Following in the footsteps of other local brands that ferment
food and drink, like Fab Ferments and The Pickled Pig, husband-and-wife
team Mercy Mabalot and Arie Vandenberg started Chimera Shrubs in June.
With the season of giving upon us, there
are a number of local drinking establishments that not only actively
give back, but also provide patrons with opportunities to support and
contribute as well — outside of just being entertaining drunks.
If you’re looking for a
neighborhood hangout that reminds you of someone’s sleek yet super-comfy
basement where you can meet your friends and enjoy a cup of great
coffee, Angst is going to be your new favorite
On a recent Saturday, my boyfriend Brian
and I headed to Woodstone Creek — I love a glass of a good red wine and
he’s always willing to sip straight whiskey, so it was the perfect place
for us to sample a selection of both.
The first thing you notice when walking
into Second Sight Spirits artisan distillery in Ludlow, Kentucky is the
smell: rum. Like two renegade pirates, founders Rick Couch and Carus
Waggoner have staked their claim in this little town since their grand
opening in April.
These days it’s pretty easy for foodies, wine-o’s and hop heads to delve into an appreciation of food, wine and craft beer. It becomes somewhat of a quest as we seek out better examples and interesting variations from the farthest reaches of the world.
When a celebrity opens a restaurant,
customers likely fall into two camps: those who only go there for the
celeb brand, or those who actually enjoy the food, drink and ambiance of
a place that happens to be helmed by a famous person.