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Infused, Smoked and Barrel-Aged Runamok Maple Syrups
Adding "flavors" does not necessarily improve a product (as we all may have learned from the vodka industry). And true maple syrup lovers know that nothing more is needed than the golden-hued goodness itself. Fortunately, Runamok Maple's premiere...
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Eating Europe Food Tours
When you're in a new city for one night, randomly picking a restaurant from the lists friends have emailed (or what Yelp or Instagram might suggest) has the potential to be a bust. But also, there's no interaction with the city and its people...
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Treehouse Chocolate's Four Drinking Chocolates
Winter may be officially over in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn't mean hot chocolate has to disappear from people's radar until temperatures cool again. For some of us, it makes for a viable alternative to coffee in the morning—with some...
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Sustainability at Olas Verdes
It’s somewhere between the oddly low organic-juice-bar-to-streetlight-ratio and the packs of chickens that freely roam the streets of Nosara that it hits visitors: eating local isn’t a buzzy concept here, it’s a way of life. Long before tourists schlepped...
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Delta Blues Rice
Sure, it's easy to know your tomatoes come from the community garden, berries from Berkshire County, grass-fed beef from Lancaster, PA—but knowing where your rice comes from is a little harder. From the Mississippi Delta comes an effort to bring...
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The Bronx Hot Sauce
If you've ever wanted to know what the Bronx tasted like, this locally made hot sauce comes close. Made from serrano peppers grown in community gardens throughout the borough, the homegrown condiment is a result of teamwork between the students and...
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Other Brother Olive Oil
Other Brother olive oil first caught our attention with their aesthetic: their 250mL Shorty tin of Growers Blend is a little smaller than a can of beer, easy to grip, and by far the cutest olive oil packaging we've come across, thanks to the sign...
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Bees Knees Spicy Honey
Brooklyn's MixedMade offers just two products: spicy maple syrup (Trees Knees, as they call it) and spicy honey. The latter is made in small batches using raw honey from Hudson Valley beekeepers and infusing chili peppers—and one large pepper gets...
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Kimchi Kooks
Kimchi has always been a source of Korean pride—yet the obligatory side dish (and cultural symbol) has made headlines in the past few years as cheaper Chinese imports have taken over restaurants and supermarkets. New Yorkers now can get a taste...
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Word of Mouth Baltimore: Food and Drink
by Emily Bihl For a city whose cultural points of recognition are commonly “The Wire” or John Waters, Baltimore is a constantly evolving town that has a lot to offer visitors and locals of all types, as we learned in our video guide to the city a...
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Word of Mouth Denver: Cannabis and Culinary Culture
The hype surrounding the highly regulated legalization of retail marijuana in Colorado has subsided in the last six months, with tax revenue forecasts being taken down a notch and the absence of statewide hysteria confirming what may have motivated...
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Brooklyn Sesame Halva Spread
Taking Brooklyn by storm is newcomer Brooklyn Sesame, whose debut product breaks down dense, crumbly blocks of sweet halva (Arabic for "dessert") into a delicious spread for more versatile munching. Halva is a traditional food enjoyed all over...
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The Jam Stand
Ever since we discovered boozy jams made from local spirits, our expectations for unique, bold flavors have drastically increased—and the offerings from Brooklyn-based The Jam Stand do not disappoint. Founders Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle aren...
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Shire City Herbals Fire Cider
by Eva Glettner People have been searching for preventative and homeopathic treatments for the common cold for centuries, and one such remedy is Fire Cider, which has been all but perfected by Shire City Herbals, a Massachusetts-based family-run...
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CHI, Beijing
So far in Beijing, the exploration of culinary culture has mainly moved on the boundaries of regional ethnic food. Spicy Sichuan delicacies—which used to have a strong grasp on the capital’s food scene in the past decade—passed the torch to the natural...
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CO Everywhere App
At times—even in NYC—it can feel like nothing is happening nearby. To keep you connected CO Everywhere lets users tap into any area, whether you're physically there or not. The easy-to-navigate app lets you zero in on a specific location—be it a...
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The Pharmacy Burger Parlor
There isn't anything medicinal about The Pharmacy Burger Parlor, but a trip to the East Nashville eatery can certainly make diners feel better. The restaurant's focus is on local ingredients and house-made treats—a variety of frankfurter wurstchen...
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Puff's Preserves
Whether it's homemade vodka popsicles or alcoholic cupcakes, the CH staff seems partial to sweet treats that involve a little tipple. A welcome newcomer is Denver-based Puff's Preserves; handcrafted small-batch boozy jams that spice up any ho-hum...
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De Kas, Amsterdam
by Jennifer Miller Imagine eating dinner inside a house made almost entirely of glass. The walls are eight meters high and one can see vibrant gardens, nesting storks and rows upon rows of tall climbing vines, strung with leaves and laden with tomatoes...