Posts Tagged 'coffee'

Foodie Friday: Drink it Up! 4 Refreshing Beverage Trends of 2019

Cheers to the weekend! If you’re like me, there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down with friends over a great beverage—be it a hot cup of coffee, a pint of beer, or craft cocktail—to unwind after a long week.

Today, we’ll look at 4 emerging trends in beverages, and learn more about the creative, flavorful, and refreshing drinks making a delicious statement on the sippable scene.

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Foodie Friday: The Wake-Up Cup–7 Reasons We’re Buzzing About Coffee

Strange but true: Not everyone likes coffee. But if you’re among the roughly 83% of Americans who drink coffee, you understand the appeal of this warm, evocative, friendly-bitter drink. Whether you drink it to accompany your breakfast and start your day, sip it during a well-deserved break from work, or savor it with a dessert course, the beloved cup of joe is a favorite of foodies the world over. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: It’s National Doughnut Day!

“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”

—H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book

It’s National Doughnut Day—a perfect excuse for each of us to kick back after the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures.

One of my all-time favorites is the classic Krispy Kreme Doughnut. I have enjoyed these little gems on occasion for more than 30 years. The simplicity of the original-glazed recipe and the genius “hot now” neon sign marketing work together to give this irresistible treat some serious staying power and cultural cache. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: TV Dinner! 4 Fictional Restaurants You Can Actually Visit

“Breaking Bad” stars at the real-life Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up location in Albuquerque

Have you ever watched one of your favorite TV shows and thought, “I wonder if that coffee is any good” or, “I could go for some of that pie right now”? You’re in luck! Whether limited-run pop-up events or permanent tourist attractions, many of the iconic restaurants, bars, and cafés from beloved scripted settings have been made into real-life locales. Today, we’ll look at 4 fictional restaurants that TV-fan foodies can visit in real life.

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Foodie Friday: Buzzing About National Caffeine Awareness Month

Falling asleep at your desk? Good news: It’s National Caffeine Awareness Month! While true coffee and tea enthusiasts don’t need any particular reason to sip their preferred form of happiness in a cup, this serendipitous celebration of buzz-inducing beverages gives us a perfect excuse to explore the delicious and energizing world of trending caffeinated drinks.

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Foodie Friday: The Pumpkin-Spiced Season

Pumpkin spice coffee with whipped cream and caramel
Tuesday marked the Autumnal Equinox, or the first official day of fall. For many of us, this ushers in a season change in the way we eat—from cookouts to slow cookers, spicy dishes  to comfort foods, and fresh salads to potatoes and beets. Of course, nothing has become more associated with fall than the pumpkin. Having risen to fame thanks to menu items like Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, this once-humble gourd is now a seasonal superstar. Here’s a closer look at this celebrated squash: (more…)

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Foodie Friday: The Most Important–4 Reasons to Love Breakfast Anytime

breakfast at tiffay's

Michael:  “What have we always said is the most important thing?”
George Michael:  “Breakfast.”
Michael:  “Family.”
George Michael:  “Oh right. Family. I thought you meant of the things you eat.”

— the Bluths, Arrested Development

Happy Foodie Friday! In light of the icy winter storms that have overtaken much of the US this past week, we’re grabbing our emergency milk and bread and celebrating the joy of brinner—also known as breakfast for dinner. Here are four reasons we think the most important meal of the day is the perfect choice anytime of day(more…)

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Foodie Friday: The Classic Glazed Krispy Kreme

promo_KrispyKremeDozen“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”

—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. from Life’s Little Instruction Book

As the weekend approaches, it’s a great time for each of us to step back from the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures. One of my all-time favorites is the Krispy Kreme Doughnut. I have enjoyed these little gems on occasion for more than 30 years. The simplicity of the original-glazed recipe and the genius “hot now” neon sign marketing work together to give this irresistible treat some serious staying power and cultural cache. (more…)

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