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eat.drink.shop local

17 Dec

I’ve made discovery! Just miles from home, a new “indoor european style market” has popped up out of the blue, just in time for the holidays. It channels all good things…local food/wine/beer/spices, local crafters, rustic decor and a “shop local” mentality.


Prompted by a visit from out-of-town family this weekend, we paid a visit to the SoNo Marketplace and were pleasantly surprised. Some highlights:

  • a girl wandering with hot, garlicky clam samples! what service!
  • toffee almond dark chocolate graham crackers (king of treats?!)
  • concoct-your-own oatmeal (steel cut oats and EVERY mix-in under the sun)
  • gorgeous jewelry in all price ranges
  • cutest kids clothes (imagine the grinch, hand embroidered in felt onto a toddler tee)
  • gorgeous handmade leather bags (not currently in the budget, but I’ll be back)
  • a bar, tastefully stuck right in the middle of it all
  • christmas trees and wreaths for sale outside, a seasonal treat (I assume the market will extend outside in warmer months) Continue reading

Greatest Granola Bars. The Quest for the Tusk and Cup Recipe

12 Dec

I am obsessed. Have you ever tasted something just so good that you knew you’d spend your life casually trying to replicate it, knowing that you never would? That is the homemade granola bar at Tusk and Cup coffee shop. Three flavors, equally delicious, addictive and still marginally “healthy”, I know I’ll never succeed in creating their magic, but I am still going to try. Stay tuned.

Right there, in that white case on the counter. That’s where they keep the gold.

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