Downtown Disney District Adss Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes

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The Downtown Disney District location will be the first for Black Tap to introduce its enhanced counter service style. After ordering and once you’re seated, a Black Tap team member will take any of your other menu, drink and CrazyShake orders. This will also be the first location where CrazyShakes can be ordered to go from a take-out Shake Window.

What’s so crazy about these shakes? Why are these burgers award-winning? READ MORE

 

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What is Kombucha and How to Make it

Kombucha (also tea mushroomtea fungus, or Manchurian mushroom when

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Kombucha, including the culture of bacteria and yeast

referring to the culture; botanical name Medusomyces gisevii Lindau is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescentsweetened blackor green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. Sometimes the beverage is called kombucha tea to distinguish the name from the kombucha culture of bacteria and yeast.

 

he exact origins of kombucha as a drink are not known.[7] It is thought to have originated in the area of Northeastern China, and was traditionally consumed there, but also in Russia and eastern Europe

Tepache (Fermented Pineapple) Recipe

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Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe whole pineapple (or use just the peels)
  2. 1 cup raw cane sugar (Rapadura, panela or Piloncillo)
  3. 5 whole cloves.
  4. 1 whole cinnamon stick.
  5. 1 quart purified water.
  6. 1/2-1 tsp (or 4g) brewer’s yeast (optional) This increases the alcohol content of the brew.

See Website:

https://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/tepache-fermented-pineapple-brew

 

MCCN Interview with La Nina del Mezcal interview

Interview from 3rd Annual Taste of Mexico:

Dave Miller: How did you get into doing Mezcal?

Cecilia:  Well um, kind of a long story but just to put it short… It was a trip that I took to Oaxaca about four or five years ago and the it was the first time I was there taking in the culture, taking in the people and the taste of Mezcal.  It occurred to me that people in Mexico were not appreciating it as they should so I started going back to Oaxaca and learning about Mezcal.  It is very extensive.  And then I started writing about it.  And that’s how the blog started and people started calling me la nina del Mezcal.  (Watch Interview for more)

 

Fine Wine and Dr. King

Three men from different backgrounds and strongly differing beliefs met totally by chance on a rainy evening in Atlanta. While sipping fine wine the wide divide in their beliefs did not disappear, but for a time, Jim Sander’s hospitality and a mutual enjoyment of the wine bound them together in pleasant conversation, and a little known but historic meeting passed into history.

Taste Of The Caribbean: Cola Couronne, Haiti’s #1 Soft Drink

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On Visit in Haiti.  See our Drinks

The soda dates all the way back to 1924, and everyone here seems to love it. Literally 200px-cola_couronne_bottleeveryone I asked confirmed that Couronne is the #1 soda in Haiti. There was no second place brand; no honorable mention mentioned. In Haiti, it seems, it’s Cola Couronne or nothing… and that’s not really such a bad thing.

Electric-orange in color, Couronne bears a sweetly-carbonated aroma that takes me right back to my childhood in St. Croix when my parents would buy us cases of Fanta in assorted flavors. They always came in tall glass bottles, which we took great care in returning to our local gas station.

In Haiti, you’ll almost always find Cola Couronne in tall glass bottles as well. My friend Jonathan, who used to work in the Coca-Cola plant where they make Couronne, explained to me that there is no aluminum in Haiti.  READ MORE

Woodland Hills, High Tea Cottage

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What a wonderful little spot in the San Fernando Valley.  The High Tea Cottage is located one block south of Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hill.  The staff is friendly and don’t be surprised if they engage in conversation with.

Crystal and Julia at High Tea Cottage

Look out for special days like Downton Abbey Teacher or Customer Appreciation day which prices are slashed in half.  I was fortunate to visit on a Good Friday customer appreciation day.

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We started with tea and delight fruit salad.  Then we enjoyed our tea sandwiches and scones and enjoyed our fruit filled Belgian chocolate cups.

Address: 21938 Costanso St, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

 

Greek Wine Choices

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There are over 300 indigenous grapes grown in Greece with the major ones rocking names like Agiorghitiko, Roditis, and Limnio. Fret not, you really don’t need to pronounce these grapes to enjoy them. Greek wine spans the spectrum from light and crisp to heavy and sweet white wines and light, delicate to heavy and bold reds. This is a part of the wine world really worth exploring.