Hammer Blog

  • Mother's Day at the Hammer

    Mother's Day at the Hammer

    With free museum admission and free activities for the entire family, The Hammer has all you need for a fun, carefree Mother’s Day! Join us on Sunday, May 11 for Hammer Kids programming, all-day brunch, store discounts, and more.

  • AMMO Recipes | Asparagus & Burrata

    AMMO Recipes | Asparagus & Burrata

    The chefs at AMMO are excited to share their favorite recipes with you so that you can make them at home (and of course still enjoy them when you visit the Hammer). This Asparagus & Burrata appetizer is a special at AMMO for the month of March. From our chefs: This time of year, the asparagus from the central coast is starting to come in, and this is a very simple recipe that showcases this vegetable in all its deliciousness. It’s best to buy the asparagus from the farmers market for its freshness (usually harvested the day before) and superior quality. The burrata we use is made by a local manufacturer (Caseficio Gioia) in the City of Industry and is available in most cheese stores. We suggest you use the best olive oil you can get your hands on, as well as Maldon sea salt. THE RECIPE (serves 4)

  • AMMO Recipes | Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

    AMMO Recipes | Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

    Welcome to our newest blog series: AMMO Recipes! The chefs at AMMO are excited to share their favorite recipes with you so that you can make them at home (and of course still enjoy them when you visit the Hammer). This Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake is AMMO Cafe's February Dessert Special. THE RECIPE Dough: 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 3/4 sticks butter, cubed 2 whole eggs 1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting finished tart 1 tsp. vanilla extract Zest of 1 Meyer lemon Filling: 2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 3 egg yolks 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 Tbsp. Meyer lemon zest 1 tsp. Meyer lemon juice 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 scant cup sugar Equipment: Deep tart pan with removable bottom Instructions: Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter, and using a pastry