At National Harbor, This Pizzeria Is Mixing up Something Special

Fiorella Pizzeria is National Harbor’s unofficial pizza joint, known for its supreme pie with tasty homemade fennel sausage, meatballs, roasted peppers and olives. But I really needed a drink. A manager at the Club Wyndham National Harbor recommended the cocktails at Fiorella and introduced me to its general manager. He was right––I discovered it had…

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Even the Driest Towns Can Have Innovative Distillers

Salt Lake City is a pioneer town owing its foundation to the brave men and women who broke the trail to this fertile valley in the 1800s. But, when it comes to spirits, the land has grown into a valley of unrest. In the ides of August 2021, I visited a local distillery about 15…

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These Healthy Vermont Mocktails Are Good As Gold

When it comes to mocktails, all that glitters is gold––at least in one Vermont town. Brattleboro’s premier vegan eatery, SuperFresh!, has a lineup of specialty golden drinks, which are perfect for celebrating your health or just commemorating a special event. Jessica Weston, the owner, has her own cookbook with recipes fit to empower any health-conscious…

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1911 Has Great Labels, Delicious Ciders and Might Just Replace Your Beer

Everyone has tried hard ciders, and chances are my impressions of them are shared among many: they are a tasty novelty, and you pick up a six-pack every few months just as a change of pace or to refresh your memory of their delicious sweetness. But perhaps too sweet to consume on a regular basis.…

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Best Mocktails in Philadelphia? There’s a Club For That

If you’re looking for the best mocktails in Philadelphia, you could head over to one of your favorite watering holes, or you could try the newest private club in town. Tucked within a jungle of skyscrapers along the Schuylkill River, the Fitler Club has a lively social environment with an impressive drink list of craft…

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Canned Cocktails Can Have Quality Ingredients

Emphasis on delicious since the market is saturated with cocktails in bottles, cans and bags, whose origins of ingredients are questionable at best. I was hesitant to go through a taste test for each of these alcoholic options in the slow march of trial-and-error because 1: it’s a lot of work, and 2: I’ve never…

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Two Brand New Cocktail Bars at Disney World

Disney World is renowned for its ability to offer a great experience to all age groups. Classic establishments, like the Enchanted Rose Lounge, and newer experiences, such as Oga’s Cantina, offer delicious cocktail and mocktail options for those looking to enjoy their time or just beat the Orlando heat. No idea what to get? Relax.…

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Can You Make Cocktails with Kombucha? Is It Still Healthy?

I once tried some of my older brother’s homemade kombucha. He pulled it out from beneath his kitchen sink, and that should have been my first red flag. The floaty chunks should have been the second. That was a common way to brew it a decade ago, but this flora-diverse and fizzy drink has come…

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Putting Steeped Coffee in an Espresso Machine

Look, I may not be able to tell if a coffee blend is mostly Peruvian or Columbian beans, but knowing “good” coffee is sort of like being the ONE in the Matrix. No one can tell you it’s good coffee, you just know it when you have it (have I lost the post-millennials already?). So…

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