands a wide-ranging variety of all-natural salt varietals. Celebrity fans include Swizz BeatzKatie LeeAlex GuarnaschelliPat LaFriedaSonja Morgan and Jill Zarin.

Flavor seeker collection

My family had the opportunity to receive samples and try these out for ourselves! They are a hit and even my son gives them a thumbs up! He loves the Smoked Hickory Salt on his french fries! 

About Hamptons Salt Company:

Peter Pierce founded Hamptons Salt Company upon discovering the abundance of chemical-laden table salt varieties and wanted to find a safe, delicious alternative to serve to his two children. Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt. Hamptons Salt’s merchants scour the world to offer you the best selection of raw salts, flavored salts or smoked salts. All of its salts are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives. Each salt has a unique taste profile based on the sea from where it originated and the natural minerals are not stripped out like refined salt. Hamptons Salt currently offers 29 salt varieties from around the world.  You can experience Bali Pyramid or Cypress Flake without leaving your kitchen.  For some flavor, try Vermont Maple Syrup, Smoked Chardonnay Oak or the almost too hot Ghost Pepper ($19.99-$24.99).


In addition, Hamptons Salt Company offers assortments of Hamptons Salt for the perfect hostess gift or foodie. Each collection comes in its own sleek black gift box.  Collections include The Bartender, with Jalapeno, Lime and Lemon salt varieties ($59.99); The Flavor Seeker with five 1 oz. mini jars with Black Truffle, Garlic, Ghost Pepper, Smoked Hickory and Rosemary salt varieties ($39.99); The Daily Chef contains a 14 oz. jar of Cooking Salt, and 4 oz. jars of Finishing and Garlic salts ($44.99); The Connoisseur containing the four most luxurious salts Hamptons Salt sells including Fleur de Sel, Black Truffle, Porcini and Smoked Chardonnay Oak ($99.99); The Globe Trotter contains raw salts from corners of the globe including Himalayan Pink, Bali Pyramid, Cyprus Flake and Himalayan Black ($69.99); The Grillmaster with the most popular varieties perfect for the grill including Smoked Hickory, Smoked Mesquite and Espresso salt varieties ($59.99);The Collector includes 20 varieties of Hamptons Salt in mini 1 oz. jars ($149.99)


For more information on Hamptons Salt Company, visit





Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Photos were provided. I highly recommend!


Lent Friendly Dining: New Sustainable Shrimp Dishes at Rubio’s Coastal Grill


Along with their famous Original Fish taco, Rubio’s is one of few fast casual restaurants to offer a wide selection of grilled seafood tacos, burritos and bowls for readers who are looking for alternatives to red meat and poultry during the 40-day Lenten period.

In addition to tried-and-true favorites, Rubio’s has also two brand new shrimp dishes to the menu. Featuring sustainable shrimp and a chef-crafted spicy chili aioli sauce, the brand new Panko Crusted Shrimp Two Taco Plate and Burrito!

I had the opportunity to try the Burrito and it is one of my new favorites from Rubio’s! 

Rubio’s Panko-Crusted Crispy Shrimp dishes feature sustainable shrimp crusted with panko-bread crumbs complemented by Rubio’s chef-crafted chile aioli sauce, creating the most satisfying combination of sweet and spicy flavors and crispy texture in every bite. The Panko-Crusted Crispy Shrimp Two Taco Plate features crispy shrimp placed atop warm stone-ground corn tortillas topped with chile aioli sauce, salsa verde, crunchy fresh cabbage, and cilantro and onion mix, and is served with no-fried™ pinto beans and sea-salted tortilla chips. The Panko-Crusted Crispy Shrimp Burrito wraps the crispy shrimp, chile aioli sauce, salsa verde, citrus rice, cabbage, and cilantro and onion mix in a toasted flour tortilla.

For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill, please visit Guests can also join the conversation on Facebook at

About Rubio’s® Restaurants:

Rubio’s first opened in 1983, in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Bay. Today, counting the ocean as a source of inspiration, Rubio’s uses sustainable seafood in nearly all of its seafood dishes, and continues to expand its menu with innovative recipes ranging from seafood tacos and burritos to California Bowls and crisp, fresh salads. In addition, Rubio’s offers all natural grilled marinated chicken and steak, “no fried” pinto beans, handmade guacamole, a variety of proprietary salsas, and craft beer, wine and sangria beverage options. The award-winning restaurant regularly receives accolades for its famous Original Fish Taco®. It was also recently ranked as one of Fast Casual’s ‘Top 50 Movers and Shakers’ as well as one of the top five most loved fast casual chains ranked by Foodable Labs and Digital CoCo. Rubio’s participates in a variety of community partnership efforts throughout the year including being a member of the Blue Business Council and hosting Rubio’s annual CoastFest celebration and beach cleanup. Rubio’s is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has over 4,000 employees and currently operates more than 200 restaurants in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Florida. For more information, visit

Self Disclosure: I had the opportunity to try one of the new menu items for free to facilitate this post. Information and image was also provided.